Alopecia Angel: Is it a Science Based Treatment for Alopecia?
I've heard it many times, almost like political propaganda from people and groups affiliated with alopecia, "if its not science based with a double blind study then..."
What is a double blind study? A double-blind study is one in which neither the participants nor the experimenters know who is receiving a particular treatment. This procedure is utilized to prevent bias in research results. Double-blind studies are particularly useful for preventing bias due to demand characteristics or the placebo effect.
Let’s take a closer look at what we mean by a double-blind study and how this type of procedure works. As mentioned previously, double-blind indicates that the participants and the experimenters are unaware of who is receiving the real treatment. What exactly do we mean by ‘treatment?’ In a psychology experiment, the treatment is the level of the independent variable that the experimenters are manipulating.This can be contrasted with a single-blind study in which the experimenters are aware of which participants are receiving the treatment while the participants remain unaware. In such studies, researchers may use what is known as a placebo. A placebo is an inert substance, such as a sugar pill, that has no effect on the individual taking it. The placebo pill is given to participants who are randomly assigned to the control group. A control group is a subset of participants who are not exposed to any levels of the independent variable. This group serves as a baseline to determine if exposure to the independent variable had any significant effects.Those randomly assigned to the experimental group are given the treatment in question. Data collected from both groups is then compared to determine if the treatment had some impact on the dependent variable. All participants in the study will take a pill, but only some of them will receive the real drug under investigation. The rest of the subjects will receive the inactive placebo. With a double-blind study, the participants and the experimenters have no idea who is receiving the real drug and who is receiving the sugar pill.
However the above placebo and above drugs or double blind study attributes do not correspond to Alopecia Angel or our method of treatment, because we do not use pharmaceuticals. We do not sell vitamins or drugs. In addition, we do not believe that drugs made in a laboratory will heal or cure alopecia... just like the medical community has stated.
So, the need for a double blind study is erroneous and not applicable.
Furthermore, Alopecia Angel is science based. Biology is a science. And when you support your body and your health by eliminating the bad and increasing the good, your biology changes, you health changes and improves. We are healing you from the inside out. We look at diet and lifestyle, correct and make changes where needed and thus you have success stories that are found on our website.