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NHMRC Statement: Statement on Homeopathy

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One page on PainSci cites National Health and medical Research Council, Australian Government 2015: Homeopathy Schmomeopathy

PainSci notes on National Health and medical Research Council, Australian Government 2015:

An exhaustive review of homeopathy was conducted by the Australian government in 2015, concluding that “there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective.” Several related documents go into much greater detail, especially: NHMRC Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions (PDF, 392KB).

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Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy, NHMRC concludes that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective.

Homeopathy should not be used to treat health conditions that are chronic, serious, or could become serious. People who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence for safety and effectiveness. People who are considering whether to use homeopathy should first get advice from a registered health practitioner. Those who use homeopathy should tell their health practitioner and should keep taking any prescribed treatments.

The National Health and Medical Research Council expects that the Australian public will be offered treatments and therapies based on the best available evidence.

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