Believing that your body can heal certainly aids the process. However, homeopathy is so much more than this. It is used successfully with babies, animals and plants. They can’t really influence the results by believing in a cure, can they? Furthermore, in some frustrating cases I had to go through many remedies before getting good results. How do you explain this if homeopathy is just a placebo? If it was just that, every remedy you take should work. Unfortunately (or fortunately!), this is not the case. It takes a lot of knowledge and skill to select the remedy that will trigger a cure. Other remedies that don’t match the case will do nothing.
But don’t just take my word for it. In many high-quality randomised placebo-controlled studies, homeopathy consistently shows much better results than placebo.
Critically ill patients with COPD treated with homeopathy
University of Vienna Hospital carried out one of such studies in 2005. Fifty critically ill patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) participated in the study. People with his diagnosis have shortness of breath, a cough that doesn’t go away and lots of thick mucus in the airways. COPD is a very serious disease that kills many people every year. It is the third leading cause of death in the US. Patients who took part in the study were also heavy smokers. They received either a homeopathic remedy Kalium Bichromicum 30c or a placebo.
The findings showed that patients who had homeopathy experienced a significant reduction of the amount of mucus in their airways. Doctors could also remove the tube that helped patients breathe much earlier in the group that was treated with homeopathy. Similarly, people who received homeopathy could go home much earlier than the group receiving placebo. They stayed in the hospital for 4.20 days vs 7.68 days for people on placebo. Click on the link to access this study.
Homeopathic treatment of fibromyalgia
British Society of Rheumatology published another interesting study in 2004. 53 patients with fibromyalgia took part in this study. 26 of them received individualised homeopathic remedy, which was prescribed using classical homeopathy. The other 27 participants received an identical-looking placebo.
The results showed that homeopathy had much greater impact than placebo. Participants who received homeopathic treatment had greater improvements in tender point count and tender point pain. This means that they experienced much less pain in fewer locations throughout their body. They also reported greater quality of life and an improvement in overall health. People with fibromyalgia often develop bad depression. In the study, patients who were treated with homeopathy felt less depressed compared with those on placebo. Here is the link to this study.
Homeopathic treatment of insomnia
Another really impressive study was published in 2019. In this more recent study people had homeopathy for insomnia. 55 patients completed this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. The participants kept a record of several factors, such as:
- how long it took them to fall asleep,
- the number of minutes they lay awake in the middle of the night,
- if they woke up too early, by how many minutes,
- total hours spent in bed,
- total sleep time in hours, and
- sleep efficiency.
The study concluded that “individualised homeopathy seemed to produce significantly better effect than placebo.” The researchers suggested that further study would be very beneficial. Have a look at it: Insomnia study
Scientists say homeopathy is not just a placebo
The Homeopathic Research Institute recently released a video with many scientists from various universities confirming that homeopathy is much more than placebo. You can watch it here:
More links if you still need convincing
For more information, access the links below. Some of them contain very graphic images of skin disease cured with homeopathy. While it’s a great proof that you can’t dispute, it may be a little too much for some people to view. Proceed with caution! ?
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