Global Outrage Over Australian Buried Report on Homeopathy

The first conclusions of the Australian Research Council were positive about homeopathy. As a result, known anti-homeopathy members of the Council squashed the report and then released a very negative report.

You can positively deal with this outrage now and get the Australian Government and Council (NHMRC) to release the first report. Releasethefirstreport.com  is a web site you can go to make your voice heard and read about the whole controversy.

The Society of Homeopaths in the United Kingdom reports: “Homeopaths in Australia have launched a global campaign calling on the government there to publish the first version of a review of homeopathy which they claim was deliberately ‘buried’.

The existence of the first report only came to light through a Freedom of Information request (FoI), although its contents have not been published. Campaigners say that the decision to suppress it and use a different methodology for the second review raises serious questions.

Justifying its decision not to publish the first report, NHMRC said its quality was poor, despite the research being carried out by the scientist who had written the council’s own guidelines on conducting evidence reviews.

The new campaign, Releasethefirstreport.com, is calling for the publication of the original, publicly-funded review in the name of transparency and to give the public access to all available evidence about homeopathy ‘so that they can make informed choices about their healthcare’.

An earlier Your Health, Your Choice campaign which highlighted the ‘flaws’ in the published report and drew public attention to the need to protect access to complementary and alternative medicines in Australia, led to 87,000 people signing a petition.

Releasethefirstreport.com is appealing for support from around the world and is asking people to sign up at its website.”

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Skeptics and Pharmaceutical Companies Encourage Self Treatment- Its Big Business

One of the biggest false criticisms of homeopaths is that they will prevent someone or a child from getting emergency or acute medical care while they are doing homeopathy. This has been disproven both in the UK and in India.

In India, where homeopathy is well established,  homeopaths work in hospitals and clinics side by side with conventional medical doctors. And when someone sees a professional homeopath in the UK they get MORE engaged in their health care and are in fact, MORE likely to seek diagnosis and care from conventional medical facilities. Homeopaths encourage seeing a medical doctor and getting conventional testing during homeopathic treatment.

But more importantly and tragically, the deflection that pharmaceutically funded skeptic groups are practising is to take away the heat from the fact that the over the counter medication business is BIG BUSINESS. They want to protect that. Last year 34.5 BILLION US dollars in the USA was spent on over the counter medications. Here in the UK over 2.47 BILLION British pounds was spent last year on over the counter medications. [statistica.com]

This is an enormous amount and the sales of over the counter medications encourages self diagnosis and self medication by MILLIONS of people. Even cortisone laden drugs are now available over the counter. This type of activity is advertised and PROMOTED by drug companies. It is too easy for someone to give their children an over the counter medication for a serious problem rather than seeing a professional. Skeptics would like you to ignore that inconvenient truth.

And lets not forget that there are many terrible side effects from these over the counter drugs. Tragically, the leading cause of liver failure in children is  Paracetamol also called acetaminophen.

So lets get real. Homeopathy has an incredible 200 year history of safety and efficacy. Registered homeopaths are conscientious professionals you can rely upon for safe and effective medical care in conjunction with conventional diagnostic resources.

Study: Homeopathy Proven to Be Effective in Substance Abuse Recovery

A cohort study published in the International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine showed that those who took the homeopathic remedy Nux Vomica were more likely to complete their substance abuse recovery programmes than those who did not. The homeopathic remedy Nux vomica has traditionally been used to alleviate the effects of drinking alcohol or the negative effects of taking drugs.

There were three groups and the results were:

Consistently in all three groups, those choosing to use homeopathy completed substance abuse  treatment programs at a higher rate than those who did not.

The conclusion of the study was:

“The role of homeopathic for recovery from addiction merits further investigation.”

The study was entitled: “Use of Homeopathic Nux Vomica in Reducing PAWS (Post acute withdrawal syndrome) in Early Recovering Addicted Women.”

Homeopathy Research Institute Reveals Flaws in Australian Study

The HRI or Homeopathy Research Institute does an incredible amount of scientific analysis and research.

The anti-homeopathy report published by the Australian Research Council has been questioned by their scientific experts and others. The HRI make some impressive points and bring up significant doubts about the report’s validity which have yet to be addressed by the Australian Council.

  • NHMRC did the homeopathy review twice, producing two reports, one in July 2012 and the one released to the public in March 2015.
  • The existence of the first report has never been disclosed to the public – it was only discovered through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
  • NHMRC say they rejected the first report because it was poor quality despite it being undertaken by a reputable scientist and author of NHMRC’s own guidelines on how to conduct evidence reviews.
  • FOI requests have revealed that a member of NHMRC’s expert committee overseeing the review process – Professor Fred Mendelsohn – confirmed the first review to be high quality saying –  “I am impressed by the rigor, thoroughness and systematic approach given to this evaluation [….] Overall, a lot of excellent work has gone into this review and the results are presented in a systematic, unbiased and convincing manner.” 
  • NHMRC said the results of the second report published in 2015 were based on a “rigorous assessment of over 1800 studies”. In fact results were based on only 176 studies.
  • NHMRC used a method that has never been used in any other review, before or sinceNHMRC decided that for trials to be ‘reliable’ they had to have at least 150 participants and reach an unusually high threshold for quality. This is despite the fact that NHMRC itself routinely conducts studies with less than 150 participants.
  • These unprecedented and arbitrary rules meant the results of 171 of the trials were completely disregarded as being ‘unreliable’ leavingonly 5 trials NHMRC considered to be ‘reliable’. As they assessed all 5 of these trials as negative, this explains how NHMRC could conclude that there was no ‘reliable’ evidence.
  • Professor Peter Brooks, Chair of the NHMRC committee that conducted the 2015 review, signed conflict of interest formdeclaring he was not “affiliated or associated with any organisation whose interests are either aligned with or opposed to homeopathy”,despite being a member of anti-homeopathy lobby group ‘Friends of Science in Medicine’
  • NHMRC’s guidelines state that such committees must include experts on the topic being reviewed, yet there was not one homeopathy expert on this committee.

 

In Vitro Study Shows Homeopathy Preparations Have Significant Antimalarial Activity

A study published in the International Journal of Medical and Health Research has shown that the Malaria Nosode and the homeopathic remedies Malaria officialis and China officialis inhibits heme crystallization in Malaria infections. The study was done at the Department of Pharmacology in Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, India.

The study has shown anti-disease activity of an ultra-dilute (potentized) homeopathic preparation. The Malaria nosode prepared by potentizing Plasmodium falciparum organisms has demonstrated antimalarial activity, which supports the basic principle behind homeopathy, the law of similar.

Digestion of hemoglobin in the food vacuole of the malaria parasite produces very high quantities of redox active toxic free heme. Hemozoin (beta-hematin) formation is a unique process adopted by Plasmodium species to detoxify free heme. Hemozoin formation is a validated target for most of the well- known existing antimalarial drugs and considered to be a suitable target to develop new anti-malarial agents. The possible mechanisms of free heme detoxification in the malaria parasite and the mechanistic details of compounds, which offer antimalarial activity by inhibiting hemozoin formation, is the current area of research.

In the given study, all the three samples Malaria nosode 30c (coded as PFA), Malaria officinalis 30c and China officinalis 30c exhibited inhibition of hemozoin and the inhibition was greater than the positive control Chloroquine diphosphate used in the study. All the three samples when used in various combinations also exhibited inhibition greater than the positive control. The vehicle controls alcohol and potentized alcohol had also exhibited inhibition but the inhibition of samples was greater than the controls used.

International Journal of Medical and Health Research ISSN: 2454-9142, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.54 http://www.medicalsciencejournal.com
Volume 3; Issue 7; July 2017; Page No. 65-68

Is McGill University in Canada Sponsoring Attacks on Homeopathy?

A public university in Quebec Canada called McGill University and a professor there named Joe Schwarcz received millions of dollars of funding by the head of a pharmaceutical company. It was to scientifically “investigate homeopathy”. By giving the money to a public institution it was therefore tax deductible.

This head of the pharmaceutical company, also funds other anti homeopathy skeptic groups. Mr. Scwarcz was a known skeptic and opponent of homeopathy and of course a fair and scientific investigation by him from the outset was impossible.

In fact, it appears no real scientific investigation has taken place. Instead Mr. Scwarcz continued to attack homeopathy (which he was doing before) and even took out ads in major Canadian newspapers to increase the newly funded attack. He espouses that pharmaceutical medicine is the only scientific medicine.

Mr. Scwarcz has made sure that no one finds out that one of the leading research chemists and scientists was so impressed with homeopathy that he decided to study it.  Dr Lionel R Milgrom BSc, MSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC, LCH, MARH, RHom. is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and his research and articles are highly cited in leading science journals. Dr. Migrom expertly and persuasively contends that there is a definitive scientific basis for homeopathy. He joins many other professors, researchers, scientists as well as highly trained medical doctors and specialists who are very pro-homeopathy.

Media outlets have not contacted any of the multitude of these scientists and researchers to get a pro-homeopathy comment. Instead,  Mr. Scwarcz and his cohorts have, with deep pockets, dominated the media discussion on homeopathy.

With the most recent pharmaceutical industry sourced funding going to the University of McGill the question that is being asked is-  ‘Is a Canadian public institution therefore supporting and sponsoring attacks on Homeopathy?’

Hard Hitting Documentary on Homeopathy About to Be Released

A documentary called “Magic Pills”, showing how homeopathy is practised world wide and the multitude of successful scientific research studies is about to be released. It also shows how much of this positive research on homeopathy has been suppressed.

Here is a quote from the web site for Homeopathy and The Magic Pills Movie:

Our current medical system is broken. It focuses on profits and disease, rather than people and wellness. It has few answers for chronic illness, and many of the treatments have side effects that can be worse than the original illness they’re meant to treat.

Homeopathy could be one of the more affordable and effective forms of medicine available. It’s been used to treat everything from Cancer to AIDS and even to prevent disease with very compelling results. There is an increasing body of evidence in the scientific literature to support the 200 years of clinical homeopathic experience, but this evidence is concealed and falsely ridiculed by a system afraid of alternatives.

Check it out here:

Magic Pills A film by Ananda More