Difference between Homeopathic and Allopathic

Difference between Homeopathic and Allopathic



1.     Homoeopathy address the underlying cause. and attempts to cure the illness.

1.     Allopathy usually palliates the symptoms of illness, without addressing the underlying cause.

2.     Homoeopathic medicines are free of side effects and toxicity.

2.   Medicines may cause side effects in some cases and in the worst cases, may hasten or lead to death from toxicity.

3.     Homoeopathy prefers single, simple medicine in single dose at a time.

3.   Massive dose and different medicines are prescribed at a time.

4.     In Homoeopathy Medicines are taken in general uncommonly, and only as often as needed.

4.    In Allopathy medicines (for chronic illness) are taken continuously and indefinitely.

5.     Homoeopathy was founded by Dr. C.S.F. Hahnemann.


5.  No particular name can be mentioned as a founder of Allopathy.


6.     The word Homoeopathy is a combination of two words: ‘Homoeos’ meaning ‘Similar and ‘pathos’ meaning ‘sufferings

6.  The word Allopathy is a combination of two words: ‘Allos’ meaning ‘Dissimilar’ and ‘pathos’ meaning ‘sufferings’

7.     The basic principle of Homoeopathy is ‘Similia Similibus Curantur’ which means ‘Likes cure likes’

7.  There is no basic or fixed principle in Allopathy.

8.     Homoeopathy emphasizes the dynamic concept of life. It believes that the body of an organism is material which is governed by the immaterial dynamic spiritual vital force. This vital force animates the body and differentiate it from the non-living things.

8.  Allopathic emphasize the materialistic concept of life. There is no theory of vital force.

9.     Homoeopathy is a holistic method of treatment. It treats the person as a whole and do not divide it into parts for treatment.

9.   Allopathy does not believe in holistic concept. They treat the diseased tissues of organs of the body and leave the whole.

10.  Homoeopathy emphasizes the individualization of the disease as well as the medicines. They believe that no two persons are alike in health or in disease. Therefore no two persons should be treated alike. Similarly each medicine has its own peculiar action which another medicine cannot produce. Thus whole concept of homoeopathy is based on individualization. In homoeopathy we treat a case by taking striking, peculiar, rare and uncommon symptoms of the patient for diagnosis and treatment.

10. In Allopathy diseases are known by their nosological names. The common symptoms are used to diagnose the disease. There is no individualization of either the disease of the drug. Therefore they have particular medicines for particular disease.


11.  Homoeopathy believes in dynamic cause of the disease. They say disease is nothing but the derangement of the dynamic vital force by dynamic morbific agents inimical to life. We believe that the bacteria, viruses, parasites etc. are the end-products of the disease; they are in fact the scavengers of the disease.

11. There is no definite relation between the  disease and the medicines.





12.  The homoeopathic medicines works on symptoms-similarity basis.

12.  Allopathy believes in material cause of the disease. They call bacteria, viruses, parasites etc. as the sole cause of the disease. Therefore. Their treatment focuses of removing these microorganisms from the affected part.

13.  The drugs used in homoeopathy are obtained by ‘drug proving’ carried out on the healthy human beings. The medicine which possess the power of producing symptoms similar to a particular disease in a healthy human being is capable of treating the symptoms in a sick individual.

13. Most of the druge in allopathy are proved on animals and therefore their actual effects on human body cannot be ascertained with accuracy.

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