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"Amy used ConMed treatment for herself and her family until her 3 year old son showed signs of autism, and that started her search for a safer form of medicine. She found homeopathy, and as she says, "after two years of treatment, he was testing normally and was released from eligibility for special education benefits".

The skeptics will dismiss this experience as anacdotal; but then they would, wouldn't they!

Steve Scrutton, Homeopathy Safe Medicine 39 Comments [10/16/2012 3:11:49 AM]
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Homeopathy is 100% safe. Its as safe as drinking clean water.

10/16/2012 3:21:40 AM

Diatryma

Well it IS anecdotal, isn't it? Homeopathy does bring immediate relief, to be sure... to the wallet of anyone who buys this cr*p.

10/16/2012 3:45:28 AM

ScrappyB

Safe, yes. Effective, no.

10/16/2012 3:53:13 AM

Stonespiral

I'm betting that 'Amy' never existed.

10/16/2012 3:53:34 AM

rubber chicken

Yes! They would, because it is!

10/16/2012 4:08:47 AM



Anedoctal? No
Fictional? Yes

10/16/2012 4:28:00 AM

Leighton Buzzard

So he turned out not to be autistic. Good for him. Meanwhile, let's hope he doesn't get really ill, cos his Momma might not get real medicine, and kill him with only her magic water.

10/16/2012 4:56:15 AM

VioletBeauregarde

Ladies and gentlemen...meet the new Neumanns! Feel free to boo, jeer, taunt and throw rotten produce but please try to refrain from violence.

10/16/2012 5:03:29 AM

Kuno

[…] The skeptics will dismiss this experience as anacdotal; but then they would, wouldn't they!

You know, just because you are predicting what your critics will be saying does not mean that they are wrong…

And correct me if I am wrong, but this is just “anacdotal”[sic] evidence. If it is not just made up by you (or Amy).

10/16/2012 5:04:51 AM

gravematter

I 100% believe this story. However, one child "showing signs" of autism and then turning out not to actually have autism, is hardly fucking earth-shattering. What would be earth-shattering, however, is if a glass of water turned out to be a cure for anything except mild dehydration.

10/16/2012 5:30:23 AM

Doubting Thomas

Yes, because homeopathic "medicine" is nothing but water.

10/16/2012 6:00:29 AM

Mister Spak

What else would skeptics call shit.

10/16/2012 6:05:01 AM

David B.

I heard about this guy Steve that relied on anecdotal evidence once? It turned out to be totally bogus and he ended up looking like a complete window licker!

10/16/2012 6:14:48 AM

Dr. Razark

@#1458937
"Homeopathy is 100% safe. Its as safe as drinking clean water."

I'm not sure I can agree with your definition of "safe". Refusing to give someone medicine and saying "drink this magic water instead" is not safe. It's as evil as faith healing.

10/16/2012 6:26:14 AM

Anon-e-moose

"The skeptics will dismiss this experience as anacdotal; but then they would, wouldn't they!"

Well, until Homeopathy can regenerate a missing limb (unlike, say... a windpipe transplant from bone marrow Stem Cell generation; via proven medical science), then a definite case of...:



It's the reason why this pioneering British technique has been passed by the MHRA, and Homoeopathy never will. Because it's been proven to work.

When your 'magic water' can do exactly the same, let us know. We won't be holding our breaths, though (pun may or may not be intended).

10/16/2012 6:31:50 AM

Toothygrin

"Showing signs of" =/= "diagnosed with". Unless a doctor said "this is autism", it's not. But thn, the reason you do woo like you do is because you don't trust doctors anyway.

So stop using current medicinal terminology and call it "demons" or "misaligned crystals" or tainted auras or whatever you idiots call it

10/16/2012 7:32:30 AM

JSS

Oh no! The almighty and irrefutable ad hominem attack! What are we skeptics to do?

10/16/2012 8:17:09 AM



Autism cannot be cured, precisely - but a child will learn to compensate and deal with their differences; those two years were what did it, not the homeopathy.

10/16/2012 8:45:40 AM

louislois

I'd love to hear this freak's opinions on vaccines.

10/16/2012 8:47:25 AM

John_in_Oz

Homeopathy has been found to be 82% effective at inducing the placebo effect.

10/16/2012 9:07:43 AM

Ebon

The skeptics will dismiss this experience as anacdotal

That doesn't prevent them being right.

10/16/2012 9:10:15 AM

Beccs

I cured 100 people of HIV by having them ride up and down in crowded elevators for 10 straight hours.

The skeptics will dismiss this experience as anecdotal; but then they would, wouldn't they!

10/16/2012 11:43:34 AM

checkmate

She found homeopathy

Years ago I was going out with a girl who was into homeopathy. So, one day I gave her a homeopathic gold necklace with matching earrings. The gold was so thin, you couldn't see or feel it.

She didn't think it was funny. ;-)

10/16/2012 12:16:36 PM

Mattiedef

Sounds more Conspiracy Theory to me!

As someone who struggled with actual asberger's (Very similar condition, sometimes referred to as a mild form of autism) I can say that two years would be pretty small time period to 'adjust' to normal life.

I'm functional and mostly treated, but between general social phobia due to being unable to know if I'm doing something herp derp or not, my inability to read reactions, and lack of volume control still frustrates me in non-Internet based communication.

Though realistically, 3 years old is way early to truely be autistic. The 'sign' was probably just having difficulty with speaking or something similar. Since most mild forms have to do with socialization, you don't really know that well until they start to interact heavily with others and really show signs of not being able to learn interactions normally. I was actually thought to be ADHD until I was at least six when it was clear I had no attention disorder, I was obsessive, but had huge problems with people (Which ADHD usually doesn't have.). Psychological diagnosis is usually a long and intensive process if there's multiple overlaps.

10/16/2012 12:25:01 PM

dp

"The skeptics will dismiss this experience as anacdotal; but then they would, wouldn't they!"

and they'd be right, wouldn't they INAPPROPRIATE PUNCTUATION

10/16/2012 1:13:46 PM
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