“How would you feel about homeopathy – if you were really be informed?” – The “argument of popularity”

An essential "link" between the representatives of homeopathy and politics is the evocation of an alleged "popularity" of the sugar-ball therapy. The Information Network Homeopathy has often enough explained that and why this is not an argument in a medical-scientific discourse. Popularity of "free beer" is obvious. But by no means it is in homeopathy. …

“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" …

Medical homeopathy and patient safety – touchstone homeopathy congress

The German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians (DZVhÄ) presents its members to the public as guarantors of good medical care. Among other things, this is necessary to counter the criticism that the use of homeopathy may delay the timely medical treatment of serious illnesses. Also from the policy the position of the DZVhÄ is stressed …

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 …

… and they know what they are doing (and they do it anyway)

Pseudoscience with Academics A guest contribution by Dr. phil. Susanne Dietz There are existing, unfortunately, the Jakeszs, Hubers, Broers, Burkarts, Dahlkes, etc. of this world, who spread esoterically and spiritually veiled beliefs (in addition to the occasionally available professional competence in their field) and earn money with them. Since I myself have been active in …

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 …

France: Doctors’ collective #FakeMed – a crystal-clear statement on pseudomedicine

A clear message from the French medical profession On Thursday 12 April 2018, French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn made a brief statement on French television on the question of the reimbursement of homeopathy costs by public health care. She is " in favour of maintaining the reimbursement of homeopathy, a medicine that probably has a …

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". …

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 …

Open letter of the INH and the science advice of the GWUP to the “Lecture Series Homeopathy” of the Munich University

In a current publication, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich is promoting a series of events (lecture series) in the winter semester 2016/17 on the subject of "Homeopathy: From Theory to Practice - With Practical Examples and Patient Presentations". As a glance at the announcement shows, this is a series of lectures which aims to introduce the …

Rechte und Pflichten von Heilpraktikern – ein Debattenbeitrag aus Sicht des INH

„Es wäre gut, wenn in der Medizin gar keine Lücke entstünde, in der sich die Patienten auf die Suche nach "Alternativen" machen müssen.“ - Dr. Natalie Grams Aus aktuellem Anlass Aktuell tobt ein Streit um das Heilpraktikerwesen im deutschen Gesundheitssystem. Nachdem es zu mehreren Todesfällen durch die Krebsbehandlung eines Heilpraktikers vermutlich infolge der Anwendung einer …

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 …

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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