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Old 11-22-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default US Gov: Homeopathy doesn't work

http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/22/homeop...ll-you-6274600

Homeopathy doesn't work and now its makers have got to tell you

Homeopathy doesn't work and now its makers have got to tell you

The US government has just ordered that homeopathic treatments must be labelled to say they don’t work.

The country’s Federal Trade Commission is clamping down on the alternative therapy which, despite being dismissed by mainstream science, remains popular.

It is particularly widespread in the US, with Americans spending an estimated £2.4billion a year on the regularly-debunked method of treatment.

It boasts some high-profile fans both here and in the States – including Prince Charles, who even uses homeopathic ‘remedies’ on his cows when they are feeling stressed.

‘Homeopathy, which dates back to the late-eighteenth century, is based on the view that disease symptoms can be treated by minute doses of substances that produce similar symptoms when provided in larger doses to healthy people,’ a notice filed by the FTC said.

‘Many homeopathic products are diluted to such an extent that they no longer contain detectable levels of the initial substance.

‘In general, homeopathic product claims are not based on modern scientific methods and are not accepted by modern medical experts, but homeopathy nevertheless has many adherents.’

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy was developed in the 1790s by a German doctor called Samuel Hahnemann.

It’s mainly based on the idea that ‘like cures like’ – which means something that causes certain symptoms can also help to remove those symptoms.

A second principle is around a process called succussion, which involves dilution and shaking. Practitioners think that the more a substance is diluted in this way, the greater its power to treat symptoms.

Many ‘remedies’ are made up of substances that have been so heavily diluted in water, that there is none or almost none of the original substance left.

People use homeopathy to try and treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic problems like asthma and depression. There is, however, no respectable evidence that homeopathy is effective for any health condition.
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That's going to irk some people.
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Ok, find me a piece of corn in corn mash, and yeah boilin's like shakin' right?

I'm just sayin' let's not be to harsh, plenty of good tonics and elixir's out there.
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Those Mexican cancer treatments don't work either..
Ask the woman I know who when given less than two months to live over ten years ago went down there for treatment and has been cancer free ever since..Could have been a fluke yes but it did work for her....
Now if homeopathy doesn't work why have drug makers spent so much time in the rain forest studying such treatments in the past...

I'll admit many of these substances tout false claims but the thing giving them trouble is most likely big pharma and its high paid lobbyist...
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Those Mexican cancer treatments don't work either..
Ask the woman I know who when given less than two months to live over ten years ago went down there for treatment and has been cancer free ever since..Could have been a fluke yes but it did work for her....
Now if homeopathy doesn't work why have drug makers spent so much time in the rain forest studying such treatments in the past...

I'll admit many of these substances tout false claims but the thing giving them trouble is most likely big pharma and its high paid lobbyist...
You are mixing up too many issues JimmyB.

First, your friend who went to mexico could have had a spontaneous remission. Or perhaps (what you didn't say) she might have been cured by prior treatment but still went to Mexico as a last resort. Both possibilities are way more likely than she was cured by Mexican Quackery..,

Second, drug makers aren't in tropical rain forests "looking for homeopathic cures." What they are looking for are chemicals produced by flora or fauna that actually provide evidence based treatment possibilities. Actual MEDICINE.

Third, "Homeopathy" is categorically proven to be quackery. First because its premise is not scientifically based or demonstrated, and more so because there is no curative material in any homeopathic medicine. None. ZERO concentration of ANY medicine. It is physically impossible for a sugar pill to cure anything other than low blood sugar. (Unless you count PLACEBO, and not many cancers are cured by placebo..,)

So, yes, the FDA is correct in forcing these charlatans to label their "medicine" as fake..,
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