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  1. By the end of year 2010, there have been 245 human studies published in 100 peer-reviewed international medical journals (81 integrative, 9 homeopathy and 10 CAM) including 12 meta-analysis, 6 systematic reviews, 1 Cochrane Review and 104 DBRPCT in evidence of homeopathy.

    • J

      Nancy, if you mean homeopathy works by “in evidence of”, that’s a false statement. Cochrane has reviewed evidence for homeopathy for ADHD, asthma, dementia, osteoarthritis, hot flushes, cancer side effects, induction of labor, and bed wetting (see links from http://www.cochrane.org/search/site/homeopathy). None found evidence that homeopathy works. Important to note, “most studies used poor sampling and measurement techniques, few subjects, single sites and no replication”. That’s exactly contrary to your list of big numbers to convince people good research is being done. Particularly damning: “The probability of a positive outcome was significantly lower when randomization and placebo were used than when another method of group assignment or comparison to conventional therapy was used.” These quotes are from scientifically-minded homeopathy boosters (Wayne Jonas et al), not critics (who could say much worse and still be correct). http://www.imbi.uni-freiburg.de/OJS/cca/index.php?journal=cca&page=article&op=view&path=4361

  2. Matt S.

    Don’t mind Nancy, she’s a woo doctor or something. Runs a pro-homeopathy website that claims its “science based”. Sorry Nancy, but it’s not. Using fancy words does not equal science. I will not directly link to her website here, but if you google “245 human studies published in 100 peer-reviewed international medical journals (81 integrative, 9 homeopathy and 10 CAM) including 12 meta-analysis” and it will pop up.

    • Robert Ferentz

      Nancy, please, stop. Why not perform your own experiments. Take a heavily diluted (say 30c) strong poison and drink it. If you come back and post here, you’ve proven yourself wrong. If you don’t….

  3. Matt S.

    Reddit: “These so-called “positive” studies used treatments that I would not classify as homeopathic. For example, in one cancer side effect trial, they used calendula oil to treat dermatitis. In another study, they examined nasal lavage with saline solution – this is a procedure, not the result of a opposite same-effect substance heavily diluted in water ingested as a drug.”

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