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I know a qi gong teacher who is also an homeopathic doctor near my area. People who go with him say it is useful but it is something i have never studied. What is your opinion on homeopathy? does it work well? and how does it work? what kind of diseases does it treat?

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4 hours ago, Toni said:

I know a qi gong teacher who is also an homeopathic doctor near my area. People who go with him say it is useful but it is something i have never studied. What is your opinion on homeopathy? does it work well? and how does it work? what kind of diseases does it treat?

 

Science dismisses homeopathy as quackery but I used to have really bad allergies and sinus issues and it pretty much ended that problem for me.

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14 minutes ago, dmattwads said:

 

Science dismisses homeopathy as quackery but I used to have really bad allergies and sinus issues and it pretty much ended that problem for me.

What did you take? I have some allergies too

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8 hours ago, Toni said:

I know a qi gong teacher who is also an homeopathic doctor near my area. People who go with him say it is useful but it is something i have never studied. What is your opinion on homeopathy? does it work well? and how does it work? what kind of diseases does it treat?

 

In most cases it requires a very precise diagnosis by a very knowledgeable master, there's no one remedy for any particular disease --this modality definitely treats the individual rather than a nosological unit.   (Nosology is the branch of allopathic medicine that deals with classification of diseases.)  To become a true specialist, a practitioner must invest as much in-depth study as one would expect from an MD, only they study altogether different things: an MD, what the pharmacological industry produces that can suppress symptoms, whereas a homeopath, what the whole of the plant, animal, mineral, and pharmacological environment produces that can either elicit a weakened version of the symptoms toward activating the whole system for resistance and/or resolution (not unlike the theory behind vaccinations), or remove the cause of the symptoms. 

 

Theoretically it is rooted in biophysics, not biology, which is one reason (political and economic in its origins) it is not acknowledged by mainstream narrative as a science -- our MDs neither study nor practice biophysics and haven't the foggiest what it is.  Empirically, in my experience, it can work wonders if the diagnosis is precise and the remedy chosen correctly, but great practitioners are fairly rare, so one's mileage may vary.  In my experience, homeopathy of "average" level of prescribing practitioner's expertise works far better in children than in adults -- it may have something to do with the remedy relying on "subtle" stuff, and a modern adult's system is too "noisy," too polluted with many interferences.  Of the remedies that can convince a skeptic that seem to work despite these limitations, I'd suggest giving a try to homeopathic arnica for acute physical trauma.  If you take it immediately, the painkilling effect is also immediate, and the swelling and inflammation one would expect with a particular type of trauma will be lessened drastically or won't develop at all.    

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10 minutes ago, Taomeow said:

 

In most cases it requires a very precise diagnosis by a very knowledgeable master, there's no one remedy for any particular disease --this modality definitely treats the individual rather than a nosological unit.   (Nosology is the branch of allopathic medicine that deals with classification of diseases.)  To become a true specialist, a practitioner must invest as much in-depth study as one would expect from an MD, only they study altogether different things: an MD, what the pharmacological industry produces that can suppress symptoms, whereas a homeopath, what the whole of the plant, animal, mineral, and pharmacological environment produces that can either elicit a weakened version of the symptoms toward activating the whole system for resistance and/or resolution (not unlike the theory behind vaccinations), or remove the cause of the symptoms. 

 

Theoretically it is rooted in biophysics, not biology, which is one reason (political and economic in its origins) it is not acknowledged by mainstream narrative as a science -- our MDs neither study nor practice biophysics and haven't the foggiest what it is.  Empirically, in my experience, it can work wonders if the diagnosis is precise and the remedy chosen correctly, but great practitioners are fairly rare, so one's mileage may vary.  In my experience, homeopathy of "average" level of prescribing practitioner's expertise works far better in children than in adults -- it may have something to do with the remedy relying on "subtle" stuff, and a modern adult's system is too "noisy," too polluted with many interferences.  Of the remedies that can convince a skeptic that seem to work despite these limitations, I'd suggest giving a try to homeopathic arnica for acute physical trauma.  If you take it immediately, the painkilling effect is also immediate, and the swelling and inflammation one would expect with a particular type of trauma will be lessened drastically or won't develop at all.    

I had an injury some time ago and i used traumeel. I think is made up of arnica, it worked well for me

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4 minutes ago, Toni said:

I had an injury some time ago and i used traumeel. I think is made up of arnica, it worked well for me

 

Yes, I've had good experiences with traumeel too.   I forgot to mention that one more prerequisite for a homeopathic remedy to be efficient is to use what the best, most reputable companies produce, 'cause there's a lot of junk out there masquerading as homeopathic remedies.  The German producer of traumeel (Biologische Heilmittel Heel) is a reliable company, another one (perhaps the best, of the ones available in the US) is the French Boiron.  (Of the "generic" remedies that can be tried without a precise diagnosis in most cases, they also have something excellent for eye strain of most origins -- especially if one's eyes are tired from staring at screens too long, feel dry/itchy, irritated, etc. -- their eye drops, Optique, are peerless.  Many a TV series I would abandon before their finale if it wasn't for Optique. :) )      

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On 2/7/2021 at 7:24 AM, Toni said:

What did you take? I have some allergies too

 

I took a blend called "allergy"

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2 minutes ago, dmattwads said:

 

I took a blend called "allergy"

for all kind of allergies?

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On 2/8/2021 at 4:05 PM, Toni said:

for all kind of allergies?

 

I agree with Taomeow - homeopathy is only really effective when one is treated by a classical homeopath. And, in my experience, a single-remedy classical homeopath. Taking 'homeopathic blends' allopathically is not the most effective approach. It's about a person's vital force. not necessarily about symptoms.

 

I would add Hahnemann Labs to the list of quality remedy producers.

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