Their usefulness did not depend on making the patient swallow substances for the most part harmful (the harm was scarcely perceptible, as they were given in small doses), but they were useful, necessary, and indispensable because they satisfied a mental need of the invalid and of those who loved her- and that is why there are, and always will be, pseudo-healers, wise women, homeopaths
, and allopaths.
I shouted to Clarence; "telephone the king's homeopath
During the past ten years there as been a gradual sea change in the profession,' says Anne Gorham, who is the coordinator for the Birmingham Alliance of Homeopaths
The health service says it needs to find pounds 58million in cuts from the budget and, because of a lack of knowledge about what homeopaths
do, it's invariably the first to be chopped.
More critical words appear in his attack on purveyors of pseudoscience, such as homeopaths
and New Agers, who espouse nothing short of "drivel," writes the author.
Today, it is widely accepted among doctors and homeopaths
that some ingredients found in tea do have legitimate curative properties.
That didn't deter Sherman from seeking the drug, the only one that had worked for her in 20 years of visiting gastroenterologists, homeopaths
In 1985, 10% of the patients of homeopaths
were children, while the current figure is 25%.
For the study, patients underwent 6 months of homeopathic treatment administered by one of four homeopaths
in Leeds or five in Sheffield, England.
are not required by law to be licensed physicians.
In the last issue of Frontier Perspectives, Volume 8 (1), spring 1999, Paul Root Wolpe mentions the formation of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1844, the opening of the AMA to homeopaths
in the early 1900s, and the closing of the last homeopathic school in 1939.
Not so, according to homeopaths
, who often claim good results with medicines so dilute that in all probability they contain not a single molecule of the original substance--somehow "remembering" the diluted substance and retaining its "essence.