Charlatans Sans Frontières.
Can you believe this bullshit? Adopting a name very similar to that of an established – and qualified – charity and going into Haiti of all places claiming to cure disease with something that has no basis in reality.
And then we have Homoeopathy for Health in Africa, claiming to treat AIDS using plain water.
This is beyond ludicrous. This is dangerous.
Read the following nonsense:
1) To relieve the suffering of as many HIV/AIDS patients as possible using classical homoeopathy.
2) To develop a homoeopathic understanding of the disease and identify those homoeopathic remedies that are most successful in treating HIV/AIDS.
3) To spread this knowledge throughout Tanzania and Africa, teaching local health practitioners to run sustainable services prescribing homoeopathically for large masses of people.
4) To produce formal and ethical research on the treatment of HIV/AIDS with homoeopathy and to demonstrate what it is able to achieve.
5) To help local communities with sustainable nutrition, garden projects and education.
Let’s be clear. Homoeopathy is about giving people plain water. It’s just water with nothing else in it. Homoeopathy might relieve a headache by the placebo effect if you’re stupid enough to believe that a bottle of water can make you better, but it can absolutely not treat AIDS, and to claim otherwise borders on the criminal.
The bullshit goes on:
In many ways homoeopathy is the perfect medicine for persons suffering from HIV/AIDS. AIDS means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Homoeopathy works by stimulating and enhancing the immune system and therefore it is precisely in this disease that homoeopathy can be most effective.
Medicine? Homoeopathy is not medicine. It’s quackery. Pseudo-science dressed up as treatment in order to make quacks rich fast. But what I find so objectionable about this campaign is the attempt to take advantage of AIDS victims in Africa. Surely there are enough rich fools in Europe willing to dig into their pockets.
What do you call an alternative medicine that has been proven to work?
There’s only one thing that homoeopathy can treat successfully: dehydration.
Everything else requires proven treatments, and there isn’t a single scientific study to support homoeopathy, which is hardly surprising since homoeopathy is about giving people water. Plain water with nothing else in it.
What sort of people would go to Africa and assure AIDS victims that a bottle of water will make them better?
UPdate: during the course of a discussion on Facebook, somebody sent me this link, perhaps intending to persuade me in favour of homeopathy. I came away converted to Scientology.