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Homoeopathy

By S. O'Meara, Paul (Paul M.) Wilson, Christopher Bridle, K. Wright and J. Kleijnen

Abstract

Homoeopathy is a system of treating patients\ud using very low dose preparations according\ud to the principle: "like should be cured with\ud like". This paper summarises the research evidence\ud presented in a recent issue of Effective Health\ud Care on the effectiveness of homoeopathy.\ud Increasing numbers of patients are seeking\ud information on complementary medicines from\ud NHS health professionals. Results of a 1998 survey\ud of use and expenditure on complementary\ud medicine in England suggested that 28% of\ud respondents had either visited a complementary\ud therapist or had purchased an over the counter\ud herbal or homoeopathic remedy in the past year.\ud From this survey it was estimated that there\ud could be over 470 000 recent users of homoeopathic\ud remedies in England

Topics: RX
Publisher: BMJ Group
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:4348

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