MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd

A recent article by Frank King (DC, ND) caught my eye. In it, he praises homeopathy in glowing terms. First I was not sure whether he is pulling my leg; then I decided he was entirely serious. Am I mistaken?

Here is the crucial passage for you to decide:

Even though the founder of homeopathy lived more than 200 years ago, he wrote about genetics. Samuel Hahnemann, MD, not only emphasized the importance of natural healing methods, he also recognized the influence of genetics in some types of illnesses.

Hahnemann used the term miasm to refer to the source of chronic diseases. He recognized several miasms, such as psora (meaning “itch”), syphilis, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and cancer. In addition to recognizing and naming these miasms, he developed homeopathic remedies to address and correct them.

When your patient treatment protocols reach a plateau with chiropractic and nutritional support, consider turning to the constitutional homeopathic remedies, miasms, and detoxification formulas. Toxins inhibit the body’s ability to heal by interfering with the normal nerve pathways.

For example: Due to the steady growth in heavy-metal exposure modern civilization has experienced since the Industrial Revolution, mercury could be considered a modern miasm. Animal studies indicate that mercury’s negative effects can carry through to future generations, just as some of the other miasms do.

Mercurius is homeopathically prepared mercury to help address the symptoms of mercury toxicity, which can manifest as slow thought processes, chilliness, weak digestion, sore throat, and night sweats.

This is just one of the more than 1,300 Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States ingredients recognized by the FDA.

Homeopathy can be the perfect complement to chiropractic care. It can correct the energetics (including the genetics) of the deepest areas of the body, mind, and emotions, where the hands of the chiropractor can’t reach.

In case you don’t know much about homeopathy, it is true that Hahnemann believed in ‘miasms’, i.e. noxious vapours as the cause of a disposition to certain diseases. Even by Hahnemann’s standards, it turned out to be one of his more crazy ideas. To claim that, by believing in miasms, he foresaw the science of genetics is more than a little far-fetched.

In case you are not sure what toxins do in our body, rest assured that only chiropractors believe they inhibit the body’s ability to heal by interfering with the normal nerve pathways.

And in case you think you suffer from slow thought processes, chilliness, weak digestion, sore throat, and night sweats and thus feel like rushing to the next pharmacy to buy some Mercurius, don’t! This would not eliminate any mercury from your body, it would just eliminate cash from your pocket (in that sense, homeopathy might indeed occasionally reach where the hands of the chiropractor can’t reach).

One can say a lot about alternative medicine, I think, but nobody can deny that it regularly provides us with perfect (unintentional) comedy.

12 Responses to When a chiropractor teaches us about homeopathy, we are in for comedy gold

  • In a world where some people are convinced that facts are less important than beliefs, these claims are entirely reasonable. I have had to listen to too many otherwise intelligent people sing the praises of nonsense to laugh comfortably at this idiocy. I often voice opinions but they are rarely welcome. To use reason and evidence makes you sound like a cynic to true believers; in their eyes you become the joke.

  • Now that is one chiro that I am happy to have in a homeopathic dose! 😉

  • For example: Due to the steady growth in heavy-metal exposure modern civilization has experienced since the Industrial Revolution, mercury could be considered a modern miasm. Animal studies indicate that mercury’s negative effects can carry through to future generations, just as some of the other miasms do.
    What a deep thinker. It is almost as insightful as the claim that the Big Bang is desribed in the Bible because it says that God created the heaven and the earth.

    After failing utterly in his attempt to blame coffee for all that is wrong with the world, Hahnemann certainly hit the jackpot with homoeopathy, but we have to recognise that isopathy is a cut above even that.

  • “symptoms of mercury toxicity, which can manifest as slow thought processes,”…yes, well, plenty of the latter about, it seems 😉

  • Even before I knew anything about homeopathy (before I read “Bad Science”) I would have paid attention to statements like “weak digestion” – what is that? Man cannot digest food and has constant diarrhea? Or he cannot digest proteins and is constantly belching sulphur containing gasses (that was the best-known symptom among Soviet people) or maybe he cannot absorb nutrients? Anyway, if you are selling cures, please be specific!

  • “Weak digestion” can serve as a warning sign for a patient/client, because, unless it is explained, one might be pretty sure that person who has uttered it either does not know what happens with the food in the human body or does not care about it.
    And one example about weaknesses: according to mainstream doctors, human stomach, also in case of atrophic gastritis will usually manage to secrete enough acid to digest food, and they are concerned about GERD, whether as herbalists are selling teas that are supposed to stimulate stomach acid secretion. During my Soviet childhood, we were taught that too little stomach acid was a common condition, HCl tablets were available over the counter, as far as I can remember, but mainstream medicine is constantly learning.

  • LMBO – This from an MD,…. the 3rd cause of death in America – DOCTORS ERRORS! hahahaha

    • why don’t you read up about fallacies and risk/benefit concept. start with ‘tu quoque’

    • The first, and the only, cause of death is life.

      life [mass noun]: the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.

  • ‘Tu quoque (/tjuːˈkwoʊkwiː/;[1] Latin for, “you also”) or the appeal to hypocrisy is an informal logical fallacy that intends to discredit the validity of the opponent’s logical argument by asserting the opponent’s failure to act consistently in accordance with its conclusion(s).’ Wikipedia

    Ok Edzard, so ‘tu quoque’ has been looked into.

    Is the third cause of death in America doctor’s errors? Question of fact: yes or no?

    John, Iqbal, Mr D.Ullman, Doctor Logos-Bios: from now on, on this blog, we speak the language of Zard: yes, no.

  • Prosecutor to Edzard: When did you stop beating your wife?

    Edzard: That is a logical fallacy: a loaded question.

    (The correct answer is: I do not beat my wife)

    When will Edzard start answering the questions that he is asked?

  • Oh, please don’t get us started on this childish old rubbish all over again. It originated in a speculative opinion piece full of faulty definitions and baseless conjecture.
    Sure, the quacks go all orgasmic every time they repeat it, which they do ad nauseam, but it only demonstrates ignorance and prejudice

    https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/are-medical-errors-really-the-third-most-common-cause-of-death-in-the-u-s/

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