Since it’s getting harder to dismiss homeopathy as placebo, its critics are now trying to suggest it’s dangerous. 1 2 I recently came across a study purporting to show adverse side effects from homeopathy. The authors have no concept of homeopathy and conflate healing aggravations with side effects. The study includes combination remedies (8 or more at a time) and 1x preparations. They even had a category of injuries from taking remedies instead of using conventional drugs. Imagine if a study on the safety of allopathic drugs included injuries from taking drugs instead of homeopathic remedies! To connect homeopathy to the adverse effects, they used terms such as “likely” and “almost certain”, which means they had no idea if the remedy was related to the effect.
Legitimate critics change their view when presented with evidence. The false critics of homeopathy know that it works and are threatened by that. For them, criticism is a tactic to destroy the competition. If the people knew what a failed model allopathy was, and that there was a safer, more effective and affordable alternative, they would run to it.
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This month we have a special presentation from the acclaimed Northwest College of Homoeopathy in Manchester, England. Founded in 1984, it provides a student centered approach and the highest quality training. Fully registered and subject to review by the Society of Homeopaths, the college is also recognised by the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and the Homeopathic Medical Association. George Garlick, Chair of the Board of North West College, describes the presentation in his editorial. You’ll find excellent articles and cases from the North West College of Homoeopathy in this issue.
Also in this issue we have articles and/or cases from Dr. Meera Belsare, Dr. Spiros Kivellos, Jerry Cantor, Dr. Hetal Vasa, Maja Letic, Maria Teresa De Donato and Sonya Basalt . Dr Geeta Rani Arora gives a brief history of the B. Jain company and David Johnson reviews Frans Vermuelen’s latest M.M. Elaine Lewis also offers her ongoing Tidbits and Questions Patients Ask.
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