Leading professor offers £10,000 to first person to prove homeopathy works

One of the country's leading professors of complementary medicine is offering a cash prize to anyone who can prove homeopathy works.

Professor Edzard Ernst says he will award £10,000 to the first person who can show the controversial treatment is better than a placebo in a scientifically controlled trial.

Calling on homeopaths to 'put up or shut up', Professor Ernst said there was still no strong evidence that the method - whose fans include Prince Charles and Hollywood celebrities - was effective. But furious homeopaths last night attacked the prize as a 'publicity stunt' and insisted they had 'more than enough proof'.

Homeopathy, which was developed 200 years ago in Germany, is based on the principle that like cures like: That an illness can be treated by substances that produce similar symptoms.

Source - Daily Mail

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