Editorials

Sound and Fury

Homeopathy’s critics create a bit of sound and fury on both sides of the Atlantic.

My grandson Michael has gotten homeopathic remedies since he was a baby. He quickly learned that they relieved his suffering and would climb on our laps to ask for them when he felt sick. He’s eleven now, and often knows which remedy he needs. His family has four cats and a little dog, so he’s learned that the remedies also work for animals.

Not everyone is as observant as Michael. Last week the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) proposed a four part resolution which ends with: “Homeopathy has been conclusively demonstrated to be ineffective.” They did this in spite of the millions of animals, both pets and livestock, cured by homeopathic vets over the years. Apparently all those cows, sheep, pigs and horses experienced placebo effects. The AVMA never bothered to consult the American Holistic Veterinary Association or the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, which could easily have debunked their fantasy.

In Scotland, home of the famous Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital since 1914, the health provider NHS Lothian, which covers health services for 800,000 people, is currently deciding whether to defund homeopathy. Skeptics there claim that homeopathy violates scientific principles. They forget that what we consider scientific is always changing. Some ideas considered scientific at the time, turned out to be disastrous, like using crude mercury for medicine, or performing lobotomies for “anxiety and feelings of inadequacy”.

Conversely, other ideas thought unscientific or heretical, are now well established. Galileo’s observation that the earth rotates around the sun, earned him house arrest for life. Michael Servetus’s declaration that our blood circulates, got him burned alive. Julius Mayer’s Law of Conservation of Energy was soundly rejected by skeptics, as was S. Chandrasekhar’s theory of black holes.

The rantings of homeopathy’s skeptics is a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  In the end, all they need to do, is sit down and chat with my grandson.

In this Issue

This month we have a special presentation from SHI Homeopathic College in Switzerland. SHI Homeopathic College, founded in 1993 by the renowned Dr. Mohinder Singh Jus, is the first state-accredited institution of its kind in Switzerland. The courses are practice- oriented, giving students experienced based knowledge along with academic learning.  Dr. Jus was a student of the renowned B.K. Bose, who studied with Kent.  We have cases and articles from Dr. Jus and Carmen Meuller-Nigg, along with an interview with Stephen Kressibucher, one of the teachers at SHI.

Also in this issue, Katja Schuett interviews Anne Vervarcke who established The Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Belgium. Anne discusses her modified sensation method, her Walk for Homeopathy and much more.

Elaine Lewis gives straight talk answers about the Sensation method, potency, constitutional remedies and much more. Dr. J. Pannakkal discusses fibroids and ovarian cysts, presenting 10 cases to illustrate. Robert Medhurst begins a year long series on research in homeopathy. We have cases and/ or articles from Dr.Sanjay Padole, Dr. Rajneesh K. Sharma, Dr. Dharmesh Bhadja, Lily Rafik, Diderik Finne, Alastair Yarrow, Dr.Thomas Cowan, Dr. Kushala N. Salian , Dr. Alfred Pulford and more.

Catherine O’Driscoll discusses the dangers of vaccines on our pets. Try your skills on our new acute and chronic Quizzes from Elaine Lewis and Dr. Amarsinha Nikam.  Visit the Plant Doctor, V.D. Kaviraj and send questions about your houseplants and crops.  See the new cartoon, crossword puzzle and Tips & Secrets.

Remember to enter Hpathy’s International Short Story Contest!

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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. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

2 Comments

  • Very true that third generation is strongly convinced with homeopathy by result on themselves. My niece 3 years old, used to tell everyone whenever they are ill that take white pills from my uncle and be healthy. She had not touched any other medicines yet. That’s great and so evident result of homeopathy. But Alas the blind people not able to perceive…
    Let’s recall Master Hahnemann’s dare here, “Let our results to say more then our words. 1796 – “Then let us make a brotherly compact, and all agree to give but one single simple remedy at a time for every single disease, without making much alteration in the mode of life of our pt, and then let us use our eyes to see what effect this or that medicine has, how it does good of how it fails. Is not his as simple a way of getting over the difficulty as that of Columbus with the egg?” – Essay on a New Principle

  • Thanks for those thoughts Dharmesh. Sticking to basics and demonstrating success is the right way. Still there will always be “people not able to perceive… as you said.

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