Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We're Determined To Pin This Stuff Down

"Many 'alternative' practitioners encourage their patients (or their parents) to ignore any 'skepticism' they may hear about the treatments. The practitioners’ explanations vary slightly, but generally revolve around the theme that the 'mainstream' medical community and/or 'Big Pharma' either refuse to acknowledge the 'truth' or – more ominously – know the truth but are covering it up to protect their profits or to prevent lawsuits and embarrassment.

This serves to prevent any information about the efficacy, safety or even plausibility of the treatment from interfering with the relationship between the 'alternative' practitioner and their prey…I mean, their patients."

-- Prometheus, giving us the inside dope on the modern practice of oogah-boogah voodoo, which one could call A Photon In The Darkness.

"One of the best parts about being an 'alternative' medical practitioner must be the ability to just make it up as you go along. For example, if a patient shows improvement after trying the 'alternative' therapy, it was the therapy that made them better – score! If they get worse…..it’s the 'toxins' coming out – score! It’s a win-win world – at least for the practitioner. There are a lot of variations on this theme, but they all share a common feature: no matter what is happening to the patient, it’s a sign that the therapy is working."

-- Prometheus, giving us more of the inside dope on the modern practice of oogah-boogah voodoo, which I will call A Photon In The Darkness.

Hat Tip: Respectful Insolence

1 comment:

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