Homeopathy Doesn't Work, Major Australian Study Concludes

Australian researchers looked at more than 200 studies.

"From this review, the main recommendation for Australians is that they should not rely on homeopathy as a substitute for proven, effective treatments," said the council's CEO, professor Warwick Anderson.

"This statement was the result of a rigorous examination of the evidence and used internationally accepted methods for assessing the quality and reliability of evidence for determining whether or not a therapy is effective for treating health conditions," Anderson added.

The new Australian study doesn't bode well for "treatments" such as dilute pellets, gels, creams and other substances derived from things like crushed whole bees and poison ivy.

"Do not use homeopathy as a replacement for proven conventional care or to postpone seeing a health care provider about a medical problem," the CDC says on its website.