“On Effectiveness of Homeopathy” – The INH on Publications in the “KVH-Journal”, Hamburg

Fortunately,  the German medical profession meanwhile moves forward in the case of homeopathy. This is to be seen at the nine federal physician chambers which adopted new training guidelines without homeopathy within the last twelve months (among them also Hamburg). The attitude of the medical profession is undoubtedly central to the goal of making facts …

Statement of the INH on the publication of the DZVhÄ “Homeopathy can contribute to the treatment of Covid-19 disease”

At the portal "Homöopathie online" of the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians a longer article in the form of an interview with a homeopathic physician has been published. It is about the alleged treatment possibilities of Covid-19 disease with homeopathy. As is so often the case, the explanations there present homeopathy as an experiential …

“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”, Minister Spahn? – No way! – A guest article by health economist Prof. Dr. Tina Salomon

Health economics is an established science. It provides the basis for how modern health care systems function in themselves and in economic environments. It defines a framework for decisions on sustainable health policy under the special economic criteria of this field. Tina Salomon is a researching and teaching health economist in Bremen, Germany. She co-signed …

The “Suppressed First Report” of the NHMRC – Source of “Encouraging Evidence”?

The Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians (DZVhÄ) has recently published an article on its website under the heading "Encouraging Evidence on Homeopathy" (in German) and also sent out several press releases. The largest (but by no means the only) review of homeopathic studies currently available is the 2015 "NHMRC" review, published by the Australian Health …

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 …

Infinite Stories – once again to the Australian NHMRC’s 2015 review on homeopathy

The homoeopaths have long since discovered the title of Michael Ende's well-known work "Die unendliche Geschichte" ("The Infinite Story") as a quiet motto for themselves, as their constantly repeated "arguments" in favour of homeopathy prove. In a special context, they once again prove impressively that they are not about more than a constant warming up …

Homeopathic study: The legend of the five times eight rats

Scientific Reports, quite a medical journal of good reputation, published on 10.09.2018 a paper entitled "Ultra-diluted Toxicodendron pubescens attenuates pro-inflammatory cytokines and ROS- mediated neuropathic pain [1] in rats". The paper concludes that homeopathic high potencies based on Rhus toxicondendron (poison ivy, a traditional homeopathic remedy for pain symptoms) are at least as effective as Gabapentin …

Criticism on criticism on Homeopathy #1: “There is no evidence”

"There is no scientific evidence that homeopathy works." It is evident that homeopathy associations are dealing with critical arguments more intensively than before, e.g. with the work of the Information Network on Homeopathy (INH), a Germany-based team of doctors, pharmacists and other scientists with a skeptic's approach on homeopathy. The Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) on the …

Criticism on criticism on Homeopathy #2: “Missing positive trials”

The second part of our series about the "homeopathic criticism on criticism on homeopathy" covers why critics conclude that there is no reliable evidence for the efficacy of homeopathy beyond placebo. „There is not a single good quality trial showing homeopathy works“ This is how the UK-based Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI) cites their critics on …

Criticism on criticism on homeopathy #3 – “Homeopathy is impossible”

“Scientists claim that homeopathy is not possible” ... states the Homeopathy Research Institute as allegedly supposed dictum of critics on homeopathy. The third part of our series about homeopathic criticism on criticism of homeopathy deals with the Homeopathy Research Institute's statement: “Scientists claim homeopathy is impossible”. Whether scientists would use this wording to express their …

Criticism on criticism on homeopathy – #4: “They’re just sugar pills!”

"There's nothing in it - They're just sugar pills!" ... is the next thesis from homeopathic criticism to which the Homeopathy Research Institute dedicates the fourth part of its thirteen-part series in order to refute it. The HRI refers to the alleged evidence from "basic research on homeopathy" that globules are "more" than "sugar balls". …

Open letter of the INH to the interview with Dr. Tournier (HRI) on “Homöopathie online”.

Homeopathy online, the online portal of the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians, titled on 27 September 2017 : "Interview: How a positive homeopathy study turned into a negative one". Under this heading, an interview is published with the head of the British Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI), Dr. Alexander Tournier, on the mistakes and deficiencies …

Study uncovers: With alternative medicine many cancer patients die earlier than necessary!

If the doctor tells you that he has diagnosed cancer, then this is an incisive event for everyone. What to do now? Conventional treatment, i.e. chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or hormone therapy, depending on the severity and stage of the disease? Or alternative medicine, be it homeopathy, acupuncture, dietary change (dietetics), other approaches such as methods …

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 …

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 …

What does physics say about homeopathy? (And why does it have something to say about it?)

About Homeopathy and Physics One of the most prominent advocates of homeopathy, Prof. Dr. Dr. Harald Walach, former head of the Institute for Transcultural Health Sciences (IntraG) at the University of Frankfurt/Oder, explains: "In my opinion, homeopathy is simply very systematized magic" and "Homeopathy is first and foremost doing nothing with benevolence". As a physicist …

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