2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2006.06.004
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Evidence of the principle of similitude in modern fatal iatrogenic events

Abstract: Samuel Hahnemann attributed fundamental importance to the principle of similitude, promoting it to a 'natural law'. Observing that enantiopathic or allopathic treatment produced enduring aggravation of the disease symptoms after a brief and transitory initial relief, he systematised homeopathic treatment, prescribing substances that provoke similar symptoms in healthy individual. Based on clinical and experimental observations, he anticipated the concept of homeostasis, dividing the effects of substances into:… Show more

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“…Além do possível agravamento da doença de base (AVE, cetoacidose diabética, IAM, crise asmática grave, respectivamente), a suspensão abrupta e indiscriminada dos medicamentos enantiopáticos poderá desencadear a reação paradoxal ou efeito rebote do organismo (reação vital) causando eventos graves e fatais [6][7][8] . Como desprezar a probabilidade da ocorrência destas iatrogenias nesta conduta homeopática imprudente?…”
Section: Prática Clínicaunclassified
“…Além do possível agravamento da doença de base (AVE, cetoacidose diabética, IAM, crise asmática grave, respectivamente), a suspensão abrupta e indiscriminada dos medicamentos enantiopáticos poderá desencadear a reação paradoxal ou efeito rebote do organismo (reação vital) causando eventos graves e fatais [6][7][8] . Como desprezar a probabilidade da ocorrência destas iatrogenias nesta conduta homeopática imprudente?…”
Section: Prática Clínicaunclassified
“…Since 1998, we have been scientifically grounding the principle of therapeutic similarity through the systematic study of the "rebound effect" of modern drugs ("paradoxical reaction" of the organism), [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] showing the manifestation of this secondary and opposite reaction of the organism after the primary action of numerous classes of drugs. At the end of 2013, we published a review on the rebound effect of drugs in this journal, 13 showing the extent of the phenomenon and alerting health professionals about the serious consequences that this unknown adverse event can cause.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…the principle of siMilarity in the light of Modern pharMacology [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] Building a bridge between the principle of similarity and modern scientific rationality, hundreds of studies de-scribed, in recent medical literature, the occurrence of secondary and opposite reactions of the organism after the primary actions of different drugs, confirming the homeopathic postulate. As mentioned previously, this secondary action or organism's reaction, which manifests itself automatically and instinctively in order to maintain the homeostasis of the system, is described by contemporary pharmacology and physiology as the rebound effect of the drugs, or paradoxical reaction of the organism, respectively.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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