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here is a brief explanation of what is homeopathy
how conforting that your dr. tells you
¨we dont know how it works.. nobody know how it works... seems implausible¨
My post was all garbled since the first part was supposed to be quoted. I quoted a part of the initial post.
Thanks tiger for pointing out the obvious with the recent discussion in the UK about homeopathy.
There are lots of people that are dissatisfied with all sorts of things and homeopathy is just one of them. People that don't know that are not looking around. Deaths due to homeopathy get passed off as neglect or untreated. A self treated condition is also an untreated condition.
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The fact is that homeopathy works very well for some people. Whether it's due to the placebo effect, or whether it's due to cellular communication or other mechanism, it works for some people and should be made available to those who want it and for who it works on.
I've only been studying homeopathy for a few weeks, and it makes sense to me. It's actually a smart system. And skeptics hate it .. which is a big plus. Anything that makes me less like a skeptic, must be good.
The placebo effect is active in every type of medicine. What we are seeing as we study the placebo effect, is layer upon layer of psychology.
If a credible, professional expert says something .. we are more likely to believe it.
If the expert is attractive or appealing .. we believe it more.
If we buy something expensive .. we tend to believe it's better.
If we take an inert drug, it works much better than not taking any.
If it looks pretty, tastes sweet, or smells strange .. we tell ourselves: it's probably powerful.
If it makes us sleepy or high .. it must be working.
If it makes us nauseous or tingley .. it must be a strong drug.
If we take more of the drug .. it must work stronger.
If we take more than one drug .. it must be more effective.
If we believe the drug doesn't work .. it doesn't, or is much less effective.
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