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- The rules of homeopathy have been initially developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German doctor to the Royal household, and are based mostly within the regulation of similars, also called “like cures like”
- In 1900, homeopathy was a number one remedy within the U.S., with 22 homeopathic medical faculties. This started altering when, in 1901, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Analysis was established, and in 1910 when the Carnegie Basis in secret collaboration with the AMA revealed the “Flexner Report”, with the goal of changing homeopathy and herbs with chemical medicine
- The extra a drugs undergoes a selected pharmacological course of of “potentization,” that’s, serial dilution with vigorous shaking, the simpler and long-lasting it’s, as nanodoses are capable of penetrate the blood-brain barrier and mobile membranes with higher ease
- There are greater than 300 double-blind and placebo-controlled trials revealed in peer-reviewed medical journals, together with The Lancet, The British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, the journal Most cancers and lots of others
- In accordance with the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration, some homeopathic cures include no lively ingredient, but it nonetheless claims homeopathic cures might be harmful
Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Homeopathy has been a type of drugs for a whole lot of years. Dana Ullman, whose father was a medical physician, a pediatrician and allergist, has devoted a good portion of his skilled life to the follow of homeopathy. Ullman was launched to this medical artwork as a junior at College of California (UC) Berkeley, in 1973.
“A Stanford-trained doctor and a male midwife created a group of people to study homeopathy together: three doctors, two nurses, two yoga teachers, a dentist and several laypeople. We met weekly for five years. Towards the end of that, I was honored to be arrested for practicing medicine without a license. That was in 1976.
We won an important court case settlement by differentiating medical care from health care. We made it clear that I wasn’t treating a disease. I was treating a person with a disease.
The courts agreed that was a reasonable interpretation, and that as long as I have written contracts with my patients that differentiate medical care from health care, as long as I refer patients for medical care, which is not what I am providing, then it can work out. I’ve been doing that ever since,” Ullman says.
Definition of Homeopathy
The rules of homeopathy have been initially developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German doctor to the Royal household, and are based mostly within the regulation of similars, also called “like cures like.”
“Homeopathy is a type of natural medicine that uses nano-doses, really small doses of plants, minerals, animals and chemicals,” Ullman explains. “We look to find whatever toxicological symptoms that substance causes. Once you know what syndrome or symptom a substance causes in the toxic dose, you can use specially prepared nano-sized doses of that substance to treat the syndrome that it causes.
The logic of that … [is that] your body does whatever it can to survive. Your symptoms are not the result of breakdown. Your symptoms are the result of that doctor inside of you that is trying to defend you and is trying to heal you. Your symptoms are part of your defenses.
And the very word, ‘symptom’ means sign or signal, and symptoms are just that. They’re signaling us that something’s wrong. Instead of turning off that signal, in homeopathy, you turn into the skid.
One of the things that your driver’s education teacher probably taught you is that when you skid, you turn into the skid — that’s the best way to get control of the vehicle and come to a stop more easily …
In about 20 percent of our patients with chronic illness, [there’s] a healing crisis at first, where their symptoms get worse … in the first 48 hours. Sometimes they re-experience old symptoms they haven’t had in many months, years or even decades … Especially, it brings out skin problems, or women might have an early menstruation that will be clotted, because it’s almost like they’re going through detox.
When they begin talking about old symptoms coming back, those symptoms were typically treated in an allopathic way, and thus suppressed. One of the things people have to understand is that when we say conventional medicines work, all too often, that’s the bad news.
That means they were effective in suppressing a symptom and a disease, and from a homeopathic point of view, the reason there’s more mental illness, more cancer and heart disease, chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction is because we treat illness in a suppressive way.
Our body-mind is so brilliant that it does whatever it can to defend itself and heal. Whatever symptoms we’re having are the best effort of our body at that time to defend ourselves. If we cut off that defense, then it’s like the body surrenders, and our body gets suppressed and then develops a new serious syndrome.”
Homeopathy Was a Main Medical Remedy Till 1901
In 1900, homeopathy was the main various remedy within the U.S., with 22 homeopathic medical faculties, together with Boston College, College of Michigan, Ohio State, College of Minnesota, College of Iowa and New York Medical School, which on the time was referred to as New York Homeopathic Medical School.
All of this modified when, in 1901, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Analysis was established, and in 1910 when the Carnegie Basis (in secret collaboration with the A.M.A.) revealed the “Flexner Report,” with the goal of changing homeopathy and different pure medicines, comparable to herbs, with chemical medicine. I wrote about that half of historical past in “How the Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance and Agriculture.”
Ullman additionally delves into some of this backstory on this interview so, for extra, take heed to the audio or learn by means of the transcript. Right here’s only one sordid tidbit:
“In 1860, homeopathy was beginning to gain a lot of traction. Homeopathy was already appreciated by the smartest people in America, most of the literary greats — the transcendentalists, from Mark Twain to William James, Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe — they were all big advocates for homeopathy.
The American Medical Association was so threatened that they wrote into their ethics code that if any conventional doctor simply consulted with a homeopath on a patient, they would lose their membership in the AMA. In the 1860s, that meant you lost your medical license until, finally, the homeopaths organized and created a separate medical board. So, at least if you got your license revoked from the AMA, you could go to the homeopaths.”
Homeopathic cures are primarily nanomedicines. A 2012 research revealed within the journal Langmuir, revealed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), examined six homeopathic medicines — gold, silver, copper, tin, zinc and platinum — at three totally different dilutions:
- 1 to 100, six occasions
- 1 to 100, 30 occasions
- 1 to 100, 200 occasions
There’s a precept in chemistry that claims when you dilute one thing 1 to 100, 12 occasions, none of the unique molecules will stay. This can be a mathematical estimation, which seems to be unfaithful. Ullman explains:
“What actually goes on is this — and it’s quite amazing. In homeopathy, we use test tubes made out of glass … because we thought glass was inert. But guess what, it isn’t.
Modern spectroscopy [shows] that if you take double-distilled water, which is the highest pharmaceutical-grade water presently known … [and] shake it vigorously in a glass container, the nanobubbles [hit] the side walls, and six parts per million of silica fragments fall off into the water.
The vigorous shaking, the 40 shakings, create turbulence and increase the water pressure to what the head of Stanford’s Department of Material Science estimated to be at 10,000 atmospheres … What that means is that whatever you’re making into a medicine will be pushed into these silica fragments.
Then, when you dump out 99 percent of the water to make a dilution, a lot of the fragments cling to the glass walls. This ACS study found that no matter how many times you did these dilutions [fragments remain]. Three different types of spectroscopy measured the original gold, silver, copper, tin, zinc or platinum in the water.
And guess what? Our body’s hormones and a lot of our neurotransmitters operate at nano-dose levels. They actually found nano-doses of each of these substances, no matter how many times they did these dilutions …
Whenever you see a homeopathic medicine that says 6 X — X is a Roman numeral for 10 — that means it was diluted 1 to 10, six times, 12 times or 30 times. When it has a C after it, that’s a Roman numeral for centesimal. That means it was diluted 1 to 100. Two C’s would be 1 to 1,000. M stands for 1,000. That means it was diluted 1 to 100, 1,000 times. Now we even have 50,000, 100,000 [times] and even more.
Over 200 years of clinical experience by tens of millions of patients, we have consistently found that the more these medicines go through this potentization process, the longer they act, the deeper they act, and the less doses are needed.”
Much less Is Extra
In different phrases, the extra diluted the drugs is, the simpler it turns into. Whereas this may increasingly sound extremely paradoxical to the fashionable thoughts, there’s a very good rationalization for it. One is the straightforward undeniable fact that these nano-doses are capable of penetrate the blood-brain barrier, getting into into deeper recesses of the mind.
These nanoparticles also can enter mobile membranes with higher ease with out triggering a protection mechanism. A extra concentrated dose can set off a proverbial alarm within the cell, inflicting the membrane to lock itself down to stop the overseas substance or toxin from getting into.
“Once it’s inside the brain, the body realizes ‘We’ve just been infiltrated by lead, silver or gold,’ and says, ‘How do I get rid of it?’ When a patient has the symptoms of gold or of the substance that they’re having, the body then has a powerful immunological reaction that begins to heal it,” Ullman explains.
One other main profit is the truth that there are not any unwanted side effects. Have been you to pick the mistaken treatment, nothing occurs. There’s no response — no profit, but in addition no antagonistic impact.
Is There Scientific Proof That Homeopathy Works?
The media will sometimes inform you there’s no proof that homeopathy works. In actuality, there are greater than 300 double-blind and placebo-controlled trials revealed in peer-reviewed medical journals, together with The Lancet, The British Medical Journal (BMJ), the journal of Pediatrics; the Chest (the journal of the American School of Chest Physicians); Most cancers (the journal of the American Most cancers Society); Rheumatology (the journal of the British Society for Rheumatology); Pediatric Infectious Illnesses Journal, and lots of extra.
“Many of the best journals in the world have published positive studies on homeopathy,” Ullman says. “So, whenever you hear people say there’s no evidence that homeopathy works, they are either misinforming you or directly lying.
You have to realize that it’s a lie, and then you also have to remember that Big Pharma advertises on TV news so that they can own the news … That’s one reason why we’re not getting accurate information about natural therapies and about the importance of vaccine safety. It’s because Big Pharma really runs and owns the news …
And if you think conventional medicine is scientific, please know statistics show that, last year, enough drugs were prescribed to give every man, woman and child in America 13 prescription drugs. Yet there’s no evidence of safety or efficacy of multiple drugs together. They don’t do science that way. Conventional medicine is standing on Jell-O. The evidence base is really limited.”
The AMA has additionally gone to nice lengths to maintain homeopathy suppressed, and if it weren’t for the AMA, there’d be an entire lot extra scientific analysis backing homeopathy. Right here’s only one of the tales Ullman recounts on this interview:
“We’re all familiar with the Sloan Kettering Foundation. What people don’t know was that Charles Kettering was a big advocate for homeopathy. Kettering was vice president of General Motors (GM). Alfred Sloan was president of GM, but Kettering was the inventor. He was the one that developed the electric battery. Delco battery was his company.
In 1920, he gave $1 million to Ohio State University for their homeopathic medical schools’ research department.
Wouldn’t you know it, a month later, one of the key members of the AMA went to meet with the president of Ohio State and gave him an ultimatum, saying that unless you return that million dollars back to Kettering, the AMA would reduce the grade of Ohio State’s allopathic conventional medical school (Ohio State had a homeopathic medical school and an allopathic one).
As it turns out, the president of Ohio State returned the million dollars to Kettering. That was supposed to go to homeopathic research. Once again, a million dollars in 1920 money is like a billion dollars today.”
The Irrational Stance of FDA
Relating to the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA), its stance on homeopathy is irrational to say the least, as a result of on the one hand, it claims there’s no lively ingredient in some homeopathic medicines, in different phrases, it’s primarily a placebo, but however it claims homeopathic cures are harmful.
As defined by Ullman, the FDA was created within the early 1900s, however the company actually wasn’t empowered till 1938, throughout Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reign, when New York senator Dr. Royal Copeland wrote the Federal Meals, Medicine and Cosmetics (FD&C) Act of 1938, which charged the FDA with the regulation of medicine. Ullman presents the next bit of historic background:
“Royal Copeland was not just a senator. He was a medical doctor — a homeopathic physician. He was the dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College. Before that, he was the mayor of Ann Arbor, where he grew up. He was a professor at the University of Michigan, which had a homeopathic department.
A part of this legislation gave recognition to homeopathy on par with the United States Pharmacopoeia. The United States Pharmacopoeia and the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia were on equal footing. Then, in the late ‘70s, the FDA deemed that homeopathic medicines are primarily over-the-counter drugs, because they’re so basically safe, you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to use them.
Up until that time, the FDA and the homeopaths had a good working relationship. In fact, up until literally a year or two ago, we had a good working relationship in that our medicines were allowed. There were certain [homeopathic] medicines that only medical doctors and naturopathic physicians were allowed to prescribe due to dose issues. We’re fine with that too. But the vast majority were over-the-counter drugs.
However, in the last year or two, as a result of pressure brought by Big Pharma and skeptics of homeopathy, they began to change the regulations. We don’t know with specificity what they are planning to do. They’re saying now that they’re changing it from the present model to what’s called risk-benefit model.
Because their position is that homeopathy provides no benefits, we are concerned they’re going to find little risks in different things, like they did with Standard or Hyland’s Homeopathic teething tablets … We’re now waiting for them to come out with the specifics of their [new] guidelines.
We’ve written to them, many of us, in detail, making our recommendations. We’re now ready for them to respond … They say they’re going to maintain most of the homeopathic remedies, but I am worried they may reduce access to what are called homeopathic nosodes.
Nosodes are homeopathic medicines, super diluted, made from different bacteria and viruses. Right now, only medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and professional homeopaths have access to these nosodes. I’m fine with that. But it would be a real problem [if they were taken away].”
Homeopathy Versus Medicine
Once more, it’s value remembering that the FDA approves all pharmaceutical medicine, and the typical American is on 13 of them concurrently — many of which have flimsy justification for his or her use at greatest. Medicine, as a common rule, by no means deal with underlying causes. They deal with signs by suppressing them.
The madness of this mannequin is evidenced by the truth that medicine, when correctly prescribed and brought, kill an estimated 106,000 People annually. But, within the identify of “protecting public health,” the FDA claims homeopathic cures might have to be reined in as a result of they may be harmful — although the extraordinarily small doses utilized in homeopathic medicines are so protected! As famous by Ullman:
“Here’s where your bullshit detectors need to go up, because it’s so obvious that homeopathic medicines are safer. To reduce access … to the safe medicines, and yet have complete access to so many conventional drugs, which are so dangerous, would be the epitome of a ‘doctatorship.’ That’s a word I developed.
There is also what I call ‘medical chauvinism.’ There’s the assumption that there’s only one way to heal people. You and I, and I bet every other person listening to this, knows there are other methods. We need to stand up for ourselves.”
To study extra about homeopathy and/or acquire Ullman’s providers, take a look at Homeopathic.com and HomeopathicFamilyMedicine.com. For direct questions, you might also write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ullman has additionally created an e-course referred to as “Learning to Use a Homeopathic Medicine Kit,” which is on the market on www.HomeopathicFamilyMedicine.com.
This course is for laypeople or well being professionals who haven’t any actual want to grow to be a licensed homeopath however would nonetheless wish to discover ways to use easy cures for widespread accidents and for numerous non-life-threatening illnesses. The accompanying eBook, “Evidence-Based Homeopathic Family Medicine,” is almost 550 pages and full of particular references, together with hyperlinks to revealed research. A collection of video tutorials are additionally included.
One other wonderful useful resource is the Nationwide Middle for Homeopathy (NCH), which is the main group for homeopaths. They’ve a pair totally different web sites, together with HomeopathyCenter.org, the place yow will discover an inventory of certified homeopaths and a useful “Find a Remedy” search function. NCH additionally holds an annual convention and situation a bimonthly journal. “They are doing the most important work,” Ullman says.
Lastly, there’s additionally a gaggle of moms in Texas referred to as “Americans for Homeopathy Choice.” They’ve been placing collectively petitions for homeopathy. “I really support their work,” Ullman says.
“One last thing is that I know a lot of people go to Amazon to buy their homeopathic books, medicines and different things, but I want to encourage people to, when possible, use homeopathic sources, and use natural medicine sources for getting your medicines.
We have to support the organizations. We have to support the businesses that are in this field, because if we don’t do that, then when the FDA and other giants begin to attack homeopathy, who’s going to be there to help us?”
You can too study extra about homeopathy from Ullman’s earlier articles, “Water and Homeopathy: Latest Discoveries at Science’s Cutting Edge” and “The Logic, Wisdom and Scientific Evidence for the Homeopathic Treatment of Influenza.”