Research in homeopathy is carried out in order to strengthen the scientific base of homeopathy, improve homeopathic practice and verify its clinical effectiveness and efficacy. It aims at making homeopathy more effective and reliable in a wider range of conditions. Collecting clinical evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in various clinical conditions and investigating its mechanism of action also leads to more scientific credibility. Cost-effectiveness studies are important to evaluate the impact of homeopathic treatment on public health and on health insurance costs.
Provings or homeopathic pathogenetic trials
A large part of homeopathic research focuses on the development of new remedies. New remedies are tested worldwide on healthy volunteers during homeopathic pathogenetic trials to understand their characteristics and potential curative powers.
Clinical research, another major research activity in homeopathy, is aimed at assessing the efficacy and relevance of homeopathic treatment as part of the health care strategy.
Basic research is aimed at investigating the mechanism of action of homeopathy.