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Anti-vaccination nutjob being promoted by The Hierophant

By Masquara - 16 October 2013 52

I don’t mind too much the Hierophant herbalist above the Griffith Shops  charging high prices for plastic dragon and dolphin figurines,  and if many of their clients are people whose “spiritual” schtick is to buy blown glass “cosmic” objects made in sweatshops by Chinese workers, I guess whether that’s ultimately harmful is for economics experts. But I think the Hierophant has crossed a line by promoting this anti-vaccination nutjob. Here is the text of a flyer (minus a photo of “Dr” Golden that I can’t figure out how to post) that the Hierophant is promoting. And he is almost certainly NOT a medical doctor. (And wasn’t an anti-vaccination network with similar dangerous messages ordered by a court to stop its promotions last year?)

Homeoprophylaxis – A clinical overview for Implementation of HP Programs – Dr Isaac Golden

Homeoprophylaxis is still a controversial issue for many homeopaths and other practitioners and its history and evidentiary base is frequently misunderstood. Dr Isaac Golden, a leading expert in this field has offered to deliver a talk over 4 sessions to a diversity of practitioners and students of any modality, to assist in further education on this subject as well as the treatment of vaccine damage – from autism and ADHD to asthma and eczema.

Topics covered:

The immunisation controversy will be discussed frankly.

The identification and treatment of vaccine damaged children will occupy the first part of the seminar. Isaac will present new research relating to both treatment protocols as well as a Materia Medica of some common vaccines.

The second part of the seminar will focus on the evidence base of homoeoprophylaxis (homeopathic immunisation) for both long-term and short-term protection. The now considerable international evidence supporting both the effectiveness and safety will be presented.

Practitioners will be presented with practical options to offer their patients, and as much time as is required will be devoted to answering questions.

Date: Sunday 17th November 2013

Time: 9:30am – 4:30

Cost : Practitioner – $200 / Student – $120

Venue : The Hierophant , 6 Barker Street Griffith ACT – upstairs at the Griffith Shops

Bookings are essential and payment must be made when booking

Phone the Hierophant on 02 xxxxxx to ensure your place or email xxxx@cbit.net.au for further enquiries.

[Ed – I’ve written it 10,000 times, but email images to images@the-riotact.com ]

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52 Responses to
Anti-vaccination nutjob being promoted by The Hierophant
c_c™ 3:23 pm 16 Oct 13

A check of the AHPRA database shows no one by the name Isaac Golden is or has been registered. So he’s definitely not a medical practitioner.

Regarding Homeopathy in general, the WHO concluded in a report that many homeopathy treatments contain substances that can be hazardous if dispensed in too high a concentration, and some are potentially dangerous at any concentration. Much like vaccines and for that matter any 21st century medicine, the difference is those are heavily tested and subject to recalls if problems emerge. Homeopaths on the other hand are free to trade in their snake oil as they wish, all the while claiming it’s safer.

YeahBuddy 1:01 pm 16 Oct 13

There was a Law and Order: SVU episode about something like this once.

Gungahlin Al 12:56 pm 16 Oct 13

100% with you on this one Masquara.

How some people can hang on so desperately to this “vaccination causes autism” crap defies my ability to comprehend. The original “study” was a fraud. It’s been pulled and shot down by numerous other credible studies.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-01-06/autism-vaccine-study-an-elaborate-fraud/1896798

(BTW AVN was told they had to change their misleading name.)

Yet decades later, here we are still having this same stupid “debate”. Just like climate change.
Take one 20-round magazine, 19 live bullets, one blank. Randomly insert bullets into magazine. Insert magazine, point gun at your child. Pull trigger.

Deref 12:29 pm 16 Oct 13

I’m surprised that you’re surprised. The Heirophant is just another new-age mumbo-jumbo snake oil merchant. Birds of a feather and all that.

eyeLikeCarrots 11:43 am 16 Oct 13

Wonderful….. now he’s making money out of the AV lunacy…

I’m tempted to go. Its worth the $200 to show up and throw a bucket of blood on him.

Apparently the world is flat, the climate isin’t changing at all and we should all be thinking about bloodletitng as a cure for everything from hayfever to AIDS.

Zan 11:18 am 16 Oct 13

…I think it’s criminally negligent to put your own children at risk….and unconscionable to put other children at risk because you’re an ignorant hick who believes any conspiracy theory thrown at you no matter how flawed and dubious it is.

No only their children but the people who they come into contact with the said children.

Zan 11:15 am 16 Oct 13

mossrocket said :

… homeopaths replace doctors as sources of medical advice.

Judging by what was on Insight last night, doctors do not know everything, just what the pharmaceutical companies tell them.

Stevian 11:01 am 16 Oct 13

One nutjob promoting another. Is that such a surprise?

thebrownstreak69 10:46 am 16 Oct 13

zorro29 said :

I think it’s criminally negligent to put your own children at risk….and unconscionable to put other children at risk because you’re an ignorant hick who believes any conspiracy theory thrown at you no matter how flawed and dubious it is.

+ a shiteload. Vaccination is cheap, easy, and very effective. Vaccinate your kids!

zorro29 10:32 am 16 Oct 13

beejay76 said :

Good lord, and they’re charging a fortune for this rubbish. This winds me up. “Vaccine damaged children”: what a load of tosh. I’m looking forward to the day when someone brings a class action against dicks like these for damages when their “homeoprophylaxis” fails to protect children from harm.

+1 (I think there may have been a case in the US of negligent homicide recently but I don’t think they made it stick)

The thing is that babies under 6 months (or maybe 12 but I forget) can’t receive the MMR vaccine and (therefore) are at fatal risk from unvaccinated children. Toddlers can usually deal with the mumps but babies can’t.

It’s highly irresponsible and based on “science” that was cooked up by a vaccine production company that produced just the measles vaccine (or one of them) and didn’t want this triple vaccination as it would put them out of business. Then it turned out that making this stuff up was making them money as well so they stuck with the lies.

The risks from the vaccinations are minute and all medications have risks.

In many states in the US, unvaccinated children can not be enrolled in a public school. I didn’t keep track on the progress of this in Aust (did NSW end up implementing this?)…someone else may know.

I think it’s criminally negligent to put your own children at risk….and unconscionable to put other children at risk because you’re an ignorant hick who believes any conspiracy theory thrown at you no matter how flawed and dubious it is.

mossrocket 10:20 am 16 Oct 13

Here’s a good introduction to Homeopathy by the UKs national health service: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/homeopathy/pages/introduction.aspx

and here’s a great debunking website: http://www.1023.org.uk/why-you-cant-trust-homeopathy.php

Why You Can’t Trust Homeopathy

It doesn’t work

When tested under rigorous conditions – when neither the patient nor the doctor knows whether they’re using homeopathy or not until all of the tests are done – homeopathy has shown to work no better than a sugar pill. That doesn’t mean people do not feel better after taking homeopathy; only that those feelings aren’t related to the homeopathy. This is known as the placebo effect and is often misunderstood. Conventional medicine also has a placebo effect, on top of its other benefits.

The choice between medicine and homeopathy comes down to a simple question: would you have a placebo, or a placebo plus a treatment that has been proven to work?

mossrocket 10:14 am 16 Oct 13

Doctors of Homeopathy are qualified in nothing, so their opinion is worth nothing.

Unfortunately, as shown by this course, homeopathy can have surprising and dangerous side-effects.

These have nothing to do directly with any particular homeopathic remedy (as they are only sugar pills or water) but rather they are an indirect result of what happens when homeopaths replace doctors as sources of medical advice.

beejay76 9:59 am 16 Oct 13

Good lord, and they’re charging a fortune for this rubbish. This winds me up. “Vaccine damaged children”: what a load of tosh. I’m looking forward to the day when someone brings a class action against dicks like these for damages when their “homeoprophylaxis” fails to protect children from harm.

Erg0 9:54 am 16 Oct 13

Ugh. My favourite bit is where they promise to frankly “discuss” the immunusation “controversy”, followed by diagnosing people with diseases caused by immunisation. The only misunderstanding of homeopathy’s “history and evidentiary base” is by people who think that either exists.

CrocodileGandhi 9:33 am 16 Oct 13

The AVN weren’t ordered to stop their promotions. They were ordered to explicitly state that their operations are “Anti Vaccination”. Previously they were stating that they were providing information in order for people to make choices about vaccinations. Yet even a cursory glance at their materials shows that it is 100% against vaccinations and doesn’t in any way provide the possibility of a rational choice.

There’s also the fact that what they’ve been saying is entirely rubbish, has been demonstrably discredited and is extremely dangerous.

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