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Are homeopathic medicines effective for weight reduction?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Homeopathy & weight

There is no specific homeopathy remedy for weight reduction, because remedies are directed more to internal imbalance in the patient who's suffering symptoms rather than the pathologic condition s/he has.
Still, i've seen patients treated homeopathically who became much healthier -- and in that process changed lifestyle enough to lose weight. Prescribed correctly, these medicines are powerful.

In brief: Homeopathy & weight

There is no specific homeopathy remedy for weight reduction, because remedies are directed more to internal imbalance in the patient who's suffering symptoms rather than the pathologic condition s/he has.
Still, i've seen patients treated homeopathically who became much healthier -- and in that process changed lifestyle enough to lose weight. Prescribed correctly, these medicines are powerful.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains).
That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added.

In brief: No

Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains).
That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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