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When Homeopathy is Attacked

The Homeopathy Choice Insider

Hello! Welcome to the Homeopathy Choice Insider. Every Monday, you’ll be getting an update from us where we will pull back the curtain and provide you with a quick 3-5 minute insider’s view of what we work so diligently to do, each week, at Americans for Homeopathy Choice.

If you’d like to read the summary of today’s report, scroll down to the end of this post!

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  • Do attacks on homeopathy make your blood boil? Keep your cool! We’ve got three simple, effective and easy to learn responses for even the most severe critics!
  • Remember to stay calm and polite when discussing homeopathy and avoid making personal attacks or sounding angry. Our goal is to educate, not alienate!
  • When in doubt, use AFHC’s go-to response: Homeopathy is a federally recognized form of medicine backed by thousands of research studies, papers and clinical trials.
  • Need some help? Contact AFHC for a list of talking points for responding to attacks.
  • Go to the Resources tab on the AFHC website for even more information, homeopathy research and downloadable infographics, or click the links at the bottom of today’s blog for a shortcut!
  • Stay tuned every Monday as we bring to you the Homeopathy Choice Insider.


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Summary of Today’s Episode:

Welcome to another edition of Homeopathy Choice Insider, where we give you up-to-date information about the state of homeopathy in America and tips on how you can help promote and protect homeopathy for ourselves and for future generations.  I’m Paola Brown, president of Americans for Homeopathy Choice.


Like me, your blood boils when you hear someone attack homeopathy.  That reaction is normal when you know how effective and gentle homeopathy can be.  But boiling blood can lead to intemperate remarks that don’t advance the cause of homeopathy.


If you are part of a conversation or attending a presentation, one catch-all response is the main talking point we at Americans for Homeopathy Choice have been using for years now: Homeopathy is a federally recognized form of medicine backed by thousands of research studies, papers, and clinical trials.  Of course, in conversation, you might introduce this in a different manner that remains respectful, for example: “Perhaps you are unaware that homeopathy is a federally recognized form of medicine backed by thousands of research studies, papers, and clinical trials.”


The best way to deliver any response is calmly and without personal attack.  You should assume that the person making the erroneous statement lacks knowledge.  You can politely offer to provide that knowledge.  This, frankly, makes you the reasonable one as long as you stay calm.  If someone asks where they can find all this information, you can direct them to the Research and Media pages of the Americans for Homeopathy Choice website.  In this way, you effectively eliminate any argument that there is no evidence backing homeopathy.


One other defense you can offer is that hundreds of thousands of physicians worldwide use homeopathy in their practice to complement their other forms of treatment.  Homeopathy works well by itself and in combination with almost all other therapies to enhance healing.


A third point you might mention is that homeopathic treatment is tailored to the individual and treats the whole person, very often without the need for multiple treatments or drugs.  Conventional medicine is now trending toward more individualized therapies.  That’s something that puts homeopathic treatment on the cutting edge these days.


So, if you find yourself feeling you want to say something to a critic of homeopathy, remember three easy responses:

    1. Homeopathy is federally recognized and backed by thousands of 


    1. Hundreds of thousands of physicians use homeopathy worldwide.
    2. Homeopathy is cutting-edge because treatments are individualized.


Keep calm and say these things respectfully; you may find yourself bringing new people into the homeopathy community.


If you’d like a list of talking points to help you, contact us at Americans for Homeopathy Choice and ask for our Homeopathy Talking Points for responding to attacks. You can also find a plethora of free tools and information including downloadable infographics on our website here:



If you really want to dig deep into the evidence for homeopathy, check out the Compendium of Homeopathic Research here:



 Thanks for listening.  I’ll be back a week from now with another update.


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