Homeopathy has been a "healing system" for 167 years, at least in the Spanish language. Since this voice was first consigned from German in the 1852 edition, the Royal Spanish Academy has always considered in its definition that this pseudotherapy cured. Until today. In its new definition, homeopathy goes from a healing system to a simple "practice" that "allegedly" produces symptoms. zoom in New definition in the DRAE.
The current full definition is: "Practice of administering to someone, in minimum doses, the same substances that, in greater quantities, would supposedly produce in the healthy person symptoms equal to or similar to those that are intended to combat". The above was much more debatable from a scientific point of view: "Healing system that applies to diseases, in minimum doses, the same substances that, in greater quantities, would produce symptoms equal to or similar to those that are intended to combat". The RAE had changed in 2014 to remove the excluding "man"-
The process for amending this definition began in 2017 in the WEE Scientific and Technical Vocabulary Commission. The new proposal took so long to reach the Dictionary because it had to be approved in the other academies of the Spanish language (ASALE) and subsequently by the delegated commission of the plenary.
thus, homeopathy loses the second of the three legs that maintained its social support. Now it has lost the linguistic support: homeopathy, in Spanish, does not mean a remedy that cures. Before, the scientific-medical consensus had long since withdrawn its support, with increasingly stark manifestations from scientific societies. Two years ago the Royal Academy of Pharmacy said not only that it doesn't work, but that "homeopathy can put health at risk." In Spain, no public university has been teaching homeopathy in a subject since last year. The last remaining support is legal, as European legislation determines that it should be sold as a medicine, although the Spanish Government intends to change this. In France, its public funding is already in the process of being withdrawn,
This definition, together with the fact that it is sold in pharmacies, has been able to contribute to the confusion that reigns in Spain about the true health utility of homeopathy. In the Fecyt survey, 53% of Spaniards identified a lot, quite a lot or something with the claim that homeopathic products work (although only 7% were very convinced that it works). With this change in Spanish, the situation may become a little clearer. Until now, scientists have said it, from now on, homeopathy no longer cures in speech,