Society of Homeopaths and PSA accreditation

The Society of Homeopaths has achieved PSA accreditation. Andy Lewis explains at:

This accreditation purely about being competent to keep a registrar. It is not about efficacy of homeopathy. But Andy is right. Perception is everything, and the public need to be made more fully aware that homeopathy is junk (that placebo is at play), and that PSA accreditation actually has no bearing whatsoever with regard to medical treatments.

Novella on ASA and Homeopathy

Following the ASA’s judgment on misleading advertising by homeopaths, Steven Novella provides his analysis on the judgment.

As Novella mentions, it’s probably a good idea to remind ourselves of Gorski’s article on why it is important that rigorous controls are maintained on all treatments and why we should not fall for a seemingly harmless “What’s the harm?” argument:

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2013

Homeopaths sink to another low

Homeopaths continually demonstrate that they have no real understanding of morality:

A consortium of pharmaceutical companies in Germany have been paying a journalist €43,000 to run a set of web sites that denigrates an academic who has published research into  their products.

These companies, who make homeopathic sugar pills, were exposed in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in an article, Schmutzige Methoden der sanften Medizin (The Dirty Tricks of Alternative Medicine.)


The victim of the attacks, Edzard Ernst, was instrumental, alongside Simon Singh, to further highlight the bogus nature of the foundations of chiropractic treatments in 2009.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

Homeopaths: criminals!

Not only does it seem clear that the Society of Homeopaths is aware of illegal activity by their members, but that the society condones and encourages such illegal activity.

I suppose that such behaviour is to be expected from those selling snake-oil.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

Homeopaths – delusional, or deceitful, or both

There comes a time when it’s clear that only the delusional or the deceitful claim evidence for their case when, in reality, said evidence indicates the opposite. Homeopaths and proponents of homeopathy have exhibited such delusional/deceitful behaviours regularly. The Quackometer and Zeno’s Blog describe the most recent of these behaviours:

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

Homeopathy is witchcraft. Does not cure whooping cough.

Dr Steven Novella describes some nonsense from the homeopathy community who were promoting homeopathic “treatments” for whooping cough:

Some people argue that, even if homeopathic treatments don’t cure, at least they don’t harm. Well, that’s nonsense as well. Use of homeopathic “treatments” often discourages the patient from seeking proper medical care. The above article, and the website What’s the harm? explain quite clearly.

A related article is:

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012