Thursday, June 26, 2014

#1094: Karen Rowe et al.

Karen Rowe

Acupuncture doesn’t work, and integrating acupuncture with homeopathy doesn’t exactly help. Karen Rowe thinks otherwise. By adding homeopathy to acupuncture Rowe came up with “acupoint injection therapy,” which is so idiotic that it landed one of its practitioners an appearance on The Dr. Oz. Show. The idea is to inject homeopathic remedies into acupuncture meridian points, and according to Rowe “what makes this system of medicine so remarkably effective is that it is one of the few therapies that is administered directly into the matrix of the body,” which is about as accurate and meaningful a claim as it sounds. The goal is … you guessed it … to detoxify your body.

Akhila Bourne
Of course people have taken acupuncture even further. There is, for instance, Russ Greenfields “biopuncture”, and Akhila Rosemary Bourne & Manohar Croke promote something they call … colorpuncture – esogetic colorpuncture, in fact. The guiding idea is that “we know today that man is essentially a being of light. And the modern science of photobiology ... is presently proving this.” Right. “In terms of healing ... the implications are immense. We now know, for example, that ... light can initiate, or arrest, cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can be virtually repaired, within hours, by faint beams of light.” Actually, I don’t think Bourne & Croke know what “know” means.
Manohar Croke
Colorpuncture consists of shining colored lights on acupuncture points. Nothing more is needed, since esogetic colorpuncture is designed to “address the non-physical origins of illness as well as its physical symptoms.” Indeed.

Diagnosis: Loonery and quackery without limits, and it is rather hard to believe that these practitioners actually believe that their techniques work. They surely cannot describe the mechanisms in anything resembling a coherent, accurate manner, and can definitely not provide evidence that stand up to even the most charitable scrutiny. 

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