The homeopathic community has always harbored a desire to “prove” homeopathy to allopaths. Perhaps we believed we could win them over and then homeopathy would become part of conventional medicine. But there are problems with this courtship. Pharma maintains a propaganda campaign with doctors from the time they enter medical school through their years of practice. This creates a kind of “information sickness” which closes the door on other perspectives. In homeopathy we know it’s impossible to cure a sickness as long as there is a maintaining cause.
In addition, homeopathy is constantly evolving. Remedies are now sometimes prescribed based on analysis of themes in the periodic table, or the sensation associated with their botanical order. Can you imagine trying to explain that to medical students who are still struggling with the potency issue?
Finally, what would happen to homeopathy if it were co-opted by the establishment? To maximize profits, it would be exploited, made one dimensional, labeled as disease specific and turned into something useless.
Homeopathy is a strange and wonderful mystery. It will always seem absurd to those who are not ready for it, who think mechanistically, who see life as simply an aggregate of chemicals. These people believe in a medical model that accepts death as a side effect. You can recall a drug, but not the people it killed. In the end, you cannot court such people, or win them over without doing harm to homeopathy.
In this issue:
Interview: We chat with Dr. Ortrud Lindemann, homeopath, teacher, author and co-founder of Marenostrum in Spain and Bhaktapur International Homeopathic Clinic in Nepal. Her work has helped spread homeopathy around the world.
Cases: Nimrod Rosberg (autism), Dr. Kavitha Kukunoor (anxiety disorder), Yuri Marakami (autism), Ingefleur Spreij (repeated miscarriage), Dr. Sujit Chatterjee (arthritis –Sensation), Stavroula Pervolaraki ( restless sleep), Dr. Pilar Gonzalez (herpes), Deborah Walters ( agoraphobia), Dr. Satyakaam Trigunait (alopecia)
Veterinary: Levonne Kelly (Spotty the dog), Kieran Linnane (Sphinxi the cat)
Articles: Dr. Henry C. Houghtons (chronic otitis media), Heiki Bishop (anti-homeopathy in Australia), Paul Theriault (meconium proving), Edmund Carleton (varicocele), Elaine Lewis (Tidbits), Alan V. Schmukler (Tips and Secrets), Dr. Saurav Arora (new research in IJHDR), Dr. Aditi Bhatnagar (colicky babies), Zara Bourgeois ( seasonal allergies), Dr. Ajit Kulkarni (holism in healing).
Dr. Tony Pinkus – Groundbreaking research into homeopathic Secretin for children with autism and ASD. A must read!
Robert Medhurst –Part 31 in his important series on research in homeopathy.
Ask the Holistic Vet: Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers’ veterinary questions. Send your questions!
Book Reviews :
Dr. M.K. Sahani reviews Hahnemann’s Organon Of Medicine with Word Meanings by Dr. Mahendra Singh & Dr. Subhas Singh.
Dr. Jennifer White reviews The Toxic Relationship Cure by homeopath Jerry Kantor.
Ask the Plant Doctors: Radko Tichavsky, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania answer reader’s questions about crops and houseplants.
There’s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle, Elaine Lewis’s Quiz and answers from last month. Get Involved! Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: [email protected]