FAQ – Questions about Homeopathy and Answers that you should know about

Would you like to know what homeopathy is all about and get some basic information? Do you have any questions or do you yourself have a certain perspective on homeopathy? On on this page, you will find answers to 20 frequently asked questions, assertions or views on our topic.

Do you have any further questions? Feel free to contact us under the address  anfrage@netzwerk-homoeopathie.info!


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FAQ 01 – What does “homeopathy” really mean?

FAQ 01 – What does “homeopathy” really mean?

Homeopathy is a method with a supposed healing outcome that dates back more than 200 ...
FAQ 02 – And what do you have against homeopathy?

FAQ 02 – And what do you have against homeopathy?

If explained as a placebo treatment to the patient and applied by an experienced doctor ...
FAQ 03 – Homeopathy is gentle and natural – why should it do any harm?

FAQ 03 – Homeopathy is gentle and natural – why should it do any harm?

Homeopathy is different from what many think Many consumers associate homeopathy with “purely herbal” and/or ...
FAQ 04 – How can the “effect” of homeopathy be explained?

FAQ 04 – How can the “effect” of homeopathy be explained?

We don’t claim that homeopathy has no effect at all. We only deny that it ...
FAQ 05 – Why does homeopathy not work?

FAQ 05 – Why does homeopathy not work?

Homeopaths ascribe the effect of homeopathy to the homeopathic remedies (globules or drops, tablets or ...
FAQ 06 – “But homeopathy helped me!”

FAQ 06 – “But homeopathy helped me!”

There is hardly a discussion about homeopathy without someone taking the point: “But homeopathy has ...
FAQ 07 – He who heals is right! And that means – ?

FAQ 07 – He who heals is right! And that means – ?

Statement right – common understanding wrong The laurels for a cure (better: recovery) are always ...
FAQ 08 – It also helps with children and animals – they can’t imagine the effect!

FAQ 08 – It also helps with children and animals – they can’t imagine the effect!

“Homeopathics also work on babies, toddlers and animals. So it can’t be a placebo effect!” ...
FAQ 09 – Placebo effect means conceit, doesn’t it?

FAQ 09 – Placebo effect means conceit, doesn’t it?

Many people think: placebos (“sham drugs”) would be only effective in patients who imagine illnesses ...
FAQ 10 – And if it’s just a placebo, what does it matter?

FAQ 10 – And if it’s just a placebo, what does it matter?

Many people understand that homeopathy is only based on placebo effects. But they ask the ...
FAQ 11 – But there are studies that show that homeopathy works!

FAQ 11 – But there are studies that show that homeopathy works!

“It takes more than a swallow to make a summer” There are numerous positive studies ...
FAQ 12 – Oh, you can’t trust studies anyway!

FAQ 12 – Oh, you can’t trust studies anyway!

Many people have internalised a basic distrust of “scientific studies”. They consider that study results ...
FAQ 13 – But there is more than (natural) science!

FAQ 13 – But there is more than (natural) science!

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your ...
FAQ 14 – Why have homeopaths to prove that homeopathy works?

FAQ 14 – Why have homeopaths to prove that homeopathy works?

“Miracle cure for cancer! Miracle cure for cancer! Folks, buy my miracle cure for cancer! ...
FAQ 15 – In the past, it was believed that the earth was a disk …

FAQ 15 – In the past, it was believed that the earth was a disk …

… and how is that supposed to help us with homeopathy? Well, first of all, ...
FAQ 16 – Homeopathy works with subtle vibration / energy / information!

FAQ 16 – Homeopathy works with subtle vibration / energy / information!

“Homoeopathy works with energy or information transfer and effects via electromagnetic oscillations.” This sounds plausible ...
FAQ 17 – But mistakes also happen in medicine!

FAQ 17 – But mistakes also happen in medicine!

More generally, the errors of medicine do not automatically make homeopathy an effective procedure It ...
FAQ 18 – “Homeopath” and “Alternative Practitioner” – what’s the difference?

FAQ 18 – “Homeopath” and “Alternative Practitioner” – what’s the difference?

In the following, the situation of homeopathic physicians and alternative practicioners in Germany is described. ...
FAQ 19 – Do you want to “ban” homeopathy?

FAQ 19 – Do you want to “ban” homeopathy?

Clearly, no. We can’t and don’t want to “ban” homeopathy. However, we have good reasons ...
FAQ 20 – Would you want to receive homeopathic treatment?

FAQ 20 – Would you want to receive homeopathic treatment?

No. What we accuse homeopathy of is not the placebos it prescribes, but its unwavering ...
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