Jeg skrev for kort tid siden en bloggpost hvor jeg begynte å analysere Dana Ullmann sin artikkel med vitenskapelig dokumentasjon for homeopatiens fortreffelighet. Første bloggpost tok for seg homeopati mot astma, og jeg fortsetter nå til neste punkt på listen hans: Homeopati mot akutt diaré hos barn.
Ullman skriver i sin artikkel fra 1995:
Another recent study, published in the American journal Pediatrics, tested homeopathic medicine for the treatment of a condition recognized to be the most serious public health problem today, childhood diarrhea.7 Over 5 million children die each year as the result of diarrhea, mostly in nonindustrialized countries. Conventional physicians prescribe oral rehydration therapy (ORT, a salt solution that helps children maintain fluid balance), but this treatment does not fight the infection that underlies the diarrhea.
Conducted in Nicaragua in association with the University of Washington and the University of Guadalajara, this randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 81 children showed that an individually chosen remedy provided statistically significant improvement of the children’s diarrhea as compared to those given a placebo. Children given the homeopathic remedy were cured of their infection 20% faster than those given a placebo, and the sicke children responded most dramatically to the homeopathic treatment. A total of 18 different remedies were used in this trial, individually chosen based on each child’s symptoms.