Homeopathy doesn’t work. Period! It is not a medicine but an alternative medicine. Alternative medicine? A medicine without evidence of its efficacy. An alternative medicine that works is called medicine.
Google homeopathy and you will most probably see the Wikipedia page at the top of the search results. Wikipedia, as usual, has a lot to say about homeopathy. Unfortunately, it does say nothing that a homeopathy doctor, patient, student or a supporter would like to hear. Wikipedia says the following about homeopathy –
- homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann
- it is based on the doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur, a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people
- Homeopathy is a pseudoscience – a belief that is incorrectly presented as scientific.
- Homeopathic preparations are not effective for treating any condition
- large-scale studies have found homeopathy to be no more effective than a placebo, suggesting that any positive feelings that follow treatment are only due to the placebo effect and normal recovery from illness.
- Homeopathy is not a plausible system of treatment, as its dogmas about how drugs, illness, the human body, liquids and solutions operate are contradicted by a wide range of discoveries across biology, psychology, physics and chemistry made in the two centuries since its invention.
- the World Health Organization has warned against using homeopathy to try to treat severe diseases such as HIV and malaria.
- The continued practice of homeopathy, despite a lack of evidence of efficacy, has led to it being characterized within the scientific and medical communities as nonsense, quackery, and a sham.
The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia found “no evidence” that homeopathy is effective. In a report published in 2014, the NHMRC looked at 57 systematic reviews of the treatment. They found there were no health conditions for which homeopathy was effective, that no good large-scale studies found that homeopathy was better than a placebo. So it looks like science isn’t on the side of homeopathy.
Don’t be gullible. Do’t use homeopathy. Do your own research if you must (I would advocate that) and cut this pseudo-science bullshit. Homeopathy doesn’t work. Plain and simple!
Source: – We at The Rolling Indian are spreading awareness about this pseudo-science called Homeopathy. Let us Indians develop a spirit of inquiry and reform. Always use evidence-based medicine – Is Homeopathy A Scam? Spoiler Alert: Yes, it is! – The Rolling Indian