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Last modified on October 22nd, 2018

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Alan V. Schmukler

Oct 2018 Editorial

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Kerala State Secretary, Dr Sulphi Noohu, recently made this  request in a letter to PM Modi. He asked the PM to:

“execute restriction on homeopathy and gradually lead to the complete phase out of homeopathy practice in India.”

In so doing he violated a basic tenet of peaceful coexistence: “Live and let live.”  He was attempting to dictate to the entire population of India, what kind of medicine they can use.

The State Secretary lives in India where homeopaths and homeopathy medical schools and hospitals are ubiquitous. The homeopaths have treated millions of cases successfully. In addition, the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has soundly established the effectiveness of homeopathy in both treatment and prevention of illnesses. Of course, it’s possible that the State Secretary somehow missed all that, throughout his entire career. Some people are just not observant.

In the last several years we’ve heard a choreographed rant from various medical societies disparaging homeopathy, parroting the exact same false statements, as in “It’s not evidence based”. This propaganda is bought and paid for by Pharma, which doesn’t like sharing the marketplace with homeopathy. Its drugs are a leading cause of death in industrialized nations. They don’t cure, and are so expensive that they skyrocket the cost of medical care. In the U.S., where allopathy prevails, medical debt is the number one cause of personal bankruptcy. Allopathic drugs are part of a system that often makes people sicker and drives them into debt. Is this the medical system that the Kerala State Secretary wants to impose on all of India?

Still, there are aspects of allopathy that are clearly needed at times. We all understand that, and homeopaths are not demanding we phase out allopathy. Any rational person would conclude that you should embrace the whole spectrum of medical knowledge and skills. Health Minister KK Shailaja admonished the State Secretary, declaring that, “Each system of medicine has its own merits and the government’s policy is to utilise such merits for the betterment of public health”. And she added that disregarding other systems of medicine is condemnable.

In a democratic society, everyone is free to express their opinion. Still, public figures nowadays should be careful about falsely disparaging homeopathy, lest they be accidentally mistaken for Pharma shills.

 

In This Issue:

HOMEOPATH IN THE HOT-SEAT

Interview  -Dr. Janice Block, author ofCardiac Examination in Homeopathy: A Practical Approach to Examination, in the Tradition of the Homeopathic Masters–  is interviewed by Linda V. Nurra.  Dr. Block, M.D., is an integrative medical doctor with over 20 years of experience who practices classical homeopathy in Israel.She’s also trained in herbalism, hypnotherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and naturopathy.

– Feedback from August 2018 – Hpathy.com

FEATURED

–– Online Homeopathy Course by George Vithoulkas

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

ARTICLES

–Interview –Author and animal activist, Catherine O’Driscoll is  interviewed by           Elaine Lewis.

–– How One Homeopath Helped 100 Students –Salmonella Outbreak –Francis Treuherz

–– How I Became a Homeopath – Niki Galiano, Lynne Shrubb, Dr. Sujata Naik,

Tracy Ferriss,  FrancisTreuherz

–– Homeopathic Approach in Dengue Fever – Dr. NavinPawaskar / Dr. J. Skrianth

––Switching on the Lights with Lithium Carbonicum – Elizabeth Adalian

––A Rethink of Psora  –Alastair Yarrow

––Soul of Remedies – Strontium Carbonicum  –Dr. Rajan Sankaran

––Report on a Lac Seminar – Lacs for Human Maladies – Dr. AlifiyaDedanwala

––A Solution for the Wikipedia  Problem  – Joerg Wichman

––Homeopathy for ZIKA VIRUS – Dr. Manish Bhatia

––Tips and Secrets – Hpathy Sep 2018–  Dr. Sneha Thakkar

CLINICAL CASES

––Depression – Palliation Case  –Dr. Maurizio Paolella

––Acute Tonsillitis – Petr Zacharias

––The Girl Who Would Not Throw Anything Away – Lynn Amara

––Hay Fever  in a Man of 22 – Radka Ševčíková

––Herpetic Eruption in a Girl of 10 – Dr. Pravin Pente

––Anxiety Neurosis in a Man of 24  –Dr. Ramakrishna Valaki

––Caffey’s Disease in a Baby – Dr. Mini Mehta

––Hemiplegia n a Girl of 4 – Dr. Sheetal Bidri

––Difficulty Swallowing in a Man of 55 – Dr. Azizur Rahman

––A Suspected ADHD Case  – Tatiana Savciuc

––Renal Calculi in a Woman of 45 –  Dr.VitanGosain

––Alveolar Osteitis in a Man of 60  – Palma Cicco

 

BOOK REVIEWS

––The Real Epidemic – Preventing and Treating Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases in Your Dog (and yourself) by Catherine O’Driscoll  –is reviewed by Rochelle Marsden.

––Principles and Practice by Dr. by Dr. M.L. Dhawale, is reviewed by Dr. Bogesh D. Niturkar MD.

VETERINARY

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

– Holistic Healthcare for Cats – Madeleine Innocent

PLAY CROSSWORDS!

– Crossword October 2018 – Alan V. Schmukler

–– CARTOONS –  Crank Call

–– Alan V. Schmukler

SOLVE THE CASE QUIZ

–– Elaine  Lewis, Shana Lewis

––  Revisiting:– Elaine Lewis

RESEARCH

–– Prophylactic Management of Post Parturient Reproductive Disorders in Dairy Animals with Homoeopathic Uterine Tonic- Uterogen  –Drs. H.R. Parsani and B.S. Chandel

–– Homeopathic Research in Contemporary Culture Part II – Understanding Research – Loretta Butehorn

AGROHOMEOPATHY

– The Plant Doctor – October 2018 – RadkoTichavsky

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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