It has been labelled 'quackery' with no basis in science.
But one expert says homeopathy, an alternative 'treatment' where it is purported highly diluted substances can 'heal' the body, has been unfairly vilified.
Dr Helen Beaumont, of the Faculty of Homeopathy, says people cannot discuss the subject without resorting to name-calling
Writing for the medical blogging website 'The Hippocratic Post,' she says just because the evidence on homeopathy is inconclusive, it doesn't mean it is ineffective - and 'gold-standard' trials have proved it works beyond placebo.
Moreover, as it is less expensive than conventional treatments such as drugs, it could save the NHS money at a time of dire financial constraints.
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