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The term allopathy refers to medicine classically used in occidental countries. This method of treatment is based on the administration of medications containing active substances (in contrast to homeopathy) and intended to counter problems in the functioning of the organism. In fact, the term allopathy also encompasses plant-based treatments, essential oils, etc. Nevertheless, through language misuse, the term now refers only to conventional medicine and excludes alternative medicine.