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    Yes, I'm sure they're migraines. I've had medical confirmation on that front. No, I don't consume artificial sweetners. They are checimcal s***-storms and I am vehemently anti-GMO. I also stay far away from pharmaceuticals if I can help it. I'm not cutting out caffeine. I need coffee and tea to survive. I was just crazy busy yesterday and didn't get enough. Sleep and darkness help when I can get them but as that's not very often...

    Anyway, thanks all for the help

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    If you have not already, look into something called Blue Tech for eyeglasses.

    This thing is amazing, and has made my life so much better, dealing with staring at screens ALL DAY.

    It 's based on a science that, after researching it, determined that the predominant trigger in light that makes a migrane occur/worse is blue light. So it filters it mostly out through a coating on the lenses. I didn't even know I HAD eye strain until I got these.

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    I developed migraine and got a complete cure from a homeopath. He fixed my hayfever, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
    I developed migraine and got a complete cure from a homeopath. He fixed my hayfever, too!
    Yes, under certain circumstances placebos can be quite effective.

    That's why I go to a very good doctor who inspires me with trust - I heal faster, for sure.
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    Homeopathic remedies are not placebos. If they were, then conventional doctors would be curing migraines with placebos instead of just offering symptom relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidMcCann View Post
    Homeopathic remedies are not placebos. If they were, then conventional doctors would be curing migraines with placebos instead of just offering symptom relief.
    There have been a number of studies to try to explain homeopathic remedies, and while quite a few have been explained medically, there are still a large number that have not. Clinical studies, papers, tests, and so on have all been done and are easy to find explaining that there are many instances where the placebo effect is closely linked to homeopathy. You mentioned headaches and migraines. Homeopathic remedies include the use of belladonna for that, stating that even though in a "healthy" individual, it would cause a migraine, but in someone already suffering it may ease it. That makes sense, but in the same exact way that having a cup of coffee to cure a headache makes sense (and is so much cheaper). If you dilate the blood vessels that are causing pain due to them being too constricted, of course it will ease the pain. But if you further dilate the already relaxed vessels, it will cause pain. Caffeine does the same exact thing.

    Now, while some of those similar type cures work because science and medical knowledge have proven them to do so, I can't see how drinking powdered platinum will do much other than taste nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munin-Hugin View Post
    There have been a number of studies to try to explain homeopathic remedies, and while quite a few have been explained medically, there are still a large number that have not. Clinical studies, papers, tests, and so on have all been done and are easy to find explaining that there are many instances where the placebo effect is closely linked to homeopathy. You mentioned headaches and migraines. Homeopathic remedies include the use of belladonna for that, stating that even though in a "healthy" individual, it would cause a migraine, but in someone already suffering it may ease it. That makes sense, but in the same exact way that having a cup of coffee to cure a headache makes sense (and is so much cheaper). If you dilate the blood vessels that are causing pain due to them being too constricted, of course it will ease the pain. But if you further dilate the already relaxed vessels, it will cause pain. Caffeine does the same exact thing.

    Now, while some of those similar type cures work because science and medical knowledge have proven them to do so, I can't see how drinking powdered platinum will do much other than taste nasty.

    Actually, a lot of what gets labeled as "homeopathy" isn't homeopathy. Homeopathy works like this.... If I want to cure stinky feet, I can get some dog poop (because like cures like) and put in a gallon of water and shake it (because shaking it causes the water to retain the memory of dog poop stink) and then I take some of the poo water and put it in a new gallon of water and shake it, and continue this dilution for x number of times. At the end, I tell you to drink water that (from the shaking) has the magical property of poo water, which will (because like cures like) fix your stinky feet problem.

    In homeopathy there's no active ingredient....we're talking amounts like one part per billion or less. It truly is a placebo--its magic water (or, in the case of tablets, magic sugar pills). This is something very different from herbalism and (some) naturopathy. There's quite a bit of CAM that is crap. But there is also quite a bit that is based on sound principles and actually works in a clinical setting---many of our medications are built on the identification of the active ingredient of traditionally used plants.

    (Meanwhile, the feet are stinky because the person in question wears boots for work for 12 hours a day. The answer is a combination of fresh breathable socks, foot maintenance, and replacing your boots on a good schedule. Combine that with some baking soda and this awesome foot mask made by Lush.)
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    Re: Migraines

    LOL - while, meanwhile, PetCo sells homeopathic remedies to relieve depression in dogs that is 15% alcohol.

    A glass of wine (12-13% alcohol) tends to relieve some of my depression as well...
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