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Individualized Homeopathy: A Consideration of Its Relationship to Psychotherapy.

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Davidson, J; Jonas, W
Published in: J Altern Complement Med
August 2016

OBJECTIVES: The benefit and potential mechanisms of action of homeopathy have long been debated. Almost entirely neglected has been the study of individualized homeopathy (IH) as a form of psychotherapy, which incorporates factors that are common to most therapies while using processes that are specific to IH. METHODS: Recent research into the therapeutic components of IH is reviewed; similarities and differences between IH and other forms of psychotherapy are also described. RESULTS: IH includes elements found in humanistic therapy and narrative medicine and additionally incorporates idiographic material in treatment selection. It is structured in a manner that takes maximum advantage of the components of the placebo effect, which could further expand its effectiveness beyond those conditions thought usually amenable to psychotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: It is possible that IH entails specific psychotherapeutic processes in addition to possible therapeutic action of the homeopathic remedy, but the relative contributions of each remain to be determined. Suggestions are given for future research.

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J Altern Complement Med

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EISSN

1557-7708

Publication Date

August 2016

Volume

22

Issue

8

Start / End Page

594 / 598

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Psychotherapy
  • Precision Medicine
  • Humans
  • Homeopathy
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 

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Davidson, J., & Jonas, W. (2016). Individualized Homeopathy: A Consideration of Its Relationship to Psychotherapy. J Altern Complement Med, 22(8), 594–598. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2015.0365
Davidson, Jonathan, and Wayne Jonas. “Individualized Homeopathy: A Consideration of Its Relationship to Psychotherapy.J Altern Complement Med 22, no. 8 (August 2016): 594–98. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2015.0365.
Davidson J, Jonas W. Individualized Homeopathy: A Consideration of Its Relationship to Psychotherapy. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Aug;22(8):594–8.
Davidson, Jonathan, and Wayne Jonas. “Individualized Homeopathy: A Consideration of Its Relationship to Psychotherapy.J Altern Complement Med, vol. 22, no. 8, Aug. 2016, pp. 594–98. Pubmed, doi:10.1089/acm.2015.0365.
Davidson J, Jonas W. Individualized Homeopathy: A Consideration of Its Relationship to Psychotherapy. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Aug;22(8):594–598.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Altern Complement Med

DOI

EISSN

1557-7708

Publication Date

August 2016

Volume

22

Issue

8

Start / End Page

594 / 598

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Psychotherapy
  • Precision Medicine
  • Humans
  • Homeopathy
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine