MD, MPH, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle,Washington, United States
Homeopathy has been used to treat epidemics since the time of Hahnemann. Different strategies have been used for it, including individualization, combination remedies, genus epidemicus, and isopathy. This article explores the evidence for each of these approaches. While individualization is the gold standard, it is impractical to use on a widespread basis.