Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Australia's NHMRC States Homeopathy is Bunk, But AANP Falsely Poses It As "Medical Science"

here, I cite from recent reporting on 'the great therapeutic imposter, homeopathy' [see 001., below]; and then from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, who falsely pose homeopathy as scientifically supported and effective [see 002., below]:

001. Helen Davidson at The Guardian writes in "Homeopathy is Bunk, Study Says"(2014-04-08):

"homeopathy is no more effective than a placebo, according to an extensive study by a peak science body [...Australia's] National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) [...who stated] 'there is no reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective'";

ah, yeah.  Kind of like paying people to research the Easter Bunny.  I left naturopathy school in 2002 because I abhor homeopathy deceit. 

"Professor John Dwyer, an immunologist and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales [...] a co-founder of the scientific lobby group and watchdog Friends of Science in Medicine, said it was not ethical for people to prescribe a placebo and 'fool people', and said homeopathic preparations should be 'put away' once and for all [...]";

hear, hear.

"the report stated that 'not all evidence is of equal value,' dismissing anecdotal support for the effectiveness of homeopathy, and urged health professionals to be aware of the science and inform their patients [...]";

meanwhile, I often see NDs/NMDs latching on to one case or one weakly designed study and ignoring the big picture of 'evidence quality comparison.'  Weird, as always, for people who claim to be 'holistic' in terms of a big picture.

002. the AANP states in the 2012 archived and current "Zicam is Not Homeopathy":

"homeopathy is a 200 year-old medicinal science [...] studies of true homeopathy – the selection of the correct remedy for each individual case of disease – show both safety and effectiveness."

Note: BS galore.  Overall, this is another nail in the coffin for what is FUSED into naturopathy, homeopathy.  And this licensed falsehood keeps on walking down the road like a zombie corpse.
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