Bremen - The Bremen health scientist Norbert Schmacke has sharply criticized the special legal position of homeopathy in Germany. He criticizes the fact that the legislature legitimizes homeopathy for the treatment of diseases if its representatives consider this to be sufficiently justified and there is corresponding demand among the sick.
The arguments for protecting this type of therapy are not methodologically recognized evidence of the benefits of the procedure, but merely an internal consensus among the providers and acceptance or demand from the users. "Such different standards compared to so-called conventional medicine are not ethically responsible from the point of view of consumer health protection," said Schmacke.
The scientist from the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research in the Department of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Bremen criticizes the fact that homeopaths even went so far as to promise sole healing results through homeopathics even for serious illnesses such as cancer and stroke. Only the legislature can end this traditional tradition of special treatment for special therapeutic procedures. The popularity of homeopathy is not counter-argument.
However, the health researcher from Bremen appeals to conventional medicine to be more interested than before in subjective disease theories and coping strategies.