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The Revolutionary Spirit

The Revolutionary Spirit

I recently visited an anti-homeopathy website and was fascinated that the participants fancied themselves educated, yet spouted nonsense and couldn’t grasp a simple idea, or think outside the propaganda box.

People in modern industrialized countries pride themselves as being “advanced”, yet most could never have created the implements or ideas that signify modern society. In spite of his sophisticated education, the typical urbanite doesn’t question what he’s been taught and is not inclined toward independent thought or action.

Students of history will tell you that civilization has only advanced because of a handful of rebellious, creative, self actualized people. Why aren’t there more individuals like Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Tesla, Edison, C.V. Raman, Da Vinci,  Beethoven, Shakespeare, Vyasa, Premchand, Socrates, Gandhi, and Hahnemann?

Parents, schools, governments, religions and now corporations, dictate how people should think and behave.  Few children escape this indoctrination and most have had their curiosity, rebelliousness and creative spirits suppressed long before adulthood. And yet, the original spark is always there, inside us.  We are only ever a moment away from being all that we can. A few people escape, and light the way for the rest. Hahnemann was one of those, and one of the most creative and revolutionary spirits who ever lived. His ideas challenged our view of living things, illness, healing and even matter and energy. A lifelong foe of ignorance and suffering, he helped heal people so they could regain that lost spark of joy, and accomplish their highest goals.

Hpathy is dedicated to sharing and advancing Hahnemann’s enlightened views. Join us now in this revolutionary pursuit.

In this issue:

We have a presentation from the Southern College of Homeopathy in Kent, UK.  Established in 2009, by Val Lawrence and Mary Ellis, they offer three and four year courses covering philosophy, theory and clinical application. They present cases of fear of insects, a home birth, autism, a hedgehog case, along with an article on asthma and an interview with Chloe Foss, one of the provers of Hedgehog.

Nicola Henrique in Dare to Know, argues that homeopathy has been distorted by pretended devotees, who threaten the integrity of Hahnemann’s legacy.  Dr. Nettie Campbell tells of her own self treatment and survival from a deadly snakebite.    Dr. Nilanjana Basu makes a wonderful cure in a  case of laryngeal keratosis.   Dr. Nikunj Trivedi offers excellent cases of Exotosis and Alopecia Totalis.                       

Carla Carmichael reports on the excellent homeopathy being practiced in Sri Lanka, including a case of Dengue Fever.  Dr. Douglas Falkner discovers the remedy in a case of Systemic Lupus.  Dr. Linda Baker  offers a powerpoint on summer ailments  and  Rochelle Marsden describes remedies for the summer. Elaine Lewis shares a marvelous vaccination exemption letter from her daughter.

Robert Medhurst gives a synopsis of miams, Dr. Sanjay Padole  raises a patient’s level of amniotic fluid with homeopathy.  Dr . Danny Thomas discusses hormone levels, Dr. Ami Shah treats diabetes, Maria Jevtic cures asthma and Iman Navab provides some historical anecdotes.

The esteemed Dr. Jacques Millemann presents two veterinary cases, including parvovirus in a dog.

There’s much more, including the Plant Doctor V.D.Kaviraj,  Elaine Lewis’s QuizTips and Secrets, a new crossword puzzle and cartoon.  Relax with your favorite drink and enjoy the feast!  Keep sending your articles, cases, questions and comments to : [email protected]

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.

12 Comments

  • You are absolutely right about people’s inability to think outside the box, but are we really sure that this doesn’t apply to many homoeopaths as well, at least here in the UK where professional homoeopaths do not have to have medical qualifications?

    Speaking as a formerly terminally ill cancer patient I know all too well what homoeopathy can do, but in the time following my graduation I became rather dismayed at the constant whingeing about ‘big pharma’ and the inflated belief that we always do things right whilst our allopathic doctors usually do them wrong. I know allopathy is extremely low on understanding what human health actually means, but the impression I have is that at least in the UK we are helping our enemies by looking very much like the irrational cult many try and portray us as being.

    I have no illusions about what we as a profession face but I have always seen the disdain that many feel for us is at least understandable. We all tend to cleave to people with similar outlooks and it is my experience that many of us seek to cleave to people who will lead them. But many of the pronouncements of people within the registering body I joined whilst being quick to raise cheers by criticising the allopaths, were rather low on the issue of examining standards within our profession.

    It is perhaps for this reason that I greatly look forward to reading Nicola Henriques’ ‘Dare to know’. It is very easy to think oneself into a victim mentality. It is usually about that time when the more crackpot members of our profession tend to rear their heads and when they start to become taken seriously, at least by a minority. One has the impression that our forebears were men and women of steel, with convictions based upon their adherence to principles that they spent their lifetimes trying fully to understand. I tend to feel that if we follow their example and do our job professionally and with rather more equanimity, we have little to fear.

    • Dear Kevin,

      Thanks for your comments. I agree that we need to hold ourselves to the highest standards, and that all our problems don’t stem from pharma. However, the most damaging attacks on homeopathy, which involve trying to limit people’s access to it, come not from skeptics, but from interest groups who know that homeopathy is effective. The closing of five homeopathic hospitals in the UK and limiting the services of the others, along with witch hunts like the Science and Technology Committee hearings, and the attempt to prevent remedies being sent by post, are definitely a reason for concern.

  • Dr. Alan is 100% right when we find even the most qualified doctors of the old school ridicule our science as merely of placebo effect. They have steel jackets around their brains, not even prepared to listen to any thing about Homeopathy. In England there was, even, a tirade against Homeopathy with efforts to get it banned by an act of Parliament. Every science has its marvels and miracles to cite and every science has its limitations too. So far Dr.Kevin’s plea about standards , it is our prime duty to improve standards,expand our medical knowledge by constant research and evaluation and be compatible. To discount Homeopathy outright is not desirable. I don’t want to look indulging in self praise by citing miracle cures done during the career but the fact is that by the grace of Homeopathy I have, myself ,entered the nineties of my age two days ago without ever taking an allopathic pill since 1962. I am still fit running about doing my work independently. BIG THANKS TO HAHNEMANN AND BIG THANKS TO HIS HOMEOPATHY.

  • Dear Avinash,

    You worked quite a few miracles and relieved much suffering during your career. I’m glad fortune still smiles on you!

    Warmly

    Alan

    • Homeopathic methods are coesidnred less invasive than allopathic methods, though often they can be used together. Many allopathic physicians will not employ homeopathic methods in their treatment programs while others find it complementary. Physicians that do learn about homeopathic methods will often get a degree in homeopathic medicine and thus become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine or a Licensed (or certified) Homeopath.

  • I am no homeopath but I have lot of faith in homeopathy because i have seen the results. I have been reading and following books and articles in Hpathy. In all my assessment it is the homeopath /his approach to patient cure /feeling for the patient and not purely monetary gain makes the difference.
    I prefer homeo treatment to allopathic treatment .
    Now majority of my relatives with whom I am in regular contact have gradually acknowledged the curing effect of homeopath and have become more inclined to refer to homeopath for their chronic diseases.

    I wish homeopaths get the due they deserve .

  • Allopathy and Homeopathy are two different systems of management of disease. There is a general belief that in all emergencies, only Allopathy has proper treatment management. Why can’t Homeopathy have hospitals for treating patients of emergency nature ? Recently, 1 cm stone was stuck in my left uriter and refuse to pass further, resulting in swelling of uriter. The Urologist advised me not to delay removal of stone by one of the means, lest my kidney would spoil. In this situation, can I depend on Homeopathy ?

  • The reason for not establishing emergency wards in homeopathy is not understood. Many feel that only Allopathy can take care in emergencies.

  • I am also a follower of homeopathy , though not a homeopath, i have been reading books and articles on homeopathy and been managing my problems including serious injuries, wounds with hpathy.
    My relatives also started using homeo medicines for smaller ailments and when my BIL had a surgery to insert pacemaker , his wound was healed astonishingly fast as observed by the surgeon due to his taking homeo medicines suggested by me.

    • Yes, even without some knowledge in homeopathy you can accomplish much. Congratulations on those successes

  • I agree with the comments. Now day we find the family wants to medicate those children who do not fit into the “norms’ of society – the norms being the ones set by the so called experts in behavioural issues taught by people who deem themselves “normal”. What is really normal? I wonder if these children who are different are actually the normal ones and some people are missing the point of what this life is all about. Or is it money driven? Allow the revolutionary spirit to flourish please.

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