Via DC’s Improbable Science I learn that Homeopath Dr. (sic) Manish Bhatia has sent out a panic email newsletter whining about the recent anti-homeopathy bloggers (yay!) and newspaper articles. The impact of all this is apparently that homeopathy is “bleeding to death” (we wish):
Those who are organizing this anti-homeopathy campaign have been SO SUCCESSFUL that most homeopaths in UK have seen a 50% drop in their practice in the last 2 years. In fact most of them get to see only 3-4 patients a week.
I’m puzzled. Surely, due to homeopathic principles, seeing fewer patients should make their homeopathic practices stronger. They obviously can’t be doing it right.
(Cartoon from The North Texas Skeptics.)
But it’s interesting to see how the homeopaths are fighting back:
Most of them are looking to add other things with their practice like massage, acupuncture etc. They can’t earn their bread with their homeopathic practice.
Great. Their unproven woo isn’t earning them enough money so (you guessed it) they add another piece of unproven woo. And I thought it was only Big Pharma that was in it for the money.