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[–] qwop 5 points 9 points (+14|-5) ago  (edited ago)

This is nothing but plebbit big pharma propaganda. In case you did not notice, Reddit is a big pharma shillfest mecca.

This is yet another example of their tactics. They want you to think herbal medicine does not work, and in addition to that they make you ignorant of the difference between homeopathy and herbal medicine.

  • Homeopathy: active ingredient diluted millions of times in order to create the end product (pill or liquid).
  • Herbal medicine: tinctures (concentrated liquid extracts), dried herbs, decoctions (boiled water extracts) etc. directly based on plant materials.
  • Natural medicine: an encompassing term which can include homeopathy, herbal medicine, vitamins and supplements. In most cases things not created by big pharma.

I know this is in /v/funny, but hope it helps to see the difference.

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[–] AvariciousNose 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

No one thinks homeopathy and herbal medicine are the same thing... You have to be very uninformed to not know the difference.

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[–] valk2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There were millions of Americans who voted for Hillary. I rest my case.

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[–] poivron 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I'm fine with people confusing them, because herbal remedies don't work for shit either :)

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[–] MyDrunkAccount 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They do, they just don't work like people think. The body has an amazing tendency to fix itself, even with all the bullshit we do to it, natural remedies help nudge it towards a better end result. The reason people don't think they work is because we've created western medicine which comes out and shoves the body into the direction we think it needs to go. In many cases this is necessary and beneficial; but, in many more cases you just end up shoving the body too far one way and then try correcting it by shoving the body back the other way. Western medicine is very powerful, no doubt, but much of it lacks...finesse.

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[–] WickedVocalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If men want to avoid child support what the fuck makes you think I want to leave my job and pump out babies for your violent cheating hateful ass?

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Worse, they have lots of harmful effects and the benefits are fucking folklore and placebo. This is not to say that there are a small number that have actual benefits, but there's too much BS in that arena (as well as mainstream pharma, but that's another topic).

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[–] Saufsoldat 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

How does OP confuse any of these? He clearly says "homeopathy". You're the whiny cunt who thinks someone is attacking your precious herbal remedies.

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[–] lexsird 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

You can keep your 'homo path' stuff away from me.

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[–] WickedVocalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Homeopathy = support a man and harem and tons of mixed kids for 18 years + ladies.

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[–] MaverickMeerkat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why is it not OK to post imgur links but reddit links are just the best?...

Rehost, you retards.

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[–] WickedVocalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No fucking propaganda is worth more child support and a man who stops having sex so you can have this shit photo op that hates the traditional marriage and family.

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 7 points 0 points (+7|-7) ago 

I’ve never heard of homeopathy being able to function as a contraceptive. Haha.

However, I do use homeopathy and have been surprised how well it works when I match up the remedy well

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[–] ZYX321 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You need to define homeopathy, because too many people think homeopathy means "home medicine". Homeopathy is the belief that diluting something like stricnine over and over gives the water "memory" of how to fight stricnine and creates an antidote. Homeopathy is the belief that the more you dillute something the more powerful it becomes as a curative (even if there are literally no atoms of the original compound left in a dose of the water). It is the belief that water has curative "memory".

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

This. So many people think homeopathy means "traditional medicine" when it's really some 'healing crystals' level of BS.

It's an expensive placebo.

Homeopathy is Water, herbal medicine is not homeopathy.

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[–] youareivan 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

homeopathetic

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[–] Saufsoldat 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

However, I do use homeopathy and have been surprised how well it works when I match up the remedy well

You'd be even more surprised how well it works compared to placebos (hint: they're the same thing).

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[–] MrHighBrow 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

I also looked up the wikipedia article and believed it blindly.

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

Last week I had to get through a day of work because of deadlines and had a lot of flu symptoms. The flu homeopathic remedy was able to pull me out of my zombie state and I felt good enough to finish up what I had to do. I didn’t even believe it would work...I never do. Lol. I’m always surprised when my symptoms reduce and go away.

How do you explain placebos to pets? Homeopathy has been proven to help them too.

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[–] lexsird 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

"Here's an aspirin, sweetheart, hold it between your knees."

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[–] PointsOutIdiots 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You're an idiot.

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[–] uab 7 points -2 points (+5|-7) ago  (edited ago)

Some might object to homeopathy because of their world view. That is not science but scientism. Science is to first try homeopathy, and then have an opinion.

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[–] Saufsoldat 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

There were countless studies done on homeopathy, none have actually shown them to be more effective than a placebo. It's been tried and it does not work. Why would diluting something in water magically make it more effective?

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[–] CognitiveDissident5 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Because water has a memory. That has been proven scientifically. Also, I successfully cured an ovarian cyst with lillium tigrinium so was able to cancel surgery. It's been 100 Percent effective for me.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Science is to get a group of people, randomly assign them homeopathic substances and sugar water. Have the people administering and gathering data not know which is which either (double-blind). Find whether there is any difference (hint: there's not). Confirm that it's just a placebo effect.

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[–] uab 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If enough tests have been done, then it has been confirmed. Again, there is nothing in homeopathic medicine, that can be measured. So it would be different from giving people for example caffeine pills.

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[–] Alopix 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Scientism is not a word.

Diluting something doesn't make it stronger. This is not an opinion, this is a fact that kindergartners know and somehow you don't.

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[–] uab 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You may think scientism ought to not be a word. I see that it is none the less in several dictionaries and encyclopedias, with its own entry.

Anyway, you are of course right about weaker not meaning stronger. Homeopaths do not claim there is any strength but that homeopathic medicines cause the body to react and heal itself. The idea is entirely different from that of pharmacology.

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[–] Manapotion 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Some homeopathic shit works. Some is still utter crap. It’s a Broad spectrum of stuff that word can encompass. For instance using honey on a wound is actually not bad and can work as well as any topical anti biotic. That would under some people’s definition be homeopathic but it’s actually accepted in medicinal practices. Particularly more in veterinary work. Whomever may think there is a contraceptive is an idiot however.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

By definition anything that contains actual medicinal ingredients (like honey) is not homeopathy. Homeopathy is water, it's nothing more than a placebo.

You are falling into the trap where homeopathy scammers try to associate it with "traditional medicine/herbal remedies" even though homeopathy contains no active medicinal ingredients.

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[–] Manapotion 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i believe you’re right. It’s prob due to them telling us if it isn’t mechanistic medicine it’s all garbage which still isn’t true. My teachers attested to that plenty of times.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

For instance using honey on a wound is actually not bad and can work as well as any topical anti biotic.

Or putting any sugar in the wound. Sugar isn't good for the bad things that want to grow.

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[–] Manapotion 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is literally in my text books. Just saying.