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Is Homeopathy Really Effective? Homeopathy has no scientific prove that it truly works. Besides, homeopathy does not really work in state hospitals and there is a little interaction between doctors and homeopaths.

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  • Submitted: 16/03/2011
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Is Homeopathy Really Effective?

The word 'homeopathic' is from the Greek words 'homeo' which means "similar" and the word 'pathos' which means "disease" or "suffering". Homoeopathy has been in popular use in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States of America and many other countries for over 200 year and some of homoeopathy were also in use by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians (What is Homeopathy?, 2009). Homeopathy was discovered by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in 1769 ,which he started the theory "law of similar" or what it is normally known as "like cures like" treatment or the treatment that can cure sick people by using what causes the similar illness to the healthy ones (Natural treatment (homeopathy), 2009). Thus, homeopathy is "a system of therapy based on the concept that disease can be treated with drugs (in minute doses) thought capable of producing the same symptoms in healthy people as the disease itself" (Definition of Homeopathy, 2009). It is a system of medical therapy that uses very small amounts of medicines, or remedies and most of the remedies are prepared from substances found in nature. Moreover, homeopathy is not similar to herbal medicine, so

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