Tag: Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like, a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people. Homeopathy is a pseudoscience – a belief that is incorrectly presented as scientific. Homeopathic preparations are not effective for treating any condition; large-scale studies have found homeopathy to be no more effective than a placebo, indicating that any positive effects that follow treatment are only due to the placebo effect and normal recovery from illness.

Russian Prosecutor General’s Office found no legal conflict in the use of homeopathy

The use of homeopathic treatment does not contradict the Russian law, while the provisions of memorandum “On Pseudoscientificity of Homeopathy” are of advisory nature.

Homeopathy declared as pseudoscience in Russia

The Commission on Pseudoscience and Research Fraud under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) issued Memorandum No. 2 which was dedicated to homeopathy. The Commission states that...