Editorials

Where Will it End?

The author exposes the source of a recent attack on homeopathy and the deceptions and misinformation they promulgated.

Recently an organization calling itself the Voice
of Young Science Network called on the World Health Organization
(WHO) to condemn the promotion of homeopathy for TB, infant diarrhea,
influenza, malaria and HIV in 3rd world countries.

A visit to the website of this group revealed that they are nothing
more than a propaganda arm of the chemical, pharmaceutical and nuclear
industries. The articles posted on their website claim that pesticides
are safe, nuclear wastes are easily dealt with, genetically engineered
foods are just misunderstood (” leading to costly regulatory
burden”), synthetic chemicals are safer than natural substances
and so on. These are standard industry talking points and the articles
actually fly in the face of current science. The group’s list
of funders includes: AstraZeneca, The Biochemical Society, Biotechnology
and Biological Research Council, British Institute of Radiology
and the British Pharmacological Society. Need I say more?

Their letter to the WHO was meant to evoke a response which could
be used to disparage homeopathy. Certain members of the WHO played
into this charade and issued statements declaring (incorrectly)
that there was no evidence of homeopathy’s effectiveness for
the above mentioned conditions. The BBC then ran the headline “Homeopathy
Not a Cure”, and dramatic headlines sell more papers than
the truth. Even a cursory review of homeopathy’s historical
and current successes gives the lie to that statement.

This group also stated “When homeopathy stands in place
of effective treatment, lives are lost”. Not true. A relative
handful of homeopaths have travelled to impoverished countries to
assist after natural disasters or where effective medical treatment
was not available. In doing so, they have saved countless lives.
Actually, the counter charge is more accurate. The latest statistics
show that conventional medicine is the leading cause of death in
the U.S. 1

Blinded by profit, certain individuals attempt to fool the masses
by maligning homeopathy, a medical science which offers the best
hope of healing a world sick of chemicals, drugs and pollutants.
Where will it all end? In spite of misleading statements from the
WHO and disparaging headlines, the people will not be fooled. Those
500 million people who use homeopathy, learned its magic with their
bodies and that’s knowledge they trust. As the poet Carl Sandburg
said, “The people know the salt of the sea and the strength
of the winds… the people will live on”. And homeopathy
will live on.

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In this issue:

In this month’s issue we feature a presentation from
The School of Homeopathy
in Glouscestershire, UK, founded
by the renowned Misha Norland. It is one of the longest running
colleges in the UK. Be sure to see Misha’s article on Disease,
Healing, Our higher purpose, Miasms and Aids, and his article on
susceptibility. You’ll also find Dr. Bhatia’s wonderfully
clear aphorisms lecture, David Johnson’s poetic Coyote Milk
case, and cases on Bronchial Asthma and Nephrotic Syndrome from
Sowmya Sridharan and Mary English respectively. There’s much
more, including Britta Gisder on Childrens’ Constitutions,
Tips & Secrets, Elaine’s super Quiz, the latest cartoon
and The Plant Doctor (send your questions). Pull up an easy chair,
relax and enjoy this treat. As always, we love your feedback, so
write to us at [email protected]

Alan V. Schmukler
Chief Editor
Homeopathy for Everyone

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone 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.

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