Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Hampshire Legislature Funds Naturopathic Therapeutic Nonsense (2012)

here, I cite from recent reporting regarding now-mandatory insurance coverage for naturopathic junk like homeopathy in New Hampshire [see 001., below]; then, I show an absurd claim the naturopathic state association makes regarding that fake therapy, and the Randi Million Dollar Challenge that dares homeopaths to PROVE IT [see 002., below]:

001. New Hampshire Public Radio reports in "NH Senate Approves Reimbursements for Naturopaths" (2012-05-16) [saved 2012-05-16]:

"doctors of naturopathic medicine would be reimbursed by health insurance companies under a bill passed by the New Hampshire Senate [...] supporters argued it was a matter of fairness because insurers already reimburse other health care providers for providing the same services. Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, said the bill would save money in the long term by reducing the need for more expensive medical care.Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the body's own healing powers [coded vitalism...it] now goes to the governor";

Note: what is fair about falsehood?  That SAVES money?  IDIOTS.

002. the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:

002.a. in "Classical Homeopathy in Naturopathic Practice" [vsc 2012-05-16] written by Kristy Fassler ND, DHANP:

"homeopathy is the art and science of healing based on the law of similars or like cures like."

Note: bullshit:
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002.b. in "Kristy L Fassler, ND, DHANP" [vsc 2012-05-16]:

"Kristy L Fassler, ND, DHANP. Naturopathic medicine and homeopathy.  Dr. Kristy Fassler received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine degree from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle. She is board certified [a naturopathic board] in classical homeopathy and presents her clinical findings at conferences and writes articles for professional homeopathic journals. She treats most patients with a homeopathic remedy and often other indicated natural treatment modalities. She has served on the New Hampshire Board of Naturopathic Examiners since 1995, including three years as chairperson. Dr. Fassler has appeared in the media, including national television, to share the role naturopathic medicine plays in health care. North Coast Family Health 500 Market St. #1F Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 427-6800 Fax: (603) 427-2801 Website: www.naturopathic-doctors.com".

Note: again, that science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy claim.  Give me a break.  And, of course, the Examiners are the ones self-regulating nonsense.  ND Fassler also tells us on her own web page that homeopathy is supposedly a science.  It should be easy to collect a million dollars then.

003. overall:

naturopathy has increasing license to engage through and be reimbursed for false claims.
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