Hayfever and Homeopathy

Check out my new article on helping Hayfever with Homeopathy. Homeopathy has a good track record with various clinical trials showing symptoms improving after correct Homeopathic prescriptions. 

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A Nobel Laureate who discovered the link between HIV and AIDS has suggested there could be a firm scientific foundation for Homeopathy.

Luc Montagnier, a French virologist presented a new method of detecting viral infections at a recent international conference. He told the conference that solutions containing the DNA of pathogenic bacteria and viruses “could emit low frequency radio waves” that induced surrounding water molecules to become arranged into “nanostructures”. These water molecules could also emit radio waves.

He suggested that this probably occured due to WATER MEMORY. Solutions massively diluted to the point where DNA has effectively vanished still emitted radio waves.

Homeopaths believe that in the process of making a Homeopathic medicine a “water memory” occurs. Skeptics and many others currently attack Homeopathy as being unscientific. These findings by Montagnier and other people who work in this field show that Homeopath’s were possibly right all along!

Luc Montagnier was awarded the Nobel prize in 2008 for his research carried out in the 1980’s that confirmed the link between HIV and AIDS. The breakthrough opened the way to new treatments that have extended the lives of millions of people.

Homeopathy has been threatened in the past year in the UK by skeptics and others. The UK Government set up a committee to decide the future of Homeopathy in the NHS (National Health Service) system. This week the Government response to the UK’s Science and Technology Committee report ‘Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy’ was released

The good news is that Homeopathy will continue to receive government funding and availability in the UK via the NHS system.

A Victory for Homeopathy!

Influenza Vaccine Safety

Due to the recent events concerning the influenza vaccine many parents are questioning vaccinations. Australian Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jim Bishop has called for a temporary nationwide ban on the flu shots for children under five years of age.

Up to date information can be found via the Australian Vaccination Network website. Click here for more information.

Gardasil Vaccine

I recently came across this info on Gardasil and its side effects. Please read and do your research before you decide to take Gardasil or give it to your daughter. Vaccinations cause side effects in some individuals so you must always make an informed choice.

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Last week I attended a seminar by Dr Luc de Schepper from America on the Homeopathic Treatment of Autism. The seminar ran over three days and it was Dr Luc’s third visit to Australia to teach his “Advanced Studies” course to qualified Classical Homeopaths.

In Dr Luc’s opinion there is no one cause of Autism but a range of factors that can predispose a child. One factor is genetics. Homeopathy has been teaching since its beginnings (early 1800’s) about genetics and the role it has to play in diseases - however we use the word Miasm instead. A child will inherit miasm’s from both sides of the family. Certain events can trigger a particular miasm and one of these we believe may be vaccination. A child will only be affected by vaccination however if the ‘terrain’ was susceptible. Other triggers can be shock, grief and puberty and so on. Therefore Homeopaths know that for each disease that occurs in the world - there will be more than one trigger.  A Homeopaths job is to treat miasm’s to reduce the tendency to chronic disease.

Over the three days we learned about the many facets of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and their treatment. Treatment takes time and the cooperation of the parents. Too many drugs, harsh diets and large regimes of supplements can be a hindrance to treatment and in cases reverse good results already obtained.

Treatment with Homeopathy is individualised. There is no magic remedy that treats all cases of Autism - each child must be treated according to their own unique physical, mental and emotional characteristics. 

Once again I came away from Dr Luc’s seminar exhilarated at more fresh knowledge gained and the joy of knowing that Homeopathy is effective in treating children who suffer from Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Dr Luc has treated over 600 Autistic children in the past two years and his results bare witness to this fact!

Facts about Homeopathy

Facts about Homeopathy - Global

  • As part of its global strategy ‘Health for All’ in the 21st Century, WHO (World Health Organization) has supported the integration of conventional and alternative medicines to improve the quality of health care.
  • Some famous patrons of Homeopathy include Mahatma Gandhi, Tony Blair, Pope Pius X, Paul McCartney, Richard Branson, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Pamela Anderson, The Chili Peppers and Tina Turner to name a few.
  • According to WHO, Homeopathy is the 2nd largest system of medicine with a growth rate of 20-25% every year. The growing popularity of Homeopathy and its legal acceptance has been seen in 66 countries.
  • The British Royal Family has been under homeopathic care since 1980. The Queen carries her ‘black box’ of homeopathic remedies on her travels.
  • 15% of the British population trusts homeopathy and consults homeopathic physicians.
  • France is the largest Homeopathy market in the world (over 300 million euros) followed by Germany (200 million euros).
  • Homeopathy is the leading alternative medicine in the US.
  • Over 40% of British physicians refer patients to homeopaths, and almost 50% of Dutch physicians consider homeopathic remedies to be effective.
  • Homeopathy has made major advances in regions like the Mediterranean basin, South America, Eastern Europe, and India.
  • In Pakistan, almost half of the 10,000 doctors registered prescribe Homeopathy on a regular basis.

Facts about Homeopathy in Australia

  • Australia has a long history in Homeoopathy with the first hospitals opening in Sydney in 1858, Adelaide in 1879, Melbourne in 1895 and Tasmania in 1899.
  • To read more about the Homeopathic history in Australia click here.
  • Homeopaths were the first of the complementary medicine professions to develop government-endorsed National Competency Standards (NCS) for the education of homeopaths in Australia.
  • AROH the Australian Register of Homeopaths was set up in 1999 to accredit Australian Homeoapathic Courses and register qualified Homeopaths for practice.
  • There are Australian associations of Homeopaths. One of those is the Australian Homeopathic Association which publishes the peer reviewed journal Similia which has world wide readership.

Facts about Homeopathy in India

  • Homeopathy came to India courtesy Maharajah Ranjit Singh of Punjab.
  • Homeopathy constitutes approximately 14% of the total alternative market with an annual growth rate of 20-25% as compared to pharma, which has a 10% growth rate.
  • The Homeopathy market in India is worth Rs. 12.5 billion.
  • In Mumbai, 52% of the population uses Allopathy, 39% of the population uses Homeopathy, and 9% of the population uses other medicines such as Ayurvedic or Unani medicines.
  • The Government of India developed the homeopathic system of medicine by setting up a homeopathic enquiry committee way back in 1948, and today it is accepted as one of the National Systems of Medicine.
  • There are over 3,00,000 qualified homeopath practitioners, 7,500 government clinics, 307 hospitals, and 180 Teaching Institutes affiliated to Universities existing in India specific to Homeopathy.
  • A current survey in 7 Indian cities revealed that 48% people trust Homeopathy as the preferred option of treatment

Homeopathic Radio

Melissa Burch, President of Inner Health, Inc., is a Classical Homeopath & Natural Health Practitioner. She has practices in the greater Boston area and in New York City, is certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification, and is a member of the National Center for Homeopathy.

Ms. Burch worked with Dr. Nandita Shah at Quiet Healing Center in South India. She wrote and published “Dr. Rajan Sankaran’s Correspondence Course.” She co-founded Homeopathy in the City, a homeopathic clinic in the St. Mark’s Women Shelter in Brooklyn, New York

Each month Melissa talks about a topic on her radio show. Topics are many  including influenza, infertility and autism.

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Eczema is the bane of many a persons life! The first road to recovery is to identify any irritants or allergens that may be causing or aggravating the problem. Functional pathology tests may indicate food sensitivities for example and a restricted diet may be needed for some time. Common foods which may aggravate skin problems include cows dairy products, wheat, gluten, eggs, citrus and additives.

You may need to change cleaning products and most alternatives can be found in the local supermarket. Choose natural creams to apply to the skin such as Calendula cream or ointment for healing and Urtica cream for itching. There are many topical options in health food stores and it takes trial and error to find the cream that works for you or your child. Emulsifying ointment should be used to wash with instead of soap. Putting oats in muslin or an old nylon stocking and putting it under the running tap in the bath can relieve itching. It is important to allow sweating in order to release toxins from the body. Cotton should be worn as often as possible as synthetic material can aggravate eczema.

A good wholefood diet with plenty of Essential Fatty Acids are needed for healthy skin function. Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids in particular are needed as they affect prostaglandins thus reducing inflammation. A good example of Omega 3 is Fish oils. For vegetarians Flaxseed oil is a good alternative. Other nutrients which are needed to help eczema are Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Zinc.

When a person has a skin problem its always wise to look at the digestion. Many times eczema has been cured by aiding the digestion with Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes.

To see effective change one must be on a diet change and supplements for at least 3 - 6 months. Generally Homeopathy needs around the same amount of time, although cure can occur much quicker in some individuals.

It is important to let the body sweat to eliminate toxins and cotton should be worn as often as possible. Stress can trigger inflammation so self help measures should be taken such as meditation if it is a cause. Use emulsifying ointment from the Chemist in the bath rather than soap which dries out the skin.

Click here to read more about the Homeopathic treatment of Eczema.

The British Homeopathic Association have a great website with many articles on Homeopathy including treatment suggestions for Mental, Emotional and Physical conditions. Click here for more information. The other good news is that the NHS (Australian version of Medicare) will continue to offer Homeopathic treatments via GP referrals and through the 5 Homeopathic Hospitals. Earlier in the year there was ‘opinions’ of some that Homeopathy was wasting the NHS money, was only acting as placebo and therefore should no longer be offered.

The Health Minister, the Rt Hon Mike O’Brien QC MP, told the Science and Technology select committee that there was no justification for cutting funding for homeopathy on the NHS and that a significant number of people believe it works.

Mr O’Brien said cutting the funding would be “illiberal” and “a denial of personal choice” and that there is “a significant body of clinicians who take a view that [homeopathy] works”. He told the committee that there was “justification for more research” in homeopathy.

He reiterated that it is up to individual clinicians to decide on the best treatment for their patients and that it was not his job to tell GPs whether or not to prescribe homeopathy. He also clarified that the spend on homeopathic medicines in the NHS is only £152,000, from a total NHS annual drugs budget of £11 billion

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