Archive for October, 2008

Presenting 50 Facts About Homeopathy

Friday, October 24th, 2008

(NaturalNews) In the last few years there have been many articles in the newspapers attacking homeopathy, claiming it contains nothing more than water, ignoring all the positive studies and saying it works through the placebo effect. So I decided to compile a list of facts to counter this criticism and present the salient points as clearly as possible. So far I have come up with 50.    - by: Louise Mclean

How Homeopathy Works*

Fact 1 – Hippocrates ‘The Father of Medicine’ of Ancient Greece said there were two Laws of Healing: The Law of Opposites and the Law of Similars. Homeopathy treats the patient with medicines using the Law of Similars, orthodox medicine uses the Law of Opposites, e.g. antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants, antihypertensives, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics.

* Fact 2 – Homeopathic theories are based on fixed principles of the Laws of Nature which do not change — unlike medical theories which are constantly changing!

* Fact 3 – Homeopathy is an evidence-based, empirical medicine.

Homeopathic Medicines*

Fact 12 – Homeopathic remedies are cheap.* Fact 13 – Pharmaceutical medicines are expensive.

* Fact 14 – There are more than 4,000 homeopathic medicines.

* Fact 15 – Homeopathic medicines have no toxic side-effects.

* Fact 16 – Homeopathic medicines are non-addictive.

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Have any side effects or complications been reported from the use of homeopathy?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The FDA has learned of a few reports of illness associated with the use of homeopathic remedies. However, the FDA reviewed these reports and decided that the remedies were not likely to be the cause, because of the high dilutions.3

Here is some general information that has been reported about risks and side effects in homeopathy:

  • Homeopathic medicines in high dilutions, taken under the supervision of trained professionals, are considered safe and unlikely to cause severe adverse reactions.
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Homeopathy and herbology.

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Although homeopathy and herbology (herbal remedies) are often confused with each other, they are actually quite distinct from each other. Although some herbs are used in the preparation of homeopathic remedies the mechanisms by which they are meant to work are different. In fact, they are the opposite of each other.

The fact that many companies provide both herbal and homeopathic remedies under the same brand name only adds to this confusion.