Friday, October 19, 2012

Homeopathy the "Gentle Science" Claims Linda Nelson c2012

here, I cite from a Grand Junction Free Press article falsely labeling homeopathy "science" [see 001., below]: then, I remind all of the humongous scientific consensus regarding this pseudotherapy [see 002., below]:

001. homeopath Linda Nelson writes in "Nelson: A Homeopathic Approach to Curing Epidemics" [vsc 2012-10-19; my comments are in unquoted bold]:

"a complementary/alternative form of medicine  [CAM...] homeopathic remedies are a very gentle science [...]";

yes, a science subset homeopathy claim for this CAM.  So shall we say sCAM!  The 's' stands for supposed, here.

"[...] how does homeopathy fit into the epidemic picture? [...]";

yes, she is claiming that homeopathy CURES diseases that become epidemic.

"in 1918 there was an influenza [...] one of the few remedies that had a positive reaction to the flu is called 'crolatus horridus' and is rattlesnake venom [...]";

I cannot help myself so I have to ask: snake oil???

 "this specific remedy is also beneficial for strep A, the flesh-eating bacteria, yellow fever, the plague, cholera and scarlet fever. [] stop[s] internal bleeding [...] as well as vomiting [...]";

that's quite a list.  A specific remedy with panacea-like effect.

"these are only a few of the modern day epidemic threats and their homeopathic remedies [...]";

go on...

"hantavirus [use] Pyrogenium, Baptisia tinctoria, Rhus toxicodendron, Arsenicum album;

Lyme disease [use] Arsenicum album, Antipyrinum, Belladonna, Mercurius vivus, Rhus toxicodendron;

whooping cough [use] Drosera rotundifolia, Pertussis nosode, Antimonium tarticum, Hepar Sulphuris, Aconitum napellus, Belladonna atropa;

strep A [use...] Crolatus horridus, Lachesis muta, Aconitum napellus, Arsenicum album, Rhus toxicodendron, Pyrogenium, Sepsis-nosode;

measles and mumps [use] Abrotanum Artemisia, Aconitum napellus, Belladonna atropa, Bromium, Carbo vegetablis, Lachesis muta, Rhus toxicodendron;

West Nile virus [use] Belladonna atropa, Bryonia alba, Phosphorus, Sulphur;

small pox [use] Vaccininum, Variolinum, Antimonium tarticum, Baptisia tinctoria, Belladonna, Bryonia alba, Carbolicum acidum, Hepar Sulphuris, Kali bichromicum, Mercurius sulphuricus;

anthrax [use] Anthracinum nosode, Arsenicum album, Lachesis muta, Secale cornutum, Bryonia alba, Phosphorus, Carbo Vegetablis, Baptisia tinctoria, Pyrogenium, Nitric acidum, Ipecac;

plague [use] Pestinum-nosode, Arsenicum album, crolatus horridus, Lachesis muta, Naja tripudians, Phosphorus, Mercurius vivus, Nitricum acidum;

botulism and bioterrorism attack [use] Botulinum - nosode, Gelsemium sempervirens, Arsenicum album, Carbolicum acidum, Nux vomica , Phosphorus;

nerve and chemical agent attack [use...] Arsenicum album, Belladonna atropa, Gelsemium sempervirens, Mercurius vivus, Digitalis purpurea, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla nigricans;

nicotinic effects [use] Belladonna atropa, Cuprum metallicum, Phosphorus, Arsenicum album, Sulphur;

 behavioral and psychological changes [use] Belladonna atropa, Hyoscyamus niger, Stramonium datura, Opium, Mercurius vivus, Phosphorus; 
cardiovascular symptoms [use] Digitalis purpurea, Veratrum album, Phosphorus, Aconitum napellus, Cratageus oxyacantha; 
ocular (eye) symptoms [use] Belladonna atropa, Aconitum napellus, Pulsatilla nigricans, Arsenicum album, Rhus toxicodendron [...]";

yes, really, the homeopath claims that homeopathy is excellent for all these VERY serious things.

"if there is an epidemic, pandemic or influenza the facts are the stores will be wiped out of remedies within minutes [...]";

they work THAT GOOD!  According to this homeopaths supposed FACTS.

002. and yet, when rigorously scientifically scrutinized, we know:

homeopathy doesn't work.  And that homeopathy is SO IMPLAUSIBLE that further research is not recommended.

Note: and yet, though totally scientifically refuted, we also know that the North American naturopathy racket is fused to homeopathy, to such an extent that homeopathy is on their board exams and like this homeopath, therein incorrectly labeled "science".

and today it has been reported that a UK woman who only used homeopathy on her German shepherds has been banned from having pets due to the extreme suffering she has caused them.  Now, if homeopathy can' t cure mange, can it really do anything for much more virulent things?  Amazing, too, that homeopaths who espouse pseudotherapeutic nonsense for people are NOT PROSECUTED but dogs have much more legal protection!
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