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What You Don't Know About Homeopathy: A Medical Quiz on Homeopathic Medicine

Updated on July 23, 2016

Homeopathic Medicine: Test Your Knowledge

Ever been treated by a homeopath? Have an interest in holistic medicine? How much do you really know about the holistic medical specialty called Homeopathic Medicine? It has has the undeserved reputation among some who call themselves healers of being quackery. But is it really? Or are the seeming miracle cures brought about by this often misunderstood healing modality real? What follows is a 10-question homeopathy quiz which I hope you will find enjoyable. I also hope it piques your curiosity enough to seek out more information on the subject. You'll find additional information, some videos and links to other websites further down the page.

If you've never heard of homeopathy before, you will be lucky to get 3-4 correct. If you go to a healthfood store once a week, you might get 5-6 correct.. If you or a family member or acquaintance has been treated by a homeopathic physician, you might get 7-9 correct. I expect that only someone with a serious interest in alternative medicine will get 100%! Good luck! (The next question in the sequence will appear only after the current question has been answered.) Hope you enjoy my Homeopathy trivia questions and answers!

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You may find useful this searchable list of Homeopathic Physicians--MDs and DOs-- who practice Classical Homeopathy in the United States.

For more information on this extremely interesting topic, please visit the outstanding blog devoted to the subject, Homeopathic Medicine Blog. It appears to be updated frequently and is very well puttogether!

Disclaimer: Homeopathic medicine is powerful medicine which operates on the cellular level and below, and self-diagnosis can be dangerous. Readers are advised to seek out a Homeopathic MD for proper diagnosis and treatment. Above all, lay persons should not experiment with potencies above 6X.

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Books on Homeopathy at Amazon.com - Learn More About This Amazing Healing Art

Many modern books on homeopathy are for those people who wish to treat everyday ills such as acute sore throats, sprains, indigestion and the like. This is not Classical Homeopathy. This is not to say it is worthless; far from it. But for serious illnesses, a trip to a well-trained classical homeopathic MD would be best. In the next few modules, I will include a selection of books dealing with both Classical Homeopathy and the less sophisticated variety.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy

Prof. George Vithoulkas

MDs wishing to learn more about homeopathy or who may be interested in studying under Prof. George Vithoulkas to become homeopathic physicians are urged to contact the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.

The Science of Homeopathy
The Science of Homeopathy

Written by the "Father of Modern Homeopoathy," George Vithoulkas, responsible for teaching 1000's of MDs in the US and around the world. In his review (available at Amazon.com) of this book, Edward Shalts, MD, of The Center for Health & Healing in NYC, write: "Published in 1980, this book remains the best comprehensive overview of Homeopathy available to date. I am a faculty member of the Center for Health and Healing in New York City. I practice and teach homeopathy there. Our fellows are required to read this book prior to the beginning of the homeopathic curriculum.I highly recommend this book for any serious student of homeopathy."

 

What Did Gandhi Have To Say About Homeopathy

The following quote, cited by Dana Ullman in his book, The Homeopathic Revolution, North Atlantic Books, 2007, is purported to be from Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi on Homeopathy

"Opponents hate the existence of the principles and practice of Homeopathy which in reality cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and it is beyond all doubt safer and more economical and the most complete medical science."

~Mahatma Gandhi~

August 30, 1936

The Strange Case of Homeopathy by Michael Castleman

From Psychology Today

The excellent article by health writer Michael Castleman, ,which appeared in Psychology Today, should be read by advocates of this amazing healing modality, but especially by its critics. Extremely interesting reading! (You can order the book referenced in this article, "Impossible Cure," by Amy Lansky, further down this page, from Amazon.)

Homeopathy - Sceptics and Believers

By Vinod K. Pillai

Skeptical of Homeopathy? Be sure to read Vinod K Pillai's extremely well-written and informative lens about his personal journey from skeptic to believer in Homeopathy. Mr. Vinod has not only a background in science, but an open mind, as well. Find his lens here:

Homeopathy - Sceptics and Believers

An Ill-considered "Experiment" To Disprove Homeopathy

UK Guardian Fashion Editor Downs A Bottle of ???

About a year ago (3 Feb 2010) a young fashion editor for the UK Guardian, Hadley Freeman, wrote a column--in which she gleefully related how she and a group of other homeopathy skeptics "knocked back a bottle of homeopathic 'medicine' and lived to tell the tale."

She never mentioned which remedies were selected or in what potencies were taken. So, we are left to wonder whether participants downed bottles of Calcium Phos 6x...or something more potentially harmful like, say, Phosphoric Acid or Lachesis Mutus in a 200x or 200c potency. Freeman was happy to report that she did not drop dead on the spot, thereby (at least, probably in her mind) proving that homeopathy is bunk. My advice to her would be not to engage in any premature celebrations....especially if the high doses were taken. It can take months for the effects to manifest. Although I am not a homeopath, I have had experience with self-administered homeopathic meds...not all pleasant.

She could be in for a world of hurt. If so, I wonder if she will connect it to the dose she took in February of 2010. Probably not. But my guess is that she and her fellow skeptics, did themselves no good on that February day. I've google-searched to see if I could find a follow-up report by her, but found none.

Those who believe that homeopathy, even in the wrong hands, is completely safe and harmless should read this highly informative article by homeopath David Little entitled, "Can Homoeopathy be Dangerous?" Even experienced homeopaths might do well to read it.

More Books On Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathic Materia Medica" refers to a compendium of homeopathic remedies and the symptom pictures associated with each. I've included several on this list of books from Amazon.

Swiss Government Study on Homeopathy

Most Comprehensive Study of Homeopathy by a Government To Date

An article by Dana Ullman reports that in OKing homeopathic treatment for inclusion in government covered medical treatments, the Swiss government has cited (among other things) six out of seven studies which showed homeopathic treatment of upper respiratory infections and allergies to be more effective than conventional medicine for those maladies. The seventh study showed it to be as effective.

Question For All You Anti-Homeopathy Zealots Out There:

Are you against surgery, too? When was the last time a double-blind study was conducted on a surgical procedure?

National Center For Homeopathy Website - Almost Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

The website for the National Center for Homeopathy website is the place to go for information on the subject. The center offers a list of practitioners of the art in the US. You can also help to promote the practice of Homeopathy in this country by joining the NCH.

What was the outcome? I'd be interested in hearing your opinion about Homeopathy in general and Classical Homeopathy in particular.

If you've never been to a homeopath, would you consider it? Are you interested in learning more on the subject? Are you interested in alternative holistic healing in general?

Have You Or A Family Member Been Treated By A Homeopath? - Was The Practitioner A Classical Homeopath?

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      Karen 7 years ago from U.S.

      I used to go to a classical homeopathic nurse practitioner, and I used to belong to a homeopathy study group -- the nurse practitioner lives too far away now, and the study group fizzled eventually. I still occasionally use homeopathic remedies, but it is often difficult to come up with the best remedy! I definitely think homeopathy works!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @KarenHC: It does take some patience. But if you're using the low dose....6x...remedies, I've found homeopathy to be very safe and effective for acute problems. The real problem is finding qualified homeopaths; qualified to administer the ultra high dilutions which can be very dangerous if misused...and which are the potencies usually used by the experts to treat chronic diseases. It's always puzzling to me how the skeptics explain away the fact that homeopathy works on animals (best, of course, on humans who can provide a detailed medical history).

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Everyone can get a free online certification on basics of homeopathy medicine by Boiron USA http://training.boironusa.com/BasicsHFS/index.html

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      Congrats on being featured on the UK blog Tom! I'm going up to take your quiz and will do pretty good now I think ;)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: I believe it's like a first aid course in homeopathy. Thank you for the information, Dr. Malik!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @dustytoes: Hey, Pam! Did you write all the answers down on your palm? :)

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Well, I think this was the one quiz that has stumped me the most thus far in my squidly quiz journey.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @julieannbrady: Thanks for taking it, Julie! The reason it's drawn so many visitors in the past few days is that The Guardian in the UK (or, at least, the online version) devoted a column to it. The writer took a dim view of the subject and critiqued each question....which caused about a thousand readers to come and see what all the commotion was about.

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      Nan 6 years ago from London, UK

      I was treated very successfully by a homoeopath for a problem I was having with hormone level fluctuations.

      And I didn't do too badly on the quiz - 8/10.

      Kudos to the Graudian writer for bringing attention to your lens.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @NanLT: Thank you for taking the quiz, Nan! And Congratulations on your good score. Kudos for the Guardian guy? Hmm. Backhanded kudos, maybe. :) He was attempting to deride something he had no knowledge of beyond what orthodox docs (who also have no firsthand experience with the subject) have to say about it. I am very happy to hear of your experience with this homeopathy. Thanks, again.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, I've got a lot to learn! I'll need to check out several of your resources to do better next time. :)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: Thank you for taking the quiz, Jacqueline! I think you'd find another of my lenses interesting, too, Can you guess which one? :)

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      sarita 6 years ago from Hisar

      great lens....

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @sarita garg: Thank you for dropping by, Samaira, and for commenting. Glad you found it interesting.

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      I've never been treated though I have a couple of friends who are practitioners. Maybe I would consider it. I definitely need to learn more.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @sheilamarie78: Thank you for commenting, SheilaMarie, and for having an open mind on the subject. When homeopathy was drivien into the shadows by the allopathic medical community in the 1920s, it was lay practitioners who largely kept it alive. Today, it's gaining in popularity as people return to a more holistic approach to healing. And the number of MD's who use classical homeopathy exclusively is increasing. I wonder how much money could be saved if patients consulted first with a licensed homeopathic physician, or if allopathic physicians worked hand-in-hand with them.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Wow Arsenic, really? I didn't do too well on this quiz. But I did learn something. Thanks

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @RinchenChodron: Thank you very much, Marsha (Rinchen), for taking, and favoriting, my Homeopathic Medicine Quiz. Yes, arsenic is one of many subtances which in undiluted form would be quite poisonous, but which in extremely diluted form have produce quite the opposite effects.

      I've just come from your Mantra and Miracles lens which I found very interesting! Thank you for stopping by.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Real is scientific homeopathy. It cures even when Conventional Allopathic Medicine (CAM) fails. Evidence-based modern homeopathy is a nano-medicine bringing big results for everyone

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting on my homepathic lens, Dr. Malik! Much appreciated!

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      Homeopathy is very interesting. Someone I know goes to a homeopathist, and has been having good results. There really does seem to be something to it!

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      Homeopathy is very interesting. Someone I know goes to a homeopathist, and has been having good results. There really does seem to be something to it!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @JanieceTobey: Nice to meet you, Janiece! Thank you for take my Homeopathy quiz and leaving a comment.

      Yes, I was surprised and encouraged to find out that the University of Michigan admits as much; that, properly prescribed, it does work! One problem I have with companies like Boiron is that they make high potency (that is, ultra-high dilutions) available through healthstores. The higher potencies are best prescribed by trained physicians as they can, when improperly prescribed, cause the very problems they are intended to cure. I've just visited your Minestrone Soup lens. Delizioso! I plan to visit your other food lenses as they look every bit as enticing as that one.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      Although I'm interested in alternative healing modalities I've never really known what homeopathy was before now or its history. Very interesting!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @Sensitive Fern: Thanks for checking into the subject and for leaving a comment. The problem is in finding a classically trained MD. Too many healthfood stores encourage self-treatment with the higher potencies believing them to be "harmless" if misprescribed. This is not always the case. With November 2nd approaching, I just visited your Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) lens. Very interesting...with lots of beautiful artwork!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Whew, 40%, guess I just got a lesson here! Very interesting!

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      70% - I take a lot of homeopathic medicine especially for colds and flus and they work great usually restoring wellness in just a day or two. I've never been to a classical homeopath though.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @awakeningwellness: Thanks for taking my quiz! It's not easy to find a qualified homepathic physician, unfortunately. When self-prescribing, it's probably safest to stick with the low potencies...in the 6x range. I enjoyed taking your Chakra Quiz!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @anonymous: Thanks for taking the test, Susie! I'm heading over to your lens list. Always something interesting cooking over there.

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I'm a big believer in homeopathy and natural therapies. I went to a naturopath to get help with a health problem a few years back as traditional medicine had not helped, and her treatments and therapies really worked. Our diet is one of the most important things, especially avoiding sugar.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @jolou: Thanks for your excellent comment, Joanne! I agree, sugar (and anything else that spikes blood sugar ) should be avoided. Are you surprised by the percentage of people who are convinced that homeopathy is nonsense compared to the percentage of people who have an open mind?

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      D Williams 6 years ago

      Don't think the practitioner was a 'classical' homeopath as those seem harder and harder to find these days. Their was benefit in the treatment protocol though.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @Dawoud-Williams: They are very hard to find, that's for sure. Thanks for commenting. I just came from your Abdullah Ibrahim lens...which I would recommend to any lover of jazz piano. Ibrahim and the subject of one of my lenses, Michel Petrucciani, were both great admirers of Duke Ellington.

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      TWOnline2 6 years ago

      interesting

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @TWOnline2: Thanks for taking the quiz. Glad you found it interesting.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      My stepson went to a homeopath to treat his allergies. She prescribed some herbs and the allergies disappeared. I'm a certified fitness instructor, though I no longer teach classes. Fitness instructors receive more nutrition training than most medical students. It's not surprising doctors rely on drugs to treat symptoms. I look for natural cures whenever possible.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @KimGiancaterino: Hi, Kim. Thank you very much for taking my quiz and for commenting. I'm surprised that a homeopath would prescribe herbs. Sometimes people confuse an herbalist or naturopathic doctor with a homeopathic doctor. But they are not synonymous. Homeopaths don't prescribe herbs, per se. A homeopath might prescribe sugar balls or pellets onto which a drop of a very highly diluted herbal infusion had been applied. But it's unlikely that even one molecule of the original herb would remain...even though the remedy would still be referred to by the name of the original substance. Gelsemium 30C, for instance, is Yellow Jasmine which has been diluted with 100 parts (C) pure grain alcohol to one part Gelsemium infusion...thirty times! At each point in the dilution process, the mixture is "succussed"...or violently shaken. It's theorized that through this process of dilution and succession, each subsequent dilution is imparted with a higher level of the energy of the original substance. If you watch the Bruce Lipton video, above, he explains that while the action of allopathic medicine is explainable through Newtonian physics, the action of homeopathic medicine might be better explained by Einsteinian physics. I'm neither a physician nor a physicist. But I do know that homeopathy works when properly prescribed. Thanks again for commenting, Kim!

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      jasminesphotogr 6 years ago

      This is the only quiz I've scored 0% on! Very interesting and I learned a lot.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @jasminesphotogr: Hi, Jasmine! Thank you for taking my quiz and being so honest about your score. Most people who don't know anything about the subject just go ahead and claim it's all nonsense. :) I've just checked out your excellent lens, "Zazzle Tutorials." You've gathered together a ton of very useful information there, including easy-to-understand video tutorials. Even veteran Zazzlers will likely learn something. Thanks for putting all together in one place!

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @JanieceTobey: Thank you for that Angel Blessing, Janiece! I am drooling as I just came from your "Delicious Vegetarian Curry Recipes" lens. Love those excellent...and fast...curry recipes! They look so quick and easy, I am going to have to try a couple, myself!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Good lens - thanks for your visit to my 'Homeopathy for Dogs'

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @ChrisDay LM: Thanks! I enjoyed your lens, as well.

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      Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

      very informative lense, i enjoyed it very much

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      @Positivevibestechnician: Thanks for taking my quiz! I enjoyed your lens on the Coen Bros. Great thumbnail descriptions of their movies! :)

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      I haven't been ill in more than 20 years and never needed a doctor nor a homeopath. However, if I had to choose, I probably would go to a homeopath as it suits my distrust to anything chemical.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Dear sir,

      Thank you for putting interest in homeopathy in a positive way. I enjoyed the quiz. I wll make some remarks to improve it. The answer to question 4 is 'potentization'. If you only dilute there will be no action. The answer to question 5 is the 'similimum'. A constitutional remedy, meaning a remedy that can cure most or all the complaints of a patient is rarely found. Most patients need more than one remedy. Therefore you better refer to the similimum.

      In the books on this website is the book about the schuessler salts. These are not homeopathic remedies.

      Maybe this is helpful.

      Kind regards.

      erik van woensel

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      lauragreene97 5 years ago

      Great lens, I especially like the quiz - thanks! I would add one more book to your list - Focus on Healing by Jennifer Barraclough. A great book, written by a doctor, that is informed by the author's experience as orthodox doctor, natural therapist and patient, and illustrated by real-life stories of individual healing journeys, it gives balanced practical guidance on topics such as the following. (http://www.jenni.co.nz/focusonhealing.htm)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't usually go to healthfoods store at all but I think i fared well in the quiz. On a different note, visit Fosamax Information to know more about Fosamax side effects, It may be helpful to you or someone you know.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      8 out of 10. very informative lens.

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Your lens is very informative. Loved the quiz even though I didn't do very well.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I learned a great deal. Thank you!

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Great information and fun quiz.

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      claudiatuli 5 years ago

      great and very informative lens!

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      Lots of interesting stuff here. I got 2 of 10 correct, so I proved I am uninformed. I enjoyed this lens.

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I love homeopathy, and as an Herbalist, I totally recommend it. Got 80%.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fantastic! Great lens! One big squid thumbs up vote left!

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      CanHealthInsure 5 years ago

      great lens

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Very interesting and informative, and I do have an open mind to this practice.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I have been treated by a homeopath and so has my daughter. I know homeopathy works.

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      Aster56 4 years ago

      For many years my family has been taking only homeopathy medicines . Good lens .Thank you.

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      vinodkpillai lm 4 years ago

      Good Quiz! I got 8/10 because I goofed up the last two. But that apart, and more importantly, this is really a fantastic lens that provides a nice exposition for the non-believer and valuable information for those who are already convinced. Thanks for a great lens which I thoroughly enjoyed!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Nice job with the quiz

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I think my Naturopath has prescribed some homeopathic meds for me. They worked, so I am a believer. Good information presented here.

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      Delia 4 years ago

      My cousin in Austria has a Homeopathic practice and many, many patients. His mom once visited bringing with her a bottle of Infludo (for colds and flu) I started to take this in 1980 and never have gotten the flu ever again, even when hubby gets the flu, I don't..few drops in a shot-glass of warm water. I buy it from a Chicago German Apothecary on the Internet, and it lasts for a long time.

      Humans would not be here if Homeopathic medicine had not been used from ancient times, obviously it works.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 4 years ago from Michigan

      @delia-delia: Thanks for commenting! Actually, though, Homeopathy, per se, has only been around for about 200 years...since Samuel Hahnemann began his system of triturating, succussing and diluting substances...and then "proving" them. But it is true that in some cultures (going back many centuries), people did sometimes use somewhat diluted solutions of substances which, in large quantity, caused the symptoms the dilution would alleviate (the "hair of the dog."). But this wasn't truly homeopathy as we know it today. Thanks again!

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      sukkran trichy 3 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      quite interesting questions. learned new things from you. thanks

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Can't say so. Still a very interesting lens.

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      Scindhia 3 years ago from Chennai

      Good info!

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      Ariadne 2 years ago

      No, I'm not against surgery but then surgery has proven benefits while homeopathy doesn't and the only way to find out if it does is to carry out trials where the risk of bias is eliminated as far as possible.

      Surgery isn't medicine and surgeons obviously can't be blinded but the benefits of, say, appendectomies, are self-evident.

      Got any more daft questions?

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      sandra hermann courtney 2 years ago

      I used to travel 120 miles by car round trip to visit a homeopath that treated my family and our pets many years ago. It is always a pleasure to hear about the successes of homeopathy, sometimes with just a single remedy. One of the most dramatic accounts of the effectiveness of a single homeopathic remedy concerns a friend of mine who had

      a colicky baby, 6 months without relief on conventional medicines. I recommended she consult my family homeopath who lived 400 miles from her home. The baby screamed in pain the entire way and the trip was more difficult because of a flat tire along the way.

      Upon arrival at the homeopath’s home, my friend was told to place the baby on a small padded table. As he was still crying loudly, it was easy to drop a few pellets of Dioscorea villosa in his mouth. Within seconds the child stopped crying and a huge smile appeared instead. The return trip home was a delight and the little boy had no further episodes!

      Cost, minus gas for the car, $35.

      This type of response to a homeopathic remedy (and there are so many more) is why homeopathy continues to be popular and has survived the attacks by its skeptics for over 250 years.

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      Laurie Willberg 2 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      @Ariadne So who wants to have a hysterectomy for uterine fibroids when they can cure the problem permanently with Homeopathy?

      You obviously don't follow up to date mainstream medicine either, because more MDs are using antibiotics for appendicitis and avoiding surgery. Well, Homeopathy can help there too unless the appendix has ruptured and then surgery frequently fails. Other surgical drawbacks involve post-surgical infection with MRSA and other impossible to treat infections, surgical error, bowel perforation...

      You got any more daft remarks?

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      ChristyRedd 2 years ago

      I've used homeopathy for many years for acute health issues, chronic conditions and injuries. I've been so satisfied with the wonderful results it provides, its safety and its cost effectiveness that it's now my primary form of medicine.

      Homeopathy normalized my high blood pressure and high intraocular pressure. When they became normal I was able to stop using the remedy, and they have continued to be normal since then. I have both pressures taken by my doctors every six months so I know homeopathy has solved these problems for me permanently.

      I also use it with my animals and have been delighted to see mammary infections, boils, infected paws and itchy flea bites disappear almost overnight. The animals are happy to be feeling better so soon, too.

      I could not recommend it more highly.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 2 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you very much for commenting, Christy! Homeopathic remedies are really the only thing I take. I haven't had an antibiotic in many years...nor do I take any other prescription drug. I believe billions could be saved if homeopathy were the first line of defense against disease instead of the last resort. The problem is that classical homeopathic MDs are few and far between. Thanks, again!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 2 years ago from Michigan

      If they could, I'm sure the anti-homeopath crown would outlaw homeopathy despite the fact that so many benefit from it.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 2 years ago from Michigan

      Hear, hear, Laurie! :)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 2 years ago from Michigan

      My apologies for waiting so long to approve your comment, Christy. I'm still getting used to HubPages after transferring over from Squidoo.

      Yes, homeopathy is highly effective in treating all the ills you've listed and, of course, many more that allopathic meds only suppress to resurface years later. If only classical homeopaths were as ubiquitous as allopathic doctors! How much suffering could be prevented and money saved?

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      Great article, but I only scored 70 percent on your quiz. :) Homeopathy is great and I'm so glad that people in the United States are starting to discover it again. I love that book by Amy Lansky. Voted up and shared.

      Also, welcome to Hub Pages.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 2 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you very much for that welcome, Ologsinquito, and for your comment. Glad to hear that you liked my quiz, too. Two or three years ago, when it was on Squidoo, an columnist for the online UK Guardian, and homeopathy foe, posted it there and critiqued each question and answer. The good news is that about 1200 came to take the quiz...and (it is hoped) learned a few things. Thank you, again!

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      Hopefully, you'll get many more quiz takers now. :)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 2 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you,Ologsinquito. Would help if UKGuardian ran another nasty critique! :D

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