The INH on its own account – Notes to the public discourse

The INH is pleased to note that the critical debate on homeopathy is gaining in breadth. But meanwhile, criticism of homeopathy is increasingly expressed in a way that we cannot approve of, because it exceeds the limits of legitimate intensification, irony or satire. The INH therefore sees reason to refer to principles for the discourse …

Does homeopathy work? – A guest contribution by Abhijit Chanda (berationable.com)

Introduction Again and again we hear of India as the "promised land" of homeopathy. Again and again the critics are reproached of India as a shining example when it comes to constructing a "proof" of its validity through the widespread spread of homeopathy. All the more we are pleased to be able to present here …

Naturalness reconsidered – Why babies don’t need globules

Happy without globules! - A guest contribution by Miriam Weissberg, Midwife Dear becoming and become parents! I am a midwife with heart and soul, deeply convinced that homeopathy has no use whatsoever that would make it worthwhile to spend money on it, even though it is recommended by many colleagues. That's why I'm turning to …

Homeopathy as “refugee aid” – a medical and ethical problem!

Under the flag "Homeopathy for refugees in Germany" the "Homeopaths Without Borders" together with the initiative "Homeopathy in Action" advertise a nationwide network of homeopathy offers for the "treatment of refugees". Again and again, related "offers" appear in refugee aid associations which - obviously in complete ignorance of the relevant connections - misinterpret and gladly …

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 …

On the developments in the USA and the demands of the FTC

A bad day for homeopathy: On November 15, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its statement that in future, over-the-counter homeopathic remedies will have to be labelled as the product's efficacy is not proven - unless, of course, the manufacturer can provide such evidence. As expected, the German homeopathy associations reacted immediately by …

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 …

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? …
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