Can homeopathy learn something from psychoanalysis?

  • H Van Hootegem
  • Published 2007 in
    Homeopathy : the journal of the Faculty of…


This paper attempts to demonstrate how some insights from psychoanalysis can be useful in homeopathic treatment. I discuss three concepts: I illustrate these concepts with the case of a 23-year-old woman with chronic fatigue syndrome. (1) The working alliance: comparing medical alliance with a psychodynamic alliance. (2) The dream-function: serious somatic disorders can be the result of a blocked dream function, the restoration of the capacity to dream may lead to the disappearance of these disorders, homeopathy can help in this process. (3) The transgenerational influence: some traumatic, concealed events from the lives of ancestors can influence their descendants.

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@article{Hootegem2007CanHL, title={Can homeopathy learn something from psychoanalysis?}, author={H Van Hootegem}, journal={Homeopathy : the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy}, year={2007}, volume={96 2}, pages={108-12} }