Editorials

A Kinder, Gentler, More Effective Way

Alan Schmukler makes us ponder about the state of ‘mental health’ in our world today.

Reading the news recently, I saw an article about the current state of mental health care. This is what I learned: There is a great deal of forced medication of patients in mental hospitals. The number of American children being treated with psychiatric drugs tripled from 1987 to 1996. In the U.S., the top-selling drugs are now antipsychotics. In 2009, seventeen million children worldwide were prescribed antidepressants, including children less than one year old! I read about a 7 yr old boy who was diagnosed with ADHD, based on a five minute pencil twirl test. He was put on Ritalin for seven years and died of heart damage from it. Other children have committed suicide from using antidepressants. A new study1 from Australia revealed that these drugs don’t even work. Lastly, I read that roughly one million people worldwide each year, still receive Electroconvulsive Therapy.

Homeopathy, we know, is a kinder, gentler, more effective way. A recent book called Homeopathy and Mental Health Care backs up that point with lots of affirmative research. There are millions of suffering people who need this knowledge. In lieu of all this, we decided to devote this issue to homeopathy and mental health.

1 www.rainestudy.org.au

In this issue:

We have an interview with Dr. Philip Bailey, homeopathic psychiatrist and author of the highly popular Homeopathic Psychology.

In another interview, wholistic psychotherapist and author Dr. Daniel Benor, talks about spirituality and its place in healing.

We have excellent articles and cases :

Dr. Seema presents various cases showing how rabies vaccination leaves psychic wounds that can be healed with Lyssinum.

Dr. Mahesh Gandhi finds the cure for a case of depression and asthma in the animal kingdom.

Jürgen Weiland – Shows us the power of homeopathy in an inspiring case that originated from severe trauma at birth.

Dr. Manish Bhatia explores the role of homeopathy in reducing the global mental health burden.

Judyth Reichenberg- Ullman – Discusses homeopathy and depression and relates a case cured with homeopathic chocolate.

Sunil Anand presents detailed cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depersonalization and Derealization.

Jane Cicchetti -discusses Jungian archetypes and provides three cases in which the remedy Cathartes aura, was used.

David Johnson – Presents a case of a man with a superhero fascination, cured by Kali ferrocyanatum.

Hanna Albert treats a case of addiction and bronchitis with Diamorphine 200.

Dr. Edward Shalts , homeopathic psychiatrist, discusses the homeopathic treatment of PTSD and shares his experiences.

Dr. Joseph Rozencwajg tells us how to be good detectives and find clues to the remedy through TCM.

Dr. Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi discusses the importance of treating whole familes with homeopathy.

Dr. Traian Stanciulescu discusses biophotonic resonance, homeopathy and the energies matrix that connects all living things.

Dr. Nilanjana Basu provides a truly inspiring case of polycystic kidneys.

Robert Medhurst gives a snapshot of some remedies for depression.

Dr. Ghanshyam Kalathia treats a case of mouth ulcers with Heloderma, the Gila Monster.

Dr. P.S. Rawat shares more materia medica from his new book.

V.D. Kaviraj, the Plant Doctor, answers questions about house plants and crops.

Elaine Lewis’ famous quiz – try it!

Tips & Secrets, Crossword Puzzle, the new Cartoon.

Pour yourself a cup of tea, pull up a comfortable chair and enjoy this issue. As always, send your comments, questions, articles and cases to [email protected]

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy4Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

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