...and so homeopathy is a cure-all

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snusser (May 01, 2014, 21:01:23 PM):
Okay, this thread is a bit old, and this is my first post but thought I would share a bit on homoeopathy.

This has affected two people close to me the past 3-4 months.

The one is a friend who has a child with medical condition. I don't want to go into detail, to protect the child's privacy, but it is basically neurological. It is interesting to observe the interplay between the gullible and the predators. Basically it seems like the homoeopath plays on the "patient"'s desire for a quick and easy answer, and faith more than anything. The child has now been diagnosed with a "dirty" stomach and "dirty" blood and put on a gluten free diet and given, I think, paw paw extract. And also taken off his medication. It is interesting to me that the parent let slip that this homoeopath was so much cheaper than a doctor, and had the "right" answer. As a third party I finally convinced the friend to put the child back on medication. All the other bull is still on going, just the other day the friend complained about the cost of gluten free pasta to me. Funny thing was that this homoeopath was recommended by a school.

The other is an older adult who has degenerative neurological issues. With the one breath the homoeopath (a different one) is praised while with the other conventional medication is mentioned. My knowledge on the situation is not as clear the first case, but I had similar knowledge of the same homoeopath "complementary" treating someone with cancer.

Now it seems to me that what these people need are psychiatrists who can deal with their issues more professionally and offer them more concrete solutions and coping mechanisms, instead of a passing good feeling.

It is a shame that good money is being wasted, after no more than charismatic charlatans with a veneer of medical respectability.

I wonder if a name and shame is maybe in order?
BoogieMonster (May 01, 2014, 22:11:58 PM):
Hi, and welcome dude(tte).

This is child abuse. In any sensible world these people would be reported and arrested. Alas, we do not live in a sensible world.

I know first hand, I accused a cow-orker of this exact thing because of his refusal to give his child conventional medicine. Happiness was not to be had be sure about that.

You want to name and shame, go ahead. Just beware the backlash could be more than you could handle.

Again, we do not live in a sensible world, things aren't going to go your way just because you are right.

ps. Not just money being wasted, but human lives.

Faerie (August 15, 2014, 07:04:12 AM):
And now this - homeopathic cure for Ebola....

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This latest cure comes from Ken Oftedal, a Norwegian Physicist with a keen interest in natural medicine. He prefaces his cure by claiming that:


“With dangerous large-scale epidemics, such as Ebola could turn out to be, the medical establishment is more often than not caught unprepared, as vaccines and/or successful treatment take time to develop and the logistics involved in distribution can be insurmountable.

“Therefore, you may be left to your own devices, in which case alternative self-treatment, in particular, homeopathy, would be your only hope of survival.”

With this in mind, Oftedal derived what he believes is an effective remedy for Ebola. The cure goes as follows.

"What you need:
1. A face mask and gloves

2. Two bottles (50 ml up to 500 ml glass or plastic bottles) with caps

3. Clean water (mineral or tap water)

4. An Ebola sample: some spit or other disease product, such as blood, from a person infected with Ebola, or who is suspected sick with it.

Any small quantity will do, even a pinhead.

5. An alcoholic liquid, such as whisky, brandy, rum, etc.

6. Half an hour of your time"




http://www.health24.com/Natural/News/Website-publishes-homeopathic-Ebola-cure-20140814

it would appear that they removed the "cure" from the website, but methinks the damage might have already been done amongst the sheeple.
Mefiante (August 15, 2014, 10:39:11 AM):
One of the glaring deficiencies of formal education is that once you’ve earned a qualification (degree, diploma, etc.), you cannot be stripped of it, no matter how badly you pervert your learning.

Natural News and Ken Oftedal both deserve their own mandatory health warning. It’s a pity that there’s no medically equivalent criminal offence to obstruction of justice, say obstruction of wellbeing.

'Luthon64

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