They think the same way about chiropractors.Quote:
a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people. Scientific research has found homeopathic remedies ineffective and their postulated mechanisms of action implausible. Within the medical community homeopathy is considered to be quackery.
years ago all of the doctors pain killers and recommendations and warnings about having quacks work on my back,,,,, couldn't get me on my feet after 2 weeks in bed. Someone told me about chiropractors I gave them a try. I was hauled in to see one in a wheel barrow,(figurative) A half hour later I was out the door and back to work and doing cart wheels. The medical community doesn't know as much as they should. I don't trust a whole lot of what they or the government have to say about much.
[QUOTE=TBell;1051351]Clinical management of babesiosis in dogs with homeopathic Crotalus horridus 200C.
This piece of research is typical of those cited as demonstrating the efficacy of homeopathy in that it has serious methodological flaws. In this particular research, there wasn't even a control group! That's not just a serious flaw...it's a fatal flaw.
There have been many studies of the efficacy of homeopathy. The best that can be found is a placebo effect.
If you're not familiar with the placebo effect, you can read about that here:
Is there a placebo effect for animals?
A good writeup on homeopathy is here:
Here are a couple points made in the AVMA white paper on homeopathy, which accompanies the proposed resolution:
"Because it is unethical to offer ineffective therapies to clients, and dangerous to substitute a placebo therapy for truly effective medicine, there is a movement towards publicly acknowledging that there is no reason to believe homeopathic treatment has any real value in preventing or treating disease."
"In veterinary medicine, our clients can only have real choice, and justified faith in their veterinarians, if we are willing to be clear and honest in informing them when practices, such as homeopathy, are shown to be ineffective."
My guess is that the dogs in the study improved because their own immune systems were fighting off the pathogen.
Too bad they didn't include a 3rd group of dogs that received NO treatment, then we could tell.
I don't think they were treating the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. I think it was a hang-over!
BTW, I don't typically use emoticons, so you had to read the "tongue-in-check" nature of my comment for yourself. Sorry if you couldn't read the grin on my face. ;-)
I don't mean to change the direction of this thread but how many people actually feed their dogs raw meat as a regular diet?