Sunday, 3 October 2010

Why the Constant Attacks on Homeopathy?

Thank you to Louise Mclean of the Homeopathy Heals campaign for this excellent article:  Well worth a read!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Placebo Effect in Homeopathy not Larger than in Conventional Medicine!

The placebo effect in Homeopathy is not larger than in conventional medicine!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Save NHS Money on Ineffective Drugs, not Homeopathy

Jerome Burne so rightly points out that far greater savings could be made for the NHS by scrapping ineffective drugs which are no better than placebo, than by stopping funding of Homeopathy.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Nobel Prize winner reports the effects of Homeopathic Dilutions!

Professor Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize Winner, reports the Effects of Homeopathic Dilutions:

In a recent study Professor Luc Montagnier, a French virologist who co-discovered HIV and who won the Nobel Prize in 2008, and his team report the results of a series of rigorous experiments investigating the electromagnetic properties of highly-diluted biological samples.

The study demonstrates that some bacterial DNA sequences are able to induce electromagnetic waves at high aqueous dilutions. It appears to be a resonance phenomenon triggered by the ambient electromagnetic background of very low frequency waves. The researchers used aqueous solutions that were agitated and serially diluted (the researchers note that the solutions were 'strongly agitated' and that this step was 'critical for the generation of signals'). In other words homeopathic potencies, although the word 'homeopathy' is not mentioned in the article.

The researchers found that pathogenic bacteria and viruses show a distinct electromagnetic signature at dilutions ranging from 10^-5 to 10^-12 (corresponding to 5D to 12D) and that small DNA fragments (responsible for pathogenicity) were solely accountable for the electromagnetic signal. The researchers also noted that one experiment found significant effects from dilutions as high as 10^-18 (equivalent to 18D). The electromagnetic signature changed with dilution levels but was unaffected by the initial concentration and remained even after the remaining DNA fragments were destroyed by chemical agents.

They observed that the electromagnetic signal was destroyed by heating or freezing the sample. Also, a 'cross-talk' effect was found whereby a negative sample inhibits the positive signal in another sample if they are left together overnight in a shielded container. The researchers propose that specific aqueous nanostructures form in the samples during the dilution process and are responsible for the electromagnetic effects measured.

The researchers also detected the same electromagnetic signals in the plasma and in the DNA extracted from the plasma of patients suffering from Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

This study is an important contribution to the growing evidence base in fundamental research with direct relevance to homeopathy.


Montagnier L, Aissa J, Ferris S, Montagnier J-L, Lavallee C (2009). Electromagnetic Signals Are Produced by Aqueous Nanostructures Derived from Bacterial DNA Sequences. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences, 1: 81-90.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Monday, 8 February 2010

Causal Link between Vaccines and Autism - using British data

Analysis of Japanese vaccine data leads to confirmation of causal link between vaccines and autism now using UK data:  The current rate of autism in British children is 1 in 64.  When is our government going to listen and do something to prevent more?  Who is going to pay to look after these poor children?

Homeopathy in India

Homeopathy has been around for 200 years and was invented by Samuel Hannehman. Homeopathy was introduced in India by Dr. John Martin Honigberger from Transylvania in 1839. He was actually in Lahore to treat the maharaja’s horses who were suffering from leg ulcers. The maharaja was impressed with the results of this type of treatment. Maharaja Ranjit later asked the homeopath to treat him for paralysis of vocal cords and oedema. The maharaja was quite satisfied with the treatment which cured his paralysis.

Homeopathy has been growing in India since 1839. Homeopathic Pharmacies are in every major city in India. Most provinces in India also have homeopathy universities to train future homeopathic physicians. India has 186 homeopathic universities. 37 of these institutions are funded with public money. The other universities are privately run.

The Indian government created the Central Council Of Homeopathy which requires uniform education at the graduate level and diploma level in homeopathy. This has lead to standardized practice in India preventing unqualified homeopaths from prescribing medicine and treatments. Currently, there are over 300,000 homeopathic doctors practicing medicine in India.

Allopathic medicines cost more than homeopathic medicines. Due to the low cost, homeopathy is more affordable for most of India’s population. Only allopathic and aryurveda medicines are more popular in India than homeopathy. 10% of Indians use homeopathic remedies which makes India the #1 consumer of homeopathic medicine in the world.

India is carrying out quite a bit of research on homeopathic medicines. Numerous institutions have been created to carry out various studies in homeopathy. Public money has been used for much of this research.

Some of this research includes Dr. Prasanta Banerji & Dr. Pratip Banerji scientific papers on brain cancer. This research was collaborated with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The study showed that Ruta 6C and Calcarea Phosphorica 3X helps to kill cancerous brain cells but does not damage normal brain cells or functions.

Other types of cancer have been handled by these homeopathic physicians. The doctors have treated cancer successfully in 30 to 40% of the cases.

Homeopathy is an accepted form of medicine by the Indian government. It is generally regarding in the same light as allopathic medicine. India is one of the few countries that generally accepts homeopathy.

Sanjib Sarkar is a content writer for

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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Friday, 29 January 2010

Ayurveda, Homeopathy witness impressive growth in India - 400,000 registered homeopaths, and rising!!

While Homeopathy in the UK experiences intensifying high-profile and irrational attacks from "Sceptics" espousing fundamentalist "Science" as their religion, the use of Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Ayurveda climbs rapidly in India.

NEW DELHI: With the rise in health problems under the category of lifestyle diseases, the alternate systems of medicines like Ayurveda, Homeopathy have witnessed impressive growth over the years with time-tested methodologies and marketing techniques.

India's expertise in traditional treatments such as Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda and Unani are becoming increasingly popular as these have no side effects, according to industry chambers.

"The demand for Ayurvedic medicines has increased in the last five years to more than Rs 3,000 crore, as they have started marketing their products in a better manner and also conducted scientific trials to prove the permanent cure of some diseases" says Anoop Misra, Department of Diabetes and Metabolism, Fortis Group of Hospitals.

However, he adds, there is no alternative to Allopathy as far as emergency and cardiac medicines are concerned.

According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people use herbal medicines and in India more than 65 percent people living in the rural areas use Ayurveda and medical plants to meet their primary health care needs.

India has over 75 lakh qualified doctors, who according to Assocham, charge 'reasonable professional fees'.

There are over 400,000 registered homeopaths in the country currently, with approximately 13,000 more being added every year.

Amrit Kalsi, Senior Medical Officer, Delhi Government, says, "The demand for Homeopathic and Ayurvedic medicines has increased in the last few years and to cure chronic ailments such as respiratory diseases, fevers, skin diseases, viral infections, asthma and allergic disorders, people are choosing the traditional way of treatment before allopathic."

There were 28 homoeopathic dispensaries in Delhi in 1978 and the number now has gone up to 78. The number of patients taking homeopathic medicines has increased from around 800,000 patients in 1997 to 13,62,174 patients in 2006, she adds.

"Ayurveda is certainly gaining ground. People suffering from acute or chronic ailments, either go for strong pills or Ayurveda. For a disease like cancer, after some of point of time, people lose hope and then go for options like Ayurveda or homeopathy," Misra says.

An industry report say that by 2010, domestic homeopathy market is expected to more than double and touch the Rs 26 billion (Rs 2600 crore) size. It would continue to grow at between 25-30 per cent against 13-15 per cent of pharmaceuticals industry as users of homeopathy are multiplying not only in India but also throughout the world.

"The demand for Ayurvedic medicine has also gradually improved for the rising number of lifestyle diseases like stress, migraine, asthma, obesity. But in cases like surgeries or emergency operations, there is no alternative," says Misra.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Zero Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Herbs - and Add Homeopathy to the list!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 19, 2010

No Deaths from Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids or Herbs (and add Homeopathy to the list!)

Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements' Safety

(OMNS, January 19, 2010) There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2008, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 174-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.

Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid or herbal product. This means no deaths at all from blue cohosh, echinacea, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, kava kava, St. John's wort , valerian, yohimbe, Asian medicines, ayurvedic medicines, or any other botanical. There were zero deaths from creatine, blue-green algae, glucosamine, chondroitin, melatonin, or any homeopathic remedies.

Furthermore, there were zero deaths in 2008 from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there were no fatalities from calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, selenium, iron, or multimineral supplements. Two children died as a result of medical use of the antacid sodium bicarbonate. The other "Electrolyte and Mineral" category death was due to a man accidentally drinking sodium hydroxide, a highly toxic degreaser and drain-opener.

No man, woman or child died from nutritional supplements. Period.

61 poison centers provide coast-to-coast data for the U.S. National Poison Data System, which is then reviewed by 29 medical and clinical toxicologists. NPDS, the authors write, is "one of the few real-time national surveillance systems in existence, providing a model public health surveillance system for all types of exposures, public health event identification, resilience response and situational awareness tracking."

Over half of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements. Even if each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes 154,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 56 billion doses annually. Since many persons take more than just one vitamin or mineral tablet, actual consumption is considerably higher, and the safety of nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable.

If nutritional supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," as the FDA and news media so often claim, then where are the bodies?

Those who wonder if the media are biased against vitamins may consider this: how many television stations, newspapers, magazines, and medical journals have reported that no one dies from nutritional supplements?


Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Giffin SL. 2008 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 26th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology (2009). 47, 911-1084. The full text article is available for free download at . Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22B, journal pages 1052-3. Minerals, herbs, amino acids and other supplements are in the same table, pages 1047-8.

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Friday, 8 January 2010

An Open Letter to Alliance Boots

I live in the UK and value the freedom of choice offered in this country, particularly with respect to healthcare.  The UK has a history and an outstanding reputation as a market open to and respectful of Homeopathy.  A group of so-called "sceptics" is petitioning Alliance Boots to discontinue its range of homeopathic remedies.  For Alliance Boots to respond to this petition would be to curtail freedom of choice for a significant portion of the British population.  Many are writing letters similar to this below to Boots Alliance.  Please do feel free to do the same.

Dear Sir/Madam,

A democratic society is based upon the premise of freedom of expression and equality. The UK is a so-called democratic society and seeks to allow its residents the freedom and choice they desire.  One of the most fundamental choices we all make is with our healthcare.  The UK allows its citizens the choice of whether to use the NHS or to seek alternative/private treatment.

An extremely popular and effective choice of treatment that approximately 10 million people in the UK choose is Homeopathy.  It is a natural medicine that has been proven for over 200 years to work in the treatment of disease and has also been found in RCTs to work more effectively than placebo.  Unfortunately in the UK there is a movement to suppress people's freedom of choice when it comes to healthcare.  They claim themselves to be "sceptics" and they want to see the end of homeopathic medicine in the UK.

Not only is this "illiberal" (in the words of Health Minister Mike O'Brien) but it is also fundamentally flawed, as they believe homeopathic medicines to exert no effect.  On the contrary Homeopathy has been observed time and time again to have a therapeutic effect. Scientifically this phenomena is not yet completely understood but there are many advances being made in this field.

Alliance Boots provide a great service to their customers in that they allow them the freedom of expression to choose the medicines they wish to use.  A customer shopping at a Boots store anywhere in the UK has the choice to purchase conventional pharmaceutical medicines or equally the choice to purchase homeopathic medicines.  There are very few multi-national companies that allow their patients such wide choice, and Alliance Boots should be commended for this.

I am sure you are aware of a recent online letter produced by a group known as the 10:23 campaign.  They are asking that Alliance Boots stop selling their homeopathic remedies on the premise that they do not work.  On the basis of the arguments above and on extensive clinical evidence indicating that homeopathic remedies DO work, I believe that Alliance Boots must continue to provide homeopathic remedies to their customers.  Not only do they work, but they are in huge demand from the UK public and an open, democratic society should allow people freedom of choice, particularly as to their healthcare.

I hope you will consider this letter and I look forward to receiving your reply.

Yours Faithfully

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