MNC, I was really saddened to read your post #11. To put down a therapy with such condemnation, because it didn't work for you, is unfair to all the highly qualified Homeopaths who have successfully treated their patients & improved those patients chronic health problems & for which, those patients are extrememly grateful. It would have been far better to just state "that it didn't work for you, despite numerous different remedies you had been prescribed." I think it would be fair to express your disappointment & the fact that you had spent a lot of money which you could ill afford, & now regret spending. It might be even be fair to suggest "that you wished you had chosen to spend that money on more traditional treatment (or a different alternative therapy, if you are against mainstream medical treatment). My words are purely to defend Homeopathy & allied Alternative therapies, not to insult or "put down" a member's opinion. I do believe it's a patient right to express their disappointment in their chosen treatment (which does not work for them). I do not think it is fair to speak so harshly about a therapy (which didn't work for you). I am a person of open mind about many health matters & treatments. I am extremely open & receptive to anything positive & helpful in improving one's Mind, Body & Spirit - even if success is achieved by a therapy which I do not understand or believe in, myself. I try not to be prejudiced or unkind (in my words & actions), because I feel each person is responsible for their choices in life. So I hope I make my thoughts quite clear. I wish to defend Homeopathy & Alternative Therapies (in general). I, personally, think there is a time & place in illness treatment for some of these alternative therapies. I have a lot of admiration for these highly trained professionals (in their desire to treat illness without the side effects that more traditional prescription drugs have on some sensitive individuals). There would be many patients who have had great success with Homeopathy & have been pleased to share their success, and for them I feel great joy & happiness. Life is too short to allow anger & other negative emotions to cloud your mind, & judgement in future choices. Treatment is not just about the practitioner. It's about the patient/practitioner relationship too. We are all unique & while one therapy may not work for you, this does not mean it doesn't work. This means that it didn't work for you with that particular therapist, on that particular occasion. If you have tried hundreds of different Homeopathic remedies, then that suggests to me that this form of treatment is not for you. If Homeopathy worked for everyone, we would all be well & not have chronic illness. I suggest if you're interested in going down the alternative therapy path, you do some more research & ask around. You may find a different therapy that suits you better, is more in tune with your expectations, & is more successful in treating your particular symptoms. But the important thing is to keep searching & never give up Hope. A qualified medical professional is only as good as his training & experience, but a true Healer has the gift of life & an intuitive knowledge of the body's strengths & weakness. A true Healer (orthodox westerm medical doctor or alternative therapist) uses his gifts wisely & with genuine compassion for his patient. For all the different specialists & practitioners I've seen, I'd say each of them has their failings & successes. You just have to keep searching, being pro-active & keep an open mind. In the years to come, it may be a Nobel Prize winning scientist who cures you (or the Homeopathic "scammer" who moves into the house next door).