November 30th, 2006

Гомеопатия и эффект плацебо. Double-blind study.

A study in the Lancet (1994; 344: 1601-1606) found that people with allergic asthma who took a homeopathic remedy had fewer symptoms such as coughing or difficulty breathing than people who took the placebo. Twenty-eight allergic patients, most of whom were sensitive to house dust mites, were randomly separated into 2 groups. One took a placebo while the other was given a homeopathic remedy containing mostly water and alcohol and a very small amount of the allergen. Over a 4 week period the people who received the homeopathic remedy showed improvement while most of the patients who took the placebo did not.

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