On September 28th 2016, the UK Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) sent a letter1 to all homeopaths in the UK stating:
“Homeopaths may not currently make either direct or implied claims to treat medical conditions.” “On the basis of expert advice, the ASA concluded that the evidence [for homeopathy] was insufficient to support any advertising efficacy claims.”
Really, is that what the expert advice showed? The letter went on to threaten homeopaths with sanctions ranging from having search engines disable their paid-search ads, to criminal charges being filed by Trading Standards.
Across the pond in the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), held hearings on over-the-counter homeopathic remedies in 2015. During the hearings they received hundreds of documents in support of homeopathy and heard many hours of testimony from eminent homeopathic doctors and from homeopathic pharmacists. A year later, on Nov. 15, 2016, they issued an “Enforcement Policy Statement”. 2
“There are no valid studies using current scientific methods showing the product’s efficacy“. “Marketing claims that homeopathic products have a therapeutic effect, lack a reasonable basis and are likely misleading in violation of Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act.14 “
The FTC then demanded that all homeopathic remedies sold in stores throughout the U.S. must have a warning on the label stating:
“There is no scientific evidence that this product works. This product’s claims are based on theories of homeopathy from the 1700’s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.”
The FTC ruling has already gone round the world, and will be used by other governments as “expert” opinion to suppress homeopathy. It’s recently been mentioned in newspapers in Ireland, Israel and India.
A similar climate exists in Australia where an esteemed homeopath was fined over $100,000 for asserting that homeopathy is effective in whooping cough.
Of course, there are 200 years of clinical cases proving homeopathy’s efficacy backed up by hundreds of studies on people, animals, plants and in vitro. 3 What we’re dealing with here is the big lie, being perpetrated by corrupt government officials on the payroll of Pharma. It’s time to hold these people accountable. There are laws in every country against officials taking bribes and malfeasance in office. Write to your legislators and demand that they investigate and bring these criminals to justice. Send them the links to hundreds of homeopathy studies, including disease prevention with homeopathy, at the end of this article.3 4 Tell them that the regulatory agencies are protecting Pharma profits, not the public.
Meanwhile, let us insist that pharmaceutical drugs be labeled honestly, like this:
“This drug was tested by the same company that profits from it, and which company has been fined millions of dollars in the past for lying about test results. This drug does not cure any medical condition, but only suppresses symptoms which may ultimately make the patient sicker. This drug has already killed or injured X number of people.”
Research on Homeopathy – 6000 research studies
- Disease Prevention with Homeopathy:
In this issue:
Allen College of Homoeopathy – This month we have a special presentation from the Allen College of Homoeopathy. The college operates in India, the UK and worldwide, with undergraduate, post graduate and correspondence courses. Students are prepared to function under the most demanding conditions.
Twelve mini cases are presented as a quiz. Can you solve them? – Dr. Subrata K. B Banerjea.
Two cases of skin eruption – Donna Fox
Three cases – Plumbum, Cyclamen, Arsenicum – Janet Banerjea
A case of PTSD – Marian Boker
Malnutrition and eczema in a baby – Samantha Egan
About Allen College of Homoeopathy – Donna Fox (article)
A Personal Journey into Homeopathic Study – Katie Biggs (article)
Interview – Dr. Shilpa Bhouraskar is interviewed by Vatsala Sperling. Dr. Bhouraskar developed her “Stages Concept” to simplify and increase the accuracy of homoeopathic prescribing. She has trained over five thousand students in 74 countries through her online homoeopathic academy – The Quest For Simillimum. Dr. Bhouraskar is also the creator of ‘HomeoQuest’ software.
TIDBITS – Elaine Lewis
Homoeopathy As We See It Today (a new concept in kingdoms) – Dr. Bhawisha Joshi
The Homeopathy of Thomas Maughan and John Damonte – Rix Pyke / Misha Norland
The Soul of remedies: Picricum Acidum – Dr. Rajan Sankaran
Kidney Stones – Dr. K.S. Gopi
Homeopathy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Robert Medhurst
Use of Homeopathy in Children – Emphasis on Autism – Dr. M.A. Rajalakshmi
Comparative M.M. of Lesser Known Remedies in Destructive Aggression – Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea
Guilt – Keith Souter
Some Reflectins on Repertory – Dr. Tilottama Galande
TIPS & SECRETS – Alan V. Schmukler
Skin Disease and Polarity Analysis – Dr. Heiner Frei
Chronic Knee Pain in a 17yr old – Dr. Viraj Shah
A Case of Spinal Aspergillosis – Dr. Swapna Potdar
A Case of Depression in a woman of 21 – Noiron Carr McGarrigle
Complex Symptoms, Difficult Diagnosis – Dr. Banaras Khan Awan
A Case of PCOD in a woman of 18 – Dr. Rahul Singh
Arnica and Past Trauma – Manon Larose
Prurigo Nodularis – Dr. Jalak Khatri Nagrani
Lichen Planus & Vertigo – Dr. Aradhana Chitra
Skin Complaint from Toxic Chemical – Catherine Angel
Migraine in a woman of 32 – Dr. Pranali Kamat
Two Cases of Welwitschia mirabilis – Marijke Creveld
Dr. Psoriasis of 10 years – Randeep Singh SHah
Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa, holistic veterinarian answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to [email protected]
Tick Infestation in a Dog -Dr. Aslam Sherwani
PANDAS – Reaching Out – A Natural and Homeopathic Approach by Grant Bentley – reviewed by homeopath Vatsala Sperling.
The Synergy in Homeopathy – An Integrated Approach to Case Taking and Analysis by Dr. Rajan Sankaran – reviewed by Dr. Shilpa Bhouraskar.
Ask the Plant Doctor – Agrohomeopath Radko Tichavsky answers readers’ questions about houseplants and crops. Send your questions to: [email protected]
QUIZ – Elaine Lewis – Sharpen your skills with this monthly quiz from Elaine Lewis. Also, see “Revisiting” to learn the answer to last month’s quiz.
There’ s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle. Get Involved! Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: [email protected]