I lean very much toward most 'hippie' type things but I actually don't get behind homeopathy like many of my circle do. I do support breast-milk as an amazing cure and have used it to help my husband and older non-nursing children cure pink eye and various other things like stomach aliments. There is scientific basis to that. I also have experienced many advantages of chiropractic and acupuncture. I do think there is studies that have shown support.
Many things in the alternative medicine route are not studied in depth I think so there is some leway each individual can take. I also don't trust mainstream medicine so I am kinda in a general non-trusting place. Sure, many things do work to a certain extent but at what cost for other parts of the body. That is also a give and take. This pill/treatment will cure whatever is making you sick but will also damage your liver...etc mainstream medicine is so heavy handed and they are also playing a guessing game at times! I do think many people are so trusting of their doctors that it becomes a religion/cult of personality like relationship. My particular route of study is the maternity/newborn care realm but it extends to all parts of mainstream medicine.
The methods that are used to 'prove' a medicine or treatment work are not as scientific as a layperson would like to think!
I have been a follower of Homoeopathy and have personally seen several miraculous cures through this system of medicine.
If one is consistently looking for "signs" one will find "signs". Believers in their own rights have seen the "evidence of god's power" and "god's magic" in work.. It is a case of a self-fulfilling prophecy and in addition, the placebo effect.
There is absolutely zero evidence for homeopathy and it is based on irrationality and a lack of scientific knowledge. Homeopathy is in its own right a cult-like following based in part in similar dogma such as religious following.
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Cannabis/vaporized. Eaten. Sour Diesel variety. 10 on medicinal. Don't let bigpharm destroy your kidneys or heart(s)... ha.
Maybe it's such a hot button keyword topic because of the word 'homo' in it!?
It's just lame though to grind up plant/herb matter and put it in a gelatin/plastic pill... ?
hey, I'm no scientist by profession but when you've read enough and seen enough..
alcohol is a drug
drug is a drug
it's all dice rolling.. no pun. can't stand synthetics; trickery!