Friday, June 29, 2012
7 Arizona Naturopaths Claim Homeopathy is Highly Effective
here, I cite from an Arizona naturopathy practice and their absurd claim that empty pills = homeopathy is extremely effective [see 001., below]:
001. DiCampli, J. (NMD SCNM), Marchese, M. (NMD NCNM), Orona, S. (ND NCNM), Psenka, J. (ND SCNM), Purcell, A. (NMD SCNM), Retz, M. (ND SCNM), Tamburri, P. (NMD SCNM) of Longevity Medical Health Center state in "Homeopathic Medicine" [vsc 2012-06-29]:
"homeopathic medicine, or homeopathy, is a holistic system of medicine [...] homeopathy is a highly effective treatment for both acute and chronic conditions ranging from allergies and migraines to depression and concentration problems. It is extremely safe and can, therefore, be used with all age groups, including infants."
Note: so, that's quite an efficacy claim. Except for the fact that empty remedies are not medicine or treatment, and therein cannot be highly effective for the diseases listed. I do agree it is extremely safe, but it is WRONG in so many ways. The alma maters of these naturopaths also state this absurd efficacy claim.
NCNM has, apparently, a blog / wiki page, wherein it is written "Samuel Hahnemann demonstrated many historical contributions to the science of homeopathy; establishing it as an effective and substantial means of cure of disease."
SCNM has a page that states "homeopathy is really quite extraordinary. It is safe, gentle, non-toxic, and amazingly effective for people of all ages."
wrong in terms of efficacy.
002. speaking of WRONG, these same naturopaths' web page "Acupuncture" [vsc 2012-06-29; my comments are in unquoted bold] states:
"acupuncture [...is] the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints or acupuncture points) for therapeutic purposes [...]";
except there are no such anatomical points. They are imaginary.
"the acupoints (acupuncture points) are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (qi) in the body to restore health [...] acupuncture is used to regulate or correct the flow of qi to restore health [...]";
except qi doesn't actually exist.
Note: and such is the nonsense that makes up so much of the essentially naturopathic. The skeptics' label that, these days, has become synonymous with such 'magic beans and unicorn tears' is witchcraft.