EUROPEAN CENTRAL COUNCIL
OF HOMEOPATHS
Ensuring patients have access to high
quality homeopathic treatment

THE PLATFORM FOR THE HOMEOPATHY PROFESSION IN EUROPE

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17th November, 2017

Keep Antibiotics Working, European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is on the 18th November 2017. The WHO, UN and other organizations are calling for awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and ...

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10th October, 2017

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) statement ‘Homeopathic products and practices’

ECCH represents 26 associations of homeopaths across Europe, ensuring patients have access to high quality homeopathic treatment. This statement clarifies some points in relation to the recent statement by EASAC ...

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Future Events

Research

The development of homeopathy is based in empirical enquiry. Samuel Hahnemann (1755 -1843), who first developed of homeopathy as a coherant system of medicine, developed its principles from his observations of natural phenomena and then proceded to test them repeatedly throughout his life. Two hundred and fifty years later that scientific approach is rigorously maintained.

Basic Research
Recent advances in fundamental research are increasingly clarifying an explanation for the mechanism of action of the diluted and succussed medicines used by homeopaths. In vitro techniques not previously available to scientists have enabled laboratory research to reveal the verifiable effects of high dilution medicines. The explanation of the mechanism of action currently appears to lie between the fields of nano-technology and electromagnetism.

Clinical Research
Hundreds of clinical trials have been carried out into homeopathic treatment. The results of these trials vary from positive to negative. Some high quality Random Controlled Trials (RCTs) have produced significant positive results showing homeopathic treatment having an effect that is not explicable by mere placebo effect. The most recent and most rigorous investigation yet into clinical trials summarises the situation as ‘Medicines prescribed in individualised homeopathy may have small, specific treatment effects. Findings are consistent with sub-group data available in a previous ‘global’ systematic review. The low or unclear overall quality of the evidence prompts caution in interpreting the findings. New high-quality RCT research is necessary to enable more decisive interpretation.’
https://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2046-4053-3-142

The Homeopathy Research Institute

HRI is an innovative international charity created to address the need for high quality scientific research in homeopathy. It provides a resource of high quality research information, of expertise in research and facilitates new high quality research.

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