In Italy, when something is simple to carry out, we usually say “facile come bere un bicchiere d’acqua" (as easy as drinking a glass of water).
So, treating with homeopathy is as easy as drinking a glass of water. And just as effective.
I feel professional and personal anguish for all those people who abandon traditional drug therapies (with all the well documented pros and cons) to rely on a methodology of treatment that border strongly on hocus-pocus.
Homeopathy was born in the late 1800s as an alternative therapy to a medical science and a pharmacology who were still in their early days. Then, it regained its vitality in the mid-50s of last century and the costs for homeopathic remedies’ purchase have reached —in North America alone, around the year 2009— about $ 3.5 billion.
Obviously, marketing is ruthless and it appeals to popular credulity, but there is no scientific evidence —except the obvious placebo effect— that the active ingredients, ultra-highly diluted within the water, have any curative effect.
So, dear homeopaths, remembering that the World Health Organization has stated its opinion about the matter:
"We have found no evidence to date that homeopathy would bring any benefit…"
I invite you to raise your glass of Aconitum napellus (diluted 1:1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) and make a toast with me.
I’m sure you will understand, all things considered, if I toast with a glass of water.