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A 19-year-old male asked:

Why are alternative forms of medicines like homeopathy written off by doctors when in real life their results have more than been just a placebo effec?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
There's more to it: Items labeled "homeopathic" can have all sorts of ingredients, because they are sold as supplements, teas, etc..., and are not real, tested medications regulated by the fda. That means an item can have the word "homeopathic" on the label because the maker feels the item will sell better that way. Such items that have effects beyond placebo are likely due to additional, non-homeopathic ingredients.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States has strictly regulated homeopathic products in the US since 1897. Almost all homeopathic remedies used by doctors in the US are certified- the initials HPUS on the product attest to quality & purity- see http://www.hpus.com/overview.php Many quality double-blind controlled studies in good journals show homeopathy works: http://huff.to/1cBh5od
Nov 17, 2013
Last updated Dec 14, 2013

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