Homeopathic research platform

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Baker, DG, Myers, SP, Howden, IB, Brooks, LO, Avila, C & Medhurst, R 2004, 'Homeopathic research platform', International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 81-85.


Reports of homeopathic clinical trials have demonstrated mixed results. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses have concluded that poor trial quality and lack of independent replication contribute to the inability to formulate a definitive conclusion concerning the efficacy of homeopathy. This research group proposes a homeopathic research platform that is scientifically rigorous and reflects homeopathic practice. The clinical trial design has application to any modality of alternative and complementary medicine that includes an interview as an integral component of clinical practice.