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Homeopathic Product, Homeopathic Remedy, Homeopathy

  • Efficacy
  1. No scientific support for effect in any condition
    1. (1999) Med Lett Drugs Ther 41(1047): 20-1 [PubMed]
    2. Shang (2005) Lancet 366:726-32 [PubMed]
  2. Meta-analysis of 89 controlled trials
    1. Effect not fully explained by Placebo
    2. Ineffective for any single condition
    3. Linde (1997) Lancet 350:834 [PubMed]
  3. Not found to be effective in:
    1. Migraine Headache
      1. Whitmarsh (1997) Cephalalgia 17:600 [PubMed]
    2. Muscle soreness
      1. Vickers (1998) Clin J Pain 14:227 [PubMed]
    3. Upper Respiratory Infection prevention in children
      1. de Klerk (1994) BMJ 309:1329 [PubMed]
  • Precautions
  1. Dilute solutions without any proven efficacy or safety
  2. Hemeopathic agents may claim any benefit and safety without evidence or penalty from FDA
  3. Homeopathic agents contain ingredient concentrations so low, they may lack even a single molecule
  4. Contaminants may be present, with risk of harm, and in higher concentrations than the active ingredient
  • Ingredients
  1. Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of United States
    1. Includes 1200 homeopathic recipes
    2. Based on "like cures like"
      1. Example: Emetic Strychnine used as Anti-emetic
    3. Based on individual's experiences ("Provings")
  2. Contents
    1. Minerals
    2. Botanicals
    3. Animal parts
    4. Microorganisms
  3. Dilution
    1. Serial Dilutions
      1. X (1/10): 1X=1/10, 3X=1000, 6X=1/Million
      2. C (1/100): 1C=1/100, 3C=1/Million
    2. Typical Dilution: 6X to 30C (as high as 200C)
      1. 24X (12C) is diluted above Avogadro's Number
      2. Unlikely that product contains even one molecule
      3. Vallance (1998) J Altern Complement Med [PubMed]
  • References
  1. (2022) Presc Lett 29(4): 22-3