There is no better treatment than homeopathy – at least for the homeopath!
Vis a vis the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, why are there so many clinicians (doctors as well as lay practitioners) who still believe that homeopathy is working? And why are there so many patients who still believe that homeopathy is working? These are questions that puzzle me quite a bit. Of course, there is no simple, single answer; there are probably dozens. But one reason must be that there are only three possible outcomes after homeopathic treatments, all of which are favourable for homeopathy (at least in the interpretation of proponents of homeopathy). Seen in this light, there simply is no better therapy! Let me explain: If a patient consults a homeopath who prescribes a highly diluted homeopathic remedy, she might subsequently: get better, get worse, or experience no change at all. Analysing these three possibilities, we quickly see that, from the point of view of a convinced homeopath, all are a proof for homeopathy's effectiveness, and none suggests that the
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