Maryland Licenses Naturopathic Doctors
Naturopathic doctors may now be licensed to practice in Maryland. According to Dr. Emily Telfair, president of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians, "The law will lead to greater access for Marylanders to doctors who emphasize disease prevention, healthy lifestyles, and natural therapies. It will also enable consumers to distinguish between licensed doctors who meet extensive education and training requirements and others who call themselves naturopaths but do not meet the state's rigorous licensing standards." Emily has spoken at our study group meeting in the past.
Press articles about homeopathy from the web
There is no scientific case for homeopathy: the debate is over
Now, the internationally highly respected Australian National Health and Medical Research Council have conducted what certainly is the most thorough and independent evaluation of homeopathy in its 200-year-long history. Already their preliminary report had confirmed that homeopathy is nothing other than treatment with placebos. Predictably, this caused a storm of opposition from enthusiasts of homeopathy, and they were invited to submit their evidence to the contrary. The Australians then considered this evidence carefully and have now published their final report. It arrived at the same conclusion as the previous document.
Evidence on the Effectiveness of Homeopathy for Treating Health Conditions
Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy, NHMRC concludes that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective.
Homeopathy bats for Arsenic Album 30
Homeopathy Medical Association of India, Manipur Branch has said that it was unfortunate to get contradictory statement from Directorate of Health Services regarding taking of Arsenic Album 30 as a preventive medicine for Swine Flu. It may be mentioned that Directorate of Health Services Director Dr Okram Ibomcha in an interview given to AIR Imphal said that WHO and India Government guidelines do not recognise Arsenic Album 30, and those who take the medicine are doing so at their own risk.
Prince Charles visits Washington, D.C. and Kentucky
What the British know about the Prince of Wales that most Americans probably do not is that Prince Charles is a very vocal proponent of alternative medicine, including the what is arguably the most ridiculous form of quackery out there from a scientific standpoint: homeopathy.
Homeopathy an effective alternative
As a medical doctor, I use homeopathy on a daily basis to fill in gaps or improve on the conventional therapies I also use in family practice. There is no doubt that homeopathy works -- even in children and in skeptical patients that are willing to give it a try particularly if they have tried everything else without benefit; sometime even in patients' pets.