Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Irish Times on Homeopathy "Nonsense"

here, criticism of homeopathy:

001. Brian Boyd reports, @irishtimes.com, in "Brian Boyd: Goodbye and Good Riddance to the Nonsense of Homeopathy" (2016-11-23):

"in what can only be described as an 'intervention', the US government ruled this week that homeopathy treatments will now be held to the same advertising standards as other products claiming health benefits.  This ruling means that, shortly in the US, all homeopathic products will have to include the statements 'there is no scientific evidence backing homeopathic health claims' and 'homeopathic claims are based only on theories from the 1700s that are not accepted by modern medical experts' if they are to be stocked in chemist’s shops.  One nutcase 'medicine' down, just 999 to go. With the wind in our sails, we can now proceed to shine the light of medical proof and scientific rigor into the eyes of other magical treatments: aromatherapy, reiki, chiropractic, reflexology, acupuncture etc.  If homeopathy having its feet held to the fire means this whole supernatural house of cards collapses, then maybe we can reclaim autonomy over our health and well being and govern ourselves by the principles of universally accepted expert medical and scientific knowledge – all washed down with lashings of common sense [...]"; 

hear, hear.
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