Homœopathic Links 2021; 34(02): 123-129
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1731760
Philosophy and Discussion

Is Homeopathy More Effective Now Than a Hundred Years Ago?

1   Independent Researcher, Breda, the Netherlands
2   Directorate of AYUSH, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi, India
José Eizayaga
3   Department of Homeopathy Maimonides University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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During the past century, the amount of information about homeopathic medicines has grown dramatically. However, the recent coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has shown that homeopathic practitioners do not use more medicines than a century ago and they seem to use less symptoms to find the proper medicine. This could be explained by the fact that the more than a hundred years old repertory was flawed from the beginning and that more information in the repertory leads the practitioner astray in an increasingly complex labyrinth of data.

This can be resolved by applying modern data management techniques based on systematic collection of treatment data and statistical analysis of the data. Homeopathic practitioners should collect these data avoiding bias. This requires additional training of practitioners, which should also result in a higher scientific level of homeopathic practice and increasingly effective treatment as the database grows.

Publication History

Article published online:
02 July 2021

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