Homeopathy fails. Again. And again. And again…
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a draft information paper which says there’s no evidence that homeopathy is an effective health treatment.
The review by the research council found there’s a paucity of good quality studies of sufficient size examining the effectiveness of homeopathy as a treatment.
“The available evidence is not compelling and fails to demonstrate that homeopathy is an effective treatment for any of the reported clinical conditions in humans,” the overview report, Effectiveness of Homeopathy for Clinical Conditions: Evaluation of the Evidence, says.
Nothing new to science-based health care professionals. But sadly, the public is still willing to try it based on testimonials, anecdotes, or a mistaken idea that it’s natural medicine. It’s neither natural OR medicine. It’s water/sugar with no active ingredients.
The paper is open for public comment right now so have your say. Homeopathic remedies and processes are quackery. The science is on that side. On the pro-homeopathic side is a lot of wishful thinking and no substance.
Addition: As expected, the Australian Traditional Medicine Society is not pleased. We just need more studies, they say. It’s really not inefffective. That save ain’t going to work. It’s clear all over the world that the better quality studies show LESS of an effect. So new and better standards might buy you time but in the long-run, give up.