Individually prescribed homeopathic medicines have beneficial effect beyond placebo
05 Nov 2015
Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses of homeopathy have been performed. However none had looked solely at placebo-controlled trials of individualised homeopathic treatment, as delivered by homeopaths in practice. The research team of Mathie et al has now performed such an analysis and found that homeopathic medicines, when prescribed during individualised treatment, are 1.5 – 2 times more likely to have a beneficial effect than placebo. Use of a rigorous and transparent methodology gives credibility to these findings, which fundamentally challenge claims that homeopathy is purely a placebo effect. HRI has now published a research article on this study, explaining the work and the results in straight-forward language, and commenting on the implications of the findings.