Beware In Sources and Articles Written Against Homeopathy & Homeopathic Remedies

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They Are Running Scared

Is the old school running scared? Why fight against alternative medicine? There are a group of well-organized and well-funded persons who are against natural medicine. They have nothing more productive to do with their lives except spend their days thinking up negative things to say about natural health topics. Their latest tactic is to create fictitious articles that attempt to illustrate their point in a lame effort to turn the tide against CAM, and most especially homeopathy. Now, why would they do that?

Because it would burst their precious bubble to find out they are not the only type of effective medical care on earth. Their drug stocks would plummet as people began to take more responsibility for their health care. When people stop running to the doctor, the emergency room, or the hospital for every little bump and bruise they would not be able to pocket all that money on drug sales. They would lose a little prestige as the only game in town.

It seems so strange, because with the availability of natural health measures, the over-burdened medical systems would get a reduction in stress and breaking out at the seams. They could focus on shoring up what they do best in medical care. Clean up their buildings, train more nurses, physicians assistants and doctors to fill the great need across the country. And, hey, even these new staff could take a few classes in nutrition to beat obesity and diabetes, yoga for stress reduction for heart patients, breathing exercises for those prone to anxiety attacks, hands-on-healing to improve bedside manner and doctor-patient relationships. Perchance, even take some homeopathy emergency care courses to become familiar with its great potential in healing.

The naysayers are downright wrong on every account when they claim homeopathy is poison and with a twist of their tongue say that there is nothing in it. How can they have it both ways? They scream that homeopathy is so diluted that it is like one drop in the ocean and has no effect. They stage a mass suicide attempt to prove that homeopathy is harmless. And, in so doing show that these tiny pellets are sugar pills and nothing else. Yet, now they are claiming taking a few of these tiny pellets cause side-effects and can send someone to the emergency room. What a crock!

In fact, those extremists are really frightened now, because recently the traditional medical system is getting into the integrative and alternative field.

In England they've had specialty hospitals that have provided natural care. The naysayers, many call them denialists, are doing everything in the power to return to a one-door policy and remove personal choice for medical care. Now, media articles are turning up in other countries, including America. I just read this totally long-winded spiel, in the Los Angeles Times, that makes every daft effort to say that homeopathy is poison.

  • Beware The Medical Researcher Ghost Writers | By Dr. Marc-André Gagnon and Dr. Sergio Sismondo
  • What has happened to objective non-biased scientifically-based research? Gone out the window as all industry, government and big Pharma create targeted strategic papers to sway physicians and the general public into believing their word is valid.
  • Using "expert advisors" Big Pharma manipulates the data and creates mock scientific journals to broadcast their message that drugs work as indicated, without detailing the dangers.
  • BigPharma funds their own promotional campaigns to 'educate' doctors about their products, without any oversight or objective supervision.
  • Internal documents from Pfizer, made public in litigation, showed that 85 scientific articles on its antidepressant Zoloft were produced and coordinated by a public relations company. Should this be legal? Not only do the general public television audiences view commercials telling them to 'ask your doctor' about this or that medication that will take away every sort of pain or symptom, but the doctors receive similar messages with incomplete data to substantiate their claims.
  • To promote Vioxx, Merck organized a ghostwriting campaign that involved some 96 scientific articles. Through a class action lawsuit against Vioxx in Australia, it was discovered that Elsevier had created a fake medical journal for Merck – the Australasian Journal of Joint and Bone Medicine – and perhaps 10 other fake journals for Merck and other Big Pharma companies.
  • And when scientists disagreed or wrote articles on findings that reported negative effects of a drug, they were put on a target "hit list" to be discredited or neutralized in an attempt to destroy their excellent reputations as authorities in their field. This medical mafia even went so far as to threaten individuals who might report adverse effects of their big selling drugs.


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The Wave Of The Future

The Times of India | Despite Western attack the homeopathy market grows. As this blog indicates, homeopathy has been attacked viciously by many factions looking out for their own good. Yet, studies in India show the interest by the public grow 30% annually with purchasing power in the homeopathic products. The Union health ministry officials said that over 100 million Indians depend solely on homeopathy, with 185 homeopathic colleges and 11,000 hospital beds. The Indian government supports homeopathy and will determine the future of this healing art as it leads research in this field.

More On Arnica from The New York Times & More

  • Homeopathy preys on the desperate - Topix

    The latest tactics are to say that "Homeopaths Prey on the Desperate". Wow! What a switch. Homeopathy is very gentle, works with the mind/body to heal. Never forcing anyone to do anything. Total freedom of choice.

  • Conflicts of Interest May Ensnare Journalists, Too - NYTimes.com
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/22/health/22journalists.html
  • Health reporters may become entangled in the same kinds of ethical conflicts they often expose when accepting industry-sponsored awards and relying on corporate public relations offices, three researchers warn.

  • The Alternative Medicine Cabinet: Arnica for Pain Relief
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/the-alternative-medicine-cabinet-arnica/

    Arnica Montana, a plant native to mountainous areas of Europe & North America, has been used for centuries to treat a variety of pain. Athletes rub it on muscles for soreness and strains. Arthritis sufferers rub it on joints to reduce pain.

  • Efficacy of Arnica montana D4 for Healing of Wounds After Hallux Valgus Surgery Compared to Diclofen

    STUDY: Efficacy of Arnica montana D4 for Healing of Wounds After Hallux Valgus Surgery Compared to Diclofenac

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    American Cancer Society | Other common name(s): arnica root, common arnica, arnica flowers, mountain arnica, mountain tobacco, leopardsbane, wolfsbane

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Cafe Del Mar - Arnica Montana Sea Sand And Sun

Listen to this song and realize that music soothes the soul. The song in your heart that truth shines. That which you know is real overcomes all those who wish to destroy you and your inner wisdom. Open your heart and your mind to the possibilities. You have the ability to heal using micro-doses of a properly chosen homeopathic remedy that matches your energy pattern.

PERSEVERE AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE OUT TO DESTROY YOU. Keep the faith and hope for better days. The evidence is building in our favor. Trouble and torment. Let go of stress and worry. Close your eyes and feel Sea, Sand and Sun. 

I am reminded by this song to let harsh words wash away by the sea. Like I said, take their negative words with a grain of salt. Don't believe them! Keep the strength. Fight against the turbulent storms.

Hands in the sand,
Feet in the Sea,
Face in the Sun,
An Empty Mind,
A Free Body.

Sea, Sand & Sun

Take A Reality Check

PULSE | Massive positive bias in clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.

Karine Nohr writes about this on-going problem where published evidence of drug trials are heavily weighted, what is termed, "selective publication." Studies and research that shows negative results of particular drugs simply are not get published. Thus, the medical industry only gets half of the information, only research that supposedly confirms that a drug is effective, while not publishing works that shows drug side-effects or negative effects, which may put the drug into questionable light before passing FDA regulations and entry into the pharmaceutical drug market.

She gives examples of the publication of the New England Journal of Medicine where among 74 FDA-registered studies, 31%, accounting for 3449 study participants, were not published. According to the published literature, it appeared that 94% of the trials conducted were positive. By contrast, the FDA analysis showed that 51% were positive. Access to the unpublished evidence was obtained under the Freedom to Information Act.

Lionel Milgrom

Lionel is a member of ANH-International expert committee
Lionel is a member of ANH-International expert committee

Defining Terms: Scientific and Scientism

Alliance for Natural Health: Beware Scientism

Wow, Lionel Milgrom, a practicing homeopath (LCH, MARH, RHom) is also a 30 year veteran research scientist with over 70 academic papers published in leading chemistry journals (BSc, MSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC). He founded an anti-cancer bio-tech spin-out company in 2001. Please see Hub article on the healing potential of homeopathy for cancer.

Read this expose on those who are bent to destroy natural medicine because they are really fanatics in their own right. They see things all one way and have totally closed minds that there is spirit within us. Yet, as fanatics they continue name calling and spouting labels upon all others who do not 'believe" in their way. They say those who practice natural healing do so out of a "Faith-based" motive, while they are pure "science" and objective.

However, we all know this cannot be the truth. I encourage you to take a look at Lionel's work as a scientist who has lived on both sides of the aisle.

Learn The True Indications of Remedies

Now, isn't it amazing that this journalist is using the exact same logic that he cries out against?

The skeptic types continually ask for evidence, which is so aptly provided in hundreds of journal articles and meta-analysis. Recently, Ralph Moss claims the tide is turning and even for major disease such as cancer, homeopathy shows effectiveness on cancer cells. Turning a blind eye to the evidence in front of their nose, they play dirty tricks writing letters to Parliament asking to remove funding from the age-old established hospitals that carry on this healing work.

How ludicrous that someone would write an anecdotal story, without any scientific evidence, physical proof the cause of someone's indigestion and blame a few sugar pills. Especially, because he gave them without any understanding of the methodology of remedy selection. You cannot expect a take this remedy for that attitude, which is completely allopathic to be effective.

This person's article mixed up the principles of herbal medicine and homeopathic medicine. Dr Lauri Grossman, DC CCH RSHOM(NA) wrote a short article explaining the difference. Summarizing, she explains that homeopathic arnica, a regulated FDA approved substance, is a micro-dose of the plant, that restores health with no side effects and is safe for people and children of every age. In fact, the reason medical doctors are using it after surgery is because it has been shown effective in clinical trials.

Used to relieve soreness, bruising and after accidents or surgery, it is helpful to have it in your home remedy kit. Physicians are now relying and recommending arnica for after orthopedic and plastic surgery. It would be best to take a survey of those physicians who have integrated it into their care practice to get an idea of how it is working in the field.

Some people prefer to rub on arnica gel or cream, others take it the traditional way by letting the tablet melt under the tongue for better absorption.

Compared with herbal arnica, they are two different species of healing modality. In this case, side effects may occur. This can cause adverse effects when taken internally. Home brewed teas and tinctures can cause dizziness, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat and even death. Topical herbal applications can cause reactions as well. For this reason, professional practitioners recommend Arnica only when used in homeopathic form. Just take care not to apply the cream or gel to broken skin where it can cause irritation.

I'll end with this word of caution. When you see them running scared, please take whatever poisons they spew with a grain of salt. Stand on the light side of the aisle.


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It is recommended not to put Arnica cream on an open wound or cut.

 

Comments 111 comments

Dr Muhammed Rafeeque 6 years ago

Great article. Hats off to you Debby.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I so agree with you. It is crazy to state that homopathic or natural remedies are bad. They make themselves a laughing stock.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Dear Dr Muhammed Rafeeque and Hello, Hello ~ Many thanks for visiting and commenting.


dr ajay yadav 6 years ago

its really article to understand homeopathy

g8 work deb

dr ajay


Dr.Nikunj M Trivedi 6 years ago

I liked your article very much,only scietific explanation available to it, I wrote below:

Vital Force= Immunity is very vital point you discussed, as Auto-Immune Diseases and Immuno-deficiency clinical conditions are now more prevalent with Noxious, Morbiphic agents, as described by our great grand master-Dr.Hahnemann.

So, we are correcting such conditions in an Individual,as concept of Individualisation and Idiosyncrasy=Hyper sensitivity (was prevalent since ancient time ) by boosting or alleviating one`s Immunity.

( Results can be checked with Blood Results-Eosinophil Count, Immuno globulin protiens-like Ig-G, Ig-M, C-reactive protein, Cardiolipin etc., which I used to do when I was in India. Before and after treatment, the improvement used to be noticed in Blood or serological investigations. We need to prove our system in more scientific way with more scientific documentations, by breaking the boundaries.

What more proof one need than this in conventional practice ? Will they deny ? Its universally accepted.

Then, why to argue and waste time ?

Only disappointing drawback with Homeopathy in UK is we are seriously lacking Creative Freedom with loads of Red Tapes.


Dr George Guess 6 years ago

Good job, Debbie, of exposing both journalistic and media bias. Surely homeopathy, as in times past, is bearing the brunt of a serious misinformation campaign. Poorly-designed studies purporting to debunk homeopathy as subsequently amplified in the lay media -- it smacks of a well-orchestrated smear campaign. Note, in contrast, the scant to non-existentt media coverage of the International Journal of Oncology's publication of the article demonstrating the suppression of breast cancer cell lines with homeopathic solutions: surely that merits more media attention.

An unfair double standard is operating here. Surely ... hopefully ... the truth will win out.

George Guess


Katja Schütt 6 years ago

Thanks for your nice and valuable comments Debby ! As Gandhi said, "Those who walk the path of truth will never stumble."

Best regards,

Katja


Katrina Graham 6 years ago

Thankgoodness someone is talking sense at last. More power to you Debbie.


Dr.Mansoor Ali  6 years ago

Really thought provoking

Allopaths are not our enemy...but Multinational Allopathy pharmaceuticals


Dr Wequar Ali Khan 6 years ago

A very informative and insightful article.Those against Homeopathy in particular and TCM in general and the skeptics,should know that repression has never worked for long.Whether it be in politics,or in industry,or in any sphere of social life it is bound to face defeat,the reason is simple;truth will and must prevail.


Ricky 6 years ago

An excellent article Debbie and so true!!


Mary Mitchell 6 years ago

Thanks Debbie for great words. Those of us using homeopathy in the UK have had a bashing but it has woken us up and there is a rainbow light coming through the darkness. We as patients want choice not the one door option as you so rightly put it. Music link greatly calmed me! Thanks.


Willakeizer 6 years ago

Great article Debby. Thanks for exposing the truth.


Dr Sajeev 6 years ago

Hommoeopathy is the only one scientific medical treatment available in this century. It uses pure, Single,safe medicine to promote the natural power of the body and mind to normal state. Said modern medicine is a result of Physics and Chemistry. Its Medicines are proved harmful to living organism in many cases resulting bad after effects. Some traditional medicines are not available to make the correct combination.


walkingstar 6 years ago

Good work Debby, we are with you...and we will overcome.


Dr. Satish Kumar Rana 6 years ago

I so agree with you. It is crazy to state that homopathic or natural remedies are bad. They make themselves a laughing stock.

Truly it is great article.


Jacob Mirman, MD 6 years ago

Debby, you are mostly right, but I think you may be missing an important point. These denialists are actually quite insane. I think they suffer from extreme religious ideation. Many of them actually have a religious belief in what they are saying, and as with any other religious fundamentalists, logical argument is impossible. Try to have a civilized argument with Bin Laden! They are on a jihad against homeopathy and other natural therapies. This is what needs to be exposed.


Janet Clemmens 6 years ago

I have used homeopathy with my family for 15 years now. No one can tell me it is a fake- unless they haven't researched it! I just read that Cuba used it for a disease called Leptosporosis- they actually made a remedy from the disease and used it instead of a vaccination. Result: of 2.5 million people, instead of 2,000-3,000 getting sick in 07, and 08 only 10 got sick! Does that prove something? Are the drug companies running scared?


Shive Shankar 6 years ago

thanks for bringing some light on what homeoapthy is and what it isn't. I truly believe that homeopathy and natural medicine is here to stay, either they like it or not!


Dr Sudha K 6 years ago

Hi for those who say Homeopathy is not a Medicine as you can’t show medicine in pills. I want them to show life element in living things then talk about medicine in Homeopathy pills.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Dear Dr Ajay, Dr. Nikunj M Trivedi, Dr George Guess, Katja Schütt, Katrina Graham, Dr.Mansoor Ali, and Dr Wequar Ali Khan. I think we must bring this information out into daylight. More people are becoming aware of their inner power to stand up for themselves, to heal from within, to create a better world, to say "NO" to drugs, to say "NO" to labeling, to say "YES" to energetic healing.

This is a massive change in consciousness as the world gets smaller and people want to resolve differences, so too, their physical bodies will begin to show signs of healing old wounds.


James Pannozzi 6 years ago

Debby, I was astonished to read that article you mentioned in the LA Times in which a woman who is a professor of OB-Gyn at a medical college somehow writes about her prescribing a Homeopathic remedy for her mother WITHOUT MENTIONING THE DOSE!

This author then goes on to somehow argue that the Homeopathic dose of Arnica was responsible for some gastro problems that her mother had. Which is it? Either the Homeopathic dose has "nothing" in it in which case, the sceptics claim, that it can have no effect, or else the high dilution Homeopathic doses DO have an effect. Somehow, they want to have it both ways, and these supposedly scientific people have an incredible ability to switch the powers of reasoning on and off while they make their assertions.

Somehow they wish to assert that Homeopathy can have no effects but then warn us of "dangers" in using it. This sort of double standard context switching is as absurd.

Equally worthless are the sceptics lame attempts to acknowledge the Homeopathic curative effect, but then write it off as "placebo" effect by citing a failed study in the Lancet which itself ignored other studies clearly showing Homeoapthy worked and worked well above placebo levels.

Even the British "Guardian" newspaper apparently has realized, belatedly, that they have way overextended themselves with a series of negative attacks against Homeopathy without hardly a single article or comment from the other side and their bias has now become obvious to all.

Once people realize that the attacks against Homeopathy are, in fact, a smokescreen for a political attack against the right of individuals to choose their own medical treatments and keep their own preferences, the "critics" will crawl back under their rocks to think up a new strategy of misinformation, innuendo and pseudo-scientific justifications for continuation and expansion of the status quo.

MD's themselves, both those that use Homeopathy and those that do not, are gradually coming to realize that a group of special interests and corporatists, coupled with the media and some empowered lab scientists are quietly trying to hijack the entire field of medicine. Not all MD's chose to remain silent while their careers are reduced to "lab report interpreters".


Dr. Navneet Bidani 6 years ago

Once again a though provoking article, Debby. Good Luck.

I quote this in one of my interview as well that Homoeopathy is never more nor less than demonstrable truth and the truth never be wholly lost, even though it may be neglected or misunderstood or misapplied, but always, sometime, somewhere, it will raise its head and demand recognition. The persistence of the philosophy of Samuel Hahnemann throughout the many years of ridicule by the older school is evidence that the truth is here embraced.


HomeopathH 6 years ago

Nice commentary. You really do have to wonder about those people who are so concerned about homeopathy. The article you referenced by the person who thinks that homeopathy poisoned her mother is hysterical!

Obviously, the anti-homeopathy crowd seems to think that it can have its cake and eat it too. On the one hand, they claim that it can't do anything, then they claim that it can poison you. Crazy!


Dr V P Singh 6 years ago

Come what may they would not agree. They have a mindset which is not open to reason and logic, like some one published a paper on PLOS that he would prove every clinical trial wrong.They realise, but do have to keep their noses upright. That is the problem with this herd.


High Country Homeopathy 6 years ago

This is a very well-written and excellent article, Debby! We are all with YOU, we know the Truth and we cannot be stopped, the power is growing exponentially now....YEEHAAAWWWW!


Dr Manoj 6 years ago

Anti homeopathic campaign is malicious lie. Shameful and false propaganda. They do not want the truth. In fact, they represent a system that has dismally failed in providing the healing touch to suffering humanity. Their mechanical model of thinking has become primitive and needs urgent revision in the light of most modern insights from physics. Homeopathy is the quantum reality and can not be denied by any unprejudiced observer. The responsibility to find its logic lies not only with homeopaths but with all those who care for human wellbeing - specially the estabilished medical organization. They must sincerely sit with their homeopathic counterparts to bridge the gap of understanding. So that humanity can benefit by the best of both sieds.


Kathy Thorpe 6 years ago

Thanks for your informative article. To me, there are two problems. One is the pharmaceutical industry that thrives on people taking medications for the rest of their lives -- rather than searching for a cure; and two the real essence of homeopathy is energetic, and it will never be able to be assessed in the same way as material medical substances. In qualitative assessments, it shines. For people who have been cured by homeopathy -- it shines.


Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed 6 years ago

This tirade against homeopathy is nothing new. in the past many critics went out to prove that homeopathy is nothing but placebo effect, but after research they converted to homeopathy. These were people who had open mind and when they realised that indeed homeopathy was a great system they accepted it. But world is also full of people with closed minds who have tunnel vision. They have their eyes blindfolded by vested interests and whatever the facts, they want to only arrive at one conclusion--their beliefs.


Razel Lerman 6 years ago

The truth is that Homeopathy is a SUPERIOR medicine to traditional medicine. It is curative instead of pushing aside illness while creating side effects as regular drugs do. I can attest to the amazing and quick results from Homeopathic medicines. Pharmaceutical drugs cause more damage than people realize, and only push the illness deeper. To illustrate, I will tell a short story. My 3 year old daughter had impetigo. We found out after Thanksgiving when she had been picked up by her much older cousin. She was treated with a homeopathic remedy. A few days later I found out that this cousin had gotten impetigo on his nose. My daughter must have kissed him or touched him there. He took an antibiotic. Thought it had gone away for good. Ten years later he got impetigo on his nose! He had no contact with anybody who had impetigo. I realized that it was just the old illness resurfacing because he had been treated with antibiotics instead of a Homeopathic remedy!

My whole family can attest to the superiority of Homeopathic medicines.


MD Vigen Tatintsyan 6 years ago

Dear Debby! Thanks a lot- very informative and true evidence based article. To be a warrior nowadays is a difficult task but you did it exellent- bringing true information about science of homeopathy to population and medical society as well. Go ahead dear Debby!


MD Vigen Tatintsyan 6 years ago

Dear Debby! Thanks a lot- very informative and true evidence based article. To be a warrior nowadays is a difficult task but you did it exellent- bringing true information about science of homeopathy to population and medical society as well. Go ahead dear Debby!


HomeoHelp 6 years ago

Debby, I thank you SOOO much!

Precious article!

I know it is YOU even without reading the author's name below the headline.

To break the status quo isn't an easy thing.

In order to do this you have to be open-minded and able to use your brain properly. It is much easier to be a parrot.

But from the other hand is not difficult at all.

You just have to trust your eyes...


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juneaukid 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

I enjoyed reading your hub and all of your reader's comments--quite a few!


Christine Eleanor Jahnig 6 years ago

Thanks for the great article! Count me in as one more (among the tens of millions of people around the world)super-satisfied fan of homeopathy. There is absolutely no question that homeopathy is far superior to conventional drug treatments.

I've used it for a dozen years in my treatment of such chronic diseases as neuropathy and acute illnesses like bronchitis, sore throats, colds and poison ivy. I use it for injuries and the pain and swelling of dental problems and work. I've also used it for 13 years as a flu preventative (Influenzinum 9c). This is my 13th flu-free season and my mother's 6th flu-free season. Homeopathy is so great I use it exclusively. No side effects, no iatrogenic diseases and inexpensive. You can't go wrong, can you?


Catherine 6 years ago

Wanted to mention the recent paper published in the February 2010 International Journal of Oncology, entitled, “Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells.” This study showed that four homeopathic remedies were demonstrated to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in breast cancer cell lines in the lab.

This study, completed at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, is a ground-breaking study that not only identified the effect of the homeopathics but the potential mechanisms of action in one of the most thorough and interesting studies ever done on Homeopathics. You can read the abstract and buy the article if you are interested at the following link:

http://www.spandidos-publications.com/ijo/36/2/395


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karmacounselor 6 years ago

Thanks Deb! Well said! It is a matter of head and heart...when you are led to something, like I was led to homeopathy (which are little white pills, not herb capsules) was when my son was born handicapped and there is no doubt that it helped prevent infections, helped side effects of regular meds he had to take, and healed him quicker from bumps, bruises, etc. That's why people use arnica, because it works.!!!


anders c 6 years ago

I think that this is an excellent article. As human beings on this planet, our provision and care has been wonderfully arranged. In all earnest, basic common sense will first of all prevent disease, and further on, on all levels of necessity, there are perfect answers to those issues that can be viably remedied. A great wealth of experience will bear witness to this. The attempt to pre-empty a scenario ; measles f i, ( with vaccine ) in which some adjustment should be regarded as a natural way to strengthen and mobilize our own immune-systems is not only flawed but outright dangerous as we now are debating while finding that counter-effects that include increased susceptibility to a flora of in some cases terminal issues.If required, a natural, side-effect-free remedy can be used to alleviate or curb serious discomfort from disease, and with great effectivity totally eradicate rather than suppress in other cases. The very few so called remedies that the big-pharma-docs are capable to prescribe include , with great frequency, painkillers, cortisone, steroids, their beloved antibiotics and if they require heavy machinery they will nuke you with radiation. NOT subtle. Herbal remedies and homeopathy are concerned with the cause of the problem, not only the effect. A doctor should not be chasing diseases, they should treat suffering living entities. Cutting, nuking, and suppressing is crude, medieval and gross. Not to forget , in many cases totally unnecessary. I have several friends who, by taking their constitutional homeopathic remedy have got their symptoms cleared and their health back. That proves everything." If you can't fix it, suppress it" is not an impressive standard of healthcare. No amount of so called sophisticated machinery can enlighten an ignorant medieval butcher whose very profession is contaminated and corrupted and only relies on disinformation, suppression and always seek to disempower the patients and any opinion that might bring their doubtful trade under scrutiny. . The human race of the west needs to retrace their steps to a natural harmonious way of life on all levels, but most importantly , with increased awareness of natural healthcare. The emotional, mental and physical degradation of mankind could well be stopped in its tracks and us freed from the burden of their monopolistic, elitist and ruthless arrogance by which they earn great fees without curing anyone. A greater understanding and a much better adjusted lifestyle within our natural environment WILL improve our way of life, our choices, our minds, our concerns for others, etc. Suppression is crazy when cure can be obtained! Don't take shit! You are what you eat lol.


nikhil 6 years ago

great article Debby!!


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Did you know that I try to respond to everyone who ever comments on my hubs? I really thank each and every one of you for your support and enduring enthusiasm. We have the spirit. We have the power. Now, let's make our mark on history.


Heidi Stevenson 6 years ago

Thanks, Debby. It's a good article with good points.

The claims always seem to come down to the same things: Homeopathy can't work, therefore it doesn't. (Circular logic, entirely invalid.)

--or--

Homeopathy is dangerous, either because it's poison, as in the article you referenced (which makes clear that the author has no idea what homeopathy is), or because it keeps people from having treatment that "really" works.

But there's a presumption that modern medicine really is effective, though that's certainly questionable, since so many of our patients come to us after getting no relief from it, and there's no consideration for the harm modern medicine does.

There is also the assumption, apparently, that homeopaths have the ability to prevent people from seeing doctors of modern medicine. Wow! I didn't know we were so powerful!


Dr Caron von Bardeleben - South Africa 6 years ago

I am grateful to have you fighting our fight. Those in the know will appreciate your wonderful work and enthusiasm. Keep up the good work and know that you are getting support for all around the globe. Homeopathy is here to stay and its only a matter of time before this realisation sets into the misinformed people of the world. Well done Debbie I salute you.


rashmi chanana 6 years ago

great article Debby .Keep up the good work. we all are with u .those who work on the path of truth with sincerity never fail.


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ElaineLewis 6 years ago

I agree with Jacob Mirman, these people ARE a bunch of religious nuts, they are truly on an emotional crusade; I don't know how else to explain their fascination with NOTHING! If a handful of people make the choice to treat themselves with a little-known therapy when they're sick, why should anyone care? For all I know, there are people right now using prayer to treat an illness instead of seeing a doctor. To me, that's weird; but, frankly, I just don't care!

On top of the fact that these people are nuts is the question of WHO is whipping them up into this frenzy? That's the other half of the coin. Obviously no one has an interest in this but Big Pharma and other useless industries that would fall by the way if Alternative Medicine really caught on.

For instance, there's a whole multi-billion dollar industry in lab animal procurement alone for medical testing, this whole nonessential use of animals would be threatened if Alternative Medicine caught on.

The adjunctive enterprises that depend on the hegemony of Big Pharma all stand to lose big if people get on the natural health bandwagon; so, you can see who would be behind all this; the question is, where do they get their foot soldiers from; or, are they simply drug company employees?


Amy C. 6 years ago

Great article Deb! Don't let the cynics break your spirit.


Duncan Frewen 6 years ago

Straight and to the point. Malicious behaviour towards fellow health professionals achieves nothing but boosts the egos of those perpetrating it.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Heidi ~ I am really (ROFL) Laughing because I did not know we had the control over everyone not to see a physician. We are not threatening or twisting any arms. We give FREEDOM OF CHOICE - which is what they do NOT want to give.


Kateso 6 years ago

Good article. It has been rather puzzling for me as to why there is so much 'vehement' anti-homeopathy rhetoric being spewed these days...especially in light of the many articles that are coming out daily that negating so-called 'evidence based' medicine, pharmaceuticals that are proving to be NOT the miracle cures they were touted to be, etc. etc. And especially in this age of health care costs going out of control.

It certainly does smell of chasing a 'money trail' instead of the truth...


Jenni Tree 6 years ago

Over 28,000 people signed a petition in the UK that was delivered to the Houses of Parliament last week. They were professing that homeopathy had worked for them. They were patients rather than practitioners, and 250 of them went to the HoP to support homeopathy. Keep fighting Debbie, and clarifying.


gobsmacked in glasgow 6 years ago

wow i've never seen so many logical fallacies in my entire life, brilliant work well done


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Peter Vizel ~ Your link was broken. Thank you for coming to my defense

http://worldshift2012.org/

ElaineLewis ~ When it is based on "blind faith" religion can be an obstacle to change that cannot be overcome.

Rashmi Chanana ~ It is nice to hear your words of support.

Dr Caron von Bardeleben ~ I wish each person had written their country location, so we could see how widespread homeopathy reaches.

Anders c ~ thank you for taking the time and patience to post on Hubpages. I agree that we need to rethink our medical system and investigate the means by which we can strengthen our immune systems and that of the next generation.

karmacounselor

Catherine thank you for link to publication

Christine Eleanor Jahnig

Wow! Tens of millions using homeopathy. Where are they? Let them speak up and speak out. You may want to see my oscillo Hubpage article

Juneaukid Thank you for always being there on Hubpages with me.

HomeoHelp I hope you listened to the beautiful music as you read the hub

MD Vigen Tatintsyan The more physicians who learn about homeopathy the more powerful we will be

Razel Lerman How nice of all my friends to come visit and give testament to the power of these energetic healing remedies. Was your son treated again with homeopathy after resurfacing of impetigo?

Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed You have the length of years and historical knowledge to tell us the struggles of the homeopathic coming to consciousness amidst the contemporary allopathic venue. How can we take off the blindfolds?

Kathy Thorpe I agree that there are many aspects involved with the opposition to homeopathy. Truly, for anything that is on the fringe and new to people, this is a jump. It must overcome tradition and current belief system. Yet, there is especially block to homeopathy because of the stronghold of present pharmaceutical and medical infrastructure. Loss of power over people's lives and also, loss of financial power is the main problem.

Dr Manoj We can see it as a lie. But, as reported by others, they are simply blind to the truth. For them, the medical paradigm has not shifted. For them - the opposition - they are invested in their mechanical beliefs. They do not see that 'soil' is the human being. They do not see to nurture the soil and that the mind/body relationship is the immune system.

High Country Homeopathy - We are the POWER! Go High Country!

Dr V P Singh Absolutely true. Whatever evidence we bring to the table, they will refute it.

HomeopathH The reason I wrote this article was because I read that Los Angeles Times article. It was such a piece of nonsense that I couldn't stand it. That people would read through the story and believe what was being written. We cannot stand idly by anymore.

Dr. Navneet Bidani Thank you for bringing up Samuel Hahnemann and homeopathy's basic principles of truth. The foundation is strong and cannot be broken.

James Pannozzi I'm glad you clicked on the link and read the article by the professor OB-GYN at a medical college. You know that they are brain-washed during schooling. They are NOT taught to think for themselves, nor problem solving. It is a specially type of person who will be an investigative scientific thinker and test hypothesis for themselves. They will continually push the envelope until they come to an understanding.

And, you are correct that they are shooting themselves in the feet when they cross that line and go overboard in their threats, intimidations and lies.

Kateso ~ The reason they are so vehement in their attacks is because they are trying to save face, stand their ground and not lose the POWER and authority they possess over people's lives and pocketbooks.

Jenni Tree ~ Thank you for letting us know the situation in UK and where to sign the petition.

There is a place for International Votes

Sign Parliament Petition|Homeopathy worked for me http://budurl.com/HMC21

gobsmacked in glasgow - I'll take that as approval of this hub


Pa 6 years ago

The dirty tricks used to gain an information foothold in public awareness does bother me because it is evil and distorted, and because it usually works! If it didn't, it would be easy to ignore. So we do need to fight back, even while detached. Read excerpts from the Bhagvad Gita to understand the concept of fighting the good fight for a just cause and not getting dragged down. The middle way - non-attachment in combat.


Marilyn Freedman 6 years ago

Debby - this is such a well written and comprehensive response to the problems homeopaths face.

With regard to the article in the Los Angeles Times: How inane that a health professional should consider to take arnica off the store shelf and presume that she has the right product, in the right potency, to treat other people with, without studying the materia medica on the medicine first. But then, there is such a horrific number of deaths in the U.S. which are directly attributed to iatrogenic causes, isn't there?

Reminds me of a time a patient came back for a consultation and told me that the calendula cream I told him to buy did nothing. He shows me the tube, and the carton it came in. The store clerk told him that they didn't have the exact product that I told him to buy and gave him a "substitute". Calendula was listed in the ingredients, but the cream was for hemorrhoids- the patient was suffering horribly from eczema!

BTW, in all the years that I have taken homeopathic arnica, and given it to patients, family, and friends, I have NEVER encountered any adverse effects.


Dr. Andy Somody, B.Eng, C.C.H.(Ca), C.B.H.T., N.D. 6 years ago

(ElaineLewis says:

"WHO is whipping them up into this frenzy?")

I say:

More like ... WHO is whipping them up into this frenzy! ... if you get my meaning ... ;)

Apologies if I'm coming off as cynical towards this seemingly-altruistic global organization ...

... but between the Codex Alimentarius attempting to control even natural health care products, further increasing consumer dependence on the health care practitioner ...

... and the convenient rebranding of the term "pandemic" just in time to sell billions of H1N1 vaccines ...

... I wonder whether the WHO's official objective - currently stated as "the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health" - should be appended with a "... of course, some people are more valuable than others" clause ;)


J Goddard 6 years ago

Excellent article Debbie, the Medical/pharma cartel need to debunk homeopathy as thay can see it is becoming a serious threat to the gravy train, and they do not want people understandng they can control their own health,and do not need to be dependant on a label and a drug for life to go with it.We need to understand the real science of Quantum physics not the psudeo science brought and paid for by big pharma


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Pa - you're saying dirty tricks works and the answer is to fight back? And still stay in a mental/emotional place of non-attachment. Now that is the trick!

Marilyn Freedman You are so so funny. I love your real-life stories. What wit. The problem is that with the millions of people using arnica, that listening to this one fictitious story should make an impact on the entire medical system, when iatrogenic disease is rampant from FDA approved drugs.

Dr. Andy Somody ~ I always see the WHO ~ W.H.O. in all of these prominent front page articles. Thank you for pointing out this joke.

J Goddard ~ The truth is that we must turn medical science up on its other end to integrate the new science of quantum physics and include the mind/body relationships into healing and health sciences.


gobsmacked in glasgow 6 years ago

please do, i must say i've rarely laughed this hard in years.


Jeff Van Riper 6 years ago

Wonderful article. I'm glad you posted this.


gobsmacked in glasgow 6 years ago

oh dear no posting of my 2nd comment, have you finally got round to looking up the meaning of logical fallacy? some people think it's crass to ridicule idiots, i'm not one of them.


Christine Eleanor Jahnig 6 years ago

I posted my very positive opinion of homeopathy earlier.

Debby Bruck and so many posting here commented in such an elucidating fashion about the "skeptics" and their tactics that I didn't feel I had anything to add. However, I will say now that it is a pitiful commentary on how greed and ideology can corrupt man's caring and concern for his fellow man. That anyone would attempt to influence other people against trying homeopathy, one of the most curative systems of medicine ever devised, is sad beyond telling.


Nancy Bolts 6 years ago

Thanks Debby. I enjoy your writing and I am learning so much from you! See you soon

Nancy


Sandra Cundiff 6 years ago

Thank you Debby for the article and creating a place where people interested in homeopathy and people who practice it can come together. I don't know what I would do without it.

You are my hero.


Tanya Nolte 6 years ago

Regrettably humanity never changes....always a war of two sides. One side who wishes no harm and to only help, heal and be at peace while the other side is generated by greed and will harm and damage to reach it's goals. This is being well demonstrated by the powers of greed the extent of the current attack to homeopathy. Homeopathy is obviously being viewed as a threat to mainstream medicine's earnings and credibility. Why can't we work together....homeopathy is after all a 'complementary' medicine...nobody has to lose and our patients have everything to gain.

I haven't been indoctrinated into 'believing' that homoeopathy is effective. I treat human babies and many animal patients and have witnessed the evident productive results that can not be called placebo. I have experienced first hand significant results with my own health.

That is all the proof I need. Even if there are people who feel homeopathy does not work what should be remembered is that it will DO NO HARM! Humans are not used as guinea pigs to see how a drug responds over a period of time, to then find out the often nasty side effects a conventional drug can cause. Even if testing is performed on lab rats it WON'T harm them and cause awful, ulcerous skin lesions or worse. It will either demonstrate a positive result or nothing particular will be seen but it won't cause suffering.

Kudos to you Debby for upholding the honour of homeopathy!!!


Fiona Provan 6 years ago

Debby you are also supported in Australia.

Your tireless efforts to educate are appreciated.

Fiona


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Thank you everyone. This article has had 610 views in less than one day.

gobsmacked ~ Gee Whiz. I did not look up "logical fallacy." Is that something like an oxymoron? Although the skeptics appear to use the rules of logic or formal argument, if they begin with a false assumption at the start their conclusions will be a logical impossibility. As an example, one might think the that the camera never lies. However, since the camera only captures a portion of the scene and not the entire context; and today we can use all kinds of filters, screen [not to mention photo-manipulation software], it all comes down to what is in the eye of the beholder!

Christine Eleanor Jahnig ~ We know that there are base motivations that move mankind in the wrong direction. It takes a special heart to see the light.

Nancy Bolts ~ It is nice to have newcomers to homeopathy learn the historical and political atmosphere in which practitioners are working. There is so much to learn!

Sandra Cundiff ~ I am really blushing now. To tell the truth, I'm tearful with joy that there are so many wonderful caring people and healers in this world and in our community. And thank you for what you have contributed.

Tanya Nolte ~ Receiving all of these comments is totally awesome. And I'm hoping whoever comes by surfing these waves of awareness, will be inspired to investigate for themselves what all the activity is about. Why have we ruffled feathers and waving our arms in the air?

Homeopathy is something we feel passionately about because we have experienced its healing action, seen it in friends, family and patients. We've seen it help infants, toddlers, teens, adults and seniors for all kinds of symptoms.

This does not mean we ever stop questioning, researching, studying, investigating to find more answers. We are open to listen and learn.

Blessings to all, Debby

P.S. I may take a little break from computer.

So, if I don't respond just be have patience.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Fiona ~ Wow! You even read the comments. I love finding out what country people are calling from. Shout out to Australia, where I know they are having their own struggles. Funny, this is not a "tireless" job. Standing up for your beliefs calls on all your strength. Please stand with me, so we can hold each other up. (HUGS) Debby


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Olya1 6 years ago from Melbourne - Australia

Homeopathics Save Dog.

'placebo' hey - I have a story to share.

My daughter and partner have been renovating side patio area. They have 2 american stafi dogs. Zee was pregnant and within 24 hrs of giving birth, she became very very ill, didn't want to be near pups, cried in pain, became emaciated.

Out of 6 pups, one pup died at birth, another died within 24 hrs after having a few seizures, 4 were left for Natalie to hand feed around the clock.

Natalie & Steve took Zee to the vet, and it was deemed she had severe lead poisoning, after eating all the placentas. Her blood count was very high, and vet said she had to be put down, because she was too far gone.

Natalie rang me, I first sent distant Reconnective Healing and also made up homeopathics for her. Natalie gave Zee homeopathics every 3 hours around the clock.

When I asked her how Zee was after a few hours, she said 'no worse' within 24 hours she was better, 48 hours much better and was now happy to be with her pups.

Three days after homeopathics were started Natalie took her back to the vet for more blood tests. The vet couldn't believe it - there was just a trace of lead left in her blood stream, a week later more blood tests - clean - no lead in the dogs system. I then gave her homeopathics to bring on her milk, which it did and now puppies are feeding from mum, and Zee has put on all the weight she lost and is happy.

How do explain placebo effect with a dog. The dog knows nothing about sugar pills or placebo. All I can say is that Homeopathics saved a dog from being put down and her 4 pups from being orphaned.

10 out of 10 for Homeopathics.

olga


Donna Wilson 6 years ago

Excellent article, Debby! It takes knowledge & awareness to understand that there are alternative healing modalities that not only work, but are natural & gentle to the body. Traditional medicine, pharmaceuticals, & surgery are the mainstream; a monopoly & we are raised to believe that this is The Way! There will always be those that are stuck in their narrow beliefs, even though they have no "proof" that their traditional methods & drugs actually "heal" anything! Actually, quite the contrary. Traditional "medicine" simply treats symptoms & often creates more problems, requiring MORE pills & surgery in many cases(or worse!). We just need to stand our ground, & together let our voices be heard.

~Donna


Dr Muhammed Rafeeque 6 years ago

Whatever they do against homoeopathy, this science will exist forever, only due to the fact that there is a truth behind homoeopathy and its principle are derived from pure experimentation and observation. Of course, the credit goes to our master Dr Hahnemann and other pioneers.

Truth can’t be buried…


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Melissa Burch 6 years ago from Cambridge, MA

Having seen the miraculous effects of homeopathy, I trained and became one myself. Now approx. 15 years later, I have never looked back. Thank you Debby for trying to keep this wonderful health care system from the unfair attacks it has received recently.

If 'skeptics' don't want to take what they call 'quack' medicine, fine. No one is forcing them. However, do not make me, my family or my clients be forced to take (and/or pay for) their overpriced, toxic, and often non-effective pharmaceuticals. The world needs to really look at the idea of health. The dominant system is not working overall.

I challenge them to learn more about homeopathy. They can do so by checking out past radio broadcasts on: www.homeopathyradio.com


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Online Homeopath 6 years ago

Homeopathy will thrive and is thriving despite all the negativism being spread about it. Let's take it positively that whenever anyone tried working for the better, he or she has been opposed by the conventional thinkers. But in most of such cases, the one who kept on his work to help humanity has conquered the battle. So, homeopathy has done it so far and will do in future! All the best Debby in your endeavors! may God Bless you!


stefanca_mihalache 6 years ago

as usual!!! war war war but love will allways win!!! homeopathy is love , and love has no side-effects!!!


Dr V P Singh 6 years ago

As I said earlier, they have a prejudiced mind or they are on pay roll of someone?, they consider miracles a rare thing that happens once in a while. They kill patients through medication and their side effects and call it they came at advanced state. Its the mindset.

Ioffered anyone to undertake a clinical trial on the Boot's story as also Medicine Chest on ARNICA at NYT, but so far no one has come forward. Of course they are scared and therefore, not committed to find truth.

I wish all of them a pleasant stay in the hell, for they are creating a monster, which is going devour them. They seem to have forgotten that "What you give comes back to you manifold". Surgery is a mechanic's job, one can not call it medicine.

Vijay


Dr.A.K.Gupta 6 years ago

Very good article and effort dear Debby.As you know these people are there to criticise and condemn only. It has been happening since the time of our master Dr.Hahnemann, even he was ridiculed but the Truth survives and prevails with great achievemnts and accomplishments. No one can satisfy everybody, as they are sifferent individuals with their own thinking and reasonings. It has been seen and proved inumerable times still their would be people who would think as it is the first ever.So these brickbats will keep on happening which shows their fear to loose their own supermacy which they have been carrying for quite sometime. Their reactions are to be answered with our great cures of patients through homoeopathic treatment which indeed is a wonderfull scientific sytem but need theArt to practice. Everyone can not be a great artistm but thefact remains that Homoeopathy Ensures Health Safely and Surely. Testimonials can be seen on my website wwww.ovihams.com also for the references.

Dr.A.K.Gupta

Director- AKGsOVIHAMS (Om Vidya Institute of Homoeopathy and Allied Medical Sciences)

New delhi, India


Alexandra Melo 6 years ago

Perseverance, courage and patience to continue an excellent work.

Alex


Parag 6 years ago

Hi Debby,

I gone thru your article. Well done. I have rated it Thums up! Great going!

keep it up!

Paraag


DR NISANTH NAMBISON 6 years ago

Great article.


Dr.Shiraz.M.Esmail 6 years ago

Keep on the good work Dr.Debby


Keri Williams 6 years ago

Hi Debby,

Great article, keep up the good work! All your efforts are much appreciate.

Best wishes,

Keri


king guan lee 6 years ago

Dr. Debby! Thanks for the great articles....


Shekhar Algundgi 6 years ago

Dear Debby

Fentastic Job, and a wonderful, inspiring article to all. Sheer perceiverence and dedication to the cause of Homoeopathy.

Keep going and we all are there at every moment for the cause.

Dr. Shekhar


Tjok Gde Kerthyasa 6 years ago

Well said, Debby. We are seeing the results of desperation from a powerful minority who desire control. With the mass media it is a very real possibility. I'm glad that homeopaths like yourself have the initiative and know how to use the media to voice our side of the story. May truth prevail. Much support from Bali, Indonesia - a country where the MAJORITY of the population have a healthy respect for NATURAL MEDICINE.


DR PAPPUR NIKUNJ 6 years ago

Dear Debby,

Iam very happy to convey my Regards to you for this great

Article to enlighten them, with Postive Force with all our Support for Homoeopathy....Pl..Continue Your Efforts to bring this type of Discussions...Truth is Great...We are all with you....


DR R.K.SINGH 6 years ago

Dear Dr Debby, you are doing same things which Dr Hahnemann did two decade ago. anti homeopathy campaign existed from from very beginning. Jesus was crucified for truth,Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead for standing for truth and Non violence. Same thing happens time and again with homeopathy .But truth prevails,so homeopathy.


H/Dr Amir Saleem 6 years ago

good article


Katalin Cowan 6 years ago

Throughout history there have always been the brave souls like Ghandi or Martin Luther King who persevered against all odds, persecution and pain of death but stood by their convictions only to be vindicated by the truth finally sifting through all the resistance.

Those of us who have seen Homeopathy do its wondrous work, those of us who have experienced the phenomenal cure it brings about, we know. And we shall persevere. Ultimately truth will always prevail.

Deepak Chopra shares with us his thoughts on "quantum leaps". He states that quantum leaps occur after a long time of chipping away, chipping away at the structures of crystalized thought forms. As we chip away, slowly the foundation and integrity of the thought form structure weakens and ultimately collapses.

So Debby thanks for chipping away the way you do. We need to all do what we can to chip away even in the minutest of ways and slowly there will be a dawn and the truth of the beauty and efficacy of Homeopathy shall shine brightly.


chiong 6 years ago

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February 2010 International Journal of Oncology, entitled, “Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells.” This study showed that four homeopathic remedies were demonstrated to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in breast cancer cell lines in the lab.

____ Catherine _______

I think this study doesn't support the efficacy of homoeopathic remedies. I have not read the study but homoeopathic remedies work by promoting and supporting the vital force in us. When this is balanced health follow. Homoeopathic remedies do not act directly on the cancer cells.

Debby, good job.


Barb Forrest 6 years ago

Thanks for the great articles Debbie - I'm giving you a thumbs up!


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TINA V 6 years ago

This is an informative article about homeopathy. It is helpful for us, readers, to understand its basic facts. Great hub!


prabha Annaluru 6 years ago

Hi Debby,

Nice article. I feel like whole homeopathic community is speaking through you. I agree that the conventional medicine is afraid of homeopathy. But the cheap tricks they play are getting really dirty. But from homeopathic perspective the more they prove it faulty the more will this system work towards proof orientation. We forget all the differences among ourselves & we work for towards a common goal with much more confidence & strength to keep this system going. I really appreciate your effort & let victory be ours!


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

TINA V It's great to have another hubber visit and comment

Barb Forrest I appreciate the support

Chiong What the breast cancer cell study proves is that using homeopathic remedies that a response was initiated. This shows that there is a change and activity after applying a homeopathic dose. Every living thing, whether it be a plant, animal, tissue or cell that is alive has a vital force. I do not see why a remedy cannot act directly upon a cancer cell.

Katalin Cowan, DR R.K.SINGH, Tjok Gde Kerthyasa, DR PAPPUR NIKUNJ, H/Dr Amir Saleem, Shekhar Algundgi, king guan lee, Keri Williams, Dr.Shiraz.M.Esmail, DR NISANTH NAMBISON, Parag, Alexandra Melo, Dr.A.K.Gupta,

Vijay ~ I believe that we are passionate souls who believe in the power of homeopathy. We have seen results before our own eyes and know that we are only the channel through which it works. The individual vital force is stimulated to move and clear disorder within itself.

My wish for you is to find peace and help me not to incite anger, vengeance or any negative force or emotion within myself or others. Rather, my intent is to encourage and motivate others to act in defense of this beautiful system of medicine.

stefanca_mihalache ~ Let us pray with this war of words we rise to the top because people will see the light.

Online Homeopath ~ Dr Shreya, my friend, it is lovely to hear that homeopathy is truly thriving in places around the world who have opened their arms to enfold its riches.

Melissa Burch - I'm happy to hear you are not afraid to call homeopathy miraculous in its effects. This is because you have seen people with lifelong chronic diseases recover and go on to live full lives, despite what could be expected through the traditional medical system.

And, I totally agree. The basis of our efforts and fight is to allow "freedom of choice" for those who want to use alternative, CAM, and integrative medicine.

Dr Muhammed Rafeeque ~ If truth reigns forever, then homeopathy based upon its fundamental principles will hold up against any foe.

Donna Wilson ~ I wouldn't say always, but quite often, there is a domino effect using drugs which cause side-effects. Then more drugs are used, or they become addicted, or dependent upon them for the length of their life. It is a hard road to 'change the system'. Already, if you read the article written by Ralph Moss and another one by Deepak Chopra, who believe that CAM is becoming mainstream. Let us pray within our lifetimes!

Olya ~ Thank you for contributing this true to life story to show that if homeopathy can cure symptoms in a pet, especially lead poisoning, that there are curative effects not attributable to the placebo.


Nacho Cabrera 6 years ago

In my experience as a veterinarian I have seen animals living a normal life after withdrawing the medicines given by alopath veterinarians. Maybe many things can be said agaiainst homeopathy, but the psotive reaction of animals speaks by itself.

Dr. Ignacio Cabrera


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Dear Dr Ignacio Cabrera ~ It is good to get the point of view from a homeopathic veterinarian who sees the effects of homeopathic treatment on animals every day. I understand from Dr Mas that many veterinary trials were given to farm animals in Pakistan with such success that this provided evidence to integrate homeopathy into the medical system. ¡gracias!


Rob Rinko 6 years ago

Dear Debby -

Excellent commentary - well said!!


Dr Shikhar Kaushal 6 years ago

Dear Dr. Debby,

I personally believe that the proof of a pudding lies in eating, those who haven't really understood or experienced the real benign powers of Homoeopathy would never understand what a boon it is. It is, of course, their loss more than anyone else's.

And if we really have to prove our point we should be spending more of our time and efforts in healing the endless sufferings of the human race (not excluding the innocent animals and pets who benfit equally well with the right Homoeopathic doses). The real proof of the quality of an artist's colors is in the beauty of his paintings. Let others wonder how he or she attained the results. The only way to defeat the Negative is to keep building on and adding to the power of the Positive. Let's be busy in healing with our beautiful medicines to the best of our abilities let the patients tell and convince the skeptics.

I went through the article you mentioned above by the poor lady 'Lony Castro'. What her mother really needed was just another dose of Arnica in little higher potency / dilution to eliminate the effects (if really produced by any overdosing / repetition / proving of Arnica in a basic/lower/cruder potency).

The lady herself admits she did not use it under supervision of anyone who really knew Homoeopathy well. The first thing to made known and publicised is that it can never be beneficial as an over the counter remedy or something univarsally applicable even under similar causative circumstances and that it is highly individualistic and the prescription must first be precisely based on the totality of symptoms in each individual case, and even then a single potency may not endlessly be used and must be increasingly diluted and given at a reducing frequency as the case progresses / starts improving, the lady herself has admitted in the article that her mother's bruises had actually started fading and her pains (injury) were getting better initially. The culprit in her case was a lower and constant potency and perhaps over repetition. But mainly ignorance and ficklemindedness, she begins her article with a waiter calling her the mother of her sister which hurt her so badly that she reached a plastic surgeon, and then she just couldn't trust the chosen surgeon even and preferred to self medicate herself and blame it on the rather broad minded physician (who had the guts to admit that a Homoeopathic remedy did have the efficacy to heal bruises better, of course if used properly).

Arnica is a vital part of the acute kit of medicines we give to our hundreds of new patients every year for the last decade or more and we know we can rely upon its highly effective healing properties. Not just in cases of physical shock but equally venerable in healing emotional jolts and mental fatigue.

Dear Debby you have great love for Homoeopathy and i would still suggest you to spend more of your immense energy and grit in healing the sick rather than fighting useless critics who are not going to learn anyway, since they never wanted to. Your cured cases will prove it best.

All the best!

Yours truly,

For, Panacea Homoeopathic Clinic Pvt. Ltd.,

Dr. Shikhar Kaushal.


dr monica punj 6 years ago

well said debby.i would only like to ADD 'aude sapere'to all homeopaths.inc ur knowledge n performance n it will silence all critics nantihomeopathy crowds.after all even these people turn up to us at times of crisis when their so called perfect syatem fais in irreversible symptoms ,or lowered immmunity.it is high time they value this unique art.


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MyQute 6 years ago from Singapore

Excellent info Debby! The assault on any remedy or therapy - including homeopathy - and that may put Big Pharma out of business has always been there! Look up Dr. Max Gerson, and also the suit of Simon Singh (tried to discredit chiropractors).

When ppl die of chemo, it's not quackery but when ppl do die of other therapies not used by conventional medicine, skeptics are quick to jump and point fingers.

Also, those who are thinking of integrating conventional meds with alternative meds, are not "safe". Skeptics are also on the "hunt" for those who do.

Without "research funding", homeopathy, as with Chinese Traditional Medicines, will continue to heal where they are needed.


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DrShikhar Kaushal 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Dear Dr. Debby,

I personally believe that the proof of a pudding lies in eating, those who haven't really understood or experienced the real benign powers of Homoeopathy would never understand what a boon it is. It is, of course, their loss more than anyone else's.

And if we really have to prove our point we should be spending more of our time and efforts in healing the endless sufferings of the human race (not excluding the innocent animals and pets who benfit equally well with the right Homoeopathic doses). The real proof of the quality of an artist's colors is in the beauty of his paintings. Let others wonder how he or she attained the results. The only way to defeat the Negative is to keep building on and adding to the power of the Positive. Let's be busy in healing with our beautiful medicines to the best of our abilities let the patients tell and convince the skeptics.

I went through the article you mentioned above by the poor lady 'Lony Castro'. What her mother really needed was just another dose of Arnica in little higher potency / dilution to eliminate the effects (if really produced by any overdosing / repetition / proving of Arnica in a basic/lower/cruder potency).

The lady herself admits she did not use it under supervision of anyone who really knew Homoeopathy well. The first thing to made known and publicised is that it can never be beneficial as an over the counter remedy or something univarsally applicable even under similar causative circumstances and that it is highly individualistic and the prescription must first be precisely based on the totality of symptoms in each individual case, and even then a single potency may not endlessly be used and must be increasingly diluted and given at a reducing frequency as the case progresses / starts improving, the lady herself has admitted in the article that her mother's bruises had actually started fading and her pains (injury) were getting better initially. The culprit in her case was a lower and constant potency and perhaps over repetition. But mainly ignorance and ficklemindedness, she begins her article with a waiter calling her the mother of her sister which hurt her so badly that she reached a plastic surgeon, and then she just couldn't trust the chosen surgeon even and preferred to self medicate herself and blame it on the rather broad minded physician (who had the guts to admit that a Homoeopathic remedy did have the efficacy to heal bruises better, of course if used properly).

Arnica is a vital part of the acute kit of medicines we give to our hundreds of new patients every year for the last decade or more and we know we can rely upon its highly effective healing properties. Not just in cases of physical shock but equally venerable in healing emotional jolts and mental fatigue.

Dear Debby you have great love for Homoeopathy and i would still suggest you to spend more of your immense energy and grit in healing the sick rather than fighting useless critics who are not going to learn anyway, since they never wanted to. Your cured cases will prove it best.

All the best!

Yours truly,

For, Panacea Homoeopathic Clinic Pvt. Ltd.,

Dr. Shikhar Kaushal.


Dr. Arif Hussain 6 years ago

hello Debby

well done your presentation..

Homeopathy acording to me is to be experienced and not to be experimented...

i'm a treating homeopathic physician and is well aware of the immense scope this field of medicine is having.

my patients include human beings of all ages, deaf and dumb, scolars and even the imbecile and every one is getting is a relief not because of my empathy alone - but only because of the dynamic power in the homeopathic remedies.

i have recorded all those cases and is available with me and may be shared with any one who wishes to cross fire me...

any way thank god -for bestowing the humanity with such a wonderful system of medicine...without which we would have suffered a lot...

Thank you


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beccas90 6 years ago from New York

I'm inclined to believe the negative comments are less likely to be coming from Physicians - most look down on natural medicines with scorn and not so much as mention it - but more likely to come from the pharmaceutical companies that stand to lose the most.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Becca ~ Looks like a new friendship is developing. I do believe most physicians are concerned about their patients and want the best for them. However, they have been brainwashed through medical training to go with the pharmaceutical system. That there is a pill for everything. Perhaps the younger generation will begin to question and think there is a better way to build up the immune system.

Dr. Arif Hussain ~ we need more with your years of experience, knowledge-base and fortitude. Maybe one day there will be an opportunity for you to share your case studies with a wider audience where they themselves can witness the power of homeopathy.

Dr Shikhar Kaushal ~ thank you for your insightful comments. Your evaluation of the case in question is correct. When a person does not receive professional care from a trained homeopath, and they are not fully comprehensive of the principles and guidelines of remedy application, they may end up 'proving' a remedy. This means that they take too many doses, of too low a potency, without allowing the remedy to work completely.

I also agree that we must take the high road and continue our good works to heal the suffering. This speaks for itself and only puts positive energy into the universe.

This article came out of a feeling of immediate reaction and response to words that were not fitting properly to our medical system. When the blind speak without wisdom, someone must speak up. I guess, that was me. In other words, I had to shine a light on the truth.

By doing so, it shows that many who agree were activated to respond, comment and show approval. We need more spokespersons to educate, refute falsehoods, and demonstrate through action that Homeopathy Works!

MyQute ~ I'm so happy that you followed me from Twitter to Hubpages. I admire your social networking and alternative healing advocacy work from Japan. We know there is a double-standard in the health care system. It is a matter of control and power. The dominant powers that be at the moment want to quell those who desire to try to heal themselves in other ways.

He Rob - nice of you to stop by and add your vote of support.


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DrShikhar Kaushal 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Yes, Dear Dr. Debby, agreed, i hope the work like yours gets noticed by the people who yet have to take a decision about their health and treatment and get mislead by such diabolic and negative publicity. But do devote more time to your clinic, what a fine Homoeopath you would make with such devotion, and love for Homoeopathy; and so sympathetic a heart! All the best!

Shikhar.


Ravi 6 years ago

Dear Debby,thanks for the article. These accusations & tirades against Homeopathy arises out of fear/ insecurity of Orthodox Medicine, which long since been hijacked by the powerful pharma industry (they accustomed to have huge profits & cannot settle for anything less).


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Ravi ~ My point exactly. When there is fear, then these forces prevent advancement into new concepts and ways of thinking; pus, maintaining the status quo.


Dr.Binal shah 6 years ago

Hi Dr.Debbie we are with u.I believe now a day it has become a trend to present homoeopathy in a aggressive way before the society.And without knowing Homeopathy wholly,people of conventional medicine start criticizing it.Hahnemann has said Dare to be wise.this should be understood by the people who criticize homoeopathy that first dare to know everything and then dare to question anything.Presently it has come up homoeopaths should not use name Doctors before their names.we are being equalised with tabeebs...Let unite together and flourish homoeopathy in every part of the world and bring awareness.Dr.Debbie you are doing a great job.


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Hub well stated in every way. Keep trumpeting the truth! Thank you for your courageous and educated stand!


Dmitriy 6 years ago

The story with the homeopathy is not really new. Another example is a lifestory of a bright American biologist Royal Raymond Rife - there is a lot information in the WEB about him. Nowadays with the development of the communication such great inventions could not be just "closed down", but still...

For example, only one third of Russians are satisfyed with the medical treatment level, and we also are shown TV programms against Biologically Active Substances and Homeopathy. The main problem is that most people still trust the TV and newspapers. And only few are ready to take conscious care about their health in their own hands. So it would not be easy, but we are going in the right direction!


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Dmitry ~ It is fascinating to learn about other countries and how the media handles medical news. Sometimes, information that is 'old news' to one person is completely new to another and that's why I bother to write this hub. There are young people just learning to care for themselves, older people who have always followed the conventional medical system. You'd be surprised how many people are just learning about alternative methods of healing. Thanks so very much for commenting. I do know about Rife and his energetic machines.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Having worked with my Mother in the medical field in the past, I have witnessed many things. Let me tell you I know we are over using prescribed drugs that simple herbal methods could heal or relieve one of pains and other ailments just as easily. It is a big money machine, and it's out of control, really. Thank you so much for this informative page here, and I hope more people read it, more people need to be aware of this sad and ugly truth.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dearest Fluffy77 ~ Thank you for confirming these observations, especially from your own experiences. I wish you and your mother healing and all good things. So good to hear that you have been investigating CAM and alternative modes of healing when they are appropriate. Blessings, Debby [and thanks so much for rating up my hubs today!]

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