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many people believe in mother nature’s power to heal. However, some people think it is only their belief that “heals” them. But studies show that 80% of homeopathy users show higher results than just a placebo effect.
Can you point out studies showing that 80% of homeopathy users show higher results than just a placebo effect? Who were the authors? What year? What journal was it published in? Thanks….
Homeopathy isn’t doing anything the human body isn’t already programmed to do. If anything the placebo effect is the only thing working.
I think the results are not surprising. After repeated visits and oodles of pharmaceuticals to solve my son’s problem. I tried homeophathy and it’s the only thing that has worked. We believed that the meds would cure as well and frankly didn’t have any success. There’s nothing more convincing than personal experience. Plus it’s hard to have placebo effect on a 4 year old, he takes whatever you give him, whether it’s meds or a homeopathic remedy and has no clue what the remedy should make him feel.
May I ask what kind of ailment your son has?
80% of studies? That seems to go against the best available information. The highest quality studies show that the effects are the same as the placebo effect. The well designed repeatable randomized double blind studies with large number of participants consistently show the same results that homeopathy doesn’t work. Personal experiences don’t always show the true picture. They can be used to indicate that studies should be done. In the case of homeopathy studies haven’t supported the testimonials.
do u need proof how homoeopathy works I have thousands
of different case history with proof;hence if u r interested
can provide some of them, yet if u dont belief please come,and contact me and in u r own eyes,,
Well, scientists should not shirk their responsibility by discarding homeopathy as bull-shit. Homeopathy treats infants, animals, insane people, unconscious and people with memory loss. It cures when given during sleep. There are three thousand remedies, how does the placebo effect tell which one has been taken? The so called doctors appearing on the science channel should come forward to prove any one of the medicine in the materia medica and then tell the viewers how did they get the symptoms. For their information all homeopathic medicines are proved (tested) on healthy doctors who did not know anything about the medicine proved. The biggest yardstick is to verify yourself! Pudding has different tastes or no taste before you eat it!
Well, scientists should not shirk their responsibility to tell exactly how and why the homeopathic medicines work, simply by discarding homeopathy as bull-shit. Homeopathy treats infants, animals, insane people, unconscious and people with memory loss. It cures when given during sleep. There are three thousand remedies, how does the placebo effect tell which one has been taken? The so called doctors appearing on the science channel should come forward to prove any one of the medicine in the materia medica and then tell the viewers how did they get the symptoms. For their information all homeopathic medicines are proved (tested) on healthy doctors who did not know anything about the medicine proved. The biggest yardstick is to verify yourself! Pudding has different tastes or no taste before you eat it!
“It cures when given during sleep”? “…all homeopathic medicines are proved (tested)”?
First, being tested does not mean it’s been proven. Second, the onus is not on traditional doctors to disprove–the onus is on alternative health researchers to reveal their studies. So this leads me to my third point: Could you provide legitimate research references supporting the claims? I’ll be waiting….
Homeopathy doesn’t cure animals, children, the insane or the sleeping. It may appear to – but this is part of the placebo effect. Specifically, it is either “regression to the mean” (where patients recover naturally) or “observer bias” (where those administering have such faith in the potion that they believe the patient has recovered).
Fortunately modern statistical techniques are able to sift out such cases, and when that is done we see no evidence of homeopathy’s efficacy.
200 years and counting,,, and still no evidence that homeopathy works. Give up…
Mitch—you sound like a very educated person–perhaps in the social sciences (psychology?). Is this correct?
Theory emerges from practice not from mind. If anybody does not understand that let him do his job and homeopaths theirs. But if any of them is frustrated by other systems of medicine, let him try homeopathy. He or she will understand whether it has real curetive effect or just placebo effect.
ps: If it really cures by placebo method, so much the better for the people. It cures without medicine, without side effect and without exhorbitant medication costs! Where will people get such a great sustem of medicine!! GS
I do not think the pacebo effect plays much role in hoemopathy. I actually resorted to homeopathy for two of my dogs who had undiagnosed conditions at OSU vet hospital in 2009. they have been doing great ever since. over the course of the past two years i have in fact taken them off the homeopathics and noticed gradual return of symptoms when i did. i just dont see a placebo working so dramatically on canines when they have no clue what is being done or why. for myself and the docs at the vet teaching hospital, homeopathy works. i apologize i could not give a human example
Bryan Farha, Ed.D. is a professor at Oklahoma City University where he coordinates the graduate programs in applied behavioral studies and counseling.
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