Research is an expanding area of Homeopathy and it is an area that I am interested in because of my science background. The Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI) has been set up and is dedicated to providing high-quality research on the efficacy of Homeopathy.
The most robust data on efficacy of homeopathy comes from a 2014 meta-analysis of placebo-controlled double-blind randomised controlled trials which found that homeopathic medicines, when prescribed during individualised treatment, are 1.5- to 2.0-times more likely to have a beneficial effect than placebo (Ref 1). This study is one of the four most recent comprehensive systematic reviews conducted by Dr Robert Mathie within a ten-year programme of work.
Ref 1. Mathie, R.T., Lloyd, S.M., Legg, L.A., Clausen, J., Moss,S. Davidson, J., Ford, I. (2014). Placebo-controlled trials of individualised homeopathic treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews Vol 3. Pages 142. https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-142
More peer-reviewed papers.
Rossignol M, Beagud B, Engel P, Avouac B, Lert F, Rouillon F, Massol J, Duru G, Magnier AM, Guillemot D, Grimaldi-Bensouda L, Abenhaim L, EPI3-LA-SER groupn (2012). Impact of physician preferences for homeopathic or conventional medicines on patients with musculoskeletal disorders: results from the EPI3-MSD cohort. Pharmacoepidemiol. Drug Saf. Vol 21(1). Pages 1093–1101.
Sharma et al. (2013) Effect of homeopathy on chronic tension-type headache: a pragmatic, randomized controlled single blind trial. J Headache Pain. Vol 14 (Suppl 1): P56.
Headache frequency and intensity was lower in the homeopathy group than in controls. Compared with usual care, patients randomized to homeopathy used 35% less medication
(P = 0.001) and had 45% fewer visits to general practitioners (P = 0.0001).