Australia’s top body for medical research has been studying homeopathy for a long time, and based on several different research studies, concluded that homeopathy is not helpful or effective for any medical condition. The National Health and Medical Research Council, although believed this for a long time, finally put together a report based on reviewing over 220 different studies.
When you think about homeopathy you might not know that this is actually a very popular sub-culture, but it’s not like an herbal remedy. When talking about homeopaths, they decide to dilute various illness-causing substances as a way to help trigger the body’s own immune system to create healing. This is actually a very dangerous situation, because you are putting small amounts of potentially harmful chemicals in your body, in hopes that your cells and organs will somehow manage to create a helpful and healing response to the chemicals.
What the National Health and Medical Research Council found was that using homeopathy under any circumstances can lead to severe medical consequences, meaning your medical condition can get worse or you could possibly die if you fail to seek appropriate treatment right away. The scary part about this is that there are pharmacies that stock various homeopathic remedies and some insurance companies even give you a rebate for these products, so the medical system itself is encouraging this dangerous behavior.
There is also questions over why homeopathy has become increasingly popular over the years, whether it’s due to people not trusting real medications and doctors or it has something to do with the price of medications and doctor visits. There have also been colleges that have offered classes teaching students about homeopathic remedies, so it’s possible that just enough misinformation is out there to make people believe in something that does not work. A few studies have indeed said homeopathic remedies do help for some medical conditions, but those studies were not ran on a large enough group to be reliable, and there was also a lot of questionable design flaws in the studies that should make them unreliable and untrustworthy. If you choose to start practicing homeopathy, you should just be warned that you cannot trust all of the research claiming all of these health benefits, and you should really think about the possible dangerous situation you are putting yourself in by sticking with an unproven method.