Why is arnica 30C recommended by doctors for cosmetic surgery?
I?m really interested in alternative medicine and have had quite a few surgeries, I?m always telling friends to take arnica pills for example, because every surgery I?ve had a doctor has recommended homeopathy.
I decided to become a homeopath, looked at training and found it?s not really necessary as anyone can call themselves a homeopath.
Did lots of research and discovered it?s 100% water/ a sugar pill.
Homeopaths explanation is: magic
Scientific experiments indicate: placebo effect.
Apparently it?s so diluted that not even a single molecule exists in the final preparation, ie 1 part in 10,000 parts water! That?s like putting one drop of red food colouring (or vodka!) in 6 swimming pools worth of water, taking a cup out and expecting there to be any vodka in it!
But there?s a mystical magic way it?s prepared - apparently the more you dilute the stronger it becomes, you have to shake the water so many times and hit it with a piece of leather than bang it on a piece of wood and this is the explanation for why it still works even though one drop of the active substance has been diluted in approx 10,000 parts water.
I feel uncomfortable that I bleated on at so many friends to take arnica pills, I feel a bit dishonest now, knowing the truth of it. I think I got confused with herbs - of which there are a lot of that do work, but homeopathy is completely different.
The concept of like treats like, along with the magical dilution aspect of homeopathy is totally different from some herbal remedies like willow bark for example.
So doctors who recommend we take homeopathy either A) believe in magic or B) they are knowingly giving us sugar pills.
I don?t know what?s worse tbh. I would hate to be treated like a silly little woman by some paternalistic type doctor who is condescendingly giving me what he knows full well is magic water/sugar pills.
The alternative is a doctor who despite their scientific knowledge believes in the magical explanation of homeopathy.
Why did my surgeon tell me to take arnica 30c pills?
I got in touch with the homeopathy association to find out what 30C means. it's basically 1 part arnica in over a million parts water - there is no arnica left at all! They are 100% sugar pills.
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