…This weekend, supporters of homeopathy are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Hahnemann—the man widely accepted as the founder of homeopathy…
In the UK today there are five NHS homeopathic hospitals and the global sale of homeopathic medicines represents more than £1bn globally. But the very concept might never have been discovered had it not been for Dr Hahnemann, who was born in Meissen, Germany, in 1755.
Let's make one thing very clear: Samuel Hahnemann did not discover the concept of homeopathy; he invented it.
So-called homeopathic medicine has no scientific basis whatsoever. While homeopathic treatment doesn't do any harm (other than ripping off vulnerable people, wasting medical budgets, and prolonging belief in quackery into the 21st Century), it doesn't do any good either.
Shame on the NHS for offering placebos as an alternative to real medicine.