How many of you practice homeopathy?

  1. Just wanted to now if anyone is practicing homeopathy.
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  3. by   weetziebat
    i'm studying for a degree in natural health. homeopathy is my main interest, but as i am just starting this, would be interested in other's experiences with it. know that i use a wonderful remedy for stress headaches
  4. by   Nemhain
    Quote from healinghand
    Just wanted to now if anyone is practicing homeopathy.
    I practice homeopathy on myself. I have really good luck using it to treat flu like symptoms and upper respiratory conditions. I do know quite a bit about homeopathy, but I have not had any formal training; I hope to someday!
  5. by   vervain
    I've been using homeopathy to treat myself, friends and family for probably ten years. I find that it's a very particular treatment.
  6. by   CharlieRN
    I practice homeopathy on myself. I have really good luck using it to treat flu like symptoms and upper respiratory conditions.
    I've been using homeopathy to treat myself, friends and family for probably ten years. I find that it's a very particular treatment.
    2 words : annecdotal evidence

    2 more words : placebo effect

    Jeeze folks, modern nursing is a branch of modern medicine. Modern medicine is based on modern science. It is the science that has made the difference between just offering comfort to the dieing and being able to actually reverse the effects of disease in some cases.

    There is no scientific base for the primery beliefs of homeopathy. There is no evidence that exposure to doses of medications in amounts that are too small to detect has any effect on the human body.
  7. by   zenman
    Quote from CharlieRN
    2 words : annecdotal evidence

    2 more words : placebo effect

    Jeeze folks, modern nursing is a branch of modern medicine. Modern medicine is based on modern science. It is the science that has made the difference between just offering comfort to the dieing and being able to actually reverse the effects of disease in some cases.
    "Modern medicine" is considered so ancient by modern science that a scientist attending a "modern" medical convention would think that he'd been thrown back into the dark ages!
  8. by   Kyriaka
    Amen!, Zen.
  9. by   CharlieRN
    Do you understand what annecdotal evidence is, and why it is not useful evidence in a scientific sense?

    Annecdotal evidence says a thing happened once, under uncontroled circumstances. Yes, this does mean it could happen again. But it gives no indication of how likely it is to happen again.
  10. by   tinkerwomp
    Quote from healinghand
    Just wanted to now if anyone is practicing homeopathy.
    Been practicing for about 15 years, have learned alot about the pros and cons. It is nice to be able to give (non-medicinal) options for patients. I live in a VERY conservative state. No homeopathic practices here that I know of for referral.
  11. by   TMPaul
    Quote from CharlieRN
    2 words : annecdotal evidence

    2 more words : placebo effect

    Jeeze folks, modern nursing is a branch of modern medicine. Modern medicine is based on modern science. It is the science that has made the difference between just offering comfort to the dieing and being able to actually reverse the effects of disease in some cases.

    There is no scientific base for the primery beliefs of homeopathy. There is no evidence that exposure to doses of medications in amounts that are too small to detect has any effect on the human body.
    I blend alternative and traditional medicine and nursing quite well in my practice (I'm a Nurse Practitioner).
  12. by   CharlieRN
    Paul,

    I don't hesitate to use any tool that comes to hand to threat my patients either but if I'm using a placebo effect I want to be clear with myself and other professionals that I am doing so. These techniques will relieve symptoms. But there is a derth of evidence that they have reliable effects on causes. It is not ok to make the patient's tummy ache go away if he has a hot appendix.
  13. by   TMPaul
    Quote from CharlieRN
    Paul,

    I don't hesitate to use any tool that comes to hand to threat my patients either but if I'm using a placebo effect I want to be clear with myself and other professionals that I am doing so. These techniques will relieve symptoms. But there is a derth of evidence that they have reliable effects on causes. It is not ok to make the patient's tummy ache go away if he has a hot appendix.
    First of all, Paul is my last name; I am female. Secondly, I am an educated and competent practitioner and fully understand/know when/how to use them. I never said it was OK to make a Pt's tummy ache go away- I have NEVER and will NEVER take a "hot appendix" lightly. Those people get referred on STAT to ER and then surgery
  14. by   CharlieRN
    Ms Paul,

    The tummy ache - appendix, is an example intentionally exagerated. But if you look back at Nemhain and vervain's posts they were using homopathy to treat themselves and their families. "The doctor who treats himself, has a fool for a patient." You can't use placebo effect on yourself. If it works on you, then you have to believe in homopathy. I'd prefer to trust fairies and pixidust.

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