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Jackass, herbal "remedies" are _CHEMICALS_.
The only difference is that there is no monitoring for purity or potency.
One tablet of "witch hazel" may contain 10x as much active ingredient as the next one. No accountability. No oversight. No prescription.
Go out into the woods and start eating random berries. See what happens.
Alternative medicine is, by definition, bullsh1t.
If it worked, it would not be "alternative". IT would be NORMAL.
Aspirin was derived from the bark of a tree. Now aspirin is MEDICINE.
Reiki (aka Touch Therapy) involves the manipulation of non-existent energy spheres. It does nothing. Therefore it remains "alternative".
You have NO IDEA what you are talking about.
Alternative Medicine is the one using cash to get the Government to do their bidding.
If Alt Med had 1/100th the regulation that the FDA puts on real medicine, it would be gone.
Instead, thanks to some clever laws they paid to get passed, they don't need to prove that they are effective or even safe.
I do not want to take a friggin drug that ruptures tendons, gives heart attacks,is contaminated with Aids( that Bayer drug they knew was bad),I don't want these drugs and I don't use them.
Herbal medicine has never created people who go on rampages and kill themselves and others like the wonder psych meds have.
One third of drugs are derived from plants.Why was Big Pharma up in the hills talking to the folks about folk medicine.Why does Big Pharma want the FDA to pull a B vitamine off the market so they can patent it? why was Big Pharma using these government agencies on the Source Watch artical?You didn't read it did you.
If someone was getting hung it was alternarive medicine.
The better grades of herbal medicine are at the amouts stated.
The Commission E in Germany has researched these remedies as people here.
Herbal remedies were normal for thousands of years if you read what I just put up you can see how they were screwed by the big money folks who wanted their compitition destroyed,and they went about doing so.
The history of this process is right there on Source Watch.