niner, on 11 January 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:
tham, on 11 January 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:
when I suggested to Bill (TheFirstImmortal) nearly
three years ago that homeopathy had a good chance of saving him ?
Tham, you seem like a really evidence-based person. Is there something to homeopathy that we're all missing? I'm sure you know what low regard it's held in by the conventional science community. Are they throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Is there good evidence that there's something useful there? People often bring up the cases of solutions that are so dilute that there is only a statistical chance of finding a single molecule of the active agent. Are you talking about something with a significant concentration?
"Held in low regard" by the "conventional scientific community".
That is their viewpoint and their bloody business, they can think what
they like. And they have very good reasons to "hold it in low regard."
Years ago, the Malaysian Medical Association tried to suppress homeopathy,
just as the AMA tried to when it was first introduced over there in the early
19th century. They haven't made much progress so far.
As one of my friends mentioned, it was only natural that they did this - to
protect their own "rice bowl", or livelihood. In plain English, they saw
homeopathy as a threat to their profession and naturally tried to do
everything in their power to eradicate it.
Homeopathy is most popular amongst the Malays here, followed by
the Indians and Chinese. The majority of the homeopathic doctors
here are Malays.
And if you think that the concept of dilution to infinitesimal potencies is
ridiculous and totally the scientific reverse of what we have been taught,
try potentizing Sulfur to 5CM, add just one drop to a glass of water, drink
that for a few days and see what happens.
CM = 1/100,000
5CM = 1/100,000 to the power of 5
Surely nothing more than distilled water, right ?
This "shorty" sitting behind me in the office is a troublemaker
and your typical "brown nose", causing me endless problems
Years ago, I decided to get even. I went to my homeopathic doctor,
asked him to potentize Sulfur to 5CM. He grudgingly did it for me
after asking me the reason for such a high potency, fearing for the
I took the bottle of "distilled water" back to the office, and added
just ONE DROP to the shorty's mug of water when he was out
Over the next few days, shorty started coughing, which developed
into a hacking one by two weeks. He was coughing so horrifyingly
and loudly that I feared that I may well have brought out TB or
whooping cough in him !
The homeopathic term for this is "proving". If you potentize something
- whether a herb, mineral, element or drug - high enough, or even give
a low potency remedy often enough, it will bring out the same ailment
which that remedy was supposed to treat , possibly some deepseated
disease which had been dormant in the patient.
Shorty went seeking treatment from doctor to doctor, to no avail.
Luckily for him, the coughing subsided over the next few months.