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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Pratisaad –a Marathi movie with a journey of a Homeopathic Doctor


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‘Pratisaad’ is a Journey of a Homeopathic Doctor Aditya Deshmukh. Story unfolds during a Live Television Interview. This Journey Includes Struggle of this Doctor with the Patients, Media, Police & people around and how he goes on to prove his Treatment & Homeopathy a reliable & proven science.

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Producers: Dr. Vijaysinha Amarsinha Nikam
Co-Producers: Dr. Suchitra Nikam, Dr. Manish Nikam
Ex-Producers: Y. D. G. Films ( Amey Lagwankar )
Director: Yogesh Dattataraya Gosavi
Concept: Dr. Amarsinha Nikam
Screenplay: Gautam - Tejas
Music: Rohit Nagbhide
Cast: Sandeep Kulkarni, Kishore Kadam, Neelam Shirke, Anand Alkunte, Siddheshwar Zadbuke, Jayant Savarkar, Suneel Tawade, Pragati Joshi, Nlilambari, Pratibha Date...

‘Pratisaad- The Response’ holds on to the truth
'The tongue has no bone and it wiggles more against the celebrities than the common man.' The more you are popular and a celebrity, you are bound to be targeted by your opponents by way of criticism. This is a common observation and the success of homeopathy treatment and their practicing doctors are no exception to such controversies.

Today, Marathi films are coming up with new ideas based on realities in life and the audience is ready for it. ‘Pratisaad-The Response’ the latest released film has come out with a revolutionary theme, which has been converted into a full length feature film by director Yogesh Dattatray Gosavi. In fact, it is the first film in the world on the backdrop of Homeopathy treatment and its success. Moreover, the film is based on a real life story of practicing Homeopath - Dr. Vijaysinha Amarsinha Nikam, who is also the producer of this film.

In the film, Dr. Aditya ( Sandeep Kulkarni) , a leading Homeopathy practitioner with his full fledged hospital, is challenged by a phone call in the midst of a live TV interview series. The caller – Sarjerao (Kishore Kadam) accuses him of using fraudulent means of treatment and the TV host on the suggestion of his Programme producer, flares up the issue by asking Dr. Aditya to react on the media reports quoting Homeopathy as ‘fake science’. Needless to say that the media furore follows, giving a new twist to this debate for higher TRP’s..

Sandeep Kulkarni in pratisaad

The law soon steps in and you find a Police officer investigating the case, on a complaint received from Sarjerao. In comes Ms. Renu( Neelam Shirke) posing herself as Journalist and she too carries her investigation, much to the satisfaction of the doctor, who at that point is feeling dejected by such allegations, in spite of his sincerity to his profession. His motivation at that stage is also his better half (Nilambari) who keeps on reminding him that ‘Truth always wins’. Finally, Dr. Aditya wins his battle, when Ms. Renu reveals the truth in a climax, during the second part of the live TV show.
The overall effort of the director to present this theme has been good. Very cleverly, he has tried to focus on the Doctor-Patient relationship i.e. more than treating the disease, the medicine treats the patient. The screenplay also highlights the role played by a committed doctor to convince effectively the close relative of the patient and that is the real strength of the film. After all, it is the attitude of the patient’s relatives that is to be handled well. However, in this film, in spite of his best efforts, the doctor fails to convince an adamant Sarjerao, for obvious reasons, which are disclosed at the end of the film.
‘Pratisaad-the Response’ is a path breaking film, which not only creates awareness about the treatment of Homeopathy but also goes beyond the traditional therapy, revealing certain facts. Sandeep Kulkarni as Dr. Aditya is very impressive. Watching his emotions in that climax scene at the TV studio, while admitting how much of faith his wife had in him, clearly proves his class. Kishore kadam, another talented actor has supported him well in the role of Sarjero. Neelam Shirke as Ms. Renu, does an excellent job, with a good support coming from other artistes. All the hospital scenes have been captured well. One background song has been used at the appropriate place. Editing work is satisfactory. Photography is good, but there are too many close ups in the film and those repeatedly used are of the male TV host for no particular reason. Barring that lapse, the film is well presented with the hope of getting international recognition for dealing effectively with an universal theme.

source : http://www.marathimovieworld.com/review/pratisaad-review.php

Friday, February 05, 2010

From within , without in production – A film about Homeopathy

From Within, Without -- Fundraising Trailer from laurel chiten on Vimeo.

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Laurel Chiten has been an independent filmmaker for over twenty years.

Laurel Chiten's most recent film is Twisted, a documentary about people with the neurological disorder, dystonia was broadcast on PBS's series Independent Lens January 30th 2007. Twisted was honored with Outstanding Achievement in a Documentary film from the Mass Access Awards.

As a filmmaker Laurel  believes in the importance of telling a true story, even if it challenges conventional medicine notions of what is and isn't possible. Homeopathy was invented over 200 years ago, and it is still being practiced all over the world. Isn't that something worth looking at?

The story of the film is about   a boy with a devastating modern day illness? Can  Homeopathy find its way towards the cure of his illness , Can it be the answer for depression? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Asthma? From Within, Without focuses on this mysterious and controversial treatment that many people have decided to trust.

The film unfolds like a mystery as we follow patients from around the country going through homeopathic treatment for physical, mental and emotional conditions. From Within, Without brings alive the rich history of homeopathy, the science and the philosophy. Ultimately, the film illuminates the connection between emotions and illness, mind and body.

The Characters:

The story of a mother desperately trying to save her son and a doctor passionately trying to save humanity. The journey of a boy with autism.

Nancy Korn had one dream in life–to become a mother. She and her husband Evan wanted a big family. After six years of trying, they finally got pregnant and gave birth to a healthy little boy, Lucas. His development was normal. But when he approached his first birthday, Lucas began to act strangely. By age two, Lucas was diagnosed with autism. Nancy and Evan were devastated.

They set out on a mission to bring their son back. Finding few answers in conventional medicine, they turned to alternative therapies. Some helped. Nothing cured. Lucas was still autistic. He still could not talk. One day, Nancy read about a doctor in Los Angeles who was using a centuries-old medical system, homeopathy, to treat autism. The physician, Dr. Luc De Schepper– affectionately known as ‘Dr. Luc’ -- is a medical doctor, licensed acupuncturist and homeopath, an author of 15 books, and a respected teacher and lecturer worldwide. Despite his impressive credentials, the method—and the doctor—were controversial. But Nancy had a feeling. A week later she and her mother-in-law found themselves flying across the country to meet with Dr. Luc. After starting homeopathic treatment, Lucas begins to improve. The film follows their story over the next year to see if Lucas becomes free of his autism.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Rural doctors for rural Indians -- Bachelor in Rural Medicine & Surgery -- Stop this madness

Rural doctors for rural Indians -- Bachelor in Rural Medicine & Surgery -- Help stop this

Yet another move to help private colleges make money. Realising the huge middle class economy category population our 'prestigious' management seats will be now sold in a more affordable package so that middle class can enter the tentacles of private colleges. Just imagine what a huge market for it :) Instead of selling at 40 lacs per seat it will be about 10 lacs which will be easily affordable to the rich farmers of rural india:) long live the indian healthcare boom!

Now the news .. the Union govt. & MCI has decided to open a new medical course naming B.R.M.S. in  just 3-1/2 years !! How is it possible ???

Times of India wrote:

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A medical degree in 3-1/2 years? This could soon be a reality with the health ministry and Medical Council of India (MCI) planning a shorter medical degree for rural students who would exclusively serve the rural populace. After incentives failed to lure doctors to practise in remote areas, the health ministry is finalising the novel scheme along with MCI to start 3-1/2 year degree courses in medicine and surgery in institutes set up in rural areas. Under the scheme, the undergraduate `Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery' (BRMS) degree would be acquired in two phases and at two different levels -- Community Health Facility (one-and-a-half year duration) and sub-divisional hospitals (secondary level hospitals) for a further duration of two years. The BRMS degree would be offered by institutes in rural areas with an annual sanctioned strength of 50 students. "Selection of students would be based on merit in the 10+2 examination with physics, chemistry and biology as subjects. A student who has had his entire schooling in a rural area with a population not more than 10,000 would be eligible for selection, which would be done by professional bodies set up by the Directorate of Medical Education of the state governments," the scheme noted.

Terming the Union health ministry proposal to start a bachelor’s degree course in rural medicine and surgery (BRMS) as a “senseless step” to save villagers from quacks, students from ayurvedic, Unani and homeopathy colleges of UP took out a protest march on Thursday. The march started from the Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Tudiaganj. Raising anti-government slogans, they demanded immediate withdrawal of the proposal. The march culminated into a congregation at the Shaheed Smarak.
“Compromising quality to meet a crisis is not a solution to any problem. The decision is ridiculous, especially when the government has qualified doctors,” said Jeetendra Kumar, president, Prantiye Ayush Chhatra Sangarsh Samiti - the banner under which the students are protesting.
The association cited various facts to prove its point:
First, the country has more than 7.25 lakh Ayush doctors, most of whom are passouts of government ayurvedic, Unani and homeopathy colleges. But of these, only 41,000 are in government doctors. “Why not use this human resource to do the needful?” questioned a student.
Second, agitating students said , Ayush doctors study basic aspects of medicine and survey and dynamics of health for five-and-a-half years which includes one year of internship. Many pursue postgraduation and even research which means that Ayush doctors are more qualified than BRMS doctors.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homeopathic Silica - The Gardener's Friend

Courtesy :  www.Homeopathyplus.com  & www. Homeopathyheals.me.uk

Which homeopathic remedy has the power to:

  • Strengthen weak and spindly plants
  • Turn deserts into fertile fields,
  • Kill weeds
  • Convert water repelling soils into moisture loving ones
  • and more?
    Silicea!

    No other remedy does so much, at so little cost, for so many plant and soil problems. Silica, known within homeopathy by its Latin name of Silicea, should have pride of place in everyone’s garden shed because once tried, no farmer or gardener wants to be without it. Let’s find out why.

    How it Began.

    Homoeopathic silica has long been used for human and animal health problems but knowledge of its ability to treat plant and soil sickness is relatively new. In people (and animals) it is used for: lack of confidence, dry skin, weakness, fatigue, delayed development, slow healing of wounds, infections and abscesses, and failure to thrive. When homoeopaths realised these symptoms seemed to also occur closer to the ground in plant form, they began to wonder if Silicea could have a wider use. It was not long before its important role in horticultural and agricultural problems when used for Silicea-like symtoms was discovered.

    Silicea for Strong and Healthy Plants.

    Without the presence of naturally occurring silica in the soil, plants would be unable to stand upright or even grow. It acts on every cell and tissue, giving strength and ‘grit’. It regulates all cellular processes, including reproduction, and brings a healthy resilience to brittle growth. When silica is missing from the soil, or when plants have trouble using it, homoeopathic silica makes a world of difference - puny plants with weak and straggly growth, or those prone to fungal attacks, grow strong and vigorous within days of being sprayed.

    Silicea as a Soil Tonic

    Silica is difficult to add to soil as either a nutrient or supplement, and in truth it is rarely missing from it - but when it is, a spraying of homoeopathic silica improves plant health, helping them to absorb the little that is there. On top of this, homeopathic silica changes the ionisation of soil particles so they are capable of absorbing  and retaining moisture (more on this later).

    Silicea Prevents Transplant and Other Shocks

    Plants that are in shock will stop growing, wilt in the sun, drop their leaves, and be at risk of dying. Shock mainly happens with transplantation but also occurs from things such as damage to the root ball or extreme changes in temperature. A single spray of Silicea, before or after transplant, will strengthen the plant, relieve stress and prevent exhaustion.

    Silicea Strengthens Plants against Pests and Diseases

    Homoeopathic silica helps plants protect themselves against fungi, moulds, mildews, root sliminess, and some forms of rust. It also strengthens plants against pests such as aphids, budworm, citrus mite and dried fruit beetle. But be careful - one spray is all that's needed.

    In his book, Homeopathy for Farm and Garden, Kaviraj recounts one instance of a sapling being affected by dieback. It only had one quarter of its bark left and even that was loose and drying out. Within a day of being given a dose of Silicea the bark was reattaching itself to the cambium (the layer of cells lying between the wood and bark from which new bark and wood cells are produced), and after one week the top branches were growing new shoots and leaves. With dieback being such a problem in many countries of the world, a method of preventing or treating this disease is welcome news indeed.

    Silicea Stimulates Seed Germination.

    A single dose of Silicea is usually sufficient to help germinate the seeds of perennials and biannuals so they lead healthy lives right from the moment they are sown. Just soak the seeds before planting in some water to which some Silicea has been added. The seeds will subsequently sprout strong roots and firm shoots. They will also be resistant to damping off and less prone to insect attack.

    Silicea Produces Beautiful and Prolific Flowers.

    One spray of Silicea as flower buds are forming has been shown to increase the size and number of flowers produced.

    Silicea Eradicates Weeds.

    Annual weed problems can be safely cleared once and for all with Silicea. As weeds produce their juvenile flower heads, spray them once then again, 10 days later. The heads will flower prematurely without setting any of the seeds that would normally produce next year's crop of weeds. Farmers (or home gardeners) can also take advantage of the positive effects Silicea has on seed germination by sowing their own seeds with the final spraying.

    Silicea Sets Fruit and Stops Fruit Fall.

    If sprayed at the beginning of flowering, Silicea will help trees or plants set their fruit and prevent them from dropping it during early development. Only spray once, though, or the reverse can happen – just like the weeds the tree will fail to produce a harvest.

    Silicea Makes Water-repelling Soil Absorbent.

    Some soils just hate water. Potting mixes, sandy soils, dusty soils, and soils high in organic matter are the worst in this regard. They absorb water so poorly that it simply rolls off the top of them, leaving the plant dry and thirsty. Silicea changes that. Once watered or sprayed onto the soil, the ionisation of the soil particles changes. As if by magic, they start to attract and bind water, creating highly absorbent and moist soil.

    Note: Silicea will not improve absorption when compacted soil is the problem. In this instance you still have to get out your spade and do a bit of digging break up the ground.  

    Silicea Greens a Desert.

    One of the most exciting things about Silicea is its capacity to green desert-like areas in a remarkably short space of time. One treatment, watered in, produces desert sand capabale of holding large amounts of water for long periods – up to 6 weeks even in the absence of rain. The subsequent addition of mulch and good organic matter will then further improve the soil.

    Kaviraj speaks of an early experience during the 1990s when he was in Western Australia. On one farm north of Perth he and a small group of men began a tree planting project. The land was arid and almost completely sand. First, they sprayed the ground with homeopathic silica and then left it to rest for 6 or so weeks. On their return to plant several hundred saplings, they found the soil was so moist that wet sand clung to their spades as they pulled them from the ground. On their next visit, 6 weeks later, they were met by an army of thriving young saplings that were larger, stronger, and more vigorous than could have been expected for the soil in which they were planted  – and all from a single spray of Silicea. To Kaviraj’s knowledge, that once arid piece of land remains green to this day.

    While not exactly desert areas, Kaviraj says that similar results can be achieved with bowling greens and similar courses - patches of bare ground and ‘fairy spot ring’ will be rapidly replaced by thick healthy turf if given a dose of Silicea.

    He concludes with the following statement, “This greening of the desert can add tremendously to our surface of arable land and thus increase the CO2 uptake by another 30 to 40%. It will also help in alleviating world hunger and provide enough food for all the world's inhabitants - provided of course we divide the benefits equally.”

    Caution!

    Sometimes there can be too much of a good. Farmers and gardeners who practice agrohomeopathy will be quick to tell you that repeated and unnecessary doses of Silicea can be counter-productive. For example, when a healthy tree is repeatedly sprayed with Silicea, its bark can be crippled - the balance has been tipped too far and the remedy is starting to produce in the tree the very symptoms it can treat. (This phenomenon is explained in tutorials 1, 6, 15, and 16 where the Law of Similars, provings and remedy responses are discussed).

    The same is true for fruit and seed setting. If plants are sprayed more than once at the time of flowering, fruit and seed production will be halted rather than helped. While this may be an advantage for weed eradication, it is obviously not desirable for growing fruit.

    And finally, while Silicea can also green a desert, it will just as quickly create one if it is over-used. One dose is all that is needed to start the greening process – more will be too much. Remember, homeopathy always works best when only as little as needed is used rather than as much as possible.

    How is Silicea Used?

    For general garden use, add one pill of Silicea 6C to a spray bottle of 200 ml of water, shake vigorously, and then spray or water onto your plant or soil until wet. Easy! For farm use, proportionally increase the volume of water and number of pills. Remember, unless trying to eradicate weeds, one spraying will be sufficient

    To stimulate healthy germination of seeds just dissolve one pill in a bowl of 200 ml of water and soak the seeds for approximately 20 minutes; then plant as normal.

    Bringing it all Together.

    In short, one single application of homeopathic silica has been shown to have profound effects of long duration on soil productivity and every stage of a plant’s life. It is able to:

    • Antidote manganese toxicity in soils
    • Change the ionisation of soil particles in water-repelling soils so water is easily absorbed
    • Stimulate seed germination of grasses, plants and trees
    • Help plants survive and even thrive in low rainfall or desert areas
    • Strengthen weak and struggling plants
    • Produce trees with hard and dense timber that is more resistant to termite attack
    • Prevent and treat dieback
    • Increase plant resistance to disease and pests
    • Produce larger and more prolific fruits and flowers
    • Replace brittle stems and leaves with those that are resilient and supple
    • Stimulate healing and recovery from tree cancer, galls, injuries, and ulcerating wounds caused by pruning, storms or mechanical damage.
    • Aid recovery from transplant shock and stress

    Silicea achieves these remarkable things with plants and soil exactly the same way it does with humans and animals. All that is needed is for Silicea-like symptoms to be present. The remedy then strengthens the underlying health of the troubled plant so it is in a position to effectively deal with its own problems - just as nature intended. The only requirement for success is to check that the plant's sickness matches those of Silicea symptoms and arises from a general 'failure to thrive' state. This is then homeopathy.

    So, if you have plants with any of the above problems, and if the cause seems to be a lack of stamina, resilience, or ‘grit’, why not give them a dose of homeopathic silica? The results can be amazing.

    Resource

    Vaikunthanath, D. K. (2006). Homeopathy for Farm and Garden: Toward a Homeopathic Agriculture. Mark Moodie Publications: United Kingdom. (This book is available from the Homeopathy Plus shop)

    Thursday, January 07, 2010

    International seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Homoeopathy’ at Science Auditorium, Kolkata from 19 -21 February 2010

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    National Institute of Homoeopathy,  Kolkata is going to organize an International seminar on ‘Recent Advances  in Homoeopathy’ at Science Auditorium, Kolkata from 19 -21 February 2010 in  collaboration with Centre for Advance Studies in Homeopathy (C.A.S.H.), New  Delhi and various other Government institutions like Central Council for  Research in Homoeopathy, Central Council of Homoeopathy and Homoeopathic  Pharmacopoeia Laboratory.

    NIHCAL

    “The  NIH, Kolkata is an autonomous institution under the Department of AYUSH,  Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It is a model  academic institute of Homoeopathy in the country. The institute has been  thriving for the excellence in homoeopathic education, outstanding patient  care and research. It imparts both Under Graduate (BHMS) and Post Graduate  (MD) courses in Homoeopathy”.
    The main  agenda of this seminar is to bring the current status of Homoeopathy in one  platform and to discuss about future prospect for the growth & development  of Homeopathy. The theme of discussion shall be on recent advances in research  and development in clinical areas. The focus shall be given on treatment of  Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria etc.  This is one of the major initiatives  with the patronage of the Government of India and almost all the available  resources have been pooled to make the event memorable. This shall be a unique  opportunity for the professionals to meet the experts from various countries  and interact with them to upgrade their skill and knowledge.

    This seminar would be followed by a two days workshop by international homooepathic physician team at NIH OPD. The certificate of participation will be given to all the delegates participating in this seminar by NIH (National Institute of Homoeopathy), Government of India.

    The details are available HERE .

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Successful Use of Homeopathy In Leptospirosis in Over 2.5 Million People Reported From Cuba

    A remarkable successful use of homeopathic prophylaxis was reported from a Cuban conference. Of course, the exact numbers and results are still to be published. Cuba has its own vaccine production and instead of using a conventional medical vaccine homeopathic remedies were distributed to prevent the usual Leptospirosis outbreak after tropical flooding. The results were phenomenally excellent!

    The CDC describes Leptospirosis as:

    “Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans it causes a wide range of symptoms, and some infected persons may have no symptoms at all. Symptoms of leptospirosis include high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches, and vomiting, and may include jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a rash. If the disease is not treated, the patient could develop kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, and respiratory distress.”

    Here is a report from an attendee of  a recent conference in Cuba:

    A historical and inspiring event took place 10-12 December 2008 in Havana Cuba that I had the honour to attend. There, the Carlos J Finlay Institute under the guidance of its director-general, Dra. Conception Campa Huergo and Dr. Gustavo Bravo and others hosted NOSODES 2008, an International Meeting on Homeoprophilaxis, Homeopathic Immunization and Nosodes against Epidemics.

    Homeopaths from Cuba, S America, Canada, Australia, UK, and Kenya (yours truly) made presentations on the wide varieties of successful disease prevention using homeopathy and more specifically, nosodes.

    Each presentation was more amazing than the previous. All were very remarkable and notable in the field of research and science. Some of the topics included Childhood Disease Prevention, Homeopathic prophylaxis as an aspect of gov’tal programs, Nosodes Genus Epidemicus and Compexes, Homeoprophylaxis on Agronomy, Homeoprophylaxis on Veternary, Homeoprophylaxis in TB, Homeoprophylaxis in Chagas disease, Homeoprophylaxis in hepatitis, Homeoprophylaxis in Malaria (yours truly, again) and the list of presentations goes on.

    (I am sorry for my lack of variety of adjectives for this email – “remarkable”, “awesome” and “amazing” will be repeated often because I have no other way to express my opinion of this conference)

    THE PREVENTION OF EPIDEMIC LEPTOSPIROSIS IN CUBA
    But none of these remarkable speakers, each presenting their amazing work in disease prevention and use of nosodes could not hold a candle to the historical accomplishment of the Cubans in their presentation of controlling the local endemic-epidemic disease of Leptospirosis.

    Now, the Finlay Institute is primarily the Cuban research institute that produces allopathic vaccinations for their country. Since Cuba is outcasted by the USA government, they have come to depend on themselves for the making of medicines, health care programs, etc. And since the Cuba is not under the yoke of the international pharmaceutical juggernaut, they are not held back from adopting homeopathy and other alternative medicines wholeheartedly into their national health programmes. The Finlay director-general herself is very pro-homeopathy (not to mention, besides, a macrobiotic vegetarian).

    To put it simply, what they presented is this:

    Cuba goes through a yearly cycle of Leptospirosis epidemic, especially after the hurricanes flood the countryside and water pollution reaches its height. (Leptospirosis: infectious disease caused by the spirochaete Leptospira transmitted to humans from rats, giving jaundice and kidney damage. Can cause death)

    Annually the population is exposed to the disease, most especially after hurricanes.

    Until Aug 2007, the Finlay Institute (a part of the Ministry of Public Health, Cuba) has been distributing its own allopathic Lepto vaccination. August is the height of the hurricane season. Annually, many are left homeless, flooded out and under the stress of disaster situation. There is a sharp rise in the lepto epidemic.

    The usual expectacy of infection even with allopathic vaccination would have been around a few thousands, with some deaths included.

    Part of the reason for this is that the high cost of vaccination prevents putting but the most at-risk populations (ie children, pregnant women, elderly) on vaccination. The cost of such limited vaccination is about US$3,000.000.

    But in Aug 2007, Finlay put approximately [2,500,000] people (yes! 5 million doses!) in 2 provinces on homoepathic nosode prophylaxis at the cost of about only US$ 200,000.

    That figure represents the entire population of the 2 provinces. The prophylaxis consisted of 2 single doses about 2 weeks apart. Included in the dose was the Lepto nosode + some Bach flower remedies to address the mental distress of the disaster situation.

    How very amazing it was to watch this presentation being made. Up to the point, the presenters were showing us graph after graph of the usual rise of the epidemic, year after year, even with the use of allopathic vaccination. Each year the graphs would edge higher and higher towards the year-end, reaching up to the thousands of infected.

    But this time, within 2 weeks after Aug 2007, the rising lines literally dropped off the chart to ZERO-Ten infections only! Yes. Near-zero infections, zero deaths from leptospirosis after Aug 2007. And in 2008, no deaths, infections less than 10 a month.

    HISTORY MADE for Homeopathy
    This mass treatment of 2.5 million people with homeopathy, I don’t believe, has been done anywhere else in the world, not even in India, where homeopathy enjoys the shelter of the government.

    And the awesome results of going from hundreds of infected to near-zero in the period of a few weeks, also is historical. My jaw dropped as I watched the graphs demonstrate their success.

    The Cuban team readily admits that they have not invented anything new as far as homeopathic philosophy or application. They have simply followed what we homeopaths know to work. And since they have no pharmaceutical multi-nationals to stop them, they were able to do it on a massive scale unknown in the history of homeopathy.

    What is remarkable is their application to such a large population, and its dramatic success, with full scientific verification. The results are incontrovertible and undeniable even by the most rabid of anti-homeopaths.

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    As a word or two about Dra Heurgo, Dr. Bravo and the rest of the Cuban team. Truly remarkable people. “Concita” as Dra Heurgo is lovingly known by the people of Cuba, is well known and loved as a woman who has done remarkable work to improve the health of the population. I found her to be a remarkable person – untiring, passionate about her work and compassionate in her motivation to serve her fellow human beings.

    I should like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize.

    Summary of Cuban Experiences on Leptospirosis Prevention From the Authors

    Here is the preliminary report by the authors of a Cuban Study that used homeopathy to prevent Leptospirosis in 2.5 million Cubans.

    Homeoprophylaxis: Cuban Experiences on Leptospirosis

    Dr. Concepción Campa, Dr. Luis E. Varela, Dr. Esperanza Gilling, MCs. Rolando Fernández, Tec. Bárbara Ordaz, Dr. Gustavo Bracho, Dr. Luis García, Dr. Jorge Menéndez, Lic. Natalia Marzoa, Dr. Rubén Martínez.

    “The Finlay Institute is a centre dedicated to development and production of vaccines; we also bring our WHO qualified facilities for all homeopaths and homeopathic medicine. The Finlay Institute acts as supporting institution for research, production and development of high quality homeopathic products. However, according with the social objective addressing prevention of infectious diseases, we are focused on homeo- prophylaxis as strategy to attenuate the impact of preventable diseases on developing world, the ones that need it the most.

    Thus, development and evaluation of nosodes, appears to be our main approach to fill up the breakthrough on current conventional strategies based on vaccination. Similarly with vaccination interventions, massive applications of prophylactic nosodes give rise to a greater impact on population health compared with individualized therapies. In addition, the easy administration and low economics resources needed, become this alternative really suitable and accessible for developing countries and almost the best for emergency situations comprising epidemic outbreaks and natural disasters. The Cuban experiences of massively administrated nosodes supports it use as promising solution to confront epidemiological dangerous situations.

    On October November 2007, three provinces of the eastern region of Cuba were affected by strong rainfalls causing floods of big areas and several damages to sanitary and health systems. The risk of leptospirosis infection raised extremely dangerous levels with about 2 million of peoples exposed to potentially contaminated water.

    Considering this situation, the Finlay Institute prepared a leptospira nosode 200 CH using 4 circulating strains and following international quality standards. A multidisciplinary team travelled to the affected regions to conduct the massive administration of the nosode. Coordinated action with public health system infrastructures allowed the administration of a preventive treatment consisting in two doses (7- 9 days apart) of the nosode to about 2,4 million of people (4,8 million of doses). The coverage of the intervention rose up to 95% percent of total population of the three provinces at risk.

    The epidemiology surveillance after the intervention showed a dramatic decrease of morbidity two weeks after and a reduction to cero of mortality of hospitalized patient. The number of confirmed leptospirosis cases remains at low levels and below the expected levels according with the trends and rain regimens.

    A reinforcing application was given after the hit of the hurricane IKE but using the nosode diluted up to 10 MC. Strict epidemiologic surveillance is carried out on this provinces. Up to date result will be presented.

    The results supported the design of new strategies for leptospirosis control. This experience could be extended to other diseases and other countries. The Finlay Institute is offering our facilities and specialists to spread this alternative to all regions needing emergent alternatives for epidemic control and prevention”.

     

    Source : http://homeopathyresource.wordpress.com/

    Wednesday, December 09, 2009

    Homeopathic Remedy Gelsemium Sempervirens Shows Its Anti-Anxiety Effect in Scientific Experiment

    Homeopathically prepared Gelsemium smepervirens has been used for over a century as a homeopathic remedy for individuals who can be suffering from anticipatory anxiety. It is also a very good remedy for influenza and many other complaints.

    A recent experiment published by an Oxford University Press Journal that tested homeopathic Gelsemium in mice using standardized protocols for testing anxiety has shown that it has a significant impact, (p=0.0009 and P=0.0003). (The smaller the p value the more significant).

    The study was led by Professor Bellavite in the Medicine and Surgery Faculty at the University of Verona, Verona Italy in association with Department of Medicine and Public Health (Biomedical Statistics Section) and Department  of Medicine and Public Health (Medical Pharmacology Section) at the same University.

    Gelsemium sempervirens is used in homeopathy for treating patients with anxiety related symptoms, however there have been few experimental studies evaluating its pharmacological activity. We have investigated the effects of homeopathic doses of G. sempervirens on mice, using validated behavioral models. Centesimal (CH) dilutions/dynamizations of G. sempervirens, the reference drug diazepam (1 mg/kg bodyweight) or a placebo (solvent vehicle) were intraperitoneally delivered to groups of mice of CD1 strain during 8 days, then the effects were assessed by the Light–Dark (LD) choice test and by the Open-Field (OF) exploration test, in a fully blind manner. In the LD test, the mean time spent in the illuminated area by control and placebo-treated animals was 15.98%, for mice treated with diazepam it increased to 19.91% (P = 0.047), while with G. sempervirens 5 CH it was 18.11% (P = 0.341, non-significant). The number of transitions between the two compartments increased with diazepam from 6.19 to 9.64 (P < 0.001) but not with G.Sempervirens. In the OF test, G. sempervirens 5 CH significantly increased the time spent and the distance traveled in the central zone (P = 0.009 and P = 0.003, respectively), while diazepam had no effect on these OF test parameters. In a subsequent series of experiments, G. sempervirens 7 and 30 CH also significantly improved the behavioral responses of mice in the OF test (P < 0.01 for all tested variables). Neither dilutions of G. sempervirensaffected the total distance traveled, indicating that the behavioral effect was not due to unspecific changes in locomotor activity. In conclusion, homeopathic doses of G. sempervirens influence the emotional responses of mice to novel environments, suggesting an improvement in exploratory behavior and a diminution of thigmotaxis and neophobia.

    Oxford University Press

     

    courtesy : http://homeopathyresource.wordpress.com

    Friday, December 04, 2009

    Breaking News! British Government backs NHS Homeopathy!

    Dec 1, 2009: A wonderful day for British Homeopathy

    Courtesy : http://drkaplan.co.uk/2009/12/homeopathy/breaking-news-government-backs-nhs-homeopathy/

    Here follow the immortal words of Health Minister, Mike O’Brien: ‘We take the view that it is not our job to stop clinicians prescribing these medications if they feel they are appropriate.’ See more here. Striking a blow for liberty worthy of John Stuart Mill, the Honorable Minister went on to say that cutting the (NHS) funding would be “illiberal” and “a denial of personal choice”. He also said there were a range of opinions amongst clinicians and scientists which could not be ignored.

    This was after being grilled by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which comprised many people less than friendly to homeopathy. such as Edzard Ernst, Ben Goldacre and Tracey Brown all of whom lambasted homeopathy in the hearing. But the Health minister hinted at the essential point: NHS homepathy is practised by trained doctors who have to take responsibility for what they do. That is the headline and the bottom line and the middle line and all the other lines in between. Mike O’Brien knew it and had the guts to say it in the face of massive negative publicity in the media. Bravo Minister!

    This is a wonderful, frabjous day for homeopathy, medicine and freedom. The Jabberwock of opposition to NHS homeopathy has yet to be slain that’s for sure, but make no mistake about it, dear reader, this is a BIG day for homeopathy and I’ll be chortling for the rest of today that’s for sure!

    Evidence Check: Homeopathy
    Witnesses
    Professor Jayne Lawrence, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Robert Wilson, British Association of Homeopathic Manufacturers, Paul Bennett, Boots, Tracey Brown, Sense About Science, and Dr Ben Goldacre, The Guardian
    Dr Peter Fisher, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, Professor Edzard Ernst, Complementary Medicine Group, Peninsula Medical School, Dr James Thallon, NHS West Kent, and Dr Robert Mathie, British Homeopathic Association

    The Commons Science and Technology Committee holds the first evidence session of its inquiry into how the government uses evidence to formulate its policy on homeopathy

    The whole proceedings are available on youtube.com . The links are given below :

     

     

    Amelioration of Carcinogen-Induced Toxicity in Mice by Administration of a Potentized Homeopathic Drug, Natrum Sulphuricum 200

    Amelioration of Carcinogen-Induced Toxicity in Mice by Administration of a Potentized Homeopathic Drug, Natrum Sulphuricum 200

    Source : http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/

    Nandini Bhattacharjee, Surajit Pathak and Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh

    Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani-741235, India

    To examine if a potentized homeopathic drug, Natrum Sulphuricum 200 (Nat Sulph-200) has protective potentials against hepatocarcinogenesis, liver tumors were induced in mice through chronic feeding of P-dimethylaminoazobenzene (p-DAB; initiator of hepatocarcinogenesis) and phenobarbital (PB; promoter). Mice were divided into five sub-groups: fed normal low protein diet (Gr. I, normal control); fed normal low protein plus alcohol-200 (vehicle of the homeopathic remedy) (Gr. II); fed diet mixed with 0.06% p-DAB plus 0.05% PB (Gr. III); fed diet and carcinogens like Gr.III, plus alcohol 200 (positive control for drug fed mice) (Gr. IV) and fed diet and carcinogens like Gr. III, plus Natrum Sulphuiricum-200 (Gr. V; drug fed). Mice were sacrificed at day 7, 15, 30, 60, 90 and day 120 for study of cytogenetical endpoints like chromosome aberrations (CA), micronuclei (MN), mitotic index (MI) and sperm head anomaly (SHA) and biochemical toxicity parameters like aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT), acid (AcP) and alkaline (AlkP) phosphatases, lipid peroxidation (LPO) and reduced glutathione (GSH) content. Less number of liver tumors were observed in Gr. V (drug fed) mice. Administration of Nat Sulph 200 reduced genomic damage, activities of AcP, AlkP, AST, ALT, LPO and increased GSH content. Therefore, independent replication of the study by others is encouraged.

    Keywords: anti-carcinogenesis – azo dye induced liver cancer – geno- and cyto-toxicity biomarkers homeopathic remedy – mice

    Download Link :  Full Text PDF

    Breaking News! Government backs NHS Homeopathy!

    Dec 1, 2009: A wonderful day for British Homeopathy

    Courtesy : http://drkaplan.co.uk/2009/12/homeopathy/breaking-news-government-backs-nhs-homeopathy/

    Here follow the immortal words of Health Minister, Mike O’Brien: ‘We take the view that it is not our job to stop clinicians prescribing these medications if they feel they are appropriate.’ See more here. Striking a blow for liberty worthy of John Stuart Mill, the Honorable Minister went on to say that cutting the (NHS) funding would be “illiberal” and “a denial of personal choice”. He also said there were a range of opinions amongst clinicians and scientists which could not be ignored.

    This was after being grilled by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which comprised many people less than friendly to homeopathy. such as Edzard Ernst, Ben Goldacre and Tracey Brown all of whom lambasted homeopathy in the hearing. But the Health minister hinted at the essential point: NHS homepathy is practised by trained doctors who have to take responsibility for what they do. That is the headline and the bottom line and the middle line and all the other lines in between. Mike O’Brien knew it and had the guts to say it in the face of massive negative publicity in the media. Bravo Minister!

    This is a wonderful, frabjous day for homeopathy, medicine and freedom. The Jabberwock of opposition to NHS homeopathy has yet to be slain that’s for sure, but make no mistake about it, dear reader, this is a BIG day for homeopathy and I’ll be chortling for the rest of today that’s for sure!

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Easy Proof of Homeopathy on $1 in Lab Gear (Tutorial)

    Courtesy : www.MolecularDyne.com

    This is a video supplement to the www.hpathy.com thread, "Easy Proof of Homeopathy on $1 in Lab Gear". Visit there and http://www.MolecularDyne.com for more information.
    ERROR ALERT: The slide at 05:47 illustrating Pulsatilla in the alligator clip appears to be a mis-label, potentially causing confusion for any close scrutiny of the spectroscopy. In any case, this tutorial still displays to the viewer the purpose of the vid: Construction and use of the equipment to do spectroscopy. Just disregard that one slide.
    This video covers assembly details on the device and its use in Dr. Quack's method of charge spectroscopy.

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