HOMEOPATHY is not an ‘alternative’ medical treatment but one which is valid and recognised, a conventional Spanish doctor insists.
Speaking at the fifth national Homeopathy Congress in Oviedo, Asturias, orthopaedic surgeon Brana Alejandro Vigil joined over 100 specialists who shared ideas and experiences about homeopathy.
The treatment, created in 1796, is based on the theory of ‘like cures like’, and works by administering a tiny amount of a substance in order to make the body develop its own resistance to disease and infection.
Many doctors and scientists reject the concept altogether.
Meanwhile Argentinian specialist Ernesto Giampietro stressed the holistic character of homeopathy.
“Homeopathy addresses the patient as a whole, and that is what makes it different from conventional medical treatment,” he said.