Thursday, April 21, 2011

Homeopathy Is Insane (Denying It Makes It So)

Oh, take my word for it, Mr. - that's all we're giving you:
A New Plymouth doctor says a medical researcher's claim that homeopathy is crazy is a "national scandal".

Dr Joe Rozencwajg, of Natura Medica Ltd, has been practising natural medicine in New Plymouth for 10 years and said homeopathy can be successful.

"We (homeopaths) know what we are doing, we are properly trained and we should be given the minimum respect we deserve."
Oh, get off it - you're a friggin' water salesman posing as a physician! "Properly trained" my ass. Listen to me, you delusional fool:

When we start to give your kind anything more than the minimum respect (like that which a cat accords a mouse) then, and only then, will there be a problem.

Oh, and be sure to watch for the first homeopathic authority in this broadcast, a woman who does something that's becoming quite familiar,...


  1. Emotional Release, & Quantum Theta Energy Healing

    “Quantum Theta Energy Healing” (QTEH pronounced 'cutie');
    is the description for a phenomenon where many irrational beliefs are justified by an obfuscatory reference to quantum physics. Usually this is a focus on some sort of "energy field", "probability wave", or "wave-particle duality" that magically turns thoughts into something tangible that can directly affect the universe. This concept is most notably pushed by James Hyman the so called “founder” of “Quantum Theta Energy Healing” (QTEH). Several individuals have turned quantum woo into a career, such as Deepak Chopra, who often presents ill-defined concepts of quantum physics as proof for God and other magical thinking.
    When an idea seems too crazy to believe, the proponent often makes an appeal to quantum physics as the explanation. This is a New Age version of God of the gaps.
    The root of the issue is an attempt to piggy-back on the success and legitimacy of science by claiming quack ideas are rooted in accepted concepts in physics, combined with utter misunderstanding of these concepts and a sense of wonder at the amazing magic these misunderstandings would imply if true.
    Proponents of quantum woo are affected by the interaction of neural-energy and their natural bozon field, which results in the creation of one moron and the decay of two neurons. The moron has a half-life of 35-40 years.

    The New Age fascination with quantum mechanics seems to date to the mid to late 1970s and the books The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav and The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra , both of which were received poorly by the physics community, but embraced by those who needed an all-purpose explanation for their woo; as a result, quantum woo is invoked by alties and woo-pushers as much as Nikola Tesla is by crackpot inventors. Popular culture movies such as The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know? have also appealed to such concepts. Some of the less credible Neopagan authors, including Silver Ravenwolf, have begun doing the same thing. Of course anyone who reads a newspaper or watches TV news knows exactly what is currently happening to the proponents of “The Secret.”The trial of James Arthur Ray, author of The Secret is currently ongoing. What unfortunate timing for those quack meisters currently pushing quantum theta energy healing" (QTEH).

  2. Quantum Theta Deep Emotional Release Energy Healing Is Bunk!

    Actual Origin

    Although the Hyman’s claim to be the founders, this practice is merely a new take on a series of much older scams. These are known by a variety of names.

    1) Imperial Qi Gong. This is a method taught by Dr. Warner Chen, a proponent of Human Resources Chi Gong, Marrow Cleansing Chi Gong, and Quantum Leap Chi Gong therapy. Apparently, Imperial Qi Gong as well as “Quantum Theta or Deep Emotional Release Bodywork” is Mr. Hymans variation of Qigong therapy.

    2) Vibrational Medicine a/k/a energetic medicine, energetics medicine, energy medicine, subtle-energy medicine, vibrational healing & vibrational therapies. The main "tenet" is that humans are "dynamic energy systems." Its premises include the following; (a) Health and illness originate in "subtle energy systems." (b) These systems coordinate the "life-force" and the "physical body." (c) Emotions, spirituality, and environmental factors affect the "subtle energy systems." Vibrational medicine embraces "chakra rebalancing & absent healing. Absent Healing is best defined by the respected scientist James Raso. Dr. Raso who holds both a Masters Degree in Science & a Doctorate in Dietetics) defines absent healing in the Expanded Dictionary of Metaphysical Healthcare under the heading; Unnaturalistic Methods. Dr. Raso's generally accepted definition is; 1. Alleged treatment of a patient not in the practitioner's vicinity through magic, meditation, prayer, "spirit doctors," or telepathy. 2. A form of faith healing that supposedly involves the projection of "positive healing energy."

  3. The sysops who practice so called "quantum theta energy healing" are concerned about cashing in on peoples fears of psychiatric disorders, psychological disorders & a link between their money grubbing work and healing even though the concepts are utterly unrelated and have nothing in common other than the word healing.
    Based on this comically misguided premise, and perhaps a mistrust of science in general (derived from their opposition to the scientific theories of traditional healing), they attempt to denigrate the science of psychiatry, psychology and other generally accepted scientific based emotional healing as part of an agenda against the traditional science of psychiatry & psychology.

    As a result, the practitioners of so called "quantum theta energy healing" espouse information about their sham practices which are riddled with incorrect interpretations, distortions of fact and elementary errors.

  4. Why Testimonials Of “Quantum Theta Energy Healing” Are Bunk!

    “Testimonials” are personal accounts of someone’s experiences with a therapy. They are generally subjective: “I felt better,” “I had more energy,” “I wasn’t as nauseated,” “The pain went away,” and so on. Testimonials are inherently selective. People are much more likely to talk about their “amazing cure” than about something that didn’t work for them. The proponents of “alternative” methods such as the Hyman’s so called “Quantum Theta Energy Healing” can, of course, pick which testimonials they use. For example, let’s suppose that if 100 people are sick, 50 of them will recover on their own even if they do nothing. So, if all 100 people use a certain therapy, half will get better even if the treatment doesn’t do anything. These people could say “I took a quantum theta energy healing session & my disease went away!” This would be completely honest, even though the therapy had done nothing for them. So, testimonials are useless for judging treatment effectiveness. For all we know, those giving the testimonial might be the only people who felt better. Or, suppose that of 100 patients trying a therapy, 10 experienced no change, 85 felt worse, and 5 felt better. The five who improved could quite honestly say that they felt better, even though nearly everyone who tried the remedy stayed the same or got worse!

  5. Homeopathy is crap, crap, crap!

    I was dating a girl for a while. I knew she was a bit nutty, but she was fun. Anyway, one day she brought up homeopathy and how it helped her through some kind of sickness. I asked her if she realized the only slight benefit of homeopathy is placebo effect. She got real defensive, and refused to have a rational discussion. She believed it worked, and that was that. I tried to explain that homeopathic "medicine" is essentially water, but she wouldn't hear it.

    I broke it off when I learned she was into reiki as well.

  6. Tuna,

    I was NOT ready for that last line and burst out laughing so hard I almost broke a tooth! Thanks - I needed it.

    Sorry I haven't written you sooner but, well, things get complicated - and still are. But I'ma gather your emails together soon and answer them one by one. Promise:

    I really enjoy your company.