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Does homeopathy work like a placebo?

The placebo effect as it may apply to homeopathy is an area of controversy. Proponents will argue that both animals and babies, incapable of knowing that they are receiving any kind of medication at all, have been successfully treated using homeopathic medication. On the other hand, opponents argue that the homeopathic medication is diluted to the extent that it contains no evidence of the original medicinal substance. Therefore, any perceived reduction in symptoms must be due to the placebo effect.

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