I decided to write this article because I have for a long time been tormented by the question of how is it possible for most media and social networks to basically turn against homeopathy, but not turn against other alternative therapies. I have often wondered what causes this ruthless war and the constant attempt to deconstruct homeopathy with the ‘light’ and easy argument that it is merely ‘plain’ water.
I have noticed in various posts on social networks that, even if you present specific and exacting arguments, the ‘skeptics’ – which in my opinion are not real ‘skeptics’ but only deliberate opponents of homeopathy – do not want to listen to any argument, nor are they interested in a bona fide dialogue. They seem to be indifferent to listening, as if they are deliberately closing their ears
But why is this happening?
I wonder if this deliberate ‘deafness’ is because homeopathy has shown not only excellent effective outcomes in the health of the patient but, in many cases, resulted in complete cures of those with serious diseases – indeed, such serious diseases where allopathic medicine can only blindly attempt to ameliorate at best.
Maybe homeopathy is, after all, the only alternative therapeutic method that can effectively help the patient. Or is this ‘deafness’ because homeopathy often overshadows all other therapeutic methods with its amazing results – even conventional allopathic medicine?
If the original practice of Hahnemannian homeopathy per se had absolutely no effect at all, it would have disappeared by now. The patients themselves, whose numbers are currently rapidly increasing, would have turned their heads away and not continued to put their hand in their pocket to pay for homeopathic treatment at their own expense.
What you should do about it
So, what responsibilities do homeopaths hold? Moreover, do homeopaths have any responsibilities regarding this war, this ‘deafness’? Do homeopaths make substantial mistakes to perpetuate this ignorant situation? Unfortunately, homeopaths can be their own worst enemy.
Homeopathy is a complete but, at the same time, difficult science which requires persistent study and constant practice. One cannot call oneself a homeopath and practice homeopathy correctly and reliably if he has only attended a brief introductory course of 50-60 hours together with a handful of seminars.
What is most important is that it is not possible to consider a ‘homeopathy course’ as honestly being about homeopathy when this ‘course’ mixes classical genuine homeopathic knowledge with various new so-called ‘theories’ that have nothing to do with homeopathy and can irretrievably alter the profound science of homeopathy.
Research in the field of homeopathy is scarce and often conducted in a superficial manner. Few are those who try to provide scientific arguments through research.
This is primarily due not only to the lack of comprehensive knowledge but also to the false impression that homeopathy must follow the research methods of allopathy in order to convince. Double-blind experiments in homeopathy have been conducted but failed to show convincing and uniform results.
This failure was expected. The only way we can have positive outcomes are when an individualized remedy has been prescribed for each patient. In homeopathy there is not the same remedy prescribed to all patients with a certain disease – each individual is different, and their individualities must be taken into consideration by the homeopath in order to have the best possible results.
I must also add that there is a lack of recorded and well-documented treated cases which, if written correctly and published in peer review medical journals, will give strong arguments for the effectiveness of the homeopathic treatment.
The only exception are the publications from the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy https://www.vithoulkas.com/research/clinical-cases
Homeopathy – unlike other alternative therapies – lacks genuine and active homeopathic associations. Most of the homeopathic associations that exist today, function as closed private groups, sabotaging those who do not belong to their circles, but also those who in their eyes look like ‘competitors’.
It should be noted that some states/countries do not recognize and do not give accreditation to many homeopathy courses – contrary to the modus operandi with courses belonging to other alternative therapies. This is because the associations, which supposedly represent homeopathy, do not follow the rules of transparency, objectivity and excellence and are often staffed by non-specialists in homeopathy.
The solutions are simple, but require activation from all of us. Namely:
— Do a thorough research before starting your studies in a homeopathy course. Investigate the curriculum, talk to graduates and get their opinion whether, after graduating, you can start practicing successfully.
— If you are satisfied with this course, inform your friends and colleagues, so that they can follow it too. Do not keep the information to yourself, so that you are the only good homeopath with the most patients.
— Do not try to become a teacher as soon as you get some basic homeopathic knowledge. Wait to gain experience and then prove your knowledge and your results.
— Ask your patients to speak publicly about how much they have benefited from homeopathy.
— Ask your famous and distinguished patients to talk on video about how they benefited from homeopathy and ask for their permission to show these videos.
— Do not follow associations that have only a few members; this means that they only have a personal agenda and use the association as a tool to serve their own interests.
—Do not seek accreditations from organizations that have not been officially recognized by states or international/European organizations. Examine their promises and ask for proof of the validity of what they promise.
If you agree with even half of the above, get active, talk to your colleagues, get the message across. Break through this ‘deafness’, and overcome this war on homeopathy.
We should seek correct and complete Homeopathic Education!
We should seek transparency and reliability in the application of Homeopathy !
Remember it is the duty of all of us to preserve the validity and reliability of this wonderful science and to show its amazing results.