Talk:Unusual homeopathic remedies

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This Alternative medicine related article has been awarded BRONZE status for quality. It's getting there, but could be better with improvement. See RationalWiki:Article rating for more information.


Bronze? this is a fun article. Totnesmartin (talk) 15:19, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Indeed. I'm impressed that most of them seem about as genuine as you can expect. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:43, 19 September 2010 (UTC)


Hey guys, Not that this makes the proving much more logical, but positrons are not so hard to come by as most antimatter, since they're a product of beta-plus decay. Sources that decay in this matter are used by doctors in positron-emission tomography. It is thus feasible that the homeopaths in question here were able to expose a vial of water to a positron beam, and some of these positrons would presumably have run into a stray electron to form positronium. This is basically the process they describe in the proving, and indeed they claim to have detected decay photons of the "characteristic" energy (I do not know whether the claimed energy is indeed characteristic of positron-electron annihilation).

Whether putting a vial in water in front of a beam of positrons for a few hours, then diluting the results and drinking has theraputic effects is rather another matter.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

+1, the "Pharmaceutical Preparation" section states that they used a sodium-22 source. But the ethanol solution that was diluted never came into contact with antimatter. It was just irradiated with the gamma radiation resulting from annihilation. --Tweenk (talk) 21:24, 6 November 2011 (UTC)


This is a bit more mainstream but is suposedly originaly derived from cancer tissue.Geni (talk) 12:03, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

TV emanation[edit]

B minor[edit]

Perhaps the weirdest one I've seen is B minor (yes the music note) I'll try and find a source. Christopher (talk) 17:33, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

That would be a chord rather than a note. Still weird, though. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 17:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

An ignored homeopathic remedy[edit]

Whatever part of the chemicals of the container dissolve into the solution in the container. What could it 'cure'? Anna Livia (talk) 15:21, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

It obviously cures being stuck in a container. (Do not take while driving.)
Well, it would, if not for all of the container chemicals from the last few succussion and dilution steps actually existing, and therefore interfering with any action of the original molecules that have been properly diluted 100X.
At any rate, for decades now, scam artist companies have been taking advantage of homeopathy’s unregulated status to just sell random “natural” remedies. This seriously dilutes actual homeopathic research, which of course makes it better, which is why we know the answers to questions like yours.. — (talk) 07:09, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
"This seriously dilutes actual homeopathic research" That's pretty good!--Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 09:01, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Source for updates[edit]

If anyone wants to update this page periodically, has a running list of odd provings such as opposum, gila monster, dromedary milk, cannabis, and helium. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 17:57, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Getting source material[edit]

  1. Ensure suitable 'freestanding pointy metal object' placed a reasonable distance away and on a wet day collect rainwater running down 'standing stone(s) of choice' and then dilute this liquid to taste. No stones are hurt in this process, and rainwater is a thoroughly natural substance.
  1. Find a suitable 'pond with spiritual and other associations', wait for an appropriately clear sky with astronomical object of choice visible and do a bit of 'moonraking.' Anna Livia (talk) 18:31, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
The best-known manufacturer of these devices is Sharply Collecting Astronomy with Metal (SCAM). CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 12:37, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

The pointy metal object is there to serve as a lightning conductor - and with the ponds do not consume too much moonshine (of any kind). Anna Livia (talk) 17:24, 4 October 2019 (UTC)