It has once
again been proven that homeopathic medicine is fake medicine.
No reliable proof
Glasziou, an expert in evidence-based medicine at the Bond University on the
Australian Gold Coast, and his team, finecombed 176 studies that investigated
the homeopathic treatment of 68 diseases.
the Independent this was commissioned
by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
conclusion was that there is no reliable proof that homeopathy is an effective
treatment for these diseases.
Read: 'Homeopathy a placebo'
The Independent describes homeopathy as an alternative medicine based
on the idea of diluting a substance in water, and according to the British NHS practitioners believe that the more a substance is diluted,
the greater its power. Homeopathic remedies consist of substances that have
been diluted so many times that there is nothing or almost nothing of the
original substance left.
Prescribed for malaria and Aids
There is no
effect besides the placebo effect.
It is a “therapeutic
dead end”, Glasziou writes in a blog on the webpage of the British Medical
Journal. He is shocked that it is prescribed even for malaria and Aids.
choose homeopathy can endanger their lives if they postpone other treatments
that have been proven as safe and effective,” Glasziou said.
Read: Homeopathy – a gift or con?
the homeopathic community is outraged at the findings of the MRC, especially
those who use or sell homeopathic remedies. Currently the International Council for Homeopathy
is leading a fundraising campaign to disprove the MRC document.
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This article was traslated and adapted from Netwerk24.
the bmj: Paul Glasziou: Still no evidence for homeopathy. http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2016/02/16/paul-glasziou-still-no-evidence-for-homeopathy/
NHS Choices: Homeopathy. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Homeopathy/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Independent: Homeopathy effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses, study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/homeopathy-therapeutic-dead-end-systematic-review-no-evidence-it-works-a6884356.html
Australian Government National Health and Medical research Council: Homeopathy Review. http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/health-topics/complementary-medicines/homeopathy-review