Broadcaster NDR described the 29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps”.just plain stupidity,
The group of "Heilpraktikers" was discovered at the hotel where they held their conference in the town of Handeloh, south of Hamburg, on Friday.
More than 150 medical staff, ambulances and police descended on the scene and took the raving delegates to hospital.
The patients, aged between 24 and 56, were found suffering from delusions, breathing problems, racing hearts and cramps, with some in a serious condition, Deutsche Welle reported.
Tests on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic drug 2C-E, which is known as Aquarust in Germany and has been illegal there since the end of last year.
Some are wondering if they were doing a “proving” – a group test of a “remedy”. Provings with LSD have been done before. They are unscientific, subjective and worthless. But perhaps in this case, the dose was actually viable (unlike with the rest of homeopathy) and they were affected. Or, something else is going on. We’ll have to see. Updates are appreciated.
or shock of all shocks part of a vast conspiracy to kill off alt-med practitioners. Something Hill alluded to and Kim LaCapria does a good job explaining why that idea is bunk:
On 7 September 2015, the unreliable alternative health web site Health Nut News published a blog post titled “US NEWS: 29 Holistic Doctors/ND’s Poisoned, Some suffering “life threatening conditions” at Conference (Criminal investigation Underway).” That blog post was authored by a person who previously claimed multiple unrelated doctors’ deaths in mid-2015 were part of a shadowy, as-of-yet unexplained conspiracy; her description of the incident in Germany framed those who fell ill as “doctors” and their ingestion of the drug as a definitive, deliberate poisoning (and the ensuing investigation as into what was ostensibly a criminal attempt to harm them),,,Homeopathy conference ends in chaos after delegates take hallucinogenic drug - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent
So while it’s true 29 attendees at a holistic conference were sickened by the ingestion of a meth-based drug known as Aquarust, those attendees were likely not all “holistic doctors.” Moreover, the circumstances under which they ingested the substance remained unconfirmed; authorities believed it most likely victims were misled as to the nature of a substance before they ingested it. No credible reports offered anything in the way of evidence (or even suggestion) that the conference attendees were deliberately poisoned in an attempt to do them harm.