Musculoskeletal complaints improve with homeopathy

Musculoskeletal complaints improve with homeopathy
There are millions of people throughout the world enduring mus- culoskeletal complaints which can include rheumatic diseases. Many sufferers find that consulting with a complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner helps in relieving their pain, and may also prevent further occurrences of their problem.
It is interesting to note, since one of the most frequently used CAM therapies is homeopathy, that 23 research studies have been car- ried out to determine the effect of homeopathy for patients suffering from rheumatic and musculoskele- tal complaints, namely rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromy- algia. These trials, which have in- cluded over 2,300 patients in total, have shown positive results for ho- meopathy,overandaboveconven- tional treatment and placebos.
The studies mostly used patients who suffered from long-term com-
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plaints and were treated with homeopathic remedies for an average of four to five months. There was, within these studies, a 77% improve- ment in 400 rheumatic patients over the first month of treatment
and reduced severity of pain in 87% after six months. In addition, after just three months of treatment, 85% of osteoarthritis sufferers found that they had reduced pain, stiffness and swelling of joints. The multiple investigations also conclud- ed that the safety of homeopathic treatment was greater than conven- tionaltreatment,whereside-effects to the drugs prescribed are typical.
It has been advised, with all these positive conclusions, that homeopa- thy should be considered a viable therapeutic option for patients suf- fering from rheumatic and muscu- loskeletal complaints. If you would therefore like to know more about this research, please visit If you suffer from similar problems to those mentioned in this article, find your nearest Homeopath.

Vaccine Dangers

Dispelling Vaccination Myths

Dispelling Vaccination Myths
An Introduction to the Contradictions between Medical Science & Immunization Policy
by Alan Phillips

Preface to This Edition
The following text is taken directly from the Prometheus edition as printed in the United Kindom in 1999. Any references and copyrights refer to that edition.
When my son began his routine vaccination series at age two months, I did not know there were any risks associated with immunizations. But the clinic's literature contained a contradiction: the chances of a serious adverse reaction to the DPT vaccine were 1 in 1750, while his chances of dying from pertussis each year were 1 in several million. When I pointed this out to the physician, he angrily disagreed, and stormed out of the room mumbling, I guess I should read that sometime...' Soon thereafter I learned of a child who had been permanently disabled by a vaccine, so I decided to investigate for myself. My findings have so alarmed me that I feel compelled to share them; hence this report.

Health authorities credit vaccines for disease declines, and assure us of their safety and effectiveness. Yet these seemingly rock-solid assumptions are directly contradicted by health statistics, medical studies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, and reputable research scientists from around the world. In fact, infectious diseases declined steadily for decades prior to vaccinations, U.S. doctors report thousands of serious vaccine reactions each year including hundreds of deaths and permanent disabilities, fully vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics, and researchers attribute dozens of chronic immunological and neurological conditions to mass immunization programs.

There are hundreds of published medical studies documenting vaccine failure and adverse effects, and dozens of books written by doctors, researchers and independent investigators that reveal serious flaws in immunization
theory and practice. Ironically, most pediatricians and parents are completely unaware of these findings. However, this has begun to change in recent years, as a growing number of parents and healthcare providers around the world are becoming aware of the problems and starting to question the use of widespread, mandatory vaccinations.

My point it not to tell anyone whether or not to vaccinate, but rather, with the utmost urgency, to point out some very good reasons why everyone should examine the facts before deciding whether or not to submit to the procedure. As a new parent, I was shocked to discover the absence of a legal mandate or professional ethic requiring pediatricians to be fully informed, and to see first-hand the prevalence of physicians who are applying practices based on incomplete and in some cases, outright mis-information.

Though only a brief introduction, this report contains sufficient evidence to warrant further investigation by all concerned, which I highly recommend. You will find that this is the only way to get an objective view, as the controversy is a highly emotional one.

A note of caution: Be careful trying to discuss this subject with a pediatrician. Most have staked their identities and reputations on the presumed safety and effectiveness of vaccines and thus have difficulty acknowledging evidence to the contrary. The first pediatrician I attempted to share my findings with yelled angrily at me when I calmly brought up the subject. The misconceptions have very deep roots.

(click on the links below to go directly to that section)
Preface to the Prometheus edition
Vaccination Myth 1: Vaccines are completely safe.
Vaccination Myth 2: Vaccines are very effective.
Vaccination Myth 3: Vaccines are the main reason for low disease rates in the U.S. today.
Vaccination Myth 4: Vaccination is based on sound immunization theory and practice.
Vaccination Myth 5: Childhood diseases are extremely dangerous.
Vaccination Myth 6: Polio was one of the clearly great vaccination success stories.
Vaccination Myth 7: My child had no short-term reaction to vaccination, so there is nothing to worry about.
Vaccination Myth 8: Vaccines are the only disease prevention option available.
Vaccination Myth 9: Vaccinations are a legal requirement and thus unavoidable.
Vaccination Myth 10:Public health officials always place health above all other concerns.
What You Can Do
Use Alternatives
Boost Immunity
Spread the Word

Vaccination Myth 1: Vaccines are completely safe.

The Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. receives about 11,000 reports of serious adverse reactions to vaccination annually, some 1% (112+) of which are deaths from vaccine reactions.[1] The majority of these reports are made by doctors, and the majority of deaths are attributed to the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, the F' in DPT, often known as the Triple Vaccine in Britain which also includes vaccines for Diptheria and Tetanus. This figure alone is alarming, yet it is only the tip of the iceberg.' The FDA estimates that only about 10% of adverse reactions are reported,[2] a figure supportecLby two National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) investigations. [3] In fact, the NVIC reported that In New York, only one out of 40 doctors' offices [2.5%] confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination,' - 97.5% of vaccine related deaths and disabilities go unreported there. Implications about the integrity of medical professionals aside (doctors are legally required to report serious adverse events), these findings suggest that vaccine deaths actually occurring each year may be well over

With pertussis, the number of vaccine-related deaths dwarfs the number of disease deaths, which have been about 10 annually for recent years according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), and only 8 in 1993, the last peak-incidence year (pertussis runs in 3-4 year cycles, though vaccination certainly doesn't). Simply put, the vaccine is 100 times more deadly than the disease. Given the many instances in which highly vaccinated populations have contracted disease (see Myth 2), and the fact that the vast majority of disease decline this century occurred before compulsory vaccinations (pertussis deaths declined 79% prior to vaccines - see Myth 3), this comparison is a valid one-and this enormous number of vaccine casualties can hardly be considered a necessary sacrifice for the benefit of a disease-free society.

Unfortunately, the vaccine-related deaths story doesn't end here. Both national and international studies have shown vaccination to be a cause of SIDS [4,5] (SIDS is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,' a catch-all' diagnosis given when the specific cause of death is unknown; estimates range from 5 - 10,000 cases each year in the U.S.). One study found the peak incidence of SIDS occurred at the ages of 2 and 4 months in the U.S., precisely when the first two routine immunizations are given,[4] while another found a clear pattern of correlation extending three weeks after immunization. Another study found that 3,000 children die within 4 days of vaccination each year in the U.S. (amazingly, the authors reported no SIDS/vaccine relationship), while yet another researcher's studies led to the conclusion that half of SIDS cases - that would be 2500 to 5000 infant deaths in the U.S. each year - are caused by vaccines.[4]

There are studies that claimed to find no SIDS-vaccine relationship. However, many of these were invalidated by yet another study which found that confounding' had skewed their results in favor of the vaccine.[6] Shouldn't we err on the side of caution? Shouldn't any credible correlation between vaccines and infant deaths be just cause for meticulous, widespread monitoring of the vaccination status of all SIDS cases? In the mid 70s Japan raised their vaccination age from 2 months to 2 years; their incidence of SIDS dropped dramatically. In spite of this, the U.S. medical community has chosen a posture of denial. Coroners refuse to check the vaccination status of SIDS victims, and unsuspecting families continue to pay the price, unaware of the dangers and denied the right to make a choice.

Low adverse event reporting also suggests that the total number of adverse reactions actually occurring each year may be more than 100,000. Due to doctors' failure to report, no one knc~ws how many of these are permanent disabilities, but statistics suggest that it is several times the number of deaths (see petitions' below). This concern is reinforced by a study which revealed that 1 in 175 children who completed the full DPT series suffered severe reactions' [7] and a Dr's report for attorneys which found that 1 in 300 DPT immunizations resulted in seizures.

England actually saw a drop in pertussis deaths when vaccination rates dropped from 80% to 30% in the mid 70s. Swedish epidemiologist B. Trollfors' study of pertussis vaccine efficacy and toxicity around the world found that pertussis-associated mortality is currently very low in industrialised countries and no difference can be discerned when countries with high, low, and zero immunisation rates were compared.' He also found that England, Wales, and West Germany had more pertussis fatalities in 1970 when the immunization rate was high than during the last half of 1980, when rates had fallen. [9]

Vaccinations cost us much more than just the lives and health of our children. The U.S. Federal Government's National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) has paid out over $724.4 million to parents of vaccine injured and killed children, in taxpayer dollars. The NVICP has received over 5000 petitions since 1988, including over 700 for vaccine-related deaths, and there are still some two thousand total death and injury cases pending that may take years to resolve. [10] Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies have a captive market: vaccines are legally mandated in all 50 U.S. states (though legally avoidable in most; see Myth 9), yet these same companies are immune' from accountability for the consequences of their products. Furthermore, they have been allowed to use gag orders' as a leverage tool in vaccine damage legal settlements to prevent disclosure of information to the public about vaccination dangers. Such arrangements are clearly unethical; they force a non-consenting American public to pay for vaccine manufacturer's liabilities, while attempting to ensure that this same public will remain ignorant of the dangers of their products.

It is interesting to note that insurance companies (who do the best liability studies) refuse to cover vaccine adverse reactions. Profits appear to dictate both the pharmaceutical and insurance companies' positions.
Vaccination Truth 1: Vaccination causes significant death and disability at an astounding personal and financil cost to families and taxpayers

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain:

I came into work feeling quite sick with a pain in my left abdomen. I felt a bit cold and unwell but any sudden movement was agonizing and sent a sharp burning pain into my left side of my lower abdomen. I was too out of it to figure out what to take and so limped round to my homoeopathic doctor around the corner from my pharmacy. He asked me to hop up on the couch for an examination and prodded around the painful area. I screamed out in pain as he hit the sensitive spot. He nearly had to scrape me off the ceiling. Then he declared that I had an acute inflammation of my sigmoid flexure. Great I said, get rid of it. He smiled and produced a bottle of Belladonna 10M granules from his desk drawer and gave me a capful on my tongue whilst I was recovering from the physical examination. I was aware that the pain felt like a marble-sized spot imbedded in my left side. I felt sick, cold and generally unwell. Within 30 seconds of the granules I experienced what can only be described as a nuclear explosion of this burning marble in my side. The localized burning sensation suddenly spread outward and turned into a warm sensation and sweat over my entire body. The pain went instantly and did not return. I felt quite well and went back to a full day’s work.
Tony Pinkus

Homeopathic Treatment during pregnancy and for Moms, Babies and Children

Remedies during Pregnancy

Many women develop an interest in homeopathy for the first time when they are pregnant, as they become more focused on natural remedies that are free of side effects for themselves and their unborn child. I recommend commencing a nutritive tissue salt programme in the second trimester, to support the development of your baby, and to alleviate tiredness and water retention.

Homeopathy can help with the early symptoms and discomfort of pregnancy such as nausea, tiredness and constipation. It is also an empowering option for pain management in labour.

Remedies for Moms, Babies and Children

For new moms, remedies can promote healing and relieve tiredness, mastitis and postnatal depression. Treatment for babies and children can be for colic, teething problems, colds, coughs, eczema, asthma as well as any developmental problems that may arise. After a mother's first appointment, I offer a follow up mother and baby session at a reduced rate. This includes vaccination support if wanted. Email me for a mother and baby appointment.
Elena Cecchetto DCH, CCH, RSHom(NA)

Breastfeeding and Nutrition

Breastfeeding and Nutrition
Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Childbirth Workshops
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We are all increasingly aware of the important role of nutrients in maintaining good health. Adults and children need robust immune systems to be fit and strong, and a good nutritious diet is the best way to achieve this.

As soon as a baby is born, the immune system begins to function, and continues to develop gradually throughout the first year of life. During this time, breast-feeding is the best possible support for the developing immune system. I can offer remedies and practical suggestions to improve feeding and alleviate a range of problems, including mastitis and thrush.

For any questions or for more specific support, call me (Elena Cecchetto DCH, CCH, RSHom(NA))

Breastfeeding and Nutrition

Breastfeeding and Nutrition
Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Childbirth Workshops
More details...
We are all increasingly aware of the important role of nutrients in maintaining good health. Adults and children need robust immune systems to be fit and strong, and a good nutritious diet is the best way to achieve this.

As soon as a baby is born, the immune system begins to function, and continues to develop gradually throughout the first year of life. During this time, breast-feeding is the best possible support for the developing immune system. I can offer remedies and practical suggestions to improve feeding and alleviate a range of problems, including mastitis and thrush.

For any questions or for more specific support, call me (Elena Cecchetto DCH, CCH, RSHom(NA) 604-568-4663

Tried Everything, Try Homeopathy (T.E.E.T.H.)

Did you know...
In days gone by physicians who practiced at homeopathic hospitals had an acronym
they used in patient files when they were not responding to conventional treatments. This
acronym “T.E.E.T.H.” was found written in patient charts and it stood for “tried
everything else try homeopathy”. Homeopathy is much safer than pharmaceutical drugs.
You don’t have to exhaust your medical options before choosing this safe and gentle type of medicine.

TV's GLEE Loves Arnica!

TV's GLEE Loves Arnica!

In an episode of "GLEE" shown on January 25, 2011, one of the girl students held up a tube of topical ARNICA, and then gave it to a guy student who happened to have a black eye, saying, "Arnica, twice a day, it'll help your bruise." This episode is called "Furt."

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Homoeoprophylaxis on the Farm

Homeoprphylaxis on Veterinary Wednesday, 10, December, 2008 Homeoprofilaxis en Veterinaria Miércoles 10, Diciembre, 2008
Homoeoprophylaxis on the Farm
Tony Pinkus

Director and Homoeopathic Pharmacist, Ainsworths, London, UK The credibility of homoeopathy as a serious alternative to conventional medicine needs to be recognized and experienced at a grass root level in order to persuade a larger audience of its value. Empirocal evidence from commercial dairy and sheep farms demonstrates there is wide scope from veterinary use of remedies to engender a reappraisal of homoeopathy for disease control. Homoeopathy as both a logical alternative to conventional medicine and an economic imperative in commercial sheep and dairy farms can be demonstrated by the introduction of homoeoprophylaxis and treatment with nosodes as the initial learning step for farmers. Pilot studies on two separate farms within the UK demonstrate a significant and maintained reduction in somatic cell count at both a herd and individual level. A study on a third farm demonstrates the rapid resolution of a common, stress related viral infection in sheep after treatment with a nosode. As a result of this work, over 5000 UK farms have used homoeopathy for prophylaxis and treatment of commercial animal stock, including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens.

addressing prevention of infectious diseases, we are focused on homeo prophylaxis as strategy to attenuate the impact of preventable diseases on devel

Dr. Concepción Campa, Dr. Luis E. Varela, Dr. Esperanza Gilling, MCs. Rolando Fernández, Tec. Bárbara Ordaz, Dr. Gustavo Bracho, Dr. Luis García, Dr. Jorge Menéndez, Lic. Natalia Marzoa, Dr. Rubén Martínez.

Despite, the Finlay Institute is a centre dedicated to development and production of vaccines; we also bring our WHO qualified facilities for all homeopaths and homeopathic medicine. The Finlay Institute acts as supporting institution for research, production and development of high quality homeopathic products. However, according with the social objective addressing prevention of infectious diseases, we are focused on homeo prophylaxis as strategy to attenuate the impact of preventable diseases on developing world, the ones that need it the most.
Thus, development and evaluation of nosodes, appears to be our main approach to fill up the breakthrough on current conventional strategies based on vaccination. Similarly with vaccination interventions, massive applications of prophylactic nosodes give rise to a greater impact on population health compared with individualized therapies. In addition, the easy administration and low economics resources needed, become this alternative really suitable and accessible for developing countries and almost the best for emergency situations comprising epidemic outbreaks and natural disasters. The Cuban experiences of massively administrated nosodes supports it use as promising solution to confront epidemiological dangerous situations.
On October November 2007, three provinces of the eastern region of Cuba were affected by strong rainfalls causing floods of big areas and several damages to sanitary and health systems. The risk of leptospirosis infection raised extremely dangerous levels with about 2 million of peoples exposed to potentially contaminated water.
Considering this situation, the Finlay Institute prepared a leptospira nosode 200 CH using 4 circulating strains and following international quality standards. A multidisciplinary team travelled to the affected regions to conduct the massive administration of the nosode. Coordinated action with public health system infrastructures allowed the administration of a preventive treatment consisting in two doses (7 9 days apart) of the nosode to about 2,4 million of people (4,8 million of doses). The coverage of the intervention rose up to 95% percent of total population of the three provinces at risk.
The epidemiology surveillance after the intervention showed a dramatic decrease of morbidity two weeks after and a reduction to cero of mortality of hospitalized patient. The number of confirmed leptospirosis cases remains at low levels and bellow the expected levels according with the trends and rain regimens. A reinforcing application was given after the hit of the hurricane IKE but using the nosode diluted up to 10 MC. Strict epidemiologic surveillance is carried out on this provinces. Up to date result will be presented. The results supported the design of new strategies for leptospirosis control. This experience could be extended to other diseases and other countries. The Finlay Institute is offering our facilities and specialists to spread this alternative to all regions needing emergent alternatives for epidemic control and prevention.

"Breastfeeding should continue for up to two years of age or beyond," the World Health Organization recommends

(NaturalNews) "Breastfeeding should continue for up to two years of age or beyond," the World Health Organization recommends -- yet in many countries such as the United Kingdom or United States, breastfeeding a child past the age of a few months is still considered odd or deviant, even by some doctors.

"One health professional just this week said to me that there is no nutritional value to feeding a child once they are eating solids from around six months," said breastfeeding advocate Rachel Maudsley.

The benefits of breastfeeding for both infant health and the mother-infant relationship are well-established, and the majority of human cultures throughout history have breast-fed past the age of one. Yet many government health regulations focus on encouraging breastfeeding only for the first six months, out of fear that expecting more from women might scare them out of breastfeeding entirely.

Already, only 25 percent of British mothers are breastfeeding six months after giving birth, down from 76 percent immediately after birth.

"There is a lot of guilt surrounding breastfeeding," said Maggie Fisher, chair of the Health Visitors' Forum. "We want to support people to make healthy choices, but they've also got to do what's comfortable and feels right for them."

"In practice, as a health visitor, my biggest problem is getting parents to start breastfeeding, and if you can get them going beyond six months you really think you're winning."

But breastfeeding advocates like Maudsley and Ann Sinnott, author of "Breastfeeding Older Children," argue that with increased education and support, many more women would indeed breastfeed for longer.

"I went to a breastfeeding group when [my daughter] was two," Maudsley said, "and some of the mums of the newborns were shocked. They said: 'Oh my goodness, you're still feeding her?' They didn't know you could feed a child of that age."