Originally Posted by Bohemian
If you want an alternative with no side effects, go with homeopathy.
MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS (merc.)
Study of Mercury is a prime example of how the concept of the essence of a remedy can clear up a seemingly overwhelming mass of data. Mercury being one of the more extensively proven and widely used remedies in the Materia Medica, presents a formidable array of symptoms for the beginner to study; it is a veritable textbook of pathological states.
So when a "Doctor" prescribes a flu shot with a miniscule amount of mercury, it's bad medicine, but when a "Homeopath" prescribes a higher dose, it's good homeopathy?
Homeopathic "remedies" enjoy a unique status in the health marketplace: They are the only category of quack products legally marketable as drugs. This situation is the result of two circumstances. First, the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which was shepherded through Congress by a homeopathic physician who was a senator, recognizes as drugs all substances included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States. Second, the FDA has not held homeopathic products to the same standards as other drugs.