Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Alternative Medicine Awareness

As described in this Telegraph article, A Department of Health Report in the U.K. is recommending measures to "stamp out poor practice among herbalists". Unfortunately is sounds like a similar plan to requiring the licensing of  psychics. Especially since any practice of CAM can be described as "poor", since it is useless.

The article says there are ~2,000 herbalists working in the U.K., and the CAM market earns 200-million pounds a year (that's probably like $50, right?). The report plainly states that there is "little evidence for many of their claims". Yet they recommend that practitioners study for honors degrees in herbal medicine or acupuncture, or otherwise demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge. How about proving that it works first?



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DS said...

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1) What, specifically, does the "highest frequency of any natural substance know" mean? Do the oil atoms vibrate faster than other carbon chains? This makes no sense.

2) Why would you assume that high frequency stuff would be good for you?

3) If essential oils create an environment in which bacteria cannot live, isn't this a bad thing since it is known that we require bacteria in our digestive tracts for survival? (note - I am not admitting that the oils work this way, just addressing your claim).

4) Why do you make so many different claims? Does the oil kill disease? Or does it stimulate immune response? And again, what does "frequency" have to do with these mechanisms?

5) "They are rated as having the most powerful immune-stimulating properties of any natural substance known to man" by whom?

I have more questions, but that's enough for now. Please do not respond with more jargon. But if you want to respond to any of these specific points, feel free.


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DS said...

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