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Post-Show Homeopathy Links

Posted in links by Desiree on September 20, 2008

Thanks to all the callers to today’s show. Fantastic questions! And thanks so much, Jessica, for agreeing to be on the show.

Some of the sources I used for today’s show were:

Skeptical Article on Quackwatch

Study on homeopathy from the National Centre for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Mention of homeopathic practitioner’s wish for self-regulation

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  1. Jessica said, on September 28, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Who says homeopathy isn’t scientific? Here is a sampling of the
    scientific literature:

    J. Benveniste, B. Arnoux and L. Hadji, ‘Highly dilute antigen
    increases coronary flow of isolated heart from immunized guinea-pigs’,
    FASEB Journal, 1992; 6: A1610. Also presented at ‘Experimental Biology
    – 98 (FASEB)’, San Francisco, 20 April 1998.
    E. Davenas et al. ‘Human basophil degranulation triggered by very
    dilute antiserum against IgE’, Nature¸ 1988; 333 (6176): 816-8.
    J. Benveniste, et. al., ‘Digital recording/transmission of the
    cholinergic signal,’ molecular signal,’ FASEB Journal, 1996, 10:
    Y. Thomas, ‘Direct transmission to cells of a molecular signal
    (phorbol myristate acetate, PMA) via an electronic device,’ FASEB
    Journal, 1995; 9: A227;
    J. Aissa et al., ‘Molecular signalling at high dilution or by means
    of electronic circuitry’, Journal of Immunology’,1993; 150: 146A;
    J. Aissa, ‘Electronic transmission of the cholinergic signal’,
    FASEB Journal, 1995; 9: A683;
    (For full listing of papers, see http://www.digibio.com ).
    A.H. Frey, ‘Electromagnetic filed interactions with biological
    system’, FASEB Journal, 1993; 7: 272.
    M. Bastide et al., ‘Activity and chronopharmacology of very low doses
    of physiological immune inducers,’ Immunology Today, 1985; 6: 234-5.
    P.C.Endler et al., ‘Transmission of hormone information by
    non-molecular means’, FASEB Journal, 1994; 8: A400;
    J. Sainte-Laudy and P. Belon, ‘Analysis of immunosuppressive activity
    of serial dilutions of histamines on human basophil activation by flow
    symmetry’, Inflammation Research, 1996; Suppl 1: S33-4.
    E.S.M. deLange deKlerk and J. Bloomer, ‘Effect of homeopathic
    medicine on daily burdens of symptoms in children with recurrent upper
    respiratory tract infections’, British Medical Journal, 1994;
    F.J.Master,’ A study of homoeopathic drugs in essential
    hypertension’, British Homeopathic Journal, 1987; 76: 120-1.

    It would seem that homeopathy works on resonances at the sub-quantum
    (and therefore sub-molecular) level: it’s not in Newtonian space, and so
    the materialist paradigm doesn’t explain it well. (But that doesn’t
    mean that it isn’t real.)

  2. Ian said, on September 29, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Since when is “British Homeopathic Journal” a good “peer-reviewed” source for info on the efficacy of homeopathy?

    That’s like asking creationists if their data holds up with other creationists.

    Also, there are no such things as “resonances at the sub-quantum level”, mainly because there is no such thing as a “sub-quantum level”.

    And, by “the materialist paradigm”, I assume you mean people who accept modern sciences, “materialists” DO incorporate quantum mechanics in explanations that require it – bullshit handwaving about “resonances” doesn’t make homoeopathy work.

    Here’s a good summary on the real science that completely discredits homoeopathy as nothing more than a perceived placebo effect (which has value, but not as a scam).

  3. Jessica said, on October 2, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Ian,

    Check out this link and enjoy!

    [audio src="http://www.innerhealth.us/download/TT/2/LMcTaggart_HHW_021608.mp3" /]

  4. Ian said, on October 2, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    All I’m hearing are a lot of buzz words about “energy fields” and “zero point fields” and other typical woo things. She claims evidence for homoeopathy but provides none.

    It’s a lot of talk about the cool things in physics, but a failure to actually understand them.

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