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you should have gone for BETWIXT AND BETWEEN.
Probably through luck rather than design. Now homeopathy, THAT is bullcrap.
if you buy into it and it works, great.
if you buy into it and it doesn't work, great.
The support/non rubbishing of them, the lack of clarity about active ingredients and the marketing of them alongside traditional, proven medicine could arguably be said to impede people who really need it from getting the right sort of treatment .. not really in the spirit of the thread though … so HOKUMMM !
I'm convinced they're all just fronts for The Triads
the thing I find most disturbing about Chinese quack remedies is the use of endangered animals in them. And the stories of how bear gall bladders are 'farmed' are quite shocking.
Have studies not proven that placebos can help?
If so, it's a bit dumb writing off herbal medicine, imho.
Allow it, just monitor it, innit. As with pretty much everything.
of traditional herbalism, insightful observational herbalism, and a lot of nonsense symbolism (which has devestating consequences on a lot of endangered species, and just needless killing)
So as Noblet says case by case basis.
Some of it might be benign in that the active ingredients might just be a generally slightly beneficial tonic but with no specific active ingrediants for the actual ailment, but a placebo effect could occur.
This is similar to much traditional herbalism around the world although chinese herbalism has become known to include some for some terrible excesses. Above all else I would not trust a lot of stuff that comes out of china as quality control is difficult to assess and it is known that dangerous chemicals have been known to be used in many innocent seeming things....profit rules some people.
accidental (through placebo effect) successess that are attributed to it falsely, the successes also help smooth over the mistakes.
A good herbalist is one that takes updated informatuion into account and doesnt continue to hurt people with stuff that is harmful to people or other animals or species