Homeopathy 2013; 102(03): 225-229
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2013.05.003
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Phenomenology and homeopathy

Tom Whitmarsha

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Received10 December 2012
revised29 April 2013

accepted07 May 2013

Publication Date:
29 December 2017 (online)

There is a great overlap between the way of seeing the world in clinical homeopathy and in the technical philosophical system known as phenomenology. A knowledge of phenomenologic principles reveals Hahnemann to have been an unwitting phenomenologist. The ideas of phenomenology as applied to medicine show that homeopathy is the ideal medical system to fulfill the goals of coming ever closer to true patient concerns and experience of illness.

a Formerly of Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital, Glasgow G12 9UY, United Kingdom