Does Homeopathic Medicine Work?

by Z Living Contributor
We all know there are many different kinds of alternative medicine —

Natropathy...
Herbalism...
Traditional Chinese Medicine..
Ayurveda...
Meditation...
Yoga...
Biofeedback...
Hypnosis...
Acupuncture...

And last, but not least, HOMEOPATHY.

It’s easy to draw a big circle around all of them, but each one is a little different, with various degrees of study and research surrounding each one. In the case of homeopathy, we can add a recent Australian study to the list, which found, simply speaking, that the practice doesn’t work.

According to the Smithsonian, “after assessing more than 1,800 studies on homeopathy, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council was only able to find 225 that were rigorous enough to analyze. And a systematic review of these studies revealed “no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.”

The premise of homeopathy is that patients who are ill should be given medicines that make them more sick, in order to alert the body of the illness and activate a more aggressive immune response. The practice is sometimes comically compared to lighting your kitchen on fire in order to draw the attention of the fire department.

We know there are tons of people who have found relief in homeopathy, even though our personal favorite is acupuncture.
 

Let us know in the comments what you think of the new study and whether it will have an affect on whether you turn to homeopathy in the future — or try something new.


 

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