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A recent study has shown that a new homeopathic medicine designed to fight the Hepatitis C virus can also have an anti-cancer effect.
Despite the public opinion that homeopathy is not efficient but strongly related to the ‘placebo effect,’ recent research has proved the otherwise. According to Rajesh Shah, homeopath, this study showed inside the lab that the Hepatitis C virus-based medicine destroyed every active cancer cell.
Dr. Manchanda, the general director of Central Council for Research in Homeopathy in AYUSH, explained that this research supports the efficiency of homeopathy. It is known that Hepatitis C might lead to liver cancer. Inside the lab, a medicine diluted version drawn from the Hepatitis C virus managed to control cancer cells. This new medicine is a nosode or a branch of homeopathy that deals with other medicines that come from live organisms.
According to Dr. Shah, the principle of the homeopathy works on the fact that any substance capable of causing a disease, can be used to fight and cure a similar or the same illness, but only if the substance is consumed in ultra-dilute dose.
The main researchers who participated in this study are a team of molecular biologists, led by Dr. A R Khuda-Bukhsh from the University of Kalyani in West Bengal. The AYUSH chief believes that the new medicine is far from capable to cure liver cancer.
According to Dr. Manchanda, a part of the homeopathy principles is that medicines can help the patient to fight a disease. They are also useful if they are taken together with other medications. However, there is still a lot of research ahead which will hopefully find new answers as soon as possible. He also believes that this study should be regarded as a clear proof that homeopathy is efficient.
Nevertheless, a leading oncologist and others think that homeopathic medicines are far from being efficient, especially in the oncology field, where they have no proof.
There is still a huge controversy whether homeopathy has any viable answers or not. However, our best bet is to wait for future studies, research and discovery. Hopefully, the medical field will soon come with great developments against deadly diseases such as cancer and Hepatitis C.