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Realities of practice.

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For whatever reason, a lot of people who have joined the ranks of homoeopathic practitioners over the last 25 years  (in the West especially)  have a strange view and understanding of homoeopathy. I read a lot of case reports detaining the ‘cure’ of individuals who have received some weird medicine and whom had been prescribed for on symptoms related to their “inner state or delusional view of life” or “their relationship to the universe” after several hours of interviewing.

Over the years, it has been a source of amusement and annoyance that these people exude an inner smugness and a condescending attitude towards the rest of us, and who themselves truly believe they are the real deal and have insight into healing. They talk of “healing” and give quasi spiritual psychological explanations for a patients state of being, and onlyconsult maybe 3 or 4 times a month. They will attend conferences and seminars having paid lots of money and listen to gurus telling their wonderful stories, and during the breaks these people discuss their own wonderful cures with people who are waiting their turn to tell of their own wonderful tales of cures.

The works in writing of Samuel Hahnemann and colleagues of his era are available for free on Google Books. Therein lies the recorded genesis and struggle and definitions and methodology for homoeopathic treatment. Therein lies how it has to be done, and how it will work consistently and repeatably IF the principles are applied.

Homoeopathy is a medical specialty within the framework of the field of medicine. It is NOT the complete answer for medical treatment. Osteopathy, surgery and physical/mental/emotional nursing healthcare coming to mind. It will not help someone who is dependent on drugs which have altered the body chemistry or killed functionality of an organ or gland. It will not act where in most cases, a natural immune response is lacking or not functioning due to external influences or an immune disorder.

It is however, the better course of treatment where a curative response CAN be elicited. It is the better course of treatment for general therapeutic treatment in primary and ongoing health care.  However, and this is the reality, it is only as good as the therapist prescribing for the problem. It is only good if a standardised methodology is employed based on Hahnemannian directives.

I realise that many people who are reading this will look back on their training and scoff… They ‘know’ it takes hours of painstaking casetaking to reach the real seat of the problem, the delusion or sensation that is the trigger to ALL their ailments. Well your argument is with Hahnemann and ultimately your conscience as the reality bites you.

Sorry to be a killjoy. Disease as individually expressed by a patient in their observable symptoms, are the key to prescribing. The rest is pure speculation. See Organon 5th and 6th editions paras 1-10 and 152-158.

I believe, no, I know, a properly trained homoeopathic physician could run a general practitioners office efficiently and successfully for exactly the SAME daily visits from patients as an allopathic physician has.

In the same knowledge, I also know, 99% of homoeopaths in the West could not do it. There is not the training. There is not the comprehension, there is not the ability to case take and prescribe quickly and efficiently, and there is not the understanding of how to manage cases and when to hand over care to another branch of the medical system for a short while.

I have had this conversation many times with practitioners. They all complain about the therapy of homoeopathy not being accepted or utilised properly within the health systems, and say “we can do so much better”.  Well……. no you cant.

To clarify, the therapeutics, ie the medicines that are prepared in the manner for use within the practice of homoeopathy, are better. They are able to create an artificial disease set of symptoms within the human economy and stimulate or re direct the overpowered immune system to react in a more focused way to restore health to the individual. NO DRUG EVER CURES….. the body does.

We all have to decide through our experience and understanding (and legal liability) when to change therapies or allow the influence of another therapy be utilised for the welfare of patients. I do not mind stating some of my delineated areas of patient concern where I, through experience will not hesitate too long before administering certain anti bacterial infection medications.

One is Tetanus. I have observed the path of the disease in Asian and Middle Eastern countries, and have managed some cases homoeopathically and some, I turned over to the influence of antibacterial treatment because the infection was life threatening. Clostridium tetani acts quickly flooding the body with neurotoxins. I have come to a settled understanding in my thinking that this falls under the sphere of Hahnemanns common sense approach to “removing maintaining causes” and as such, I see the body full of an infecting poison as being a maintaining cause. I will treat along side the A/B giving the patient the appropriate medicine for the individual dis-ease that they experience.

Another one is snake bite. I will immediately give homoeopathic treatment and have the patient monitored carefully. In India, where there are a high casualty rate of 45000 deaths a year from snake bite, there is anti-venom available in most hospitals and out station clinics. The problem with Snake bite is similar to Tetanus, a maintaining and presence of poison in the system, and a short duration of excruciating pain leading to expiry.

Symptoms of neurotoxicity, ranging from ptosis, dysphagia, respiratory distress and unconsciousness are all the result of the spreading poison. In many/most  cases, mechanical help with breathing is required. A polyvant administration of anti venom is administered, which has been culled from usually 4 of the most toxic snakes poisons in India, and this dilutes and flushes out the strong poison administered from the snake bite. (ironically, it works in a homoeopathic manner) I continue individualised homoeopathic treatment when the patient exhibits prescribing symptoms, but would advice continuation of the anti venom treatment until able to breathe unventilated and the poison is flushed from the system.

To get back to “No.. you cant.” A waiting room in a G.P.s clinic will contain people with minor ailments of an acute nature, and undiagnosed ailments of a chronic nature. a homoeopath will have to be able to do the following.

Firstly, a well trained Hahnemannian homoeopath will have a working knowledge of medicines which makes them able to differentiate symptoms from each other as they observe them. They will of course have the memory aid of a repertory to look up symptoms if they need to refresh their memories or direct them to a medicine or group of medicines for consideration on a combination of symptoms not seen before. With practice, an acute disorder can be dealt with in a 10 minute framework. If you have a good student homoeopath or nurse, they could even work with the acute disorders for you, and check with you for patients whom they are unsure about.

A chronic or undiagnosed major illness, can be treated in this manner in a busy homoeopathic clinic. I can only offer my own experience and practice methodology so its just an example.

A new patient is taken into a clinic room by a homoeopathic colleague/nurse/advanced student, and case taking is started. What is the complaint? it is written down, how does it affect them? it is written down. Where does it affect them? it is written down. What else are they affected by? It is written down. Some tests are applied to the relevant area, If necessary, blood is extracted for analysis and other tests applied if required. This takes usually 20 minutes. The patient is then shown into my office along with the written details, the practitioner will quickly summarize the patients details and then sit in with us as I go through the case with the patient.. In line with Hahnemanns suggestions, I will ask further clarifying questions based on their statements to the practitioner when being examined. I will double check some reactions or observations noted on the form to be sure, and then will ask any other questions I feel necessary.This should take no more than 15-25 minutes.

I will make a prescription if and only if I am sure of one and then the patient is taken to the dispensary and given medicine and directions for taking and then a return visit booked. In this manner, it is possible for a single practitioner with 2 or 3 nurses or undergraduate student to help to see 40-100 patients a day comfortably.

A common method of patient treatment in India, in some of the free clinics, was for student homoeopaths to walk down a line of patients and take notes of the symptoms. They would then return to the beginning of the line and relate the SX to the prescriber, who would listen and then prescribe and move on.. one minute to 2 minutes per patient. In this manner, there was an ability to get the key symptoms from each patient without the prescriber having to wade through other symptoms or memory lapses and humming and hawing from the patient. When there are 2 or three hundred or more patients to treat, it is the only way.

So for those who sit down and spend up to three hours per patient examining every detail of their life, you will not be able to run a clinic. I would also suggest you will not even be able to cure the patients you have now. Cure is not a relative term. Its an observed change of symptoms expressed. If they come with Asthma do they leave free of Asthma after treatment? Or is a cure considered if they are free of a spiritual issue instead, but still have the asthma?

As a therapy, Homoeopathy is in a dangerous place. Relatively few good practitioners to practice real homoeopathic application of principles left. disease is not an easy thing to work with at the best of times. Better to work with a therapy along guidelines with a proven record of success rather than not.

The reality of Allopathy

V.A. Doctor Says She was Fired for Refusing to Prescribe Higher Doses of Narcotic Painkillers

 Thursday, February 27, 2014

A physician working at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospital in Missouri claims she was fired for refusing to prescribe higher doses of addictive painkillers to patients.

Dr. Basimah Khulusi told the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and ABC News that she lost her job at the VA hospital in Kansas City after patients complained that she would not authorize more powerful amounts of opiates.

“I had to do something about it. And I tried,” Khulusi said. “And then, you know, I was let go.”

Khulusi told CIR that the VA informed her she was being terminated so they could replace her with a new doctor who was willing to work in a VA clinic that specialized in giving pain medicine injections.

Abuse of painkillers has been a serious concern among VA patients, with prescriptions for opiates, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone and morphine, rising by 270% between 2001 and 2012, according to CIR. That has contributed to a fatal overdose rate of almost double the national average, according to an analysis that was performed by scientists who are part of the VA staff.

Opiate prescriptions at the Kansas City VA alone soared by 173% during the period in question.

Khulusi explained that the majority of her patients were addicted to the drugs, which was why she refused to up their doses.

Some veterans were taking 900 narcotic pain pills a month and 1,000 milligrams of morphine a day, which is 10 times the level she said was safe.

Some of Khulusi’s patients expressed appreciation for her efforts to wean them off of the drugs, but others threatened her, “cussing, cursing, lashing out, complaining to the administration, complaining to the [medical] board to try to take my license away from me,” she told CIR.

VA officials say they are trying to address the problem with a new program, the Opioid Safety Initiative, which is supposed to cut down the number of narcotic painkiller prescriptions.

-Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman

Medicine today.

We get asked many times to present evidence in support of the efficacy of homoeopathic Medicine.

The reality is that evidence, much better than we could furnish, has been presented for the last 150 years in bucket-loads. There are hundreds of thousands of documented cases and better than mainstream medical percentages of cure in existence.

A brief look at the history, development and aims of government controlled medicine will reveal that patient welfare is not high on the agenda. Its about control, political direction and money. Once this is understood, it will become obvious why all non mainstream therapies are being directed to being “doctors only” or within the scope of some branch of oversight by the governmental approved medical establishment for the “benefit of the public”.

While I agree that a higher standard of practitioner knowledge and competence would be beneficial in some therapies, not least homoeopathy, I cannot ever stretch to approval of a doctors only club for the practice of simply because in the countries where this is in place, in the main, the drs have not learned their subject properly and are less than useful as a collective body within their ‘speciality’. They also are subject to the rules and regulations of the main Medical authority in their respective countries, and as such can be switched off from practice when it suits the controllers. It has happened time and time again from the 1800’s.

As stated, the proof for homoeopathic value is everywhere. It has however, been sidelined by thuggery, by manipulation and by false information and invalidation given to the public. It has also been downgraded from within the therapy by some very dodgey, false and dangerous teachings by individuals who have found a way to subvert the real therapeutic aims of the speciality with an eye on personal fame and wealth. The profession is no longer attracting medically minded individuals, and is being swamped by those who desire to be amateur psychologists without doing the work or assuming responsibility for genuine homoeopathic medical knowledge. This is no different from M.Ds who have the same lack of  homoeopathic medical knowledge, but have a licence to practice a bastardized form of the therapy.

The governmental take over of all therapies is a well advanced stage and near to completion. The reasons are above, and all the non mainstream professions can do is slow it down, and return to the PROPER application of their respective therapies. The proof of efficacy is already out there. It is being ignored on purpose.

Why homoeopaths need to investigate the drugs a patient is on before prescribing.

6 Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Were Buried So Big Pharma Could Make Money

New meds are rushed to the market so industry can start making money even before safety has been determined.
Editor’s note: The following article is a follow up to a previous AlterNet piece about drugs whose dangerous side-effects emerged only after the pharmaceutical industry’s patents ran out. Read part 1 here.

When a prescription drug causes risky side effects, the word often doesn’t get out for years, allowing Big Pharma to make money anyway.

The FDA and Big Pharma contend that dangerous side-effects in a prescription drug only emerge when it is used by millions instead of the relatively small group of people in clinical trials. But there is another reason the public ends up guinea pigs. Prescription drugs are rushed to market in as little as six months so industry can start making money while safety is still being determined. Both Merck’s risk-laden bone drug Fosamax and painkiller Vioxx were on the market after a six-month review. In the case of Vioxx, it was because “the drug potentially provided a significant therapeutic advantage over existing approved drugs,” the FDA said.

Thanks for that. And five drugs (Trovan, Rezulin, Posicor, Duract and Meridia) rushed through in 1997 because of Pharma and congressional pressure on the FDA, says Public Citizen, were subsequently withdrawn.

Here are some drugs whose risks did not did not keep them from getting their “patent’s worth.”

1. Singulair

You’d think Merck would have learned from Vioxxand Fosamax that aggressive marketing can only hide emerging risks for so long. It didn’t. To sell its asthma and allergy drug Singulair to children, the drug giant partnered with Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Peter Vanderkaay and Scholastic and the American Academy of Pediatrics even as the FDA warned about “neuropsychiatric events” including agitation, aggression, nightmares, depression, insomnia and suicidal thinking.

While Merck marketed Singulair, which comes in a cherry-flavored chewable formulation, to parents with slogans like “Singulair is made with kids in mind,” Fox TV and over 200 parents on the website askapatient reported that children on Singulair exhibited altered moods, depression and ADHD, hyperkinesis and suicidal symptoms. Fifteen-year-old Cody Miller of Queensbury, NY reportedly took his own life days after taking the drug in 2008. Still, Singulair made $5 billion for the company in 2010. After its patent expired in 2012, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, the FDA’s counterpart, reported 58 cases of adverse psychiatric events in children and teenagers, primarily suicidal thinking. Who knew?

2. Zyprexa

How do you sell a drug that causes 30 percent of users to gain 22 pounds and some to gain as much as 100 pounds? By burying the risks. The antipsychotic Zyprexa was supposed to be Eli Lilly’s followup to its blockbuster antidepressant Prozac even though  Lilly knew as early as 1995, according to the New York Times, that Zyprexa was linked to unmanageable weight gain or diabetes. Zyprexa’s side effects of “weight gain and possible hyperglycemia is a major threat to the long-term success of this critically important molecule,” wrote Lilly’s Alan Breier, who later became chief medical officer, in documents obtained by the Times.

Even as Lilly settled charges that it withheld the drug’s link to high blood sugar levels and diabetes and illegally marketed the drug for dementia, Zyprexa made $5 billion in 2010 and out-earned Prozac. Who says crime doesn’t pay? Zyprexa was especially marketed to the poor and became one of the nation’s top Medicaid drugs extracting at least $1.3 billion of our tax dollars in 2005 alone. In 2008, Lilly settled an Alaskan suit to cover the cost of Medicaid patients who developed diabetes on Zyprexa. Unbelievably, Lilly offered a “free service” to “help” states buy mental illness drugs like Zyprexa as a fox guards the henhouse and 20 states took the bait. Zyprexa’s patent ran out in 2012.

3. Seroquel

Like Zyprexa, the antipsychotic Seroquel, made by the UK firm AstraZeneca, became a best-selling medication in the US, earning over $5 billion in 2010, despite frequently reported risks. It was so heavily marketed to poor children that in 2007, Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice’s bought twice as much Seroquel as Advil. Seroquel’s high use in the military for the unapproved uses of sleep and PTSD was also disturbing: reports of veterans’ sudden deaths on the drug, thought to be cardiac-related, surfaced even as use of Seroquel soared 700 percent in the Department of Defense. In 2009, it was the number-two drug at the VA, accounting for $125.4 million in tax dollars.

Months after Seroquel’s 1997 approval, an article in the South Dakota Journal of Medicine raised questions about the drug’s unsafe interaction with 11 other drugs. Within three years, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic were questioning Seroquel’s effect on the heart’s electrical activity. But even as the families of deceased veterans testified at FDA hearings in 2009 and demanded answers from officials and lawmakers, the FDA maintained Seroquel’s safety. Then in 2011, with little fanfare, the FDA issued new warnings that corroborated the swirling suspicions: both Seroquel and its extended release version “should be avoided” in combination with at least 12 other medicines, said the FDA. The drug should also be avoided in the elderly and people with heart disease because of clear cardiac risks. Oops. Seroquel’s patent ran out the following year.

4. Levaquin

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are among the biggest-selling drug classes. Many people remember the fluoroquinolone Cipro (given for 9/11-era anthrax attacks) but Pharma hopes we don’t remember the fluoroquinolones Trovan, which was withdrawn for causing liver damage, and Raxar, which was withdrawn for causing cardiac events and sudden death. Johnson & Johnson’s fluoroquinolone Levaquin was the US’ best-selling antibiotic in 2010 with sales over a $1 billion a year but is now the subject of thousands of lawsuits.

In 2012, a year after Levaquin’s patent expired, a cascade of side effects began to emerge with Levaquin and the whole class of fluoroquinolones that casts doubt about their safety. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that of 4,384 patients diagnosed with retinal detachment, 445 (10 percent) were exposed to a fluoroquinolone in the year before diagnosis. The New England Journal of Medicine reported the same year that Levaquin was linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular death, especially sudden death from heart rhythm disturbances.

While the FDA warned of tendon ruptures on fluoroquinolones, especially Achilles’ tendons in 2008, and added a black box warning on the label, it had a serious new warning two years after Levaquin went off patent. In 2013, the FDA warned about the “the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy” in fluoroquinolones, a type of nerve damage in which sensory pathways are impaired. Peripheral neuropathy caused by fluoroquinolones like Levaquin can “occur soon after these drugs are taken and may be permanent,” warned the FDA. Fluoroquinolones are also linked to Clostridium difficile, also called C. Diff, a serious and potentially deadly intestinal microbe.

5. Topamax

Before its patent expired in 2009, the seizure drug Topamax made Johnson & Johnson a billion a year and it still made $538 million a year after its patent expiration. Topamax was such a favorite for pain conditions in the military it was given the nickname “Stupamax” for the way it slowed reaction times and impaired motor skills, attention and memory, according to Army Times. Not too great for combat.

A year before Topamax went off patent, the FDA warned that it and other seizure drugs are correlated with suicide and asked their manufacturers to add label warnings. Four patients on the drugs killed themselves versus none on placebo reported the FDA after reviewing clinical trials. Then, in 2011, the FDA announced that Topamax can cause the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate in babies of mothers who take the drug. “Before starting topiramate, pregnant women and women of childbearing potential should discuss other treatment options with their healthcare professional,” the FDA warned, though the risks did not stop the FDA from approving a new diet drug containing Topamax’ generic drug in 2012.

6. Oxycontin

Purdue Pharma’s Oxycontin is the granddaddy of drugs that make money despite lethal side-effects. Along with other prescription opioids, it accounted for an astounding 17,000 deaths last year—four times that in 2003. “The increase [in use] has been fueled in part by doctors and pain advocacy organizations that receive money from drug companies and make misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of opioids, including that addiction is rare,” reported the Journal Sentinel.The American Geriatrics Society used Pharma-linked experts to rewrite clinical guidelines in 2009, says the Journal Sentinel, which specified opioids for all patients with moderate to severe pain as opposed to Aleve or AdvilKa-ching.

Oxycontin, because it is a long-acting formulation, was supposed to reduce toxicities and addictiveness—at least until its crush, snort and shoot potential made it more popular than cocaine on the street. (All the pill’s 80mg could be taken at once.) In 2010, responding to the addictions, overdoses, deaths and diversions associated with the drug, Purdue rolled out a tamper-resistant Oxycontin and began to push for state and federal laws requiring opioids to be tamper-resistant in 2012. Purdue said public health was its main concern but many are asking why that concern only surfaced as Oxycontin’s patent was expiring. Its patent expired in 2013.

Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter and the author of Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health (Random House).

America’s Number One Prescription Sleep Aid Could Trigger ‘Zombies,’ Murder and Other Disturbing Behavior

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January 15, 2014  |

This article  first appeared in The Fix, which features coverage on addiction and recovery, straight up. 

On March 29, 2009, Robert Stewart, 45,  stormed into the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina and opened fire, killing eight people and wounding two. Stewart’s apparent target was his estranged wife, who worked as a nurse in the home. She hid in a bathroom and was unharmed. Stewart was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder; if convicted, he could face the death penalty. Even though there was evidence that Stewart’s actions were premeditated (he allegedly had a target), Stewart’s defense team successfully argued that since he was under the influence of Ambien, a sleep aid, at the time of the shooting, he was not in control of his actions. Instead of the charges sought by the prosecutors, Stewart was  convicted on eight counts of second-degree murder. He received 142 – 179 years in prison.

Ambien, a member of the class of medications known as hypnotics, was approved by the FDA in 1992. It was designed for short term use to combat insomnia and was a welcome change from the prevailing sleep aid at the time, Halcion, which had been  implicated in psychosis, suicide, and addiction and had been banned in half a dozen countries. Ambien works by activating the neurotransmitter  GABA and binding it to the GABA receptors in the same  location as the benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium. The extra GABA activity triggered by the drug inhibits the neuron activity that is associated with insomnia. In other words, it slows down the brain. Ambien is extremely effective at initiating sleep, usually working within 20 minutes. It does not, however, have an effect on sustaining sleep unless it is taken in the controlled release form.

Although the Ambien prescribing information warned, in small print, that medications in the hypnotic class had occasional side effects including sleep walking, “abnormal thinking,” and “strange behavior,” these behaviors were listed as extremely rare, and any anecdotal evidence of “sleep driving,” “sleep eating,” or “sleep shopping”—all behaviors now associated with Ambien blackouts—were characterized as unusual quirks, or attributed to mixing the medication with alcohol. It wasn’t until Patrick Kennedy’s 2006 middle-of-the-night car accident and subsequent explanation to arriving officers that he was running late for a vote that the bizarre side effects of Ambien began to receive national attention. Kennedy claimed that he had taken the sleep aid and had no recollection of the events that night. After its approval, Ambien quickly  rose to dominance in the sleep aid market. Travelers swore by it to combat jet lag, and women, who suffer more insomnia than men, bought it in droves. Sanofi, Ambien’s French manufacturer, made $2 billion in sales at its peak. In 2007 the generic version of Ambien was released, Zolpidem, and at less than $2 per pill, it still remains one of the most prescribed drugs in America, outselling popular painkillers like Percocet and prescription strength ibuprofen.

Shortly after the Kennedy incident, Ambien users sued Sanofi because of bizarre sleep-eating behaviors while on the drugs. According to Chana Lask, attorney for the class action suit, people were eating things like buttered cigarettes and eggs, complete with the shells, while under the influence of Ambien. Lask called people in this state “Ambien zombies.” As a result of the lawsuit, and of increasing reports coming in about “sleep driving,” the FDA ordered all hypnotics to issue stronger warnings on their labels.

In addition to giving consumers extra information so they could take the medication more carefully, the warning labels also gave legitimacy to the Ambien (or Zombie) defense. In March of 2011, Lindsey Schweigert took one Ambien before getting into bed at 6pm. Hours later, she woke up in custody with no idea how she’d gotten there. In the following weeks, Schweigert pieced together the events of that night. She’d gotten out of bed, drawn a bath, and left the house with her dog. She started driving to a local restaurant but crashed into another car soon after leaving her house. Police described her as swaying and glassy-eyed. She failed a sobriety test and was charged with DWI and running a stoplight.

A lesson for us all.

Recently, I was made aware that the Spanish Homeopathic Doctors are pushing for the sole right to practice the medical speciality, taking it to government levels no less, to restrict or ban anyone that does not hold a medical license.

I was asked my opinion regarding this move, and spent some time thinking on the matter.

Firstly, The medical speciality of Homoeopathy is in poor shape. The intrusion of various non homeopathic approaches, such as the sensation method, polarities, periodic tables, remedy families etc, have diluted the training and ability for a person to become a Hahnemannian practitioner. I use the term Hahnemannian simply to define the practice as being the SOLE definition of how the modality should be practiced.

The reality being what it is, and with the addition of non homoeopathic practices having influenced the knowledge of both medical and non medical practitioners, there is very little difference between the two camps. In my experience, Western Medical doctors are well trained in allopathy, and have have little or NO training in homoeopathy. What they know is self taught or by attending a few lectures to receive a “qualification” in the therapy. The leaning is always towards allopathy.

Non medical homoeopaths in this day and age are in the main, not taught real homoeopathy either. I have unsubscribed from all journals and groups because I can no longer stomach the literary meanderings of confusion and falsehoods that are presented as homoeopathic practice. There are few people to recommend in this day and age as a genuine practitioner of the medical speciality. In accusing me of being old fashioned or clinging to the origins and methodology and “not progressing with the times and advancements”, I would point out that there have been no advancements in deviating from the core principles of the practice, and more to the point, most student have NEVER been taught them, to have a basis in knowledge.

So, to let the medical profession have control of the homoeopathic specialty? It wont make a difference really. It will come under governmental control, it will eventually be sidestepped and then removed a lot quicker than if they had to fight a larger group. My experience with the medical profession is that less than 5% who practice homoeopathy attempt to do so with knowledge and with some understanding.

Its not good enough.

The medical profession want this for control and for financial reasons. They will tell you that its for “patient safety from untrained people”. In reality, MOST medical doctors who practice homoeopathy only prescribe in conjunction with allopathic treatments, and have less than NO IDEA what they are doing homoeopathically. For the few medical doctors who practice homoeopathy exclusively and try hard to do it right, I think you should be aware that taking control will actually destroy what you have now and dilute your status and power in a very short time. The people who will run your organisations will not be homoeopaths by nature, they will be politicians and they will SELL YOU OUT as history shows every time.

Homoeopathy the therapy, is in a catastrophic state in the 21st century. Success can only be had by a return to the standards of practice and by good solid training in the methodology of Hahnemann to emulate his success for the patient.

I personally would resist the medical authorities being in control of ANYTHING on principle. Its bad for me, bad for our children and bad for humanity. In the end it will not matter. Our choices will only expose whom we are on the inside, and not change the outcome that is being sought. Homoeopaths destroy the therapy from the inside out, and the medical fraternity destroy from the outside in.

Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

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Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™.  She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines.  Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia.  Her speech, which was originally intended to promote the benefits of the vaccines, took a 180-degree turn when she chose instead to clean her conscience about the deadly vaccines so she “could sleep at night”.  The following is an excerpt from a story by Sarah Cain:

“Dr. Harper explained in her presentation that the cervical cancer risk in the U.S. is already extremely low, and that vaccinations are unlikely to have any effect upon the rate of cervical cancer in the United States.  In fact, 70% of all HPV infections resolve themselves without treatment in a year, and the number rises to well over 90% in two years.  Harper also mentioned the safety angle.  All trials of the vaccines were done on children aged 15 and above, despite them currently being marketed for 9-year-olds.  So far, 15,037 girls have reported adverse side effects from Gardasil™ alone to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and this number only reflects parents who underwent the hurdles required for reporting adverse reactions.  At the time of writing, 44 girls are officially known to have died from these vaccines.  The reported side effects include Guillian Barré Syndrome (paralysis lasting for years, or permanently — sometimes eventually causing suffocation), lupus, seizures, blood clots, and brain inflammation.  Parents are usually not made aware of these risks.  Dr. Harper, the vaccine developer, claimed that she was speaking out, so that she might finally be able to sleep at night.  ’About eight in every ten women who have been sexually active will have HPV at some stage of their life,’ Harper says.  ’Normally there are no symptoms, and in 98 per cent of cases it clears itself.  But in those cases where it doesn’t, and isn’t treated, it can lead to pre-cancerous cells which may develop into cervical cancer.’” 

Although these two vaccines are marketed as protection against cervical cancer, this claim is purely hypothetical.  Studies have proven “there is no demonstrated relationship between the condition being vaccinated for and the rare cancers that the vaccine might prevent, but it is marketed to do that nonetheless.  In fact, there is no actual evidence that the vaccine can prevent any cancer.  From the manufacturers own admissions, the vaccine only works on 4 strains out of 40 for a specific venereal disease that dies on its own in a relatively short period, so the chance of it actually helping an individual is about about the same as the chance of her being struck by a meteorite.”

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Five Month-Old Baby Dies Just Days After 8 Vaccinations – Parents Are Charged With Her Murder

Aug 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Christina England, Top Stories

"Baby A" died shortly after being given multiple vaccines. Her parents are now being charged with murder.

“Baby A” died shortly after being given multiple vaccines. Her parents are now being charged with her murder.

Parents in South Africa are facing life in prison for the murder of their baby girl who died just days after receiving routine vaccinations. Baby A had received all her vaccinations on time. On September 25, 2012, when she was aged just five months, her parents took her to their local clinic, where she received a total of eight vaccinations before being sent home.

Baby A’s mother told VacTruth that the vaccinations were administered extremely harshly, with the nurse appearing to stab their daughter viciously with a variety of needles. Baby A received eight vaccines in total, the five-in-one vaccine Pentaxim said to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) and polio; the hepatitis B vaccine; the rotavirus vaccine; and a vaccine said to protect babies against pneumocococcal and non-typeable haemophilus influenzae disease, Prenevar/Prenvar.

Her mother explained that after her ordeal, Baby A was irritable, upset and had difficulty in settling. That the following day, she was unable to move her legs, which remained hard and swollen around the injection site for several days.

Amazingly, this was not the first time that Baby A had suffered from this side effect. Her mother told VacTruth that her legs had become swollen after vaccinations before, when they had remained swollen for several weeks. When Baby A’s parents asked the nurses at the clinic why their daughter’s legs were swollen, they were told that it may have been due to the technique that was used at the time of vaccination.

The nurses recorded this reaction on Baby A’s vaccination card and told Baby A’s mother to use a warm face towel and massage her legs. When Baby A suffered the same side effect after vaccinations given on September 25, 2012, Mrs. A immediately used a warm face towel to soothe her daughter’s legs and lessen the swelling.

So, why weren’t the healthcare providers concerned about this reaction?

 

“She Turned Blue and We Tried to Give Her CPR”

On October 9, 2012, Baby A appeared to be her normal self, playing, kicking and smiling; however, the next day things were very different. Mrs. A explains:

“Baby A woke up and appeared to be crabby and running a high fever. She was only was happy if we were holding her and carrying her. That day, I gave her Panado and was dabbing her with a cool face towel to bring the fever down. At about 15:30 or so I had just finished feeding her and gave her to my husband to burp and as he was burping he heard her gasp for like a breath of air and when I looked at her she had collapsed on his shoulder and wasn’t breathing. She turned blue and we tried to give her CPR but as we were doing that she was throwing up and still was not breathing.

We decided to rush her to the nearest hospital but we were unfortunate as there was traffic at the time and only got there at about 16:00. I could be off a few minutes, we took her into the trauma unit and they took her from us and told us to wait in a separate room. They managed to resuscitate her and put her in the NICU, they then took her to get a CT scan and then said they needed to take x-rays as well.”

After what seemed like forever, the doctor appeared and informed the anxious parents that their daughter had blood on her brain and appeared to have been shaken. He said that the little girl had multiple fractures of the long bones.

When Mr. and Mrs. A asked the doctor what had happened to their daughter, the doctor was abrupt, saying, “I don’t know, I wasn’t there, why don’t you tell me?”

Mrs A. told VacTruth that she felt that his comment was uncalled for and insulting and that she could not understand what he was implying. She said:

“We were so upset, how could he say that? What was he implying? That was our baby there and we didn’t know what had happened.”

She told me that she had turned to the doctor treating Baby A and said to him:

“You are the doctor, you are supposed to help us. All of a sudden everything we had got taken away, our life, our 24 hours a day, we have nothing left to do now but wait for some sort of answer as to why our baby is lying there. I don’t know what this shaken baby syndrome is, no one shook our baby. We were there, that’s not an answer, we need an answer.”

“We Decided to Switch Off the Ventilator”

"Baby A" before being vaccinated.

“Baby A” before being vaccinated.

Sadly, Baby A’s parents never got an answer and three days later, they noticed that their daughter’s hands, feet, head and eyes appeared swollen. Worried, they asked the nurses what was wrong and they were informed that the swelling was due to the lack of oxygen reaching the brain.

Mrs. A said that around this time that the pediatrician requested a biopsy to test the collagen for brittle bone disease. The results of this test are not known because Baby A’s medical records have since gone missing.

The next day the doctor suggested to Baby A’s parents that it might be time to switch off the ventilator. He explained that Baby A was not going to wake up and asked her parents whether they would consider organ donation, which the devastated couple refused on religious grounds.

On the fifth day, the swelling had became much worse and six days after Baby A’s admission into the hospital, hospital staff could no longer open the little girl’s eyes. It was at this stage that Baby A’s parents decided that their precious daughter had suffered enough. Mrs. A explained:

“We decided to switch off the ventilator and let our baby rest in peace, we had a meeting with the nurses and doctors and told them that we would switch off at 7am the following day and the nurses said that there would have to be an autopsy and the pediatrician then said, no, that was not necessary, and the nurses insisted.

Day 7 came [on] October 17, 2012 and as soon as we got there, they took Baby A out of her bed and told us to sit, put her in our arms and switched off the ventilator. They didn’t even give us five minutes alone with her to say goodbye to her.

We then sat alone with her after she had passed on and waited in the waiting area for them to release her body. We waited between two and three hours and they told us they were waiting for the police to come and pick up the body to take it to the morgue to do the autopsy.

Doctors are Blaming Parents for Vaccine Injuries

"Baby A's" vaccine records.

“Baby A’s” vaccine records.

This is yet another tragic case in which parents have been accused of shaking their baby, after a possible vaccine injury has occurred. Baby A’s vaccination card showed that at the tender age of five months she had received a total of 21 routine vaccinations. This is a vast number of vaccinations and it is becoming evident that many babies of this age cannot tolerate an onslaught of toxins, chemicals and poisons of this magnitude.

It is important to recognize that some parents do physically abuse their children and while I appreciate that this is not acceptable, doctors must appreciate that not every injury is the result of child abuse.

Over recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of parents being accused of shaken baby syndrome after a possible vaccine injury has occurred. In 1998, Dr. Viera Scheibner called this rise an “epidemic.” In a paper published by Nexus, she wrote:

“Some time ago I started getting requests from lawyers or the accused parents themselves for expert reports. A close study of the history of these cases revealed something distinctly sinister: in every single case, the symptoms appeared shortly after the baby’s vaccinations.” [1]

I would go one step further than Dr. Scheibner and say that this epidemic has now become a “pandemic of shaken baby syndrome.”

Baby A’s vaccine card states that on the September 25 she received the Prevanar vaccine, a vaccine that has been known to cause severe adverse reactions, including convulsions, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, hands and feet and death. [2]

Could it be possible that the swelling of Baby A’s hands, feet, head and eyes was in fact evidence that she was suffering from an adverse reaction from the vaccine?

More Infant Deaths from this Dangerous Vaccine

Many may argue that this swelling happened two weeks after the vaccine was administered, but I would counter argue, stating that there is no set time frame for an adverse reaction to occur. Remember, Baby A’s legs had swollen up shortly after she received the vaccine and had remained swollen for some weeks.

According to Reuters, in 2009 the Dutch authorities banned the vaccine Prevenar after three infants died within two weeks of receiving the vaccine. This was the same time frame that occurred between the administration of the vaccine and Baby A’s death.

A spokeswomen for the Dutch health institute RIVM stated:

“On average, about five to ten deaths are reported annually after babies get vaccines. We now have three cases in a short period; that is unusual, and the reason for suspending the batch.” [3]

The deaths in Holland are not the only deaths that have been reported.

In 2000, Michael Horwin, MA, reported that while conducting the clinical trials for Prevenar, twelve children had died.

In Part 3 of his paper entitled Prevnar A Critical Review of a New Childhood Vaccine, Horwin wrote:

“Furthermore, the insert tells us that, “Twelve deaths (5 SIDS and 7 with clear alternative cause) occurred among subjects receiving Prevnar.” This number was less than the ’21 deaths (8 SIDS, 12 with clear alternative cause and one SIDS-like death in an older child)’ that occurred in the control group. However, both groups (Prevnar and control) received some form of experimental vaccine. Therefore, all we know is that 33 children are dead and at least 13 died of SIDS. [4] (emphasis added)

This paperwork also revealed that several doctors involved in the clinical trials were reported to have had conflicts of interest. If this is true, then the efficacy of this vaccine was questionable before it was ever approved and this was borne out by the website ‘Flu Prevention and Treatments – Naturally’ who stated that during a search of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a total of 28,317 adverse reactions had been reported since the vaccine had been approved in 2000 which included:

  • 558 deaths
  • 555 life threatening conditions
  • 238 permanent disabilities
  • 2,584 hospitalizations
  • 101 prolonged hospitalizations
  • 8,166 emergency room cases
  • 16,155 “not serious” [5]

Conclusion

As with so many of these cases, Baby A did not just receive just one vaccine, so it is therefore difficult to pinpoint exactly which vaccine, if any, may have led to her death. However, it is vital that the doctors involved in this case as with all cases, consider the vaccines as a possible contributory factor.

Sadly, these parents have been accused and charged with the murder of their daughter without any substantial evidence of foul play. There appears to be no evidence of external head injuries or bruising to the upper body to indicate that Baby A had been shaken.

I believe that if this child had been shaken there would have been evidence of either back or neck injuries because a baby of five months does not have full head control.

All vaccines and drugs carry a risk of adverse reactions and after receiving 21 vaccines it is highly possible that Baby A died of toxic poisoning. If so, her death was caused not by her parents but by the huge number of vaccines sanctioned by the government and the fact that the hospital failed to recognize the possibility that this little girl may have been suffering an adverse reaction to vaccination.

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