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Something I just had to pass along.

For the last year or so I’ve suffered, off and on, from itching in my left ear canal. It can be maddening. The sensation is of a little bug crawling around in there. My doctor has examined it several times, and there is no bug, no hair, no excess earwax. It’s entirely a nerve phenomenon.

So I got some earache drops. They seemed to help, after I’d stuck a wad of cotton in the ear to hold the drops in.

Then I decided to take a look at the drops. In small type it said “Homeopathic.” Wow, alarm bells went off. I regard homeopathy as not just quack medicine, but worse than no medicine at all. Killer medicine, if you will. I believe it has killed countless people who otherwise might have sought out something that will actually help.

The list of ingredients is fascinating:

First, there is Belladonna, (less than .00000000000001% Alkaloids). Unless I miscounted, that is one ten-trillionth part. But it gets better. Compared to the other stuff in these drops, that is an INSANELY high concentration. There actually might BE a single molecule of Belladonna in one drop.

The others are Calcarea Carbonica (basically, ground up clam shells), Chamomilla (extract of daisies), Lycopodium (a type of moss), Pulsatilla (another flower), and Sulphur.

Homeopaths use a dilution scale certified by the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) known as the C-scale. 1C means 1:100. 3C is 1: 10 to the minus 6. In the topsy-turvy world of homeopathy the weaker the solution, the more powerful it is. So the Belladonna is actually doing me no good at all. It would need to be MUCH more dilute to have any effect.

All those other ingredients are supposedly present in my eardrops at a concentration of 30C. That is one part in 10 to the -60th. That is super, SUPER powerful, to these people. The only higher strength is 200C, or ten to the -400th. A googol, a VERY large number, if you were wondering, is only 10 to the 100th power.

The Wiki article points out this: at 30C it would require giving 2,000,000,000 doses per second to 6,000,000,000 people for 4,000,000,000 years to deliver a SINGLE MOLECULE of the original elixir to any person at all. I’m not making this up. The planet has suffered at least six major extinction events in the last 4 billion years, including the one that killed off the dinosaurs. It boggles the mind. And here we all should have been slamming back billions of bottles per second, 24/7.

I am astonished and angry that Walgreen’s is selling this water with nothing in it, and at around $8 for .4 fluid oz. Fred Meyer is selling it, too, and I’ll bet CVC and Safeway and Rite-Aid and all the other big pharmacies are, too. This garbage should be restricted to the sort of stores where health lunatics shop, not out there on the public shelves where normal people might be tricked into buying it. It seems that a drop of glycerin or hydrogen peroxide would probably do me some good, but the real cure is actually simple: It’s the cotton wad. When it’s in contact with the itchy spot it makes it stop itching. Simple as that.

Must see the Homeopathic Hospital here, my friends. They can’t seem to figure out why so many patients are dying on them, considering the heroic efforts they spend on them.

Vancouver, WA
January 25, 2017