Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



First Advisor

Dr. Anne Richards

Second Advisor

Dr. M. Todd Harper


This article represents a synthesis of current homeopathic research. I explore the rhetorical universe of homeopathy and juxtapose homeopathic research articles with articles critical of homeopathy. Furthermore, I regard the discourse community of homeopathy and the struggles it undergoes in seeking admission into mainstream medicine. Following my research is the conclusion that the aim of homeopathic research has drifted from an integrated model to a pluralistic one, thereby ignoring criticisms issued by mainstream medical researchers. The trend of homeopathic researchers publishing in specialized homeopathic or complementary and alternative medical (CAM) journals is also explored within my article.