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CFI (Center for Inquiry) Files Suit against CVS for Homeopathy. Are you a believer in homeopathy?

By rogueflyer
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They shouldn't be allowed to sell placebos without a disclaimer.

Ignostic_Skeptic Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Yes. I believe it is a real practice used by some. It has zero medical benefit, but is an excellent idiot detector.

MaverickXL Level 3 July 11, 2018
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Homeopathy is garbage, like reiki.

Ellatynemouth Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Nope, but if I was dying and current medicine wasn't helping I'd try licking frogs if someone told me it would work. Placebo's and hope can be powerful in their own rite.

mattersauce Level 6 July 11, 2018
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Not on it's own. Ask Steve Jobs. Oh yea you can't, he's dead.

Sticks48 Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Do I believe in it? Belief isn't necessary, it does exist, and it's fraudulent medicine.

I don't believe in Bigfoot because the evidence does not support its existence. Homeopathy is even less credible than Bigfoot because the evidence proves it's a fraud.

JimG Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Oh yes!!!! Essential oils cured my cancer.

Said no one ever

Marcie1974 Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Essential oils have nothing whatsoever to do with homeopathy. I think many people are confused about what homeopathy actually is.

On the other hand, some essential oils do have benefits. Tea tree oil, for example, is a known and verified antiseptic.

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Good Grief, no.

Cassiopeia Level 5 July 11, 2018
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Nope.

KKGator Level 9 July 11, 2018
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This water contains 0.000000000000001% fertiliser. What an absolutely fucking ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd idea is Homeopathy.

AlmostVulcan Level 5 July 11, 2018
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Absolutely not

Donotbelieve Level 8 July 11, 2018
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We need to go back and look at all healing modalities. Why? it got canned if it didn't make Big Pharm richer.

Do I 'believe' in it... I don't think we have the data to say. Why? I'm using cannibus and moringa to deal with a large number of issues. It WORKS... but both now have lots of science behind them (in other countries ofcourse). So everything should be back on the table for actual study and not bullshit from big pharma or you yoga instructor.

MissaDixon Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Those are not homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy involves diluting the supposed cause of an ailment until there is nothing left but the dilution agent which supposedly has memory of whatever else was in it, then using this to 'cure' the ailment.

Natural remedies are an entirely different thing and many do have scientific backing where the pharmaceutical industry hasn't gotten them made illegal.

@icolan no...no they really aren't in the eyes of modern western medicine. Moringa still freaks my doc out...TTG's I'm smarter and more science than he is or I'd be stuck with western shit and now be dead.

@MissaDixon But they are not homeopathic ‘remedies’.

@Cassiopeia but they were.

@MissaDixon No, cannabis and moringa are not homeopathic. Homeopathy is a specific practice, which is a system of ‘complementary medicine’ in which ailments are treated by minute doses of natural substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms of the ailment. And when they say ‘minute doses’ they mean (in most cases) diluted to such a degree that no molecules of the original substance are present - essentially it’s just water.

we have different def's of 'homeopathy' I'll keep mine...and you keep yours.

@MissaDixon Since when do individuals have personal definitions of common words? Homeopathy has a commonly accepted definition and its practices are well defined. What is the value of trying to have a discussion when you claim a definition that is different from the one defined in common dictionaries and reference sources?

@MissaDixon no, really, you can’t change the meaning of a word to suit yourself. It’s like doing Pilates and saying that it’s yoga because that’s your definition of the word and you’re keeping it.

@Cassiopeia, @icolan

1) yes I can
2) if yours is wrong
3) or (my personal fav) I need/want too.

How DARE simple ME change the world to meet a new circumstance...You don't have to agree at all...I give no fucks.

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@MissaDixon just... smh

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Fuck no. Bunch of bullshit.

Omen6Actual Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Belief in homeopathy is essentially belief in magic.

Cassiopeia Level 5 July 12, 2018
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It is mumbo jumbo merely using the placebo effect to facilitate the bodies ability to heal itself. Thus it has a dismal success rate.

Countrywoman Level 8 July 11, 2018
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Homeopathy is complete bunk, diluting something does not make it more potent, liquids do not have memory, and the cause of your ailment is not going to make it better.

icolan Level 7 July 11, 2018
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No.

shayne69 Level 5 July 11, 2018
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This is not a yes/no issue.

Anyone use aspirin? Digitalis? Or any of the dozens of historically discovered natural remedies.

Jacar Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Homeopathy isn’t just natural remedies, it is the belief that something that causes the symptoms of a disease in a healthy person will have the opposite effect in a person with the disease, so aspirin would have to cause a headache in a healthy person in order for it to truly be homeopathic,

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@PDF Exactly my point. Lots of stuff under that umbrella term. Gotta be more specific and understand history.

@PDF too many definitions of the term.

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I am highly suspect of medical doctors and specialists, who seem to help themselves as much or more than they help their patients. I'm okay with homeopathy sold in stores as long as the products don't false advertise.

minhmeister Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Maybe CFI should spend it's precious funds to fund a medical study to prove that homeopathy is no better than placebo. It has been tried on multiple occasions, but for some reason those studies have failed to do that: [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is a real mystery why it has been so difficult to prove that homeopathy is no better than placebo, or what the scientific basis is if it actually works (water memory?).

doug6352 Level 7 July 11, 2018
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Been always pharma free using only holistic medicine. Always showing my middle finger to healthcare industry — no need
I don’t believe in homeopathy, I just know it works better than conventional healthcare.

Morganfreeman Level 7 July 11, 2018
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😏 good question

Sheannutt Level 9 July 11, 2018
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No

ShuMei2018 Level 7 July 11, 2018
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