Christine Jahnig

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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
As to the Sci and Tech Committee, out of a 13-member committee, only 3 voted against homeopathy. One was not on the committee at the time of the hearings, one did not attend any hearings and one (Dr. Evan Harris) is well known for his bias against homeopathy and was seen taking part in one of those silly street- corner "overdose" exhibitions. He was later voted out of his MP seat as were the others. The real story about homeopathy is told by the Swiss HTA. It was commissioned by the government in order to evaluate 5 CAM modalities including homeopathy and is the most comprehensive analysis of all of the homeopathic literature of the past 40 years ever conducted by any government. It found that homeopathy is as effective as con med, in some cases more effective, and is vastly safer. Unlike the report of the Sci and Tech Committee, it was produced by appropriately qualified professionals without a vested interest. The 13 members of the investigating team included 10 professionals trained in con med of whom 6 are also trained in homeopathy. The other three had training in physics, electrical engineering and sociology. 8 of the 13 held academic positions of whom 6 had been involved in CAM research. The full text and names of the authors of each chapter are at: link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-20638-2/page/1 A separate cost-effectiveness study was done and concluded that homeopathy is 15.4% less expensive than con med.
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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
As in every other illness, homeopathy stimulates the immune system to combat the disease so that the person with cholera recovers more easily and more quickly than he would have without it. It reduces the severity of symptoms and the length of time they persist. The patient feels better sooner and finds his energy level improving sooner.
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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
1. It isn't possible to patent natural substances. The only patentable homeopathic medicines are proprietary compounds, and they sell for about US $12 a package -- perhaps a 3 - 4 week supply. Most conventional drugs cost a minimum of US $125 for a 4-week supply. 2. Most naturopaths are trained in and practice homeopathy.
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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
Wayne, Interestingly, a discussion of the treatment of cholera in Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary reads: "Tetracycline given early in the disease is effective in killing the causative organism." It discusses hydration and rehydration as ways to offset fluid loss.
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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
Homeopathy is placebo? Really? If that's true you would expect that illnesses could be ameliorated or cured with any one of the 3,000 remedies in common use. Simply take one -- any one -- and watch your illnesses fade away. But it doesn't work that way. The only homeopathic remedy which can ameliorate or cure is the one remedy that is most similar to the totality of the patient's symptoms and works well for his constitutional type. No other remedy will have an effect on the condition being treated. I've used homeopathy for many, many years with great success in acute conditions, chronic conditions and injuries. Sometimes the first remedy chosen gets the job done, but there are also times when I've been prescribed two or three remedies before my homeoopath finds the one that cures. My success with homeopathy over many years gives me a certain level of trust ("skeptics" would call it a "belief") and yet if the similimum isn't prescribed, I don't get better. There's another question we could ask, too: Why doesn't con med have the wonderful "placebos" homeopathy has?
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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
Nadav -- I recommend that if you want to see studies you do some research on your own. You will many of them at: www.homeopathycenter.org/research www.extraordinarymedicine.org www.hpathy.com
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Christine Jahnig
Posted 9 months ago
Should we let homeopathy be?
The successful treatment of epidemics of cholera with homeopathy is one of the things it's famous for. It's also famous for its successful treatment of typhoid, malaria, yellow and scarlet fever and flu. It's been extremely successful in averting epidemics of leptospirosis in Cuba as well. The historical records show homeopathy had a much greater success rate in saving lives during epidemics of these diseases than whatever conventional medicine was used at the time. As an example, 24,000 cases of flu in the U.S. during the 1921 epidemic which were treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2%. 26,000 cases treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. Homeopathy is famous for its cures of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, diseases considered incurable by conventional medicine. It is equally effective in conditions ranging from sore throats to cancer. To see hundreds of cured case records google "homeopathy cured cases". The only conditions homeopathy cannot treat are those in which the body does not manufacture a necessary substance like insulin or thyroid hormone and where surgery is truly necessary such as in closing a congenital hole in the heart. Homeopathy can also be successful in some emergency situations.