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Some say homeopathy is not a proven science, is it true?

Asked by prashant Karkera, 06 Jun '08 08:21 am
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Homeopathy is based on clinical and pharmacological data. Such studies have been done in India as well as abroad. In fact, the founder of homeopathy Samuel Hahnemann(whom allopaths regard as the founder of 'experimental medicine'), has coined the term "allopathy" .
Answered by arunraj vs, 06 Jun '08 11:03 am

 
  
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Its apparent resurgence in these times has rekindled the discussion as to whether homeopathic medications are an effective treatment against disease or whether they are no more than an elaborate placebo. The discussion as to whether or not it is an effective therapy is ongoing in human and veterinary medicine; it appears to have devolved into one between proponents of homeopathy and those who rely on firm evidence of effectiveness before adopting any therapy. The mechanism of action is unknown. The principles of therapy have remained unchanged since it was discovered by its founder and individuals who employ the therapy have added little to the original tenets. If homeopathy is science, it appears not to be advancing.
Answered by Zeus, 06 Jun '08 08:54 am

 
  
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There are indeed certain links in Homoeopathy which cannot be defined with the present parameters of science appplied to a therapeutic method. The 'some' who say that Homoeopathy is not a proven science has intentions to weaken a well developed and the fastest growing alternative system of medicine which would help allopthic system which presently is in a fast recession as far as medical illnesses are concerned. In the past few decades, the healthcare world has been gaping at allopathy fast reducing to managements of medical emergencies, trauma management and in effective intervention of pure surgical conditions. There has been organised assaults on Homoeopathy worldwide in the past few years.
The leading medical journals based at europe promoted by allopathy & funded by leading manufacturers was one among the very powerful tool used. It disowned homooepathy as a scientific medical system after a abricated study conducted on Homoeopathic medicines using the same mandates for al ...more
Answered by Sreevals Menon, 06 Jun '08 01:40 pm

 
  
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Homeopathy is based on a different paradigm compared to modern medicine or allopathy. With homeopathy, it is not the disease that is treated, but the patient. Consequently, apparently the same disease may have to be treated differently in various individuals. That is why the classic double blind studies on effectiveness of drugs do not work when they are used to "prove" the effectiveness of homeopathy.

That homeopathy works, is proven by the fact that today in India it is a rapidly growing market with an increasing growth rate in terms of companies manufacturing homeo drugs, the number of practitioners in every city and small town, not to mention the growing population being benefited by this unique system. It is also well established in many universities and educational institutions and degrees are awarded to a large number of students every year.

A few months ago, the New England Journal of Medicine, a reputed scientific journal, carried an article debunking homeopa ...more
Answered by V Shankar, 06 Jun '08 10:59 am

 
  
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True. There is no scientifical research undertaken on homeopathical treatment, like Ayurvedic Treatemnt. The treatment is based on symbolic signs which differ from individual to individual in respect of similar sickness. Hence, it requires just not a Degree / Diploma from a Homeopathy College, but real genius can only treat. That is why almost all the homeopathic treatments fail. However, it gained its popularity because of presummed absence of side effects, but that too is a myth. It too has its side effect if used blindly. When Allopathy regrets its inability to cure many diseases frankly, Homeo claims it can cure any disease from the root level completely if continuously applied. However, no Homeopathic Doctor could so far claim such success so far and hence it remains too just a myth.
Answered by vinayan joseph, 06 Jun '08 08:33 am

 
  
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Answered by pankaj luthra, 06 Jun '08 08:22 am

 
  
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homeopathy medicine is taking from natural herbal; our body made by the natural incrediants - like rice, wheat, dhall,fruits, green, etc- so it can take time to give result; but it not harm; we should not waste time to prove everything by science; science is what - somebody to take interest to search to poven whether it is harm or not; if you are having any bulging (without blood seen)by hitting hard on upper portion of skin, just you applied 'errukampoo' milk on that bulging portion, it will reduce veary easily without harm (erukkampoo - is using as a garlend to the Lord Ganeshain the festival of Sri Ganesh Chathurthi) this is also one kind of homeopathy.
Answered by Jayaraman Ramakrishnan, 06 Jun '08 12:40 pm

 
  
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What is proven science ?

On this count , can anybody proclaim alopathy branch of medicine as a "proven " pathy ?
Today's invented powerful drug gets banned tomorrow , when its side effects start showing its colours , is it a indication of "proven "theory . The competitive markets and huge money involved govern the proving mechanism , is a sad but a fact..
If a common man gets relief from his pain and agony by homepathy treatment why he should bother whether it is a proven or unproven science. As long as it is giving positive results , reliable,affordable and offers less side effects are his measures of appceptance and homeopathy is getting its popularity day by day gives the fitting answer.
Answered by ARUN LELE, 06 Jun '08 11:20 am

 
  
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Whether it is scientifically proven or not it dose not matter.Homeopathy can cure disces or not that is the main question.
Answered by monotosh, 06 Jun '08 10:24 am

 
  
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Homeopathy is the only system that tests medicines on humans before approving them and not on rats or cows etc. The Materia Medica is full of test results from such tests. A great system that needs a look in.
Answered by N Vivek, 06 Jun '08 02:09 pm

 
  
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