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09

homeopathy treatment

Few things rankle doctors more than alternative (aka complementary, integrative, holistic, homeopathic, naturopathic) medicine. First came the misery inflicted by the ever-expanding celebrity of practitioners like Andrew Weil and Gary Null (and, for a while, even Radovan Karadzic). And now there is the arrival at the NIH feeding trough of the alternative medicine crowd, angling for a mouthful of the same research dollars that currently fund investigations like “the structural basis for translation termination on the 70S ribosome.”
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Though initially caught flat-footed, academic medicine rallied, as it always does when big bucks are on offer. After decades of belittling the alternative folk as a bunch of snake-oil salesmen and sleazeballs, academic medical centers suddenly realized that—guess what—they were big fans of the approach all along. Yale University is one of the latest brand-name institutions to go through the change. Last year, it joined 40 other medical schools in the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, and began the awkward dance that has characterized such mergers.

21
Jan
09

homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann

Founder of Homeopathy
1755-1843

Picture from the London Homoeopathic Hospital

Click on underlined passages below to see actual  quotes on the subject from Dr. Hahnemann

Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician who earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1779.  At the time of his graduation, Scientific advances were beginning to be seen in the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology and anatomy.  The clinical practice of medicine, however, was rife with superstition and lack of scientific rigor.  The treatments of the day, such as purgatives, bleeding, blistering plasters, herbal preparations  and emetics lacked a rational basis and were more harmful than effective.  Hahnemann recognized this and wrote critically of current practices in several papers on topics such as Arsenic poisoning, hygiene, dietetics and psychiatric treatment. Lanjutkan membaca ‘homeopathy’

09
Jan
09

medicine

Using Homeopathic Medicine

First, do no harm…

The first concern of anyone using any new medicine is “Is it safe?”. The short answer is yes, homeopathic medicine is completely safe. However, you should not stop taking any existing medication without first consulting your doctor.

Dosage and Potency

Not all homeopaths agree on dosage and potency, and the potency to be taken depends on both the sensitivity of the patient, and the exact remedy being taken. But as a general rule, chronic illnesses (i.e. those that you’ve had for a long time) should be treated with high numbers i.e. 30C – 200C and Acute (i.e. those that are relatively new) with low numbers i.e 6C. Lanjutkan membaca ‘medicine’

09
Jan
09

wilkpedia

Homeopathy (also homœopathy or homoeopathy; from the Greek ὅμοιος, hómoios, “similar” + πάθος, páthos, “suffering” or “disease”) is a form of alternative medicine based upon principles first defined by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796.[1] A central thesis of homeopathy is that an ill person can be treated using a substance that can produce, in a healthy person, symptoms similar to those of the illness. Practitioners select treatments according to a patient consultation that explores the physical and psychological state[2][3] of the patient, both of which are considered important to selecting the remedy.[3] According to Hahnemann, serial dilution, with shaking between each dilution, removes the toxic effects of the substance, while the essential qualities are retained by the diluent (water, sugar, or alcohol). Lanjutkan membaca ‘wilkpedia’




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