Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Poking fun at quacks

Poking fun at quacks : "The people who are deceived by these quacks are not stupid - they simply do not have the scientific knowledge or even the critical thinking skills to separate truth from nonsense. It is the duty of doctors and skeptics to not only oppose quackery but to educate consumers and patients about what is possible and what is not. " Laughing at quacks and their tall claims is a great way of teaching the public the truth about them.


  1. Dear Doctor,

    Who are quacks really? I would say that a person who promises a cure in exchange for money but ends up damaging the health of the patient, is a quack. Now going by this definition modern medicine is a very acute case of "scientific quackery". I have been shouting hoarse at this blatant quackery for more than a decade now.

    I think a system of medicine which has been beating around the bush for more than three centuries should refrain from pointing out the mistakes of others.

    What is truth and what is nonsense? The truth is that disease is a dynamic entity that grips the vital force of the patient. This dynamic entity needs a dynamic energy based cure. Nonsense is presuming the patient to be a mechanical entity, a combination of organs, and prescribing static drugs. Now who is practising the truth and who is preaching nonsense?

    The public are today flocking to the so called "homeopathy quacks", "ayurvedic quacks", "Reiki quacks" because they are getting results.

    Modern medicine today cannot fulfill even the first sentence of the Hippocratic Oath, "Do no harm". Iatrogenic diseases, or diseases caused by medicines and medical procedures, is the single largest killer today. People do not want to die or live crippled lives, that is why they prefer quacks over professional with "scientific knowledge" and "critical thinking skills". Today's educated patients are looking for cures not "disease management".

    Let the one who is sinless throw the first stone.

    Many "quack busters" have suffered severe reverses in court cases, as you must be aware. The Jury were not fooled by their claims.

    Modern science should give more emphasis on clinical evidence than "scientific evidence". This is because physical science, as it is today, has not yet evolved enough to know how homeopaths, ayurveds,Reiki practitioners, chiropacters, energy healers and such others can cure their patients.


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    Instead of immediately forking over large amounts of money for over-the-counter drugs, go to the kitchen cupboard and see what you can find to relieve your symptoms including stress vitamin.

    Here are some helpful hints for stress vitamin …

    A simple hot compress applied to the face is very soothing to those throbbing aches and pains of a blocked sinus, while a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief can provide welcome relief for similar conditions. While supplements of vitamin C, D and zinc will shorten the lifespan of a common cold, a hot lemon drink is also extremely good. And be sure to cuddle-up in bed when you have a cold, as it will make the body sweat out the germs.

    Cool lemon juice and honey are a great soother for a sore throat and gives the body much-needed vitamin C at the same time The juice of one lemon in a glass of water is sufficient. Melt the honey in a little hot water for ease of mixing.

    A smear of Vaseline or petroleum jelly will do wonders for those sore lips and nose that often accompany a cold.

    A 'streaming cold' where the nose and eyes water profusely, can respond to drinking onion water. Simply dip a slice of onion into a glass of hot water for two seconds, then sip the cooled water throughout the day. Half an onion on the bedside table also alleviates cold symptoms because its odor is inhaled while you sleep.

    People prone to catarrh may find that chewing the buds from a pine or larch throughout the day will clear up their condition in just a few days.

    Do you suffer from sore eyes? If your eyes are sore from lengthy exposure to the sun, try beating the white of an egg and then spread it over a cloth and bandage the eyes with it. Leave the preparation on overnight. Soft cheese (quark) is also a good remedy for this condition.

    For those unpleasant times when you suffer from diarrhea, two tablespoons of brown vinegar will usually fix the problem. Vinegar can be rather horrible to take, but who cares! The problem is more horrible. Vinegar can usually be found in most people's cupboards, so you don't need to worry about finding someone to run to the shop for you in an emergency.

    Sleepless? Instead of reaching for sleeping pills, which can quickly become addictive, try this: Drink only caffeine free tea or coffee starting late in the afternoon.. Go to bed earlier rather than later, as being overtired tends to keep people awake. Make sure the bedroom is dark and quiet. Use only pure wool or cotton sheets and blankets. Polyester materials can cause sweat and make you thirsty (if your child constantly asks for water throughout the night, this could be the reason).

    And don't watch those scary movies just before retiring! If you still can't sleep, make a tea of lemongrass or drink a nightcap of herbal tea containing chamomile. It's easy to grow lemongrass in your garden or start a flower pot on the balcony for ease of picking. Simply steep a handful in boiling water for five minutes. Honey may be added for a sweetener.

    Of course there will be times when you do need modern drugs, so if these simple remedies don't have the required affect, be sure to see a health care professional.

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