To which extent should potency choice in homeopathy be "regulated": has European legislation gone too far?
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
To which extent should potency choice in homeopathy be "regulated"
Abstract: 

Despite ongoing controversy, homeopathy has become increasingly accepted as a "medical reality" by patients and doctors alike. This process has been accompanied by an increased quality of manufacturing, education, research, and regulation of homeopathy. This paper argues that European regulation may now have gone too far by indiscriminately prescribing that homeopathic medicines should be used in a potency of D4 and higher. Low potencies and tinctures are an important and integral part of the homeopathic heritage. The regulatory environment therefore appears to be hampering one of its own principal aims: the availability of safe and high-quality homeopathic products that practitioners, patients and consumers want and need.

Author(s): 
Van Haselen, Robbert
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Wien Med Wochenschr
Publication Date: 
2005-11
Publication Year: 
2005
Pages: 
479-481
Volume: 
155
Issue: 
21-22
ISSN: 
0043-5341
DOI: 
10.1007/s10354-005-0231-z
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 16425107

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Robbert Van Haselen. 2005-11. "To which extent should potency choice in homeopathy be "regulated": has European legislation gone too far?." Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946) 155: 21-22: 479-481. 10.1007/s10354-005-0231-z.

Wikipedia Citation

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