The effectiveness of Homoeopathy has been a topic of hot debate ever since it’s an invention in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. The scientific community has always looked upon it with stern eyes and always questioned its scientific basis. Often referring it as pseudoscience.
The essential principle of homeopathy is ‘Like cures like’ which itself is not backed by any scientific data. It means that drug that causes specific symptoms can be used to cure diseases which causes the same symptoms. The other most important law is infinitesimal doses, which states that when the drug is mixed in water or alcohol, they increase its therapeutic potency.
According to an article on Science-Based Medicine, homeopathy medicines are diluted so much that the final product doesn’t even have a single molecule of the original drug. The very concept of infinitesimal doses is against laws of chemistry, pharmacology and thermodynamics. Homoeopaths claim that water retains the essence of drugs which is not possible as water molecules can’t retain the essence of such complex molecules.
According to Kurzgesagt science channel on YouTube
Research conducted by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council has confirmed that
However modern advancement in medical science has negated all the negative side effects of treatment of early ages. Modern scientific tests have also pointed out the inefficiency of homeopathy and denounced it scientifically. People who still follow are putting their lives in danger and should abstain from doing so.
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