nirvanam wrote:Is Nancy holding a knife to anybody's neck here and asking them to take homeopathic medicine or else...? If she is being asked to provide evidence of whether h-pathy works or not, it would be fair for her to know whether the people asking for evidence are capable of understanding the evidence or subject, no?
I am asking for evidence. Are you saying that I am not capable of understanding? Again, I will reiterate: you of all people should know that one can have an opinion about something without being an expert in the subject.
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote:fAccording to Homeopathy, fever or a pain is not a disease. It is an indication by the body that something is wrong with the system (body). A fever is the body’s attempt to activate the immune system’s white blood cells and defend itself from infection? If a person is given a symptom-suppressing medication — fighting the fever — too soon, they will be less able to fight the actual infection. Fever is the answer to the infection which has get into your body. Body raised its temperature in response to the infection so as to kill the infection. Homeopathy treats fever or pain as a symptom for an underlying disease. The homeopathic medicine will treat the underlying cause not the fever or pain. And if the cause is removed, the symptoms (fever or pain or both) will automatically be removed
Conventional medicine teaches that fever/pain is an indication of something wrong in the body. The body does send white blood cells to the 'site' of the issue. We agree on this. Here is where the problem starts: 'The homeopathic medicine will treat the underlying cause not the fever or pain.'
So, my child who had a fever of 104 degrees at 1 year of age is going to be treated for what? You know it's an infection but there are no other real symptoms except lethargy and fever.
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote:orget about all theories, rely on your personal experience for awhile, have the skeptics ever tried Homeopathic remedies before discrediting them. You must try the remedies, because at the end of the day, we learn with our bodies....
The world is divided into the haves and have nots: those who have tried homeopathy and those who have not. Those who have tried it--the millions of people in the world who use homeopathy--know that it works. They didn’t decide that based on years of research. The people who disparage homeopathy, have no personal experience with it. There’s no excuse for that, since this is not a debate about life on Saturn. Homeopathic remedies are readily available. It would require no commitment for them to put a remedy where their mouth is.
(my bold) Wrong! Two members of my family, including me, have tried homeopathy. We tried it over a period of time. The practitioner (can't be called Dr over here) was very nice and explained what she was doing. But in the end, it did not work. So I'm afraid your argument doesn't hold water. I have had personal experience and it does not work
Of course, it will be easy to just gloss over that as a one-off but the point is you make vast, erroneous assumptions about those who don't like homeopathy and personally, I find this very unbecoming of a Dr. Those who are given that title in earnest, understand the power inherent in that role and thus ought to live up to high standards. After all, you worked hard to get there, didn't you?
This may not be a debate about Saturn but it is about life and death, literally in some cases. Sure, conventional medicine is far from perfect and no doctor can know everything. Some are good, some are not so good and a whole bunch are in-between but they are not using the unproven idea that 'like is cured by like'. When they assess a patient, it's based on symptoms which may or may not be indicative of underlying physical issues depending on the situation in question, knowledge gained from years of clinical experience, text book learning etc. I trust this more than I trust someone to write down all the points/issues of my life, plus symptoms, go back to their secret laboratories and determine which plant might best match said issues/points etc.
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote: It is typical of ignorance to dismiss, and criticise without education.
I am neither ignorant, nor uneducated.