Govt spends $140k on homeopathy research

The Federal Government has spent almost one million dollars figuring out whether quackery such as iridology and the dubious therapy ‘rolfing’ are efficacious, including at least $140,000 on homeopathy.

The quest has been delegated to the country’s peak medical research body, the NHMRC, whose researchers might have scratched their heads upon receiving the list of 18 targeted therapies.

‘Rolfing’, for example, is described as a holistic system of fascia manipulation that organises the whole body in gravity.

It is a type of massage therapy. Others are well