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Letters to the Editor April 2007

Letters to the Editor April 2007

Firstly I would like to say how much I always enjoy your ezine. There is always something in it that touches me in some way. I am not a qualified homoeopath, merely someone with a deep interest, and pretty extensive personal use. I have done some courses, and a fair amount of studying for myself but the opportunity to study it to the level I would like has not arrived yet.

However, despite my lack of knowledge and experience, I found much that resonated with me in the editorial. I have visited homoeopaths (with all the appropriate qualifications) and found their knowledge frighteningly lacking. I have sat and listened to a homoeopath tell me about certain remedies and have known that they had got their remedies mixed up; tentative suggestions by me that they might like to recheck have been ignored – what does the patient know? Then I have gone away and verified my own belief. I have met homoeopaths who take shortcuts because of overconfidence, then seen them make very bad prescriptions using knowledge they think they have but which is actually inaccurate or incomplete. Naturally this has led me to changing homoeopaths. I have then been in the situation of listening to one homoeopath making scathing remarks about others. Incidently it’s often the ones who are least successful who make the most criticism of others. I have witnessed the rivalry between opposing schools. I have also noticed that many homoeopaths, when faced with a serious health problem, often start to think rather conventionally, in terms of what the disease is called etc. Whilst I realise that homoeopaths have to be careful, and may need to suggest to a patient that they should see their doctor as a safeguard, I find it very strange when a homoeopath starts trying to give you a conventional diagnosis. Firstly, this is something they are not qualified to do, and secondly it is pretty irrelevant in terms of homoeopathic cure. I have listened to homoepaths telling me about other cases they have, and heard the criticism of their patients in the telling. They seem unable to see their patients behaviour as symtoms but label them as bad patients or bad people and then it seems to be the patient’s fault they do not get well.
Lest this sound like a terrible rant about homoeopathy , I must add that I have also met some wonderful homoeopaths. I believe that a true homoeopath must have it in their heart, not just in their mind. I believe they must be open and honest and compassionate, and above all healthy in mind, heart and spirit. I believe they must really trust in homoeopathy, but not be blind to its dangers.

I am using homoepathy rather intensively at present, and am slowly recovering from a very long serious illness. I have experienced first hand the best and worst of homoeopathy. On my journey I have learned much about myself and I feel I would like to take my knowledge of homoeopathy much further in the future. However, I am not ready to do so until I feel I am healthy enough on all levels. So yes, I do believe that the problem is simply that homoeopaths are people, and people have flaws – issues that need resolving, lack of health on various levels. I also think, it’s because when you are on a journey towards health, there is a tendancy to look back at where you were earlier and feel that you won’t go there again, so that when you see people with problems similar to the ones you used to have there is a tendancy to feel a bit superior to them in a way, a sort of ‘thank goodness I’m not like that anymore’ – without the realisation that you haven’t moved far enough away from the problem yet to be more objective about it, and more compassionate to someone who hasn’t moved on from that point yet. I think a lot of people are drawn into homoeopathy because it has made life better for them in some way, but often lose sight of the fact that their personal journey is not yet complete (is it ever?). It’s a bit like the fervour of an ex-smoker, who is suddenly totally intolerant of other smokers, but has forgotten how difficult it is to kick the habit and how much support someone needs to do so. To make matters worse, they may then extrapolate their feelings so that they are intolerant of anyone with a bad habit (that’s most of us then!)

In short, we are all on a journey, and will never be perfect, but we need to remember that fact, whether in our attitude to homoeopathy, or simply in the way we treat people in everyday life. I commend your editorial for bringing this out into the open. Let us all look to our own weaknesses before we find fault in others, to assign blame in neither case, and to have the strength to hold honesty and compassion as equal partners. This, I believe is one small but important part of being a true healer.
Health and happiness to you all.
MAURICE HAIGH

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Yes I was impressed with Grant’s Article. So much so that I ordered his book. I hope this is the answer I have been looking for in finding the Miasims, as you probably also think, Miasims are the most difficult problems in Homeopathy to find.

Thanks for your newsletter

Wyatt Gordon, PhD

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I did read the March issue on Miasms and Facial Analysis, loved it, I want my face analyzed!!!! Is it possible to do that, send a photo for an analysis? Sherry

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Dear Gabrielle
I am a DO and you can imagine the names hurled at us by M>D>’s. I have tried to be nice to many i work with but the are so arrogant as a group;not all,that they don’t see us as Doctors in the real sence even though we train and intern with them the same schools or hospitals sometimes. I have a Pain Managment clinc and have encorporated Homeopathy into my Pratice .An MD i rotated with at out Trauma Hospital here in Austin came up to me and said “You DO’S have no right to use and prescribe strong narcotics as he knows i have a Pain Clinic and help people pass away with dignity and at home and not in pain. so I read all your article and If I am criticized or belittled for my education I will answer back .The days ofthe MD being God are Gone. And you should also blame the Doctors for the surge in allopathic medicine because they sure pass it out free and let the Drug Reps by them off I have been there.Keep up the good writing.

CHRISTIAN P. RYAN BS AAS

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I have to tell you that I have been reading the ezine for quite some time and I have always enjoyed what I read. I have liked all the growth and forward changes that have been happening.

Now with the newest changes…WOW! I am self taught and love to learn. Up until today, I usually have been able to finish the ezine rather quickly and delete to move onto other work…but, I have to save this one as I was only
able to read a couple articles before I had go do something else.

I can not wait to get back to my reading…. Keep up the wonderful thoughts and articles.

rita chalfant

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Dear Sir:

HOMOIOS+ PATHOS was created for the first time by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. I Don’t understand why we should discuss what is or not homeopathy or the best Homeopathy, or German Homeopathy, French Homeopathy, Classical Homeopathy and so on. I think we should respect every Founder of everything and if we think we have some new value to present to the Man kind or to our community should have the courage to present it with a new name, the name we choose and never with the name that another had create and give to a system of medicine that he had explain properly step by step in is book, The Organon, and also doesn’t honor nobody to do such a thing to someone who is not here anymore to give or not is one permission to use is name and is method in another way. This is not Proper, so I am verry sorry to say to you that I disagree absolutely with any kind of discussion about What’s new in Homeopathy or so ever. Homeopathy is Homeopathy with all rules we already know. Other things are other things, eventually very good things, but of course with other names. Of course if they are really good they will come very famous in the future as homeopathy and do not need to live in homeopathy shadows.

Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to say something about this subject. I am sure you will divulge this opinion.
In meantime let me tell you how I appreciate the good service you are giving to the world. Shell you ever be able to continue with this work better and better.
Yours,
Prof. Dr. J. C. Neto
(Director clínico)
Instituto Médico Homeopático

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I love the new mp3 files and PowerPoint presentations, and the fascinating articles in this month’s ezine (for example, Grant Bentley’s article, and the article on aggravation). I do wish, though, you would include at least one veterinary case each month, since that’s my particular focus.
Joy Metcalf

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Dear sirs,

Thank you, it´s a pleasure to recieve the Homeopathy for Everyone from you.

Thanks and best regards
Rafael F. Callejo

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Dear Manish,

I read your editorial, is written with passion and wisdom. You are eloquent and I feel you may play a role in reversing the climate of superficiality and degeneration which is going on at the moment in our ranks.
As I said already I like your passion.
Warm regards
George Vithoulkas

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Dear Manish
A brave editorial indeed!

I wish you all success with the venture
all the best

Jeremy Sherr

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im regular reader of hpathy magazine. i find it very intresting and enriched with \knowledge , currently i m in pune working as a consultant homeopath for dr batras positive health clinic pvt ltd , i will definately share my cases with u in future , thanks for such beautiful and creative work by u and ur team , i really
appreciate ur team work, with best compliments — DRAMIT MEHTA.

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Dear Editor,

Thank you very much for the mail. I always study Homeopathy for Everyone. It is really nice & fruitful. I enjoy too.

Thanks & best regards,
Mamun

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Dear Editor,

I have read the article Defending Homeopathy by Alan V. Schmukler with great interest. His presentation was
lucid and informative. I would suggest to include an article on this hot topic in every issue with views
from various homeopathic physicians around the world.

Apart from doctors, even the followers of homeopathy are under constant criticism. Your such articles will
reinforce the faith in this medicine.

Well done sir..

regards

R Venkat,Dubai

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DR. J.B. CHIEF EDITOR It IS DIFFICULT TO TELL THE TRUTH PUBLICALLY, THIS TYPE OF CONDUCT YOU HAVE DESCRIBE BY FEW, ARE THE BASIC FOR MANY OF THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE, NOW A DAY, WE HAVE A WONDERFUL SYSTEM, BUT IS VERY INEXPENSIVE AND VERY EFFICIENT, i KNOW WITH &5. OO DOLLARS AT THAT TIME CURE MY EPILEPSY WITH MINER SALTS, AS DOCTORS WANTED TO PERFORM A NUMBER OF OPERATIONS W/APPROXIMATED VALUE OF 100.00O.OO AND THE RISK OF DAMAGE TO THE BRAIN, SO THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THIS, EVERY TIME I MENTION THIS TO A DOCTOR, THEY BECOME OUTRAGE, IT IS TOO SIMPLE, TOO INEXPENSIVE AND TOO GOOD, WE MUST BRING UNITY AND EXPOSE THE GUILTY PARTIES, SO OUR MEDICINE WILL REACH ITS PEAK. A,CANDOLFI.HOMEOPATHY

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Dear Dr Manish,
I feel fortunate to have subscribed for the magzine. Your efforts are highly valuable for the homeopathy world incuding teachers, students and the practitioners. However, the poor hobbysts like me find much of it too heavy to digest because of their lack of knowledge in the field. Although I have been studying and practicing with miraculous results sice 60s, the writings by certain authors is confounding to me, my background beig responsible for that.
I, therefore, suggest incorporation of more case studies in simple language. Introduction of on-line consultation for patients and practitioners may also be considered to help Homeopathy and the suffering humanity. A note of caution for the patients and the ‘quacks’ is also desirable to curb the ALLOPATHIC pattern of medication by homeopaths.
Regards,
R C Nigam

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Dear sir,
Asslamo alaikum, ( peace be with you)

I am writing in regards to your march issue of the magazine. I would firstly like thank to you for starting this magazine. I find it very informative. Secondly I want to congratulate you for the very in depth interview with Grant Bentley and Louise Barton. I have been a student at the VCCH for the past 7 years and have the privilege of learning this system of facial analysis directly from them. I have seen it develop through the years and know the hard work and dedication that went into developing this system. I think it is a wonderful gift that Grant and Louise have given to the homeopaths and indeed to the whole world . I just hope and pray that all homeopaths will adopt this system . That is all I wanted to say on this occasion. Thank you for printing their interview.
Wasslam( with you be peace)
Amtulnaseer Lubna

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thankyou once again for such a marvellous journal ,and serving so nicely to ho.moeopathic community,it is helpful to people like me to benefit from this journal sitting at home and sharing our experiences and difficulties and gain guidance from stalwarts and seniors in our proffession ,i m practising since 10 yrs in bhiwandi which is 55 kms. from bombay,and working on two theories ,relationship of mountoux test with latent tubercular m iasms and how possibly our medecines act phisiologically through fundamental physiological phenomena of action potential,depolarisation, ,and all or none phenomenon,i will shortly send my works Have you checked out the new-look www.indiatimes.com yet?
Raj Gupta

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Congradulations for this issue that I read and was so intersting and instructive.I also was impressed reading the articles of the two months before.
Sincerely
yours

Koutsonikas Antonis

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thank you for the ezine.could you tell me how to subscribe to the book version …as i enjoy having a read.
rupa sridhar

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dear dr bhatia

i was going through the response from Maly in your Feb 07 issue. the complaint is due to non activation of flash files in the presentation. if one can activate the flash files, all animations will be active and as per the radiation of pain, the medicine may be selected from the described medinines in part II and on the basis of other symptoms and modalities. the modality page unfortunately is not active and the flash animation is not working due to which the purpose was not served. i am consulting some known computer people, that how these should be active after sending through mail, otherwise next time i shall be sending you a cd, so that then it may become active for the benefit of all. all flash animations in the presentation are not working when downloaded from the net. i do not know why. but thanks all for the encouraging response and special mention for you for publishing the ppt.

heartfelt thanks

dr kulwant singh

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Thank you for the information. I am working in a HIV case, and I want to send the information. But my natural language is Spanish, and so I have to translate it. I will send it as soon as possible, because I think is very important to make available to others colleages, about the possibilities for people with HIV+ in homeopathy.

Thanks again.

Elizabeth Aguilar

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Hello,

In response to your request for feedback on this issue, I did enjoy reading it however realized that the practitioners using this system seem to rely on polycrests or remedies highly represented in the Repertory – and those remedies that are “ascribed” as belonging to a particular miasm. Therefore this leaves out hundreds if not thousands of lesser-known, newer or small remedies which in my practise, are used regularly. While the idea of facial analysis is intriguing, it seems far too limiting to actually find the similimum that way.

Susan Drury

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Dear Sir,
The march issue was an excelent .The articles were best readings.

Dr. Rasik Mohan Patnaik

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dear sir,
i have expressed my views in feed back ok i again express that in the last the conclusion taken by the speakers that they never prescribe on miasams. more over i feel that now a days one miasam is not only found in an individual but a combination of all on different time and disease. facial analysis is all the more difficult. i always prefer to give in acute cases the medicine wich covers most the symptoms of diaese rather than modalities etc. it is only on the second time if the medicine does not work i go to find modalities and concommitentsetc. as a matter of fact if you ask a patient so many questions he feel annoyed.
thanks, regards
dr c s gupta

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Dear Dr. Manish,
The editorial is inspiring and brings out a sense of complete commitment to homeopathy.Though I am not in a position to contribute to your great mission,being a new entrant and a retired old teacher,yet I feel I can bless you and pray for your success,while benefitting myself immensly from this liberal,open and rational debate or discussion.
Homeopathic Facial Analysis(HFA) is a very interesting field and if it reaches a comprehensive and succesful stage,it would be a great service to humanity.The interview with Grant and Louise is fascinating and brings out the struggle they had to undergo to put miasms into a workable position. I am sure the day the homeopaths start comprehending and applying miasms confidently and successfuly in their practice, a revolution will take place in homeopathy and it will surpass all other medical sciences. HARISH NAGPAL

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thanks , this months contents r mind blowing containg information of highest range and worth reading

Dr.Pritam Das

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Hello Manish,

Thank you very much for airing this situation and proposing to take constructive action. I am a mature student, and was very dismayed when I encountered this behavior in my online study hall. I agree, this is prevalent in all walks of society, but I feel that in the healing arts, we must do better than everyone else if we are truly to call ourselves
healers!

Does it not seem to you that the present divide between differing approaches to hpathy can only be judged based upon results? If a certain method works as well as the other, then why not use it? Does it not seem that certain types of hpaths will gravitate towards one system more than another because it is more inductive or more intuitive, depending on the practitioner’s own nature?

In the end, it is the backbiting and infighting and contentions between us that will weaken homeopathy and make it vulnerable to dismissal as ‘ quack’ medicine. If we all work together to share results and build a better science, we can help homeopathy thrive. I believe that were Hahnemann given 200 more years to live, he may have come up with similar ideas to some of our new generation of homeopaths. He was a very spiritual and intuitive man, and a perfect scientist. In the end, the adoption of one method over another will only be borne out by rigorous observance of actual clinical results. I believe this is what we should strive for as a community.

Della Heywood

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Dear Sir, All your issues are indeed splendid.Please continue your work and keep growing.
Fantasia

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Dear Sir,

Delighted as I am to receive the current issue, nevertheless I would appreciate if I could receive the issues before the month of March ’07. The last one that I had received was in July 2006.

Thanking you once again,
Sincerely yours,
Archana

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HELLO MY ALL DEAR HOMOEOPATHS.,AND TEAM OF HPATHY.,
I M VERY THANK FUL,FOR UR MAILS THAT GIVE A LOT OF INFORMATION.,
MY QUESTION IS ., THAT CAN I ASK THE DECISION ABOUT CASES., AND CAN I WORK IN UR TEAM.,AND HOW IT DOES OCCURE.,
THANX
HOMOEO DR.MOHAMMAD ADEEL

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Dear Editor
I find that increasingly, my undergraduate students are accessing your excellent site and using its resources to reference their semester papers. Because of this, could I encourage your authors to follow a referencing system so that, when they cite an authority within text (web page) this then appears as a proper end-text reference. This would enable readers to follow up on particular points or arguments, and access primary source material, widening the breadth and depth of the scope of homeopathic research.

thanks for your consideration

Ian Townsend
Course Leader, MSc Homeopathy
University of Central Lancashire
UK

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I am one of those fools that is blessed with soft teeth that get infected all by themselves, and I had been noticing that the antibiotics were not really working any more. My dentist is very good; I have never gotten an infection from her office. But she is now just wanting to pull teath. I don’t want to be a toothless wonder by the time I’m 35. These three articles on tooth aches are a great resource of things to try before calling my dentist. Thanks a bunch!
Rebecca

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I have read all your articles,these are very good & informative.I have also cured so many cases and shared it with you later on & keep in touch with you.GOOD BYE & TAKE CARE OF YOU. Dr.A.S.THIND

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Dear Manish,

I very much like your efforts and writings and also your efforts of reuniting together the homeopathic family.
Many people may think that Dr.Samuel Hahnemann was just somebody that had a brilliant idea. To me today, the more I think, the better I realise that Homeopathy cannot be changed. It can just be improved in some aspects but NEVER changed in its core concepts. Simple and very complex at the same time, a true Universal science that in the beginning and the end belongs to the heart and not to any logical explanations, Homeopathy unfortunately will never be accepted by everybody. The humans will not give up thinking and reinventing things in a mechanical way. I wish to see the reverse in the future but I am afraid that this battle is the same as the one of being a real human or not. No difference at all. We hope for the best anyway.

Thank you,
Remus

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Sir, i have gone through your March issue it is very nice collections. kindly add articles of Dr Vijay Praffulkars and Dr Anita Salunkhe an emminent classic homoeopaths
T N Mehta

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I have gone through all the articles of the said issue.I could not retrain my-self to appriciate the following articles esp.
Homoeopathy facial analysis( HFA ), which indicate the underlying miasm of the person -By Grant Bentley &LouiseBarton.His nine steps in practicing homoeopathy by using HFA.
The sycotic child by Dr. Jawahar Shah.How beutifully and intellegently he describes the sycotic child.Ther are no words to thanks him.
Next the case of psoriasis represented by Dr. Urvi Chauhan complicated by deep sadness& cured by cobaltum30.I cannot restrain my self to thank Dr. Urvi in representing such type of a case which was individulised by her capability & became cured.
Lastly but not the least, the # aphorism 3 which was explaind by you very presicisely and very clearly , gives us a true conception of the subject of organon .Please continue with such type of topics.I think all homopaths will be benefitted . I am not appriciating you but you are doing a very resposible job to educate the homoeopathic socity. Thanks.
With kind regards and good wishes.
Dr. Ranjit Singh

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