Homeopathy: Great Medicine or Dangerous Pseudoscience?

On March 22, 2013 Drs. André Saine and Steven Novella engaged in a friendly debate on the topic: Homeopathy: Great Medicine or Dangerous Pseudoscience? at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. I’ve provided the link below. I highly recommend you watch it – it’s most entertaining. Just so you’re absolutely clear, Dr. Saine is the Dean of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, which is the school in which I am currently enrolled.

I’ve enclosed André’s response to Dr. Novella’s question: What do you consider to be the best clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of homeopathy for any indication? There are four parts to the question: Part I (beginning), Part II (page 63), Part III (page 113) and Part IV (page 196).

Dr. Novella’s response to André’s question is also enclosed.
Debate: http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/f45177db9279460797ffe70714a3f5611d

The Contenders:

André Saine is a 1982 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is board-certified in homeopathy (1988) by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and has been teaching and lecturing on homeopathy since 1985. He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject of homeopathy.

One of the main points of his clinical work is the homeopathic treatment of patients suffering from very serious chronic diseases. In addition to his private practice in Montréal, Canada, he has been the Dean and main instructor for the postgraduate program of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, one of the foremost homeopathy schools in the world, since 1986.

Dr. Saine is a much sought after homeopathy teacher, holding seminars in Canada, the United States, and European countries. He is known as a homeopathic scholar based on his in-depth studies of the work of the great masters of the past, and has based on his practice of pure Hahnemannian homeopathy.

Saine’s Answer to Novella

Steven P. Novella is an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. Novella is best known for his involvement in the skeptical movement. Novella’s specialises in neuromuscular disease, including ALS, myasthenia gravis, neuropathy, and erythromelalgia.

Novella is a medical advisor to Quackwatch, an associate editor of the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine and the executive editor of the blog Science-Based Medicine.

Novella’s Answer to Saine’s 1st question