Homeopathy is a system of medicine that involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances with the aim of supporting the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. Homeopathic medicines (often called remedies) are prepared by specialist pharmacies using a careful process of dilution and succussion (a specific form of vigorous shaking). As yet, science has not been able to explain the mechanism of action of these ultra- high dilutions in the body, but laboratory experiments are increasingly showing that homeopathically prepared substances can cause biological effects. There is also a growing body of research evidence suggesting that homeopathic medicines have clinical effects too. However, the scientific debate over the evidence base for and against homeopathy continues. This “Research” section of the website provides essential information about all aspects of research in homeopathy, giving you access to a wealth of information and pointing you in the right direction to find out more about specific subjects elsewhere. Research Policy 2016 For information about the Society’s research activities, support services for its members or for more advice about getting involved in homeopathy research please visit the members’ area.
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