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Old 04-14-2016, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default 1,800 Studies Later, Scientists Conclude Homeopathy Doesn’t Work

1,800 Studies Later, Scientists Conclude Homeopathy Doesn’t Work
A major Australian study debunks homeopathy—again


Perhaps you remember when scientists debunked homeopathy in 2002. Or 2010. Or 2014. But now a major Australian study analyzing over 1,800 papers has shown that homeopathy, the alternative treatment that relies on super-diluted substances and the principle of “like cures like” is completely ineffective.

After assessing more than 1,800 studies on homeopathy, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council was only able to find 225 that were rigorous enough to analyze. And a systematic review of these studies revealed “no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.”

The Australian study, which is the first position statement relying on such an extensive review of medical literature, strikes the latest blow at a 200-year-old alternative treatment developed by a German physician with “no interest in detailed pathology, and none in conventional diagnosis and treatment.” The Washington Post reports that the study’s authors are concerned that people who continue to choose homeopathic remedies over proven medicine face real health risks—including the nearly 4 million Americans who use homeopathic “medicines.”

The head of the National Health and Medical Research Council told the Guardian that he hopes the findings will lead to changes in Australia’s health insurance and pharmacy systems. But he also said that “there will be a tail of people who won’t respond to this report, and who will say it’s all a conspiracy of the establishment.”

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Old 04-14-2016, 08:47 PM   #2
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The 'establishment' would have no reason to discredit this other than for genuine health reasons. The Big Pharmas, (using other company names),, make a killing selling lots of very expensive bottles of water.
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That's only a "meta-study."

Not valid.

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:19 AM   #4
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Right, but who paid for those 1,800 studies? Universities granted funds by say... Big Pharma? There is an old adage: You get what you pay for.

I'm not saying all homeopathic remedies work. But 200 million people world-wide can't be all wrong.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:35 AM   #5
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy haha it seems preposterous.

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No it isn't. It is based on the old theory of miasms - "bad substances" as well as the notion that 'like treats like'. A substance that causes the same symptoms as a disease will cure it.

That 'like' substance is diluted in water oor alcohol, 'succussed' or banged against a hard onject, then diluted. Homeopathy states that the more a substance is diluted, the stronger it is - which is contrary to any known science. We know scientifically that the more something is diluted,, the less there is & the "astrongest" homeopathic remedies contain ZERO amounts of the original substance.

Homeopathy gets around that by claiming that the dilution liquid, (usually water), retains a 'memory' of the original substance. Were that the case, every bit of water we use would contain conflicting 'memories' of anything that was ever in it & one would have no way of knowing exactly what 'remedies' or even 'poisons' were contained in the dilution liquid.

200 million people can easily be wrong about something, as has been steadily proven throughout the ages. The sun does not revolve around the earth. The world isn't flat, etcetera, etcetera.
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Right, but who paid for those 1,800 studies? Universities granted funds by say... Big Pharma? There is an old adage: You get what you pay for.

I'm not saying all homeopathic remedies work. But 200 million people world-wide can't be all wrong.
200,000,000 people worldwide might be delusional?

Or perhaps they've been hoodwinked?

Maybe use a stronger term: defrauded. Ten dollars for five CC of "empowered H2O" the once resided in a swimming pool, that once contained one molecule of "active ingredient" (like some poison, because, uh you know: the law of opposites.)

And it was succussed, er I mean, "shaken, not stirred." That's Hahnemann for, "We shook it to the right, and shook it to the left, and then did the hokey pokey." And that ladies and gentlemen, made that water into a magical potion that "remembers" what it once lived with..,



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2reo1NK0WD0

And that's how we get rid of demons..,

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Oh, turn off the derision detector, it's making too much noise.
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