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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa.r View Post
    I view homeopathy as an energy based practice. Scientific study will therefore never prove or disprove its effectiveness. I always take a homeopathic kit to births, some women are open to it and others are not.
    Homeopathy has been shown to be no better than placebo. That disproves its effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa.r View Post
    I view homeopathy as an energy based practice. Scientific study will therefore never prove or disprove its effectiveness. I always take a homeopathic kit to births, some women are open to it and others are not.
    At the risk of sounding really pedantic, science can not prove a negative, it can only prove a postive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melissa.r View Post
    I view homeopathy as an energy based practice. Scientific study will therefore never prove or disprove its effectiveness. I always take a homeopathic kit to births, some women are open to it and others are not.
    It has been disproven. People given homeopathic treatments vs conventional treatments have had no measurable improvement. People given homeopathic vaccines have been tested and shown no immunity to the illnesses they were "vaccinated" for.
    Science can show and measure energy. Homeopathy doesn't claim to be about energy per se, it claims to be about treating like with like in minute doses ie a fever causing element to treat a fever given in a tiny, tiny dose. then there is all the woo about frequency and vibration etc.
    Either way, one only has to look at the case of Penelope Dingle as a measure of homeopathic treatment.
    I think it's fine if people wish to use it as a complimentary therapy or placebo, but I don't think it should be relied on as a treatment- there's just nothing to back it up.

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    I've heard good things about Arnica. If it won't hurt there is no harm in trying. I also used a tens machine in labour and meditation. Meditation worked, the tens was crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily of the Nile View Post
    I've heard good things about Arnica. If it won't hurt there is no harm in trying. I also used a tens machine in labour and meditation. Meditation worked, the tens was crap.
    I think so much of labour is your mindset Not all, but the less fear you have, the better you will cope with what childbirth throws at you- that's my experience as a mum and a birth attendant


 

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