Papers "Science & Homeopathy"
Phenomenology and homeopathy
Tom Withmarsh states that there is a great overlap between the way of seeing the world in clinical homeopathy and in the technical philosophical system known as phenomenology. A knowledge of phe- nomenologic principles reveals Hahnemann to have been an unwitting phenomenolo- gist. Read the full article here
Shared Pathos: Epistemological Reflections on the Concept of Similitude
In one of the fundamental works of 20th century thought, Martin Heidegger wrote that the merits of a discipline can be assessed by its capacity to tolerate, without dissolving, periodical revision of its fundamental concepts. This flexibility is necessary of course given that the epistemological frame upon which it rests is itself constantly changing. Read the full article here
Evidence Based Homeopathy
Michel Van Wassenhoven
Everybody agree that homeopathy is “medicine” and must be accepted as such. Medicine is now using “standards” called “Evidence”. Evidence is classified into 4 separated levels. Level 4 is the level of EXPERT’S recommendations; this level has always existed into homeopathy. We have “master’s experts” like Hahnemann or other Professors but all teachers are experts and even each homeopath can reach this level of expertise when publishing clinical cases as example. Read full article here
How does a Remedy Stimulate the Body to Heal?
Conversations between homeopaths and modern scientists can be very interesting.Homeopaths discuss the Principles of Similia and Minimum Dose, asserting that these are fundamental and effective in practice. Open-minded scientists may accept these as empirical observations but are left wondering How homeopathy can work. Read full article here
Allergologies Versus Homeopathies
This paper is a reconstruction of Levinas’ reading of Hegel and his understanding of violence (of the enemy and the war). Combining Franz Rosen- zweig’s reflections which concern the sick philosopher and Hegel’s state, as well as Derrida’s interpretation of the different attributes of violence, our aim is also to give full evidence of Derrida’s critical reading of Levinas. Read full article here
Clinical Trials in Homeopathy
What Are We Looking For?
G. Vithoulkas, S. Kivellos
One of the main fields of scientific research in Homeopathy, is clinical studies according to the standards of Medical Science. A lot of effort and progress has been done in this field recently. Many clinical studies for homeopathy have been published in homeopathic and mainstream medical journals. Even meta-analyses have been published, in order to determine if those studies have given clinical results in favor or against Homeopathy. Read full article here
Simile: a window into the Universe
The history of science has been one of building a foundation of knowledge. Nevertheless, established scientific fact always seems to lead to more questions. Homeopathy has been no exception. Read full article here
Individualized Cost-Effectiveness Analisys
John P. A. Ioannidis1*, Alan M. Garber
The results of a typical cost-effectiveness (cost–utility) analysis are expressed by the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) : the money required to gain a qualityadjusted life year (QALY) (i.e., one year with best possible quality of life) at a population level. The ICER concept is valuable for choosing among diverse interventions competing for limited resources. Read full article here