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Homeopaths Without Borders practice exploitation not humanitarianism

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5448 (Published 17 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5448

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I had homeopathic treatment back in the late 1980s for IBS. It worked, whereas conventional medicine had not.

Yet I understand the scientific process required to evaluate treatments. If I want to claim that homeopathy works I would have to provide the evidence. I can't simply say to a critic 'well prove it didn't'. That's not how science works.

I can't explain how I got better with homeopathy. Perhaps it works or maybe I just got better anyway and the homeopathic treatment simply worked by placebo.

Christine E. Jahnig needs to learn a little about science, how to test a hypothesis and the basic scientific method of enquiry before making demands of scientists.

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 October 2013
Richard Bartley
Physiotherapist
NHS
Colwyn Bay