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Homeopathy/Isotherapy what’s the difference?

Isotherapy: What is Isotherapy ?

To combat a recurrent infection, homeopathy uses Isotherapy.

Infection is treated with an identical disease agent prepared from microbial secretions that come from the patient himself. Secretions may include pus, scabs, or urine. To avoid degradation, the secretion is placed in a special container, and sent to a homeopathy laboratory, where it is submitted to a cold sterile filtration. A remedy is then prepared and sent back to the patient within twenty-four hours.
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Isotherapy is especially used for allergic conditions. Allergens, such as dust mite, ragweed, hay, and pollen cause certain individual’s immune system to over react. When the allergen is known, it is collected and sent to the laboratory, where it is sterilized and diluted according to homeopathic procedures.

The patient than takes the allergen that caused his system to over react. The substance at the infinitesimal attenuation desensitizes the immune system and eventually stops the hypersensitivity reaction to the allergen.

Example of Isotherapy:

Let’s say a patient is allergic to cat dander. A piece of the cat’s fur is clipped and sent to the laboratory. In time, the allergen, prepared at the infinitesimal attenuation, will desensitize the patient by shutting off the hypersensitivity reaction to cat dander.

Allergy:

An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to a substance it believes to be dangerous, although the substance itself may be safe.

According to Cause

a) Inhalant Allergens

Hypersensitivity reaction to an allergen inhaled.

Remedy

Ambrosia Ragweed
Pollenium Pollen

b) Food Allergens

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Graphites Fish
China Fruit
Sulphur Corn
Pulsatilla Pork
Apis Shellfish
Fragaria Strawberry
Psorinum Wheat

Urticaria urens calms all types of allergies, especially those caused by food.

A food allergy test is recommended. After the food is identified, every effort should be made to avoid it.

c) Contact Allergens

Glonoinum Sun
Petroleum Chemicals
Rhus tox Poison Ivy
Thuya Vaccine

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homeopathy and alcoholism

author Gill Graham

There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.’
― Bette Davis
The above quote is symptomatic of many peoples views on alcohol and drinking and the paradox which ensues. Clearly, there are delights for some of us in the odd glass of champagne. However, moderation for some appears impossible and the chronic abuse of alcohol can become toxic in every sense.
Many parts of the world are now taking on an initiative based on England’s ‘Dry January’ which basically means encouraging people to abstain from alcohol for the entire month.  The aim is to raise awareness of the health benefits associated with going alcohol free and to stress the positive impact it could potentially have, both mentally and physically, for us all.
According to Alcohol Concern, drinking alcohol is a causal factor of over 60 illnesses and conditions, some of which include:
High blood pressure
Depression
Liver cirrhosis
Liver, stomach, throat and mouth cancer
The term ‘Dry January’ was registered as a trademark by the charity Alcohol Concern in mid-2014; the first ever Dry January campaign by Alcohol Concern occurred in January 2013. In the lead up to the January 2015 campaign, for the first time Alcohol Concern partnered with Public Health England.
Alcohol seems to have become ‘normalised.’ It is very much part of our culture, (unless people abstain on religious and moral grounds) and many social events have alcohol involved. Without thinking, we congregate in pubs; invariably it would be rude not to take a bottle to a dinner party, we toast major celebrations often with bubbly of some description.  We are conditioned to accepting that we are different if we do not imbibe. Companies that sell alcohol have vibrant, buoyant marketing campaigns; we are bombarded with adverts encouraging us to drink to be cool and stylish, often targeted at the young who are often easily influenced. The negative and possible addictive effects are not advertised as strongly as they should be, apart from vague allusions to ‘drinking responsibly.’
The objective of dry January, I feel, is targeted at regular, possibly moderate to heavy drinkers who will notice a difference to their lives by eliminating alcohol, even if it is only for a month.  It is also possible that these drinkers will benefit in the long term by moderating or perhaps stopping their consumption altogether, once they are aware of the massive benefits, mentally and physically.
Many could find giving up alcohol a challenge.  For this reason, there are several homeopathic remedies that could help ease the cravings and calm the nervous system by helping to balance the body. For heavy drinkers and those who may be addicted, symptoms of withdrawal (both physical and mental) could include the following:
tremors
anxiety
nausea and/or vomiting
headache
increased heart rate
sweating
irritability
confusion
lowered blood pressure
fits
hallucinations
Possible Indicated Remedies
The following are list of homeopathic remedies that have an affinity to symptoms often related to alcohol withdrawal and associated problems. Only the keynotes are listed here as a guide. It is advisable to seek the advice of a professional homeopath, who can tailor a remedy to your own unique symptoms:  http://www.findahomeopath.org
Arsenicum – Overuse of alcohol. For people with chronic alcohol dependency. Nervous weakness accompanied by great tremulousness. Anxiety and compulsiveness, with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Indicated also where symptoms of anxiety accompany alcoholism (and sometimes misuse of drugs, legal or otherwise.)
Avena sativa – Indicated where delirium tremens, nervousness and sleeplessness are at the forefront of presenting symptoms. Also useful with other addictions (to help detoxify the body) such as such as cocaine, heroin and opium.
Capsicum – Helps to encourage a dislike for alcohol. Acts well on indolent people who are sedentary with a tendency to obesity. Perspiration and slow digestion, flatulence and intense desire for stimulants. Great thirst.IMG_8555
Cannabis Indica – Where violence, a tendency to talk excessively; delusions and hallucinations also often present. Pupils dilated, flushed face. Useful also in potency for helping to detoxify both marijuana and alcohol.
Hyoscyamus – Indicated also when delirium tremens occurs. Unremitting insomnia presents. Delirium is constant and loquacious. Pulse is fast and skin is cold and clammy and patient is tremulous and picks constantly at objects in the air. Frequent outburst of laughter alternating with weeping is a common symptom.
Lachesis –  Particularly effective for the female social alcoholic who often presents with a headache in the morning; sometimes she has visions of snakes and hideous objects. Loquaciousness a key symptom together with intolerance of tight clothing around the neck and waist.
Natrum Mur – A wonderful remedy used for those that abuse alcohol who also have long term chronic depression and grief issues.
Nux vomica-  Possibly the best known anti-alcoholic remedy. It covers presenting symptoms of irritability, nausea, vomiting, headache and tremors, following abuse of alcohol. Anger in a chronic state and constant desire for stimulants of any kind. It is a wonderful remedy to help reduce alcohol dependence.
Phosphorus – Indicated in nervous or glandular degeneration of alcoholics. Good remedy for alcoholic cirrhosis.
Quercus –Particularly taken as the mother tincture, taken in water, querqus will help to reduce alcoholic cravings.
Ranunculus bulbosus –Reputedly one of the best but little known remedies to treat acute alcoholism, particularly where panic and delirium are key presenting symptoms.
Stramonium – Suitable in habitual drunkards Where the patient presents with a bright red face and is experiencing hallucinations and looks and feels terrified. Often experiences visions of animals seeing him out and from which he is trying to escape.
Sulphuric acid –A great remedy for chronic alcoholism, often where the craving is brandy. (Also seen in those requiring sulphur, nux vomica and stramonium.) The stomach cannot tolerate the tiniest amount of food.
There are many more remedies which could be discussed, however, I stress that it is helpful to see the key presenting symptoms in their totality before prescribing, and a professional homeopath is trained in how to do this.
There are still however a fortunate few who can drink occasionally without addiction and subsequent alcoholism.  In these cases, drinking is not a cause for concern as it is minimal and obviously done for pleasure and the individual who drinks like this appears to be in control; a balance many of us could benefit from. However, In Britain and other countries, there is a growing trend to drink to get drunk.  This is becoming a serious problem and is taking its toll on our health service.  As well as the physical ramifications outlined, the psychological effects can be equally devastating and dangerous.
Adjunctive advice
The benefits of taking time out in January, or whenever in fact, will allow you to listen to your body and nourish it with good food, exercise and lots of water. Your sleep patterns are likely to improve dramatically and generally you will feel less tired. Because of more sleep you will look better. Toxins in the alcohol make skin less elastic and this can be ageing. Liver function will improve as excessive drinking can cause inflammation potentially leading to cirrhosis. In addition, it is worth supplementing vitamins and minerals at this time if indicated. Generally, you will feel more vibrant and clear headed. You may discover new interests as you are not wasting time nursing a hangover. The possibilities are endless and the world is your oyster!
Happy New Year!
written by Gill Graham
http://www.consultanthomeopath.com


Homeopathy and internal bleeding what remedies to use

This essay on bleeding by this great teacher of the “keynote” system is the best essay in the literature on this topic that I have come across.

This is worth preserving, and adding some more remedies, to be referred to in emergencies.remedykit3

Those remedies which are most highly characterized by BLEEDING FROM INTERNAL PARTS are : Acon., Am., Bell., Caic. c., Carb. veg., Canth., Cham., Chin., Croc., Ferrum, Hyos., Ipec., Kali c., Lach., Merc., Nitr. ac., Nux v., Phos., Plat., Puls., Sabina, Secale, Sepia, Sulphur.

As we may at any time be suddenly called upon to prescribe almost instantly for a dangerous haemorrhage, I will give the strongest points of each drug first that would facilitate our choice.

ACONITE.

When we find with the hemorrhage an apparent mental excitement, accompanied by a fear of death (perhaps the fear of bleeding to death), we may find on investigation that the haemorrhage was brought on by a fright, by a fit of anger, or by anxiety; the patient may still be suffering from the exciting cause. The sufferer is usually lying on the back, owing to an aggravation froin lying on either side; worse on rising (becomes dizzy); blood coagulates easily; afraid to move about much, though feeling restless and anxious; thirsty, skin dry. Most generally found in dark-haired subjects, plethoric and active.

ARNICA.

Here the bleeding has been excited from an injury; from concussion; bodily fatigue; physical exertion. We often find a bruised or sore sensation in the parts from which the blood exudes. Pulmonic or uterine haemorrhages and epistaxis, etc., are often attended with this sensation.

Hot head and a cool body are very characteristic of this remedy~

Sometimes a fright and an injury may be nearly coincident, and here great care must be observed to decide which was really the exciting cause; should fright have caused the bleeding, Arnica will not be the remedy.

The difference between Aconite and Arnica may be seen at a glance.

BELLADONNA.

The blood coagu lates almost as soon as discharged and feels hot to the parts from which it escapes. If it be from the genital organs, they are usually forcing or bearing down pains: if from the chest or head, there is congestion, throbbing of the carotids1 injected eyes, flushed face. The patient wishes to be covered; cool air is unpleasant; cold shiverings frequently run through the body; photophobia; drinks little often; hot skin, plethoric habit.

Patient generally feels worse in the afternoon and evening; from draft of air; from rising; from suppressed perspiration.

Here, too, we see that Belladonna differs very essentially from either of the preceding drugs.

CALC. C.

Here the most striking feature is the cosntitutiQn of the patient. This is leucophiegmatic; light hair. A’ little investigation may show that the menses are apt to be too profuse and t6o often; much perspiration about the head and shoulders; limbs are usually drawn up, and are cold and damp; desire for loosened I garments; amelioration from being rubbed; desire for warmth and covering; a slight draft of cool air is chilling; if the bleeding be from the chest, it is usually from the left side. CaIc. c. cannot be mistaken for or confounded with either of the above remedies.

CANTH.

A most striking symptom calling for the use of this remedy is found in the urinary organs, and consists of a cutting and burning pain during micturition; the urine flows in drops, or in a very scanty stream. Haematuria; uterine haemorrhage, blood usualy being very dark; haemorrhage from the lungs or nose.

CARB. VEG.

We are chiefly led to the use of this remedy in very desperate cases, where there is almost an entire state of collapse; weak pulse; anguish of heart; skin cold and bluish; patient wants to be fanned very hard; and often whispers at the attendants, “Fan harder, fan me harder”.

This desire to be “fanned hard” is found in many different complaints, and may always be considered as indicative of this drug. We may sometimes be called in very late to such cases, or we may get them from the old practice.

CHAM.

The striking peculiarity here is mental irritability of a spiteful nature; the patient speaks quickly and sharply. Blood dark and coagulated; desire for air; restless; distressed.

Patient generally feels worse at night; from warmth; from anger; during eructations; lying on painless side; during perspiration; during sleep; from coffee. Better while fasting; while lying on painful side.

CHINA.

The first note of alarm here is faintness, with ringing in the ears; ringing in the ears is one of the most characteristic symptoms in the pathogenesis of China and if we do not give it soon, the pulse will become irregular, flickering, and imperceptible; skin cold and clammy; fainting and unconsciousness. Even at this stage China 2c in water, every two or three minutes, will soon work a favourable change.

Generally feels worse periodically; in the night; after drinking; while talking; can’t talk, wished others to explain: after perspiration; on touching the parts softly.

China cannot be confounded with Carb. veg. as firstly, in Carb. Veg. the patient wishes to be fanned hard, and if at all in China, very softly. Secondly, in Carb. v., the skin is dry and blue, while in China it is moist and clammy, Thirdly, in Carb. V. we find no ringing in the ears, as we do in China.

CROC.

The striking feature of this haemorrhage is its black and stringy character, the blood forming long dark strings as it flows; often resembling long, black earthworms. We find this feature, whether the haemorrhage be from the uterus, lungs, or the nose. When examined in a mass the strings may be somewhat matted together, but the characteristic tendency is plainly observable. Sensation of a bounding or rolling in the abdomen, as of something alive.

Feels worse in the morning, when fasting; during pregnancy; in a warm or closed room.

Better in the open air; after eating.

FERRUM.

We usually notice a very red face, with a full pulse; the haemorrhage is partly of a fluid, and partly of a black and clotted character. The flow may be from the lungs, stomach, nose, bowels, or uterus. If from the uterus, there are very often violent, labour-like pains in the back and abdomen; great erethism of the circulation; flushes of heat.

Feels worse at night, particularly after midnight; from change of position; from fat food.

The trouble may have been super-induced from poisoning by peruvian bark; the patient is generally very weak though having so red a face and so full a pulse.

HYOS.

The alarming points that appear are delirium; semi-consciousness; a constant flow of blood; jerking and twitching of the muscles; face bluish; eyes congested. The hemorrhage may have been brought on by a fit of jealously; by taking cold; by unhappy love, or some other mental affection.

Worse usually in the evening.

Better from stooping or leaning forward.

Hyos. differs from all or its companion remedies by the prompt appearance of delirium, by the semi-consciousness, by the. twitching and jerking of the muscles, and by the bluish face. The alarming kind of haemorrhage is usually uterine.

IPEC.

When we have an uninterrupted discharge of bright red blood from the vagina, nose or lungs. The first symptom here is usually a complaint of faintness and nausea; also, there may be a sharp cutting pain from the navel towards the uterus; later we may find cold skin, cold sweat, and a species of suffocating spells.

Hemorrhages sometimes follow suppression of eruptions; abuses of Peruvian bark; eating; coughing; while vomiting; occur periodically.

It will be perceived that Ipec. has not the ringing in the ears, nor has China the nausea. Ipec. would also be indicated in a constant flow of bright red blo~d from the nose or lungs, with the above gastric symptoms and faintness. Ipec. is more frequently indicated than any other remedy.

KALI CARB.

We are most frequently led to think of this remedy for haemor~1~ages occurring some days or weeks after parturition; also for epistaxis and haemoptysis after being overheated, and after a vexation. The sometimes accompanying symptoms are agonizing pain in the back, extending to the gluteal muscles, and down over the sacrum; stitching pains in the abdomen. abdomen often tympanitic.

Feels better from being covered up warmly; after eructations which occur quite frequently.

One of the best remedies to prevent abortion occurring about the second month, when characterized by stitching pains; pains in the back hindering walking, causing the patient to feel like stopping to lie down anywhere, in the street, on the floor, etc.; later, these pains may extend over the sacrum to the gluteal muscles.

LACHESIS.

For flooding occurring at the critical age, particularly when characterized by chills at night and hot flushes by day, or floodings at any time when thus characterized; after parturition, with pains in the right ovarian regiori always relieved by flow of blood from the vagina; in all typhus or typhoid conditions, where there is a flow of dark blood from the nose, from the lungs, or from the bowels with a sediment like charred straw. This sediment may either have a crushed appearance, or may look like distinct spears of charred straw – it really being decomposed blood.

Diarrhœa following milk-leg are sometimes accompanied with a hemorrhage of this sort, and here Lach. will be the curative agent.

LYCOPODIUM.

Haemorrhages from the nose, lungs, or uterus when~there is a great deal of flatulence, borborygmus, and a sensation of fullness upto the throat, after taking a small quantity of water or nourishment; frequent flushes of heat; palpitation of the heart; cutting pairis from right to left in the abdomen; all symptoms worse from four to eight in the evening. Desire for air; to have the windows open; to be fanned. This remedy may often be used in the worst cases of pulmonic haemorrhage.

MERC.

This remedy is particularly applicable in haemorrhages occurring in elderly females some time after the critical period has passed; light hair; scorbutic condition of the system. Cold, damp thighs and legs at night; perspiration sour and mouldy, excepting of the feet which is scentless; skin and muscles lax; thirst, even though the mouth be full of saliva; mood serious, sometimes amorous.

Feels worse at night; when blowing the nose. With the above conditions epistaxis, haemoptysis, haematemesis, haemorrhage from the bowels or uterus.

NITRIC. AC.

This remedy is in many respects similar to Merc. and sometimes a very close comparison is requisite to discriminate between the two.

Contrary to Merc., Nitric. Ac. has dark hair; perspiration sour and urinous; skin and muscle rigid; no thirst; blood dark; foot sweat fetid; distrust. The urine is stronger smelling, like horse urine.

Bleeding from the arteries and capillaries; bleeding from the uterus with pain in the back, running down through the hips into the legs with a sensation of pressure, as if the uterus itself would escape from the vulva. In so comparing Merc. and Nitr. Ac., we find them different from each other, and from all the preceding remedies.

NUX VOM.

It is a curious fact that in almost haemorrhages requiring NUX. V., we find an irritable condition of the rectum, which is a frequent and ineffectual desire for stool, with the sensation as if portion of faeces were in the rectum, this latter sensation remaining even after defecation; usually in dark-haired subjects.

Haemorrhage may be excited by indulgence in rich food; from much coffee, intoxicating drinks; constipa tion.

Worse in cold air, between three and four a.m.

Better in a warm place; lying on the side; in loose garments; passing wind per anum.

PHOSPHORUS.

Particularly for tall, slim, dark-haired subjects; also in females who menstruate too often, too much, too long.

Sensation of emptiness in the abdomen; slim, dry stools, expelled with difficulty; flushes of heat.

Feels worse lying on the left side; on the back; from warm food or drinks.

Better lying on the right side; from cold food and drinks; from being rubbed; after sleep.

Small wounds bleed persistently and profusely; bleeding erectile tumors.

PLAT.

Haemorrhages, blood being partially fluid and partially hard, black clots; also coming out in quantities, and having a dark, tarry appearance; with sensation as if the body was growing, larger in every direction; in dark-haired, spasmodic and nervous subjects.

PULSATILLA.

Intermittent haemorrhage, blood generally dark; in subjects of mild and tearful temperaments; can lie best on right side; feels worse in a close, warm room; desire for open doors and windows; no thirst; scanty urine; blood flows and stops, again flows and stops.

SABINA.

Blood flows freely in fluid and in clots. When from the uterus, there is very often a pain from the sacrum to the pubis or vice versa; for violent after-pains of the above na ture, w;th the above characteristic bleeding; especially applicable to miscarriages coming on about the third month; blood pale from the nose; blood from the vagina pale, or red, dark, or mixed with light red; much soreness in the hypogastric region.

Feels worse in a close, warm room. Better in the open air.

We see that Puls. and Sabina agree in the aggravation from warmth, but Sabina has that peculiar pain. Puls. has a different disposition, and the character of haemorrhage differs.

SECALE CORN.

The flow is passive and may be dark or red, mostly red; in subjects who are naturally feeble and cachetic; tingling in the limbs and prostration; desire for air; aversion to being covered; cool skin with no desire for covering.

Better when lying with limbs extended. (In CaIc. c., the patient feels better with the limbs drawn up.)

SEPIA.

With abdominal plethora or congestion; pain in the right groin; sensation of weight in the anus; painful sensation of emptiness in the pit of the stomach.

Feels better from drawing up the limbs.

Disposition to abort from the fifth to the seventh month, especially when there is uterine congestion; cold hands and feet; hot flashes; particularly where she complains of little, fine, darting pains up the neck of the uterus. The difference must be remembered among Kali. C. which has abortion about the second month of pregnancy, Sabina, with abortion about the tenth month and Sepia, with abortion after the fifth month.

SULPHUR.

Sensation of heat in any part previous to as well as during the hemorrhage, particularly when from the lungs. This sensation of heat may be in the inner part of the nose, uterus, rectum, etc.

Worse when warm in bed; when exposed to any heat, as of fire, etc.

In giving these remedies for bleeding from internal parts, I think it proper to remark upon the so-called adjuvants which some physicians resort to for the arrest of hemorrhages.

As we passed over a variety of haemorrhages, and have observed how each has its own peculiar character, each one differing from all the others, it will be useful to inquire “why does the patient bleed in this manner or that. Why these bleedings occur each of its own peculiar type, from the nose, from the lungs, or from the dried up uterus of the aged female?” We know that in all these haemorrhagic conditions there were no open blood vessels from which blood could flow.

What other cause then can be assigned but that a peculiar morbific condition exists in each case, which, having induced a flux of blood to the parts concerned, caused the bleeding? In apoplexia, in the various conges tions, in the erethisni of blood which causes flashes of heat, there is a morbific agent at work which is not unlike in principle, other morbid conditions causing other forms of disease which are perfectly amenable to the remedies of our materia med ica.

And why then might we not as well employ the so-called adjuvants in almost any other form of disease, as in bleeding from inner parts?

As in the pathogenesis of a peculiar morbific influence which we see manifested in the various forms of haemorrhages, so the pathogenesis of some peculiar drug must indicate its use in arresting the forms of bleeding to which it is adapted.

 

article from;The Homœopathic Heritage, March, 1993. p. 151-7.
H. N. Guernsey, M.D.


Homeopathic remedies Quantitative and Qualitative features

How qualitative and quantitative features of component substances may define the mechanistic pathways of homeopathic remedies.
Introduction.
Much attention has been paid to identification of a single unifying mechanism that underpins the working of homeopathy. This prospect seems unlikely because of the wide range of properties of substances used to prepare homeopathic remedies. As a consequence, it makes sense to consider how different mechanisms may be applicable with respect to the concentration and biological activity of a substance that is used to prepare a remedy. For example, many remedies are prepared from plant extracts and other multi-molecular toxic substances. These are the remedies that best fit the basic principle of homeopathy, “like cures like”.

Other remedies such as silicea prepared from an insoluble substance that contains silicon dioxide, sand, do not contain any or very few molecules (because they are insoluble) and do not have any biological activity. Therefore they must manifest their phenotypic changes by way of a different mechanism compared to the use of homeopathic remedies prepared from biologically active or toxic plant extracts for example.

This commentary outlines some of the alternative mechanisms that may be applicable to understanding more about the workings of homeopathy.

Discussion.
Homeopathic drugs are sometimes administered in a concentrated form, as a Mother Tincture (MT). MTs are the least potent form of a homeopathic drug. MTs often contain substances with measureable pharmacological activity. Therefore, many homeopathic drugs administered as MTs will work in accord with pharmacological/toxicological principles. Their performance will be subject to pharmacogenomic and pharmacogenetic considerations. Therefore ultimately, it may be possible to determine the likely outcome of administration of a MT by pharmacogenetic typing of the drug recipient. (Pharmacogenomics refers broadly to the way in which a drug interacts with and affects the function of a gene or genes. Pharmacogenetics, on the other hand, refers to the way in which a particular gene interacts with a drug to alter the drug’s activity.)
 

Homeopathic drugs derived from MTs may be further potentised by dilution and succussion, often until pharmacological drug toxicity is largely lost. In these mid-range dilutions, even though pharmacological and toxicological activity may be lost, the small number of remaining substances or molecules may promote biological changes by effecting different types of antagonistic or agonistic cellular responses. These same responses would also be promoted by the administration of MTs, however, it is argued that these antagonistic/agonistic responses would be overwhelmed by the pharmacological properties of the drugs in more concentrated form. (An agonist is a substance or molecule which has the property of binding to a receptor on the surface of a cell resulting in a change in the biological characteristics of that cell.) Importantly, mid-range dilutions of potentised remedies derived from plant extracts have been shown to up-regulate or down-regulate the expression of well over fifty genes, see within Kay and Bukhsh (2016).

On further dilution/potentisation, homeopathic drugs reach a state in which none of the original substance is present. These forms of homeopathic drugs have well documented effects on the biological and psychological phenotypes of an individual. Because such homeopathic drugs have no pharmacologic, agonistic or antagonistic properties, the way/s in which ultra-diluted drugs effect changes to the biological phenotype of an individual have been the subject of great speculation for many years.bottlesandshelves

Essentially, in the absence of any pharmacological, agonistic or antagonistic activity, changes in the biological or psychological phenotype of an individual must be driven by re-arrangement of the transcriptome. (The term transcriptome refers to the full complement of genes expressed in a particular cell). This means that administration of ultra-high dilutions of homeopathic remedies must in some way have the capacity to re-arrange the transcriptome of various cells in an individual. This possibility was proposed by Khuda-Bukhsh (1997). Since that time, this postulate has been confirmed by numerous homeogenomic in vitro studies, reviewed by Kay and Khuda-Bukhsh (2016).

The finding that homeopathic drugs devoid of the original substance have the capacity to alter the expression of many different genes in vitro is a remarkable discovery. This phenomenon warrants extensive examination. Important work is now required to determine whether these same properties of homeopathic drugs are manifest in vivo.

It is possible to propose a number of ways to explain these remarkable in vitro phenomena, all of which, discussed briefly below, are certainly not mutually exclusive.

Firstly, it is important to consider known mechanisms that are involved in control of expression of a gene. Two well recognised mechanisms that control gene expression involve DNA methylation and the generation of specific interference RNA molecules. (DNA methylation refers to either the addition, or removal, demethylation, of a methyl group, CH3 from DNA. Addition of a methyl group to parts of a gene is associated with reduced gene expression whereas demethylation leads to increased expression of a gene.)  With regard to DNA methylation, importantly, Khuda-Bukhsh and Sikdar (2015) have shown that ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies have the capacity to alter the methylation status of various regions of the genome in vitro. Very important work is needed to understand more about the epigenetic properties of ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies, especially with respect to in vivo DNA methylation changes.

With regard to the interference RNA gene controlling system, thus far it is unclear whether ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies can affect this epigenetic machinery. (Interference RNA molecules originate from non-coding regions of the genome. There are a number of different types of interference RNA molecules. Their role is mostly to suppress the activity of a gene.) Investigations are needed to determine whether homeopathic drugs have the capacity to re-direct the interference RNA gene controlling systems.

It is also considered that alteration in the expression of various genes caused by ultra-diluted homeopathic remedies is due to the formation and action of nanoparticles. Malik (2015) has discussed this possibility well.  Interestingly, Izquierdo-Lorenzo and colleagues (2010) have demonstrated that metallic nanoparticles have the capability of affecting gene expression by their association with certain agonists. This mode of gene expression re-arrangement may be particularly relevant to the use of metal based homeopathic remedies.

It is also possible that the patient/practitioner contact (part of the case-taking process) also plays an important role in the beneficial re-arrangement of gene expression. This important phenomenon is termed the psychological gene expression system and has been shown by Rossi (2002) to be an integral part of the healing arts. Even though this mechanism may be relevant to homeopathic remediation in some cases, the results of homeogenomic in vitro investigations are incompatible with this prospect. However, the role of the counselling process cannot be excluded as a contributory factor to successful homeopathic remediation.

Conclusions.
It is often thought that the benefits of homeopathic remediation may be explicable in terms of a single mechanism. However, due to the vast array of properties of substances that are used to prepare remedies, it is more likely that the benefits or otherwise of homeopathic remedies are due to amalgamation of a range of one or more biological/psychological properties of individual remedy component/s. Importantly, in search of underlying mechanisms, as alluded to above, it is recommended that qualitative and quantitative features of different remedy components are taken into account.

I would be pleased to discuss any matters further.

References.
Izquierdo-Lorenzo I. et al. Adsorption of beta-adrenergic agonists used in sport doping on metal nanoparticles: a detection study based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Langmuir. 2010;;26:14663-70. doi: 10.1021/la102590f.

Kay PH, Khuda-Bukhsh AR. The contribution of homeogenetic studies to the support of the practice of homeopathy.  Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy. 2016;10:101-7.

Khuda-Bukhsh AR. Potentized homoeopathic drugs act through regulation of gene-expression: a hypothesis to explain their mechanism and pathways of action in vitro. Complement Ther Med. 1997; 5: 43–46.

Khuda-Bukhsh AR and Sikdar S. Condurango 30C induces epigenetic modification of lung cancer-specific tumour suppressor genes via demethylation. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015; 22 :172-179. doi: 10.1159/000433485.

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About the author:
Dr Peter H Kay holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia, specialising in immunogenetics. He founded the first Molecular Pathology laboratory in Western Australia. He has published over 80 research articles involved in molecular pathology, genetics, medical sciences and cancer biology. His clinic, called “A science based information and support service for cancer patients” (located in Preston, UK) specialises in cancer support and treatment guidance.
In recent times, because of his academic background, Dr. Kay, (along with Prof. Khuda-Bukhsh), works towards advancing the science base and applicability of homeopathy. Importantly, together, they have reviewed the results of homeogenomic and homeogenetic studies……………..


Healing Vaccinedamage with homeopathy

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by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News
There are treatments that can heal vaccine damage, but few physicians in the conventional medical care system know about them, since vaccine injuries are usually denied as the cause of any illness. Some parents with autistic children report that homeopathy has completely reversed their children’s autism and healed other serious health conditions caused by vaccines. This article explains how homeopathic remedies can bring about healing for many types of vaccine injuries.
Homeopathy is not the only treatment that has helped children and adults recover from vaccine damage, but it is the one that is the focus of this article. I will describe how homeopathy can bring about a true cure for the harm that vaccines have caused to children and adults.
The National Vaccine Information Center states a very sobering fact about vaccines:
“Every vaccine recommended for use by government and doctors has been associated with hospitalizations, injuries and deaths. There is no guarantee that a particular vaccine will be safe to give to a particular individual and will not result in permanent injury or death.” [1]
Vaccine Damage Takes Many Forms
It is a tragedy when a normal young child suddenly starts losing the ability to speak sentences or even to speak words after receiving vaccines. The ability to have positive social interactions with other children or adults can disappear in a matter of days after vaccines have been given to children.
Intellectual development can be lost and even successful potty training skills can disappear. The ability to sit quietly, listen to a story being read, and the ability to learn can suddenly be replaced with hand flapping, body spinning, head banging, food allergies, asthma, agitation, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, chronic colds and fevers, constant stomach pain, constipation, and a general failure to grow and thrive.
There are also serious consequences for adults who use vaccines. Formerly productive adults can lose their independence and become paralyzed, infertile, chronically ill, and even die, because of vaccine damage. It happens every day, yet few people make the connection between their illnesses and vaccine use.
Please see the previous article on identifying vaccine damage for additional information:
Have You or Your Children Been Damaged by Vaccines?
Hope for Recovery from Vaccine Related Illness
In most cases, physicians who give vaccines completely deny any relationship between vaccines and the negative health effects that people observe. Most physicians will insist that vaccine damage is extremely rare and will insist that the changes are just coincidence. [2] Faced with this denial, it often takes years for people to put all the pieces together.
By the time parents fully awaken to the harm that has occurred to their children, many have already resigned themselves to a lifetime of caretaking their disabled children. Some parents will even receive counsel from their physicians to give up their children to the care of the state, because they have no treatments to offer and can offer no hope of recovery. Some physicians will try to convince parents that this is a genetic problem that might be cured someday, but not in the near future.
The conventional medical care system leaves parents feeling like helpless victims without any good options.
The truth is there are good options for restoring health after vaccine damage, and homeopathy is one of them!
What is the History of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a complete system of healthcare which has been used to successfully treat all types of illnesses for over 200 years. Its popularity rose rapidly in the early 1800s because it safely cured people of conditions that allopathic physicians could not cure through the standard treatments that were used during that time.

Homeopath, Amy Lansky, PhD, former editor of the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths, and author of Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, described the techniques that characterized medical treatment in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This was the time period when homeopathy was developed. She stated:
The most popular treatments tried to encourage sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding via cutting of veins (venesection) or the application of leeches, or the creation of blisters to draw inflammation from one part of the body to another. Sedation via opiates was also popular, as was the use of toxic doses of mercury in the treatment of venereal diseases. [3]
Homeopathy and homeopathic remedies have been successfully used to treat and cure all forms of illness for over two centuries. It has been proven to cure all forms of physical illness, mental illness, and developmental problems. This system of healthcare can safely treat people when they are sickened by infectious diseases during epidemics, and it can reverse and cure the harm that vaccines have done to people. Even animals benefit from homeopathic veterinary treatment.
Amy Lansky provides us with this historical perspective about homeopathy. She states:
It is amazing that a medicine that was such an intrinsic part of 19th century America became nearly forgotten in the 20th. Pioneers carried homeopathic medical kits as they traveled across the continent. Indeed, homeopathic remedies were often the only effective medicine available to them. The first American domestic manual (a medical reference for use in the home) was a homeopathic reference — The Domestic Physician, published in 1835 and written by Constantine Hering, MD, the father of American homeopathy. [4]
Vaccine Damage is Not a New Phenomenon

Source: The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
The harmful consequences of vaccine use are not new. Some physicians observed vaccine related damage in their patients as soon as the smallpox vaccine began to be used in the first part of the 1800s. People were harmed by vaccines at that time, and they continue to be harmed today. [5] Doctors who used vaccines at that time were pressing for mandatory vaccinations while homeopaths were raising the red flag of warning about vaccination dangers.
Homeopath, Kate Birch, RSHom (NA), CCH, CMT, author of Vaccine Free: Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy, describes what one of the early nineteenth century homeopaths believed about vaccination. Kate Birch described his conclusions as follows:
Burnett argued that vaccination, as practiced by Pasteur and Jenner (who developed the cowpox vaccine) using material doses, would eventually end in disaster because it was temporary protection. It did not individualize the dose to the strength of the individual and it brought long-term chronic consequences. He argued also that vaccination would actually increase the mortality rate because, in addition to the vaccinosis [adverse reaction to vaccine] incurred, if the person also caught the disease the prophylaxis was intended to prevent, they were more likely to die from the disease than if they had just caught the disease without the vaccination. [6]
Homeopathic physicians in the 19th century observed that some people never got over the effects of vaccinations and stayed in a poor state of health. Their immune systems could not clear the infectious materials from vaccination, and they stayed chronically ill. Chronic illness that can last a lifetime is the most common consequence of vaccination. Vaccinations can also cause other latent diseases to appear, or worsen pre-existing illnesses. [7]

Source: The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
200 years later, people are still getting sick from vaccinations. Some become totally disabled, and some are dying from the adverse effects of vaccination or from the actual diseases that the vaccines were intended to prevent.
To read more about the history of homeopathy in America, and how the American Medical Association and the pharmaceutical industry eventually took over America, see:
American Medical Revolutions: How the AMA Took Over America
Testimonies of Healing from Vaccine Damage
It is not hard to find testimonies on the internet from parents who have witnessed their children be cured from autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, pervasive developmental delays, non-existent speech, failure to communicate or respond, rage attacks, inability to learn, inability to socialize, severe food allergies, asthma, intense anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, and intense levels of digestive system pain. Homeopathy is one method that has brought about these permanent cures for children and adults.
Adults who were injured from vaccines are not usually stuck in developmental prison in the same way as children. Their confinement is caused by chronic disease and disability. Adults experience fatigue, depression, brain fog, various types of pain syndromes, inability to digest food, high sensitivity to environmental toxins, high sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, and numerous other factors. They often find it necessary to seal themselves in a protective bubble of social isolation in order to maintain a partial level of normal functioning. Survival is about avoiding the next toxic exposure that could come from any direction – contaminated food, contaminated air, contaminated water, contaminated clothing, contaminated housing, etc.
An Example of Vaccine Injury and Recovery from the Tetanus Vaccine
If you search for recovery from vaccine damage on the internet, you will find many testimonies from people who recovered from adverse reactions to vaccination. I selected the following testimony from a very long list of testimonies on a popular website.
Annette Liberty posted the following testimony on January 29, 2014. She described what happened to her after she received the tetanus booster vaccine in 2001. The vaccine reaction caused paralysis and activated a latent case of Lyme disease. She was disabled by the combination of both conditions. Annette stated:
On December 5, 2001, I became paralyzed from the waist down and was bedridden for 7 months. Three weeks before this happened I had a tetanus shot because I had cut my finger and required stitches. What a mistake that was. I was seriously ill with a fatigue that lasted many years, but more intensely during those first 7 months and could hardly make it to the bathroom or take a shower. I saw 9 doctors, including a neurologist at Stanford and one at the University of California San Francisco. No one knew what was wrong and they didn’t want to see me again, because they could not find anything in my blood tests.
I sought out healers. I started to see an herbalist. I was desperate. After 7 months, I could go back to work part time but could not walk more than about 50 steps a day. I could not stand more than 30 seconds without pain up and down my legs. The leg and walking problems lasted for several years.
After 2 ½ years my herbalist was the one who discovered it was Lyme. I went to a Lyme specialist who confirmed it with a more intense blood test. I was on cocktails of powerful antibiotics for 3 ½ years. They made me very sick and did not help much, but it was all I had.
I then heard about Dr. Ronald D. Whitmont in Rhinebeck, New York (and New York City) through my herbalist. … Dr. Whitmont is an MD and classically trained homeopath. … During my first conversation with him, I felt like I had come home. Dr. Whitmont was very understanding, supportive and calming. We talked for a couple of hours and he told me which homeopathic med to take.
I was nervous to stop the antibiotics fearing I would get very ill again. I started taking the daily homeopathic remedy. [At first] I felt a little sick, but after 30 days on homeopathy, I was out of pain and felt good. Unbelievable!
It’s been several years [since I started using homeopathy], and I’m almost back to normal. I think homeopathy is a true miracle, and a true Godsend. I still take maintenance doses but I feel it’s helping my future health in more ways than I even realize. At this moment, I’m walking on the treadmill 30 minutes a day, lifting weights and doing yoga. I plan to increase this as I continue to get stronger and stronger.
Over time I realized the tetanus vaccine was what nearly killed me and brought out the Lyme with a severity I can’t describe. [8]
I recently contacted Annette for an update about her condition. I will share her progress report later in this article.
Homeopathy Compared to Conventional Medical Care
Allopathic medical care is currently the dominant system of healthcare in North America and Europe. When most people think of healthcare American style, with its drugs, surgeries, and expensive diagnostic equipment and procedures, they are thinking of allopathic medicine.
The healthcare system known as homeopathy is completely different from allopathic medicine. Homeopaths think differently about health and illness. Their understanding of illness and how to bring about a cure stands in direct opposition to the practice of allopathic medicine. In fact, one of the reasons that the allopathic physicians formed the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1847 was to destroy the practice of homeopathy. [9] Many allopathic physicians were switching over to homeopathy at that time, and the financial interests of allopathic physicians were being threatened.
Homeopaths see physical functioning, emotional functioning, and mental functioning as a unified system. Homeopaths would never consider treating one aspect of a person while ignoring everything else. For example, they would not treat a physical symptom without exploring symptoms that are occurring in the emotional realm or mental realm.

Richard Moskowitz, M. D. – Image source DoctorRMosk.com
Dr. Richard Moskowitz, MD, made the transition from being an allopathic physician to being a homeopathic physician. He describes his role as a homeopath. He stated:
The art of caring for the sick transcends merely assembling information and doling out treatment, which may not work or even be chosen properly until an appropriate setting and healing relationship are created for them. As much as whatever we do to them, those afflicted with pain, suffering, and disability seek relationships of trust with friends, loved ones, and professionals,
1) to help them make sense out of what is happening to them;
2) to help them construct a working mythology of their illness;
3) to help them discover and navigate a safe passage through it; and
4) to help them envision a life beyond it, insofar as possible. [10]
On the other hand, allopathic medicine emphasizes diagnosis followed by drugs and surgical procedures to treat the symptoms of disease. It uses vaccines with the hope of preventing infectious diseases for which it has no successful treatment or cure.
Allopathic medicine uses substances (drugs) that eliminate symptoms by suppressing them. The disappearance of symptoms is associated with successful treatment. Multiple symptoms that are observed at the same time for a patient might be seen as part of a single disease, but commonly, the symptoms might be seen as several unrelated diseases.
Allopathic Approach to Illness

Physicians’ Desk Reference for FDA approved drugs.
Consider this example:
A man goes to an allopathic doctor with chest congestion. The doctor diagnoses him as having bronchitis. The doctor then asks if the man is having any other problems. He tells the doctor that he has itching feet. He also says that he keeps waking up at 2:00 a.m. and remains awake until 4:00 every morning no matter what he does. Finally, he confesses that he keeps having anxiety attacks while he is at work.
In the worst case scenario, the allopathic doctor might prescribe an antibiotic for his bronchitis. He also might prescribe sleeping pills for his disturbed sleeping pattern, an antianxiety medication for his uncontrolled anxiety, and a medicated foot powder for his itchy feet. He received four prescriptions for four different diagnosed illnesses. Each prescription is designed to attack and destroy a specific symptom that was described by the patient.
If everything works as the allopathic doctor intends, then the symptoms will all disappear and the man will be considered to have been successfully treated. If symptoms do not disappear or new ones appear, then additional medications will be tried. The goal is simply the alleviation of symptoms.
Homeopathic Approach to Illness

Page from the 6th century Vienna Dioscurides, an illuminated version of the 1st century De Materia Medica. Source: Wikimedia
A homeopath will approach the same man and his collection of symptoms differently. He will ask many questions during an interview that could take one to two hours. He will investigate the lung congestion by asking the person to describe the cough. When does it occur, how long does it last, how does it feel, etc. He will ask about the itchy feet. How do your feet smell, is the itching worse at a certain time of the day, do you have itching problems elsewhere in your body, etc.? Regarding the sleeping problem, he might be asked if there are certain thoughts or feelings that he is experiencing when he wakes during the night. Does he have persistent dreams or physical symptoms when he wakes up? He might be asked to describe his mental state during the hours when he is awake. The situation with anxiety would be explored in detail to learn how and when it occurs. Who is involved? When does it happen? Where does it happen? Does it occur at certain times of the day or evening? What is he doing when the anxiety flairs up, etc.?
The homeopath is not usually attempting to give the patient a diagnosis. Rather, the homeopath is simply trying to assemble a distinctive set of symptoms that perfectly describe the person’s over-all state of illness. In other words, how does the patient’s condition depart from his view of health?
A homeopath who uses classical homeopathy will then begin the process of finding a single homeopathic remedy that would treat the entire set of symptoms. Sometimes homeopaths use multiple remedies at the same time when there is severe vaccine damage. Homeopathic remedies are selected on the basis of their ability to produce the same symptoms in a healthy person that the ill person is experiencing. The principle that Dr. Hahnemann (the creator of homeopathy) discovered in the late 1790s was that substances which have the ability to produce the same set of symptoms that a person is experiencing will actually be highly effective in stimulating the person’s body to heal itself from those symptoms. This is called the Law of Similars.
Homeopathy is Gentle and Powerful
Homeopathy does not wage war on disease and seek to destroy the symptoms of disease through brute force. It does not bring substances into the body as is done with allopathic drugs, for the purpose of doing hand to hand combat against disease. Instead, homeopathy and its remedies are intended to gently stimulate and strengthen the body so that it can overcome illness through its own vital force and strength. Homeopathic remedies restore the natural ability of the body to defend itself against illness and to heal itself. When this happens, a person is truly cured of what ails him.
Homeopathic author and teacher, Kate Birch states:
The success of homeopathy is a result of treatment directed at improving the defense mechanism’s ability to defend itself rather than eradicating the offending agents. In contrast to natural disease, we now find a multitude of human-made diseases that come from the use of toxic medications, suppressive medications, vaccinations, antibiotics, artificial foods, pollution, and nuclear waste in our environment; all are agents that act as interventions, debilitations, or suppressions to our natural defense mechanism.
Because of this the health of successive generations has become weaker and weaker. The ability to produce curative responses to the influences in the environment has been thwarted. No longer do we have the strength to react unabated to acute disease.
We rely on toxic external medicaments to control the symptoms and suffer the long-term consequences of chronic disease. In order to preserve our health we must first have the ability to respond to acute disease. Present day medical practitioners have failed to recognize this trend, are at a loss to explain it, and are unable to adapt their system of medicine to address it. In contrast to suppressive or palliative measures, homeopathic medicine (through the Law of Similars) aims to reduce one’s susceptibility through the production of a curative defensive response, which removes the disease. [11]
Illness, from the homeopathic point of view, represents a disturbance in the fundamental energy system of a person. The vital force that keeps a person alive has been damaged, weakened, or disordered, and it needs to be restored so that the person can be cured of his or her illness. Homeopathic remedies are intended to remind the body of its normal functioning, so that it can be restored to strength and vitality. Such restoration will occur at the physical, emotional, and mental levels.
Allopathic Drugs and Side Effects

When allopathic physicians use drugs, there are often many unwanted side effects. Pharmaceutical manufacturers create drugs which are designed to destroy a certain unwanted symptom. However, their drugs also create other symptoms which are called side effects. If the side effects are less troublesome than the original symptom, then the patient will be reasonably happy and the allopathic physician will feel that he has successfully treated his patient. If the side effects are unacceptable to the patient, then the doctor will search for another drug that will destroy the unwanted symptom while producing a different set of side effects. This process continues until the patient stops complaining about side effects or the allopathic physician prescribes additional drugs to eliminate the unacceptable side effects.
In most cases, the suppression of symptoms by allopathic treatment ultimately produces other long-term chronic illnesses. For example, children who are taken to the doctor with childhood eczema will often be treated with cortisone creams. Doctors might warn parents that asthma often develops in children who have eczema. The truth is that the cortisone treatment does not cure the eczema, even though it might appear to disappear from the skin. In actuality, the disease process that produced the eczema is driven deeper into the body and reappears later (in a year or so) as asthma. The cortisone did not cure anything, it just transformed the symptom of skin dysfunction into a more serious disease of respiration, which can be life threatening. [12]
Allopathic drugs and treatments do not have a positive effect upon the vital force in the body. They do not improve the strength of a person, and they do not provide for physical, emotional, or mental renewal. Rather, they just suppress symptoms, and add side effects.
Homeopathy Releases Disease

Homeopathic remedies do not drive diseases deeper into the body. Rather, they help the body overcome or eliminate the disease. Thus, after a symptom of disease is overcome, the body is healthier and stronger than it had been.
Sometimes toxins need to be removed from the body before healing can occur. There can sometimes be a temporary aggravation or intensification of symptoms while toxins are being excreted from the body and the person’s vital forces are being strengthened. When this is completed, then the person will be stronger and will feel renewed.
The selection of a homeopathic remedy is not based on a disease diagnosis, but on the specific collection of symptoms that are being revealed in an individual person’s illness. The more unique the symptoms, the more likely it will be for the homeopath to find the best possible remedy for the person. Remedies are matched to each individual person by their complete collection of symptoms, and not to a particular disease diagnosis.
How is Annette Doing Today?
Annette shared the following information with me when I asked her for an update about her condition. She has been continuing with her homeopathic treatments. She stated:
Since I posted my testimonial [in January of 2014], I have been getting gradually, slowly better.
I can walk one or two miles a day, and sometimes break into a little run for a bit. My goal is to run at least a half hour a day.
I can lift some weights and do a little yoga each day.
I work as a realtor, so I’m blessed to set my own work schedule. I don’t go into the office early in the morning, but I do go in every day and sometimes work weekends.
I plan to stay on homeopathy for a while, perhaps a few more years, and on some kind of maintenance probably for the rest of my life, if I need to. I also take along with the homeopathic meds, a supplement that is colloidal silver. Since the tetanus shot, I am extremely sensitive to everything, so I take just one drop of colloidal silver every other day, and I take a homeopathic medicine about once a week. I cannot do without those two things, and it seems one does not work without the other for me.
I still have a ways to go. I am extremely sensitive to electronic devices and gadgets: computers of all kinds, anything that is electronic that is new and that I’m not used to. It’s very aggravating. My old TV broke and I can’t tolerate the new flat screen TV’s. So, I had to get a used old [style] TV.
My diet is extremely limited. Foods bother me. I just eat boiled ground chicken, steamed veggies and quinoa.
I cannot wear new clothes. The chemicals in the new clothes bother me.
If I have to stand in a long line anywhere, I have a cane that turns into a seat. In the past, I had to use this cane everywhere I went. Now I use it less and less and less.
However, I know, and I do feel this intuitively, that all of the above sensitivities will resolve themselves once my body is stronger and I am able to run, and work out physically a bit more.
I feel (and I can’t prove it) that the vaccination harmed my liver so very badly, that it’s not working properly to protect me from these things like it does for the average healthy person. [13]

Annette Liberty (far right) with friends.
In my opinion, Annette’s recovery is spectacular. It was the allopathic medical system and its vaccines that brought her to the point of total disability. It was the allopathic medical system, which is controlled by pharmaceutical companies, that left her to languish with her disability. They had nothing to offer Annette after they destroyed her health with their vaccines. It was ultimately homeopathy that returned her to the level of health she enjoys today. She is not totally cured yet, but she has hope. Her progress has been amazing despite the challenges that remain.
Annette told me, “It is my prayer, that what I have learned to help me recover, will help many more people recover themselves.” To that prayer, I must say, “Amen!”
How are Homeopathic Remedies Made and Taken?

Most homeopathic remedies are made from plants, mineral, and animal products. If the substance is soluble in water or alcohol, then it is dissolved in these liquids. If the substance is not soluble, then it is ground into an extremely fine powder with milk sugar and is processed in a slightly different method. Regardless of the original substance, it goes through a series of sequential dilutions.
For example, 1 drop of the original liquid solution is put into a glass vial. Nine drops of water/alcohol are then added to the vial and then the sealed glass vial is succussed (shaken). The succussion of the vial is not a random shaking, but involves a forceful slapping of the vial against a solid object. Dr. Hahnemann originally took the vial in his hand and forcefully slammed it down on a leather covered Bible that he had on a table. The repeated slamming or succussing of the vial activates subtle changes in the solution. Succussion is a necessary step for the creation of the remedy. Succussion is believed to cause restructuring of the water/alcohol at the molecular level. [14]
After the succussion of the first vial is completed, 1 drop of the liquid from that vial is added to an empty vial and nine drops of water/alcohol are added. The vial is succussed again. This process is repeated until the desired number of dilutions is reached.
A homeopathic remedy that is called “6X” or “6D” has gone through 6 dilutions. Other dilution ratios are also used such as 1 drop being added to 99 drops of water or alcohol, which makes “C” potencies. There are also remedies that have a dilution ratio of one drop to 50,000 drops of water/alcohol. These highly diluted remedies are called “LM” potencies. [15]
The final homeopathic potency is used to coat tiny sugar pills, which are then used for treatment. When the pills are taken, they are placed under the tongue so they can dissolve. Sometimes they are dissolved in water and swallowed.
Different potencies of the same substance produce different effects. The remedies can be given daily, or on a less frequent schedule depending on the need of the client. Sometimes only one small dose is given, which completely cures the illness.
How do Homeopathic Remedies Work?

Kate Birch RSHom(NA), CCH, CMT – testifying against Minnesota Department of Health proposed vaccine rule changes in a public hearing held June 27, 2013. Source: YouTube
Homeopath, Kate Birch gives more insight into the way homeopathic remedies work in the human body. She states:
The system of homeopathy is based on the principle of “like cures like.” A substance’s ability to treat a disease has its power in the ability to produce a disturbance similar to that disease. The more homeopathic (similar) a substance is to the symptom(s) in question, the greater its potential to cure the condition. Symptoms are understood to be a manifestation of a disturbance in the vital force; they are not the problem but the answer to the problem. Taking away the symptoms without treating the problem will result in the vital force finding a different avenue to express the problem. The goal of homeopathic treatment is to support the vital force in its wisdom to create balance. [16]
In the case of Annette, the allopathic physicians did not have a drug that could take away her paralysis and extreme fatigue/weakness. They were not able to think in terms of how they might strengthen her vital force so that healing could occur.
Kate Birch continues with her discussion of homeopathic healing. She states:
Every medicinal substance has a primary action and a secondary action. The primary action is what the substance does to the person. The secondary action is what the vital force does in response to the substance. In material doses (substances in crude form), the secondary action to a substance is usually in equal and opposite force to its primary action. The process of potentization reduces the primary action, while the secondary action of the vital force is increased. The higher the potency the less significant the primary action is and the greater the secondary action is. [17]
Thus, the greater the number of times that a substance is diluted, the greater will be its ability to help restore the damaged energetic patterns (vital force) in the body, which is causing the symptoms of illness.
Undiluted substances, such as pharmaceutical drugs, treat symptoms by suppressing them, which does not bring healing to the energetic patterns of illness in the body. The result is that the vital force or energetic pattern will simply express itself with a different set of symptoms after the drug has been taken. The drug will suppress symptoms and the vital force will manifest different symptoms as a result. If the drug is discontinued, then the original symptoms usually return.
When Annette was taking antibiotics for three and a half years with minimal improvement, she was simply maintaining the status quo. Her vital force was stuck in the Lyme disease pattern, and antibiotics could not get her out of it.
The highly diluted homeopathic remedies are intended to express a stronger effect upon the vital force in the body. They will have a slight effect on physical symptoms, and usually produce a slight intensification of the symptoms for a short while. The intensification of symptoms is a sign that the remedy is a good match for the illness. During the time of intensification, a healing at the energetic level will take place. The person will rally the forces needed to overcome the illness to some degree. Sometimes the illness will be completely overcome, and sometimes additional doses of the remedy will be needed. Sometimes a different potency will be required to finish the healing process, or as the symptoms change, a different remedy will be needed.
When Annette started taking the homeopathic remedy, she had an intensification of symptoms, which was followed by an improvement in health after the antibiotics were discontinued.
Does Homeopathy Work Because of the Placebo Effect?
Critics of homeopathy claim that the effectiveness of homeopathy is caused by the placebo effect. They claim that the sugar pills are nothing but sugar, and any healing that does occur is the result of people simply wanting to be better.
A 2010 study confirmed that homeopathic remedies were able to disrupt the cellular division of human breast cancer cells and produce cytotoxic effects in laboratory experiments. The homeopathic remedies, Carcinosin, Phytolacca, Conium, and Thuja were each able to kill human breast cancer cells in laboratory tests. These homeopathic remedies were also used to treat normal breast cells. They did not harm healthy tissue and actually strengthened the cells. The homeopathic remedies also stimulated the production of substances that would naturally inhibit the growth of cancer. [20]
Since these experiments were treating cells in a petri dish, there was no possibility of the placebo effect. The cancer cells were not expecting to die from the homeopathic remedies, and the healthy breast cells didn’t know that they were intended to become stronger or become more resistant to cancerous growth.
A German study with pigs compared the use of pharmaceutical drugs and homeopathic remedies for preventing respiratory infections. A total of 1440 pigs were divided into four groups. One group received a combination of homeopathic remedies mixed in with their normal feed. The second group received antibiotics and other allopathic drugs in a routine low prophylactic dose. The third group received a high therapeutic dose of the standard blend of allopathic drugs that would be used to treat cases of respiratory infections. The fourth group was the control. They were not treated, just fed their normal diet.

Amy L. Lansky, PhD – ImpossibleCure.com
Amy Lansky explains the results of this study in Chapter 7 of her book. She stated:
The results of this study were startling: homeopathic treatment was far superior to prophylactic doses of antibiotics in preventing respiratory disease. Prophylactic allopathic treatment made it only 11 percent less likely [than control] that the pigs would become sick. But homeopathic remedies made it 40 percent less likely. When the allopathic drugs were raised to therapeutic levels, it became 70 percent less likely that the pigs would become diseased. Now, it is clearly impossible to keep farmed animals medicated at high levels of antibiotics all of the time. Even at lower prophylactic levels, the entrance of these drugs into the food chain has become a societal health problem. This study showed that homeopathy provides a much safer and more effective solution than prophylactic antibiotics. [21]
Amy Lansky concludes her remarks about the pig study by stating:
I believe it is animal studies like this one that provide the most compelling proof of the effectiveness of homeopathy. Can anyone seriously believe that pigs taking remedies in their feeding trough are getting well because of the placebo effect? [22]
Success in Healing Autism

Cindy L. Griffin – Homeopathy Center of Houston
Homeopath, Cindy Griffin, consultant, author, educator, and cofounder of the Homeopathy Center of Houston, describes their success with curing children who have been diagnosed with autism. They use the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) with their clients to measure progress. If there is healing, then there should be improvements in behavior and a reduction in the need for special care. This is exactly what happens to many of the severely disabled children they help.
She stated:
We see behavioral, cognitive, communication and academic improvements across the board. We have a fairly strict definition of what we call recovered.
Children with autism are fully recovered when they look like normal children of their age. Sometimes they may have a little social and academic catch-up to do, but typically they do it at warp speed.
As of 2015, we have over 100 children who are no longer autistic nor do they have PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). These children are not dependent on supplements or special diets. They do not have educational aids in school, special education classes, therapists, and are not receiving special accommodations in school. [23]
Finding a Homeopath who can Treat Vaccine Damage
Sometimes it may take some effort to find a homeopath who has the training and/or experience that you are seeking. You may need to interview a few homeopaths before deciding who will be the best person to help with vaccine damage. Be up front with the homeopaths. Tell them your needs and ask if they have experience working with other people who have vaccine damage. It is OK to ask if they were successful in helping other vaccine damaged clients recover.
Kate Birch – Vaccine Injury and the Role of Homeopathy
Kate Birch describes the challenge of using homeopathy to treat vaccine related illnesses. She stated:
In order to treat vaccine damage effectively with homeopathy, a homeopath must be able to understand the varying distinctions between the underlying health of the person, the diseases in the vaccinations, the responses of the vital force to the vaccinations, and the resultant complex disease state. [24]
Information about Kate Birch’s books and training is available here:
Vaccine Free: Homeopathic Alternatives to Vaccination
Homeopathic Classes
Vaccine Injury and the Role of Homeopathy
Kate Birch also recommends homeopaths who use CEASE [Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression] therapy. This is one of the types of homeopathic treatment that is used for people with vaccine damage.
CEASE Therapy
In a phone conversation with Kate Birch, she explained that homeopathy can be very helpful for many types of vaccine damage. Sadly, she noted that damage from HPV vaccine is the most difficult to treat. She wants people to understand that injuries from HPV vaccines are deep and insidious, and difficult to clear. She explained that HPV vaccines cause progressive and debilitating neurological injury to the point of death. [25]
Amy Lansky – The Impossible Cure
Amy Lansky has a website for her book Impossible Cure, which was set up for people who want additional information about using homeopathy to help with vaccine injury.


Brochure: Vaccines and Autism

#vaccination #autism #aluminum studies- the data/links to science ref.

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Source: Brochure: Vaccines and Autism


Mono depression and homeopathy

A boy with post-mononucleosis depression

(original article at Interhomeopathy.org)
by Alex Leupen
Henk is 18 years old when he comes in November 2005 for the first consultation. Four months earlier, he had mononucleosis. He is still very tired, feverish and ‘flu-ish’, and sometimes has a sore throat. He lives at home and did not manage to finish high school. He went on to do an electro-technique apprenticeship but has stopped this temporarily. According to his mother, he is depressed; he lies in bed and sleeps a lot, wanting to be left alone. His mother has to bring food to his room, since he will not come to the table. He is thin and eats irregularly. He becomes irritated with his mother if she becomes concerned about him. He has two older brothers, 26 and 24 years old. His older brother became depressed and reclusive when he was 17.
Food:
Desires: cheese sandwiches, red bull drink, chocolate, cauliflower, broccoli, pasta.
Aversion: meat.
He drinks a lot. blogphoto5
He quarrels with his parents about food because of his refusal to eat many things.
Pregnancy:
His mother felt “super”. She desired bananas and biscuits and had an aversion to fried meat. Henk was born early, his birth went quickly. His mother bled heavily and almost went into shock; like Henk she has a shortage of Von Willebrand factor. Henk was hypothermic and spent the first four days in an incubator. He was bottle fed with his mother’s milk because she was already completely exhausted with two sons at home.
Development:
Walking at 12 months, talking at 2 years. At 8 years he became over-active, which improved by curtailing his sugar intake.
Personality:
His mother describes Henk as a “visual thinker”. He is always ready to help others but refuses help for himself. He has a fear of failure and has failed his driver’s license three times. He is sometimes irritable and angry. As a child he has been teased a lot.
At 16, a friend of his was murdered at a train station while he was present; he had refused to hand over his mobile phone and was then stabbed to death. Henk never told his parents about this, they heard it later from a cousin. Since this incident he has changed considerably; he has become suspicious and doesn’t trust people anymore.
Analysis:
The most noticeable aspects in this case are the tiredness and the listlessness, the poor appetite, and the fact that he has become withdrawn, aspects which partially improved with Natrium Muriaticum, Alfalfa (family of Fabaceae/Leguminosae), and Ytterbium Phosphoricum (stage 16 of Lanthanides) but there was no real breakthrough. Most remarkable still, was the death of his friend in front of his eyes and the fact that he said nothing about it at home.
Sankaran describes the Umberlliferae (Apiaceae) with the following sensations: “Sudden unexpected violence or attack. Accidents. Blows; preparing for a blow. Riots. Stabs, Wounds. Followed by numbness, stupefaction, dullness and sleep.”
Finally, Aethusa was chosen as this remedy covers the eating disorders and the tendency to retreat into seclusion. Aethusa withdraws from the world and mistrusts his fellow humans. Sometimes this is accompanied by a love of animals more than of humans, though this is not always the case. Often, we also see undernourishment or poor absorption of food.
Follow-up:
After a few doses of Aethusa, Henk literally came out of his room and ate with the others at the table. He resumed his apprenticeship. His energy returned and two years later he had a girlfriend.


Headaches and homeopathic remedies

 

The Homeopathic Treatment of Headaches, Migraine

There are literally hundreds of homeopathic remedies that can be used in the treatment of headaches and migraines, and a qualified and registered homeopath will seek to match the sufferer with a remedy that will work for the individual. Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms. The following are just a few relevant remedy descriptions taken from “The Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology” by Roger Morrison, MD.

Nat Mur. The main remedy for migraines and headaches in general. Bursting pain. Sensation of small hammer in one spot. Vise. Favours right side. As headache stops on one side it comes on the opposite side. Worse morning, on waking; from grief; in sun, heat, during menses. Better cold applications, perspiration, for pressure, closing eyes; must lie down in dark room. Visual disturbances and vomiting from headache.

Belladonna. Excellent remedy for both acute and chronic headaches and migraines. Intense pain, throbbing, exploding, maddening; pressing outward sensation ‘as if eyes will pop’; pain comes and go suddenly, or start slowly and end suddenly. Right sided. Worse night, going down steps, coughing, sneezing, shaking head, motion; light, sun, heat. Better lying in dark, quiet room, cold applications, closing eyes; hard external pressure, sitting up in bed. Bounding pulse in head; sharp pain with each throb. Vomiting with headache; eyes bloodshot; hands and feet icy.remedykit4

Sanguinaria. Congestive migraine headaches.Right side starts should or neck radiates to right forehead, eye. Throbbing, burning.. Worse: daytime, light, noise, odours, jarring, Better: for sleep, after vomiting, passing wind; pressing head against something hard. Vomiting with headaches. With indigestion, burning in stomach. Flushed face.

Iris Versicolor. Classic migraine. Begins with visual aura and ends with vomiting. Spots before eyes, shimmering, blurry vision. Weekly, especially at weekends.Right sided. Worse in cold air, sitting or resting; relaxing after study, for cough. Better; in open air, standing, walking, constant gnetle motion. Blindness or blurry vision with headache.

Spigella. Severe migraine headache. Left forehead above left eye. Pain extends back into head. Stitching or neuralgic pain. Violent pain. Usually in one spot. Worse, morning, comes and goes with sun; for motion, jarring; for cough, pressing at stool, for touch, stooping, standing; for cold or open air; for wind, smoke, noise. Better for heat or hot bathing; keeping eyes closed; lying down, with head elevated. Headache associated with palpitations or other heart problems.

Bryonia. Chronic migraine headache, acute fevers. Pain beings over left eye, extends to whole head, sometimes to shoulders and back. Dull heavy pains, stitching pains. Increases slowly with heaviness congestion, fullness. Worse: morning on rising, slightest motion, jarring, for cough, exertion, for ascending steps; when constipated; for heat, sun, eating, for walking. Better for pressure, lying on painful side; in dark; washing in cold water; for cool air. Nausea or vertigo on attempting to sit up.

Lachesis. Congestive headache with pulsation, fullness and pressing outward. Left side or forehead; begins on left side,  moves to right. Frontal headache extending to nose. Bursting sensation, as if brain will burst or eyes will pop out. Worse morning on waking; heat; sleep; tight collars; anger; excitement; menses. Better for pressure, cold air and cold applications; for menstruation, and all discharges; for vomiting. Headache associated with hypertension.

Sepia.Headaches associated with nausea; sick headache; periodic coming in waves or sometimes sudden shocks. Left forehead and above left eye. Worse, for menses, pregnancy, menopause; for light, mental exhaustion, stuffy room, motion sickness. Better for open air, vomiting, eating, sleeping; lying in dark; vigorous exertion; for pressure. Empty sensation in stomach during headache.

Glonoinum. Intense pounding headache as if the head would burst. Face flushed and pulse bounds in carotids. Pain increases and decreases with the sun’s rise and fall. Worse, sun and heat. Menopause or before menses; jarring, motion, tight collars. Better for pressure, lying in dark room, cold applications or cold washing; bending head forward; betting into shade. Faintness during congestive headache.

Calc Carb. Chronic headaches and migraines from stress and over-worry. Worse for cold, damp; getting head wet; mental exertion; for light, menses, exertion, ascending, lifting heavy weights, shaking head, stooping. Better for pressure or binding the head

Gelsenium. Severe and exhausting headache. Heaviness in head, especially in forehead, with droopy eyelids; can scarcely hold head erect or eyes open. Headache alternating with abdominal pains.. Hammering in head; maddening headache; dull, stupid headache. Worse 10am, 2am; for wine; lying flat; motion of head; exertion; mental exertion. Better, for urination, for vomiting; lying or reclining with head elevated. Pupils dilated, cold feet and cold perspiration during headache. Weakness, prostration and trembling during headache.

Phosphorus. Migraine headaches with burning or pulsing pains. Headache every other day. Worse for fasting, lying on left side; for hot food or drinks; menses, light, mental exertion, before storms, sneezing, motion. Better after sleeping, eating running; for cold air or cold applications. Markedly hungry during headache.

Silica. Chronic headache and migraines. Start top of head and extends for forehead or eye. Headache with chronic sinusitis above root of nose. Worse for cold, or drafts; for light, jarring, noise, fasting, exertion, mental exertion. Continuous daily headache. Better for covering head; warm applications, for pressure, after urination. Clammy sweat on forehead during headache.

Ignatia. Migraine headaches, especially after grief and sorrow. Headache associated with back or neck spasms. Pains increase gradually and cease suddenly. Pain as if from nail, especially on side of head. Worse for emotions, grief, anger, fright; studying or concentration; for odours, smoke and fumes; for light; for stooping; for straining at stool. Better for lying on painful side; for alcohol, for warm applications. Empty sensation in stomach with headache.

Ipecacuanha. Headache with severe nausea and vomiting. Sensation as if  head or skull brised. Worse standing. Better Open air.

Kali Bich. Blindness before headache. Sight returns as headache increases. Headache in small specific spots. Wandering pain. Worse, exactly same hour each day. Lying on painful side; cold wet weather; with sinusitis.

Mag Phos. Migraines and facial neuralgia, often on right side. Headache extending into face. Worse, cold. Better, hard pressure.

 

RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TESTS (RCTS)

RCTs are the third, and decidedly the least important type of evidence supporting Homeopathy as a medical therapy.

Homeopathic Treatment of Migraine in Children: Results of a Prospective, Multicenter, Observational Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. February 2013, 19(2): 119-123. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0821.

Conclusion. “The results of this study demonstrate the interest of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease in the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks was observed and, consequently, reduced absenteeism from school”.

Homeopathic treatment of migraine: a double blind, placebo controlled trial of 68 patients.
Straumsheim P, Borchgrevink C, Mowinckel P, Kierulf H, Hafslund O
British Homeopathic Journal, 89:4–7. 2000

“The neurologists’ trial evaluation showed a statistically significant reduction in attack frequency in the homeopathy group (P= 0.04) and non-statistically significant trends in favour of homeopathy for pain intensity and overall evaluation”.

Double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study of homoeopathic prophylaxis of migraine.
Whitmarsh TE, Coleston-Shields DM, Steiner TJ
Cephalalgia,17:600–604. 1997

Homoeopathic treatment of migraines: a randomized double-blind study of sixty cases (homoeopathic remedy versus placebo).
Brigo B, Serpelloni G .
Berlin Journal on Research in Homeopathy, 1:98–106. 1991

“An analysis of the homoeopathically-treated patients demonstrates a significant reduction in the periodicity, frequency, and duration of migraine attacks”.

This article was first published in the “Why Homeopathy?” website.

Posted by Steve Scrutton


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