Sunday, May 15, 2011

Connecticut's ND Gruber Claims Homeopathy as Biologically Active / Effective

here, I cite from a recent newspaper article whereby a New Canaan, Connecticut naturopath states that homeopathy is an effective allergy treatment [see 001., below]; and then from the web page of that ND whereby homeopathy is labeled effective [see 002., below]:

001. Melvin Mason reports in "New Canaan Physician Pushes Natural Allergy Cures" (2011-05-15)[saved 2011-05-15]:

"Dr. Gary Gruber [...] who also teaches naturopathic medicine at the University of Bridgeport [(his alma mater, actually)...] recommends [...] for people with longstanding allergy problems [...] homeopathic drops to desensitize the eyes."

Note: me thinks homeo. is being posed as specifically medicinal.

002. ND Gruber states in "Services" [vsc 2011-05-15]:

"I have effective therapies [...e.g.] homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body's self-healing response without side effects. This gentle, effective system of medicine is based on the principle that 'like cures like'. Homeopathy supports healing and does not interfere with conventional or pharmaceutical treatments."

Note: so, there is a claim of biological activity and efficacy / medicinality.  But, we know homeopathy in fact is so inert that its recommendation is considered unethical [deceptive] and further research is unwarranted [it's implausible].  Yet, at the University of Bridgeport, naturopathy is STILL labeled a "health science" [vsc 2011-05-15] and within it is homeopathy [vsc 2011-05-15].

naturopathy -- truly the reversal of all values / a strange land of [false] educational and clinical commerce.

perhaps the article should be titled "New Canaan Metaphysician Pushes Magic Beans and Unicorn Tears as Allergy Cures."

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