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Homeopathy has long been used to treat certain diseases. Some claim it does work, other that it is a pseudoscience. Do you think it is effective?
There is still no consensus among the medical doctors and scientists on the effectiveness of homeopathy. Some argue that homeopathy does work and really helps curing or mitigating the effects of some diseases. Homeopathic supplements are often used to lose weight and reinforce health in people that don't suffer from any particular disease. Others believe that it's just a placebo. It is one of the controversial debates in health, such as vaccines or mercy killing.
Homeopathy is an alternative medecine, a system of therapeutics founded in 1796 by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann, based on the principle of similia similibus curantur ("like cures like"), with the underlying logic that our bodies know what they are doing and that symptoms are simply the way in which it takes action against diseases. Thus homeopathy is based on the idea of prescribing patients (sick people) substances that would cause on healthy people the same symptoms of the disease being treated. Thus the homeopathic medicine acts as a stimulus aiming at triggering a natural vital reaction.
Some doctors use homeopathy and believe it's a real science with proven results. However the majority of medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies state that there is very little evidence on homeopathy effectiveness and often define it as a pseudoscience. What do you think? Does homeopathy work? Do you think it's good for you?
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Does homeopathy work or is it a pseudoscience? Would you say it is effective or detrimental?
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