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Does Homeopathic Medicine Work?

The Swiss take homeopathic medicine seriously: In late 2011, they produced an official report on this that is the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever undertaken by a government. This is especially interesting since two of the five largest conventional drug companies are based in that country--despite this, they do not have a bias towards conventional medicine. Their report found that homeopathic treatment not only works, it's so cost-effective that it's reimbursed by Switzerland's national health insurance program.

But has homeopathic medicine been thoroughly tested? In the Huffington Post, Dana Ullman writes: "The Swiss report also notes that David Sackett, M.D., the Canadian physician who is widely considered to be one of the leading pioneers in 'evidence based medicine,' has expressed serious concern about those researchers and physicians who consider randomized and double-blind trials as the only means to determine whether a treatment is effective or not. To make this assertion, one would have to acknowledge that virtually all surgical procedures were 'unscientific' or 'unproven' because so few have undergone randomized double-blind trials."

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Do they work because we THINK they work--or do they really WORK? Or does it matter?

the Placebo effect works, fx. it accounts for 80% of Prozac's effect. There is research going on about this here. The body and mind has healing capabillities if one has an exspectation about being healed even if one gets nothing but sugarpills. Homeopathic medicine is 100% pure water (the "ingredient" is diluted a gazillion gazillion times - like a drop in all the worlds oceans) but maybe if You believe it works it works? The Placebo in contrast is very real and documented. The strongest reason some people get very old is their belief in that they have a good health. Beats smoking, diets and other effects. Who would have thought that?

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