The Freiburg Declaration on Homeopathy.

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The Freiburg Declaration on Homeopathy.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:41 pm

A new piece from Dr Edzard Ernst. Just one quote....
We do not dispute the therapeutic effects of a homeopathic treatment. But they are unrelated to the specific homeopathic remedy. The perceived effectiveness of homeopathics is due to suggestion and auto-suggestion of the patient and the therapist. The mechanisms of such (self-) deceit are multi-fold but well-known and researched. Symptomatic improvements caused by context-effects must not be causally associated with the homeopathic remedy. We assume that many physicians and alternative practitioners using homeopathy are unaware of the existence and multitude of such mechanisms and are acting in good faith. This, however, does not alter the fact that their conclusions are wrong and thus potentially harmful.
http://edzardernst.com/2016/02/a-new-an ... omeopathy/

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Re: The Freiburg Declaration on Homeopathy.

Post by chaggle » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:50 am

bindeweede wrote:A new piece from Dr Edzard Ernst. Just one quote....
We do not dispute the therapeutic effects of a homeopathic treatment. But they are unrelated to the specific homeopathic remedy. The perceived effectiveness of homeopathics is due to suggestion and auto-suggestion of the patient and the therapist. The mechanisms of such (self-) deceit are multi-fold but well-known and researched. Symptomatic improvements caused by context-effects must not be causally associated with the homeopathic remedy. We assume that many physicians and alternative practitioners using homeopathy are unaware of the existence and multitude of such mechanisms and are acting in good faith. This, however, does not alter the fact that their conclusions are wrong and thus potentially harmful.
http://edzardernst.com/2016/02/a-new-an ... omeopathy/
That bit!! It should never be left out. :thumb: If people always remembered that it would be so much easier to explain the 'but it works on animals and children' thing.
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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