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Sky Pixie said on 21 November 2011

So many eloquent points have been made about the absurdity of homeopathy. I will try to refrain from repeating those made here and elsewhere nearby. I spent many years dealing with conventional medicines - some of them turned out to be worse than useless, others were superb, others were discarded when identical products hit the market, all are somewhere on that spectrum. Yes, patients somatized, had self-limiting conditions, and some were disgruntled at not being offered better magic, advanced hand-holding techniques, tea-and-the-lavishing-of-sympathy. I could just never manage to suspend my disbelief to be complicit in the hoodwinking of patients with carefully shaken water. I understand that it was unethical to dispense placebo tablets in any other guise - which perhaps shows one of the many double-standards from which homeopathy continues to profit. As I approach my impoverished retirement I wonder now if it is too late to introduce my own 'Pixie Medicine' that might deliver to me a tiny sliver of this enormous money-spinner. To give me some fighting chance of success then I will gladly accept all homeopathic arguments if this art-form is referred to hereafter as 'magic'. Patients can then make better informed choices - and my Pixie magic can be shown to match other such magics at every turn. Anyway, sorry about that tiny diversion. What might be more interesting to consider is, while I'm newly happy for adults to purchase or receive my remedies for themselves, I have always felt very queasy when witnessing homeopathic remedies being given to children. I'm still not entirely sure why. Perhaps it's because children are expected to be gullible and one feels a greater duty to protect them in the absence of even the flimsiest of informed choices. My new integrated form of pixie magic requires only that I blow air on the back of the patients hand whilst holding it - this removes the need for water and succussion etc. Don't dismiss it- it just works. OK?