You may have heard of Judith Acosta. She’s one of the dreaded Huffington Post‘s resident blogwarts and pimps H2Omeopathy on a fairly regular basis. Yes, I know all the articles in HuffPo’s Healthy Living section should be tagged May Contain Nuts, but Acosta has been trying really hard at beefing up her cognitive dissonance. Try this quote:
Because to be honest: I have. After all, everyone knows about the mythical meridians, but is that all this particular brand of exotic woo has to offer? Cackling gleefully, we prise open the lid.
High blood pressure affects half of people with diabetes in the UK, can acupuncture help? says the headline. Now, you and I know that the answer is “no”, but the woomeisters will conclude the opposite. The paper in question is here and immediately raised the following question in my untutored mind: where’s the fucking control group?
I’ve already done a FAQ by taking a real, typical homeopath’s FAQ and correcting it to bring it in line with reality. I’ve also written posts covering homeopathic remedies, from ingredient via proving to final product. They’ll be linked to at the foot of this post, which I intend to keep short and sweet. My usual writing style has been known to cause pearl-clutching in some, so this time there’s zero profanity and you can show it to anyone, anywhere.
1. What is homeopathy?
Due to a total lack of angelic censure, this blog continues apace: spreading its negative energies throughout the howling nutterness where Stupidity roams free. Hey ho, Silver and awa… (“Cheese it” – the SO. Yes, dear).
Now, we’ve had a lot of fun with that New Age pseudo-religion, Reiki, but I feel we’ve missed something very important about the whole thing.
Or, come to that, the mysterious Angie and Jules who are so enthusiastic about Rachel Willis – she of Angel Energy Practitioner course fame? For on her personal Channelled Guidance website, these people are quoted as writing:
“You can totally trust her wisdom and knowledge of universal truth”
“That was absolutely amazing.”
“Wow Rachel – you are one talented intuitive.”