This is a subject that makes me more irate than religion. At least with religion, most intelligent people are willing to engage in debate about it. However, with homeopathy people blindly follow anecdotal tales, and ‘evidence’ of such an intangible nature while still claiming it’s a scientific medical treatment. You can’t prove that there is no God, but time and again reliable studies show that homeopathy doesn’t do anything other than the placebo effect.
No. It’s water. Just water. Most homeopathic medicines do not have a SINGLE molecule of the active ingredient it claims to be derived from. And, even if it had a single molecule in it, I can’t find any reliable research anywhere that can show that caffeine cures insomnia. It’s utterly crazy.
Not all ‘alternative’ medicine is completely nonsensical, but homeopathy is. It works on the basis that the laws of physics don’t apply, and that somehow the memory of an ingredient will stay in the water you’re drinking. ‘Memory’!?
Statistically speaking, you have more chance of winning the lottery five weeks in a row than you have of finding a single molecule of ‘active’ ingredient in a homeopathic sleeping pill.
You also have more chance of drinking a molecule of Cromwell’s urine from tap water than you do from finding your ‘active’ ingredient in a homeopathic remedy.
And, to make it all the more galling, we pay millions of pounds in tax paying for the NHS to pander to such utter woo. I could set myself up as a homeopathic practitioner tomorrow, with no qualifications, and start selling bottles of ‘remedy’ (Water!) to people at £5 a pop. It’s a disgrace, and only plays to people’s fears and desperation.
It’s time more people knew what was in this in nonsense (or, not in it, as is more appropriate!) and actually said NO to Nonsense, and Yes to reason!
Do yourself a favour and read about it for yourself. Don’t just take my word for it.