Tue, Nov 13 2012 at 8:03 PM
stuff like this drives me absolutely nuts. by the very definition of true homeopathic "medicine", it can't (and doesn't) do anything. it's absolutely useless, and that's been proven over and over and over again. it's snake-oil that people have somehow kept buying into for hundreds of years, despite absolutely zero scientific or medical evidence that it ever works. yes, there are plenty of naturally-occuring substances and herbs that have definite, observed and catalogued medical benefits. in fact, the majority of modern medicines have been derived from these very things. but homeopathy isn't one of them: never has been and never will. homeopathic medicine "practitioners" are betting that their clients are too gullible to bother doing any worthwhile research, and they're usually right unfortunately. it is impossible for "like to cure like" (and i'm overlooking the fact that most so-called "homeopathic medicines" don't even have anything remotely "like" the affliction they're supposedly able to cure.) using science-y and vaguely Latin-sounding words doesn't make something medically sound. oh, and just FYI: "oscillococcinum" isn't actually a thing. it's a made-up word for a made-up product. in every one-gram dose of oscillococcinum, there is 0.15g of lactose and 0.85g of sucrose. math was never my strong suit, but i'm pretty sure it's impossible to have more than 100% of something.