Homeopathy Explained – Gentle Healing or Reckless Fraud?

  • Published on: 22 February 2018
  • What are the principles behind Homeopathy and does it work?

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    Main principles of homeopathy:



    Information Network Homeopathy Germany:

    Homeopedia – German Online Encyclopedia:

    List of homeopathic remedies:

    Information regarding different homeopathic potencies:



    Physical examination of dilution


    Hahnemanns explanation for the efficacy of homeopathy despite dilution:

    § 270 Sixth edition

    18th century medicine


    Hahnemanns rules for taking homeopathic remedies, Organon of medicine §260 Sixth edition:


    Studies about the lacking efficacy of homeopathic products:

    Statement of the European Academies Science Advisory Council September 2017:

    Australian Study from the National and Medical Health Council, 2015:

    Systematic reviews from Mathie et al, employees of the Homeopathy Research Institutehttp://bit.ly/2GaWI7x

    Statement from the FDA demanding homeopathic companies must prove efficacy of their products:

    Statement from the FDA regarding their approach towards homeopathic remedies
    Quote: There are no drug products labeled as homeopathic that are approved by FDA.


    The Placebo and Nocebo Phenomena: Their Clinical Management and Impact on Treatment Outcomes

    Placebo interventions for all clinical conditions

    Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome


    Placeboeffect on children and animals

    Caregiver placebo effect in analgesic clinical trials for cats with naturally occurring degenerative joint disease-associated pain.



    Homeopathy is big pharma:



    Homeopathic anamnesis/ initial interview:

    Exemplary questionnaire for initial interview:

    Marketshare and market development for homeopathy


    Further reading:

    Blog beweisaufnahme-homoeopathie.de (German, some articles in English)

    ORGANON OF MEDICINE by Hahnemann Samuel (Original text)

    Free ebooks on „Materiae Medicae” (German and English)http://bit.ly/2DtjNQW

    Deutsches Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie
    (Short english version)

    US Department of Health: Information overview about homeopathy

    Homepathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States
    (Official Compendium of Homeopathic ingredients)

    List of over 5000 homeopathic ingredients A-Z

    FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels


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  • Runtime : 8:32
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  • TheIcecreamtaco
    TheIcecreamtaco   3 hours ago

    How is homeopathy allowed to exist under the pure food and drug act?

  • Nyah_Chan
    Nyah_Chan   6 hours ago

    Homeopathy that's sold by large companies is pure shit... Completely diluted as Kurzgesagt states... But there are people who make their own real homeopathy that is extremely concentrated and does work... At the end of the day there are natural alternatives to many issues, but it's all about where you get it from... It's also important to remember that both modern western medicine or natural alternatives can't fix everything... Both have their place in the world and one should not be hailed over the other...

  • Nib-Na5ty
    Nib-Na5ty   23 hours ago

    So..... it's still bullshit? Sweet.

  • alinkyng
    alinkyng   1 days ago

    lol there's that dog in the fire. lol Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Clock lol such original comment.

  • Rogue849
    Rogue849   1 days ago

    But what about essential oils?

  • jame4830 jame4830
    jame4830 jame4830   1 days ago

    If normal water has bacteria in it, and you make 30C bacteria water, it'll have no bacteria in it! It's like if the water has negative bacteria!!!1!1!!

  • World Tour guider
    World Tour guider   1 days ago

    My father practicing Homeopathy for 40 years. He is very successful, it cant be just placebo. do you have medical support behind your work?

  • well bro
    well bro   1 days ago

    Homeopathic system is very eady to make fun of. But when you see the results you are amazed as hell. By the way this video only focuses only on the aspects which can make fun of and ignores the profound principles.

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  • Maruha Starshaya
    Maruha Starshaya   3 days ago

    Alternative medicine was always a threat to human health. So many plant "medicines" were prohibited in recent years because they cane cause another diseases like cancer and so on.

  • Andy Barnes
    Andy Barnes   4 days ago

    Chuck some in the local reservoir and cure everybody of everything ;-)

    PYTHON   4 days ago

    yea but ayurvedic is good though ,check it out

  • bhaskar debnath
    bhaskar debnath   4 days ago

    Water retains memory. True. It can loose it too under certain circumstances, like sunlight, boiling, all those modern filters and so on. I swear by homoeopathy. If anyone has any doubt about its potency/ability to produce symptoms ( which according to "like cures like", cures a similar disease), i challange those to buy a homoeopathic medicine (ex- rhus tox 30c.) And take it daily for 1-2 weeks. If by the logic that it has nothing but the vehicle and can do nothing to the body, then rhus tox should also not be able to produce any symptoms. Right???? But if it produces, then simply it works. End of story. Anybody who want to challenge a homoeopath, please do take this simple challenge.

  • peepee9161
    peepee9161   6 days ago

    Mmm I would like some homeopathy pills for my coffee in the morning along with milk

  • Sardonic1981
    Sardonic1981   1 weeks ago

    anyone else notice the jizz on the porn magazine....was that really necessary? LMAO

  • Terkel Algevind
    Terkel Algevind   1 weeks ago

    The Queen of England uses homeopathy, not allopathic Rx!

  • Biednymaniek
    Biednymaniek   1 weeks ago

    What i think? Blutegel, sagen nichts und sagen nur 🤔

  • Biednymaniek
    Biednymaniek   1 weeks ago

    The theaory of blood goe back to the theaory of retiremant i think 🤔

  • Gino Foogle
    Gino Foogle   1 weeks ago

    If you take this pill you will never get cancer..Also like this msg if you want to get rich..

  • Allahu Fuckbar
    Allahu Fuckbar   1 weeks ago

    Well homeopathy actually cured my allergy to cold

  • ronondex2009
    ronondex2009   1 weeks ago

    "faith can move mountains,but sugar water cant cure cancer" -Homeopathy 2018 Kurzgesagt

  • 바밤바
    바밤바   1 weeks ago

    이런것도 있구나... 한국은 이런거 없는듯

  • Call Me Yamato
    Call Me Yamato   1 weeks ago

    So they got rich of selling sugar water and candy

  • KitKat Gracie
    KitKat Gracie   1 weeks ago

    time is a tool you put on the wall or wear it on your wristthe past is far behind usthe future doesn't existwhat's the time? it's quarter to ninetime to take a bath what do mean were already cleanscrub scrub scrub till the water is brown

  • NickduPlooy
    NickduPlooy   1 weeks ago

    "How does homeopathy work?" Simple. It doesn't

  • stackfl0w
    stackfl0w   1 weeks ago

    The most powerful tool of homeopathy is actually vick's vapor rub

  • shashimukka 272
    shashimukka 272   2 weeks ago

    Almost all patient comes to homeopathy after taking allopathic drugs only , actually they r fed up with that ,if placebo curing them means 😂😂😁😁 ?and anyone have guts to create a system of medicine with water and make famous like homeopathy according to WHO over 200 million ppls use homeopathy world wide and around 80 counties its is health care system everything because of water😂😂