Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Homeopathy Research International (HRI) is a UK-based charity dedicated to promoting high quality research in homeopathy at an international level. It is committed to the evaluation of homeopathy using rigorous scientific methods and communicating the results of such work beyond usual academic circles. The website (https://www.hri-research.org/) offers a wealth of useful resources about homeopathy research. HRI has recently announced the availability of some new resources which covers the recently critiqued EPI3 observational study. This study assessed the real-world impact of homeopathy in France. The concluding message from this high quality study is that patients in France who consult a homeopathic GP for some of the most prevalent conditions in general practice, cost 20% less, get better at the same rate, and use fewer drugs compared to patients consulting GPs prescribing conventional medicine only. This study is a significant piece of evidence, adding to that from other European countries, identifying the potential beneficial impact of homeopathy when used within an integrated healthcare model.

Reference: Roberts ER, Moseley AJ, van der Werf ET, Tournier AL, The EPI3-LASER study: Real-world observational evidence for homeopathy from
General Physicians in France.

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