This booklet is aimed at considering all important aspects of the scientific framework of Homeopathic practice including ethical questions, evaluation of daily practice, looking at the level of scientific evidence of each of these aspects. The conclusions are that homeopathy has to stay in the framework of medical practice and it is even a necessity for public health. Of course more research is always necessary.
This booklet is a joint production of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis and of the European Committee for Homeopathy.
The use of homeopathic medicines is widely spread throughout the world population.
In Europe, these medicines are submitted to a registration procedure (1) which guarantees an optimal pharmaceutical quality and safety for users.
A potential risk exists only when these medicines are used without foregoing medical diagnosis.
To minimize this risk it is essential to keep homeopathy within the framework of medical practice.
In several countries, a law on patients’ rights has come into force. It means that the patients have the right to choose or to refuse a proposed treatment. Medical doctors cannot inform the patient correctly if they do not know all possible medical approaches and as such an ethical dilemma is created.
It is essential for public health to formulate concrete answers to all these questions. This booklet is also aimed to help at the formulation of pragmatic solutions to these problems.
Download the booklet : www.homeobook.com/pdf/scientific-homeopathy-lmhi.pdf