World Homeopathy Awareness Week

April 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm (Homeopathy) (, , , , , )

From 10th to 16th April, we are in World Homeopathy Awareness Week. I thought I’d do my bit to help raise awareness. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Write About Alternative Medicine? Part Two: Entertainment

January 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm (Alternative Medicine, Homeopathy, Kadir Buxton Method, Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , )

Part one of this series of posts was a po-faced commentary on the uncritical promotion of alternative medicine in the mainstream media. I pointed out the poor reporting of non-mainstream therapies, the inaccuracy and the incompleteness of press articles. I argued that this was a worthy reason for blogging about alternative medicine.

Another reason is that of entertainment. Proponents of alternative medicine might be wrong, but some of their ideas are fascinating. And, occasionally, hilarious. Read the rest of this entry »

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You Couldn’t Make It Up: Paper Remedies

February 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm (Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy) (, , , , )

Let’s face it, homeopathy is ludicrous… Read the rest of this entry »

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Homeopathy: Extraordinary Claims And Excuses

February 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm (Homeopathy) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Homeopathy makes perhaps the most extraordinary claims of any branch of alternative medicine, yet the extraordinary evidence required for such claims has not been provided. In fact, homeopaths have trouble providing ordinary evidence that their treatments work. What they are quite good at is providing excuses… Read the rest of this entry »

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MHRA Review: Homeopathy

February 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm (Homeopathy) (, , , , , , , )

As Zeno has pointed out, the MHRA are conducting a review of UK medicines legislation. As part of this, the MHRA are looking at aspects of the regulation of homeopathy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Homeopathy and the NHS

July 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm (Alternative Medicine, government, Homeopathy) (, , , )

A letter to my MP regarding the government response to the Select Committee’s evidence check on homeopathy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Homeopathy Awareness Week 2010

April 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm (Homeopathy) (, , , , )

It is currently WHAW – World Homeopathy Awareness Week – so let’s be aware. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cochrane Reviews of Homeopathy

February 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm (Alternative Medicine, Homeopathy) (, , , , , , , , , )

Is there enough evidence in favour of homeopathy for it to be used for ADHD, asthma, or dementia? The best way to find out is probably to conduct a systematic review. Fortunately, someone has already done this for each of these conditions – and for others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Homeopathic Confusion

January 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm (Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

There are likely to be many reasons why consumers choose to buy homeopathic remedies. The marketing of homeopathy as “natural and gentle” probably helps. I suspect that ignorance and confusion also play a part. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Defence Of Bloodletting

December 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, Good Science, Homeopathy) (, , , , , , )

Bloodletting is sometimes used as an example of a medical treatment that we once thought plausible, but now view as ridiculous. It is compared with chiropractic, homeopathy, and other “Alternative Medicine” disciplines in order to ridicule them. However, we might have been unfair. It appears that bloodletting may actually be more valuable than the Alt Med treatments it is compared to. Read the rest of this entry »

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