Can Homeopathy Help in Epidemics?
Here are two of many stories to follow. Check our blog in the upcoming days for more success stories of Homeopaths working during the epidemics within our 200+ year old history.
Fifteen hundred cases were reported at the Homeopathic Medical Society of the District of Columbia with but fifteen deaths. Recoveries in the National Homeopathic Hospital were 100%.
~E. F. Sappington, M. D., Philadelphia.
One physician in a Pittsburgh hospital asked a nurse if she knew anything better than what he was doing, because he was losing many cases. "Yes, Doctor, stop aspirin and go down to a homeopathic pharmacy, and get homeopathic remedies." The Doctor replied: "But that is homeopathy." "I know it, but the homeopathic doctors for whom I have nursed have not lost a single case."
~W. F. Edmundson, MD, Pittsburgh.
What made Dr. Isaac Golden interested in researching Homeopathic Immunization (aka HomeoProphylaxis)?
In his own words as seen on http://www.hpathy.com/interviews/isaacgolden.asp
Dr. Isaac – Before I knew what homeopathy was, I used to have my own children vaccinated. Then one was vaccine damaged after having progressively worse reactions to the standard 2, 4 and 6 month vaccines (which were given late). The doctors told me that it definitely didn’t have anything to do with the vaccines, but after the third round, and the worst reaction, I knew that I was not being told the truth.
I then began collecting information about vaccination. The material by the late Professor Robert Mendelsohn was about all that was available here at the time. They still are great references. So I decided to stop vaccinating my children.
Then, when I started studying homeopathy, and read that Hahnemann had used Belladonna to prevent Scarlet Fever (the first use of homeoprophylaxis), I knew I had to take this further. I collected the very few readily available references on this (mainly Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, and Sankaran’s little summary of homeoprophylaxis use). I designed a 5 year program that I and other parents could use instead of the orthodox vaccination schedules.
I kept studying our literature, and found that whilst there were a lot of clinical reports of the effectiveness of HP, there was very little formal research into safety and effectiveness. So I began collecting data from parents using my program, with a determination to eventually provide formal statistical evidence supporting HP as an option to vaccination. That was in 1985/6 – it has been a long journey until now!
What are the most significant findings of the research?
Dr. Isaac – There is so much that could be said, but I would say that the three most significant findings are:
(1) The consistency of measures of the effectiveness of HP [HomeoProphylaxis] over 200 years, both for long-term and short-term protection – at around 90%. This is a very strong figure, and very consistent with vaccine efficacy. My own data was collected from 1986 to 2004, and vetted by a Professor of Medicine and a medical epidemiologist during my Swinburne research. So it means we can offer people a safe alternative with a demonstrated effectiveness.
(2) Evaluation of the overall safety of long-term HP was an important new aspect of my Doctoral research at Swinburne University from 2000 to 2004, and the results were excellent. Some of my colleagues had quite reasonably questioned whether the use of my long-term program could cause any weakening of the Vital Force over time, and the data unambiguously said “no” to that question. It further showed that my long-term HP program was associated with an improvement in general well being– a result that pleased, but also surprised me to some extent.
(3) How damaging vaccination is over the long-term. Once again, the results are unambiguous, and are fully consistent with the very few long-term studies of the impact of vaccination on overall wellness. The fact that the orthodox community has done so little genuine research into long-term safety of vaccination is to their eternal discredit.
Why Choose Homeopathy For Your Child?
Many people find their way to homeopathy as a last resort.
The more conventional forms of medical treatment fail to give gentle, rapid, and permanent results.
People zigzag from practitioner to practitioner finding limited or short-term relief of increasingly chronic symptoms.
Prescriptions for the control of a bewildering array of side effects get piled, one on the other.
It’s a heart-wrenching scenario, played out all over North America.
It is even more tragic and frustrating when that victim is a child!
Whether struggling with a diagnosis of ADHD, allergies, autism, anxiety, depression, rage, or fears, all children have positive attributes just waiting to be accessed.
Rather than seeing the child as a checklist of negative behaviours, a professional homeopathic practitioner offers a non-judgmental attitude, which pervades the homeopathic consult and buoys up the parent, validating the suspicion that their child is only acting in this fashion because they must!
These children are not inherently bad.
A variety of factors are creating imbalances.
Homeopathy can penetrate to the deepest part of the child’s constitution.
Real and lasting changes can be effected gently.
An expanding pool of data is showing that for children, homeopathy shows the best results out of all the complementary health methods available.
Why delay until the situation has deteriorated, and your child’s self-esteem, as well as the family dynamic, has suffered?
Convenient appointment times are available especially for children.
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"I saw Elena Cecchetto at Access Natural Healing for a really quick Walk-In Session because I had a sore throat and didn't want to come down with another cold. She gave me a Homeopathic Remedy after assessing what would help me. The next morning, I was completely better and back at work".
Historical Use of Homeopathy for Epidemics
· During a Poliomyelitis epidemic in Buenos Aires, practitioners (Homeopaths and Doctors) distributed the Homeopathic vaccination remedy Lathyrus sativus to over 40,000 people. Not one of them developed Polio during the epidemic despite exposure.
· Nurses and patients protected by Homeopathic Vaccination at the London Homeopathic Hospital remained disease free during a 3 year period in which they were regularly exposed to Diphtheria.
· Records from a Smallpox epidemic show that of 2806 individuals protected by Homeopathic Vaccination, 547 of them went on to have a known exposure to the disease. Of those, 97.5% remained disease free.
THE PREVENTION OF EPIDEMIC LEPTOSPIROSIS IN CUBA
Cuba goes through a yearly cycle of Leptospirosis epidemic, especially after the hurricanes flood the countryside and water pollution reaches its height. (Leptospirosis: infectious disease caused by the spirochaete Leptospira transmitted to humans from rats, giving jaundice and kidney damage. Can cause death)
Annually the population is exposed to the disease, most especially after hurricanes.
Until Aug 2007, the Finlay Institute (a part of the Ministry of Public Health, Cuba) has been distributing its own allopathic Lepto vaccination. August is the height of the hurricane season. Annually, many are left homeless, flooded out and under the stress of disaster situation. There had been a sharp rise in the lepto epidemic.
The usual expectacy of infection even with allopathic vaccination would have been around a few thousands, with some deaths included.
Part of the reason for this is that the high cost of vaccination prevents putting but the most at-risk populations (ie children, pregnant women, elderly) on vaccination. The cost of such limited vaccination is about US $3,000.000.
But in Aug 2007, Finlay put approximately 2,500,000 people (2.5 million) in 2 provinces on homeopathic nosode prophylaxis at the cost of about only US $200,000. That figure represents the entire population of the 2 provinces. The Homeopathic Prophylaxis consisted of 2 single doses about 2 weeks apart.
But this time, within 2 weeks after Aug 2007, the infection rate literally dropped off the chart to ten infections only. Zero deaths from leptospirosis after Aug 2007. And in 2008, no deaths, infections less than 10 a month.
The Cuban team have simply followed what homeopaths know to work. And since they have no pharmaceutical multi-nationals to stop them, they were able to do it on a massive scale.
About Dra Heurgo, Dr. Bravo and the rest of the Cuban team. "Concita" as Dra Heurgo is lovingly known by the people of Cuba, is well known and loved as a woman who has done remarkable work to improve the health of the population.