Homeopathy - Interesting Case in Australia

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  • FrankWTower

    Homeopathy is a pseudoscience (not real science) and should therefore be viewed with a generous dose of skepticism.

    I personally never support any kind pseudoscience, which actually includes chiropractic treatment, because they're not supported by empirical evidence.

  • glenster
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    I always thought it was odd that dubs poo poo modern medicine and yet accept without any basis, some alternative medicine that their janitor BIL introduced to them.

  • Snoozy

    I think a little of both medicine practices will work..there are good and bad to both sides. Some Drs go too far in dispensing meds and homeopathic helps your body fight on it's own..better that depending on meds..if by some chance your body can't fight it off then I would go to prescription meds..

    And I always remember "A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

  • cantleave

    James Randi is one of my insprational figures - thanks for posting Glenster.

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    I do beleive in both. I think modern medicine could learn a thing or two. But dubs use to take it to the extreme. I remember my FIL losing his breath and sitting down in the middle of the floor holding his chest. I called 911. His wife called some chiro who was into Kinesiology. When the paramedics arrived, she shood them away. Aparently the chiro was more qualified by phone that taking him to emergancy. He lived, unfortunately

  • dozy

    There is almost an obsession with Homeopathy & herbal medicicine amongst many JWs in the UK. Much of it is fuelled by Jan De Vries http://www.jandevrieshealth.co.uk/ who boasts "thousands" of UK JW clients. In fact , I remember at a JW gathering where De Vries products were being discussed & passed around and I gingerly commented somewhat skeptically about their efficacy and was angrily denounced as a virtual "apostate" for daring to question them. "Going down to see Jan De Vries" has become a regular journey for JWs with various ailments , real or imagined , who had tired of the advice they had received from their GP , and they always return , luggage somewhat heavier with potions , wallets significantly lighter! Most of the COs & their wives who stayed with me brought along a medicine box filled with De Vries products and Vogel's book "Nature Force" has pride of place in many , perhaps most UK JW homes.

    He makes much of his background being taught by "Dr" Alfred Vogel , a Swiss JW ( now deceased ) who set up the popular Bioforce company. This isn't just limited to UK or Australian JWs. Vogel is huge in Germany and many JWs ( including a couple of my distant relatives ) work for Bioforce and there are several sometimes quite bizarre associated projects eg http://www.condit-energy.org/?new_world_agriculture

    Further discussion on this thread http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/friends/23930/1/Any-one-here-Know-much-about-homeopathic-meds

  • cofty

    homeopathic helps your body fight on it's own - Snoozy

    Scientific studies show otherwise.

  • blondie

    The WTS had an early history of strange medical stances: aluminum, microwaves, etc.



  • slimboyfat

    Oooo Jan de Vries, I don't like that man. His books are rubbish too.

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