Homeopathy demystified: Why it works for acute conditions and chronic disease

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I first heard the term “homeopathy” when I began my private practice in medicine in the mid to late 1990s. Prior to that I was not at all familiar with homeopathy or many of the other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) disciplines.

They certainly weren’t taught or discussed at the medical school I had attended or the hospitals where I completed my residency and fellowship in internal medicine. It was through patients in my private practice that I came to learn about CAM practices and…