The bad news for German homeopathy just keeps on coming. As I reported, recent events must be depressing for homeopaths, e.g.:
- A recent investigation disclosed that the German homeopathy cult is at the heart of Germany’s anti-vax movement.
- In July 2021, a German court ruled against a homeopathic HCG remedy.
- In 2020, a German study failed to show that homeopathy is cost-effective.
- In 2019, the attempt by a German homeopathy manufacturer to silence critics backfired spectacularly.
- About 10 years ago, 5 German firms clubbed together supporting a journalist at the tune of Euro 30 000/year to defame me (at the time I was one of the few who regularly informed the public about the evidence on homeopathy). The plot was discovered and published whereupon the journalist committed suicide.
After heated debates in the run-up, the Bavarian Medical Association decided yesterday to ditch the postgraduate education program in homeopathy for its doctors. This means that, of the 17 regional medical associations in Germany, 12 have now discontinued their further education efforts in homeopathy. The ones that have not yet done so are:
In the past months, homeopaths had collected 11,597 signatures in favor of maintaining the additional qualification of homeopathy. The ~ 400 doctors in Bavaria, who have acquired ‘homeopathy’ as an additional title, will be permitted to continue to use it.
The spokesperson of the Information Network Homeopathy, Dr. Christian Lübbers, welcomed the decision of the Medical Association. It was a “landslide victory for patient safety”, he said. The Bavarian regional chairman of the German Central Association of Homeopathic Doctors, Dr. Ulf Riker, regretted the outcome of the vote and added: “We will consider legal steps very seriously.” I would advise against such a step which would only render homeopaths more ridiculous than they already are.
Yes, it’s bad news for German homeopaths – very bad news indeed. Of course, homeopathy fans will claim that it is all a sinister conspiracy against them. Sadly, they are unable to realize that the only driving force behind the long-overdue decline of German homeopathy is the evidence: HOMEOPATHY DOES NOT WORK BEYOND PLACEBO and therefore it has no place in the evidence-based medicine of the 21st century.
IMO, Homeopathy as a whole is better off separating entirely from the CONmed (Conventional medicine con). Doctors who try to shoehorn homeopathy into their conventional medical practice generally dont do a great job for their clients as homeopaths. Its not surprising that it is not cost-effective to ADD homeopathy to CON-medicine which is what the study shows. Homeopaths should be free to warn patients about the harms of vaccines without looking over their shoulder. Its not surprising that some ignorant court ruled against the labeling of a homeopathic remedy.
Unfortunately as beneficial as it may be for homeopathy, it might be difficult for the doctors that try to straddle the fence and add homeopathy to their practice. There might be economic hardship for them. I give them credit for being open-minded enough to try.
thank you for your opinions; as usual, they are infantile and imbecilic.
Mentally disabled people are special, very pure and from whom we all can learn.
Imbecility is a term from the past to represent the level of these disabled people
mentally equal to a child between 3 and 8 yrs. old.
In this context certainly a wrong term to bring
down someone with whom you completely disagree..
Definition of imbecility
1a: the quality or state of being very stupid or foolish : utter foolishness
… it seemed a very odd business, filled with illusions and delusions, at times noble to the point of imbecility and at other times base to the point of amorality.
— Colleen McCullough
also : FUTILITY
b: something that is foolish or nonsensical
… his satire on the imbecilities and greed of politicians …
— Nicholas Von Hoffman
2dated, now offensive, see usage paragraph below : the condition of being affected with moderate intellectual disability
The linked oxfordreference.com dictionary entry even says that it’s from A Dictionary of Psychology – specifically about the use of the word in psychology.
The online Oxford says pretty much the same thing as the online Merriam-Webster:
As always, the same vacuous demonstrably false statements you copy and paste to critical homeopathy articles. Tell me, how much money do homeopathy organizations and industry actually pay you to act as a propaganda mouthpiece for them?
“how much money do homeopathy organizations and industry actually pay you”
Whatever it is, they were robbed.