The journal Homeopathy, published by the UK Faculty of Homeopathy, a member of ECH, has been given an impact factor (IF) for 2017 of 1.16, an increase of more than 50% on its previous assessment. An IF…
Homeopathy, therapeutic of the living individual, based on experience (“Experience Based Medicine”)
All science is defined by an object and a method and must result in the discovery of knowledge of universal value. It must also be based on verifiable observations and rigorous reasoning. Therefore, we will present during this congress:
A clear and precise definition of the object of homeopathy which is the human being as a living individual.
Clinical cases illustrating the therapeutic method based on a settled empiricism, by application of the “law” of similarity. Validity of the homeopathic method is based on the presentation of duly documented, singular, numerous and very diverse cases. In this sense, homeopathy could be thought of as an “Experience based medicine”.
The congress will be designed along two axes, intimately articulated:
Presentation of rigorous clinical experiences, with sufficient distance, representing the various “currents” of homeopathy.
Presentation of the object of homeopathy, in the preamble, and development of theoretical and scientific aspects at the end of each half-day of the congress, coming to articulate, to the presented clinical cases.
This method of organization, divided in two, should pave the way for a new way of presenting homeopathy able to unify theory and practices on the one hand, and able, also, to make our discipline more presentable and comprehensible for the all the medical and scientific communities and thus join the methods currently recognized by the “Evidence Based Medicine” label.
Philippe Marchat, Pascale Laville
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