Historic Moment for Homeopathy

Historic Moment for Homeopathy

Posted by Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. on Apr 22nd 2016

In the last week of March (2016), the Swiss government officially recognizing homeopathy as having equal standing with ordinary conventional medicine in Switzerland. As a consequence of this decision, Swiss consumers will now have their homeopathic care covered by their health insurance carriers.

This latest decision by the Swiss follows the release in 2011 of an official and comprehensive Swiss government evaluation of homeopathy[1]. That inquiry was undertaken by a distinguished panel of eleven (11) medical doctors and research Ph.D.s. and was initiated by the government to determine whether homeopathy was an effective medical treatment option for consumers.

For their review, the panel examined all available systematic reviews as well as the literature on all particular indications. Their conclusions: “after analysis of the reviews on homeopathy: in a three tiered evaluation scale of ‘real world effectiveness’ (effectiveness likely, questionable or unlikely), homeopathy falls within the category: ‘effectiveness likely’. In summary, it can be said that there is sufficient evidence for the preclinical effectiveness and the clinical efficacy of homeopathy (evidence grades I & II) and for its safety and economy compared with conventional treatment.”

For more on research in the field of homeopathy, please visit the research page at Washington Homeopathic Products: . That page is one of the most comprehensive list of homeopathic research papers available anywhere in the world and new studies are added regularly.

About Dr. Lisa Samet:

Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. provides Washington Homeopathic Products with a weekly column on using homeopathy for the family. She's a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine and she's a partner with Dr. Andre Saine N.D. Dr. Samet graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing in Montreal since then. She was born and raised in New York.

Dr. Samet has chosen to focus on homeopathy because in her experience it is the deepest healing modality available in that it does not just soothe or palliate symptoms but can actually stimulate the body to start to heal itself. Dr. Samet sees patients in her Montreal office as well as remotely using Skype. Learn more here: Dr. Lisa Samet

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[1] Bornhoft, G., Matthiessen, P. Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs. An HTA Report on homeopathy as part of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme. Springer. 2011