Elena December 22, at 9: There is such a thing as group karma.
February 21, at If I point to someone and call them a fat ss that is harmful because while they may be overweight it carries a lot of negative social connotations that are undeserved.
February 20, at Hypotheses are experimentally invalided all the time, why is this suddenly an issue to be upset by or at worst something that borders on racism see below? Lena The term itself is derogatory to the people who practice it traditionally.
Barbara August 9, at 4: Penny Lane February 20, at Working Hypothesis February 20, at But I would never tell a pregnant woman who was choosing to have an epidural all about the birth complications which stem from epidurals… because it is THEIR body and THEIR choice what to do with that body.
This is the same situation. To make claims that a medical practice does things that it does not actually do is grossly and fundamentally unethical. I have said nothing about the people who chose to to have these procedures done to them, only to the practices themselves.
I never said it was a scientific categorization, where did you get that from? LawBee February 21, at A term of art has a specific meaning in a profession or area. Ex-Academic, Future Accountant February 20, at Western medicine does recognize that acupuncture can benefit certain people with certain conditions but much like a drug it can have different effects in different people and some people receive more of a benefit than others do.
Hills to Die on Same—it was really rude and could be phrased in a far more professional manner. Anna February 20, at 2: They wrote in to an advice blog.
Observer I was trying to put my finger on how to put my discomfort with the letter. This is exactly it. Lots of useless folk treatments have existed for hundreds or thousands of years.
Anion February 20, at Nicole Maria February 20, at 2: Please just be considerate: Not one person is saying that. She can believe and say what she likes. I do not answer to you. I know this is difficult to accept, but what I say or think is not up to you.
I do not have to run it by you for approval first, and I do not need to be scolded by you for repeating facts. Double standards are not okay.
Either both you and the people scolding you have the right to say their piece despite their target finding their words deeply offensive, or neither of you do.
Anion Scold all you like.
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