...and so homeopathy is a cure-all

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Faerie (March 11, 2013, 13:06:16 PM):
but Majin asked me for a kind of skin oil she's used in the past for blemishes.

What does she use and does it work???
BoogieMonster (March 11, 2013, 13:37:59 PM):
I have no idea, I'll ask her. I ended up grabbing a bottle of "Tissue Oil" spray without paying much attention to what was in it, for fear that I was probably going to leave empty handed if I did. She said it's the right stuff. That's all I know. *shrug*
mdg (April 17, 2013, 13:18:29 PM):
I never thought I'd see the day when a homeopathic association admits that their magic water doesn't work.

"The British Homeopathic Association and Faculty of Homeopathy said they would do so. "There is no evidence to suggest homeopathic vaccinations can protect against contagious diseases. We recommend people seek out the conventional treatments," a spokesman said."

DrT (June 24, 2013, 10:05:28 AM):
Hi all,

I am new to this forum, so please excuse any errors. I am a homeopath so i just wanted to 'state my case'.

I cant disagree with you on the lack of scientific evidence of homeopathic medicines, but to slate homeopaths into one bundle as being 'fraudsters' is just cruel. Often homeopathy gets good results (in my opinion) because of the way they are more patient focused, they listen for over an hour to peoples problems, and then manage their patients in terms of diet, nutrition, and natural meds. The patient has the right to not choose to go to a homeopath , but often do as 'the last resort' when conventional medicine has failed them. Homeopaths do not make close to enough money to survive and often they are extremely caring people who want the best for their patients.

In south Africa we study for 7 years and have to do a masters dissertation , it is the only country where homeopaths are trained in diagnostics, pathology (By Medical Doctors as lecturers) and do a premed, including 2 years of human dissection. It is thanks to some weirdos who use machines and pendulums that have given homeopaths a bad name, and regulations needs to be strict.

Homeopathy has a long way to go in proving itself scientifically, and i think it shouldn't make ridiculous claims until it can rightfully prove so, since, if science cant prove it, it doesn't work right?. The way in which homeopaths and naturopaths view diseases is important, they look at the entire picture not just a symptom, which is, for me, the healing factor itself, medical doctors can learn a thing a two from this.

I am currently looking at a post grad of epidemiology and research, as i feel, i myself ,would like to be effective with a researching career.

P.S. lets not forget the title 'Doctor' means 'To teach' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_(title) , therefore doctors should be teaching and educating their patients on medications, health and disease not just handing out prescriptions. So whether it be a homeopathic 'doctor' or a medical doctor, if they take the title it is their duty to effectively inform patients which unfortunately doctors just don't do enough because they think we are stupid.
brianvds (June 24, 2013, 10:30:56 AM):
In south Africa we study for 7 years and have to do a masters dissertation , it is the only country where homeopaths are trained in diagnostics, pathology (By Medical Doctors as lecturers) and do a premed, including 2 years of human dissection. It is thanks to some weirdos who use machines and pendulums that have given homeopaths a bad name, and regulations needs to be strict.

As the saying goes, the greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. And much of what you learn in your studies is an elaborate illusion of knowledge, pretty much like what astrologers, shamans, chiropractors, postmodernist philosophers etc. learn in their own extended studies. The studies may well be very detailed, very elaborate and very demanding, but that in itself does not make them valuable or useful.

As for conventional medicine "merely treating the symptoms as opposed to the whole patient," you'll have to give us some examples of what you mean, and how homeopathy would do it differently.

For what it's worth, I am pretty skeptical about much of mainstream medical research - a lot of it has descended into the same postmodernist horse manure as "alternative" treatment.

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