- AB Bride
- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
omg. so sad. i imagine we are going to be seeing more cases like this in the coming years. this isn’t to say homeopathic or naturopathic medicine is all bad. but i think it needs to be seen as an adjunct therapy and traditional medicine needs to take precedence.
I think homeopathicy is bad when it’s sold as an active treatment without actually having any active ingredients. If people are informed that it doesn’t actually contain anything and they still want to use it, that’s one thing.
@AB Bride: UGH 🙁 That reminds me of this story from April
@mu_t: Eastern medicine and homeopathy are “traditional” medicine.
For me, it comes down to evidence. If there is scientific evidence that documents the efficacy of a treatment, I would be willing to try it, and for me, a natural treatment would come before a Western/pharmacological treatment, if possible.
These are among the saddest stories to me, because they’re always so preventable. 🙁
We have friends who have begun going down this road. Confuses the heck outta me.
A lot of modern “western” medicines come from tradional medicines. I can see the appeal to traditional medicine; however, I don’t think it should be the only treatment. I think that if modern medicine doesn’t work first than try a homeopathic remedy when there’s nothing left to lose – it shouldn’t be the ONLY option.
That’s so sad. I think homeopathy and naturopathic medicine is okay, but should really be used to complement scientific medicine. You can use natural methods all you want, but if things aren’t getting better, it’s time to go to the hospital.
@AB Bride: Thats messed up. I am hugely into homeopathic medicine but I am also into common sense. If you have a bacterial infection… you need an antibiotic.
Babies already have a weaker immune system- they are not a candidate for the “wait it out and take some herbs” medicine route which I do always*
*unless my symptoms are severe or presistent.
Homeopathy didn’t kill the child, the parent’s disregard for his health did.
I am ALL FOR homeopathy. It has helped cure things for me that western medecine could not.
That being said, to believe it can cure things like strep is just irresposible. How awful for that little boy and his family.
@musical-lady: I agree that homeo and naturopatic medecines are best used as complimentary medecines. I wish more medical practicioners would utilize all forms of medecine!
I’m not into homeopathy at all, but I chose to treat a strep throat at home last year instead of getting antibiotics. I recovered in the same amount of time, and it saved me money. I’m not insured.
I’m guessing that was the case with this little boy, except he ended up with life-threatening complications. He must have been very, very ill. That I do not understand. I made the decision for myself as an adult, and I knew how I felt. I could not imagine watching a child suffer like that and not seeking medical help.