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Homeopathic remedies are associated with a detailed list of symptoms sometimes called a “ symptom picture .” These lists are developed through provings (more formally called homeopathic pathogenic trials). Originally, provings were conducted in the following manner: Individuals were given progressively higher doses of a substance until they developed toxic symptoms, and all their symptoms were recorded. Symptoms experienced in common by several individuals became part of the symptom picture associated with that substance, and a homeopathic version of the same material was used to treat that symptom picture. (More recently, ultra-high dilutions of the material are used, in the belief that they will produce similar symptoms, at least temporarily. While this is clearly much safer, as ultra-high dilution homeopathics do not contain even a single molecule of the