According to the advertisement, it is “safe”, “natural”, “slows down aging”, “strengthens the immune system”, “reduces the risk of neoplasms and the development of cancer by 1.5–2 times,” while it “has no contraindications”. But what really is?
They are constantly trying to sell us deliberate nonsense – and now I will explain how to understand in five minutes that you are being deceived. For example, I’ll take Inyushin’s hydroplasm or nutrient water, which is actively promoted on the Internet.
1. There is no cure for all diseases
The authors write that hydroplasma is indicated for cancer, diseases of the blood, nervous system, lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary organs, skin, bones, muscles, kidneys, teeth, eyes, ears, nose and throat, as well as during pregnancy helps with old age and even wrinkles. If it seems to you that something is too good to be true, then most likely it is.
2. Fraudsters often come up with terms that are not used in science
We see that there are only two results, both in articles in Russian. In both cases, this is not about medicine or magic water. It is worth noting that if something were found in such a search, this would not guarantee that we are dealing with a real phenomenon. Alas, nonsense sometimes slips in scientific journals. But the lack of scientific articles mentioning the phenomenon, methodology, term, clearly indicates its far-fetchedness.
Previously, the creator of hydroplasma, Inyushin, used other terms that did not exist in science (“vacuum generator”, “entropy belt”, “cold geoplasm”) when he claimed to have created “barrage entropy neutralizers” supposedly capable of preventing earthquakes. For this, experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations managed to criticize him.
3. This is an innovative method invented by scientists, which has no scientific articles
Or almost none. Allegedly, one of the inventors of the hydroplasm was Viktor Inyushin, professor of biophysics, Kazakh National University. Al-Farabi, Honored Inventor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Academician of the Laser Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation. We drive the name of the inventor into the Scopus database. We find that there is only one suitable candidate: Inyushin, VM, which has two scientific articles (one in 1971, the other in 1987), both in Russian-language journals, without a single citation. Both are not related to revolutionary medical discoveries.
Again, the availability of scientific articles by the author does not guarantee that he really invented something worthwhile, but the lack of international scientific publications is reliable evidence that the author did not do high-quality scientific work.
4. The author of the methodology is a member of the dubious Academy of Sciences
In a good way, there is only one decent academy of sciences in Russia that has anything to do with natural sciences and medicine – the Russian Academy of Sciences. Although there you can meet members with pseudoscientific views. At the same time, anyone can create their own academy of sciences. There are well-known academies of sciences that collect pseudoscientists within themselves.
For example, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), the International Academy of Mega-Science, the Academy of Trinitarianism, the Russian Academy of Psychology, etc. The New York Academy of Sciences is also known, of which anyone can become a member for a modest fee.
If we drive into the search for the Laser Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, then in the first links we will see the news: “A case has been filed against the leadership of the Kaluga Laser Academy of Sciences LLC on the fact of illegal production and marketing of medical lasers, the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee for the Kaluga Region reports.” Typical fake academy. Typical “academics from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences”.
5. Sellers of medical services do not refer to scientific publications, but to patents and certificates
In the case of hydroplasma: “The results of many years of fruitful work have been the receipt of more than 150 patented inventions.” It is a common misconception that only something that works can be patented. A patent only indicates that you are the author of the invention. You are not required to prove that the invention works.
Here is an example of patent RU 2083239 for a method for treating aspen bacillus:
“A method for the symptomatic treatment of diseases, which consists in influencing the reflex or painful areas of a person’s body, characterized in that they use a stick made from aspen tree at the time of the new moon during the first 3-4 days of the moon, which is brought to the patient’s body with the lower end corresponding to the lower parts of a tree, making successive smooth progressive movements of the stick from top to bottom and in the opposite direction until it oscillates or attracts… ”
With certificates the same story. In this case, for certificates give out some pieces of paper signed by Inyushin himself. But in other cases, it can be quite official documents that say, for example, that the sugar that is added to the miracle cure is of high quality. Or that it uses drinking water. This does not say anything about whether a certified preparation or device is working, which can, for example, qualitatively measure skin conductivity, but they will pass it off as an aura meter. You can certify almost anything. Even homeopathy.
6. Network marketing, franchise work
In the case of hydroplasma, anyone is invited to start selling the miracle drug himself and make money on it. You won’t see a franchise selling normal medicine, such as aspirin. Network marketing, by virtue of its structure, means that some medical incompetent sellers will have a financial interest in order to sell the product more expensive to as many people as possible. Most likely, they will look for people as naive and unprotected as possible. This explains why gipdroplazma “shown” to everyone and for any disease. A classic example of franchised bullshit: commercial fingerprint fortune telling to identify talents and a future profession.
7. Using some marker words
In the case of hydrolasms, it is “biogenic”, “natural” or “natural”, “strengthens the immune system”, “activates the internal forces of the body”. In other cases, it may be other words: quantum, bioresonant, torsion, holistic. All this is used for marketing purposes to impart a scientific product to a commercial product. It is very characteristic that the same Inyushin owns the invention “Inyushin’s Pyramid, a vacuum neutralizer of anomalous zones”, which is capable of “blocking negative factors”. Here, every word is an obvious marker.
8. Lack of contraindications
If the medicine has an effect, then obviously this effect may be too much. In almost any medicine, side effects and overdoses are possible. In some cases, we are simply dealing with something unexplored (therefore, the side effects are unknown), which is also not a compliment to a medical device.
In principle, just one or two of the items listed are enough to recognize pseudo-medical nonsense with high probability. In the case of hydroplasma, we have pseudoscientific bingo. I very much sympathize with all consumers who were misled by the aggressive marketing of this nonsense. Alas, along with hydroplasma there are hundreds (if not thousands!) Of pseudo-medical drugs, devices and treatment methods. I hope that the above signs will help to recognize them.