Editorials

Fighting for Homeopathy on the NHS

Last modified on December 18th, 2017

Alan V. Schmukler

EDITORIAL – December 2017

England’s National Health Service (NHS) is proposing that NHS doctors no longer be permitted to prescribe homeopathic remedies, herbs, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, antioxidants, glucosamine etc. They claim lack of evidence for effectiveness. Anyone who’s been remotely conscious the last 10 years will see this as a pretext. Homeopathy is practiced by board certified physicians in clinics and hospitals around the world. The massive Swiss review of homeopathy, found it effective, safe and economical, and the Swiss incorporated homeopathy into their national health care system. As for the other items to be banned:

Research has shown that: Omega -3 oils help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, arrhythmias and thrombosis. It has saved the lives of children going through short bowel syndromeLutein helps prevent age related vision problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, and it also has an inhibiting effect on prostate cancer. Glucosamine supplements help prevent degeneration of joint cartilage. Antioxidants combat free radicals, which are behind many age related diseases.

The reason given for banning homeopathy and these nutrients is a lie. Why would the NHS ban safe, effective and affordable healing methods?  Without these methods, all that is left are prescription drugs. Apparently, someone at the NHS has an interest in pushing expensive prescription drugs, rather than safer and cheaper alternatives. That someone, also wishes to deny people freedom of choice in medicine. I say “someone”, because organizations don’t make decisions, people do. Who is that someone?  In looking for a suspect, we might ask, who is the chief executive of the organization? Who introduced this plan and is promoting it? Who at the NHS has the political clout?  Who was it that recently declared: “Homeopathy is a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds which could better be devoted to treatments that work”.

The quote is from Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive. He got the job in 2014, after ten years as a top executive at UnitedHealth, the largest health insurance company in America. His past work experiences and current activities show that he favors privatization (1). That would make him an odd choice to run a healthcare system based on socialized medicine. In fact, he has been moving the NHS towards privatization and the corporate, profit based American model. The last thing a privatizer in healthcare would want, are non-proprietary medicines, for which you can’t charge exorbitant fees. Banning homeopathy on the NHS is just one small part of a larger plan to maximize corporate profits by letting corporations own and control the health care system.  Before they can do this, they have to eliminate alternative methods of treatment.

The battle to save homeopathy on the NHS is now proceeding. The British Homeopathic Association is pursuing a legal challenge and requesting a judicial review of NHS England’s consultation.  You can make a donation towards their legal costs here:  www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-homeopathy-on-the-nhs/

1.selloff.org.uk/nhs/CVforSimonStevens260516.pdf   Vitae

http://selloff.org.uk/nhs/  Video –Privatization of the NHS

In this issue:

Editorial

Letters to the Editor from Nov 2017

HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT

Dr. Luis Detinis is interviewd by Katja Schütt.  Dr. Detinis is an award winnning  Argentine homeopath and teacher who studied with Dr.Tomas Pablo Paschero. He correlates graphology and astrology with homeopathy and co-developed several software programs to include those features into repertorization.

ARTICLES

– Tidbits:   Elaine Lewis

– Side Effects of Parenting in a Homeopathic Family –Allyson McQuinn

–The Healing – Dr. Luis Detinis

–EU Medical Establishment Launches Jihad Against Homeopathy –  Brandon Turbeville

– The Soul of Remedies –Magnesium Carbonicum – Dr. Rajan Sankaran

–  Indications for Potentized Dopamine – Ton Jansen

– Classroom Talks –  James Tyler Kent

– Why Equals Do Not Heal – Prof Andrés Amado Zuno Arce

–  Tips & Secrets –  Alan V. Schmukler

 

CLINICAL CASES

–  Erythematic Erysipelatous Inflammation – Dr. Nadezhda Kubasheva

–  A young boy wakes screaming  – Hung-Yeh Peisinger

–  Anxiety in a woman of 33 – Petr Hoffman

–  Depression in a man of 35 –  Diderik Finne

–   Autoimune Thyroiditis  – Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad

–   Clinical Psychosis – Drs. Diana Ravikumar & Girish Navada

–   Case illustrating sensation of the Compositae – Dr. Ashok Borkar

–  Suppressed Homesickness – Judith Acosta

–  Social Anxiety in man of 29  – Dr. Hermeet Singh Suri

BOOK REVIEWS

Psyche and Structure – Crystals and Minerals in Homeopathy – by Peter L.Tumminello – Reviewed by Vatsala Sperling.

Called to Stand – by Patricia Feijo  – Reviewed by Rochelle Marsden

Sensation Refined by Dr. Rajan Sankaran – Reviewed by Kaare Troelsen

The Clinic Repertory by P.W. Shedd, MD  – Reviewed by Dr. Praveen DV

VETERINARY

Ask the Holist Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa –  (Send your questions to Mail@hpathy.com )

PLAY CROSSWORDS!

–  Crossword Dec 2017 – Alan V. Schmukler

CARTOONS

“Executive Decision”    – Alan V. Schmukler

SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ

Elaine & Shana Lewis –Solve the monthly quiz!

– Revisiting:                               – Elaine & Shana Lewis

AGROHOMEOPATHY

Ask the Plant Doctor  – Agrohomeopath Radko Tichavsky answers readers’ questions about gardens and crops. (Send your questions 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

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