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  • Accupuncture

    9 33.33%
  • Accupressure

    6 22.22%
  • Homoeopathy

    2 7.41%
  • Herbal - pills/tinctures

    13 48.15%
  • Reki

    2 7.41%
  • Faith healing

    3 11.11%
  • Hypnotisim

    1 3.70%
  • Chiropractice

    7 25.93%
  • Osteopathy

    0 0%
  • Auro soma (colour therapy)

    1 3.70%
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (non accupuncture)

    5 18.52%
  • Crystals

    0 0%
  • Flower remedies

    1 3.70%
  • Reflexology

    1 3.70%
  • Rebirthing

    0 0%
  • Past Life Regression

    1 3.70%
  • Aroma therapy

    4 14.81%
  • Hypnotherapy

    3 11.11%
  • NLP

    4 14.81%
  • Other..... on the thread

    5 18.52%
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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebell View Post
    Yep. Some herbs have useful active ingredients in them. The trick is to buy good quality ones IMO.
    Yup. I checked that and aromatherapy. Not sure what counts as alternative medicine. Does brewing and drinking lots of chamomile tea instead of taking Ambien/Tylenol PM count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Homeopathy is different... the theory makes sense, not had enough experience to totally write it off.
    Here's a couple videos that explain why it doesn't work.

    James Randi Explains Homeopathy I
    James Randi Explains Homeopathy II

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    Most of these things rely on the pseudo effect; the stronger yeu believe in them, the greater the effect they have. Unfortunately, due to knowing this, they odn't work so well on me despite that I"d like them to >.<

    I'm open to anything that has no risk of causing complications or injury (no I'm not going to stab myself with needles, I don't care how 'relaxing' this is), and assumming I can understand the rationale behind it. Things that have no basis in any sort of common sense or understanding of the mechanics of how it work (it's MAGIC!) I won't bother with.

    As most people who sell these treatments and alternative choices have no clue themselves how they supposedly work, and often misquote or come up with totally bogus explainations, this means that I haven't tried hardly anything.

    I don't even bother with organic food because I know too much about the subject and it's a waste of money >.<

    Oh well... that being said, there is ONE major alternative 'cure' I use regularly, except it's actually been proven to be (partially) effective.

    Do something scary when yeu're sick; ie watch a scarry movie, or play a video game that keeps yeu on the edge of yeur seat (doom 3 works good for this at the start), the low level of fear and stress temporarily increases the effectiveness of the immune system as a side effect related to the chemicals released. The effect is highly temporary, and only lasts a few minutes once the stress is removed, so yeu have to maintain a strong level of anxiety in whotever it is yeu're doing. If yeu maintain that though, it actually does help.

    The other main alternative I use is hot pink lemonaide. It doesn't actually do anything, but it helps me relax so I can sleep, and sleeping is the single most effective cure to virtually anything the body can fight off on its' own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwar View Post
    Here's a couple videos that explain why it doesn't work.

    James Randi Explains Homeopathy I
    James Randi Explains Homeopathy II
    ah there is a lot of things that damn different approaches, will watch tomorrow, but I like to get a personal experience if possible and or read stuff that supports as well as slams

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    Kat - you are just not into it...

    Taking loads of high strength Vit c tablets when you are coming down with a cold can drastically shorten it. They must be pure Vit C without additional addatives or you may OD on the addatives... but your body can handle huge quantitites when poorly without trips to the loo.....

    I manages to stop a really hideous cold in its tracks with vit c

    Loved the bits about needle... I don't stick them in myself, and I've seen the lab work to know accupuncture actually works.... and is provable

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    I actually think there is a lot of potential in alternative medicine... but a whole industry of crap has been built around it and is ruining it, with asshole gurus like this guy:


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    hes easy on the eye... I'm all better now mommy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    hes easy on the eye... I'm all better now mommy
    Don't fall for it!! You still have cancer!!

    ..ah dammit, lost another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwar View Post
    Here's a couple videos that explain why it doesn't work.

    James Randi Explains Homeopathy I
    James Randi Explains Homeopathy II
    Hi

    I listend to both vdeos... But I'm not convinced by anything the speaker says...

    Yes homepoathy is significantly diluted - which seems to be his issue (he goes on about it long enough)... I'll come back to that.. The OD on the lable is clearly a legislative issue not to do with the homeopathis.

    But looking at the impact of substanctes actively on well people then using that substance to treat people is strangely fairly normal western medicine development techneques...

    Diluting a substant to treat people again standard medical practice - its how inocculations are made.. So again sounds funny and well articulated but... not really unusual in medicine devleopment per sey..

    I'm not advocating homeopathy - I know a bit about it and have taken a remedy once, but not really tried it in practice.

    The issue with homeopathy is the scale of the dilusion. That is it such micro levels of the substance... I do know that substances in the home can impact a person, even with tiny amounts of contact... it's not totally implausable to me that these teeny tiny levels don't have a bigger impact than a big does... why so? because the more support you give something the less likely the something will beave independantly... You can train your eyes not to be short sighted... but if you wear glasses or contacts you are providing external support making your eye muscles even weaker... if you follow me. Teeny tiny doeses of medicine are given the body may still react (it only takes one virus cell to multiply when the bodies imune system is down for your to catch and illness)

    Hence I can't dispell homeopathy because I don't buy that science is all that good at measuring when it comes to medicine... Science is still relatively young therefore these remedies could be having an impact that science can't measure YET... its not sensitive enough

    I'm not totally anti science, just understand that a neagative responce can be one of two problems - something doesn't work, or the measurment tool is faulty.. Scientists do like to over look the latter...

    I work in market research - I live with the second issue most days.... not asked enough questions in an area that would be useful... not being able to research something because the research can't get there... that type of thing...

    So thanks for the video link but they are just amsuing and you may be horrified if you knew how much was true of normal medicne you wouldn't think twice about taking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Don't fall for it!! You still have cancer!!

    ..ah dammit, lost another one.
    I REALLY don't buy faith healers at all... so you don't need to convert me.

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