Repositioning Individualized Homeopathy as a Psychotherapeutic Technique With Resolvable Ethical Dilemmas

  title={Repositioning Individualized Homeopathy as a Psychotherapeutic Technique With Resolvable Ethical Dilemmas},
  author={Jonathan E. Prousky},
  journal={Journal of Evidence-based Integrative Medicine},
  • Jonathan E. Prousky
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Evidence-based Integrative Medicine
The author puts forth the argument that the complementary and alternative medicine community should endorse specific aspects of the entire individualized homeopathic process, including its unique holistic consultation process, having dedicated lengths of time to enumerate the complete illness context, and the prescribing of homeopathic remedies, to reposition this modality as a psychotherapeutic technique. Moreover, placebo effects derived from homeopathic remedies could be used to further… Expand
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