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Randomised controlled trial of homoeopathy versus placebo in perennial allergic rhinitis with overview of four trial seriesCommentary: Larger trials are needed

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 19 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:471

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Does even the wrong homeopathy work?

Dear authors,
it is very interesting that you give place in your magazine for
homeopathy. I would like to say to the respectable members of the group
who organized the research, that what they have done is not actually
homeopathy, but something similar, and the astonishing thing is that even
though it works!

The real and original homeopathy doesnot give for treatmnet of the
allergic rhinitis the allergen which mainly causes the problem in a
potentized form! The real homeopathy gives the similimum ie the
homeopathic medicine which is similar to the whole, to the constitution of
the patient. We define as a constitution the totality of both the physical
and the psychomental symptoms and characteristics of a patient. This
medicine may be different in each patient and has nothing to do with the
allergen "causing" the rhinitis. Only this medicine when is found after a
careful analysis of the case from the MD, can show realy great results,
end even cure the problem permanently.

So I would suggest to do researches using the homeopathy in the right
way, otherwise we cannot see the real therapeutical results can have in
many cases of diseases.

The Medical Institute for Homeopathic Research and Application, in
Athens, is searching for scientist who are eager to work in this spirit,
for collaboration.

Yours sincerely

Dr Christos Hadjicostas MD

President of the Cyprus Medical
Homeopathic Association.

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 October 2000
Christos Hadjicostas