Two theories central to homeopathy are like cures like and the more dilute a preparation is the more potent it is. To date there is therefore little evidence that homoeopathy is effective. Proponents have claimed that the process of dilution and shaking release a therapeutic force. Thus, if homoeopathy were in future shown to be effective, it might be the methodology which was important.
Homeopathy considers itself to be a holistic medicine, based on the belief that ‘like treats like’. Rhus toxicodendron given by mouth was compared to placebo tablets in 30 people for four weeks. In the first trial, a significant but similar reduction of pain was observed in the two treatment groups. Interactions with other drugs haven’t been well studied, although they’re unlikely given the high dilution of the remedies.
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