Homeopathy was officially recognized as dangerous
The Council of European Academies of Sciences published a statement in which it recognized homeopathy as unscientific and harmful to patients.
The Council of European Academies of Sciences (EASAC) collected data on studies of homeopathic medicines and methods and concluded that homeopathy is not medicine or science. There is no objective evidence of the work of homeopathy. All studies that talk about its effectiveness are either performed with errors, or talk about the placebo effect of treatment.
Homeopathy works on improbable principles that do not correspond to established scientific positions, and the effectiveness of homeopathy is in the placebo effect.
Homeopathy is a branch of alternative medicine based on the use of ultra-small doses of substances. To make a homeopathic medicine, the active substance is diluted to such an extent that no molecule of this substance remains in the final solution. It is believed that in this case the medicine will work at the expense of water memory.
Despite the fact that there are no active substances in homeopathic medicines, they can still do harm. First, the content of active substances in homeopathy is not controlled. Sometimes it happens that one of the patients receives a dose of poison. Secondly, patients do not have reliable and complete information about the unscientificity of homeopathy. Therefore, many refuse traditional treatment, not knowing that the effectiveness of diluted drugs is zero. It can cause serious damage to health.
Because of homeopathy, the patient may not have the time to seek appropriate treatment with proven efficacy. Harm is exacerbated by the fact that with the spread of homeopathy it is customary to blacken classical medicine.
Homeopathic remedies should not be labeled as medicines, and health services should not purchase and pay for homeopathic treatment. The Council of Academies of Sciences mentions veterinary homeopathy: animal balls with water memory will not help either.
There are no two types of medicine: traditional and alternative. There is only that medicine that has passed the test, and one that has not passed.
Homeopathy should be given the same standards as any other methods of treatment. Therefore, EASAC recommends that the active ingredients and their contents in the medication be indicated in the same format as for conventional remedies (that is, in milligrams, not in dilutions) on homeopathic medicines packets, and do not advertise homeopathy without reliable and reproducible evidence of efficacy.