Homeopathy: Great Medicine or Dangerous Pseudoscience?

Homeopathy: Great Medicine or Dangerous Pseudoscience?
Debate on March 22, 2013 at University of Connecticut

Following the debate that was held between Drs. André Saine and Steven Novella at the University of Connecticut Medical Center on March 22, 2013 on whether homeopathy is a great medicine or a dangerous psuedoscience, Drs. Saine and Novella have agree to pursue further this debate into an in depth, professional discussion through questions, answers and comments. On a monthly basis for the coming year, each will ask the other a question that will require a response within a maximum of 30 days. The goal of this debate is to critically examine the contradictory claims made by each party: On one hand, homeopaths are claiming since Hahnemann that homeopathy is the science of medicinal therapeutics par excellence, while on the other hand, skeptics are claiming that homeopathy is a dangerous pseudoscience. By using the best of scientific thinking and by sticking only to facts and sound reasoning on this purely scientific question, Drs. Saine and Novella should eventually come to the same conclusion, as true scientists are self-critical, and true science is self-correcting.

Debate » http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/f45177db9279460797ffe70714a3f5611d

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Homeopathy is so well trusted that 300 million patients in more than 80 nations use it.” In 2011 | A massive study showing homeopathy more cost-effective than any other forms of medicine, traditional or alternative, was commissioned by the Swiss government.

“Homeopathy is so well trusted that 300 million patients in more than 80 nations use it.”Homeopathy is so well trusted that 300 million patients in more than 80 nations use it.” In 2011 | A massive study showing homeopathy more cost-effective than any other forms of medicine, traditional or alternative, was commissioned by the Swiss government.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/01/28/karen-wehrstein-homeopathy-offers-hope/

The significance of “nonsignificance” in randomized controlled studies: a discussion inspired by a double-blinded study on St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) for premenstrual symptoms.

The significance of “nonsignificance” in randomized controlled studies: a discussion inspired by a double-blinded study on St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) for premenstrual symptoms.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15673985

Homeopathy Leads in Italy

In Italy, there over 5,000 homeopathic physicians, 7,000 pharmacies dispensing homeopathic medicines, and 20 different laboratories. In a study in the early part of the last decade, 8.2 millions Italians reported using homeopathy and approximately 90% of them said they were helped by the treatment!!

Homeopathy works – not acceptable to British Researchers homeopathic_medicine

Homeopathy works – not acceptable to British Researchers
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Homeopathy :: Homeopathy works – not acceptable to British Researchers

I believe British researchers and pharmaceutical lobby have made their mindset not to accept the efficacy of homeopathic medicines in particular and finally not accepting homeopathy system of therapeutics. In the first week of this month, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said “Homeopathic products are ‘clearly not’ medicines and should carry labels warning that there is ‘no scientific evidence for homeopathy’ “.

Responding to draft guidance on the advertising of homeopathic medicines published by the MHRA this week, the society expressed concerns that the public does not understand the principles on which homeopathy is based, and said there was ‘general confusion’ about the difference between homeopathic and herbal products.

On 13th Nov. RHEUMATOLOGY – a UK based journal published that “Homeopathy has clinical benefits in rheumatoid arthritis patients that are attributable to the consultation process but not the homeopathic remedy”.

Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis who visited a homeopathic doctor experienced significant reductions in pain, inflammation and other key markers of the disease, the research shows. Yet it made no difference whether the solution they received was a genuine homeopathic tincture prescribed to treat rheumatism, or a placebo.

Researchers are from the School of Medicine, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, and Center for Managing Chronic Disease, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK.

Their main objective was to assess whether any benefits from adjunctive homeopathic intervention in patients with RA are due to the homeopathic consultation, homeopathic remedies or both.

Exploratory double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial conducted from January 2008 to July 2008, in patients with active stable RA receiving conventional therapy. Eighty-three participants from three secondary care UK outpatient clinics were randomized to 24 weeks of treatment with either homeopathic consultation (further randomized to individualized homeopathy, complex homeopathy or placebo) or non-homeopathic consultation (further randomized to complex homeopathy or placebo).

Patients were randomized into five groups. Of the five groups, three received a homeopathic consultation (Groups 1 – 3) and two (Groups 4 and 5) did not. The consultation groups were further randomized to individualized treatment (Group 1), a homeopathic complex for RA (Group 2) or placebo (Group 3).

Non-consultation participants were allocated complex (Group 4) or placebo (Group 5); individualized homeopathy can only be prescribed through a consultation.

This study has not disclosed the homeopathic remedies given to Group 1 patients.

Researchers commented “Homeopathic intervention in patients with chronic, active but relatively stable RA has significant clinical benefits that are attributable mainly to the homeopathic consultation process. There appeared to be no specific benefit from the homeopathic remedies themselves”.

Researchers acknowledged the participant homeopaths, June Daniels and Hugh Harrison, and Francis Treuherz, homeopath for help with technical homeopathic queries.

Researchers concluded that homeopathic consultations but not homeopathic remedies are associated with clinically relevant benefits for patients with active but relatively stable RA.

This work was supported by the National Institute of Health Research, the Samueli Institute, USA, the Southampton Complementary Medicine Research Trust and National Health Service Fund for Science.

In the last Researchers mentioned “Disclosure statement: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.”

This study clearly shows that individualized homeopathic treatment works, but such outcome is not accepted to these researchers.

Recently, we witnessed an International Homeopathic event in India organized by AHML (Asian Homoeopathic Medical League). We were happy sharing our results & success stories amongst ourselves that homeopathy works and we have evidences, but we could not founded any statement for such derogatory agencies.

I raised this question in one of the scientific session whether we are going to release any guideline or policy for homeopathic clinical trials/research which must be accepted universally. In spite of large gathering of senior homeopaths from many countries, government agencies and private parishioners, we could not release any guideline which might have curbed such reports.

I would appeal here that we need to have some mechanism from Indian govt. agencies like CCRH, CCH, HPL and others to establish the scientificity of homeopathic medicines and homeopathy and that to be accepted worldwide.

Dr. Anil Singhal’s Blog

I am a practicing homeopathic physician at Delhi and Gurgaon for the last 23 years (Dr. Anil Singhal’s Homeopathic Clinic – Gurgaon, India). I am actively involved in teaching homeopathic subjects in various homeopathic institutes, post-graduate workshops and seminars. I have presented my papers in many homeopathic colleges at Jaipur, Ludhiana, Gwalior, etc. Various research papers and articles are published in national and international magazenes. I am associated with many universities as an examiner and paper-setter too.

I am a visiting faculty to Nehru Homeopathic Medical College, New Delhi, Dr. BR Sur Homeopathic Medical College, New Delhi, and Bakson Homeopathic Medical College, Greater Noida.

I keep posting my articles on health issues and homeopathy here at http://www.anilsinghal.com/blog/

 

 

 

Homeopathy The alternative Medical system has been approved in Malaysia. The bill which gives freedom to practise the system officially last June, is a welcome move not only it will reduce the congestion in the Public Hospitals but produce a healthy population free of side effects.

RUSSIAN PUBLIC SUPPORT HOMEOPATHY

Russia: “Homeopathy is one of the directions of traditional medicine, which have the full right to be used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases in combination with the methods of evidence-based medicine. This conclusion was reached by participants of the round table “Methods of traditional medicine in modern healthcare”, devoted to the problems of homoeopathy. The event was held today in the Public Chamber. Most participants came to the conclusion that homoeopathy, like other methods of traditional medicine, should be actively studied and taught to students of medical universities.” RG.RU Russian Newspaper 14 November 2017

Note

Homeopathy in Russia dates back to 1824 and during the 1830 cholera epidemic homeopathic doctors actively rendered medical assistance to the victims. The epidemic’s intensification and the difficulties in treating cholera compelled the Russian medical community to send a letter to the founder of homeopathy, Dr Samuel Hahnemann, who suggested Camphora, Arsenicum, Veratrum, and Cuprum. The effect of the first application of these remedies was remarkable. In 1830-31 statistics on cholera treatment were published by the Russian Foreign Ministry: allopathic treatment were 63% mortality, and homeopathic remedies were 11% mortality.

FDA Admits Vaccine Are Causing Autism

These adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine.

http://inshapetoday.com/now-official-fda-announced-vaccines-causing-autism/

 

 

 

source: :www.snopes.com amindunchained.com http://www.historyofvaccines.org

 

 

Paralysed Rottweller cured 

Paralysed Animal, cured with Homeopathic Medication, amazingly  within 2 weeks. 

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​Interesting Statistics of Homeopathy in India 2016-17  0BY DR MANSOOR ALI

BY DR MANSOOR ALI ON AUGUST 11, 2017 NEWS

Homeopathy in India

Statistics of Homeopathy in India 2016-17

Dr Mansoor Ali

In India, homeopathy is the second-highest funded as well as used category under AYUSH, by the Indian government and public respectively.

Homoeopathy is the second largest system used in India and world

The expenditure on Ayurveda in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 was Rs 206 crore and Rs 254 crore respectively.

The expenditure on homeopathy was Rs 82 crore, rising heavily to Rs 167 crore, in the same periods.

The trend follows for research as well. For 2016-2017, the budgeted expenditure for Ayurveda was Rs 170 crore and homeopathy was a close second at Rs 120 crore.

While the budgetary allocation in 2016-2017 for allopathy was Rs 37,061.55 crore, AYUSH received Rs 1,326.20 crore. That’s about 3.58% of what allopathy receives.

However government data says that 28% people in India use one of more kind of AYUSH treatments.

India spends Rs 85989000 last year(2016) for research in homoeopathy

More than 2,24,279 homoeopathy doctors,7856 Govt. dispensaries and 207 of Govt. hospitals providing homoeopathy treatment in India

Homeopathy is growing faster than Ayurveda and Unani in India.

The use of homoeopathy is steadily growing in India and as per an analysis by Ministry of AYUSH, this sector exhibited an annual growth rate of 26.3% in the past year, the highest among the other AYUSH modalities.

The organised homoeopathy market in India, which is estimated to be around Rs 2,758 crore, is expected to more than double by 2017.

“The Indian Homoeopathy market is growing much faster than the global market, which is pegged around Rs 26,000 crore,”

India leads in terms of number of people using homeopathy, with 100 million people depending solely on homeopathy for their medical care.

Education and practice of homeopathy is regulated by the Central Council of Homeopathy. The Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory works on the standardisation of homeopathic drugs.

Research

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) is an apex research organization under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India which undertakes, coordinates, develops, disseminates and promotes scientific research in Homoeopathy.

The Headquarters of the Council are situated in New Delhi and multi-centric research is conducted through a network of 23 institutes/units all over India

The Council formulates and conducts research programs/projects; collaborates with national and international institutes of excellence to undertake evidence based research in fundamental and applied aspects of Homoeopathy; monitors extra mural researches and propagates the research findings through monographs, journals, newsletters, I.E.&C. materials, seminars/workshops. Studies comply with the modern scientific parameters and research is undertaken with the goal that the outcome of research translates into practice and the benefit of the research is extended to the profession and the public.

Education

There are 195 undergraduate colleges for homeopathy in India and 43 for post-graduate education. Out of this 13 PG colleges are in Govt Sector including NIH Kolkatta.

According to an A.C. Neilsen survey in India, 62 percent of current homeopathy users have never tried conventional medicines and 82 percent of homeopathy users would not switch to conventional treatments

15 insurance companies providing coverage to homoeopathy in India

World

Worldwide, over 200 million people use homeopathy on a regular basis.Homoeopathy is currently used in over 80 countries. It has legal recognition as an individual system of medicine in 42 countries and is recognized as a part of complementary and alternative medicine in 28 countries .

The WHO states that Homeopathy is the second most used medical system internationally, with over $1 Billon in expenditures for such therapy.
According to World health Organisation, Homeopathy is the fastest-growing and second-most widely-used system of medicine in the world

Sources :

World Health Report, WHO Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Map Volume, 2005 http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/43108/1/9241562862_map.pdf?ua=1
Lawrence M.Tierney, Jr. et al, “Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment”, USA: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2004 (1701-03; 4th ed.)
Legal Status of Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Alternative Medicine: A worldwide review. Geneva: World Health organization; 2001.

thewire.in/166341/ayush-ministry-homeopathy-false-propaganda/

​Homeopathy Medicine for A.I.D.S.Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Homeopathy Medicine for A.I.D.S.Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Posted by Drdevendra Kumar MD Homeo in: Treatment

Homeopathic Remedies and Treatment for A.I.D.S.Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -Article By Dr.Devendra Kumar MD (Homeo) Consult.

AIDS is caused by HIV or Human Immuno Virus:

Hello today I would like to present a topic on HIV AIDS. We have to know what is AIDS or HIV. It is nothing but acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Acquired means you got it infected from somewhere else. Immune deficiency means deficiency in your fighting mechanism, body’s ability to fight with infections. Syndrome is a group of symptoms a group of problems that you have. HIV the term is meant for the virus. Which is the human immunodeficiency virus. Homeopathic remedies primarily acts on the immune mechanism of the person affected with immunodeficiency virus

Now we will know what happen if a person get HIV. Primary the HIV virus grow inside the lymphocytes. So that virus grow and reduce the quantity of lymphocytes. Primary the the lymphocytes reduction will lead into number of chronic diseases. It may vary from diarrhoea to secondary infections like tuberculosis and leprosy. Various other systemic diseases also developed due to growth of the HIV virus. Which can produce symptoms like ranging from diarrhea to chronic fever.

Symptoms of HIV or AIDS:

hiv-symptoms

Pain in the abdomen

Pain  can occur while swallowing food or drinks.

Cough dryness in throat with no expectoration.

Fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, night sweats, or sweating.

Gastrointestinal: nausea, persistent diarrhoea, vomiting, or watery diarrhoea

Mouth ulcers or white tongue with secondary candid infection.

Groin lymph nodes sores or swelling

Throat symptoms are difficulty swallowing or soreness

some other symptoms are: headache, opportunistic infection, oral thrush, pneumonia, red blotches, severe unintentional weight loss, skin rash, or swollen lymph nodes

Homeopathic Remedies for AIDS:

Crotalus Horridus is one of the great Homeopathic Remedies in treating HIV:

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Arsenicum Album is another Good Homeopathy Remedy for AIDS:

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Medorrhinum is Best Homeopathy Medicine for HIV:

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Mercurius Solubulis is very useful Remedy in AIDS:

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Thuja is one of the great Homeopathic Remedies in treating HIV:

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Dr.Devendra Kumar is the founder of HomeoResearch.com .He is a Homeopathic Physician, Expert International Homeopathic Consultant, Homeopathic Researcher and a Experimenter.

Homeoprophylaxis: A safe and effective way to treat and prevent infectious disease — Health & Wellness — Sott.net

https://www.sott.net/article/348913-Homeoprophylaxis-A-safe-and-effective-way-to-treat-and-prevent-infectious-disease

Gonorrhoea. There is no resistance to homeopathic treatment.

Gonorrhoea, or gonorrhea, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called ‘Neisseria gonorrhoeae’, otherwise known as gonococcus. This condition was once known as ‘the clap’.  The symptoms of gonorrhoea vary, but includes a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain when urinating, and bleeding between periods in women. Sometimes, however, women experience no symptoms.

Gonorrhoea is only transmitted by vaginal, oral or anal sex. The infection can, however, be be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby.

Conventional Medical Treatment of Gonorrhoea

NHS Choices says that Gonorrhoea is usually treated with a short course of antibiotics, usually with a single antibiotic injection followed by one antibiotic tablet. The unborn baby is also treated with antibiotics, immediately following birth.

However, there is no mention on the NHS Choices website that there are now strains of gonorrhoea that are now resistant to antibiotics. As this linked article says, “if this becomes the predominant strain in the UK we’re (that is, conventional medicine) in big trouble”.

Fortunately, this sexually transmitted disease is not resistant to homeopathic treatment.

Unfortunately, owing to the laws currently operation in Britain, no-one can recommend treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, like gonorrhoea, other than by a conventional medical doctor. This may become extremely difficult for conventional medical doctors, as they will increasingly have no treatment to offer, and either they, or the patients themselves, will have to refer on to treatment that is still effective.

Homeopathic Treatment of Gonorrhoea

Important Note 

Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. It treats the individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease. The distinction is important, and if you wish to read more about this, click on the chapter “Illness Diagnosis” above.

Homeopathy has been treating this sexually transmitted disease for a very long time, as this book, published in 1868, indicates. The following remedy descriptions have  been taken from the Hpathy website.

Hydrastis

Gonorrhoea acute or chronic; copious, persistent discharge without pain or soreness in urethra, discharge thick, yellow or green.

Nitric acid

Gonorrhoea with chancres and warts; urethra burns; smarting during urination; discharge from urethra sometimes bloody.

Thuja

Thin, watery, greenish discharge from the male urethra with Dysuria and sensation as if drops trickled down the canal after urinating. Severe cutting at close of urination, itching in the urethra. Frequent Micturation accompanying pains. Desire sudden and urgent, which cannot be controlled. Fig warts gonorrhoea. Gonorrhoea which has been maltreated or suppressed which has been treated by local medication.

Cannabis sativa 

Gonorrhoea, acute stage; urethra very sensitive; burning while urination, extending to bladder; stitches in urethra, with spasmodic closure of sphincter.

Argentum Nitricum

Early stage of gonorrhoea; profuse discharge and terrible cutting pains; urethra inflamed, with pain, burning, itching; pain as from a splinter.

Alumen 

Chronic yellow vaginal discharge; chronic gonorrhoea, yellow, with little lumps along urethra.

Medorrhinum

A powerful deep acting medicine, often indicated for chronic ailments due to suppressed gonorrhoea; nocturnal emissions, followed by great weakness; gleet; whole urethra feels sore.

Kali Sulph

Old gonorrhoea with thick, yellow discharge.

Piper meth

Gonorrhoea in first stage with severe chordee; irritable urethra in old mismanaged cases, with nervous depression, so that he thinks constantly of his ailments.

Pulsatilla

Suppression of gonorrhoea causes epididymitis; testicles enlarged, retracted, dark-red, very sensitive to touch.

Sepia

Condylomata from suppressing the gonorrhoea; chronic mucus discharges without pain or burning when urinating; milky or yellowish discharge.

Silicea

Long standing cases of gonorrhoea; slight, shreddy discharge; gonorrhoea, with thick, foeted pus, especially after exertion.

Natrum Mur 

Chronic gonorrhoea; gleet; discharge of yellow pus; cutting pain in urethra.

Arsenicum

Gonorrhoea of females; gnawing, smarting discharge, causing soreness of the parts with which it comes in contact.

Calcaria phos

 Chronic gonorrhoea in anaemic persons.

Erechthites

Orchitis during gonorrhoea or when the discharge was suppressed; scanty bloody discharge; intense pain when urinating.