Homeopathy spokesperson Dana Ullman, MPH stirs up Huffington Post audience with piece on Nobel-winning virologist
Author, homeopath and frequent Huffington Post blogger Dana Ullman, MPH, struck a rich chord with his January 30, 2011 post entitled, "Luc Montagnier, Nobel prize winner, takes homeopathy seriously."
Ullman begins noting Montagnier's 2008 Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus then turns to a December 24, 2010 interview with Montagnier in Science magazine. There, Montagnier not only supports the field but also backs the ideas in homeopathy that are most ridiculed: "I can't say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions (used in homeopathy) are right. High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules."
Within 2 days, Ullman's article had generated over 800 comments. Overf 5000 readers had shared the article with others. SOURCE:John Weeks Integrator Round-up, 2/8/11
A new study that was just published in the International Journal of Oncology reveals that homeopathic remedies have a beneficial effect on breast cancer cells. See below for complete abstract.
Ann Fonfa was at a meeting in Brazil (Cochrane Colloquium) and met a man from the French Ministry of Health. His focus was to better understand Osteopathy, of which he sounded quite suspicious. "I told him that DOs gradute from Medical school and practice just like MDs in the United States, and are fully covered by insurance.
I asked him about Homeopathy and he said they graduated Medical school and were fully qualified physicians in France". So is it ideology or science that makes the US so suspicious and resistant to Homeopathy (and of course vice versa in France)?
March 2007 from the NCI Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Annual Report FY2005:
NCI Best Case Series (BCS) Program.
Of those therapies that have been submitted, the following
have completed the NCI BCS Program review and
been found to warrant NCI-initiated research:
Homeopathic therapy of cancer as practiced by
Prasanta Banerji, D.Ht., (P. Banerji Homeopathic
Research Foundation, Calcutta, India)
The following information is from a brochure created by the Society of Homeopaths:
Homeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognizes that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony within the whole person and that it is the patient who needs treatment not the disease.
In 1796, a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann, discovered a different approach to the cure of the sick which he called homeopathy (from the Greek work meaning "similar suffering"). Like Hippocrates two thousand years earlier he realized that there were two ways of treating ill health, the way of opposites and the way of similars.
Take for example, a case of insomnia. The way of opposites (conventional medicine or allopathy), is to treat this by giving a drug to bring on artificial sleep. This frequently involves the use of large or regular does of drugs which can sometimes cause 'side'effects or addiction.
The way of similars, the homeopathic way, is to give the patient a minute dose of a substance, such as coffee, which in large doses causes sleeplessness in a healthy person. Perhaps surprisingly this will enable the patient to sleep naturally.
Homeopathic remedies cannot cause 'side' effects and you cannot become addicted to them. This is because only a very minute amount of the active ingredient is used in a specially prepared form.
Homeopathy remedies work by stimulating the body's own healing power. This stimulus will assist your own system to clear itself of any expressions of imbalance. The aim is to get you to a level of health so that eventually you will need infrequent treatment.
An article from the
Nat'l Ctr. for Homeopathy
Cancer J, 2001
Catherine R. Coulter
Homeopathic Treatment of Radiation-induced Itching
Homeopathy as Supportive Care in Cancer
Trifolium pratense for Breast Disease:Case Series
Homeopathic Substances Examined in Breast/Prostate Cells
Chemical Communications, 11/01
Water May Retain a Memory of Substances
Annals of Internal Medicine,10/03
Does Homeopathy Work? Critial Overview, Part II
References: A Critical Overview of Homeopathy
Letter #1 RE: A Critical Overview of Homeopathy
Letter #2: A Critical Overview of Homeopathy
Letter #3: A Critical Overview of Homeopathy
Reply from Author: A Critical Overview of Homeopathy
Manual of Homeopathic Principles, Therapeutics
& Materia Medica
Principles & Practice of Homeopathy
Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants
No Am Res Conf on Complementary & Integrative Medicine, May, 2006
Institute for Traditional Acupuncture
LINK to resource
for homeopathic remedies
From a January 2006 email
LINK to site on homeopathy
and cancer "I am a homeopath and my family has a history of cancer.
Intrigued and inspired by Hansi and Canova, I have tested homeopathic preparations on family and friends with cancer and have prepared homeopathic formula for cancer"
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, in press
Homeopathic remedies: breast cancer cells
LINK to distributor of PEKKANA and
SanPharma Natural Homeopathic &
Spagyric Medications (for practitioners)
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, May 2007
Frequently asked questions
Homeopathy. 2008 Jul;97(3):114-21
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