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Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel refused to take medication for his Parkinson's because he felt it reduced his mental acuity and feared it would interfere with/cause him to forget his learning.
This link lays out all the relevant points is for using homeopathic medicines http://www.koltorah.org/ravj/14-37_Medicines_that_Contain_Non-Kosher_Ingredients_or_Chametz_4.htm
The prohibition of using electricity is partially Rabbinic, partially not. (This is not to imply that Rabbinic prohibitions are unimportant). However, there is a rule that if someone is sick (for certain degrees of illness) then Rabbinic prohibitions are permitted (are relaxed). This is not because they are unimportant but because when they were enacted in ...
Wikipedia includes this sentence in its article on homeopathy: The low concentration of homeopathic remedies, which often lack even a single molecule of the diluted substance, has been the basis of questions about the effects of the remedies since the 19th century. If there is not a single molecule of a non-kosher ingerdient, what possible ...
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