Is homeopathy real?

cosine

Woodpecker
I saw a non-woke physical therapist after an injury. He seems to have a good mix of picking the western medicine parts that are excellent (surgery and etc), and the eastern medicine items that aren't kooky. He instructed me to consume Arnica as an anti-inflammatory for the injury. Arnica is considered part of homeopathy, but it isn't some insane ingredient like deer antlers or cow gall bladder stones. It's an herb.

Despite being vilified and persecuted under law by big-pharma, homeopathy can be the real deal. But like all forms of medicine it's only as good as the practitioner. And remember, the reference is only as good as the person giving it. There's no shortage of cult mentality among alternative-anything.

This is great advice. That herb Arnica can be poisonous in massive quantities. Plants have awesome qualities, but they also "don't want to be eaten" and have some defensive properties too. Sure many plants are good for you, but most animal meat is easier for us to process.
 

BasilSeal

Kingfisher
Catholic
Gold Member
Why do people bother with quackery like homeopathy when legitimate alternative medicines exist?

You can visit a qualified Dr. of Naturopathy who will give you various herbal supplements or recommend dietary or lifestyle changes, etc that have proven efficacy.

Even a traditional village herbal medicine man who has good knowledge of plants can be highly effective. Homeopathy on the hand is just quackery.

When a licensed naturopath uses classical homeopathy (many do) in the treatment of patients, is it then legitimate medicine because of their qualifications?
 

Max Roscoe

Ostrich
Orthodox Inquirer
Legitimate medicine is medicine that repeatably and effectively heals.
Homeopathy can be miraculous or fraudulent, as can modern medicine; the labels are words distracting from the truth.

Asking "Is homeopathy real" is about as useful as asking "Is modern medicine a fraud"

It's dangerous to extrapolate binary answers to broad categories. If a doctor gives you a pill that cures your fever, does that prove that all hospitals do good? If a neighbor gives you some witch hazel to heal inflammation does that mean all homeopathy is effective?

Instead of categorizing things into "that is a homeopathic treatment" or "that is a medical doctor's treatment" is it not much more helpful to talk about what works and what doesn't? What is True and what is Not True?
 
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