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The Placebo Effect and Homeopathy

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 10, 2017

   1 min     


Placebo is anything that appears to be a "real" medical treatment but in actual it isn't. It can be any form of “fake” treatment be it a pill, a shot, or anything else. It is said that Homeopathy is nothing but just a placebo effect. Let’s find out how much of it is true.

It is arguable but some just suggest that homeopathy pills are just sugar pills and that it does not contain any active ingredients. The soothing effect or benefits that these pills possess therefore is suggested to be just a placebo effect on the patients.

It suggests that- “people believe that these pills are going to help and this belief alone triggers a healing response.”

In actual not just homeopathy but any medical treatment is likely to have some degree of ‘placebo effect’, but when it comes to scientific evidence this theory is not supported Because if homeopathy is just a placebo effect then how does one explain the following things:

The effect of homeopathy on animals

A scientific study suggests that homeopathic medicines can prevent E. coli diarrhoea in piglets.

The presence of positive high quality placebo-controlled trials?

These trials separate out and test the real clinical effect and the placebo effect of the treatment.

Laboratory experiments 

The effects of homeopathic medicines on white blood cells, frogs, and wheat plants are impossible to ignore.

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