Tagged: naturopathy

Naturopathy vs Science - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 03, 2014

Today Wellington’s Dominion Post newspaper ran a piece of (in my opinion..) misleading propaganda they passed of as a cartoon which can be summed up as naturopathy vs science. I assume it is in response to the bad press that homeopathy received last week after Green Party MP Steffan Browning signed a petition calling for … 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Naturopathy = Outdated Science + Pseudoscience - Molecular Matters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

Complexity and Health — A Rant - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 14, 2010

To shamelessly butcher a great H2G2 quote: Biology is complicated. Really complicated. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly complicated it is. I mean you may think it’s complicated to do the morning crossword, but that’s just peanuts to biology. This may seem trivially obvious, I mean we don’t compare things to brain surgery [...] … Read More

Pharmacy Customers Perception of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pharmacies - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 05, 2010

Going through the papers cluttering my inbox I found this survey of Australian pharmacy customers relating to their use of CAM and their impressions of how pharmacists should approach the subject. Regular readers of Sciblogs may remember a kerfuffle earlier in the year regarding the sale of homeopathic remedies in pharmacies, I and others were [...] … Read More