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    Hair of the dog?

    Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog


    I've noticed in past postings here at PH that some folks have a misconception regarding what homeopathy actually is. Homeopathy is not simply another word for "alternative medicine". It is a very specific discipline of medical quackery.

    Anyone who'd like to know more about homeopathic remedies should take a moment to read the linked article.
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    Holy crap! Thats approved in any way??? People are whacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog


    I've noticed in past postings here at PH that some folks have a misconception regarding what homeopathy actually is. Homeopathy is not simply another word for "alternative medicine". It is a very specific discipline of medical quackery.

    Anyone who'd like to know more about homeopathic remedies should take a moment to read the linked article.
    In theory homeopathy should be as harmless as faith healing when done with most chemicals -- in other words, it would only be harmful to the extent it encouraged people to forego more effective treatment. When you're taking a typical chemical and diluting it to the point where there's literally not a single molecule of the stuff, and then just drinking the water, it's nothing but a placebo. But when you're dealing with something like saliva, that's a lot more troubling, since there's no number of dilutions where you can be mathematically sure there is not longer a significant amount of the harmful element. Ingesting a single molecule of, say, arsenic, isn't going to hurt you. But ingesting a single virus could, since it can then multiply. It's all quackery, but quackery with bacteria or viruses can be a lot more dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I've noticed in past postings here at PH that some folks have a misconception regarding what homeopathy actually is. Homeopathy is not simply another word for "alternative medicine". It is a very specific discipline of medical quackery.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy

    "Homeopathy is a pseudoscience – a belief that is incorrectly presented as scientific. Homeopathic preparations are not effective for treating any condition; large-scale studies have found homeopathy to be no more effective than a placebo, indicating that any positive effects that follow treatment are only due to the placebo effect, normal recovery from illness, or regression toward the mean." (Footnotes and hyperlinks omitted.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog


    I've noticed in past postings here at PH that some folks have a misconception regarding what homeopathy actually is. Homeopathy is not simply another word for "alternative medicine". It is a very specific discipline of medical quackery.

    Anyone who'd like to know more about homeopathic remedies should take a moment to read the linked article.
    Heh heh... A "discipline of quackery" is like a "school of thoughtlessness".

    Although I will say, if his behavioral problem is that he was too calm giving him rabies will fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Holy crap! Thats approved in any way??? People are whacked.

    Homeopaths have professional organizations and journals in the US and Canada, and there are college level courses teaching homeopathy. You can purchase some homeopathic remedies at your local Walmart these days.

    I suspect that the practice would be outlawed, were they administering anything beyond water to their patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog


    I've noticed in past postings here at PH that some folks have a misconception regarding what homeopathy actually is. Homeopathy is not simply another word for "alternative medicine". It is a very specific discipline of medical quackery.

    Anyone who'd like to know more about homeopathic remedies should take a moment to read the linked article.




    There was one wackadoo here years ago who claimed to be a dr.... a medical dr. Only after prodding was it discovered he was some sort of "eastern medicine" hocus pocus practitioner. I forget his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    There was one wackadoo here years ago who claimed to be a dr.... a medical dr. Only after prodding was it discovered he was some sort of "eastern medicine" hocus pocus practitioner. I forget his name.
    You see more and more of that stuff nowadays. We had an entire practice open up as "doctors." All sorts of homeopathic stuff. Dont even know if they are real medical doctors. Also cant believe the shelf space Walgreens, CVS etc give to these homeopathic remedies and supplements none of which are tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    There was one wackadoo here years ago who claimed to be a dr.... a medical dr. Only after prodding was it discovered he was some sort of "eastern medicine" hocus pocus practitioner. I forget his name.
    I have had positive experiences with acupuncture, especially with electro-stimulation. That's about as much "eastern medicine" I'd go for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Heh heh... A "discipline of quackery" is like a "school of thoughtlessness".

    Although I will say, if his behavioral problem is that he was too calm giving him rabies will fix that.
    There once was a Doctor named Quack

    Who treated his patients with smack!

    And though some did complain,

    It did ease their pain,

    And kept them coming right back!


    Truly, there once was a Doctor named Quack! I kid you not!

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