What is their motive? Could they not sell homeopathic medicines too?Guy wrote:The pharmaceutical industry has gone to great lengths throughout history to spread propaganda to discredit and defame homeopathic practitioners since the beginning of the allopathic approach.
As an industry, yes, they can lobby the government to craft policies to their benefit... But as individual companies, they have an incentive to develop new drugs and, if it is apparently often dangerous, homeopathy could bas classed a "drug" and thus patented.
Back then, were oil and mining monopolistic industries the way they are now?Guy wrote: Not only that, but the original pharmacists were NOT health professionals, but mining and oil professionals.
This is anecdotal, though. The overwhelming majority of doctors regard homeopathy as pseudoscience.Annabel wrote: We have countless evidence for it, amongst them first class doctors.
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Homeopathy basically seems to have developed historically as a misunderstanding of the nature of the immune system's anti-bodies... It was observed that if a person got sick, they could develop an immunity to the disease (through the body producing anti-bodies). So, a vaccine is just a weakened version of a disease, in order to create anti-bodies. Well, Samuel Hahnemann misunderstood this process to mean that ANY harmful substance, in diluted amounts, which causes a particular condition... is the cure for this condition. But that's clearly ludicrous, like suggesting a small puff on a cigarette is the cure for cancer!!