Some Amusing Homeopath’s consider what to do with the ASA and skeptics

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 timothymaccaw

Opting out is effectively what Uschi Kraus-Harper has done with her response to the ASA (see below) after their fatuous demand for unwarranted website changes because of their current homeophobe attitude. 

If I had a work website, I would be doing exactly the same. 

If they can't accept a) that the HoC S & T Committee Report on Homeopathy was a stitch-up job that has subsequently been totally discredited, b)that they are being manipulated by pharma/medical interests hostile to an effective, safer competitive medical system, c) that double blind RCTs are in most instances invalid for the purposes of testing the homeopathic healthcare method, 
that is their problem. 

Tim

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My last email from 5th July 2011

Dear Ms McFinn

Please note that I have clearly stated that I shall be happy to cooperate and to sign a pro forma letter if it contains complaints that are reasonable, i.e. that have been made because I have statements on my website that are in breach of codes of honesty, truthfullness, decency and legality. As it stands, the complaints all have to do with the debate about the efficacy of homeopathy.

I repeat that as practitioners of an established form of medicine, according to your own ruling, homeopaths do not need to provide proof of efficacy for their form of medicine. You are using the report of the Commons Science and Technology Committee as a legal reference when it is no such thing. It seems to me that you are breaching your own rules and overstepping your remit. You are trying to threaten me with your sentence "…inform them of the action we intend to take". The word harrassment comes to mind and I shall consider taking legal steps if this does not stop.

Ursula Kraus-Harper MA PhD RSHom
Registered Homeopath 

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It is a witch hunt!!!  I have changed my  website in accordance to advice from Society of Homeopaths. It’s to do with the wording. You are not allowed to mentions  homeopathy can help any sort of medical condition.  For example my website now states that  :-


<<Although a consultation is holistic, in that it treats the whole person, conditions I am frequently consulted for are:-    >>  Only then I have written the list of diseases. One or 2 have links to research or articles on them being cured but that is OK because I have not stated it on my website.
On my First Aid page is written << The indications for the remedies below come historically from various homeopathic Materia Medica and the principles of homeopathy.>>What actually happened was that a skeptic site put out an order that members complain about the websites of local homeopaths. The ASA has been so overwhelmed by this happening that they put out this statement :- http://www.asa.org.uk/Resource-Centre/Hot-Topics/Homeopathy-complaints.aspx 

 

Rochelle Marsden Msc, RSHom, MNWCH, AAMET

Registered with the Society of Homeopaths

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>> The ASA have demonstrated a clear unwillingness to co-operate with or 
>> understand the complexities of CAM and are actively facilitating the hate 
>> campaign of groups of sceptics. Isn't it time we opted out of their 
>"authority" as a profession? 

>> however of we actively opt out as a group, and set up our own "self 
>policing", 

sounds like a plan. let's go for it.

Sincerely,
Didi Ananda Ruchira | Director | Tels: +254 (0)733-895466   /  +254 (0)723-869133  | www.abhalight.org 

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2 Comments on Some Amusing Homeopath’s consider what to do with the ASA and skeptics

  1. Cough, cough."I repeat that as practitioners of an established form of medicine, according to your own ruling, homeopaths do not need to provide proof of efficacy for their form of medicine."It is not medicine. Homeopathy has ZERO recognition under UK law.

  2. Get a grip people, if a person is prescribed penicillin for an infection it is done because penicillin has been scientifically proven to help with infections etc etc etc. All you are being made to do is, if you want to sell something claiming it has a medically beneficial effect then it has to have been proven using recognised scientific studies.

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