Editorials

A Sacred Trust

Written by Alan V. Schmukler

Homeopathy needs to be introduced to the public using modern advertising methods.  If you can popularize sneakers and Pepsicola to millions of people, you can do the same with a life-giving medical science.

In her article in this issue, New Zealand homeopath Sonia Pechner writes about the total attack on homeopathy in the new Therapeutic Products Bill.  The bill includes:

“Penalties for impermissible health benefit claims (as determined by the regulator) by an individual can result in a $200,000 fine or 5 years imprisonment.”

Some corrupt officials in the New Zealand government, not wanting people to learn about the health benefits of homeopathy, will punish anyone who writes about it.  Consider another implication of that bill. Many homeopathy books list remedies for various health conditions. The government could use this rule to ban homeopathy books, present and past.

Can a government censor an entire healing method?  Of course. Not long ago, an Australian homeopath was fined tens of thousands of dollars for stating on a website that homeopathy has been helpful for whooping cough.

The New Zealand bill also dictates that no remedy can contain anything of human or animal origin, thus making all nosodes and sarcodes illegal.

All of this is part of a worldwide plot to remove access to homeopathy. What will people do without this healing option?  The government’s implicit answer seems to be ….”Let them eat drugs!”

When I say “government” I mean those officials who, in spite of overwhelming evidence in favor of homeopathy, and the public’s desire for it, will rule to make it illegal.  Why would they risk alienating their own constituents? The answer can only be… money.  Money from the only industry that feels threatened by homeopathy.

In France, the government recently removed homeopathy from the national health care system. They did this in spite of the fact that homeopathy is immensely popular in France among both lay people and medical professionals.

Homeopath Dana Ullman quotes a survey that found: 95% of French pediatricians, dermatologists, and general practitioners use homeopathic medicines!  Further, 43% of ALL health and medical professionals in France prescribe homeopathic medicines for their patients.”

These attacks on homeopathy are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign by Pharma. They even use the same wording in their attacks. In France and the UK, they both claimed homeopathy was placebo. That phony argument is getting harder to push, so now it is being implied that homeopathy is unsafe.  The keyword now is “risk”.

In the U.S. the FDA has created a new “risk” based policy and declared that it can ban any homeopathic remedy that was made from a substance that was originally toxic. Meanwhile, they approve hundreds of pharmaceutical drugs that have death as a side effect. (Listen to the horrendous side effects in this drug about halfway through the 2 minute video ad.

 Now Health Canada has introduced a “risk-based evidence” standard for homeopathic products and ordered that all homeopathic remedies be labeled to state:  “This product is based on traditional homeopathic references and not modern scientific evidence.  It is meant to imply that the remedies are not valid.  But the label is a lie, since there are hundreds of scientific studies validating the effects of homeopathy on people, animals and plants, as well as in the test tube.

No country is immune from these attacks. I recently saw a study from South India published in PubMed, that tried to tie homeopathic remedies to liver injury. It carried the names of seven doctors, most from India. Such outright propaganda needs to be answered but also made illegal.

This is all about corruption, so what to do about it?

1.At this point, we must assume that any legislator or public official who proposes any law to restrict homeopathy, (claiming homeopathy is either placebo or dangerous) is accepting bribes. Those officials need to be exposed, prosecuted or driven out of office.

2.We need to deluge with letters the editors of journals, newspapers, websites, government agencies etc. that publish lies about homeopathy.

3.In countries where homeopathy is well established scientifically and socially, e.g. India, Pakistan etc. laws should be proposed to make it a crime to disparage homeopathy. Some 100 million people in India use homeopathy for all their health care needs. Anything that threatens homeopathy is a threat to their health care system.

4.Lastly, homeopathy needs to be introduced to the public using modern advertising methods.  If you can popularize sneakers and Pepsicola to millions of people, you can do the same with a life-giving medical science.

Why is it important to preserve and grow homeopathy?  It has saved millions of lives and prevented untold suffering. It is therefore entitled to reverence and respect.  It is a sacred trust.

IN THIS ISSUE  -April 2023

EDITORIAL

––– A Sacred TrustAlan V. Schmukler

–– Letters to the Editor

HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT

––– Dr. Frederik Shroyens interviewed by Dr. Manish Bhatia

FEATURED

Special Presentation by the Allen College of Homeopathy

–– 6 Good Reasons to Join Allen College of Homoeopathy Courses -Janet Banerjea

–– Calcutta Clinical Programme 2023 Allen College of Homoeopathy – Janet Banerjea

 ––Scope of Traditional Small Medicines in a Drug Dependant Pathology of Cholelithiasis – Saptarshi Banerjea

 ––  The Boy Who  Played with a Spider – Marian Booker

 –– Homeopathy Personality Profiles – Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea

 –– Vitiligo in a Girl of 13 –  Pratik Khandhedia

 –– Dynamic Results with Dilutions of Organopathics  – Maureen Hanson

 –– Catherine Gowers – Two Sinus Cases

–– Priya Kamath – Two Acute cases – Urinary Frequency / Numbness

–– Added Value in Homeopathic Practice – Daniela Karsten

 –– Short Case Stories from My Clinic  -Janet Banerjea

–– Hana Hajkova – A Case of Black Eye

–– Migraine in a Woman of 31 – Gwen Kerr

ARTICLES

–– Homeopathic Heart Failure Study- “Pads” the Fantastic FourAadil Chimthanawala, F. Chimthanawala , A. Pratibha, M. Dhangar, S. Zalte,     D. Deshmukh

 –– Natural Health Under Attack in New Zealand: the Therapeutic Products Bill – Sonia Pechner

 ­–– Homeopathy and Trauma:  Overview of Trauma and Trauma-Informed Principles – Glenna Tinney, Sandi Kaplan, Wanda Smith-Schick, Kathleen Scheible

 ––Homeopathic Drug Regulation  –Historical Timeline Review – Laura Held, Holly Sullivan, Page Pulliam

 –– Morbillinum – Edouard Broussalian

 ––Changing the Mindset of Aggression in a DogMadeleine Innocent

 –– Allium Cepa: Hurt Once Twice Shy – David Kempson

 –– Immunity and Susceptibility in Homeopathy -Cathy May Lemmon

–– Homeopathy and the Royal Family -Brian Kaplan

 –– Happy 22nd Birthday – A  Promise of Health -Bill Grannell

  –– TIDBITS 99 :                   –  Elaine Lewis

 Homeopathy Tips & Important News  – Alan V. Schmukler

 CLINICAL CASES

–– She Won’t Say a Word – A Case of Selective Mutism Anke Zimmermann

–– Ovarian Cyst in a Woman of 25 – Zubair Mustahid / Azmal Hossain

–– Temporary Prostate Complaints of Unclear Aetiology – Joachim F. Grätz

 –– Ophthalmoplegic Migraine in a Man of 43 – Kavita Chandak  

–– Repeated Abortions with Frightful Dreams – Mir Zahed

–– Stroke Symptoms Remaining After Four Years – Erika Simonian

––Hypothyroidism is a Woman of 31  –  Shivani Harhare

–– Tonsillolith in a Man of 69 – Neha Smart / Joly Khan

–– PCOS in a Woman of 28  – Shwetha Bhat

­–– Liver Abscess –  Shelly Sharma

 –– Plantar Psoriasis in a Man of 65 -Nishtha Bhatt

 RESEARCH

––Homeopathy, Economical and Effective – ECHAMP

–– Shelf Life of Homeopathic Medicines – C.R. Mahata, Papiya Nandy

BOOK REVIEWS

–– Homeopathy and Dementia Vol. 1 by Louis Klein – reviewed by Vatsala Sperling.

VETERINARY

–– Ask the Holistic Vet – April 2023 – Deva Khalsa

AGRO-HOMEOPATHY

–– Ask the Plant Doctor, April 2023 – Radko Tichavsky

–– Project: Agro-Homeopathy Based Organic Botanical Herbal Garden  –

  1. Guru Charan

 CARTOONS

 ––  Waking From a Coma   – Alan V. Schmukler

HOMEOPATHY CROSSWORD

–– Homeopathy Crossword – April 2023 – Alan V. Schmukler

SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ

 –– QUIZ – Popsicles and Watermelon, Please!  – Elaine Lewis

 –– Revisiting: Praying for Poop! – Elaine Lewis

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also 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. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

1 Comment

  • I don’t know why governments go to such great lengths to fight against homeopathy. They just keep pushing allopathic care even though taking synthetic drugs is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. ⏤and half of those cases were people who took the drugs as prescribed! We should do a risk assessment of all Rx drugs. We could include thalidomide, OxyContin and few hundred more. A federal law was passed in 1937 or 1938 which guarantees the right of all Americans to use homeopathic medicine so that’s what I use.

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