Homeopathy Explained – Gentle Healing or Reckless Fraud?

  • Published: 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 Institutebit.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)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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  • Garou Shiba
    Garou Shiba  4 hours back

    For god's sake, bring the Plague doctors back... they sure know their shit better than this homeo guys...

    • Marketdoor
      Marketdoor  21 hours back

      I get fucking advertising for so called "energy healing" on this video

      • sporogymno
        sporogymno  1 days back

        BRING BACK THE OLDEN TIMES RULES how many homeopathic patients will still use them if they can't masturbate or nap

        • Luca Bianchini
          Luca Bianchini  1 days back

          5:39 is this the clock from "don't hug me I'm scared?'

          • T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉w҉n҉ ҉R҉i҉g҉h҉t҉ ҉B҉e҉f҉o҉r҉e҉ ҉ T҉h҉e҉ ҉S҉u҉n҉-҉R҉i҉s҉e҉ ҉I҉s҉ ҉T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉r҉k҉e҉s҉t҉

            *Homeopathy = The dragon scroll from Kung Fu Panda*
            *_The secret ingredient is, NOTHING. To make something special, you just have to BELIEVE it's special._*

            • Rick Yuan
              Rick Yuan  2 days back


              • Zombycow
                Zombycow  2 days back

                Homeopathy: taking "less is more" waaaay too literally.

                • IC Ross
                  IC Ross  2 days back

                  Nobody can cure cancer. Even modern medicines can only cut it out or try to poison it out of your system. Then they can only watch and hope it doesn't return after that.

                  • IC Ross
                    IC Ross  2 days back

                    Homeopathy is a hold over from when there were no doctors and humanity was self medicating on plants, etc. At that time we couldn't get a balanced diet and developed certain diseases because of it. In this age most of us can get a Balanced and Varied diet which would eliminate the need for Homeopathy and a lot of Pharmaceutical medicines also. We need to eat our way out of minor everyday illnesses not constantly take a pill for it. Our body is the best healer ever created. All it mostly needs is the right nutrients from what we eat.

                    • Lena
                      Lena  3 days back

                      are the works of three Nobel Laureate scientists that have done studies on high dilutions( similar to Homeopathic) and have proven their effects included in this video? Looking at the comments, I doubt it was.

                      1. Hans Von Euler -
                      Nobel Laureate Chemistry 1929

                      2. Brian David Josephson -
                      Nobel Laureate Physics 1973

                      3. Luc Montagnier -
                      Nobel Laureate Physiology & Medicine 2009

                      • Ronny Ronny
                        Ronny Ronny  3 days back

                        haven t read them, and i suppose you didn t either, but you said similar to homeopathy, not the same. Homeopathy is based on water remembering the structure of what you have diluited in it, if it still had some particles inside it may work at a lower level, but have my doubts that some "magic" water would cure something besides placedo

                    • Pineapple Whatever
                      Pineapple Whatever  3 days back

                      When I realized what 30C was I laughed like crazy

                      • wazeem ahamed
                        wazeem ahamed  3 days back

                        Homeopathy is pure bullshit !!dot ! And if they could sell all the homeopathic sugar balls as sugar balls it would be nice !!

                        Homeopathy medicine ingredients =sugar + water .

                        • Nothing at all
                          Nothing at all  4 days back

                          looks like you are making lean

                          • DUC
                            DUC  4 days back

                            Natural Selection if you choose not to Vaccinate & your child gets a Curable Disease & Ends up Dying, thats the Universe reminding you that you are an Idiot and the Weakest of our Species...

                            • Kalla H
                              Kalla H  5 days back


                              • Kalla H
                                Kalla H  1 days back

                                @Lena The FDA oversees homeopathic remedies. But it doesn’t check to see if they’re safe or effective. In general, most are so watered down that they don’t cause any side effects. But there are exceptions. Homeopathic medicines can contain a large amount of an active ingredient, like a heavy metal, that can be dangerous. I think it's called the placebo effect. 🙂

                              • Lena
                                Lena  3 days back

                                tell it to three Nobel Laureate scientists that have done studies on high dilutions( similar to Homeopathic) and have proven their effects.

                                1. Hans Von Euler -
                                Nobel Laureate Chemistry 1929

                                2. Brian David Josephson -
                                Nobel Laureate Physics 1973

                                3. Luc Montagnier -
                                Nobel Laureate Physiology & Medicine 2009

                            • Edwin Dias
                              Edwin Dias  5 days back

                              Homeopathy worked for me , when I was suffering from Variocel. No alopathic medicine and their antibiotics could cure me.

                              • WTFBOOMDOOM
                                WTFBOOMDOOM  2 days back

                                Your immune system worked for you.

                            • Antonio Ávila
                              Antonio Ávila  5 days back

                              LOOK AT THE TIME!!!!

                              • SuuGaming
                                SuuGaming  6 days back

                                I just got don't hug me I'm scared ptsd

                                • River Towner
                                  River Towner  1 weeks back

                                  Psycological Healing...Palcebo Effect!! :))

                                  • Lincoln LaValle
                                    Lincoln LaValle  1 weeks back

                                    7:12 Wagwan Piff Ting

                                    • Lincoln LaValle
                                      Lincoln LaValle  1 weeks back

                                      For all we know, the homeopathic remedies could be cyanide pills because the FDA doesn't regulate these things and allows lying on the lables.

                                      • Param
                                        Param  1 weeks back

                                        Like James Randi says: "there was a guy who got overdose of Homoeopathic medicine. He forgot to take the drug" :D

                                        • Daniel Cabrera
                                          Daniel Cabrera  1 weeks back

                                          My cat got better with homeopathy so.... how do you explain placebo effect there?

                                          • Silent33091
                                            Silent33091  6 days back

                                            @Daniel Cabrera
                                            That's what you gave your cat.

                                          • Daniel Cabrera
                                            Daniel Cabrera  6 days back

                                            @Silent33091 sure because renal failure is cured like that. Roflmao.

                                          • Silent33091
                                            Silent33091  6 days back

                                            I guess all your cat needed was a few drops of water, or some sugar.

                                        • ysa :P
                                          ysa :P  1 weeks back

                                          5:52 *TIME IS IMPORTANT AND I AM A CLOCK*

                                          • velvetolio
                                            velvetolio  1 weeks back

                                            This is so strange. Every other year I develop tonsillitis. When I was little I had it every year and it always was severe. Now when I'm an adult, whenever I started feeling it coming, I would buy dozens of all kinds of non homeopathic medicine and only some had little affect, most of the time nothing. On few occasions I had tonsillitis that lasted weeks and I had to turn to antibiotics. Few years ago the pharmacist offered me these new homeopathic pills to treat tonsillitis. I heard about homeopathy before, but not enough to have my own opinion. I didn't look at it as good or bad, and didn't expected any kind of results. I just gave it a try like so many other medicines before. And just in one day or so, my tonsillitis was completely gone. Completely. Next year I had tonsillitis again and again I took the pills - boom! gone in overnight. This year I had it again, and again the pills worked. Why? Why so many others that I took before throughout my life had basically no effect, but suddenly these homeopathic ones work. Placebo? It's crazy.

                                            • Markus Kleber
                                              Markus Kleber  2 weeks back

                                              But there is one thing I can not understand. How got this whole idea in the market? How got people convinced that it would work?

                                            • Tabish Rahman
                                              Tabish Rahman  2 weeks back


                                              • Raptor CC
                                                Raptor CC  2 weeks back

                                                Bruh using homeopathy pills in a maracas to take care of a baby.

                                                • The Patayer
                                                  The Patayer  2 weeks back

                                                  Putting out fire with fire 0:35

                                                  • Kannan Ravinther
                                                    Kannan Ravinther  2 weeks back

                                                    Homeopathy is good as it shows care to diseased ppl but it is wrong when it is
                                                    taken as a substitute for proven treatment which is modern medicine..

                                                    • Paaasto
                                                      Paaasto  2 weeks back

                                                      As a med student I really thank you guys for opening up the conversation about alternative medicine and taking down some miths. Our western medicine has proven to be really effective treating deseases but not that much at answering people's concerns abouth their health. And that's when Alternative medicine enters the game, they give people the calm and the security they need in order to keep going, in those kind of sistems people feel embraced they feel like they're important, like others care about what's going on with them.
                                                      We're failing at providing a full and integral treatment to those people, that's why other forms of medicine are so important because they cover up the blank spaces we leave. Of course, if you suffer an horrible accident and end up with several bleedings you'll go to an hospital but if you just need to cure a stressfull headache who says reiki is a bad idea?

                                                      • Monroe Robbins
                                                        Monroe Robbins  2 weeks back

                                                        So homeopathy is a comfort and psychological health aid, while science and medicine can help with physical health.

                                                        • Monroe Robbins
                                                          Monroe Robbins  17 hours back

                                                          Also, placebo my dude. Placebo actually helps a lot, though not replacing actual healthcare.

                                                        • ninjabotpc
                                                          ninjabotpc  1 days back

                                                          Jeremy W. Norwood What he means is that if someone doesn’t know a whole lot about science, they have something that they can reasonably understand, it doesn’t have to make sense, it just has to be understandable to them (or in other words, homeopathy is a comfort while they are taking actual medicine, hopefully)

                                                        • Jeremy W. Norwood
                                                          Jeremy W. Norwood  1 weeks back

                                                          I don't think it is actually going to help their minds though... They are still going to be imbiciles, that BS water isn't going to cure that... LoL.

                                                      • Rusty Shackleford
                                                        Rusty Shackleford  2 weeks back

                                                        Did you hear about the person who overdosed on their homeopathic medicine? They forgot to take their pills.

                                                        • HadleyWK Fozzie
                                                          HadleyWK Fozzie  2 weeks back

                                                          Don’t hug me I’m scared

                                                          • Alice Angl
                                                            Alice Angl  2 weeks back

                                                            That clock...

                                                            • Michael McCorquodale
                                                              Michael McCorquodale  2 weeks back

                                                              "Placebo effect is real." No kidding, American ER: 3hrs waiting, +6hrs until seeing a physician, +6 more until blood work returns, +6 more until any diagnosis, +10 or more until discharge or admittance. Might as well just stay home and fool yourself with sugar water. That's the value proposition of homeopathy, which is sad.

                                                              • n
                                                                n  2 weeks back

                                                                Ima sell tap water and say it's 1000c cancer treatment

                                                                • The_Admiral
                                                                  The_Admiral  2 weeks back

                                                                  Cocaine :D

                                                                • Bibiana Carmen
                                                                  Bibiana Carmen  2 weeks back

                                                                  Homeopathy is full of sugary balls like a chocolate 🍫 nothing else waste sugar balls Don’t trust homeopathy

                                                                  • steve ng
                                                                    steve ng  2 weeks back

                                                                    Is called the placibo...

                                                                    Rick : *I DON'T CARE*
                                                                    Proceeds to warn morty about it

                                                                    • Jiraiya
                                                                      Jiraiya  2 weeks back

                                                                      I prefer Placebo effect over side effects lol

                                                                      • Miguel Angel Hernández Solís
                                                                        Miguel Angel Hernández Solís  4 days back

                                                                        @Starco 2312 if the patient is hypochondriac the placebo is a good option

                                                                      • Starco 2312
                                                                        Starco 2312  4 days back

                                                                        @Miguel Angel Hernández Solís i get it if you dont have medicine or cant access it, but what about in a modern country where you can easily get an actual medicine

                                                                      • Miguel Angel Hernández Solís
                                                                        Miguel Angel Hernández Solís  4 days back

                                                                        @Starco 2312 because the pacientes is hipocondriac, you don't have medicine (war for example), etc

                                                                      • Starco 2312
                                                                        Starco 2312  4 days back

                                                                        @Miguel Angel Hernández Solís okay but why not just use actual medicine

                                                                      • Miguel Angel Hernández Solís
                                                                        Miguel Angel Hernández Solís  4 days back

                                                                        @Starco 2312 a placebo still can work even if you know is a placebo

                                                                    • Tobias Serben
                                                                      Tobias Serben  2 weeks back

                                                                      5:51 Don’t hug me i’m scared??

                                                                      • Alok Singh Rawat
                                                                        Alok Singh Rawat  2 weeks back

                                                                        I am on a homeopathy medication. Thanks for shattering the placebo bubble.

                                                                        • G M P
                                                                          G M P  2 weeks back

                                                                          Open Homeopathy store. Sell water. STONKS.

                                                                          • brandon miner
                                                                            brandon miner  2 weeks back

                                                                            plot twist. Sugar water *DOES* cure cancer

                                                                            • Gaudium Felidae
                                                                              Gaudium Felidae  2 weeks back

                                                                              5:39 is that the clock from don't hug me i'm scared?

                                                                              • Cyrosius
                                                                                Cyrosius  2 weeks back

                                                                                0:40 nice easter egg In. The house