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Has anyone tried this? If so, to what level of success?

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Has anyone tried this? If so, to what level of success?

Are you asking if anyone has tried in general, or are you asking if anyone has tried it in relation to celiac?

I have tried homeopathy for my allergies and sinus related problems, and yes, it helped quit a bit.

Have I or would I try it to 'cure' my celiac? Absolutely not. Two completely different issues.

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I'm just asking if anyone has tried it in general ...I wouldn't try it for my intolerance either. :)

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After seeing some homeopathic products at the health food store last year, I read up on it. I googled it and found lots of interesting info on it's history. I can see how this might have sounded like a good idea in the late 1700's when medical science was not understood. But I'm sorry folks, we now know better. Here's my take.

Basically, you find herbs or chemicals that, when taken, make one have the same symptoms as the illness you are trying to treat. Then, you dilute these over and over and over again, with water or alcohol, until there is no more of the substance left. You believe however, that some unknown "spirit" of the substance remains in the water or alcohol. And by taking these products, that once contained chemicals that mimicked the symptoms you are ill with, but now contain none of these chemicals, somehow you will be relieved of your symptoms.

The human mind is a powerful thing. Scientifically, these products could not possibly do anything. There's nothing in them in even remotely high enough concentrations to do anything, good or bad. However, if you believe a thing, sometimes that's all that's neccessary. You may actually feel better.

A little excerpt from Wikipedia (there's lot's more good stuff):

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"Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that attempts to treat patients with heavily diluted preparations which are claimed to cause effects similar to the symptoms presented. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term "succussion," after each dilution under the assumption that this increases the effect of the treatment. Homeopaths call this process "potentization". Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains.

Apart from the symptoms of the disease, homeopaths use aspects of the patient's physical and psychological state in recommending remedies.Homeopathic reference books known as repertories are then consulted, and a remedy is selected based on the totality of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are considered safe, with rare exceptions. Some homeopaths have, however, been criticized for putting patients at risk with advice to avoid conventional medicine such as vaccinations,anti-malarial drugs,and antibiotics. ...........

..........Claims of homeopathy's efficacy beyond the placebo effect are unsupported by the collective weight of scientific and clinical evidence.While some studies have positive results, systematic reviews of all the published trials fail to conclusively demonstrate efficacy. Furthermore, higher quality trials tend to report less positive results, and most positive studies have not been replicated or show methodological problems that prevent them from being considered unambiguous evidence of homeopathy's efficacy.

Homeopathic remedies generally contain few or no pharmacologically active molecules, and for such remedies to have pharmacological effect would violate fundamental principles of science. Modern homeopaths have proposed that water has a memory that allows homeopathic preparations to work without any of the original substance; however, there are no verified observations nor scientifically plausible physical mechanisms for such a phenomenon. The lack of convincing scientific evidence supporting homeopathy's efficacy and its use of remedies lacking active ingredients have caused homeopathy to be described as pseudoscience, quackery, and a "cruel deception"."

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best regards, lm

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Larry Mac -- This is in the same vein as what you posted, and you might enjoy it. I love this particular video on homeopathy, anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWE1tH93G9U. Then again, I love James Randi in general.

That was very entertaining. I liked it. :P

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