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Prover Susceptibility and the Ascending Dose

Did randomized, placebo-controlled trials disprove the homeopathic proving hypothesis?

The verifications of Hahnemann convince those who have intellectual integrity for scientific conviction, who will not sacrifice their intellectual integrity to the idols of the day, who will repeat Hahnemann’s experimental verifications of his scientific observations and inductions as they should be repeated. Any other method than to take into the healthy body four drams of China twice a day to prove or to disprove the symptom similarity of China and intermittent fever is not a scientific experiment for the observation of Hahnemann.

–James Krauss, M.D., September 30, 1921, introduction to the Sixth edition of the Organon of Medicine; translated by William Boericke homeopathic research

Over the past decade, scientists and medical researchers have used sophisticated research methodologies in order to prove or disprove the efficacy of homeopathy. Based on their findings, editors of prestigious medical journals have concluded that there is no scientific validity to our therapeutic approach [1]. Given the high stakes of this research, the investigators’ command of the homeopathic subject matter and the underlying assumptions reflected in these studies need to be carefully examined. Read more