The funniest cartoon in the world – A Homeopathy Cartoon

Homeopathy cartoon

The above really tickled me. If you understand what Homeopathy claims to be then you will get it. But Homeopathy is just Herbal Medicine … right? Nope, not at all, it is something that is completely and utterly bizarre. It is not some ancient medicine, but instead is based on a series of strange ideas … Read more

Is the Placebo a useful medical intervention?

placebo

Alternative medicine is tagged “alternative” because it an intervention that has been demonstrated to not actually do anything medical beyond the placebo effect. Examples abound and include things such as Homeopathy, Reiki, etc… Let’s briefly review those. Examples of Alternative Medicine Homeopathy, dreamed up in 1792. It involves giving you a diluted substance to supposedly … Read more

The PSA emperor is Naked

homeopathy

It is perhaps now being increasingly appreciated by many people that Homeopathy is utter nonsense and does not work, and yet it has been granted accreditation by the UK’s Government run PSA (Professional Standards Authority). As a quick bit of background, just to be clear, homeopathy really is a sham and does not work … … Read more

Homeopathy: Treating 4 year old with saliva of a rabid dog

homeopathy

This is a story about homeopathy, or to be a tad more precise, is a story about the deployment of homeopathy that illustrates how the embrace of the idea is not just bizarre but also absurd. Rabid Dogs and Homeopathy The Washington Post reports it as follows … A Canadian naturopath claims she treated a … Read more

Homeopathy cancer paper withdrawn, lead authors arrested

homeopathy

Homeopathy is having a very bad week. Given the observation that there is no credible evidence that verifies that it actually works, then this is not a surprise. This week there have been two Homeopathy items that have popped up in the news cycle. Let’s briefly cover each in turn. The UK’s National Health Service is … Read more