/2008

I really must lighten up

Prof. Colquhoun has noticed my last post and accused homeopaths of being ‘deluded’ and concluded that my ‘paranoid tone’ is an indication that they (presumably those whom I’ve dubbed The Disciples of Scientism) are ‘winning’. Reading this I realised that ‘losing’ is far less of a problem for me than forgetting to take my anti-psychotic [...]

By | 2008-11-16T18:39:54+01:00 November 16th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on I really must lighten up

That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

Dr. David Colquhoun writes about me and that UCL debate in his rather sneering blog in which he accuses anyone using alternative medicine of lying to their patients. This is a blatant and untrue insult which he arrives at via an illogical and irrational cascade of argument. Suffice to say that I've yet to meet [...]

By | 2008-11-09T18:53:47+01:00 November 9th, 2008|Current Affairs, Homeopathy|Comments Off on That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

The Tide is Turning!

Good news friends. The tide is starting to turn… Homeopathy is starting to defend itself in earnest against biased attacks in the medical literature and media in general. A press release by the Faculty of Homeopathy today shows that the ‘conclusions’ of a paper in the Lancet entitled ‘The End of Homeopathy’ have been called [...]

By | 2008-11-03T20:00:51+01:00 November 3rd, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on The Tide is Turning!

That debate at UCL

This House would no longer make homeopathic treatment available on the NHS: For: 65 Against: 53 In abstention: 37 The motion was therefore carried. You can see Prof. Colquhoun's comments and hopefully my reply on the UCL debate website. No count (as is done by Intelligence Squared debates) was taken before the debate but clearly [...]

By | 2008-10-31T20:19:29+01:00 October 31st, 2008|Homeopathy|2 Comments

Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

On Monday night, the 20th October 2008, I will attend a debate at University College London at 7.00 pm. The motion is: 'This House believes homeopathy should not be available on the NHS’ The debate is free and open to all and this is how you get there. Speaking against the motion: Dr Peter Fisher [...]

By | 2008-10-18T20:45:13+01:00 October 18th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

The BMJ pie that doth mislead us all

Maybe I should give up talking about how homeopathy has served this country well for nearly 200 years. I thought I presented a convincing expose of the apparent ‘evidence basis’ of orthodox medicine using a pie (chart) published by that well-known supporter of all things alternative, there wacky and charlatan – The British Medical Journal’s [...]

By | 2008-10-12T20:53:13+01:00 October 12th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on The BMJ pie that doth mislead us all

The BMJ Pie that doth mislead us all

Maybe I should give up talking about how homeopathy has served this country well for nearly 200 years. I thought I presented a convincing expose of the apparent ‘evidence basis’ of orthodox medicine using a pie published by that well-known supporter of all things alternative, see wacky and charlatan – The British Medical Journal’s Handbook [...]

By | 2008-10-12T11:07:00+01:00 October 12th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on The BMJ Pie that doth mislead us all

Lying? Who is lying?

Okay I now withdraw my surrender. I don’t surrender to the ‘logic’ of Ernst and Singh, check the noble bearers of truth and light to an apparently ignorant public who are unable to choose for themselves and need the nanny state to prevent them making stupid choices. I now promise to fight them on the [...]

By | 2008-10-11T15:53:23+01:00 October 11th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Lying? Who is lying?

Doctors and Scientists in Glass Houses

It seems that my last post has made things just a little less than comfortable for stone throwers living in glass houses. (aka as critics of homeopathy who assume that most of conventional medicine is clearly ‘evidence-based’.) Some are even desperately appealing to colleagues for reinforcement. Unfortunately for them it’s not easy to sell houses [...]

By | 2008-10-01T12:26:00+01:00 October 1st, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Doctors and Scientists in Glass Houses

Why I practise Homeopathic Medicine

I have now been a medical doctor for 28 years. I decided to study medicine because I wanted to do a job where I could work with people and be of help to them. I entered a tough 6 year programme of medical training but found that although I learned a great deal about diseases, [...]

By | 2008-09-28T10:46:46+01:00 September 28th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Why I practise Homeopathic Medicine