“Quackish” degree courses, such as aromatherapy, reflexology and acupuncture, are being scrapped at many universities. Homoeopathy has been dropped altogether, due to declining student applications and campaigns by scientists against non-evidence based forms of medicine.
While many taxpayers will be pleased their money is no longer being spent teaching students the benefits of yin energy or any other subject for which there is no clinical evidence, the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) insists the course closures are “very disappointing”.“A significant number of people find complementary health therapies to be very helpful; it would be a shame if there were no trained practitioners to treat them,” says Maggy Wallace, chair of the CNHC.
“It’s arrogant not to accept an individual’s opinion as evidence that a certain treatment has benefited them.”
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WHOA, stop right there… Who is arrogant!? You, who assumes that promoting such supernatural nonsense is ethical and making money off of it.
The rest of the article is an uncritical personal testimonial – an ad to go to her alt med practitioner. Absolutely meaningless as evidence and and example of really pathetic shilling.
But, very glad to hear that the push to get such idiocy out of schools is working!