Also, it's quite possible that the pregnancy would have happened anyway. People with such conditions do become pregnant, and if it happened directly after herbal treatment despite that treatment being ineffective, that's the very definition of coincidence.
"Some researchers believe that placebos simply evoke a psychological response. The act of taking them gives you an improved sense of well-being. However, recent research indicates that placebos may also bring about a physical response."
I think you're falling for the post hoc, ergo propter hoc, logical fallacy. Once case simply doesn't prove therapeutic value.
"Post hoc ergo propter hoc (Latin: "after this, therefore because of this") is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) that states "Since event Y followed event X, event Y must have been caused by event X." It is often shortened to simply post hoc. "
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16-04-2014 23:59 #22Senior Member
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24-04-2014 09:01 #23
I've just started seeing a Naturopath in the last couple of months. She seems very good and I take my pills and disgusting liquid every day. I feel fine and don't seem to be having the negative side effects from other medication I have to take.
I am also seeing a traditional Chinese medicine man and have a bag of sticks that I boil every day and drink the liquid.
I have breast cancer and the side effects from the chemo can be quite extreme. I don't know whether it is the Naturopath's herbs, the Chinese man's herbs, a combination or the placebo effect that is helping, but either way I'm not about to stop.
As a side note ...
My DH has had severe psoriasis of the skin over his entire body (except his face) for the last 3 years. We have been to umpteen specialists and tried every tablet and cream imaginable. We have spent thousands of $. He went to the Chinese medicine man and after one treatment of acupuncture and 3 days worth of boiling herbs, his skin has cleared. He has to keep on the herbs for about 4-6 months to be completely healed but he has been able to wear shorts and t-shirts for the first time in years and he is not cranky and bleeding from the irritation. Yaaay!
24-04-2014 09:24 #24
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24-04-2014 09:40 #25
24-04-2014 11:46 #26
Had your cousin been trying any treatment immediately prior, what're the odds she'd have credited it with the pregnancies? Without wishing to impugn her intelligence, I'd say the odds would be good. Human brains are very quick to find causes where they don't exist.
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