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Corruption Wins the Day in the UK

Last modified on June 24th, 2018

Alan V. Schmukler

Editorial – June 2018

In December 2017, the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK recommended that GP’s stop providing homeopathy, claiming there was no evidence to support it. The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) challenged this in the High Court, but after a four-day hearing in May 2018, the judge dismissed BHA’s challenge.   Now doctors have been told to stop prescribing homeopathy on the NHS.  Simon Stevens, NHS Chief, welcomed the decision, stating, “There is no robust evidence to support homeopathy which is at best a placebo.”  This follows years of anti-homeopathy propaganda by Pharma surrogates in the press and government. They waged a disinformation campaign which resulted in the closure or vitiation of all seven homeopathic hospitals in the UK.

The homeopathy community had always responded to those attacks by offering reasoned argument, providing more evidence and more studies. That approach works when you’re dealing with people of good will who simply have a different point of view. But that was never the reality. Those who sought to bring down homeopathy already knew that it was a potent, safe and affordable healing method. That’s exactly why they wanted to destroy it. You don’t reason with pathological greed.

For its part, the medical community has attacked homeopathy without ever having bothered to explore it. They willingly accepted the lies, and thus became an accomplice and unwitting surrogate of Pharma.  In 2010, the deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, called homeopathy “witchcraft”, and a year later the junior doctors of that organization voted to ban the teaching of homeopathy to trainee doctors.

The suppression of homeopathy will result in needless suffering and death. The order to forbid homeopathy on the NHS was due to a combination of unscrupulous greed and willful ignorance. Those in government who betrayed the people’s trust for personal gain, should be held accountable. And the medical community bears a special responsibility. The eminent homeopath, Sir John Weir, expressed it well:

  “I believe what prevents men from accepting the homeopathic principles is ignorance, but ignorance is criminal when human lives are at stake. No honest man faced with the facts of homeopathy can refuse to accept it.”

—Sir John Weir, physician to King George VI and to four generations of British monarchs

Another sentiment was expressed by Dr. Henry Wigand in 1849, when he chastised the allopaths for their blind opposition to homeopathy:

“Shame upon you, Gentlemen,—when you thus close your minds against, and refuse to investigate a new system of medicine, merely because it clashes with your favorite mode, notwithstanding it is presented to you by men of as gifted and cultivated minds and generous hearts, as ever graced any age of our world.”

In this issue:

EDITORIAL 

–  “Corruption Wins the Day in the UK” – Alan V. Schmukler

–Feedback from June 2018 – Hpathy.com

HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT

Professor Martin Dinges archivist and deputy director of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart and Adjunct Professor at the University of Mannheim is interviewed by Siegfried Letzel.

ARTICLES :

– The Homeopathic Dose of a Mother – Paola Brown

– Questions Patients Ask   – Elaine Lewis

– Notes About Cure and Healing – Dr. Luis Detinis

– Radical Honesty  – Catherine O’ Driscoll

– Soul of Remedies – Naja – Dr. Rajan Sankaran

–  The Law of Similars and Polarity   –  Hillel Zvi Friesel

– A Deeper Look at Calcarea phosphoricum – Dr. Janice Block

– Dr. Luis Detinis – In Memoriam – Katja Schütt

– Homeopathy in Bangladesh – Dr. Salma Afroz

– George Vithoulkas  Seminar Report – Maria Chorianopoulou

– George Vithoulkas Message to Delegates  – Prof. George Vithoulkas

– The Philosophy of Holism in the World view of Homeopaths – Inna Zinovieva

– Tips & Secrets April 2018 – Alan V. Schmukler

CLINICAL CASES

– Iritis in a Boy of 13 – Ana Cristina Pombo

– Small Medicines in a Drug Dependent Pathology – Dr. Saptarshi Banerjea

– Cases of Vertigo & Infertility – Petr Zacharias

– Thyroidinum: A Deeper Acting Remedy-Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad

– Schizophrenia in a Boy of 14 – Dr. Kavita Chandak

– A Case Study – The Lillaceae Family – Dr. Sujit Chatterjee

– Three Cases of Baryta Carbonica – Wiet van Helmond

– Irregular Menses, Anemia, Depession – Dr. Tatiana Saviuc

-Two Cases of Jonesia Ashoka  – Dr. Shamin Sherwani

– Acute Ulcer in a Man of 30 – Dr. Rajiv Peres

– Phimosis in a Baby Boy – Dr. Rohit Gupta

-Recurrent Cold and Cough – Dr. Disha Chheda

– Mucocele in a Girl of 9 – Dr. Shirisha Pulgam

– Chronic Sneezing – Fiona Chaff

– IBS in a Man of 29 – Dr. Pankaj Katekaris

– PCOD in a Woman of 25 – Dr. Priya Shinde

BOOK REVIEWS

Conquering the Fevers with Homeopathy – Gajanan Dhanipkar

Heymischer Homeopathy – by Chaim Yankel (aka Jerry Kantor) – is reviewed by Rochelle Marsden.

VETERINARY

– Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa – June 2018

PLAY CROSSWORDS!

– Crossword June 2018 – Alan V. Schmukler

CARTOONS  –  “Here Comes the Judge” –  Alan V. Schmukler

SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ

– Another Famous Person Quiz – Elaine & Shana Lewis

– Revisiting: Tennis Trauma – Elaine & Shana Lewis

AGROHOMEOPATHY

– The Plant Doctor – June 2018 – Radko Tichavsky

Get Involved!  Send your feedback, questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: Mail@hpathy.com

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. You can visit Alan at his website: www.healgently.com

22 Comments

  • Big Pharma is determined to protect their profits at any cost and by any means .
    They have never cured anyone of anything because cures do not make money
    Only lifetime treatments that cause side effdcts needing more and more medicines keep their profits rolling in .
    Add on that medical students are no longer taught clinical signs and symptoms and everything is based on lab results and ” its in range ” responses and we now have increasingly sick population
    None more so in the endocrinology world where virtually no Endo has a clue about Thyroid Issuses

    The government via NHS drug procurement dept is now banning drugs that patients do need because Big pharma has hiked the costs massively …hence instead of tackling the root cause of money being leached from NHS and policing what big pharma was ripping them off for they just ban it .
    Short sighted is not the word because the costs of benefits for those patients who are then unable to work dwarfs any savings .

    Will the world face the facts about Big Pharma ? I doubt it although the programme The Handmaids Tale sure shows the toxic world and its effects we are fast heading towards

  • Very selfish and arrogant attitude. All involved are just worried about their loss of business and they don’t care for the heath of common people. Inspite of their best efforts, they will be not successful and homeopathy will continue to help the suffering community.

  • I would love to defend Homoeopathy in particular on the objection that after 12x dynamisation, there is nothing material of the selected medicine left in the homoeopathic medicine.

    However, this defence should be before the media and a selected homoeopaths present along with the main critics.

    Hameed Alwi
    You are authorised to publish my email if necessary though I shall not disclose the full defence leading to proof of the homoeopathic remedy not being a placebo.

  • Any consenting adult must have the right to choose the form of medicine that she wants to have. Does the ruling not violate a fundamental right of the individual?

      • “Pharma” isn’t dictating that. The UK govt and the NHS are just saying that taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent on it because the evidence shows it doesn’t work.

        If the scenario you describe was the correct one then individual homeopathy practitioners would be being told they need to shut down. As it stands these are the people that are about to make bank on this decision because the gullible and ignorant will still seek it out.

        • interesting ‘the gullible and ignorant’… and every evidence shows that especially higher educated patients seek complementary care as they are trained to discern between pharma pr babble and scientific facts. it’s the information stupid!
          and if you would read the meta-analyses well…. there are so many studies for diseases which show a significant effect of homeopathy OVER placebo,… well who is ignorant here?

        • Gold – you are correct – the NHS has ruled that it will not pay for homeopathic prescriptions any longer. It does not dictate what individual doctors prescribe and they are still free to prescribe homeopathy but the patient will need to pay for their own homeopathic medicine.

          As for the rest you are completely wrong. You are a known denialist, repeating the same mantra without ever actually investigating the matter and accordingly you do the public a great disservice.
          btw I think you meant to say the evidence doesn’t show that it works? And on this you are wrong again. It is your choice what medicine you use – but you don’t have to right to deny others the medicine they choose.

  • I wholeheartedly agree with Alan and Pat. It’s sad to see such single_minded narrow_ mindedness among the medical community. The truth of the matter isn’t that Homeopathy is ‘witchcraft’ or ‘placebo’ but that it might bankrupt Big Pharma if allowed to prosper.

  • well… mind the gap! and here it’s yours.. get Peter Gøtzsche’s book “Deadly medicines and organised crime”. or see “Manifacturing of madness” on psychopharma . The pharma is being corrupted.
    No conspiracy just facts. or ‘have you made up your mind and don’t want to be bothered byb new facts’?

  • As a Complementary Therapist I know it works because I have used it for over 30 years with 100% success. If it did not work I would not be here now and if anyone would like to know how, when and where I will be only too pleased to enlighten them. Thank you for the information you have given us all.

    • Jean, the trolls here will tell you that homeopathy only “appeared” to work because of the placebo effect! It’s their convenient answer for anything we have to say in homeopathy’s defense, even if we have lab results and before-and-after pictures, their reply is always the same: placebo. Very tiresome.

  • YOU CANNOT OPEN ‘SHUT UP’ MIND, BECAUSE THERE IS NO LID.
    THE ONLY LID THAT CAN OPEN THIS MIND IS MONEY.
    IF ONLY HOMEOPATHY AND AND HOMEOPATHS CAN MAKE IT.
    AND IF HAPPENS SO HUMANITY AND HOMEOPATHY BOTH WILL DIE

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