Homeopathy - A Therapy Too Far?

by George Smith - Christian Medical Fellowship

Amongst the alternative therapies available today, homeopathy is one of the most controversial. It has sometimes been described as 'the therapy that can't work but does work'. Investigation, however, suggests that it is far easier to appreciate the first part of this statement than to substantiate the second.

Homeopathy derives from two Greek words, homoios - like, and patheia - pain or suffering. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as 'the treatment of disease by minute doses of drugs that in healthy persons would produce symptoms like those of the disease'.

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