‘To date, many of the systematic reviews of clinical studies on homeopathy have analysed studies on all forms of homeopathic treatment together, in an attempt to answer the general question, “Is better than placebo?”. However, homeopathy takes several forms. ‘Individualised homeopathic treatment’, consisting of a consultation plus personalised prescription, is considered to be usual care as provided by homeopaths in real world clinics. In contrast, ‘non-individualised homeopathy’ involves the same remedy being used by all patients, based on a clinical diagnosis only (e.g. over-the-counter homeopathic preparations containing multiple remedies for conditions such as hay fever or travel sickness).’
Read more from Homeopathy Research Institute’s Rachel Roberts and Dr Alexander Tournier: https://www.hri-research.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/HRI_ResearchArticle_29_RobertsTournier_IndividualisedHomeopathyReview.pdf
If you’d like to watch Dr Robert Mathie discuss the paper from the Homeopathy Research Institute conference in Rome in June 2015, you can do so here.