Editorial – Feb 2022 – Extraordinary Powers of Observation

Editorial – Feb 2022 – Extraordinary Powers of Observation by Alan V. Schmukler

My wife has extraordinary powers of observation, not unlike the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  If our cat is feeling ill, she can piece together all the events, over time, that led up it, and the likely problem.

By observing people in the neighborhood, and without having met a particular neighbor, she will tell me his occupation, his troubled relationship with his wife and that his daughter is dating someone the father disapproves of.  

Observation is also about being open, living in the moment and not being bound by prejudice or dogma. For hundreds of years, doctors believed that, shortly after birth, the bones of the skull fuse and can never move again. This was taught in medical schools and no one questioned it.

Flash forward to 1970. Dr. John Upledger (1932-2012) was assisting in a surgery to remove a growth from the meninges, the membrane that surrounds the spinal cord. His job was to hold the cord steady so the surgeon could perform this delicate operation.

He attempted to hold the membrane still but, to his surprise, he could not! What impeded his effort, he later described as a slow, persistent, rhythmic movement within the spinal meninges.

He spent the next 15 years researching this, which led to the knowledge that the body has three rhythms: the heartbeat, respiration and the pulsing of the craniosacral system. That included a subtle but perceptible movement of the bones of the skull.

John Upledger

In 1985 he founded the Upledger Institute International to teach a new healing method, craniosacral therapy. After that he started the Upledger Institute Clinic to treat people for a wide variety of illnesses, which were all dependent on blockages in the craniosacral system. Craniosacral therapy is now practiced by medical professionals worldwide.

How many thousands of doctors and surgeons had examined patients and never noticed this pulsation in the human body? Why, because medical doctrine declared that it was impossible.

The “law of similars” has always been there for anyone to discover, but it took the unbiased observations of Hahnemann to comprehend it and create a new medical science.

Most conventional doctors believe that homeopathy is not feasible. What they were taught in chemistry and pharmacology makes them so certain of this, that even when presented with unequivocal proof, their prejudice persists. 

Another healing method which went undiscovered until recent times is Spectrochrome, or healing with colored light. But that is a subject for another editorial.

What other fantastic discoveries are right in front of us, waiting to be perceived by open minds? 

Feb 2022 Editorial – In This Issue


–– Extraordinary Powers of Observation  – Alan V. Schmukler

–– Feedback from January 2022 – Letters to the Editor –


–– Part Two: Dr. Joachim F. Grätz is interviewed by Alan V. Schmukler


–– Online Homeopathy Course by George Vithoulkas

–– 50% Discount on Homeopathy Foundation Course

–– Lectures on Organon of Medicine VOLUME 3 now available!!


–– Covid -19The Pharmacy Perspective – Tony Pincus

––  The History of Homeopathy in EpidemicsCilla Whatcott

–– Baryta Muriaticum – P. I. Tarkas and Ajit Kulkarni – from Absolute Homeopathic Materia medica

–– Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881) Heroine of the Crimean War – Sue Young

––  How the 6th Edition of the Organon Came to be Published – Rachna Srivastava

––  A Class Of Diseases Which Might be Treated Effectively with Isopathy -Prasad Beeraka

–– The Soul of Remedies – Helleborous Niger – Rajan Sankaran

–– Use of Complementary and Alternative Methods is Significantly Reducing Antibiotic Use and Vet Costs on UK and Irish Farms – Lawrence Woodward

–– Research Perspectives on the Therapeutic Power of Homeopathic Remedies According to Omics Sciences: A Study on the Venom of Bothrops Lanceolatus – Egidio Galli

––  “Homeopathic Psychotherapy” Revisited – Brian Kaplan

–– Tidbits 87: “The Picture Became Quite Clear” – Elaine Lewis

–– Homeopathy Tips and Important News – Alan V. Schmukler


–– Free Homeopathy Books Online

–– Best Homeopathy Course for Beginners

–– The Best Book to Study Organon!


–– Schizophrenia Cured by Homeopathy – Petra Cihlářová

–– Accelerated Hypertension – Accurate Prescription Yields Rich DividendsAadil Chimthanawala

––  Chorea Following an MMR Vaccination – Joachim F. Grätz

–– Kidney Failure in a Man of 54 – Dipendra Singh

–– Hospitalisation and Homeopathic Management of Acalculous Cholecystitis – Rakesh Gupta

–– Boil on Breast – Woman of 59 – Darshan J.Shah

––  M.S. of 12 Years Reversed -Woman of 49 – Domenic Stanghini

–– Molluscum in a Boy of 5 – Sayali Butala

–– Persistent Hiccough in a Man of 77 – Urvish Parmar

–– Alopecia Areata in a Girl of 8  – Venkat Chowdary


–– Association Between Vestibular Schwannomas and Mobile Phone Use -Seok Moon et. al.


–– The Sensation in Homeopathy by Dr. Rajan Sankaran is reviewed by Vatsala Sperling

–– Stepping into Practice  – A textbook for the newly qualified homeopathic practitioner, byAngel Crompton and Jacqueline Panakis is reviewed by Allan Pollock.


–– Ask The Holistic Vet – February 2022 – Deva Khalsa

––  Surprising Vet Cures with Homeopathy -Vasala Sperling

––Traumatic Head injury in a Doberman puppy -Valerian Mendonca

–– Homoeopathic Treatment of Pre-partum Vaginal Prolapse in Mehsani Buffalo Complicated with Vaginitis and Cystitis – Parsani H.R. , B.S. Chandel,  K. K. Sharma


–– The Plant Doctor – February 2022  – Radko Tichavsky


––  Thanatos Hospital – Alan V. Schmukler


–– Homeopathy Crossword February 2022


–– QUIZ:– An Even Weirder Case of COVID! – Elaine Lewis

–– Revisiting: Strangest COVID Case Ever! – 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.


  • An excellent and timely editorial Alan. I believe that keeping an open mind is one of the most difficult tasks everyone has. By open mind, I not only refer to health and medical subjects but also to all human activity. Today, in the wake of the Covid pandemic, many feel that their thought process has been stuffed into a very tight fitting shoe. Worldwide, people are led to believe that there are only so many “truths” and that is what they must believe. It is a sad and sharp reminder of a world we once learned about as youngsters. Before and during the Renaissance ruling classes attempted to mold all scientific, philosophic and artistic thought to fit their preconceived and absolutely held beliefs. However, I offer this word of encouragement. As long as people like your wife exists on the earth, there will always be free inquiry of minds. That, I believe, can never be extinguished. We have only to keep our eyes and minds open!

    • Thank you for those insightful comments Bill, and for the incredible job you and Barbara have done in bringing homeopathic health care to the poorest individuals in Mexico.

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