Studies comparing the effectiveness of homeopathy or anthroposophic medicine and conventional medicine in real life clinical situations have shown that homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine can produce results as good as or better than conventional medicine.
- Disease severity and quality of life demonstrated marked and sustained improvements following homeopathic treatment in patients who had been chronically sick for a long time before study entry and in most cases treated conventionally before. The results persisted for as long as 8 years.
- The use of anthroposophic medicine has been associated with much lower use of antibiotics and antipyretics, quicker recovery, fewer adverse reactions, and greater therapy satisfaction compared to conventional medicine (Hamre et al.(2005))
- Similar results were obtained for homeopathy, and another study shows lower use of antibiotics and fewer antipyretic/anti-inflammatory drugs for a similar evolution