The practice of treating disease with substances causing similar symptoms but where the active ingredient is extremely diluted

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Are there mainstream medical schools that teach homeopathy or alternative medicine?

I was discussing homeopathy with my regular doctor today, and she said that one of her coworkers, during her education, learned about homeopathy and alternative medicine in addition to other medical ...
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Is Tonsilotren homeopathic medicine effective for the treatment of pharyngitis?

I wanted to check with a doctor whether I had tonsil stones or not, and for this an otolaryngologist was recommended to me as one of the best in my city. She said I don’t have any problems with tonsil ...
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Does Calendula Gel promote healing of minor burns?

From the Amazon product description of Boiron Homeopathic Medicine Calendula Gel for Burns, Scrapes and Skin Irritations, 2.6-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 3): Use Calendula Gel to promote healing of minor ...
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Are Homeopathic Proving Trials reliable?

According to homeopaths, the 'proving' process is used to determine the effect of substances. Some information can be found on the American Medical College of Homeopathy web site: Provings are a ...
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Did Gandhi support homeopathy?

Sites like this one claim Gandhi can be quoted to be in support of homeopathy: Mahatma Gandhi Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the ...
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Does Calendula ointment or cream promote healing of scrapes/cuts/burns?

From http://www.boironusa.com/products/calendula-cream/: USES: Helps promote healing of minor burns and cuts, scrapes, skin irritations and sunburn ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Calendula officinalis ...
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NAET - is it a hoax or does it have any merit?

Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques seems to claim to be able to heal almost anything. It primarily focuses on allergies as the core of all issues. It seems to talk of meridians in human ...
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Can boneset cure dengue fever?

From livestrong: Homeopathic Remedy Boneset is also available as a homeopathic remedy under its Latin name, Eupatorium perfoliatum. In his book "Materia Medica and Repertory," homeopath, Dr. ...
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Do manufacturers of homeopathy products add any of the allegedly active ingredients?

Homoeopathy is the idea that a "a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people". Furthermore, the potency of the 'treatment' is alleged to ...
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Will individuals respond differently to homeopathic remedies prepared with unboiled vs. boiled water?

Related: Does water have a memory as claimed in homeopathy? I recently watched a debate between Ben Goldacre and Peter Fischer on homeopathy. During the course of the debate, an audience member ...
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Does the “Belfast” study by Madeleine Ennis prove that water memory exists and homeopathy might work?

There has been a number of attempts to replicate Jacques Benveniste's results relating to the "water memory". Wikipedia lists many of them. One of those attempts is the "Belfast study". P. Belon, ...
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Has most peer-reviewed research on homeopathy given positive results?

I was surprised by the following claim from NaturalNews: Most clinical research conducted on homeopathic medicines that has been published in peer-review journals have shown positive clinical ...
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Homeopathic Sinus Pain/Allergy Relief

I suffer from occasional sinus pain and headaches. Upon hearing this, a pharmacist friend of mine immediately recommended I take a "drug" that has proven to work wonders for her sinus problems. It ...
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Can products labelled “homeopathic” in actuality contain active ingredients?

Tecnu is a treatment for poison oak. They claim it acts by removing urushiol, the oil that causes the irritation. I saw it recommended in numerous places, e.g., guidebooks, by people who seemed to ...
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Has Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier found experimental evidence for homeopathy?

Every month I peruse magazines like Fate and Atlantis Rising, and over the last few month there's been a lot of self-congratulatory chatter about the fact that Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier has ...
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Where can I find evidence for the prescientific-medicine-claims issued by James Randi?

There is a well known presentation given by James Randi about homeopathy. At one point in his talk, James Randi issues the claim that up into the victorian era, if you consulted a doctor you reduced ...
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Has there ever been a double-blind study validating Homeopathy?

Has there ever been a double-blind study validating Homeopathy? I'm not even looking for a blanket validation. Just a single study validating one homeopathic treatment as more effective than ...
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Does homeopathic zinc (Zicam) help with the common cold?

I'm sick, and my friend had me buy store brand Zicam to help with it. Looking at the bottle after taking it, I thought the ingredients were written strangely. "Zincum Aceticum 2x", it says, when I ...
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Is it possible to overdose on Homeopathic medicines?

How much Homeopathic medicines would be required (or considered) an overdose? Every Homeopathic site claims the treatments are safe and have no side effects, it it even possible to overdose?
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What is a Nosode?

Homeopathy literature likes to compare Nosode remedies with traditional vaccinations, does this have any validity?
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How do sugar pills work according to homeopaths? [closed]

Sugar pill claims The reasoning behind dilution, 'potentiation' and the memory of water is known to me, and there are several good arguments to be made against those 'theories'. But I can't really ...
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Does water have a memory as claimed in homeopathy?

In homeopathic remedies the original substance is often diluted to a point where statistically there should be not a single molecule left of the original substance. The most common explanation by ...