Australian Research Council Releases First Report Concluding “Encouraging Evidence For the Effectiveness of Homeopathy”

Public pressure especially from the group Releasethefirstreport.com and from the Australian Senate has pushed the NHMRC or The Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council into releasing a first report on homeopathy that they have said for years was not available.

Skeptics who lied about their bias and became part of the NHMRC research group looking into homeopathy, managed to bury a first independent report that was very positive about homeopathy. They replaced it with a second report that was replete with poor research standards and trickery to put homeopathy in a poor light. This second report was promoted around the world by skeptic organizations and the press as ‘homeopathy being ineffective.’

NHMRC CEO Prof Anne Kelso, now claims that even the NHMRC’s second report “did not conclude that homeopathy was ineffective”, despite claims to that effect by these anti-homeopathy campaigners.

“For over three years NHMRC have refused to release their 2012 draft report on homeopathy, despite Freedom of Information requests and even requests by members of the Australian Senate. To see this document finally seeing the light of day is a major win for transparency and public accountability in research.”  –Rachel Roberts, HRI Chief Executive

See Homeopathy Research Council

The Australian Senate has ordered the Research Council’s ombudsman to investigate the whole process and the Ombudsman report is imminent.

Nature.com Publishes Study Showing Homeopathic Remedy Positively Impacting Neuropathy

The conventional medical journal Nature.com published a study in 2018 showing that homeopathic remedy Rhus Toxicondendron (also called Rhus Tox) impacts neuropathy. In a highly controlled experiment the homeopathically prepared remedy clearly had an effect.

The study is called “Ultra-diluted Toxicodendron pubescensattenuates pro-inflammatory cytokines and ROS- mediated neuropathic pain in rats”

The study stated: “Despite the availability of multiple therapeutic agents, the search for novel pain management of neuropathic pain is still a challenge. Oxidative stress and inflammatory signaling are prominently involved in clinical manifestation of neuropathic pain. Toxicodendron pubescens, popularly known as Rhus Tox (RT) is recommended in alternative medicines as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic remedy. “

The study went on to conclude:

“In summary, this study substantiated the antinociceptive potential of RT (Rhus Tox) ultra-dilutions in the validated model of CCI-induced peripheral neuropathic pain. Interestingly, RT (Rhus Tox) was found to be efficacious in reducing not only the thermal nociception but also the mechanical allodynia in rats. RT demonstrated notable anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the sciatic nerve and exhibited potential free radical scavenging activity that would reduce its anti-neuropathic activity. Attenuated oxidative stress and inflammatory pathways may contribute to the therapeutic potential of RT in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Although, the results of present study suggested the anti-neuropathic effect of RT, further pre-clinical and clinical studies are warranted to confirm these effects. Several other biochemical mechanisms may be involved in RT mediated anti-neuropathic effect. Results of present study are suggestive of the anti-nociceptive effect of RT against neuropathic pain and deserve further validation of its effectiveness in various painful conditions.”

Homeopathy and The Darker Side of Wikipedia

One of the darkest efforts in “science” is the way Wikipedia treats homeopathy. No experts on homeopathy are allowed to edit the wikipedia entry. As a result, amateurs pound out a negative and innaccurate pharmaceutically driven party line  against homeopathy.

Apparently, this editorial prerogative and even paid editing is common in the darker corridors of Wikipedia:

“And anonymous Wikipedia editors maintain a stranglehold on selected topics. Kohs demonstrates with the case of Morgellons. The Mayo Clinic calls it “an unexplained skin disorder characterized by sores.” But the Wikipedia page dismisses Morgellons as a “delusional belief.”

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Public Health Expert Criticizes USA’s FDA for New Homeopathy Regulations

Public health expert, Dana Ullman has written an article on Mercola.com that is critical of the United States Food and Drug Agency for going after homeopathic remedies instead of dealing with the pharmaceutical industry’s serious problems.

On this web site we have written a number of articles on how the pharmaceutical industry and medical industry attacks homeopathy to deflect the dangerous effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Even though homeopathy has a remarkable 200 year history of safety, the FDA, which is supposed to deal with these issues, is doing the same. This is to deflect its inability to deal with pressing issues that are causing serious harm and death such as the opioid crisis and conventional pharmacuetical drugs that have caused thousands of serious side effects including death for those taking them. Since homeopathic remedies have such a profound history of safety, (especially relative to the pharmaceutical industry), the only way they can create more regulations for homeopathic remedies is to judge that homeopathic remedies “might” cause problems.

Dana Ullman, MPH, Masters of Public Health says:

The FDA does not have a history of going after any Big Pharma company on the grounds that a drug “might” cause problems (some potential problems of the FDA prohibiting access to certain homeopathic medicines based on theoretical grounds are discussed later in this article). The previous FDA guidelines have been in use since 1988, and these guidelines provide specificity as to how homeopathic medicines can be marketed and sold.
In contrast, the new guidelines seem to allow the FDA to provide enforcement based on a vague and undefined “risk/benefit” that could change from one year or decade to another. Further, homeopathic medicines have an impressive record of safety, with relatively rare exceptions.

Read more in his article…

 

New Film on Homeopathy Released

A new film on homeopathy has been released by Laurel Chiten (Blind Dog FIlms) who is the Producer and Director. “Just One Drop” explores the people who have been dramatically helped by homeopathy as well as the history and controversy of homeopathy.

 

North American Society of Homeopaths Takes Leading Role in Certifying Professional Homeopaths in the USA and Canada

The North American Society of Homeopaths also called NASH is the leading organization in certifying both homeopaths and schools in North America. The prestigious designation RSHom whether in North America or the UK is recognized internationally as meaning members are trained to  high standards of homeopathic practice.

“The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is dedicated to promoting, representing, and serving as the voice of all PROFESSIONAL homeopaths in North America. NASH aims to develop and uphold the highest level of excellence in homeopathic practice while enhancing the role of the homeopathic profession as an integral part of health care delivery.”

Based on the Society of Homeopaths here in the United Kingdom, NASH is an organization that both certifies homeopaths and homeopathic schools in North America. Like in the UK, a Society of Homeopaths professional homeopath is considered a competent and important part of many patient’s health care. On both web sites you can find a school directory and a professional directory. Members of the UK Society of Homeopaths are accredited with the Professional Standards Authority.

For North America you can find out more here: https://homeopathy.org and for the UK you can find more here: http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/

And on both web sites you can find out more about homeopathy. Also on the NASH web site you can find the NASH library.

“Most of our resources are free and for public use. Access our bookstore to purchase titles on philosophy, treatment, legal issues and more. Review the most up to date clinical trials, science data and government reports on homeopathy. Use the links directory to access even more information on advocacy, certification and other homeopathic resources. Purchase back issues of the American Homeopath in digital or paper form. Members can download association documents or visit the lending library to borrow materials.”

NASH goes beyond certifying homeopaths and leads in professional development:

Registered Membership with the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) receives the internationally respected designation RSHom (NA) acknowledging the independent professional practice of homeopathy in North America. The NASH association not only offers acknowledgement to your expertise, but assistance to your professional development, practice success, and the continued expansion of homeopathy. NASH represents the voice solely of the homeopathic profession.