Dec 21, 16 13:53 UTC
Reference Sites for the Non-Viability of Holistic Medicine ¶
It really saddens me to see this forum section in the health and safety area. If Asgardia is going to be a nation based on science then holistic "alternative" medicines have no place here. Alternative and holistic medicine misleads the patient into thinking their getting treatment when all they're getting is illusionary and, at best, placebo effect results.
Please bookmark these pages and use them liberally when thinking about the validity and use of holistic medicine.
Since acupuncture was mentioned specifically in the description:
A common refrain from these practitioners is that these methods don't cause any harm, so why worry about them, but that is far from the truth. From people treating their autistic children with bleach enemas to people treating cancer patients with Reiki there is a lot of harm done. To see just how much damage is done use this reference.
My position, in keeping with the scientific consensus, is that these methods are dangerous pseudoscience at best and willing fraud at worst. These methods don't have any place in Asgardia.