Homeopathy is for dummies

That's not actually the headline, it reads Homeopathy no better than dummy drugs, but that's too obvious. In this day and age, subscribing the the medical quackery of 19th Germany is truly pathetic.

You know what else doesn't work? Echanecia, Vitamin C, all other herbals. Fools gold is all this stuff is. If you want to get over a cold, drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. If you want to spend your money on the placebo effect, it's your dime, so do as you please.

7 Comments:

At 8/27/05, 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have actually had some good experiences with herbals. Ok call my dumb hippie from the Berkeley area, but there is one called "Blue Cohash" that really helps with woman stuff. And another friend of mine uses various ones for menopausal stuff.

I did always doubt homeopathy. But herbals I have some faith in.

-Carol

 
At 8/29/05, 1:31 PM, Blogger cxjo said...

first of all, homeopathy != herbal

many herbs and other substances and "non-western" treatments have positive therapeutic affects. you're not going to read about them in the lancet, unless it's in the context of "ours is better". they talk about removing bias, but i'm guessing most of their studies came from pfizer, merck, gsk, etc backed studies...

 
At 8/29/05, 5:07 PM, Blogger Crinis said...

Yeah, I know homeopathy isn't herbal, but it's my blog so I thought a few more digs against another mega-industry wouldn't hurt any.

Of course some herbals "work". Peppermint is da bomb for an upset stomach. But echanecia, St John's wort, and a host of other not only DON'T work, but are toxic as well. (They don't put that on the label, mind you, wonder why?)

 
At 8/29/05, 6:32 PM, Blogger cxjo said...

and vioxx may cause heart failure, but they didn't put /that/ on the label either.. :P

 
At 8/30/05, 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget my favorite...marijuana.

-Tokin' Joe

 
At 8/30/05, 1:51 PM, Blogger Crinis said...

And you don't see me touching that Vioxx crap either. Caveat emptor.

 
At 8/30/05, 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smoke Vioxx

-Token' Joe

 

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