posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 04:50 PM
reply to post by RightWingAvenger
I have no problem with properly researched and applied natural remedies at all. And I would have just as much with poorly applied "mainstream"
medicine - fortunately I haven't been in a position to have that problem (yet)
As some have pointed out, much "mainstream" medicine has its roots (sic) in herbology and the like.
So there is obviously no reason why effective "natural remedies" cannot be turned into "mainstream" medicine. There are associations for various
"natural remedy" practices and the like that could amortise research costs, for example (in response to the guy a few pages back who correctly
pointed out that this stuff cannot be patented) - and if it really works and isn't just placebo effect then why wouldn't' all these caring
practitioners want everyone to know about it??
Many respondents on here seem to have concentrated on drugs, herbs and pharmacology.
however if you read the OP and the article ther is a lot more to "natural remedies" than just plants and drugs.
Ther is homeopathy for example - one of the most ridiculous pieces of woo to have ever existed!! If the premise of homeopathy is true - the
"memory" thing - then every molecule of water on the planet should energise everyone because it was created in the big bang which is the most
energetic event ever.
And in any given glass of water I reckon there'd be a molecule that was once consumed by dinosaurs or Mohammed, or JC or President Lincoln or
someone, or helped a palm tree grow...so every glass of water should be miraculously curing everything!
And then there's the "natural remedies" that are wiping out species - trade in Rhino horns, tiger penises and the like.
and the holographic Power Balance scam
and magnetic therapy, etc
There is a lot more to "natural remedies" than just Aloe Vera and Wormwood!