The Organon of Medicine is a medical treatise written by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the early 19th century.
It is the fundamental text of homeopathy, a system of alternative medicine that involves treating patients with highly diluted substances in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.
The Organon outlines Hahnemann’s theories about the nature of disease and the principles of homeopathic treatment, including the concept of “like cures like,” which holds that a substance that causes certain symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat those same symptoms in a sick person.
Hahnemann believed that the body has the ability to heal itself and that homeopathic treatment could help to restore balance to the body’s natural healing processes.
The Organon has been influential in the development of homeopathy and is considered a classic in the field.