On January 2016, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan the Nobel winning scientist and Royal Society President, speaking at Panjab University, stated: “No one in chemistry believes in homeopathy. It works because of placebo effect.” Venkatraman is a man of science, and so I was even more exasperated to hear those words come from him. However, in that moment he wasn’t speaking as a scientist but just tossing out a common cliché. That careless comment was unworthy of him. Beyond that, it could lead to the further undermining of homeopathy. Those who would close homeopathic hospitals, withdraw funding, sue homeopathic pharmacies and persecute individual homeopaths, may find fertile ground in his statement.
Still, we must remember that even the best scientists make mistakes. The 19th century chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius, one of the great minds of his time, failed to grasp the new ideas in organic chemistry. He held back progress for years by discrediting those ideas. I don’t think Venkatraman wants to have that sort of legacy. Rather than defend his error, he could open his mind and use those special research abilities to educate himself. He could learn that homeopathy is solidly based on the scientific method. He could discover its marvelous successes in the worst epidemics in history. He could review some of the thousands of case files covering everything from dengue fever and typhoid to cardiac arrhythmias and kidney disease. He might also learn to distinguish the specious studies contrived by Pharma surrogates, from the huge collection of genuine ones. Venkatraman could also reflect on the brilliant and honorable people who spend a lifetime studying and practicing homeopathy.
It’s hard for me to believe that Venkatraman Ramakrishnan would knowingly want to disparage one of the greatest medical discoveries offered to the world. He would not want to discount this paradigm changing concept of healing. We all make mistakes but sometimes, if we are very lucky, we get a chance to correct those mistakes and undo wrongs done.
Here is your chance Venkatraman.
IN THIS ISSUE:
The Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy (MICH) does a special college presentation of articles and cases. Clinical Supervisor Kate Hudson is interviewed by homeopath Suzana DaCosta.
Judyann McNamara founder of MICH and originally a physicist, addresses how homeopathy fits in with the newest research in physics and physiology. In a second article she discusses the teaching of advanced perspectives at MICH.
Melissa Dair and Lauren Trimble – anxiety
Melissa Dair – epilepsy
Adam Fiore – disturbed cognition and hypertension
Christiane Magee and Kate Hudson – trigeminal neuralgia
Melissa Dair and Roberta Vienneau – irritable bowel disease
Dr. Dinesh Chauhan author of The Scientifically Intuitive Case Witnessing Process: A journey of three steps, is interviewed by homeopath Vatsala Sperling.
Heidi Wedd –Homeopath and midwife – Homeopathy in Birthing
Lynne Shrubb –RHom – Describes her path to homeopathy and the healing of her son through homeopathy.
Dr. Devang Shah – Insights into skillful use of the repertory.
Declan Hammond – (co-founder – Irish School of Homeopathy) – Talks about losing his son and shares the needs of parents who have lost children.
Dr. Banaras Khan Awan – Powerpoint about Pulsatilla
Dr. Muhammed Rafeeque – Insight into LM’s
Lauren Hubele – Gemnotherapy as an adjunct to homeopathy
Elaine Lewis – TIDBITS
Alan V. Schmukler – TIPS & SECRETS
Petr Hoffman – Two tonsillitis cases analyzed and solved with classical homeopathy.
Dr. Shraddha Samant – Psoriasis
Dr. Pankaja Katekari – Allergic Rhinitis
Dr. Sandeep Kumar Mishra – Hydrocele in a baby
Dr. Zinkal Tilva – Hypertension (sensation case)
Dr. Abdequaem Chimthanawala – Hirschsprung Disease – powerpoint
Cynthia Kingsbury – Premenstrual Syndrome
Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa, holistic veterinarian answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to
Dr. Ronit Aboutboul – Case of a cat with gum inflammation
Dr. N.C. Sukul – The eminent doctor and researcher discusses his research into homeopathy.
Robert Medhurst – He presents part 38 in his important series on research into homeopathy.
Practical Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy: Healing Our Companion Animals From Inside Out, by Wendy Thacher Jensen, D.V.M.- reviewed by homeopath Vatsala Sperling
Divided Legacy vol 1, 2, 3 by Harris Coulter – Reviewed by Dana Ullman
Dynamic Gemmotherapy, Integrative Embryonic Phytotherapy – by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg, NMD – Reviewed by Vatsala Sperling
Elaine Lewis – Try your hand at her monthly quiz.
Petr Zacharias – Founder of Prague College of Homeopathy –Understanding what needs to be cured.
Ask the Plant Doctors: Radko Tichavsky, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania answer reader’s questions about crops and houseplants.
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