Since it’s getting harder to dismiss homeopathy as placebo, its critics are now trying to suggest it’s dangerous. 1 2 I recently came across a study purporting to show adverse side effects from homeopathy. The authors have no concept of homeopathy and conflate healing aggravations with side effects. The study includes combination remedies (8 or more at a time) and 1x preparations. They even had a category of injuries from taking remedies instead of using conventional drugs. Imagine if a study on the safety of allopathic drugs included injuries from taking drugs instead of homeopathic remedies! To connect homeopathy to the adverse effects, they used terms such as “likely” and “almost certain”, which means they had no idea if the remedy was related to the effect.
Legitimate critics change their view when presented with evidence. The false critics of homeopathy know that it works and are threatened by that. For them, criticism is a tactic to destroy the competition. If the people knew what a failed model allopathy was, and that there was a safer, more effective and affordable alternative, they would run to it.
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This month we have a special presentation from the acclaimed Northwest College of Homoeopathy in Manchester, England. Founded in 1984, it provides a student centered approach and the highest quality training. Fully registered and subject to review by the Society of Homeopaths, the college is also recognised by the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and the Homeopathic Medical Association. George Garlick, Chair of the Board of North West College, describes the presentation in his editorial. You’ll find excellent articles and cases from the North West College of Homoeopathy in this issue.
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Well said Alan!
Thank you Alan.You have correctly pointed out that critic know for sure that Homoeopathy WORKS.
You are so right, Alan. Most of us who use homeopathy know that it works like magic. My cousins who have a son as a senior physician in U.S told them not to touch homeopathy as it is only voodoo.(Not surprisingly, they were cured next morning with what were distressing but minor acute ailments.)
I think that the profession of homeopathy suffers from a lack of clinical and empirical research and more importantly its documentation.
I believe homeopathy is the medicine for 22nd century. Hopefully, more mavericks will join in.
Well spoken Alan, I always enjoy your precise refelexion in your editorial. Homeopathy works but it frightens people like native people were frightened when they first saw an aeroplane in the sky not knowing what effective future transport system was above them.