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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-07 02:04 PM
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102. I divide "alternative" medicine into two tiers...
There's the "placebo effect" scams, that, when they work, which is rare, it can be attributed to the placebo effect. Those bracelets advertised on TV, crystals, etc. fall into that category, and are usually scams.

Then there are "herbal" or "natural" remedies that have true effects on certain medical ailments. To give an example, growing up, my Mom grew Aloe vera in the house, and anytime I got a scratch, cut or burn, she first washed it, then applied the Aloe, just cut off a leaf and spread the resin on the wound. The fact is that it has pretty much the same effects as let's say, Neosporin, but at a much cheaper cost, considering it was a living thing is a bonus. Even if it didn't aid the healing that much, it was relieving.
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