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Homeopathy was invented by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th century, and is based on his "law of similars": if a large dose of something can produce certain symptoms, then a small dose of something can make the body fight those symptoms. 00:23
Multiple studies show that homeopathy doesn't work. The active ingredients in a homeopathic remedy are diluted so much that they have no medical efficacy -- they are essentially water. 01:26
People who take a placebo and believe they're taking a genuine drug can sometimes show improvements simply because they believe they're taking a real medicine. 02:42