Homœopathic Links 2019; 32(03): 127-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697947
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Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial

Bindu Sharma
1  Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, India
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Publication Date:
24 September 2019 (online)

Drug proving is the systematic process of acquiring knowledge of the instruments intended for the cure of the natural diseases.[1] Drug proving is a method, unique to homoeopathy where the pathogenesis of a drug is evolved through its trials on apparently Healthy Human Volunteers (Provers) of different age and both the sexes.[2] Provings are an important part of homoeopathic theory and a mainstay of its practice since the first proving of Cinchona officinalis by Hahnemann in 1790.[3] Based on the pathogenesis, a drug picture is evolved, on the basis of which prescription is made. This provides a necessary tool to find the most appropriate remedy for the patient.[4]