“Homeopathic Vaccines” and “Nosodes”

Also with SARS-CoV19 (the so-called Corona virus) any attempt of homeopathic prevention or even treatment is ineffective and dangerous! The search term "homeopathic vaccines" finds more than 500,000 hits on Google. With "nosodes" you get more than 280,000 hits (retrieved on 22.02.2020). Remarkable, considering that homeopathic vaccination is a useless to dangerous undertaking and "nosode" …

“So okay” – no way, Minister Spahn! – A “Too long – Didn’t read” for those in a hurry.

Prof. Tina Salomon's detailed article on the "homeopathic 20-million peanuts", which we recently published under the heading "Points of View", met with great interest - and the desire to provide a "short version" of it. We would like to thank Prof. Salomon for the effort she has put into a "TL:DR". We publish it here …

What does the German “internal consensus” mean?

This text describes the topic "Homoeopathy in German Pharmaceutical Law". In 1976, consultations began on a fundamental reorganisation of German pharmaceutical law. By and large, the state's involvement in the pharmaceutical industry previously consisted of little more than a "registration" of drugs placed on the market under the responsibility of pharmaceutical manufacturers. It had taken …

Homeopathic preparations also don’t act through nanoparticles

Representatives of homeopathy often claim that nanoparticles of the mother tincture are the carriers of the effectiveness of homeopathic preparations. That this is not possible at all can be seen after quite simple considerations: Nanoparticles are particles that consist of comparatively few atoms or molecules and are therefore very small. The size is measured according …

Can’t homeopathy not be a “placebo” because often the first given remedy does not work?

What happens after ingesting a homeopathic remedy - according to the homeopathic build of thought? Occasionally one is confronted with the argument that the effect of homeopathic remedies cannot be based on a placebo effect because often the first homeopathic remedy did not "heal" at all, but only the second, third, fourth or fifth ... …

Homeopathy isn’t a “stimulus-regulation therapy”

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Homeopathy is occasionally referred to as "stimulus-regulation therapy", which assumes the existence of a corresponding explanatory model. The reader (or listener) is left alone with this term - there is no precise explanation of how homeopathy could work as stimulus-regulation therapy. What does "regulation" actually mean? The term "stimulus-regulation therapy" contains the word "regulation". In …

No Side Effects vs Homeopathic Drug Testing – what’s wrong?

Another point on which homeopathy is contradictory: either homeopathic remedies cannot have side effects, or homeopathic drug testing cannot work. If you ask a homeopath how one knows which remedy to use and when, he will certainly mention the law of similarity, one of the essential pillars of all homeopathic teaching. "A remedy cures the …

What does “proved” mean?

Evidence in Natural Science "Scientifically proven" or "scientifically refuted" are statements that are often heard, but they are not precise. More correct would be the formulation "according to previous knowledge" - or more extensively "according to previous knowledge gained with scientific methods, which have proven themselves because of their extraordinarily high explanatory potential". (1). Statements …

A brief overview of the life of Samuel Hahnemann, the inventor of homeopathy

In 1755 a devastating earthquake destroyed Lisbon, the British-French war over North America raged and on 10 April Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was born in Meissen (Triebischvorstadt) as the third child of the porcelain painter Christian Gottfried and his wife Johanna Christine Hahnemann. Of course, it was not yet foreseeable that this little innocent child …

But health insurance companies wouldn’t pay for ineffective drugs!

(This contribution describes the legal situation in Germany which currently applies to the reimbursement of homeopathy by the statutory health insurance.) Unfortunately the health insurances do this indeed, even if one hardly considers it possible. Because the legislator allows the health insurance companies the reimbursement of homeopathy. This is caused by the difference between regular …

Objection: Homeopathy is especially suitable for self-treatment!

Really? In the pharmacy all kinds of homeopathic globules are available for sale. They are also strongly promoted by the manufacturers with the attributes "gentle and natural". Above all, "simple and side-effect-free" self-treatment is recommended again and again. There are many books on the subject (guidebook, "Quickfinder") and the majority of homeopathic remedies are recommended …

Objection: Globules are much better than antibiotics anyway!

"Antibiotics versus globules - really? "I'd rather take globules than antibiotics." "Doctors prescribe way too much antibiotics randomly." "If I take too much of it, I'll be resistant in later diseases." These sentences can be heard very often in this or similar form. But all three sentences are wrong. Let's look at them one by …

Globules are natural and plant-based – really?

Another common misconception about homeopathy Many people assume that homeopathic remedies are made from herbal substances. But if you look at the long "drug lists" of homeopathic manufacturers, it quickly becomes clear that homeopathy and phytotherapy are two completely different things. In herbal (phytotherapeutic) drugs the ingredients are present in medically effective concentrations, in modern …

Objection: Theoretically bumble bees can’t fly either!

"According to the known laws of aerodynamics, a bumblebee cannot fly. The bumblebee knows nothing about aerodynamics - and still flies"... ...and therefore, as the argument is intended to express, science is also not suited to judge whether homeopathic remedies can work. Finally, as this example clearly shows, science refuses to take note of the …

Objection: Mobile phones also function immaterially during data transmission!

Homeopathic remedies in medium and high potencies do not contain any or no significant amounts of the remedy indicated on the packaging. Some advocates of homeopathy say that it is an antiquated view of the world that a specific effect is linked to the existence of matter. See the mobile phone, which obviously reproduces the …

Was hinter einer “positiven Studie” von Homöopathen steckt – ein Beispiel

Der nachstehende Beitrag erhellt exemplarisch, was sich so manches Mal hinter Veröffentlichungen der homöopathischen Szene verbirgt. Auf seiner Facebook-Seite hatte der DZVhÄ (Deutscher Zentralverein homöopathischer Ärzte) am 14. April 2016 um 13.37 Uhr einen Artikel des American Institute of Homeopathy mit einem eigenen Link eingestellt (Link inzwischen erloschen). Hierin wird berichtet, ein gewisser Dr. Leonard …

Why people like to believe in homeopathy

"We all don't process information as carefully and reflectively as we think we do." Fast thinking versus slow thinking People use two different ways of thinking. Normally we judge intuitively, without reflection and according to learned, generalized and often irrational rules that are not consciously perceived and questioned. Such intuitive rules are for example: "Loss …

Why do we call homeopathy pseudo- and no longer alternative medicine?

Homeopathy is not the right answer to justified questions and wishes of patients Many patients are longing for an alternative to our often so time-limited, too often unemotional medical everyday life - and rightly so! Who would like to feel treated like a number or be left alone with their concerns regarding a medical diagnosis? …

Ist Dynamisierung/Potenzierung etwas anderes als Verdünnung?

Ein weiterer Widerspruch der Homöopathie. Zu den Grundlagen abseits der Homöopathie Wenn wir verdünnen, verändern wir, technisch gesehen, das Verhältnis von Substanzen in einem Gemisch, einer Lösung. Durch die Zugabe des Lösungsmittels sinkt die Konzentration der in der Lösung gelösten Stoffe. Zuviel Salz => Wasser dazu => weniger Salz. Besser wäre wohl, zu sagen: mehr …

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