Homeopathy is among the most controversial of alternative medical therapies. As stated earlier, a comprehensive interview is needed to determine all the symptoms the client is having, in order to determine the medication that produces those same symptoms. This can take up to an hour or even more.
View of homeopathic medicine
Dr. Weil feels that homeopathic medicine has value, even if it merely evokes a placebo response. If that response does indeed heal then it has great value – in other words, rather than discounting the placebo response, physicians should exploit it as a safe, effective way to treat disease.
Since homeopathic medicine remedies are so dilute that, in many cases, not a single molecule of the active compound remains in the final preparation, many scientists believe therapeutic action is impossible. Others contend that all healing attributed to homeopathic preparations is either a placebo response, or simply a misreading of normal healing that occurs with the passage of time.