Queen Elizabeth’s Long Life Attributed to Homeopathy

On her 90th birthday, the London Weekly News reports that in spite of criticism the Queen has used homeopathy all her life and has remarkable good health. In fact, many generations of the Royal family have used homeopathy.

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For as The Queen marks her 90th birthday on April 21, that she has reached such an excellent age is largely due to her lifelong trust in homeopathy. Everywhere that Her Majesty goes she is accompanied by a small case of special cures and tinctures and, although doctors no not care to admit it, it is because of her herbal little helpers that she rarely gets a cold or any other sort of complaint.

Empiricists would argue that as both The Queen and the late Queen Mother have been avid fans of homeopathy and as The Queen Mum died at the age of 101, the glaring probability that it works seems to be rather evident.      -London Weekly News

A Career as a Professional Homeopath Is a Fulfilling Choice

Homeopaths help patients in a deep and long lasting way. It is a very fulfilling career. Here, Sarah Hemsley, a homeopath for over 25 years describes her training and career choice.

Switzerland Joins Canada in Making The Homeopathic Profession An Official Health Discipline

The Swiss interior ministry has announced its intention to elevate five complementary therapies including homeopathy to the same level as conventional medicine. Homeopathy, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine will acquire the same status as conventional medicine by May 2017.

Canada’s largest province, Ontario, has now officially “proclaimed” homeopathy as a health profession. It gives professional homeopaths equal footing with other health disciplines.

The United Kingdom’s  Society of Homeopaths’ voluntary register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, which is accountable to the United Kingdom’s Parliament.

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New Study: 20,000 Italian Doctors Recommend Homeopathy

Homeopathy is an important part of the medical fabric of most countries in Europe. One in six Italians use homeopathic medicine at least once a year says a new independant research study. The new report also shows that over 20,000 Italian Medical Doctors recommend homeopathy.

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(ANSA) – Rome, February 23 – One in six Italians use homeopathic medicine at least once a year, research by health sector research institute DoxaPharma showed on Tuesday.
The study also showed that about 20,000 doctors in Italy recommend the use of homeopathy, a system in which patients are treated with small doses of a substance that would in larger amounts lead to symptoms of illness in healthy people.
Omeoimprese, an association of the biggest homeopathic medicine producers in Italy, reported revenues of about 92.6 million euros in 2015, up 2.9 % compared to the previous year.
Total turnover in the whole homeopathy sector in Italy amounted to more than 300 million euros, making it the third largest market in Europe. However, overall revenues edged slightly lower by 1% in 2015.
“The number of Italians who are familiar with our products remains high, but the economic crisis that has hit companies globally has without doubt negatively influenced prescriptions of the drugs, for which patients have to pay the entire cost,” said Omeoimprese President Giovanni Gorga.

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Primarily medical doctors practise homeopathy in Italy. There are a number of large homeopathic medical organizations in Italy that have several schools and associations each. These are SIO (Societa Italiana di Omeopatia) and FIAMO (Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni e dei Medici Omeopati). There are many schools teaching homeopathy and some interesting research into homeopathy happening at main stream Universities in Italy.

Serious Irregularities in Australian Flawed Report Surface

In 2015, the Australian National Health Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) authored a report that designated homeopathy ineffective.

But many serious methodological flaws, procedural irregularities, bias and conflicts of interest have come to light about the whole process. The Australian Homeopathic Association (AHA) has investigated and has taken their report of the serious irregularities to the Council. Because of the nature of the problems that have been uncovered the Council is now having an internal investigation. Probably the most serious being that the head of the NHMRC Homeopathic Working Committee was a member of a pro-pharmaceutical corporate medicine group called FSM.

“AHA, in collaboration with Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA), has been engaged in an active, formal process of making NHMRC accountable for its flawed ‘Review’, which was underpinned by unacceptable bias and conflict of interest.  The CMA/ AHA investigation has revealed a number of critical (previously unknown) procedural and methodological irregularities that invalidate the ‘Review’s’ findings.  Some of these are of a very disturbing nature, for example the undisclosed fact that a Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) member was appointed as the initial chair of the ‘Homeopathy Working Committee’ in 2012, concomitant to the NHMRC CEO being personally warned of FSM’s lobbying of NHMRC reviewers to its anti-Complimentary Medicine agenda.”

Such factors, amongst many others, bode well for having the ‘Review’ and its findings permanently set aside, which is AHA/ CMA’s goal.

After a lead-up investigation period, in August 2015 CMA provided NHMRC with a dossier outlining critical methodological flaws, procedural irregularities, bias and conflicts of interest associated with the ‘Review’. This successfully brought NHRMC to the negotiating table on September 17, 2015, under threat of further follow up action underpinned by legal support. At the meeting, attended by representatives from the AHA, CMA and their legal representation, NHMRC agreed to undertake a formal internal review of its processes and consider a detailed (61-page) submission prepared by CMA/ AHA detailing these irregularities. NHMRC is currently undertaking this internal review.

AHA appreciates members’ and supporters’ patience in this matter. Now that a formal complaints process has been initiated via NHMRC, AHA is more able to keep everyone informed of progress with this situation as it develops.

To this end National Council has set up a Sponsorship Program to financially support our legal costs in the ongoing process outlined above. Any contribution you can make to this fund will directly support these ongoing activities and will make a real difference. For more information please visit the website.” —http://www.homeopathyoz.org

Actress and Model Jessica Alba Was Inspired by Homeopathy

Jessica Alba used homeopathy when she was in Australia doing a TV show. It inspired her to start a natural product company that has grown to over 1 billion in sales.

Jessica Alba recently confessed to Vogue how the creation of her successful eco-friendly enterprise was influence by Australia and the lifestyle she experienced in that country, “I did a TV show in Australia for two years, and that’s where I learned about homeopathy and homeopathic medicine,” Alba said as she explained how she started to get inspired for her business, The Honest Company.

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Injuries From Pharmaceutical Drugs Means More Grief for Homeopaths, Homeopathy and Alternative Medicine

A conventional pharmaceutical drug trial in France has left five people seriously injured with one participant becoming brain dead and dying.

A new report says that heartburn medications, proton pump inhibitors called PPIs, which are one of the top ten drugs prescribed in the world- – have damaging effects on the kidneys. The studies also showed that taking PPIs increases your risk of dying prematurely by 76%.

All these add to the overwhelming body of work that shows that the conventional drug clinical trial and what is called the gold standard of double blind studies are not a predictor of safety and ultimately efficacy. It also seriously erodes the whole basis of pharmaceutical drug research and testing.

Homeopathy, on the other hand, has a 200 year old history of incredible safety and clinical efficacy. It is not driven by corporations. Not only that, homeopaths have developed complex and sophisticated clinical methods of evaluating their own therapy and other treatment modalities.

The homeopath’s system of monitoring the positive or negative effects of therapies by their acute observation of the overall effect of any therapy, disease or situation  started with what were called “laws of cure” by one important homeopath in the 1800s. By observing over 20-30 years the health of their general patient population and specific patients, homeopaths have been good at identifying directions of cure and disease in the total body system.  It is one of the reasons why homeopathy is the second largest form of medicine in the world and has millions of patients that can attest to its effectiveness and lack of side effect.

So you would think that with the positive outcomes and safety of homeopathy and other alternative medical therapies that there would be a dramatic support and movement away from pharmaceutical drugs. But there isn’t a dramatic movement albeit an increase in those turning to alternatives.  This is because Drug companies have spent millions on certain kinds of negative aspect public relations, making sure that this does not happen.

The key is to understand that drug companies, many years ago recognized that their drugs were potentially harmful and that non harmful alternatives were taking more market share. They implemented a strategy to attack alternative choices and eliminate competition. As well, by focusing attention of critics on alternative health modalities and making them appear “dangerous” and claiming that drugs are made with the only “scientific” method,  it takes the heat and focus off their own products. There are even organizations and individuals that have been funded by pharmaceutical companies to promote just that method of attack.

There are various names for this type of activity and “Tactical Negative Public Relations” is one of them. With such a deep deep corporate pocket, this activity has had far reaching impacts which have not been good for consumers and causes grief for alternative health practitioners.

It has best been accomplished by a number of methods, including inciting those in the research field who’s jobs depend solely on funding by the pharmaceutical industry  to form and give rigid opinions against homeopathy without actually knowing anything about what they are talking about. Also, they have enlisted many failed academics  who lie about their credentials and knowledge of alternatives to create an aura of credibility yet are attempting to bolster their failed career by spreading self aggrandizing false information about alternatives. As well, there is a concerted attempt to minimize reporting of side effects and reporting of serious problems of modern drugs.

It also has included enlisting individuals and groups who feel that corporations, like drug companies can do no harm and should not be restricted- a philosophy espoused by the teacher of many of the anti-alternative medicine zealots in the United Kingdom.

Usually their arguments are simplistic at best, prejudicial and hate filled at worst. It goes viral on the internet in a better way if it is filled with hate.

An emotional Facebook plea by a woman who turned out to be associated with the pharmaceutical industrywent viral. It was filled with disturbingly false information about the measles vaccine  and those opposing it. It led to a popular pro-vaccine movement and even political changes.

But it was actually part of a larger strategy that started when prominent researchers including the leading vaccine researcher Dr. Gregory Poland  stated  and wrote in peer reviewed journals, that the measles vaccine was failing.  The success of this pharmaceutical industry strategy, which included serious funding of politicians, moved many governments towards even more compulsory drug taking-compulsory injections and even less liability by drug companies supplying them.

Homeopaths are in for even more attacks because of the current failure of drug trials and the revealing of the danger of such a commonly prescribed type of drug as a PPI. On the other hand, those that value their overall health and think more deeply about their well being will appreciate homeopathy even more.