Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:32:57 AM
@handimanner I'll focus on Homoeopathy. It `works` on principle like for like what harms you will heal you. But it waters down the `distillates` to such an extent a typical remedy will contain 1 molecule in the size of an Olympic swimming pool. They get round this by saying water has a memory, which they activate no lie by hitting against a saddle filled with horse hair. There has never been one meta study or cochrane study which has shown homoeopathy to be better than a placebo. But there has been countless examples of people following it and getting seriously hurt or dieing.
You just described vaccinations, putting damaged non-deadly viruses/bacteria into the body to encourage your body to build a resistance and get the anti bodies into the system.
Alternative medicine stops being alternative when it`s proven to work better than a sugar pill.
Monday, July 15, 2013 3:04:19 PM
Quackery is completely off. Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Homeopathy??? All are proven beneficial. Shiatsu and Acupuncture use Chinese approach to noninvasive meds with physical manipulation. Homeopathy is using distillates (think inoculation) to encourage bodily defense.