Since we last wrote about homeopathy a decade ago, this form of different medication has turn out to be extra fashionable than ever—but no less controversial. Nearly half of the homeopathic preparations had been obtained by prescriptions from medical doctors or Heilpraktiker (non-medical practitioners) and used most often to deal with certain self-limiting conditions. The outcomes are noticed, uncluttered by the confusion of effects that could be produced if more than one medication were given at the identical time. Some practitioners take part in apprenticeships with experienced homeopathic practitioners.

In some cases, however, patients might briefly really feel worse after first beginning their homeopathic treatment. What makes homeopathy very different from conventional medication is that a patient’s feelings and character are highly important. Homeopathic medicines are prepared through a sequence of dilutions, at every step of which there is a vigorous agitation of the solution called succussion, until there is …