Homeopathy Explained - Gentle Healing or Reckless Fraud?

  • Published on Feb 22, 2018
  • What are the principles behind Homeopathy and does it work?
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    Main principles of homeopathy:
    Information Network Homeopathy Germany:
    Homeopedia - German Online Encyclopedia:
    List of homeopathic remedies:
    Information regarding different homeopathic potencies:

    Physical examination of dilution

    Hahnemanns explanation for the efficacy of homeopathy despite dilution:
    § 270 Sixth edition
    18th century medicine
    Hahnemanns rules for taking homeopathic remedies, Organon of medicine §260 Sixth edition:
    Studies about the lacking efficacy of homeopathic products:
    Statement of the European Academies Science Advisory Council September 2017:
    Australian Study from the National and Medical Health Council, 2015:
    Systematic reviews from Mathie et al, employees of the Homeopathy Research Institutebit.ly/2GaWI7x
    Statement from the FDA demanding homeopathic companies must prove efficacy of their products:
    Statement from the FDA regarding their approach towards homeopathic remedies
    Quote: There are no drug products labeled as homeopathic that are approved by FDA.
    The Placebo and Nocebo Phenomena: Their Clinical Management and Impact on Treatment Outcomes
    Placebo interventions for all clinical conditions
    Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Placeboeffect on children and animals
    Caregiver placebo effect in analgesic clinical trials for cats with naturally occurring degenerative joint disease-associated pain.
    Homeopathy is big pharma:
    Homeopathic anamnesis/ initial interview:
    Exemplary questionnaire for initial interview:
    Marketshare and market development for homeopathy
    Further reading:
    Blog beweisaufnahme-homoeopathie.de (German, some articles in English)
    ORGANON OF MEDICINE by Hahnemann Samuel (Original text)
    Free ebooks on „Materiae Medicae” (German and English)bit.ly/2DtjNQW
    Deutsches Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie
    (Short english version)
    US Department of Health: Information overview about homeopathy
    Homepathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States
    (Official Compendium of Homeopathic ingredients)
    List of over 5000 homeopathic ingredients A-Z
    FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels
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    • khush lovie
      khush lovie 6 days ago

      I want to do these in hindi. So people not familiar with English can benefit. Pls help

    • Abhi N
      Abhi N 12 days ago

      Your video was awesome!
      What you think about ayurvedic medicine ??

    • Trần Ngọc Minh
      Trần Ngọc Minh 12 days ago

      i won't check it

      SANTIAGO ARIAS Month ago

      No se si pongas atención a este comentario pero me gustaría mucho que hagan un canal en español

  • Sammy
    Sammy Hour ago

    what kind of madman disallows playing games

  • Christian Goergen aka AstraOovier

    As short as possible: fraud.

  • Fuckup cunt
    Fuckup cunt 17 hours ago

    Placebo is bullshit fuck off man

  • MiniPolo 0.1
    MiniPolo 0.1 Day ago

    Don't hug me I'm scared Clock

  • Screaming Meat
    Screaming Meat Day ago

    So what I'm getting is that Homeopathy is charging you extreme amounts for sugar water.

  • Thaias
    Thaias Day ago +2

    Wait, does that mean "Kurzgesat" means "In a Nutshell" in German?

  • misstinwhistle1
    misstinwhistle1 Day ago +1

    What a great video to show uninformed naïve people to help them avoid being scammed.

  • Luke Lechte
    Luke Lechte 2 days ago

    5:53 is that the clock from don't touch me I'm scared :)

  • Oleksandr
    Oleksandr 2 days ago

    “We need to see the individual again, see people not numbers.”

  • Ploopy Snoof
    Ploopy Snoof 2 days ago +1

    If you have diabetes you get sugar water.

  • nykai _
    nykai _ 2 days ago

    5:53 is the clock from Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 😂

  • Jay Day
    Jay Day 2 days ago

    Not an accurate report. There are clinical studies for some homeopathic remedies.

  • Lluvia Selenita
    Lluvia Selenita 2 days ago

    At least you fully explain how it's prepared and not just say "it's water". Thanks.

  • Michael Knight
    Michael Knight 3 days ago

    Are people really this stupid

  • Thn X
    Thn X 3 days ago


  •  3 days ago

    Please tell the difference b/w 1X & 2X

    • kommi nilsen
      kommi nilsen 3 days ago

      1x: 1 part sugar and 9 parts water
      2x 1 part sugar and 99 parts water

  • Pieh0
    Pieh0 3 days ago

    Reckless fraud. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.

    INDIAN DESI 4 days ago

    try ruta 30 , for backache and then tell if it worked or not.

  • Josh the Linguistic Vegan

    They made a mistake in the animations while describing the potency. It's misleading

  • Novo
    Novo 5 days ago

    Homeopathy doesn't work.

  • RuOmnik
    RuOmnik 5 days ago +1

    This is the same effect as when you feel that your car moves faster and better after a car wash.

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  • xxArceusxx
    xxArceusxx 6 days ago

    Wanna hear a joke? German health insurance pay for homeopathy...

    • NPC #76
      NPC #76 Day ago

      monteWtf lul actually, developing a medicine that can clinically improve illnesses and pass trials is the initial goal, without that you don’t make money.
      50 years ago sure, trials and studies were often rigged, it’s difficult to do that now because everything is peer reviewed
      Often times a clear mechanism of action needs to be known, unless the evidence clearly shows improvement from a lot of different studies, very few drugs have unknown mechanisms of action :)

    • monteWtf lul
      monteWtf lul Day ago

      Wanna hear another joke? Health insurance companies care about the people. Giving sugar pills is cheaper than giving actual medicine and why cure a person if you can make more money from them while they are sick eh? Money is what they care about nothing more and nothing less

  • atrocchia
    atrocchia 6 days ago

    I think homeopathy is nonsense, but I do believe in the power of OTC vitamins & minerals. Under the care of a doctor of osteopathy, I have extensive blood work done annually. She then informs me of what V&M's I'm deficient in and which I have too much of. Unlike prescription drugs that are astronomically priced, OTC V&M's are quite inexpensive because you can shop around.

  • ayushvarshney98
    ayushvarshney98 6 days ago

    ayurved is effective ?

  • Phong Vong
    Phong Vong 7 days ago

    Can i have One Please on the thesis upon biosfare? All Seith Myers Sentence Supportive So-called.

  • Jimmi Hansen
    Jimmi Hansen 7 days ago

    Wow, i used to love this but telling me your going german is not making me learn the language

  • Jayden Benitez
    Jayden Benitez 8 days ago


  • Mar.K
    Mar.K 8 days ago +4

    *Humans:* "I love doing things and living life to the fullest"
    *Samuel Hahnemann:* "Hold my minerals"

  • T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉w҉n҉ ҉R҉i҉g҉h҉t҉ ҉B҉e҉f҉o҉r҉e҉ ҉ T҉h҉e҉ ҉S҉u҉n҉-҉R҉i҉s҉e҉ ҉I҉s҉ ҉T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉r҉k҉e҉s҉t҉

    Homeopathy took the dragon scroll from kung fu panda too literally.....
    *"To make something special, u just believe it's special. There is no secret ingredient."*

  • Sålty Tėars
    Sålty Tėars 9 days ago

    Almost all Mexican parents believe in this

  • Zangief The Red
    Zangief The Red 9 days ago

    Got an scam ad about "energy self-healing" shit at the start of this video. The irony...

  • ThewayICit
    ThewayICit 9 days ago

    Homeopathy and acupuncture are the two greatest pseudo-sciences in health care. Their ideas are anti-science, as their whole discipline is built upon phantom made up foundations that negate the idea of scientific proof.

  • trollderiu
    trollderiu 10 days ago

    The point is that my parents began to give me homeopathy with the belief that this would NOT work, just to please a friend because I was a sick child. What the doctor gave me cured me.
    That doctor died at some point, so I will never know what it was that I took.
    Maybe I was just lucky, maybe modern medicine is still worse than placebo sometimes, I will never know.

  • cccincocc
    cccincocc 10 days ago

    Nitroglycerin - if the nitro pills taken by rich white men for angina were actual nitro rather than potentiated nitro, rich white men - including more than a few doctors - would be accidentally blowing themselves up all over the place.

  • Shuvam Nath
    Shuvam Nath 10 days ago

    Homeopathy ist invent in India...not western countries..

  • Shuvam Nath
    Shuvam Nath 10 days ago

    u r sick man

  • Imamiablo
    Imamiablo 10 days ago +1

    I was sick and coughing for one month and had already serious health problems and had to take antibiotics. Later I realised that the medicine I had taken was fucking homeopathy and I destroyed my health for nothing. By the way, real medicine costed literally ten times cheaper.

  • Daishinplier
    Daishinplier 11 days ago

    When i was a kid, i only drank cure because it tastes good lol

  • mario rossi
    mario rossi 12 days ago

    reckless fraud

  • Vanessa Peñaranda
    Vanessa Peñaranda 13 days ago

    “They’re gazebos
    They’re bullshit”

  • AnnoyinglySalty
    AnnoyinglySalty 13 days ago +2

    5:31 This may actually explain the famous case of the mystic Rasputin. Many people had trust in him as he always seemed to know what words to say to calm a person down. When he began meeting Tsar Nicholas II's son, Alexei, he often also in the process calmed down Tsarina Alexandra, thus calming down Alexei, making his hemophilia less life-threatening. That and he also stopped Palace doctors from giving Alexei compounds that acted as blood thinners making his hemophilia worse.

  • Nospam Spamisham
    Nospam Spamisham 13 days ago

    Homeopathy is magick. You might want to at least know that before you engage in it.

  • Epsilonsama
    Epsilonsama 13 days ago

    So this is how Jesus turned water into wine. By doing an homeopathic solution of wine making the water have the essence of wine. Genius!

  • This is Patrick
    This is Patrick 14 days ago +1

    Imagine making a 1 g sugar pill for ¢1 and then selling it for $1 to gullible people, that's a 10k% profit! Damn, I should get into this homeopathy business lmao.

  • Drago 957
    Drago 957 14 days ago

    Beginning: That sounds so stupid
    1 min later: So it is stupid and doesn't do anything.

  • KonstaMTB
    KonstaMTB 14 days ago

    plz do these vids in finnish right now

  • Maryna Vlasova
    Maryna Vlasova 14 days ago

    I preferred to believe that homeopathy is fake and ineffective but after I got refused treatment from actual doctors things like herbalism are my only hope.

  • Anirudh Kumar
    Anirudh Kumar 14 days ago

    Homeopathic Medicine > Depression Pills

  • Anirudh Kumar
    Anirudh Kumar 14 days ago

    So it's like God, if you believe in it you'll get cured 🤔

  • Aman Kumar
    Aman Kumar 14 days ago

    Faith is the eternal elixir of life.

  • Ink Tea
    Ink Tea 15 days ago

    Homeopathy does work; it depends on the "doctor" you are putting your trust in. They can either be a quack who believes in the power of Mother Earth or an actual herbal/experimental technology enthusiast who knows what they are doing. My dad would be dead and my autism would leave me completely socially inept if not for the methods used. No voodoo to be found here, FDA! 😂

  • phill eggtree
    phill eggtree 15 days ago


  • Justin Headley
    Justin Headley 15 days ago

    Orthodox medicine is efficient but it misses key areas of natural medicine. Natural medicine is about prevention and balancing the body and using natural plants and herbs that can relieve symptoms and cure disease. Also the placebo effect is very powerful in many cases as well. Orthodox medicine fails to tackle prevention. And the causes of many conditions. They both need to be used together. Alternative medicine the true real form is as powerful as orthodox medicine.

  • Toyosatomimi no Miko
    Toyosatomimi no Miko 15 days ago

    I love my toilet flavored water.

  • Krankar Volund
    Krankar Volund 16 days ago

    "Belief in homeopathy correlates with skepticism about vaccinations"
    That's weird, because vaccines are the thing that looks the more like homeopathy in modern medicine. I mean, vaccines used an attenuated form of disease to prevent the disease in question, that's just homeopathy... but whith proven efficacity XD

    • NPC #76
      NPC #76 Day ago

      False equivalency dude, maybe do some more research

    • Krankar Volund
      Krankar Volund 15 days ago

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz I totally agree :D
      It's just that I found funny that homeopaths distrust vaccines, while they are somewhat similar to their products XD

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 15 days ago +1

      @Krankar Volund But in one case it makes sense and in the other it doesn't. :) Triggering the immune systems response is a sound idea. However, assuming that anything that causes damage to you can also be used to fix that damage, that is absurd.

    • Krankar Volund
      Krankar Volund 15 days ago

      @Hm Grraarrpffrzz I don't say that vaccines and homeopathy have the same rules, I said they have the same principle, the general idea is healing harm with harm, fight fire with fire ;)

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz
      Hm Grraarrpffrzz 15 days ago +1

      Not really. Vaccines are not extremely diluted, nor is it required to magically shake them, not to mention that how they work can be explained in detail while for homeopathy it's just some sort of vague magic water memory.

  • SCP Time
    SCP Time 16 days ago +1

    5:51 homeopathy is not a creative colour

  • Saba Awan
    Saba Awan 16 days ago

    Do research

    • monteWtf lul
      monteWtf lul Day ago

      They did and the conclusion is Homeopathy doesn't work

    • Darkner
      Darkner 15 days ago +2

      They did. Watch the video 'Can you trust Kurzgesagt?'