Provings are rather similar but not identical with clinical trials phase I.
Although there are several technical similarities between homeopathic provings and conventional clinical trials, provings may only be considered as a homeopathic version of a clinical trial phase I, which means rather similar but not identical with a clinical trial phase I.
The purpose of homeopathic provings vs. conventional clinical trials is clearly different. Homeopathic provings are not used for testing the efficacy of any treatment in specific medical conditions, are always conducted on healthy volunteers and never on patients. Their only purpose is to identify and document all emerging effects and symptoms at a non-toxic level.
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