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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777749_3

I'm glad they're looking at this. Turns out that there are more adverse events with homeopathy than there are with placebo, so there must be something in there. The remedy most common implicated is Rhus Tox, which is a dilution of poison ivy.

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liveonearth
Mar. 17th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thimerosal (the mercury containing component) has been removed from pediatric vaccines. Adult vaccines still have it.

There is no doubt that some toxic substances have the potential to be therapeutic at very low doses.

There is also no doubt that the placebo effect works in conjunction with conventional medications as well. I find it somewhat humorous that docs deny that they are using it, when in fact it is unavailable... with the exception of certain individuals, like myself, and probably you, who are less "suggestible" due to having too much cognitive material counteracting our instinctive ways. If you'd never studied psychology, the placebo effect would probably work better for you.
madman101
Mar. 17th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
oh forsooth

after all the money i spent on college i end up the worse for it - which is why i suppose picking an apple from the tree of knowledge was such a bad thing - i could never figure that out when i was younger - but now i know

well - re: mercury - in my fog, i do think i recall the pediatric uh... recall - but this latest news is about a global ban - but i have no source for the info, was too ill

the olde towne neighbour, "Village Idiot," played w/ mercury balls as a child, and grew up to have a smallish head - but mercury explains a lot about him - he greatly resembles N-Girl, the most of which I know about is this: she has sickle cell, (and MAYBE schizophrenia), which i have read causes victims to need excessive control - my guess is problems of 02 use, and BBB dysregulation. interesting, yes?
liveonearth
Mar. 18th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
What I meant is that the placebo effect is unaviodable.

Why do you think you are worse off from your college education?

I played with mercury balls too. They are very cool. No idea what that does to the BBB.
madman101
Mar. 18th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
Everything is placebo effect. When you know this, it can be "avoided".

jk - my college education taught me to minimise positive effects of placebo.

great balls of fire, you must be mad as a hatter.
liveonearth
Mar. 18th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
You have me figured out.

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