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November 2012

Cost effectiveness of complementary therapies

Homeopathy is known as being cost effective. They are available at the local grocery stores, and cost less than most co-pays. This may be part of the reason they are criticized so often- no one will make millions marketing the latest homeopathic remedy! Because they are inexpensive and easily available, large pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in not supporting their use. Fortunately there is more and more research being done on the cost effectiveness of alternative therapies, including homeopathy. In a time of such financial crisis it makes a lot of sense to invest in alternative medicine. It could save the government and the people millions of dollars if these therapies were supported and funded by major healthcare plans. More information on some of the recent research into the cost effectiveness of complementary medicine may be found in this article: John Weeks writes the Cost Effectiveness of Complementary Medicine Read more →

Homeopathy answers the critics

There are many critics of homeopathy. This article dissects many of the most common arguments, and explains how and why homeopathy is of benefit! Questions about clinic trials, scientific evidence and placebos are answered. It also has helpful links to references backing up the data in the paper. From the paper: " Homeopathy has been under attack from a small number of scientists and science journalists, who have framed their arguments in a simplistic and populist way that has grabbed the attention of the media. Unfortunately this has resulted in a polarisation of the subject. Here, we pick out the main criticisms that have been levelled at homeopathy and answer them frankly and factually. " Faculty of Homeopathy: We Answer the Critics Read more →