Press release. Read and *headdesk*
Hepatitis-C is a virus that affects nearly 1 in 70 people in the United States alone. Hepatitis-C is a chronic inflammation of the liver which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver).
Dr. Rajesh Shah’s patented homeopathic medicine has had remarkably positive results in various trials and because of its homeopathic nature, has little risk of side effects and works with a person’s body rather than against it. The key to homeopathy is the fact that it helps the body’s natural curative abilities to take place. While treatment may take a little longer than that of traditional medicine (through vaccines and prescription medication, for example), the results of homeopathy are very powerful in their own right.
Dr. Shah’s homeopathic treatment for Hepatitis-C has been demonstrated to have a marked reduction in viral load as well as a reduction in Hepatitis-C symptoms amongst individuals who have symptomatic cases. This new homeopathic treatment for Hepatitis-C is much more affordable and safer than the traditional antiretroviral medications currently being used to treat the disease.
Life Force Homeopathy has formed a project with Dr. Shah, inviting patients suffering from Hepatitis-C to take part in the world’s first ever homeopathic clinical treatment of the disease. Patients will be given free trial medicine for the duration of the project (approximately six months), and the cost of the homeopathic medicine and the project itself will be paid for by sponsors. An independent ethics committee has already been formed (per ICMR guidelines) and has approved the clinical research trial.
This is a pile of crap. Homeopathy is scientifically implausible and has not been shown to work beyond that of placebo. Apart from the nonsense in this press release, I question the “independent ethics committee” on this since it is NOT ethical to do such a trial based on the knowledge we have right now that shows the plausibility of this treatment (none). It takes place in India where homeopathic and other alternative medical treatments are commonly used. This is a sad situation.
Want more info on homeopathy? Go here – Science based medicine. Because science based medicine is ACTUALLY the best kind. Magical thinking doesn’t work in the real world but the people mentioned above sure don’t get that.
The principles of homeopathy run contrary to modern science and have never been empirically established. The so-called law of similars, for example, is little more than an ancient and common superstition known as sympathetic magic – that things have an essence or essential quality that can be transferred. There is no scientific knowledge about biology or chemistry to support the notion that a small dose of a drug or substance will necessarily cause the symptoms it treats at higher doses.