A recently released report of the study by the Swiss government shows that Homeopathy is indeed effective and cost-effective. The study was spurred by the Swiss public’s desire to include homeopathy and other Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as part of their national health care program. About half of the Swiss population use CAMs including homeopathy. This study, utilizing double-blind and placebo controlled clinical trials, is one of the most comprehensive to date on Homeopathy. Dana Ullman of the Huffington Post and author of several well known books on homeopathy noted that “The Swiss report found a particularly strong body of evidence to support the homeopathic treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections and Respiratory Allergies. The report cited 29 studies in ‘Upper Respiratory Tract Infections/AllergicReactions,’ of which 24 studies found a positive result in favor of homeopathy.”
This news comes as no surprise to many people who have been using Homeopathy for years and seen wonderful results. However, this study may provide an open door for skeptics and may help legitimize homeopathy and many CAMs that have been regarded as less effective than western medicine.
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Paula Tipton-Healy L.M, CiHom
Homeopathic & Nutritional Consultant
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