Homeopathy Hocus Pocus

Homeopathy Hocus Pocus

There are 23 comments on the Blogcritics story from May 28, 2006, titled Homeopathy Hocus Pocus. In it, Blogcritics reports that:

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John Mills

Torrance, CA

#1 Jun 4, 2006
I appreciate your input about Homeopathy. However, your conclusions about the action of the Homeopathy are based entirely on armchair musings and they have no relation to reality whatsoever. Unfortunately, that's the problem with being a "professional": you are stuck in the quagmire of orthodox science-and that's the surest route, it seems, to losing any spark of open mindedness or creative insight when it comes to real science-and not the "approved" version of science with which you are most familiar.
When you have it pounded into your head for all the years that you might have attended school that you can't violate this "Law" or that "law" of physics, then you limit your horizons gravely and can only arrive at 'conclusions' that fit within the accepted "laws' that you are now convinced cannot be breeched. You dismiss the entire phenomenon of Homeopathy completely. Wow, have you missed the boat!

Some people react with immediate disbelief when first confronted with information about the Homeopathy. Such individuals find skepticism a comfortable refuge. It's easy to be a skeptic. There are always those with flaccid minds who delude themselves onto thinking that scoffing at new ideas or theories that run counter to conventional wisdom is an affirmation of intellectual maturity and sophistication, but these individuals are too often intellectually lazy, hopelessly self satisfied and arrogant.
Almost without exception, a skeptic jumps to the simplistic conclusion that if he hasn't heard about it or if the new information opposes ideas which he has been taught in school, then the concept being offered must be invalid! Of course, a skeptic will never actually build the cell and determine through observation whether the cell functions as described. Skeptical sermons are usually delivered from the ease of an arm chair.
Rigidly obedient to established dogma, skeptics routinely dismiss new or revolutionary concepts out of hand. The refusal to examine empirical evidence offered by hands-on experimentation is seen most often in skeptical professionals of the academic persuasion. Most physics professors are solidly married to their ego and 'woe be' to anyone who attempts to question their consecrated, anointed opinions of the universe.
My advice is not to waste your time trying to convince skeptics or knuckle heads married to conventional science why Homeopathy works. They will only attempt to discourage you. The point is Homeopathy works!
dogbite

Blackwood, UK

#2 Jul 11, 2006
So John, do you have any evidence that homeoapthy works above placebo?... No, didn't think so, all homeopaths have are some testimonials and single cases where placebo was not controlled.
You think being skeptical is easy, it is not. Being skeptical means you assert somethings validity on logic reason and EVIDENCE! Since you, or anyone else, has no evidence that homeopathy works above placeboyou cannot say with ANY degree of certainty that it works.
Heidi

United States

#3 Jul 18, 2006
Wow dogbite, you obviously know nothing about Homeopathy. Maybe you should do some investigating before you talk so harshly about something. If you knew anything about it, I guarantee your view would change.
JCS

Worcester, UK

#4 Aug 7, 2006
You have to feel sorry fot the ignorant, but hey, we have nothing to prove to them, they are irrelevant, it just makes me smile that they obviously have nothing better to do than comment on a subject they obviously know nothing about -chuckles-
richard

Centralia, MO

#5 Dec 21, 2006
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Skeptic

UK

#6 Mar 20, 2007
Homeopahy is a hoax and has been consistently proven to be fake: homeopathy is old news. The theory behind homeopathy is flawed substantially (concentration is proportional to effect, not inversely proportional (duh!)) as well as the evidence proving both this no link to any sort of benefit.

You cant say something is great/will work/will do anything without being able to prove it. That's common sense.

Being a skeptic isn't easy, in fact it requires a good deal of research, understanding, curiosity and insight as well as analytical skills. Try doing a science degree and maybe you'll understand just how difficult this can be.

Giovanna

Flushing, NY

#7 Apr 10, 2007
What I know about aromatherapy is that I LOVE the aromas of the candles that I burn. I love the way my room smells when I walk in after a long day's work. Simple fragrances trigger my childhood memory of summer's days whenever I smell a bottle of sunscreen oil with coppertone... I remember on long winter days going into my bathroom and squirting some sunscreen onto my palm to 'feel' ahhh.. like summer was right around the corner. the smell of lilacs relax me.. and THAT IS what I KNOW... try proving it otherwise... Working in research, in wall street, proved to me that numbers mean nothing at the end... guidance provides a synthesis of variables that affects markets, companies etc. Sometimes people just look for the holes rather than looking for the pieces that bring everything together. And I find that those people are consistently short-sided in every aspect of their lives... perhaps some of you that are clueless to the positive effects of aromatherapy need to breathe in a bit of life before you CAN BREATHE IN ANY AROMA....
Skeptic

UK

#8 Apr 11, 2007
Smelling things can remind you of old memories. True. However, this has nothing to do with homeopathy.
Fred

Barstow, CA

#9 Apr 28, 2007
Dear Lord,

I cannot believe the jackasses on this page.. Unreal. It can't be real actually.. It just can't....

Homeopathy saves lives and is the most powerful system of Medicine we have on this planet.

Do you understand the law of similars. Do you understand the principles of Homeopathy? Do you understand how it works, and why it works. No, you don't have a clue.

I hope to God that your level of "idiot" isn't too prevelent in the Allopathic Community. Unfortunately, it is..

Please go read up on Homeopathy, just a bit...- if you have abilities of comprehension, that is. And perhaps you can welcome yourself to the reality of this art of arts....

I feel so deeply sorry for you misguided jack-asses.

You are what purpetuate the saga of the simpleton morron. YOU thought the world was flat, and violently opposed those that knew otherwise.

It's unfortunate that your level of idiot exists on this beautiful plantet.
Timber

Mobile, AL

#10 May 8, 2007
The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy is an alternative medical system. Alternative medical systems are built upon complete systems of theory and practice, and often have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical approach used in the United States. Homeopathy takes a different approach from conventional medicine in diagnosing, classifying, and treating medical problems.

from: http://wellbeingpath.com
Skeptic

UK

#11 Jun 13, 2007
Fred wrote:
Dear Lord,
I cannot believe the jackasses on this page.. Unreal. It can't be real actually.. It just can't....
Yes the practice of homeopathy is very real and no, it does not really do anything to the human body above placebo.
Fred wrote:
Homeopathy saves lives and is the most powerful system of Medicine we have on this planet.
That is strange because there is no health system in existence that has a higher success rate than scientific medicine across all of human medicine, in the entire history of the earth.
Fred wrote:
Do you understand the law of similars. Do you understand the principles of Homeopathy? Do you understand how it works, and why it works. No, you don't have a clue.
The law of similars -like cures like. This holds that substances that cause healthy people to get symptoms can cure diseases that have these symptoms. This idea is a form of "sympathetic magic" similar to the primitive idea that eating the heart of a lion will make a person brave.
Fred wrote:
I hope to God that your level of "idiot" isn't too prevelent in the Allopathic Community. Unfortunately, it is..
I've just explained to you why you are wrong and instead of addressing my points, you choose to call me an idiot.
Fred wrote:
Please go read up on Homeopathy, just a bit...- if you have abilities of comprehension, that is. And perhaps you can welcome yourself to the reality of this art of arts....
I feel so deeply sorry for you misguided jack-asses.
Time to get that book of magic spells out...
Fred wrote:
You are what purpetuate the saga of the simpleton morron. YOU thought the world was flat, and violently opposed those that knew otherwise.
Lol, it's actually the reverse my friend.
Fred wrote:
It's unfortunate that your level of idiot exists on this beautiful plantet.
It's unfortunate that gullability and profiteering exist too.
Skeptic

UK

#12 Jun 13, 2007
Timber wrote:
The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy is an alternative medical system. Alternative medical systems are built upon complete systems of theory and practice, and often have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical approach used in the United States. Homeopathy takes a different approach from conventional medicine in diagnosing, classifying, and treating medical problems.
from: http://wellbeingpath.com
Yes, the approach is: let's make up a 'cure' by reducing the concentration of a substance in a cessation by which point no actual substance exists in the mixture and then charge gullable people heavily for the priviledge of eating a fake remedy

Since: Jun 07

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#13 Jun 29, 2007
John Mills wrote:
I appreciate your input about Homeopathy. However, your conclusions about the action of the Homeopathy are based entirely on armchair musings and they have no relation to reality whatsoever. Unfortunately, that's the problem with being a "professional": you are stuck in the quagmire of orthodox science-and that's the surest route, it seems, to losing any spark of open mindedness or creative insight when it comes to real science-and not the "approved" version of science with which you are most familiar.
When you have it pounded into your head for all the years that you might have attended school that you can't violate this "Law" or that "law" of physics, then you limit your horizons gravely and can only arrive at 'conclusions' that fit within the accepted "laws' that you are now convinced cannot be breeched. You dismiss the entire phenomenon of Homeopathy completely. Wow, have you missed the boat!
Some people react with immediate disbelief when first confronted with information about the Homeopathy. Such individuals find skepticism a comfortable refuge. It's easy to be a skeptic. There are always those with flaccid minds who delude themselves onto thinking that scoffing at new ideas or theories that run counter to conventional wisdom is an affirmation of intellectual maturity and sophistication, but these individuals are too often intellectually lazy, hopelessly self satisfied and arrogant.
Almost without exception, a skeptic jumps to the simplistic conclusion that if he hasn't heard about it or if the new information opposes ideas which he has been taught in school, then the concept being offered must be invalid! Of course, a skeptic will never actually build the cell and determine through observation whether the cell functions as described. Skeptical sermons are usually delivered from the ease of an arm chair.
Rigidly obedient to established dogma, skeptics routinely dismiss new or revolutionary concepts out of hand. The refusal to examine empirical evidence offered by hands-on experimentation is seen most often in skeptical professionals of the academic persuasion. Most physics professors are solidly married to their ego and 'woe be' to anyone who attempts to question their consecrated, anointed opinions of the universe.
My advice is not to waste your time trying to convince skeptics or knuckle heads married to conventional science why Homeopathy works. They will only attempt to discourage you. The point is Homeopathy works!
In ten years time, you will look back on this laugh and marvel at how you rationalised your belief to yourself.
Ricky

San Francisco, CA

#14 Jul 23, 2007
Homeo medicine cause aggravation it is admitted by Homeopaths and allHomeo Books because proving the aggravation you symptoms. The question is you get aggravation taking Mother tincture if you take 3x or 6X or 3C you still get aggravation thatís why lot of homeopaths do want to give low potency medicine. now when you go higher potency like
30C and even more 200C you still get aggravation when you take 1M you still get aggravation homeopaths do agree that high potency can cause aggravation(some homeopaths say low potency cause aggravation because the notice from their experience some homeopaths admitted aggravation from high potency like 200C and 1M so they admit that homeo medicine cause aggravation. And the funny thing is that some homeopath says if aggravation comes that means the medicine is not correct for the patient and some homeopaths say that if aggravation comes it is good that means it is healing is it not funny(Supoose you have pain in your leg and you take a iron rod and start heating in your leg which aggravates your pain will you still think that it is actually healing your pain?) the bottom line is no matter how much dilution you go still the aggravation does not go and more interestingly 30C cause more aggravation than 6C and 200C cause more than 30C and 1M more than 200C so increasing dilution does not change the trend of aggravation or the property of the medicine)
the aggravation remains more long as more powerful potency you take.

The good effects definitely comes but ultimately the aggravation remains.
If you are a homeopath I know you will oppose it but before giving any homeo medicine to any patient please try 1M or 10M Potency of any of the medicine like Acid Phos or Nux or Caldium or titanium.(If you are scared you will not take but you should not be worried as you homeopaths belive aggravation means healing but reality is aggravation remains for rest of life unless you take another medicine which cause the previous medicine's effect go away(poison kills poison though it depends on the potency of those medicine you take)
If you are a homeopath please try take medicine and see the effect what the patient might feel.
mixmarysunshinhe rbal

Rural Hall, NC

#15 Aug 10, 2007
well said homeopathy I dont study but I like herbal cures but also sounds great ! I'll try.
Fred wrote:
Dear Lord,
I cannot believe the jackasses on this page.. Unreal. It can't be real actually.. It just can't....
Homeopathy saves lives and is the most powerful system of Medicine we have on this planet.
Do you understand the law of similars. Do you understand the principles of Homeopathy? Do you understand how it works, and why it works. No, you don't have a clue.
I hope to God that your level of "idiot" isn't too prevelent in the Allopathic Community. Unfortunately, it is..
Please go read up on Homeopathy, just a bit...- if you have abilities of comprehension, that is. And perhaps you can welcome yourself to the reality of this art of arts....
I feel so deeply sorry for you misguided jack-asses.
You are what purpetuate the saga of the simpleton morron. YOU thought the world was flat, and violently opposed those that knew otherwise.
It's unfortunate that your level of idiot exists on this beautiful plantet.
Skeptic

UK

#16 Aug 29, 2007
Ricky wrote:
Homeo medicine cause aggravation it is admitted by Homeopaths and allHomeo Books because proving the aggravation you symptoms. The question is you get aggravation taking Mother tincture if you take 3x or 6X or 3C you still get aggravation thatís why lot of homeopaths do want to give low potency medicine. now when you go higher potency like
30C and even more 200C you still get aggravation when you take 1M you still get aggravation homeopaths do agree that high potency can cause aggravation(some homeopaths say low potency cause aggravation because the notice from their experience some homeopaths admitted aggravation from high potency like 200C and 1M so they admit that homeo medicine cause aggravation. And the funny thing is that some homeopath says if aggravation comes that means the medicine is not correct for the patient and some homeopaths say that if aggravation comes it is good that means it is healing is it not funny(Supoose you have pain in your leg and you take a iron rod and start heating in your leg which aggravates your pain will you still think that it is actually healing your pain?) the bottom line is no matter how much dilution you go still the aggravation does not go and more interestingly 30C cause more aggravation than 6C and 200C cause more than 30C and 1M more than 200C so increasing dilution does not change the trend of aggravation or the property of the medicine)
the aggravation remains more long as more powerful potency you take.
The good effects definitely comes but ultimately the aggravation remains.
If you are a homeopath I know you will oppose it but before giving any homeo medicine to any patient please try 1M or 10M Potency of any of the medicine like Acid Phos or Nux or Caldium or titanium.(If you are scared you will not take but you should not be worried as you homeopaths belive aggravation means healing but reality is aggravation remains for rest of life unless you take another medicine which cause the previous medicine's effect go away(poison kills poison though it depends on the potency of those medicine you take)
If you are a homeopath please try take medicine and see the effect what the patient might feel.
Homeopathy is proven to be no more effective than placebo. In other words Homeopathy is a quack remedy.
mirage

Alexandria, VA

#17 Oct 9, 2007
What amazes me is that this people talking crap about homeopathy and discouraging people to follow it have nothing better to do but to take down other people's beliefs. Why don't you go home to study your ridiculous scientific books while you watch MTV's reality shows cause you obviously believe that's the kind of "real world" you live in. Leave believers alone!!! I know you're afraid that they will take over the world one day...and you're damn right!!! I wish they do, and skeptic people like you will be extinguished!!!!
Ricky

San Francisco, CA

#18 Oct 17, 2007
I had night false problem 10 years back( my semen used to fall once or twice in a week at night)
When I took homeopathy medicine and it aggravated and became 6-7 days in a week and soon I became impotent.
The homeopath gave different medicine like nux Acid phos and some other ,
I remained impotent for 4-5 years this is nothing but aggravation.
One day I bought a homeopathy book and found that I felt the symptoms exactly written in the book so I Believe that time Homeopathy) aggravates the symptoms that it meant for
then i got an idea if i take any medicine which is forbidden in night false that would work.
The book gave indication should not take a medicine(I am not writing the name) if you have night false problem.
I was suffering ofr 4-5 years and also I became impotent so I had nothing to lose so I took the medicine and it stopped my night false I was sure that homeopathy only causes aggravation
(if you do not believe take Acid Phos or Nux 30 or 200 or 1M and see the result)
(I got the idea One day I had diarrhea I took a homeo medicine which homeopaths use for constipation and that stopped my diarrhea it is nothing but aggravation )
Then I thought homeopathy only increases diseases so i was sure if i take that medicine it will stop night false. and that's what happened.

.
My method is opposite of homeopathy (against the homeopathy)and it worked.
I start taking homeo medicine Which I thought its aggravation may increase the retentive power of my semen
I found some medicine whose aggravation increases and some medicine whose aggravation decreases sexual intention
After trying for six years I found one medicine whose aggravation increases Male semen retentive Power(I can challenge any one )
And even male who can retain semen only one minute during sex can have sex for at least 20 minutes

All the medicines that Homeopaths use(Like Nux ,Acid Phos, Conium Titanium all are very bad and makes any Male impotent(does not matter what condition when you take the medicine

I can prove it.
I know it is very hard to make people believe what I wrote. But if you ever took homeo medicine and found aggravation or heard about it you should believe

If you are a homeopath take this challenge take a dose of Acid phos 1M
Then see what happens as you belive homeopathy medicine has no side effect you should
accept that challenge and also try Nux 30.
As you belive that Nux cures most of the problems so even if any problem happen Nux should cure(actually I challenge it will only aggravate the symptoms)

If you are not a homeopath do not take this challnge.
There are people who believe that it is placebo effect so it is nothing but plain water or sugar pill.
It is not it is a danger and it creates illusion never cures any symptom or decease.
Thank you and have a nice day
Ricky

Since: Sep 07

United States

#19 Oct 24, 2007
mirage wrote:
What amazes me is that this people talking crap about homeopathy and discouraging people to follow it have nothing better to do but to take down other people's beliefs. Why don't you go home to study your ridiculous scientific books while you watch MTV's reality shows cause you obviously believe that's the kind of "real world" you live in. Leave believers alone!!! I know you're afraid that they will take over the world one day...and you're damn right!!! I wish they do, and skeptic people like you will be extinguished!!!!
It's water. That's it. That's literally ALL it is. If you want to believe that taking a teaspoon of water will cure your cancer/insomnia/dandruff/what have you, then more power to you.

The objection from skeptics is that these "practioners" are SELLING PEOPLE WATER and claiming it will cure them. We have a word for that - fraud.

If homeopaths were giving away bottled water for free, fantastic. They aren't. They are swindling honest but ill informed people out of their hard earned money,
Ricky

San Francisco, CA

#20 Oct 24, 2007
Homeo medicines are not plain water they are posionious dangerous and always harmful
No matter what potency you take how many pills you take you will experince the aggravation.
I challenge the homeopaths give 200C of Acid Phos
or 1M of Acid phos(or Nux or conium or titanium )to your family member see what happens then reply to me
The most common misbelive about homeopathy is it cures
reality is it aggravates the symtoms thats what they saw when the were doing the proving and
if one million pepole take the same medicine
they will experined the same aggravation of symtom
may be it will vary little bit dependng upon persons physical condition but he or she will definetely experience the aggravtion.

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