|Teekeeeheekeeeteeeee on Aug 22, 2009 @ 11:26 pm|
I thought it was funny; the sketch was quite clever! If someone did a funny sketch on doctors and nurses, I'd probably laugh too! :)
I have nothing against homeopathy. But I am a scientist and I believe in the science behind the medicine. That's not to say that if traditional medicine fails me, I will not consider other options.
Consider this: You have an untreatable disease and your doctor tells you about this drug trial that could potentially save your life. The catch is, half of the group will be given a placebo and you won't know whether you are given the real drug or the placebo. Furthermore, the reason this is an experimental drug is that it has not been thoroughly studied and they need additional data before the drug can be approved for sale. There is always the possibility that this drug will do more harm than good.
If I was in this situation, I think I would still choose the experimental drug over other natural alternatives. However, my confidence on the experimental drug will not be much more than homeopathic treatments. At this stage, I believe both options are giving the patient hope he/she needs to stay positive and fight. Afterall, there is no life without hope.
|lol! on Aug 25, 2009 @ 11:38 am|
That was pretty funny!
I have many friends that seek out alternative medicine for themselves and their kids. I think the important thing to remember is that homeopathy is just one of many naturalistic treatment options that you might consider. I always take conventional medical advice at the same time as natural medicines and tell both practitioners this so they know how I'm being treated.
I get a lot of discreet eyerolls for this ;) However, I think to solely subscribe to one form of treatment or another is like leaving stones unturned. I have personally tried massage therapy and chiropractic so far with fantastic success, and some friends have had great results with acupuncture, meditation (mind over matter, right?), ayurveda, and reflexology.
Another friend's son was being treated by a naturopath for a blood illness and it nearly killed him. In this case, the practitioner had strongly recommended that they NOT seek conventional medical advice as it would interfere with his therapies. He said the little boy would get worse before he got better. He only got worse. This is a major beef I have with some practitioners; they are so paranoid that they try to keep you away from other options. For this reason, I always take what ANY doctor says with a grain (or boulder, depending) of salt.
Know what you're getting into, and don't be afraid to try different things. Just keep your doc honest by seeking different approaches to your problem, both conventional and otherwise.
|re on Sep 25, 2009 @ 07:54 pm|
Unfortunatelly I don`t know enough to understand homeopathy... it`s a very very complex branch of alternative medicine. However I have used various homeopatic preparations under specialized recomandations and all I know is that they work. I don`t understand how, when they are so diluted, I con`t quite comprehend the whole energy theory but whatever I took it did what it should have. It worked even better than concrete alternatives I have tried for the same issues.