A Thornlie naturopath, who says he was the only Australian chosen to attend a recent international conference on homeopathy, claims natural medicine is gaining a foothold in Australia. [...] Mr Cathles said he spoke at the conference about his area of specialty, called "biomesotherapy", a treatment that uses homeopathic methods, including saline injections, to combat acute and chronic pain in adults.
It also appears Mr Cathles has some remarkable insights into disease (or is it "dis-ease"?):
naturopaths believe that bacteria and viruses do not directly cause the symptoms accompanying disease
Naturopaths appear to come from a totally different planet to everyone else.
If you, like EoR, have never heard of "biomesotherapy", you are not alone. A search on Google returned only eight pages of results (in terms of alternative therapy listings on Google, this is an almost nonexistent therapy), the great bulk of which were all from Australian sites (even though Mr Cathles states biomesotherapy is Big in Europe and has been practiced there for decades).
One such is the Tara Centre which states biomesotherapy (or "biopuncture", which sounds like something that involves a flat tire):
Biomesotherapy involves the combination of introducing homoeopathic products and the stimulation of specific points in the body with a saline solution. Homoeopathic medicine is administered as an oral spray under the tongue which allows 9 times better absorption than pills. In order to stimulate the extracellular matrix, the sterile saline solution is injected subcutaneously which will activate the action of the homoeopathic directly to the site where it is required. The needles used are very fine and more like acupuncture needles. Most people are surprised how easily and quickly injections are given.
So, if EoR understands that rightly, disproven magical water treatments are administered sublingually, while harmless (unless a vital organ is punctured, or sterile procedures are not maintained) salt water is injected into the skin. He's not quite sure how the disparate locations of application of these two remedies work, but he suspects it's something like a synergistic intelligent cellular quantum effect (ie alternatista bullshit).
While at the Tara Centre, EoR also couldn't resist having a look at Nasal Therapy which is applied by the following method:
The client lies on his/her back with head tilted enough so that the nostrils are almost parallel to the ceiling. An individually selected preparation of homoeopathic solutions is then slowly dripped into each nostril. This is followed by the head being gently rocked from side to side
This sounds like Traditional Chinese Medicine to EoR or, at least, Traditional Chinese Water Torture.
While the Tara Centre believes
Biomesotherapy is especially used for acute and chronic pain.
This site seems to think it's the alternative answer to plastic surgery:
It is possible to get rid of fat without having an invasive procedure. For those who find liposuction "too much", Mesotherapy for fat-loss and body contouring is the answer.
This is an amazing, brilliant, incredible procedure that involves
the practice of using microinjections of conventional, homeopathic medications and/or vitamins, minerals and plant extracts into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin). This process enables healing or corrective treatment to a specific area of the body. Biomesotherapy is the use of complex homeopathic remedies in microinjections. Mesotherapy is used in a variety of cosmetic applications including: cellulite reduction, spot fat reduction and skin rejuvenation. Mesotherapy is the most successful cellulite reduction treatment available today. For body sculpting, Mesotherapy is a powerful alternative to procedures such as liposuction and plastic surgeries. Mesotherapy is a safe, non-invasive anti-aging tool to improve skin tone and texture, decrease wrinkles and stimulate the scalp.
EoR isn't quite sure what "microinjections" are, nor what amount is injected. It also appears that the actual penetration of the dermis is minimal. At least this method involves injection of the homeopathic solution (ie water) directly, rather than in conjunction with salt water. Which presumably just shows that no matter what method you use the results are the same (ie placebo). Indeed, fat reduction by this method is permanent
as long as the patient adheres to a proper nutrition and exercise regimen
Which would, of course, lead to permanent fat reduction without the magic microinjections of fairy dust.