Alternative medicine or how to deal with charlatans
What would you think if your child went to institution to learn that amethyst crystals “emit a special energy Yin”, or that cancer can be cured with the help of coffee, injected into the buttocks? What if the student was taught that the heart is not a pump for pumping blood, as suggested medicine for many centuries, as “the head of human thinking and behavior”.
In this scenario, you would have required to return tuition fees. For over a decade “theories” like these have been studied in some state-accredited educational institutions of great Britain. Examples of teaching alternative medicine it was possible to observe Westminster and Edinburgh Medical Universities. Indeed, since the mid 90-ies of the last century, such theories were presented and studied as if they are related to this medicine.
“Non-traditional” (i.e., not based on proven facts) methods in medicine – is what scientists are fighting and opponents of various liteary for many years. Such methods of treatment can seem very harmless and even more convenient compared to conventional medicine. Unfortunately, exactly one: homeopathic treatment methods that are not based on proven facts and data, not only can help in case of any trouble, but also to cause significant predlagam.
Alternative medicine can significantly harm. Often the patient, in the hope non-traditional methods of treatment, begins to avoid intake of drugs that can cure or alleviate his condition. In particularly dangerous cases, such as, for example, when an AIDS patient begins to take various herbal tinctures and charges, the method of treatment may simply kill the patient. Some argue that Steve jobs (Steve Jobs), perhaps now would be alive if from the beginning she decided to treat pancreatic cancer not using questionable diets, and proven method is chemotherapy.
One of the senior researchers of a major British University was just amazed about the existence of these strange courses. Absolutely exactly what is needed to put an end to all these useless theories and teachings not only help in treatment but also can cause irreparable harm to human health. Moreover, relevant authorities should ensure that the students have studied an accredited academic discipline, not a course “practical magic”. Sad, but in reality no one watches it, despite the fact that unconventional methods of treatment assigned to quack methods. They mislead even the scientists and regulatory authorities that monitor the medicine. The Department of Health in Britain is confused, denied, or no such courses of nonconventional medicine in universities, despite numerous requests to do so.
The only organization that has achieved anything in this matter, that the British Committee on advertising standards (ASA). In advertising of homeopathic medicines are not able to identify the disease whose treatment is aimed this drug. In case of discrepancy indicated on the packaging with the actual contents of “drugs”, ASA makes a severe reprimand, and then solves this problem more radical.