Tagged: Homeopathy

Sunday shorts, 1st April 2012. Awards, bullet-proof hard drives and more. - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 01, 2012

(Sorry, no April Fool’s joke here.) Congratulations to Zoe Hilton for her Unesco-L'Oreal International Fellowship who ’won one of three fellowships awarded to young women in the Asia Pacific region’. Well done! More details are in the New Zealand Unesco news page and the New Zealand Herald. There’s some wonderful historic … Read More

Sexual Re-orientation Achieved Using Homeopathy - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 01, 2012

In a breakthrough that is likely to be as controversial as it is incredible, researchers at a little known Texas research institute have revealed a chemical free cure for homosexuality based on the widely accepted therapeutic practice of homeopathy. ‘After years of thumping our remedies against a bible, we wondered what would happen if we actually used the bible IN … Read More

What is "Complementary and Alternative Medicine"? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 31, 2012

In Australia, the Friends of Science in Medicine have issued a challenge to Australian tertiary institutions to stop “offering courses in the health care sciences tat are not underpinned by sound scientific evidence“. This challenge, aimed specifically at tertiary organisations teaching what are commonly referred to as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has drawn strong reaction from those who … Read More

Homeopathy in Canada – the good, the bad and the ugly - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 19, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cA_oGiNTOk&feature=related Although this clip is a year old it is an interesting glimpse at the state of homeopathy in Canada, where it appears to have a strong hold though clearly, like New Zealand, very few people appear to understand what is in (or more accurately what ISN’T in) homeopathic remedies. It is good to see the media is investigating … Read More

Naturopathy = Outdated Science + Pseudoscience - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 31, 2012

Often when the topic of the various forms of pseudoscience come up, it is fairly easy to dismiss homeopathy, reiki etc as absurd therapies. However, when it comes to naturopathy, it often receives a free pass because part of this area includes the use of medicinal plants. However, I think it is about time this free pass was removed for … Read More

What is the Difference Between a Naturopath and a Homeopath? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 23, 2012

This week there have been several articles in the media about homeopathy, including one online at stuff.co.nz. In this article it was stated that 51% of New Zealanders believe in homeopathy, however, one commenter suggested that this could be because “”In general people don’t know what it[homeopathy] is. They get it confused with naturopathy. It’s not just members of … Read More

Do Earthquakes Affect Homeopathic Remedies? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 19, 2012

Over the past year and a half Christchurch has experienced over 9500 earthquakes. Some have been sustained over many seconds and been quite abrupt. This reminds me of the method used to prepare homeopathic remedies – solutions are hit against (succussed is the term homeopaths use for this) a bible or similar book a specific number of times in order to “potentate” the homeopathic remedy. Read More