A team of experts in Australia has analyzed 225 existing studies on the efficacy of homeopathic formulas and has reached the same conclusion as so many other scientists these days – homeopathic medicines are “no more effective than placebo” in treating health problems.
JW writes: “I have a question about one of your blogs on Women of Grace where you mentioned that if science is not backing something we should not use it. I have used a nutritional supplement [Ambrotose] for over 14 years with wonderful health benefits. With the discovery of the product there were only the testimonies of the benefits people were seeing. . . .
The field of homeopathy was dealt a serious blow last week after a large study conducted by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) found its medicines to be no more effective than placebo.
MR writes: “I read that the founder, Hahnemann, received a lot of his information during seances, which he readily admitted. I think that this is proof of homeopathy having its origin in the occult. What do you think?”
TG writes: “I recently stumbled upon a few of your blog posts about homeopathy. I was recently introduced to homeopathy by a large group of very devout and influential Catholic women, so I was rather startled to see your blog post. I come from a family where almost everyone is in the medical profession, so I never really questioned conventional medicine. Once I was introduced to these women, I began to feel like I was ignorant or blind by subscribing to conventional medicine and I began to question whether or conventional medicine (like antibiotics or medicine during childbirth) was equivalent of sinning through negligence…
JH writes: “A friend of mine is using an herbal product, a cream, called Anica Montana, which she called a homeopathic remedy. Is this product considered New Age and is it moral to use it?”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Germany’s Union of Catholic Physicians (UCP), which admits that it does not represent official Catholic positions, has sparked outrage over its claim that treatments such as homeopathy can be used to keep homosexual inclinations at bay.