What is really incredible about the practice of Homeopathy, is the lack of any reasonable explanation on why or how it could possibly be of benefit to anyone. (Apart from the Placebo Affect.)
To illustrate, let us examine a core belief that is part of the Homeopathic System.
Law of Similars- That once a person exhibits the symptoms of a certain illness or disease, they should be administered a small dose of the toxin that caused the sickness. Such treatments are claimed to result in a "Cure", that will return the patient to good health.
This is often compared to the inoculations that are administered today. However, there is no comparison. Properly prepared vaccines deliver a very small dose of the toxins that cause the malady. This is done to stimulate the human bodies immune system to build up resistance that will eliminate susceptibility to the given disease. This procedure is done to prevent someone from contracting the illness.
This is the exact opposite when receiving Homeopathic Treatment. Modern acceptable medical procedures are geared to preventing one from falling victim to disease. Homeopathy treats the illness AFTER IT HAS BEEN CONTRACTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL.
Not only have Homeopathic Practitioners failed to produce testable results that show that such a practice is beneficial, they also cannot provide a reasonable explanation on how the treatment could possibly be effective.
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