Allopathic Medicine

Allopathic Medicine refers to the practice of treating disease by means of the opposite rather than by the same – as in homeopathic medicine. All traditional medicine contains aspects of allopathic, homeopathic, and naturopathic principles while they are not always articulated as such. It is only in modernity that these generally coexistent principles have been separated into radically diverse practices of medicine. Allopathic medicine sometimes refers to the current dominant paradigm of Western medicine which has only been so for one century and is essentially biochemical and mechanical in practice – sometimes also referred to as biomedicine. Allopathy is used in Oriental medicine and in Heilkunst – Hahnemann’s complete method which contains homeopathy – but is recognized as a last resort when the patient’s own mind, body and immunity cannot be supported or stimulated to heal itself.