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Homeopathy in Drug Resistant Infections

Editorial

EDITORIAL – Homeopathy in Drug Resistant Infections

In the United States, two million people contract drug resistant infections annually, and 162,000 die from them, according to a recent study from Washington University School of medicine. The worldwide figure is around 700,000 (1). Antibiotic resistance has been a problem for a long time, and now antifungal drug resistance is on the rise.

The N,Y. Times recently reported on the increasing occurrence of the fungal infection Candida auris (2).  It’s becoming resistant to the antifungals and the infection can be deadly. According to the CDC, over one third of patients who contract an infection from Candida auris die. (3). The organism is invasive and tenacious.  When a patient died from it at Mount Sinai Hospital (N.Y.), the fungus was found everywhere in the room. To eliminate it required ripping out ceiling and floor tiles. Candida auris has already turned up in the U.S., Europe, Japan, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Central and South America.

While antibiotics come with a host of serious side effects, the antifungals can be even more toxic. For example, one such drug is 5-fluorocytosine. Its side effects include:  cardiac arrest, myocardial toxicity, ventricular dysfunction, respiratory arrest, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hepatic injury, renal failure, aplastic anemia, fatal bone marrow aplasia, parkinsonism and psychosis.

Experts have warned about drug resistant epidemics that will cause millions of deaths. Does it have to be this way?  One of the important aspects of homeopathy, is that the body never becomes resistant to the remedies, which do not directly kill the pathogens. Rather, the remedies trigger the body’s own immune defenses to do that work.  The remedies can also help strengthen the individual who is in a weakened state with lowered immune function. For these reasons, homeopathic remedies will work for bacterial, viral or fungal diseases.

While the uninformed dismiss homeopathy, and some consider it only for minor ailments, it has proven its effectiveness in the most serious diseases. The worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918 killed over twenty million people, including  more than five hundred thousand in the United States. At that time, fatalities were over 30% with conventional medicine, but only 2% for those treated with homeopathy. During the cholera epidemic of 1849 in Cincinnati, with survival rates around 50%, those treated by homeopathy had a 97% survival rate. These results were published in the local newspapers. In an epidemic of typhus in Leipzig in 1813, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann treated 180 cases of typhus, losing only two patients. (4). Currently, homeopaths working in Africa are effectively treating AIDS, Malaria, TB and other ailments. Homeopathic remedies accomplish these successes without any drug side effects.

Homeopathy also has a proven track record in preventing illness (5). In the 1957 polio epidemic in Buenos Aires, the remedy Lathyrus was given to thousands of people prophylactically. Not one case of polio was reported in those so treated. In a 1974 epidemic of meningococcal meningitis in Brazil, 18,640 children were given a homeopathic remedy for prevention. Only four cases of meningitis occurred in those children.

At a time when civilization faces imminent threats of worldwide epidemics, governments should be funding and supporting homeopathy, not suppressing it. They should foster the building of homeopathic hospitals and schools. The time to do this is now, before the widely anticipated, drug resistant epidemics occur.

Those Pharma shills who are currently propagandizing against homeopathy or passing laws to suppress it, are robbing humanity of one of its best options to survive the next century.

 (1) https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/reestimating-annual-deaths-due-to-multidrugresistant-organism-infections/C9B09A787FCCA1EA992AF45066F3FF7C

(2)     https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/health/drug-resistant-candida-auris.html?fbclid=IwAR2VwOJCVfrMh4fKfyZNAypGX7ds_NoTDnW1mLVTgkfbPbMZ9bMOreZlehA

(3)   https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/candida-auris-qanda.html

(4) Bradford, Thomas L. The Logic of Figures or Comparative Results of Homeopathic and Other Treatments. Philadelphia, PA: Boericke and Tafel, 1900.

(5)  https://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/homeoprophylaxis-human-records-studies-and-trials

October 2019 –  In this issue:

EDITORIAL

–  Homeopathy in Drug Resistant Infections – Alan V. Schmukler

–– Feedback Letters from September 2019 – Hpathy.com

HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT

Dr. Rajan Sankaran is interviewed by homeopath Vatsala Sperling. Dr. Sankaran talks about his provings of ragas (Indian music with characteristic intervals and rhythms) and their use in healing patients at the highest levels.

FEATURED

–– Online Homeopathy Course by George Vithoulkas

–– Lectures on Organon of Medicine VOL 2 by Dr. Bhatia – AVAILABLE NOW!

ARTICLES :

–– The Soul of Remedies – Argentum Nitricum – Dr. Rajan Sankaran

––  A New Concept of the Origin of Homeopathic Psycho-Types -Luetic Group – Dr. Michail Lyakhovich

–– The Case of Merlin and the Red Onion – Marcus Cristo

–– Noetic Mirroring – An untapped method of healing our planet  -Doug Brown

–– What is neuropathy and how do you treat it?  – Allyson McQuinn

––  The Tongue in Disease and Remedial Diagnosis – Dr. Muhammed Rafeeque

––  Ten simple rules to find the appropriate homeopathic remedy – Dr. Filip Degroote

––   Bronchial asthma and its lesser known remedies – Drs. Minakshi Kambo & Nitesh Jangid

––    Application of David Owen’s Models of Health in Homeopathic Practice – Dr. Anuradha Rao

––  BAAH 7th National Seminar – Kolkata – 2019

––  Tidbits 66: A Second Look At Donald Trump –    Elaine Lewis

–– TIPS & SECRETS – Alan V. Schmukler

CLINICAL CASES

–– Snake Bite -Rattlesnake – Ellen Kire

–– Sudden Facial Neuralgia  – Diderik Finne

––    Defective Heart in a Young Dog  – Madeleine Innocent

–– Remarkable Short Stories: Cases to Remember: Part-2 – Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea

––  Anke Zimmerman – “I want to disappear”

––  Migraine in a Man of 24 – Dr. Ajmal Saif

–– Urolithiasis Treated with Sepia – Drs. Jaya Gupta / Deepti Dewan

––  Traumatic Right Basal Ganglion Bleed – Dr. Peeyush Gautam

–– Periungual Warts in a man of 19  – Dr. Jitesh Sharma

––  Recurrent Laryngitis in a man of 31 – Dr. Chaitra Raju

RESEARCH

–– Efficacy of Homeopathy in PCOS – Dr. Sutapa Nandi 

BOOK REVIEWS

––  Homeopathy: Good Science, How New Science Validates Homeopathy by Peter Adams – Reviewed by Vatsala Sperling.

–– Finding Your Way Through The Forest of Symptoms by Ton Jansen is Reviewed by Rochelle Marsden.

VETERINARY

–– ASK THE HOLISTIC VET – October 2019 – Dr. Deva Khalsa

PLAY CROSSWORDS!

–– CROSSWORD September 2019 – Alan V. Schmukler

CARTOONS

–– Cartoon                  – Alan V. Schmukler

SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ

––   Would You Be Sad If I Hung Myself? –  Elaine Lewis, Shana Lewis

–– Revisiting: From Really Weird to Shockingly Great!   – Elaine Lewis, Shana Lewis

AGROHOMEOPATHY 

–– THE PLANT DOCTOR – October 2019 – Radko Tichavsky

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.

5 Comments

  • Respected Dear Alan,

    I want to bring into your notice, a very useful utility for your valuable readers world wide, “Print This Post” is missing from last 3 issues. It was very helpful.

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    • Respected & Dear Mr. Alan,

      Lot of thanks for re-introducing ‘Print this post’ utility in this e-mag, benefiting numerous “Hpathy” readers world-wide.

  • Dear Alan V. Schmukler,

    I am undergoing a varicose vein surgery on my left leg this Thursday Nov. 7, and would like to ask, what homeopathic meds I should take with me to the hospital to prevent infection, speed up healing and diminish pain. I was thinking about Arnica 200C, Hypericum (only have 12DH at home) and Pyrogenium 200C (just in case). Is there anything else that you may advise? Thank you.

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