Homeopathic and Herbal Remedies For Sunstroke

Natural Remedies For Sunstroke and Pleurisy:

New Zealand Heatwave Before Christmas 2012 Caused Sunstroke.  This post gives an account of the homeopathic treatments I used.

Note:  If you have sunstroke, you should certainly go to a doctor or alternative  health practitioner.  But this is how it all happened, and what I did to remedy the problem of sunstroke with subsequent pleurisy of the lungs:

I have had sunstroke twice before in my life, many years ago now.  I never expected to experience it ever again, since I have taken to wearing a hat most days when I am in the sun, and I am cautious about getting too much exposure.  My health certainly benefits from getting into the sun for short periods.

But just a few days before Christmas, we had a heat-wave in the little town which I have just moved to.  This town is around 130 ks inland, and around the same distance south of Auckland.  I moved here only two months ago.

Being new to the place, I guess I was caught unawares as to the dangers of the sun, which is much more intense here than the heat you get at a seaside resort such as Orewa,  from whence I came.

The day I left to go on my journey to Dunedin to see my family for Christmas, I mucked around in the garden for an hour or so, watering my plants well so that they would survive the week ahead without me.  I had on a cap, but the sun got the back of my neck, which is the most vulnerable spot for getting sunstroke.  Then I walked down to the town around 2PM to get a $2.40 Lotto ticket.  By this time the heat was incredibly intense, reminding me of the days we had heat waves at Kilkivan, an inland town in the middle of Queensland, when the temperatures would soar well beyond 40 degrees.

I hurried home when I realized how hot it was, and how it was making me feel ill already.

The next day, when I arrived in Dunedin, the effects of the sun the previous day were hitting very hard.  My children thought I had jet-lag.  But it was only around 3% jet-lag. I felt dizzy.  I was losing my balance and seeing stars when I looked up.  My temperature was extremely hot, especially around the head, I had an intense headache and I felt nauseous. My head was throbbing madly and I was experiencing some pain at the nape of the neck, stretching upwards on the right side of the scalp.

I hoped I would not have to go to the doctor or to the hospital.  I had left my community services card at home, so a trip to the doctor would be expensive.  Plus I preferred to avoid their pharmaceuticals if I could help it.

The only thing to do was to rest and get stuck into the homeopathic remedy which I chose out of my daughter’s collection, and to drink plenty of water.

Cooling the head by covering it with wet cotton cloths was the next thing.  Putting a wet band around so that the temples are covered, and another at the nape of the neck, is very helpful.

Homeopathic Remedy For High Temperature In First Stage Of Sunstroke: Aconite and Belladonna

The first day, when my hot head, chronic headache, and the accompanying dizziness and pain were the most worrying symptoms, I used a homeopathic combination called ‘Fevamed Relief’, which had Aconite 24x and Belladonna  30c in it.  These two are great for complaints which appear suddenly:  Aconite is always good when the symptoms suddenly appear, usually due to a chill or getting damp in a shower;  Belladonna is another one for when symptoms come on suddenly, but with the patient having a bright red face because of fever or high temperature. This ‘Fevamed Relief’ mixture also had Arsenicum alb 60x and Echinacea 24x in it.

This preparation was one specially designed for the feverish symptoms of babies and small children, but I found it to be equally effective in allaying the sunstroke symptoms which I was experiencing.

If I had been at home, I would have used either Aconite or Belladonna on its own, or alternated the remedies,  as I do not usually buy these combination remedies.  This was a ‘Naturopharm’ remedy, whereas I always buy Weleda homeopathics.

I took two or three squirts of this Aconite/Belladonna combination every 20 minutes or so for the first couple of hours.  Then I panned out the dose to one every hour.

I could feel an instant effect as soon as I took the remedy, although it took all that first day for the temperature to drop to near normal.

Pleurisy of the Lung Followed the Sunstroke:  Homeopathic Bryonia came to the fore.

The next day I found that the pulsating head, with accompanying headache, had gone.  But now there was intense pain in the right side of the chest and in the back on the right side,  which was probably pleurisy of the lungs. Bronchial problems can often come after over-exposure to the sun.  The peculiar thing was that it was a right-sided chest complaint, whereas in the past I have always had left-sided chest complaints.

Breathing was painful, and my chest hurt when I moved the torso around to get up off a chair or out of bed. I could hardly move.  It was possible that the Aconite/Belladonna preparation might have helped the bronchial problem too, but I felt as if this remedy had run its course and that no more help would be gained from continuing it.

I decided to switch the treatment to a homeopathic specific for bronchial troubles.  My daughter had a combination which had Bryonia 24x in it, so I beamed in on this one.  Bryonia is excellent for lung problems.  This remedy also had Colocynthis 30c, Carbo veg 24x, and Mag phos 60x in it.  This combination was called ‘Colimed Relief’, another Naturopharm baby remedy.  But again, it worked well for an adult too.

I took this remedy for two days, using around 10 doses of several squirts each the first day, and reducing to around 6 doses of several squirts the second day. On the second day of taking this Bryonia remedy, I coughed for around an hour, which brought up most of the fluid from the lungs.  By the end of that 2nd day, the chest and back pain was completely gone, and breathing had returned to normal.

This all saved an expensive visit to the doctor or to the hospital.  However, sunstroke can be dangerous, so I would urge you to see your doctor if you have these symptoms.  Try the homeopathic remedies only after you have visited the doctor, just to be safe.

Herbal Remedies for Sunburn:

A stong tea allowed to cool, of either Chamomilla recutita flowers, or Elderflower (Sambucus nigra), or Lavender officinalis, can be used to bathe the sunburn.  These herbs can be mixed together to make the infusion if you wish.

St John’s Wort is supposed to be a wonderful healer for radiation burns of all kinds.  Use just a few drops of the blood-red oil on the affected parts.

Aloe vera, something which many people have in their gardens or flower-pots,  is also very soothing and cooling.  Just slice open a leaf and squeeze out the gell to apply directly to the burnt area.

Homeopathic Hypericum or Calendula creams are useful to soothe and help the healing of the skin.  Homeopathic Cantharis is another which can be applied topically to reduce the sting of sunburn.  Homeopathic Cantharis in liquid form is possibly another alternative to Aconite, Belladonna, Bryonia, etc, for taking internally to treat sunstroke symptoms.  Personally, I have not ever tried this remedy.

Dr John H. Clarke, M.D., in treating sunstroke, lists most of the remedies which I found on those two baby homeopathic preparations of my daughter’s:  Aconite, Belladonna and Arsen alb.  These ones, which I found to be very effective, are some of the first remedies for sunstroke which he gives in his book ‘The Prescriber’.

I found ordinary ceylon tea good to drink during this period:  Tea actually helps bring down the temperature, which is why it is so frequently drunk in India.

Over the first couple of days after getting the sunstroke, I also found that putting a cold wet facecloth over the forehead and on the nape of the neck helped.



How To Make Home Made Homeopathic Remedies

Natural Remedies: Homeopathy And Why It Works

In the event that Homeopathic remedies may be denied us because drug companies manage to get them banned, OR standard allopathic medicines suddenly become unavailable, here is a method for making Homeopathic remedies at home. You never know – the day could come when we will need to produce our own medicines.

Homeopathy is a safe alternative to medicinal drugs.  There are several thousand known remedies, with new ones being proven each year.  When the right remedy, or remedies, are chosen, they can work miracles in diverting a range of  illnesses, from childhood whooping cough, croup, bronchial complaints, scarlet fever, and tetanus,  to arthritis, hypertension,  rheumatism and depression.

Homeopathy is an example of ‘Isopathic’ medicine, that is, the treatment uses remedies from the same substance that will actually cause the illness in its undiluted form.

(Not to be confused with the other ‘I’ term in medicine – Iatrogenic – An Iatrogenic illness is doctor-caused illness, or drug-caused illness)

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Some doctors and other health professionals claim that homeopathy cannot work, because ‘it doesn’t have anything in it’, but these people are ignorant about the way in which Homeopathy does its magic. They do not understand the principles of homeopathy.  Yes, it has very little of the original substance in it, but the healing essence of the final homeopathic product is in its vibration, and not in a measurement of a ‘substance’.  These sceptics are measuring the wrong thing in the homeopathic remedy, when they assess it as having ‘no active ingredient’, and what’s more, they have no experience of using it.  Homeopathic remedies work by vibration, not by substance.  Many doctors and drug pharmacists cannot grasp this concept, because they have been conditioned to think in material terms of substance alone.

These sceptics seem to fail to see that ‘like cures like’, and that we often use the principles of homeopathy in our daily lives without even thinking about it.  They are also blind to the fact that homeopathic principles have been used in some allopathic medicines for some time now.  Quinine is one example. Digitalis is another. X-Rays for skin cancer is another.  All these things can produce the disease which they are used to treat.

The original substance in a homeopathic remedy is chosen because of the symptoms it produces in a healthy individual.  A common, everyday example of how this happens is in the humble onion, and its relative the garlic clove.  If you eat these things raw, or even peel an onion, and you are in a healthy condition, you are likely to get a runny nose, or begin sneezing or coughing.  You may even feel your temperature rising.  These are healthy reactions. Well, when you are sick, onions and garlic can be used to CURE these symptoms, these complaints.  If you feel you are getting the flu, or a cold, then onions and garlic are the best things to take to alleviate those symptoms which present as a runny nose, sneezing and a temperature rise.  And so you can use the homeopathic preparation, made from the plant or substance which produces those symptoms, to reverse the condition.

I have come across two methods for making homeopathic remedies, and I shall describe both of these here.

One method for the process is derived from the book by the homeopathic physician Dr James H. Stephenson, M.D., entitled ‘A Doctor’s Guide to Helping Yourself with Homeopathic Remedies’.  This book was first published by Parker Publishing Co. Inc., New York, in 1976.  I have added to the basic steps suggested by Dr Stephenson, with a few pointers of my own, to make it easier for the beginner.

Here Is How You Make Your Own Homeopathic Remedy:

Use a small, clean, sterilized bottle.  It is important that the bottle does not have a trace of another herb or substance in it.  However, you can use the bottle unwashed if it is the container which held the herb tincture or essence you wish to use as your homeopathic remedy.

You are going to dilute your original essence either six times, or twelve times.  These dilutions are the common, recognized potencies for basic homeopathic medicine.  The six-dilution method results in what is called a 6C potency, the remedy which has been diluted twelve times is called a 12C potency.

First of all, you need to have a small quantity of the substance you wish to make into a remedy.  Make an infusion of the herb you wish to use, or make an essence by soaking a little of the herb in alcohol for a few days. Or, as mentioned above, simply use the unwashed container which held the original remedy you wish to use.

To make the first dilution, take one part of the original essence, or ‘Mother Tincture’,  and add it to nine parts water.  See the recipe below for making the ‘Mother Tincture’.

Dr Stephenson endorses the idea which many homeopathic experts have, that enough of the original substance is left inside the bottle to begin the second dilution, after you discard the first dilution from the bottle.  But the theory is that with each dilution, you use one part of the solution containing the substance, and nine parts water or diluted alcohol.  If you use this method, then I think that this will result in a ‘C’ potency, which is 1:100 – one part original essence and 99 parts water or alcohol.

Dr Stephenson says that the ‘C’ potency is made from the ratio of 1 part activating substance, and 9 parts water or alcohol.  But other books give the 1:10 ratio as being an ‘X’ potency, which makes sense.

So – Decimal factor ‘X’ is in dilution of 1:10.

Decimal factor ‘C’ is in dilution of 1:100.

Whichever of these systems you use, you would use the same chosen ratio each time you dilute and succuss the mixture to the required potency. i.e. if you simply use the remains in a bottle, which would give you a ‘C” potency, then you would use a similar amount of remedy in the bottle each time, which will keep the ‘C’ ratio consistent:  Simply tip out the remains after each dilution and shake up (succussion) before filling the bottle again.

If you decide to make the ‘X’ dilution, then you would use one/tenth of the remedy each time, filling up the bottle with 9/10 water or alcohol or both.

You must shake the solution vigorously with every dilution.  Put the lid on the bottle and shake it hard, banging the bottle on the back of the arm each time. This is known as ‘succussion’.  Succussion releases the energy of the material being used, fixing it into the dilution.  Dr Stephenson recommends 15 vigorous shakes with each dilution.  Some people use more shakes each time.

Each time, after the succussing of the remedy, empty out the bottle until you have one tenth of the remedy left in the bottle.  Add more diluting liquid to top the bottle up, and succuss again.  Do this either six times, or twelve.  With the last dilution and succussion, it is important to use some alcohol as your last diluting substance.  This will keep the remedy for years, if you add a quantity of vodka to the last shaking.  If you use all water, the remedy will not last more than a few days.

I use pure vodka to keep my remedies.  One part vodka, one part boiled water or distilled water.

Note: Sensitive people need to take care when making home-made homeopathic remedies.  Coffea, I have found, is extremely potent before it has been diluted properly.  The in-between dilutions are very strong – much stronger than coffee in its pure form.

Reactions can be minimized by using rubber gloves, and by using  just small amounts of the product when making your remedies.  A 15ml bottle is ideal.

How to make your own Mother Tincture:  Chop up your chosen material, such as a herb and soak it in alcohol or a mixture of 90% alchol and 10% water.

Put on the lid of the jar and leave for two weeks.  Shake the herbal mixture several times each day to distribute the healing ingredients through the tincutre.

After two weeks you can store the Mother Tincture indefinitely by keeping it in an air-tight bottle and keeping it in the dark.  Using a brown or dark green bottle is preferable.


Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Vaccinations Do Not Always Work.  This is the sad lesson for a family whose 12 year-old daughter died of Meningitis on Monday.

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Note:  See Merrilyn’s post following this one, entitled: 

Possible Homeopathy For Meningitis If Vaccinations Don’t Work

Vaccinations may help to prevent a bacterial disease, but vaccinations are no good on viral diseases.  If this case of meningitis was a viral one, then the antibiotics in the vaccine given her will have been ineffective for that reason.  But Vitamin C works on both viral and bacterial diseases…….

Alternatives to Vaccinations:  Two other therapies can be used instead of vaccinations, and these are massive doses of Vitamin C when the disease presents itself, and Homeopathy for prevention and cure.

And this is why Vitamin C therapy and Homeopathic Medicine should not be suppressed by doctors or by drug companies or anyone else.

Homeopathic Medicine is a non-harmful, non invasive alternative to vaccinations.  Whereas vaccinations  are invasive to the body, and can harm the immune system, the homeopathic remedies do not cause harm to the immune system.

Vitamin C has cured people of infectious diseases when they were expected to die.  Only two years ago, a man who had swine flu recovered because his family persuaded doctors to give him intravenous Vitamin C in massive doses.  The medics at the Auckland hospital where he was being treated were about to take him off life support and let him die.  He lives today, because he was given Vitamin C.

Everyone should learn about basic Homeopathy:  It has stopped people dying of cholera, of scarlet fever, polio, tetanus, and other infectious diseases in the past.  It could well save the life of your child in an emergency.  However, Homeopathic remedies work best when the patient has not been exposed to a plethora of vaccinations and other antibiotics beforehand. It is best to choose one or the other – vaccinations or homeopathy.

If  you decided to vaccinate, but your child  nevertheless gets sick from the very disease which he or she has been vaccinated for, then it is possible that the appropriate Homeopathic remedies may not work either.  This is because vaccinations upset the equilibrium, and harden a person’s sensitivity to all manner of things, including homeopathic remedies.  However, in an emergency if nothing else can be done, it is always worth a try to use a homeopathic remedy on a vaccinated child.

And I would ALWAYS give large amounts of Vitamin C in an acute illness such as suspected meningitis.  With or without vaccinations, Vitamin C can kill viruses and bacteria when it is given in large enough doses.  It is a good thing to keep Vitamin C in your cupboard in case of an emergency, as well as Homeopathic Aconite, Belladonna, Mercurius, Ledum, Arnica, Arsen alb., and a few others.

Sad Death Of A Vaccinated Girl:  Just this week, a 12 year old Wellington girl has died  of suspected Meningococcal disease, only hours after showing the first symptoms.  Amanda Crook-Barker had stayed home from school on Monday, 3rd September, because she was feeling a little sick and had a sore throat.

Within a short time she had started vomitting.  Shortly after vomitting, whe manifested a rash, which is one of the classic symptoms of Meningococcal disease.  One identifyer of meningococcal disease is that the rash does not disappear when you press the area.

Within two hours of the rash appearing,  at 5 PM, Amanda had died.

Her father said that the rash quickly overtook her, and by the time the ambulance came to take her to hospital, she was black, as if bruised, all over her body.  He only described her condition in an interview on television tonight, 5th September, so that other people might recognize the symptoms and act more quickly if their children became sick.  Amanda’s condition deteriorated so quickly, there was hardly time to recognize the stages of the  fast-accelerating illness, and the family certainly did not anticipate that things would develop the way they did, and claim their daughter’s life within hours.

It is most likely, though, that even if she had gone to hospital earlier in the day that the disease may not have been diagnosed.  On the news tonight, her illness was described only as ‘suspected meningococcal disease’.  Even if her diagnosis was certain, it is likely that antibiotics may not have reversed her condition.  She had already had a vaccination for meningococcal disease.  The only treatment which may have saved her life could have been a megadose of Vitamin C  in combination with a homeopathic remedy such as Arsen alb, Aconite, Belladona, Mercurius, or Crotalus.

Over the past month there have been five cases of meningitis reported in the Auckland region.  Fifteen cases were reported in Wellington last year.

A doctor appeared on the news tonight to warn people that they still could succumb to meningitis, even though they had been vaccinated.  The doctor said that there are many strains of meningococcal disease, and there is not necessarily a vaccine for every one of these.

Some extra reading on alternatives to vaccinations:

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

No Antibiotics For H7N9 Bird Flu Virus 2013 Human Killer

Homeopathic Remedy Arsen Alb For Flu Allergies Asthma

Homeopathic Arsen Alb For NZ Flu May 2013

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu Case

Swine Flu: Intravenous Vitamin C

Vaccinated NZ Girl Dies From Meningococcal Disease 3rd September 2012

Health Without Vaccinations Or Antibiotics

Homeopathic Remedy And Herbs For Cholera


Save Homeopathy – Brief History And A Royal Horse Called Hypericum

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How Homeopaths Cured Some Cancerous Tumours

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Homeopathic Remedies For Pleurisy As Recommended By Dr John Clarke, MD.

Get Professional Advice For That Lung Problem: 

Hi Devanshu.  Thankyou for your question on Homeopathic Remedies for Pleurisy. I would urge you to take your wife to see a health professional immediately.

You might like to look up my latest post entitled Homeopathic and Herbel Remedies For Sunstroke to see how I tackled the problem of pleurisy which followed the sunstroke.  But do see a doctor.

General Advice For People:  You need to promptly visit your health professonal if you have a lung condition, or any inflammation or infection in the lungs.  Consult with your Homeopath, Naturopath, Ayurvedic practitioner, Chinese Herbalist, or Doctor for a professional opinion on your condition, and whether or not Homeopathic remedies can be safely used at your stage of an illness.  Homeopathic remedies do work, but it is not a good idea to begin your homeopathic experimentations on such serious diseases as pleurisy.  If there is an emergency, it is very often a good idea to take an antibiotic rather than meddle with homeopathic remedies, unless you have the guidance of someone experienced in the science of Homeopathy, who is likely to  prescribe exactly the right remedy to reverse the condition.

Homeopathic Doctor John Clarke wrote a wonderful little hand-book of natural remedies, entitled ‘The Prescriber’.  This was first published in the 1950’s, and was reprinted in 1991.

‘The Prescriber’ is a valuable text-book for people who wish to learn to treat illness with homeopathic remedies.  It tells exactly what remedy to use for each stage of an illness, and for what particular symptoms, and how often the dose.  I recommend that you try to obtain this book if you want to become skilled in using homeopathy.

Dr John Clarke recommends a range of remedies for the treatment of Pleurisy of the lungs.  Only one remedy would be chosen at a time, to treat specific symptoms which accompany the pleurisy.  You would need to get advice from your Homeopath on which of these remedies would most suit your condition, or the condition of the person you are trying to help.

These remedies are:  Aconite, Sulphur, Cantharis, Bryonia, Hapar sulph, Belladonna, Arsen alb, Apis, and Asclepias tuberosa.

Aconite 3, 1h. can be used at the beginning of the pleurisy, when there is heat, restlessness and anxiety, but ‘before effusion has occurred’.

Sulph. 3, 1h can be used after the effusions have occurred, and when there are sharp pains which make all movement very painful.

Cantharis 3, 1h can be used when there is not much fever, but with fluid effusions.

Bryonia 2, 1h is good for the violent pains in the side of the ribs, and when there is excessive effusion and fever. Bryonia is recommended when the pain is worse from the slightest movement.  Bryonia is often  characterized by the pain being lessened when lying on the painful side.  If the pain gets better from lying on the sore side, then Bryonia is often a good remedy to use.  Personally, I have used Bryonia many times for distressing lung conditions.  It is a great remedy for helping to dry up mucous, or effusions.

Belladonna 3, 1h can be used when the pain becomes worse for lying on the sore side, ahd when there is a high fever with a very flushed face.

Sulphur 3x-30 can be used for persistent effusion.

Hepar sulph 6, 4h when the condition has become chronic, with the formation of pus.

Dr Clarke recommends tapping of the lungs when the fluid is excessive,  When the patient has not improved at all  from treatment, and there is a  ‘danger of fainting’ and of ‘threatening asphyxia’, then your doctor may have to tap the fluid from the lungs.  Sometimes people need this treatment even when they do not respond to antibiotics.

After the acute stage, Dr Clarke suggests Ars alb 3, 4h, if the fluid is slow to be absorbed.  Apis 3x, 2h is another remedy which can help to dry up the fluid near the end of the illness.

Asclepias tuberosa o is a very good and useful general remedy for Pleurisy according to Dr John Clarke.  The dose he recommends is 15 drops in a little water, taken every hour until improvement is noted.

An Onion Poultice Is A Powerful Natural Remedy for Treating Lung Conditions:  I have used this remedy successfully on many occasions.  It can be used in conjunction with the appropriate homeopathic remedy.

You cut up one whole onion, skin and all.  Cover the onion with water, and simmer for 20 minutes or so.  Even the fumes of this concoction will help congested lungs.  After the onion has simmered for 20 minutes, allow to cool so that the mixture is still hot, but comfortable to the touch.  Then soak a clean, dry tea-towel in the onion concoction.  Wring out and place over the chest while still hot.  Put over a plastic sheet to protect clothing and bedding, and cover again with womething warm, such as a piece of woollen flannel.

Put a hot water bottle over all of the coverings, pull up the blankets, and prepare to sweat out the congestion in the lungs.  You can heat up the onion water again in an hour, to reapply a fresh hot poultice.  Leaving the poultice on the chest increases the sweating, which decreases the infection.  Even when the poultice has cooled down, it will still have the effect of encouraging sweating.

But do none of this without visiting your doctor or homeopath or health professional first.

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Minimum Dose In Homeopathy Has Been Proven As Effective

Homeopathy Works: Opponents of Homeopathy love to spout emotive words which will induce the public to ignore Homeopathy, such as ‘quackery’ and ‘nonsense’.  ‘Totally crazy’, is a favourite term of one New Zealand doctor right now, who is trying to get his medical colleagues banned from using homeopathic medicines in their surgeries.  This sentiment is driven by the drug companies who fear Homeopathy as a competitor for their prescription drugs.

Homeopathy has never been allowed to ‘take off’ – the drug companies and medical authorities in the USA have seen to that.

We expect that all doctors are well-educated honest individuals who have the interest of the patient first and foremost.  We, the public, do not see any of these people as having  ulterior motives in prescribing all those vaccinations, blood thinners, and the like.  Sadly, this is not the case, although I think that many doctors themselves are conditioned by the drug companies into thinking that there is nothing better than prescription medicine.

Meanwhile, the drug companies have banned comfrey from our herbal gardens and household usage, and many other valuable herbs besides.  Now, they are trying to get herbal medicine restricted, if not banned, and Vitamins and  homeopathic medicine restricted or banned as well.

Their main argument against homeopathy is that ‘there is nothing in it’, and that homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo.  Well – I have an argument for these doctors, which I will share with you presently.

Many doctors who should know better, stand on the band rotunda claiming that there is no proof that Homeopathy works, and that there is no power in ‘the minimum dose’.  This is simply untrue:  For a start, these doctors resist gaining any knowledge about using homeopathy, and they resist learning about the many success of homeopathic medicine.

The opponents of homeopathy also manipulate statistics by not publishing vital information about homeopathic medicine. There is a wealth of documented provings, and research into minimum-dose-homeopathic medicine, which go back almost 200 years.  But these research findings are never divulged to the public.  In fact, in the USA in the 1920’s, it was illegal for homeopathic physicians to publish any findings or information on the effect of homeopathic medicine. This marked the official beginning of the movement to keep homeopathy out of the public domain, under wraps,  and discourage doctors from using it.

The drug companies began to gain great wealth in the 1920’s, and this wealth manifested an influence and certain prestige amongst the learned medical circles.  Governments always like big companies who generate big tax dollars and foreign revenue for them.  So the drug companies were given an influence and a pride of place which over-rode any strivings of the humble homeopath to practice his healing art:  Homeopathy is not a money-making concern, as there is no dependency built upon homeopathy, which there is in allopathic medicine.  This means that there is not a lot of  money to be made in homeopathic medicine, because people do not need life-long prescriptions of homeopathic medicines.  It is the dependency upon drugs, and their on-going use, which the makers of prescription drugs feed and thrive upon.

So of course, these drug giants do not want to let Homeopathic medicine gain a hold.  If given a chance, it could very quickly over-ride the popularity of allopathic medicine.

Well – here is the experiment which I read about, and which proves that a minimum dose DOES COUNT, and IS EFFECTIVE.

This research was outlined in the New Zealand Herald last year:  Research scientists found a cause of ‘Bee colony collapse disorder”:  The main reason they discovered that bees were dying in their droves was that they were exposed to VERY small amounts of a nicotinoid poison which was being used as an insecticide.  Nicotinoid toxins are common in insecticides at the present moment, because they are very effective.

Now the interesting thing was that the bees were dying, though this nicotinoid poison could not be detected in their systems.
But the scientists had previously deliberately exposed these bees to a certain amount of nicotinoid toxins:  They KNEW that the bees had been exposed to this poison.  All the bees who had come into contact with a minimum dose of nicotinoid poison caught viruses which killed them.  But the bees who did not come into contact with minimum amounts of poison, did not get sick from a virus, and did not die from either infection or poison.

This experiment should be a warning against using toxic herbicides and pesticides, as it shows that even tiny amounts of poison can cause a myriad of health disfunctions:  If chemicals do this in insects, then there is a liklihood that humans and other animals will be affected by the same poisons as well, although just how – who knows?  We should not be waiting to find out.  All toxic chemicals should be banned from being sprayed into the environment, anywhere at all.

This shows how miniscule amounts of certain substances  CAN and DO have an effect on the living organism.

Homeopathy uses the power of the minimum dose to effect healing:  Certain substances will produce a certain effect on the body if they are used in the natural state.  Digitalis is one remedy which will cause you to die of heart failure if you eat a leaf or two from the plant.  But when digitalis is used homeopathically, it becomes a strengthener of the heart, and will help many heart conditions.

There are many, many, homeopathic remedies,  each one having very specific properties which negate those very same symptoms of illness which the primary product will induce in a healthy person.

There are, and always have been, alternatives to allopathic medicine. Prescription medicines have their place, of course, and we would not be without surgery, which saves many lives.  But for many complaints, Homeopathy would cure them, thus removing any need to stay on prescription medicine for the duration of the life.

If you wish to avoid risk-laden vaccinations, then Homeopathic medicine is a fine alternative.  There are no permanent side effects to homeopathy, which there very often are with antibiotics, vaccinations and many other prescription medicines. Go see your Homeopathic physician for advice about those vaccination alternatives, for a start.