Minnie - posted on 03/03/2011 ( 44 moms have responded )
Quackery? Or a valid way to manage health?
Apparently a substance is diluted in water time and again until only a few molecules or none at all remain in the water- and with each dilution the solution is shaken. I have heard that the theory is that water retains a 'memory' of the substance that was dissolved in it. It's also based on the principal of similars- in which like heals like.
So are people just buying a really expensive bottle of water or sugar tablet or is there something more to our physical world that Western science and medicine has yet to discover?
I also found this- apparently there are certain things which can supposedly antidote the power of a homeopathic remedy:
1. mint (toothpaste, tea, etc) negates the power of homeopathics
2. metal (ie: remedy on a metal spoon) negates the power
3. touching a pellet with your skin negates the power
Edited to add:
Society of homeopaths:
What is homeopathy?