Posted: May 27, 2010 12:19 am
by Shrunk
FACT-MAN-2 wrote: It strikes me that you guys are arguing past each other. Homeopathy and Naturopathy are strategic methods that work in the long term, if indeed they work at all.

All evidence we have demonstrates that homeopathy and naturopathy are no more effective than placebo, no matter how much time you give it to work.

Practitioners of these medicines dot not promise results tomorrow, although in some cases things can happen rather quickly.

Well, we had a homeopath in this very thread suggest that homeopathy can be used to treat acute appencitis. That's not generally a condition that can wait even as long as tomorrow.

Alopathic medicine typically acts quickly, saw off a guys leg, replace a kidney, remove a tumor, flush the blood, repair a broken bone or cut flesh. One doesn't really compete very well with the other owing to their fundamental temporal differences.

Assuming you just pretend that chronic conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, or schizophrenia just don't exist.

In alopathy, drugs are the preferred method of treating organic issues. All drugs have side effects (listen to the ads). But they usually work quickly. The Homeopath or Naturopath is limited to a much slower acting set of tools in their toolboxes. Their treatments take longer.

It seems they take so long to work that it's impossible to even detect that they are working at all.

One of our more noted rebel MDs is Dr. Andrew Weill, who teaches at the University of Arizona and operates a large clinic. He started out a Harvard with Timothy Leary and after LSD had a life in which he was known as "Babba Ram Dass" and was a noted guru type. After 20 years of that he quit it and moved to Arizona and started his clinic and became Dr. Andrew Weill. In the course of things he built some major facilities at the UA school of medicine, started some new schools, wrote a number of best selling books on medicine and health, and is in high demand today as a speaker and as a practitioner.

I think Weill is among the best doctors we have practicing today. He is trained and educated in allopathic medicine and learned in other medical ways and in nutrition. He's the great blend East and West and modern "counter" medicine as known in the West. And that I think is what makes for the best kind of doctor. On top of that he's one of the nicest people you'd ever meet.

If ya'll haven't read Andrew Weill, you should.

I'll give Dr. Weill this: He's a genius at self-marketing.