Research is undertaken in homeopathy in order to:

  • strengthen its scientific base
  • improve practice
  • verify its clinical effectiveness and efficacy.

It aims to make homeopathy more effective and reliable for a wider range of conditions. Collecting 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.


Basic research

Basic research investigates the mechanism of action of homeopathy.

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Clinical research

Clinical research assesses the efficacy and relevance of homeopathic treatment as part of healthcare strategy.

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Provings, or homeopathic pathogenetic trials

A large part of homeopathic research focuses on the development of new remedies.  In order to understand their characteristics and potential curative powers, remedies are tested – or proved ­– worldwide on healthy volunteers during homeopathic pathogenetic trials.

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