My father's a surgeon. Whenever he's around nearly half of what he talks about is quackery and health fads. Not a day goes by without a viral Whatsapp story: a nonexistant bean contamination (usually an old hoax which periodically resurfaces), a woman retrieving a gland from a chicken and claiming it's a parasitic worm, a story about how sodium bicarbonate with lemons cures cancer and so on. They always have technobabble language which sounds pompous and legitimate to bydlos and a dichotomic view where harmless everyday items are suddenly poisons that cannot be ingested in any case and expensive exotic foods work miracles.
There are also professional quacks, often with real degrees in Medicine, who make a lot of money using their respectability to swindle the ignorant. Dr. Lair Ribeiro is one such manipulator. They always come up with miracle diets and radical claims like that heavy consumption of alkaline foods is a fountain of youth.
And finally, there are entire fields and industries of meaningless medical LARPing, one of them being homeopathy.
No alternative medicine can cure a knife wound. Only plain materialism can do anything. Such alternative methods are mere psychological crutches for the desperate or those who are healthy and want something exotic.
From hearing all of this I have a lot of anger towards homeopathy and related industries and fads.
But he does often speak of >>26405
, sanitary lifestyles -nothing special and exotic, just what anyone can do at no cost- already prevent damage from happening. But this topic is a bland, boring one and can't generate any viral stories and sensationalistic headlines, so it is forgotten. The ignorant masses thus practice no prevention and resort to superstition to fill in the gaps, with greedy scammers enriching themselves in the process.>>26435>Many homeopaths have alternative theories, i.e. something like memory of water and other things, so they don't care about ions and such.
Some homeopaths come up with alternative explanations, but they don't hold up well. If water retains the properties of something it previously in contact with, then all water has homeopathic properties. And each water molecule was on so many different places through its eons of existence. At which point do these properties disappear, and why? And this still doesn't provide hard explanations or any justification at all for the law of infinitesimals and "like cures like". Water memory itself is a controversial subject.
And like I've shown, homeopathic diagnosis is often emotion- and feelings-based, and specific compounds are associated with specific personalities. Why? Why is table salt even related to a given personality? Table salt is a crystal, a personality is a very complicated interaction of hormones, neural connections and social relationships, there's no intrinsic tie between the two and homeopaths only see such a tie because of their own cultural notions of personality and cultural understanding of salt.
In short, any attempted theoretical explanations only cover a small part of homeopathy and don't hold up under scrutiny. Even Flat Earth has a larger theoretical basis and a commitment to explaining itself.
And some homeopaths don't care. "It just works" and they go along with it.>Person will use at and stay calm
Very good point, psychological well-being plays a part in physical recovery. Patients know nothing of science but trust it, so pseudoscience with a good veneer of respectability will secure their trust and placebo effect. Other patients have a mistrust of science but still love "natural" and "spiritual" technobabble, so scientific language together with emotional or ecological filler will swindle them and improve their recovery.
But though some small lies to get placebo effect working are justified, an entire industry built over lies is unethical. Ideally patients wouldn't be so ignorant and would have a basic understanding of biochemistry and medicine, and the psychological component of treatment would be carried out with less falsehood.