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The Lancet just published a study claiming that homeopathy doesn't work beyond a placebo-effect. (The Lancet, Vol. 366, 27. Aug. 2005) Anyone with medical knowlegde here who can evaluate this study?

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Children and Animals aren't effected by the concept of a Placebo. It would be interesting to see if there is any studies proving homeopathy this way. IMO, the best proof is direct experience though. I grew up using homeopathy (there were times i did have to use conventional medicine, but only a handful of times). In my experience, homeopathy worked.

Now, because it doesn't fit into someones modeltheistic view, thats another thing. They could say that i am super malleable and suggestable to placebo. Yet, they aren't in my nervous system, they cant know for sure. -Kunda 19:15, 13 Sep 2005 (CEST)

Maybe Homeopathy could also be explained by that Morphogenetic fields theory by Rupert Sheldrake ? Mutante 20:30, 13 Sep 2005 (CEST)

Mutante: Morphogenic fields are very disputed and contravertial topic, it wouldn't be wise to base one disputed model as a foundation for another, when trying to provide conclusive evidence. But that is a good point nonetheless. Also:

  • Mattis, or Mutante, maybe you can check that german homeopathy wiki for valid peer-reviewed studies disproving homeopathy as a placebo (in other words proving it) -Kunda 13:23, 14 Sep 2005 (CEST)

Search Homeopathy Wiki for 'Placebo'. Can just find a study comparing Cannabis to Placebos for helping Multiple Sclerosis patients.Cannabis_hilft_MS-Patienten Mutante 22:09, 15 Sep 2005 (CEST)

  • Mutante, maybe you can ask on their talk page: Children and Animals aren't effected by the concept of a Placebo. It would be interesting to see if there is any studies proving homeopathy this way. maybe they will have a cited study?
    • Also, i recommend checking it out for yourselves. Buy a bottle of Arnica (30C) and keep it around in your medicine cabinet. Whenever you feel sore muscularly or fell and hurt yourself, take some. It is just balls of sugar that have been soaked in water that was orginally grinded arnica flowers and then dilluted 300times. So there is no actual matter left in the water..only the impression of it on the molecular level or its 'vibrational' quality (whatever you want to call it).

It has a shelf-life of forever and its cheap. -Kunda