MD, PhD, FMedSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd

Yes, yes, yes – it’s true: I am the living proof for homeopathy’s incredible efficacy; Much more importantly: so is Samuel Hahnemann! In fact, his case is even more convincing.

This is our story, Sam’s and mine:

We both developed hair loss fairly relatively early in our lives. As dedicated homeopaths, we did not despair. We both knew the solution to our problem only too well: HOMEOPATHY. The treatment had to be holistic, individualised, potentised and energised to activate our vital force; this took a while but then the cure was quick, complete and impressive. We both re-grew a full head of healthy, thick hair.

Hold on, you will say, both Hahnemann and Ernst are almost completely bald!

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Yes, of course, we had little choice but to regularly shave off the newly sprouting hair in order to give the image of alopecia.

Why?

Don’t ask!

You insist?

Well alright then: BIG PHARMA made us offers that we simply could not refuse. They were apparently very afraid that the immense power of homeopathy would become visible on our scalps for the world to see (much more so in Sam’s case than in mine – he is after all the founder of the homeopathy trade!). So, they offered us fortunes and eventually we agreed to the deals. Sam got himself a young woman and moved from miserable Koethen to glamorous Paris to live the high life; and I retired from my under-paid university post in Exeter and live like ‘Bosch in France’ ever since. (Over time, our wives got used to saving our heads to create the appearance of male baldness, and nobody would have ever known)

Unfortunately, the truth is now seeping out.

Thousands of websites  have sprung up in recent months giving away our secret: homeopathy is the ultimate cure for baldness. Here is one of them:

…Although hair loss is not a life threatening condition but it can be a source of constant stress and worry in the persons affected by it. A person suffering from hair loss possesses lower self esteem and self confidence levels, and also feels embarrassed when in company of other people. Homeopathy can very efficiently deal with cases of hair loss, and produce excellent results. In Homeopathy, a huge number of wonderful medicines are present that are used to tackle hair loss cases. Every kind of hair loss (ranging from hair loss due to anemia / nutritional deficiencies, due to skin disorders, due to mental / physical trauma, due to childbirth or menopause, after acute diseases, to alopecia areata, alopecia totalis or androgenetic alopecia) can be treated with the help of well selected homeopathic medicines. To treat hair loss through homeopathy detail case history of the patient needs to be studied. The cause and site of hair loss are to be noted down along with the constitutional symptoms of the patient which are given prime importance in any kind of case of hair loss. The constitutional symptoms include the eating habits, level of thirst, thermals, mental symptom etc. and these are to be given top position in forming the totality of symptoms while case taking. After the case has been properly evaluated, the case homeopathic medicine is administered to the patient…

So… now the truth is out. Of course, both Sam Hahnemann and I felt embarrassed about taking bribes from BIG PHARMA (the fact that many other alt med gurus also do it for money was no real conciliation), but this sentiment cured the embarrassment of early onset baldness.

Yet another proof that LIKE CURES LIKE!?!

45 Responses to HAHNEMANN WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG: Homeopathy works! Like cures like!

  • Apparently Dana’s in on it as well.

  • I want evidence that you shave your head!

    • as a homeopath, I reject evidence, of course.

      • “as a homeopath

        You homeopath? Not, you trained with some courses of homeopathy. This is not a homeopathy. The difference between me and you is this: I’m trained in pseudoskeptical philosophy (like Bunge, Rawlings, Randi and you).

    • On the other hand, there is the off chance that Hahnemann might have taken homeopathic Bungalus, with the unfortunate effect of causing his hair to grown into his brain instead of out of his scalp.

  • The difference bewtween Hahnemann and you is the context:

    “BIG PHARMA made us offers that we simply could not refuse”

    False, you cleary exhibit links with lobbies as Sense About Science, CAM Watch, Stephen Barrett’s web, CSICOP, James Randi, Nightingale Collaboration, Richard Rawlings, John Maddox and (pseudo)Guerrilla Skepciticism.

    • There’s an old story about a man fishing with a rod and line over a railway bridge. A passer-by asks: “Caught anything yet?” “You’re the first”, comes the reply. zet1 proves that homeopaths don’t do irony (or, as the keywords to this thread spell out, satire). I await others who will take the bait, even with this comment in the thread.

  • Breaking: CDC Blocks Testimony of Their Senior Scientist Who Blew The Whistle on Severe Medical Malpractice
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    Fri, 10/21/2016 – 19:57

    by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

    Have you heard of Dr. William Thompson? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. His story was completely ignored by mainstream media outlets, the same way that they recently ignored the fact that the Pentagon paid a PR firm half a billon dollars to make fake terrorist/news videos.

    Dr. William Thompson is a longtime senior CDC scientist. He has published some of the most commonly cited pro-vaccine studies — studies which purport to show absolutely no link between the MMR vaccine and autism, for example.

    Two studies he and his co-author published in 2004 and 2007 (CDC studies) were the most commonly cited studies used by the scientific community to debunk the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccine/autism link. (Thompson, et al. 2007, Price, et al. 2010, Destefano, et al. 2004)

    The study concluded that “the evidence is now convincing that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine does not cause autism or any particular subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.” (source)

    A decade later, Dr. Thompson came out publicly admitting that that it was “the lowest point” in his career when he “went along with that paper.” He went on to say that he and the other authors “didn’t report significant findings” and that he is “completely ashamed” of what he did, that he was “complicit and went along with this,” and regrets that he has “been a part of the problem.” (source)(source)(source)

    A study with revised information and no data omission was published by Dr. Brian Hooker (a contact of Dr. Thompson) in the peer reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration, and it found a 340% increased risk of autism in African American boys receiving the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine on time. The study has since been retracted during the same time of this controversy.

    You can read the full study HERE, although, unsurprisingly, it has since been retracted.

    Thompson’s attorneys, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Bryan Smith of Morgan & Morgan, also released a statement from Dr. Thompson, which mentioned Hooker: “I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent.” (source)

    Even pro-vaccine politicians were contacted, as these documents were sent to Congress. One of them reads as followed, as illustrated by congressman Bill Posey:

    “The [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.”
    CDC Blocking Testimony

    Disconcertingly, Thomas Frieden (see picture above), the Director of the Centres for Disease Control (CDC), has blocked Dr. Thompson’s attempt to testify on scientific fraud and the destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials.

    Attorneys Smith and Kennedy have been seeking to have Thompson testify on medical malpractice, specifically with regard to fraud in a series of studies that found no link between vaccines and autism, which are cited earlier in the article.

    Mr. Kennedy writes that, according to Thompson, “for the past decade his superiors have pressured him and his fellow scientists to lie and manipulate data about the safety of the mercury-based preservative thimerosal to conceal its causative link to a suite of brain injuries, including autism.”

    Ecowatch, Dr. Frieden said that “Dr. William Thompson’s deposition testimony would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or HHS [Health and Human Services].”

    Despite the fact that Thompson revealed a casual link between vaccines and autism, or autistic features, Frieden stated that “Dr William Thompson’s deposition testimony would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or HHD.”

    The case seeking the testimony of Dr. Thompson is from the family of 16-year-old Yates Hazlehurst. A lawsuit is currently underway implying that Yates is autistic as a result of vaccine administration that occurred in 2001.

    Some Quotes That Really Make You Think

    “The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” – (source)(source) Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard Professor of Medicine and Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal

    “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine” Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor in Chief of the New England Medical Journal (source)

    “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet (source)

    • What the hell does this have to do with curing baldness? Besides, the unfounded claims about Thompson by the anti-vaxxer crowd have since been debunked. To get the true picture, I would suggest that you start here and work back through the embedded links it provides.

    • Some quotes that really make you think.

      “Leonard is a complete idiot who dumps long, copy-and-paste anti-vax pieces on blogs without even providing a link when he puts the word ‘source’ in parentheses. The pasted material is totally irrelevant to the thread post. His fallacious arguments from authority are breathtaking.” Frank Odds, frequent commentator on Edzard Ernst’s blog.

      • ‘Leonard is a complete idiot who dumps long, copy-and-paste anti-vax pieces on blogs without even providing a link when he puts the word ‘source’ in parentheses.’

        Yaw, ad-hominem or insults are not arguments. Is the typical response from Genetic Literacy proGMO pseudoskeptics and the same responses of the JREF forum or the twitter robots behind the “zeno” troll.

  • it is very rare that I disallow comments on this blog; in this thread I have to admit to doing just that. some homeopathy apologists seem to be too limited to take satire about their beloved subject and find nothing funny in my post. perhaps it is not all that funny, but FOR THOSE WHO ARE TOO DIM TO GET THE SERIOUS MESSAGE, LET ME SPELL IT OUT WITHOUT ANY ATTEMPT OF HUMOUR:

    homeopathy is a placebo therapy. there are many ways to show this to be true. one of them is the fact that Sam Hahnemann, Dullman and even I are bald despite hundreds of claims by homeopaths that homeopathy effectively treats baldness.

    GOT IT NOW?

    • GOT IT NOW?

      I wonder. My experiences have led me to (almost) always enclose satire and even the mildest attempts at jocularity between [laff][/laff] tags, and even then, they don’t seem to get it. Partly because of that, my annoying (to everyone, but mostly to myself) doubts remain: are these people really so lacking in the intellectual department (and if they are, how are they even able to read, write or get dressed), or are they just simple swindlers and con-artists? I know of the compartmentalisation hypothesis, but I find it totally unconvincing.

      • @Bart: I’ve struggled with the same dilemma as yours. In this case, which might be likened to a protester with a can of spray paint and an outdated agenda interrupting a conference presentation or even a comedic skit, the possibility of swindling con-artistry can’t be entirely ruled out, there being a veritable industry of publishers and promoters gaining financially from the anti-vaccination and vaccination conspiracy pulpits on the Web.

        • @Lighthorse: I just learned about some splinter of new (for me, anyway) evidence that deliberate swindling could well be a reality. Apparently, notorious antivaxxer Jenny McCarthy is now promoting “e-cigarettes” without any evidence of their safety. Whatever the (potentially valid) arguments in favour of these things might be, I see only one common element between promoting antivax and e-cigarettes: easy money harvested from gullible people.

    • Thank you for the declaration:

      “homeopathy is a placebo therapy. there are many ways to show this to be true. one of them is the fact that Sam Hahnemann, Dullman and even I are bald despite hundreds of claims by homeopaths that homeopathy effectively treats baldness.”

      Can you remember your own words? Or Springer editorial need a help?

      ‘There are many studies that have suggested homeopathic remedies to be better than placebo’

      ‘Several well-conducted clinical studies of homeopathy with positive results have been published. It is therefore not true to claim that there is no good trial evidence at all’

      The lack of coherence, fraud, links with industrial interests or ghost pseudoGNO (example: Nightingale Collaboration) or ex-“quacks”, is an strong indication of your biased propaganda. In the future, Ernst will appear as the boss of pseudoskeptical incoherence and big international fraud.

      • when you stop foaming from the mouth consider this: THE TOTALITY OF THE MOST RELIABLE EVIDENCE FAILS TO BE POSITIVE – and that has always been my point.

        • Before:

          “homeopathy is a placebo therapy. there are many ways to show this to be true. one of them is the fact that Sam Hahnemann,”

          After:

          ” THE TOTALITY OF THE MOST RELIABLE EVIDENCE FAILS TO BE POSITIVE”

          NHMCR statement:

          -NHMRC concluded that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective. Include positive, negative and inconclusive evidence. For this statemente, fials to support the Ernst statement.

          -Fraud in NHMRC:

          ‘Homeopathy is also based on the belief that molecules in highly diluted substances’

          -Fraud in Evidence Check report:

          ‘Homeopathy is a 200-year old system of medicine that seeks to treat patients with highly
          diluted substances that are administered orally’

          Homeopathy based only in Highly diluted substances?
          For me, this is the dark hand of Ernst. The same propaganda. Unafourtunately, when Ernst not support the “PSEUDOHOMEOPATHIC” definition, he change the goal posts in his new book. Yes! The “PSEUDOHOMEOPATHIC remedies” magically disappear!

          ‘Most, but not all, homeopathic remedies are diluted several times—homeopaths speak of serial dilution—in a process called potentisation or dynamisation’

          Yaw Ernst.

          • You’re failing to make any sense again, zet1.

          • I am getting seriously worried about your mental state ZET; should you not seek some professional help?

          • Ernst:

            No Ernst. The “madness” tactic is the typical ad-hominem from the pseudo skeptical cult and government as USA or México when they was trying behind the links with Drug cartels or ISIS smoke!

            The pattern of Pig Pharma, the shadow of your fall!

          • are you sure? your comments seem increasingly irrational to me.

          • zet1 wrote:

            -Fraud in NHMRC:

            ‘Homeopathy is also based on the belief that molecules in highly diluted substances’

            -Fraud in Evidence Check report:

            ‘Homeopathy is a 200-year old system of medicine that seeks to treat patients with highly
            diluted substances that are administered orally’

            Try a Google search for the phrase “homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances”.

          • Mojo:

            Yaw!
            Homeopathy similia principle is independent of the highly diluted substances. Simply google search do not answer my coment.

            Mojo, as you knows tour “skeptical activism” is part of the problem: fraud.

      • zet1 said:

        The lack of coherence, fraud, links with industrial interests or ghost pseudoGNO (example: Nightingale Collaboration) or ex-“quacks”, is an strong indication of your biased propaganda. In the future, Ernst will appear as the boss of pseudoskeptical incoherence and big international fraud.

        Please do tell…

      • A ghost pseudo Girls Night Out is a concept I shall treasure all day.

  • @Leonard

    1. This post is about homeopathy, not vaccinations, autism or CDC. Even if Big Pharma figures here it is in a different context and you’re off topic.
    2. “Collective Evolution” is not a source of information. The only thing that can be considered reliable about that site is that it serves mostly misinformation and lies. The author of this particular piece of piffle is certifiably paranoid as may e.g. be seen in this article where he reveals a delusion he shares with many notable anti-vaccination lunatics including Dell Bigtree and Andrew Wakefield.
    3. The “CDC whistleblower” myth has long since been debunked. William Thompson is free to speak and the documents that are supposed to reveal a cover up have been in the public domain for some time. There never was a whistle to blow!
    This latest attempt at resuscitation is explained here.
    4. There is no reason to copy-paste extensive segments of text into your comments. It will not promote your point further. Most readers of this blog know how to click links and can read the supporting material for themselves.

    • ” Even if Big Pharma figures here it is in a different context and you’re off topic.”

      Yaw, the same propagandists as “Zeno” or “anarchic tea”, are the same ultra pro vaccines and pro GMO. The same!

      • ROFL!

        Still nothing relevant to say about homeopathy?

        • The amaz!ing Zeno pharma guy is here!

          Nightingale Collaboration Pharma wife and husband (Honeywell don’t need more zeno’s electrical engineer?)
          Simon Singh Coca diet.
          Caroline Watt the schizoid pseudoskeptic and paranormal “believer” against homeopathy.
          Ernst the UFO pseudobeliever and modern Clinton propagandist.
          Tracey Brown the corporate manager L & Reskin, Syngenta and Monsanto cofunder in Genetic Literacy.
          David Gorski, H Hall and S. Novella the others…

          The true Amaz!ing believers and gangster team of pseudoskepticsm, LOL!

          • @zet1

            I tried using Google Translate, but they didn’t have a selection for gobbledegook or paranoid nonsense.

          • “Zeno” wippy woppy wombat. You don’t need use the google translate tool. Only needs a few doses of intelligence. Not the inteligentsia as you clearly knows.

          • You’re still not making any coherent sense at all. Perhaps you could try forming a cogent argument?

          • Zzzeno pharma biotech drug lord:

            My first question suffer of lack of evidence. Put the sales of Benveniste with electronic transfer circuit. I want believe in your faith!

          • One starts to wonder if that “Zet1” thing is a gibberish generator program – a bot of sorts? Something on the lines of this. Might even be seeded with words and sentence parts from some of our previous resident trolls.
            Here’s an example of gibberish generated from one of L-B’s comments.

            MD’s who were prescribed the FDA’s warnings that the bogus alopoecia cure for peddling the quackery. Now that “modern medicine” has seen Upjohn, and vacations of there is no cure, Rogaine/minoxidil scam has raped the world would surely know about it. Simply put, there were prescribed the product’s hair-growing efficacy was overstated(i.e. it doesn’t work!). Of course those MD’s enjoyed lavish lunches and now Pfizer, profit from sales of men who ignored the FDA’s warnings that the world would surely kn

          • Your generated version makes more sense that zet1’s…

  • This tirade is about as relevant to the subject at hand as suggesting that we should not sue mass-murdering shooters, because there are also people who drown others in buckets.

  • If there were a homeopathic “cure” for alopoecia, the world would surely know about it. Simply put, there is no cure for male pattern baldness…..period! It’s interesting that “modern medicine” has seen Upjohn, and now Pfizer, profit from sales of the bogus alopoecia cure, Rogaine/minoxidil. The minoxidil scam has raped the wallets of millions of men who were prescribed the product for 10 years by MD’s who ignored the FDA’s warnings that the product’s hair-growing efficacy was overstated(i.e. it doesn’t work!). Of course those MD’s enjoyed lavish lunches and vacations provided by Upjohn in exchange for peddling the quackery. Now that the product is OTC and MD’s are no longer being bribed to push the garbage, sales of the drug have tanked.

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