Posted by That Other Mike on 06/01/2008
Oh, great. Let’s legitimise quackery:
A range of complementary therapies such as homeopathy and aromatherapy are to be regulated by a new body.
The Natural HealthCare Council is due to begin work in April. Currently, anyone can offer a complementary medicine service.
There should be a massive public education campaign about these junk treatments, telling people the truth – they don’t work and can’t work.
There is no such thing as “alternative” medicine: if something works and can be scientifically tested, it is medicine. If it doesn’t work except by the placebo effect, or it only works in anecdotes and the supposed efficacy disappears in scientific trials, it isn’t medicine.
This kind of shit really pissed me off. People are being hoodwinked by “alternative” or “complementary” practices which will only ever be effective by accident or psychology.