In September 2017, the European Acadamies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) published a critical report in relation to homeopathy products and practices, based on existing scientific studies. According to their analysis, ” there are no known diseases for which there is robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathy is effective beyond the placebo effect.”
In 2015, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in Australia reached the same conclusions, having sifted through 225 studies on the effects of homeopathy. According to the NHMRC, “homeopathy should not be used to treat serious chronic diseases, or ones that are at risk of becoming serious or chronic”.
However, this advice may make sense when we consider that homeopathy is mainly used for mild ailments or common afflictions, such as colds, flus, stomach bugs, etc.
Although the majority of scientists recommend against using homeopathy as a cure, they do however recognise the power of the placebo effect in homeopathy, and the changes that this can bring about in patients. However, traditional treatments for fighting against diseases, viruses or bacteria remains indispensable, as well as medical follow up.