Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Marketing Or Medicine?

Green Party candidate Adrian Windisch proselytises on the benefits of complementary medicines, like homeopathy and aromatherapy.

Adrian reports that the treatment he has been recieving for over a year appears to have been a success and that it could help you "treat the symptoms of a wide range of problems, from depression to colds and flu".

His confidence is based on the fact that around 80% of the worlds population depend on such remedies and he seems reassured by the fact current conventional medicine disregards many traditionally recogised factors when building a diagnosis, which can be tailored for the individual.

On the other hand Steve Borthwick is rather more sceptical about such quackery.

According to Steve, beyond any dubious placebo effects, homeopathic remedies should be viewed with caution because complementary techniques are largely regulated according to different standards.

Oranjepan asks:
Is complementary medicine merely a way to treat a heavy wallet and bruised ego?

4 comments:

  1. Why not call it by its proper name, which is "Unscientific Medicine"? I think that puts it in a better context.

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  2. So the Green Party has a manic depressive as a candidate in Rdg West - wonderful!

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  3. I think you both need a nice cup of herbal tea.

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  4. Why waste herb in tea - smoke it!

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