Homeopathy Explained – Gentle Healing or Reckless Fraud?

  • Published: 22 February 2018
  • What are the principles behind Homeopathy and does it work?

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    Main principles of homeopathy:



    Information Network Homeopathy Germany:

    Homeopedia – German Online Encyclopedia:

    List of homeopathic remedies:

    Information regarding different homeopathic potencies:



    Physical examination of dilution


    Hahnemanns explanation for the efficacy of homeopathy despite dilution:

    § 270 Sixth edition

    18th century medicine


    Hahnemanns rules for taking homeopathic remedies, Organon of medicine §260 Sixth edition:


    Studies about the lacking efficacy of homeopathic products:

    Statement of the European Academies Science Advisory Council September 2017:

    Australian Study from the National and Medical Health Council, 2015:

    Systematic reviews from Mathie et al, employees of the Homeopathy Research Institutebit.ly/2GaWI7x

    Statement from the FDA demanding homeopathic companies must prove efficacy of their products:

    Statement from the FDA regarding their approach towards homeopathic remedies
    Quote: There are no drug products labeled as homeopathic that are approved by FDA.


    The Placebo and Nocebo Phenomena: Their Clinical Management and Impact on Treatment Outcomes

    Placebo interventions for all clinical conditions

    Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome


    Placeboeffect on children and animals

    Caregiver placebo effect in analgesic clinical trials for cats with naturally occurring degenerative joint disease-associated pain.



    Homeopathy is big pharma:



    Homeopathic anamnesis/ initial interview:

    Exemplary questionnaire for initial interview:

    Marketshare and market development for homeopathy


    Further reading:

    Blog beweisaufnahme-homoeopathie.de (German, some articles in English)

    ORGANON OF MEDICINE by Hahnemann Samuel (Original text)

    Free ebooks on „Materiae Medicae” (German and English)bit.ly/2DtjNQW

    Deutsches Informationsnetzwerk Homöopathie
    (Short english version)

    US Department of Health: Information overview about homeopathy

    Homepathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States
    (Official Compendium of Homeopathic ingredients)

    List of over 5000 homeopathic ingredients A-Z

    FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels


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    • Chandragupt Singh
      Chandragupt Singh  3 days back

      @Surya Punugoti did u heard of Ayurveda, the only science which is complete and have no side effects

    • Sreeraj 7
      Sreeraj 7  3 weeks back

      Kurzgesagt will you please help me.

      Let me do my intro.

      So I am from India and I am 16 years old.From the age of about 12 I have Dandruff problem and here I have tried English medicines first but not anymore because my father told that it works fast but can have side effects. Then I tried the local "Ayurvedic" medicine of India. But also stopped that because of the strict diet that I couldn't cope to go on with. Then I tried Homoeopathy. I have been using it for about one and a half years. So I know that I can't drink coffee, eat red meat and so on... I still follow the diet. But I do have some serious problem with the Dandruff on my head. Is it Psoriasis or any other type of .....?? So my real question is should I stop taking Homoeo medicines because from this video I somewhat understood that Homoeopathy doesn't work.

    • iamsunnymaker123
      iamsunnymaker123  2 months back

      U r talking about homeopathy....i get well the moment i step in the clinic and the wost part is i have to think harder for my symptoms

    • PYTHON
      PYTHON  2 months back

      check out ayurvedic treatments,they are nice

    • khush lovie
      khush lovie  3 months back

      I want to do these in hindi. So people not familiar with English can benefit. Pls help

  • PrithVi Raj
    PrithVi Raj  1 days back

    InfoGraphics ShOw is flawed and waste!
    This is much better❤

    • Ramchandra Thaosen
      Ramchandra Thaosen  1 days back

      are you German

      • Ramchandra Thaosen
        Ramchandra Thaosen  1 days back

        are you German

        • ado011235
          ado011235  1 days back

          4:03 upper left ...... dude

          • Ranga Reddy
            Ranga Reddy  1 days back

            I had a very bad allergy that used to hit me ever single time I felt sleepy (basically everyday). I used conventional medicine, but stopped responding to it after a while. But homeopathy cured it completely. It's now gone completely.

            I knew it was a sham. I knew it shouldn't work. But it did. I STRONGLY disbelieved homeopathy, and tried it only because my mom wanted me to try it.

            I'm GLAD it worked. Probably placebo effect but what a wonderful effect. XD

            • Brenda Gallagher
              Brenda Gallagher  1 days back

              so is this what Olaf was trying to teach us??

              • Dr. Akhalaq Husain Ansari

                Spirit ??

                • Ashie Lilystar
                  Ashie Lilystar  2 days back

                  frozen 2 Olaf: water has memory

                  homeopaths: yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy

                  • ameer neusom
                    ameer neusom  2 days back

                    Quick Question Guys! Hopefully I get an answer. Isn't the compound called "X" roman numeral for 10 the same at the material referred on "Power Puff Girls". I just thought it was a smedge hilarious

                    • Puuufff Baaalll
                      Puuufff Baaalll  3 days back

                      I use both homoeopathic and herbal remedies and they really do work!

                      • sanjana mani
                        sanjana mani  3 days back

                        Wait.. I had a tonsil problem when I was a kid and instead of getting them removed we decided to try homeopathy and it worked???? Like I swear it worked can someone explain like idk anymore

                        • Ranipla
                          Ranipla  2 days back

                          The video addresses possible reasons that it "worked."

                      • Roupen Ohanian
                        Roupen Ohanian  3 days back

                        my dog had a lipoma and homeopath medicine reduced it to nothing dogs don't know placebo and seeing it go away im a believer 100 percent

                        • Vishal Deka
                          Vishal Deka  4 days back

                          How do we know if ANY medicine works at all? What if we were gonna be alright anyway by the time the medicines finished?

                          • Abhishek Prakash
                            Abhishek Prakash  1 days back

                            if all the diseases go away by its own, whats the point of medicine in this world? :D

                        • Rezt x Soldier
                          Rezt x Soldier  4 days back

                          Hold op' 5:53 thats the clock from ''Don't hug me im scared''

                          • Philip Studios
                            Philip Studios  4 days back


                            • Maya Papapaya
                              Maya Papapaya  4 days back

                              So if I get Diabetes, I can drink juice with water diluted halfway and I’ll be good right?

                              • Abhishek Prakash
                                Abhishek Prakash  1 days back

                                YES! if you have diabetes, it is completely safe to take homoepathic pills as these are completely made of sucrose, not glucose.

                            • Stu Bradfield
                              Stu Bradfield  4 days back

                              5:53 was that a DHMIS reference?

                              • Harsh Raj Always free
                                Harsh Raj Always free  5 days back

                                Too many easter eggs in this episode

                                • Neo Rock
                                  Neo Rock  5 days back

                                  I remember seeing a Homeopathic "product" for the first time...all lonely & isolated from everything else in the drug store, almost as if the store owner was ashamed of customers seeing it...

                                  I guess the store owner had watched Kurzgesagt (or follows actual science)

                                  • Axel Faure
                                    Axel Faure  5 days back

                                    Someone is making a heart attack, quick call an homeopath !

                                    • Neo Rock
                                      Neo Rock  5 days back

                                      The fact that Homeopathic "practitioners" & "products" exist...
                                      ...in actual stores....

                                      ...without having been sued to oblivion is

                                      *....sad Sad SAD!*

                                      • Kovalt
                                        Kovalt  5 days back

                                        Alright. But like...
                                        Is no one concerned about the, "fluid", on that book?

                                        • Erik RBR
                                          Erik RBR  5 days back

                                          150,000 years of Neanderthal and modern homo sapiens societies trying to find remedies and palliatives; laboring through trial and error, the nightmares of pain and infirmity, the laborious and slow creation of the scientific method and medicine...

                                          ...and then we decide on homeopathy and antivax.

                                          • Jo Jornio
                                            Jo Jornio  5 days back


                                            Isn’t that the clock from “don’t hug me i’m scared?”

                                            • Hari J
                                              Hari J  5 days back

                                              When i was an infant, i had problems with my tonsils . My parents and GParents were told to have it removed as quickly as possible. My GParents could not bear the idea of such an small infant going through a surgery. So i was quickly moved to homeopathy treatment. For some reason it WORKED for me. YES; HOMEOPATHY helped me avoid surgery and idk how someone could explain that.

                                              • Electro_blob
                                                Electro_blob  6 days back

                                                I have used a lot of naturopathic remedies, which is different than homeopathy. Most of it is vitamin or herbal supplements, and sometimes hormones (like testosterone, for example.)

                                                • I Kill Naggers
                                                  I Kill Naggers  6 days back

                                                  Well I think we can safely say homeopathy is the second part of the title

                                                  • Will Walton
                                                    Will Walton  6 days back

                                                    Karens vibin on homeopathy

                                                    • Abhishek Chaubey
                                                      Abhishek Chaubey  6 days back

                                                      U need to study the science of nano particles

                                                      • KITTY TER
                                                        KITTY TER  6 days back

                                                        When he says _billion billion billion..._
                                                        Trump: *I FELT THAT*

                                                        • ebhd33
                                                          ebhd33  7 days back

                                                          Well done kurzgesagt! Now i can start trusting what you say.

                                                          • Gilded Drake
                                                            Gilded Drake  1 weeks back

                                                            My mother believes in homeopathy, it makes her feel better and she tried everything else before and nothing worked. I know it's the placebo effect but I don't want to explain the homeopathy itself doesn't work to her because I don't want to break the placebo effect if it's the only thing that works for what she's got.

                                                            • Daniel Hightower
                                                              Daniel Hightower  1 weeks back

                                                              Eating food is homeopathy. Just saying.

                                                              • Liew
                                                                Liew  1 weeks back

                                                                Food gives actual energy which helps :b

                                                            • TheSheWolf
                                                              TheSheWolf  1 weeks back

                                                              These bright colorful animations make me happy

                                                              • Gautham Thampy
                                                                Gautham Thampy  1 weeks back

                                                                This video is a life changer. This video led me into u deratanding the pseudoscience homeopathy is. I persuaded my grandmother into taking actual medicines. I can't believe my parents used to feed me these sugar pills when I was a kid. I can't also believe that I used to believe in this shit till before this video was posted.

                                                                • TatoTimez
                                                                  TatoTimez  1 weeks back

                                                                  I find it hilarious that it’s a big announcement that a channel called Kurzgesagt is now making videos in German

                                                                  • Pedro Solano
                                                                    Pedro Solano  1 weeks back

                                                                    The stained pornographic texts, don't you love details?

                                                                    • kite lover
                                                                      kite lover  1 weeks back

                                                                      Vedic medicine are best

                                                                      • Mila Mukhortova
                                                                        Mila Mukhortova  1 weeks back

                                                                        we are people know so little about the nature of things but are sooo good at shitting on everything we can't explain yet

                                                                        • Serendipity Seeker
                                                                          Serendipity Seeker  1 weeks back

                                                                          This isn't true, there are also types of homeopathy where you don't dilute it to such a degree, usually 10 drops to 10 ml of water, 3-4 times a day for 6-7 months. It did work for me when I didn't believe in it, also to others who were skeptical about it, the test results show that the person has been fully healed. I personally got healed as well from PCOD, the cysts were gone after one year of its users while it was an issue for many years, the weight loss and cure of acne, I didn't follow other things such as no caffeine, etc yet it worked, it is slow but it works if you find right medicine in right dose, I have also seen it work for others, however, it depends on different practitioners too, when I used it in past it didn't work for me, depending on how potent it is, and how long you take it. Yet the medical practitioners told me there isn't any cure for PCOD except for lifelong consumption of medicines, or surgery to get rid of cysts, but it worked and I am completely healed. Big pharma makes billions out of patients by providing relief but not curing the issue of the root, which is why many people are suffering from many chronic health problems, although the lifespan has developed the quality of life has decreased. This shows that modern medicine is capable to cure people but is used to only provide temporary relief from the issue instead of healing it fully for the money. I have tried ayurvedic and natural medicine which worked excellently to help me with issues.

                                                                          • Bartek Goluch
                                                                            Bartek Goluch  1 weeks back


                                                                            • Gabriel Moreno
                                                                              Gabriel Moreno  1 weeks back

                                                                              just like religion they flurish among the stupid and there is alot of stupid in the world. Tell me more about prayer healing next. a alternative to medicine too.

                                                                              • Cahaya Mati
                                                                                Cahaya Mati  1 weeks back

                                                                                But my sickness cured my disease

                                                                                • Chy 75
                                                                                  Chy 75  1 weeks back


                                                                                  • Joan FC
                                                                                    Joan FC  2 weeks back

                                                                                    That clock was a reference to "don't hug me I'm scared" I expect!!!!... isn't it?

                                                                                    • Steir Qwe
                                                                                      Steir Qwe  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Basically any water on earth can be considered homeopathic dino shit since there were dino shit molecules in it at some point.

                                                                                      • Apple Pye
                                                                                        Apple Pye  2 weeks back

                                                                                        3:40: k n i f e I s h a r m