The media and modern medicine are beginning to catch up to what homeopathy has known for centuries: antibiotics are dangerous drugs and any decision to use them ought to be well weighed.
A case in point in making such a decision ought to include the following study: “A first-of-its-kind studies of more that 10,000 Washington State women concluded that women who used the most antibiotics had DOUBLE (my emphasis) the chances of being struck by breast cancer and that the association was consistent for all forms of antibiotics. The study also concluded that the risk went up with the number of prescriptions, a powerful indication that the link was real”. This quote from the Buffalo News on 2/17/04 is not the only warning from the conventional medical world.
In Country Living Magazine 1/04, there was a full right sided page (the most costly page on which to advertise) paid for by the CDC and FDA that read: “Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. Treat The Colds and Flu With Care.” The body of the ad said, in essence, doesn’t ask for antibiotics anymore.
So what do we do to replace antibiotics? Why, homeopathy of course! Homeopathy is a most efficacious method of not just addressing bacteria and virus related pathology, but leaving the sufferer in a better state than the one previous to the illness.
Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the Father of homeopathy, understood and laid out a legacy of profound medicine in the late 1700’s. He understood that when we cover up symptoms, deeper more serious pathology results. So, in “treating” or killing germs, we harm the host. If we, however, support the body’s natural ability to heal, health will prevail.
So what is homeopathy? It is an intelligent method of medicine that uses minute amounts of pharmaceutically prepared substances from plant, animals and minerals to stimulate the body’s ability to bring it to its best economy.
Homeopathy is based on the strict adherence to the “Law of Similars” offered by Dr. Hahnemann. He noted in his scholarly efforts that when a toxic substance is diluted to an infinitesimal level, the toxic characteristics are antidoted leaving only the curative qualities. For example, Cinchona (quinine) which was used to treat malarial fevers in Europe in Hahnemann’s time produced a toxic effect in healthy people including the same feverish attacks similar to those for which it was used as a therapeutic agent. Twenty five hundred years previously, Hippocrates also noted the parallel action existing between the toxic power of a substance and its therapeutic ability. With the inspiration from Hippocrates and years of research, Hahnemann came to the hypothesis that medicinal substances are capable of eliminating symptoms similar to those which they could produce. This is not to say that the symptoms are covered up, but rather removed as a result of the body’s ability to adjust to the stimulus and therefore regain health.
This profound method of treating bacteria, viral, parasitic, or any infection via this method isn’t new. A study of “mortality rates among homeopathic and conventional medical patients throughout the US and Europe showed that two to eight times as many homeopathic patients with life-threatening infectious diseases survived, as compared with those receiving conventional medical care of the day.” says Stephen Cummings, MD and Dana Ullman, MPH.
Homeopathy has had a superior record for its ability to address deadly diseases throughout the world such as cholera, typhoid, scarlet fever, influenza, yellow fever and other infectious diseases. In France, Italy, Germany, South America and India, homeopathy is used by over a third of the population. In England, this number increases to one half. In India, where the pharmaceutical industry hasn’t penetrated as deeply as in the US, homeopathy thrives.
I encourage everyone to study homeopathy from a simple homeopathy how-to book, a good CD, a seminar or classes. As a beginner, don’t expect to treat cholera or other serious diseases, but many a mother has quickly tended to her children’s ear infections, conjunctivitis, sore throats and coughs with their beloved homeopathic remedy kit and a good guide book. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, contact a certified homeopath. Many work over the phone. With a desire and commitment towards your family’s health, antibiotic use can become a thing of the past in our American society as well as our own homes.
The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed health care provider.