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Tricky questions answered

Is homeopathy just placebo?

There is currently an ongoing debate going on in the UK about whether homeopathy works merely as a placebo. This is because homeopathy uses substances that are diluted beyond Avogadro's number. Homeopathy's implausibility, however, hasn't prevented it from rapidly spreading in popularity to over 80 different countries worldwide since it's conception in the 1800s. It is now considered to be one of the most popular CAM therapies in the world. Animals respond beautifully to homeopathy and cannot be fooled by the placebo effect. There are a number of dairy farms in the UK that use homeopathy as their main form of medicine, only using antibiotics as a last resort. For a youtube video of homeopath and veterinary surgeon, Dr Geoff Johnson talking about this, click here. There is a growing body of homeopathic veterinary research that can be found at www.britishhomeopathic.org. You can also read more veterinary research on the Society of Homeopaths website by clicking here.


How can such high dilutions work?

The mechanism of action of homeopathy is still not understood by science, and the short answer to this question is - we still don't know! Breakthrough research by the French Nobel Laureate and virologist, Luc Montagnier, found that high dilutions of DNA emitted electromagnetic signals. Although this by no means fully explains homeopathy, it is a good start. When talking about his findings in 2010, Montagnier stated:  ''High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures that mimic the original molecules... These are real phenomena which deserve further study.'' For the latest research on high dilutions on the Society of Homeopaths website please click here.


Is there any high quality research?

Yes! Visit the Homeopathy Research Institute for hot-off-the-press news, research and studies.


Will homeopathy interfere with my medication?

Homeopathy will not interfere with the beneficial effects of your medication and may be useful in helping their side effects. If you do plan to try to reduce your medication, you must to do so with the supervision of your GP.

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