How Bad Homeopathy Saved 3,000,000 Australian Children by John Benneth
But some want to pull the plug . .
The “homeopathy” debate is rife with misnomers. The opponents take the proven practice of homoeopathy [homoeotherapy, curing a disease by creating a temporary artificial disease by giving a substance that causes the same symptoms as those of the disease to be cured] and conflating it with an ignorance of posology, the issue of dosage, how much of a particular medicine is given, and in what material phase.
Posology is the only reasonable or scientific concern that should be before us now.
But alas, other issues, like an artificial disease, prevail. So it is the job of this journal to separate and analyze them. You should find the widespread ignorance of the conflation to be alarming, if not startling . .
“When the ratio of diluent to medicine is as low as 100:1 and if very many succussions were forced into it by a powerful machine, we would obtain medicines that, especially in the higher degrees of dynamization, would act almost instantaneously but with intense, even dangerous violence, particularly on a delicate patient, without bringing about the permanent, gentle counteraction of the vital principle.” Hahnemann, Samuel. The Organon of Medicine, Para. 270p. 114, 6th edition J. P. TARCHER, INC. Los Angeles, distributed by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston PDF ONLINE at http://hpathy.com/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/41/1330840219-organonofmedicine.pdf
The current example of this chronic dilemma of homoeopathy can be seen in reports from the Southern Hemisphere hinting at a draft paper by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) that says “homeopathic remedies” are no more effective than a placebo “when used to treat 68 health conditions.”
Worries are being expressed that the NHMRC’s implied review of the literature may lead to stricter regulations for the use of “homeopathic” products and homeopathic therapy.
The NHMRC is painting putative beliefs with the color of science. The NHMRC is promoting pseudoscience.
Simply labeling “homeopathy” as “placebo” is a tip off that the NHMRC is practicing pseudoscience. No comprehensive review of the literature of clinical trials of homeopathy concludes that the effects of homeopathy are solely due to the placebo effect. [I say solely because the placebo effect is indiscriminate, it logically makes no distinction between allopathy and homoeopathy, inert or potent medicine. In fact, a rather clever argument could be made postulating that the palliations and arch dramas of allopathy’s heroic “medicine” enhance the placebo effect!]
The point is, there is no scientific support for the illiterate allegation that “homeopathy is a placebo.” [If I am wrong, please feel free to correct me on this in the comment section of this blog and give us links to the double blind RCT’s published in peer reviewed journals that test the placebo effect for homeopathy] What is so ridiculous about the NHMRC complaint is that what both homeopaths and allopaths, (allopath being the name used by homeopaths for a conventional medical doctor, his government handler or anyone who subscribes to allopathic medicine) are ignoring is that beginning in the late 18th century, and traversing through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries . . to this day. . homeopathy has been used to quench epidemics, disguised as allopathy! Allopaths alone, in the use of the vaccine, have nakedly made homeopathy-in-the-crude, or more simply put, bad homoeopathy, the world’s most widespread medical application . . and as such, has saved millions of lives.
It may be bad homoeopathy, but it is still homoeopathy! In Australia, it has saved an estimated 3,000,000 children alone!
Allow me to elucidate . .
I’ve written about this repeatedly in previous blogs. And I think the cure may be starting to take. Literal and intended definitions of homoeopathy, or it’s transmogrification into homeopathy, mean the use of an artificial disease to cure a natural one.
This is a simple fact. Homoeopathy refers to a strategy of stimulating the natural endogenous process organisms electromagnetically apply to maintain homeostasis as a way to defeat disease, whatever it may be. Just as like solvents will dissolve one another, and like poles will repel one another, like diseases will cure one another.
This is no mere fancy or fiction. It is a salient fact. Such is the dictionary definition of homeotherapy, the treatment of a disease by giving a substance similar to the agent that caused the disease.
Now . . one of the last things I want to do is argue with my old friend, my best literary friend, my only concomitant friend Daniel Webster, but it bears repeating from the header, that Hahnemannian medicine would amend this definition to say that homeopatherapy, or more correctly spelled “homoeopathy” is the treatment of a disease by giving a substance that causes the same symptoms similar to those of the one to be cured . .
The misnomers do not alter my point: There is no mention of the use of diluted substances to restore homeostasis in the translated defintion of homeo- or homoeotherapy, homeo- or homoeopathy. This is a medical jinx. It is what confounds the NHMRC and their like. Homeopathy does not require dilution of pharmaceutical agents in order to achieve prophylaxis or cure. The proofs for this statement should cause a sudden abatement of breath, followed by an order to cease and desist the assault on homeopathy, homoeopathy, homoeotherapy or their respective cognates.
The operative principle of homoeopathy, call it homeostasis, like cures like, or medical similitude, is the effective principle for all epidemiology. This is a palladium that has obviously not been fully recognized by the medical recession, and has yet to come into its own, as can be currently seen in the edicts dribbling out of the Commonwealth countries, like the one we’re being urninated on now by the NHMRC. To outlaw homeopathy they would, by definition, have to outlaw conventional vaccinations. Conventional disease prophylaxis under NHMRC condemnation would have to cease, because conventional vaccination is homeopathy! !
To outlaw homeopathy as such bans a natural phenomenon, as without human intervention, one disease will push out one that is similar to it, the examples for which follow.
The prime example of natural homeopathic prophylaxis is the small pox vaccine. Smallpox by the 1970’s was entirely eradicated by injections of serum from bovine variola, putatively known as cow pox, a disease in cattle similar to human variola. When cowpox is forced on humans by knife cut or needle injection, it sports the same reaction as their own endemic disease, but milder, creating an immunity, or cure, of scourging small pox. That after 200 years of successful application the principle of homeoprophylaxis is still not recognized is shocking.
The upgrade from variolation to vaccine was winked at in the observation that milk maids, noted for their beautiful complexions, were made routinely immune to smallpox, because of their exposure to its analogue. As a result they rarely if ever contracted small pox.
It could be legally said then, that homoeopathy, as a strategy of immunization, cured the world of small pox, the first pandemic disease to be totally eradicated by persistent, organized human effort.
By the same process of homoeopathy, known from Hahnemann and others, we can also see examples of how the disease of small pox and others, such as the whooping cough, [which first brought “homeopathy” to the stern attention of the NHMRC, have homoeopathically had their own curative effects:
WHEN DISEASE MEETS DISEASE
Hahnemann The Organon,Para. 46
We could cite very many examples of homoeopathic cures brought about by natural diseases with similar symptoms. But since we require precise and indubitable data we shall confine ourselves to the small number, always true to type, arising from unvarying miasms, which give them a distinct name.
CURE BY SMALL POX
Smallpox, prominent among them and so notorious for its many violent symptoms, has removed and cured a host of ills that have similar symptoms.
How common are the ophthalmias of smallpox and how violent, even to blindness!
Through inoculation, smallpox completely and permanently cured chronic eye inflammation in a case cited by Dezoteux a and in another cited by Leroy. b
A person who was blind for two years after the suppression of a scalp eruption completely recovered his sight after smallpox, according to Klein. c
DEAFNESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH (dyspnea)
How often has smallpox not brought about deafness and dyspnea! And it removed both these chronic complaints when it reached its acme, as J. F. Closs observes. d
Swelling of the testicles, even very severe, is a frequent symptom of smallpox; and that is why it could, by similarity, cure a large, hard swelling of the left testicle caused by a trauma (Klein). e Another observer also notes that it cured a similar testicular swelling. f
Among the unpleasant complaints that occur in smallpox there is a particular dysentery like stool; and so by similarity, smallpox has cured dysentery (F. Wendt). g
COWPOX VS. SMALLPOX
It is well known that when smallpox is contracted during cowpox immediately wipes out the cowpox homoeopathically and aborts it, both because of its greater strength and because of its close similarity. On the other hand, if the cowpox is already near maturity, because
of its great similarity to the supervening smallpox, the latter is at least greatly attenuated homoeopathically, h and milder, as Mühry i and many others have stated.
In the lymph of the cowpox inoculation there is, in addition to the element that protects against smallpox, a quite different substance that causes an overall skin eruption usually of small, dry (sometimes rather large, suppurating) pimples surrounded by a red areola and often intermixed with round red spots, often itching most violently.
In many children this eruption comes out several days before appearance of the red cowpox areola, but more often it comes out several days afterward and then disappears in a couple of days, leaving behind small, hard, red spots. It is through their similarity to this secondary infectious agent that skin eruptions of children, often very old and troublesome ones, are homoeopathically cured, completely and permanently, by the cowpox vaccination as soon as it takes, something many observers have noticed. f
Cowpox, which has a characteristic swelling of the arm among its symptoms, k cured a swollen, half-paralyzed arm after breaking out. l
The fever that comes in cowpox with the appearance of the red areola has cured (homoeopathically) two cases of intermittent fever, as Hardege the Younger reports. m
This confirms J. Hunter’s remark that two fevers (similar diseases) cannot exist in the same body at the same time. n
MEASLES CURES WHOOPING COUGH
There is much similarity between the fevers and coughs of measles and those of whooping cough. In an epidemic where these two diseases raged simultaneously, Bosquillon noticed that many children who had just had measles remained free from whooping cough. o They would all have remained permanently free of whooping cough and would have been rendered immune by the measles if whooping cough were not just partly similar to measles, i.e., if it also had a similar skin eruption. That is why measles protected only a number of children from the whooping cough, and only during that epidemic.
But when measles meets a disease that is similar to it in its main symptom – the eruption – it will undeniably destroy and cure it homoeopathically.
Thus a chronic herpetic eruption was cured p ( homoeopathically) promptly, completely, and permanently by and eruption of measles, as Kortum observes. q
Hahnemann, Samuel. The Organon of Medicine 6th edition, p. 26-27, Para 46, J. P. TARCHER, INC. Los Angeles, distributed by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
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In his footnotes to cowpox attenuating smallpox in the above (h) Hahnemann states,
“This seems to be the reason for the remarkable salutary result of the widespread use of Jenner’s cowpox vaccination. The smallpox has not since then appeared among us with such widespread virulence. Forty or fifty years ago, when a city was stricken, it lost at least half, often three-quarters of its children.” ibid
INCREDIBLE . .
So within 40 years the homoeopathic application of a zoonotic disease had significantly reduced the virulence of a similar but more serious human one in the general human population, and within 175 years completely eradicated it.
Imagine for a moment a modern city today losing three quarters of its children to small pox. Imagine Australia, with a population of 20 million, of which four million are children under 15, losing three quarters of its children, three million (3,000,000) to small pox because of the failure to make homoeopathic use of cowpox, which is exactly what the smallpox vaccine does.
Vaccinations for small pox are no longer given because small pox no longer exists! It was wiped out by homoeopathy!
Imagine the survivors, some blinded, some deafened, partially paralyzed, horribly disfigured . . yet this is what the principle of homoeopathy has prevented.
When will the governing health bodies of the First World countries and their tag-alongs recognize this?
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