Homeopathy 2011; 100(03): 144-147
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.04.002
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Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2011

The frequency of dietary references in homeopathic consultations

Rubens Dolce Filho

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Publication History

Received14 May 2010
revised03 December 2010

accepted11 April 2011

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

A retrospective quantitative study on dietary references found in medical records of 2753 patients attending consultations from 10/1/1994 to 5/31/2007 was conducted. The symptoms found in the rubrics relating to food and drink aggravation and amelioration, aversion and craving of homeopathic repertories reflect diets at different places and times and do not correspond fully, to contemporary gastronomy. Desires for sweet and spicy foods were statistically more frequent, revealing the prevailing taste for such food among the studied population. Food cravings should be carefully analyzed before considering them as indications for choosing homeopathic therapy, they are less significant than aversions, aggravations and ameliorations.