Homeopathy Summary


A recent paper* once again confirmed that Homeopathy doesn’t work.


Not that this needed another look but at least we can’t say we haven’t tried. If it did work we could then justify asking questions like “what’s the mechanism of action given that Homeopathic solutions fall below Avogadro’s Number for atoms left from the original substance?” but the point is moot. Now some cite quantum mechanics as showing why homoeopathy works.. Which is self defeating because Homeopathy doesn’t work any better than a placebo. In any event, as a quantum physicist I can say with confidence that these claims don’t even need debunking on their own merits because they don’t use mathematics, which is something you need in QM. Misusing the language of QM in a wishy-washy salesman sort of way is not what one would accept as a scientific paper and thus there’s no actual content to refute.

Who’s qualified to speak on the matter?

Now to quote someone who can speak from experience on Homeopathy;

“Homeopathy is bollocks”
(My mother is a qualified homeopath & I’m a Boiron Certified Homeopathy Specialist)

But why not see how qualified homeopaths who don’t think Homeopathy is bollocks present the case for Homeopathy;

The below is a list used by CoolHardLogic in his brilliant summary on YouTube**. I highly suggest both reading these yourself and then watching the video for a wonderfully irreverent debunking using the papers presented by Homeopaths as a case for Homeopathy:

The ASA’s ruling:

Other papers:
Jacobs et al 2003:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12634583

Other papers:
Jacobs et al 1994:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8165068
Jacbos et al 2000:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10784270
Jacobs et al 2006:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17034278
Davison et al 2011:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21733480

Other papers:
Awdry et al 1996:http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=194209#REF-JRV10026-52
Weatherly-Jones et al 2004:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15016577
Alraek et al 2011:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3201900/pdf/1472-6882-11-87.pdf
Reid et al 2011:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3275316/pdf/2011-1101.pdf

Mental Fatigue:
Davidson et al 2011:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21733480
Perry et al 2010:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20099019
Vickers et al 2006:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16855981

Other papers:
Mathie et al 2012:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23235586

Other info:
Yakir et al 2001:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11479782

Other papers:
Danno et al 2013:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23290881

Exercise for PMS:
Vishnupriya et al 2011:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23204690

Other papers:
Jacobs et al 1991:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2008219
Fisher & Scott 2001:http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/9/1052.full.pdf+html
Andrade et al 1991:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2068543
Friese & Zabalotnyi 2007:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17180695
Zabalotnyi et al 2007:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17362845
Wiesenauer et al 1989:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2667526



I have had the following preliminary trial submitted to me;


Until a followup paper with tighter controls and larger sample sizes is presented, this fails for the same reasons as many of those above.


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