Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dr. Henry C. Allen, M.D.

Dr. Henry C. Allen, M.D.

(1836 – 1909)

Henry C. Allen was born October 2, 1836 in the village of Nilestown, near London Ontario. He was a descendant of the Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen.

He studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario, Canada and received his homeopathic training at Western Homeopathic College (AKA Cleveland Homeopathic College) in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated in 1861. After his graduation, he entered the Union Army, serving as a surgeon under General Ulysses S. Grant.

After the Civil War Allen accepted the professorship of Anatomy at Cleveland and first started the practice of medicine. He later resigned this post to accept the same chair at the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago. In 1875 he moved to Detroit and was appointed Professor of Materia Medica at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1880.

In 1892 Allen helped found the Hering Medical College and was Dean and Professor of Materia Medica until his death. During his tenure, he was respected and loved as few men are during their lives.

This is some of what the International Hahnemannian Association (IHA) ‘In Memoriam’ had to say about Henry C. Allen:

…he was one who truly gave, not only of his love and sympathy, but of his time and effort, and money, to all who needed his aid. No one will ever know how many poor and suffering he helped, nor how many needy, struggling young students and physicians he aided with advice, and money and encouragement. To the young, and especially women in the profession, he was a tower of strength.

The 1890’s saw the majority of Homeopathic colleges steeped in modern scientific homeopathy, emphasizing laboratory methods, surgery, and transient therapeutic and pathological fads. Hahnemann’s teachings were often deemed dogmatic, antiquated, and visionary. Most graduates knew much of transient therapeutic and pathological fads, but little homeopathy.

Dr. Allen actively worked for reinstatement of the Organon in college curricula and was largely responsible for its wide-scale use during the turn of the century. Like Hahnemann and Hering before him, Allen passionately defended the inductive method described in the Organon.

His disagreement with Kent over the publication of unproven remedies in the Denver Critique illustrates this unwavering commitment to Hahnemann’s principles. Kent had promised to publish one remedy a month, but since this proved to be impossible, he described remedies for which there were no provings or clinical experience. Instead he would combine the qualities of Alumina and Silica and speculate on the symptoms that would exist in Alumina silicata.

At the Homeopathic Congress of June 1908, Allen accused Kent of publishing unreliable materia medica. Kent retracted his position and never published a “synthetic” remedy again and actually removed them from the 2nd edition of his Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica. Allen was probably the only homeopath of his time who could stand up to Kent.

Allen was a member of several homeopathic societies including the AIH, IHA, and ones in England and India. In fact, Allen remained a member of the AIH to the end, where he upheld Hahnemannian principles, particularly in materia medica at their meetings and discussions. He was owner and editor of the Medical Advance for many years.

Besides writing many articles in this and other homeopathic journals he wrote numerous books. Some of Henry Allen’s well-known works include:

Keynotes of the Materia Medica with Nosodes
The Materia Medica of the Nosodes

plus
The Homeopathic Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever
The Homeopathic Therapeutics of Fever
Therapeutics of Tuberculous Affections

He also revised Boenninghausen’s Slip Repertory, which he updated and arranged for rapid and practical homeopathic work.

Dr. Allen maintained that being a successful prescriber was contingent upon good case taking. He stated that:

One of the stumbling blocks to progress in the study of homoeopathy is the way we take our cases. We do not go back to Hahnemann’s system of therapeutics. There is a broad distinction between symptoms of diagnosis and symptoms of therapeutics.

Diagnostic symptoms are those of the disease, and the therapeutic symptoms go down to the patient himself. Now, the more valuable symptoms are for diagnosis the less valuable they are for the selection of the remedy. The practice of homoeopathy is just as simple as ‘ rolling off a log.’

Read §152 of the Organon. Take the individual symptoms, and select those peculiar as your guide, and it will be astonishing how easy it is to prescribe for a case after you have taken it. That is where the trouble lies. Hahnemann has told us that anybody can prescribe for a patient after the anamnesis is well taken.

Dr. Allen was one of the guiding lights of Hahnemannian homeopathy. His efforts helped lay the groundwork for the creation of the International Hahnemannian Association. Even though he was steadfast in his adherence to the principles of Hahnemann, he always strived for constructive discussion.

The following passage from the IHA describes this quality in him:

But in reality his life and motives were beyond reproach, and in his standards he conformed to the highest standards of Homoeopathy. He was as absolutely unselfish as it is possible for a man to be. He stood always for Homoeopathy, pure and undefiled, and its interests were always paramount with him.

No labor was too severe, no demand too exacting, no sacrifice too great when the welfare of Homoeopathy and its institutions were concerned. He longed for harmony and union in our school, as he longed for friends, and labored for it incessantly, but it must be peace with honor and friends without capitulation.

He was ready to make any sacrifice of personal ends and desires, but in principles he would not compromise. No man ever took misunderstanding and criticism of himself more sweetly and patiently. He refused personalities, and kept the cause, the principle, always in the foreground.

Dr. Allen sustained his youthfulness and vitality in his later years. Even into his seventies he was as active and as physically vigorous as men half his age. Known for his quick wit he was welcomed at gatherings for his lively repartee and engaging anecdotes.

Dr. Allen passed away on January 22, 1909 after working all day and seeing patients in the evening. Until his last days he was constantly working for the benefit of homeopathy.

http://www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/henry_c_allen.html

DEFINITIONS OF HOMOEOPATHY

DEFINITIONS OF HOMOEOPATHY

Vera Resnick IHM DHom Med (Lic)

Much has been written on definitions of homoeopathy.  B K Sarkar, in the following text taken from Essays on Homoeopathy, published by Hahnemann Publishing Co. in 1968, seems to be speaking about the same issues that trouble us in 2011.  Probably also relating to the same issues that troubled Hahnemann in his day.

Sarkar wrote:

“Lately a controversy is going on amidst the Indian Homoeo­pathic practitioners about the scope and definition of Homoeo­pathy and Homoeopathic physician. I have discussed these topics threadbare in some of my essays.

Though definition is a logical process necessary for exactitude of knowledge about a subject, very often it is either arbitrary or one-sided, not covering the whole sphere of thought and existence; and very often this attempt at definition leads to futile wordy duels in which neither party wins unquestionably.The scope of medicine or a physician is so vast and complicated that their definition must be wide enough to allow space for all points of views.

I think, I voice the consensus of opinion when I say that Homoeopathy, in the first place, means a method—a method of scientific study and therapeutic practice; in the second place, it means the facts discovered by the method; in the third place, it signifies the theories that have been propounded to explain and correlate these facts.

What I have endeavoured to emphasise through many of my essays is that Homoeopathy is not a theory, it involves no dogmatic faith but it is a statement of facts, a generalisation from ex­perience valid within the bounds of our sense-bound mentality, that is, a medicine of experience and not of speculation; it is a simple rule of practice applied to a particular sphere of medicine, the treatment of the sick by drugs and for that matter of other physical agents.”

When size matters, and knowledge doesnt.

Bill Gates gives keynote address at the 64th World Health Assembly in Geneva. 

(Credit: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pushing harder than ever for government leaders around the world to increase vaccination investments.

In a keynote address yesterday to the 64th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke for nearly half an hour to health ministers from 193 countries about the importance of “seeking good health care for every human being.”

“I believe we have the opportunity to make a new future in which global health is the cornerstone of global prosperity,” he said.

A child receiving oral polio vaccine from a house-to-house vaccination team in Africa. 

(Credit: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Gates called on the assembly to make this “the Decade of Vaccines,” with some basic goals: eradicate polio early in this decade; build a system capable of delivering vaccines to every child; make five or six new vaccines available to all children around the world. With these investments, Gates said, the world “can save 4 million lives by 2015 and 10 million lives by 2020.”

Another challenge Gates cited was lowering the cost of antigenic materials, such as pentavalent, pneumococcus, and rotavirus vaccines. The Gates Foundation is working with vaccine manufacturers to cut prices of those inoculations in half by 2016. Lower costs would be beneficial to many countries around the world that are reeling from budget woes.

During the keynote speech, Gates also called on:

· donor countries to increase their investment in vaccines and immunization, even though they’re coping with budget crises–he cited the GAVI Alliance pledging meeting in London on June 13 as an opportunity to show their support;

· pharmaceutical companies to make sure vaccines are affordable for poor countries; specifically, they must make a commitment to affordable pricing–Gates said he was confident that the combined price of the pentavalent, pneumococcus, and rotavirus vaccines can be cut in half by 2015;

· all 193 member states to make vaccines a central focus of their health systems–Gates said they must pledge to meet vaccine coverage targets of 90 percent at the country level with no district below 80 percent, and ensure that all children have access to existing vaccines and to new ones as they become available.

The Gates Foundation is also set to reward individuals/organizations that make “the most uniquely innovative contribution to the Decade of Vaccines. This could be innovation in the science, delivery, or funding of vaccines,” said Gates. The winner will be announced every January in an annual letter.

Interview

By Priscilla Rowbottom, FHom, DHom, XHom, PQRS (Dip) (Lic), HomQuack

As part of my mission to educate and inform, I tried to reach Dr Gary Weaver for interview.

He was very genial when first approached, and agreed to do the interview.  However, when we began, and I asked him “what message would you like to give our listeners?”, his terse response was “go away”.

“Is that me, or your message to the listeners?”

Dr Weaver, erudite as always, muttered “just a bunch of pillocks, all of yer…”, and hung up.

After doing some research, I was extremely impressed to discover that the rumours were true.  Dr Weaver is currently translating Boeninghausen’s Therapeutic Pocket Book into ancient Scandinavian slang – and was wittily testing the waters, as it were, by use of the word relating to the section on male genitalia…

Although Dr Weaver is a known recluse, I persisted in my attempts to interview him.  After all, I felt, the public should know.   In the light of subsequent events, perhaps I should have concluded that the public would be better served by the old adage, so frequently borne out these days, that “ignorance is bliss”.

Several restraining orders later, I achieved my goal.  Dr Gary Weaver was waiting to be interviewed.  I knew he would not hang up this time.  This perhaps was because of the two thugs I had hired, disguised as two old ladies, who were holding him down.

“So Dr Weaver,” I asked, “can you tell us something about your background?”

“No,” he replied, succinct as ever.  Dr Weaver always believed in the importance of brevity as the art of wit, together with a firm understanding of the value of the diluted and potentized remark.  A truly impressive icon in modern-day homoeopathy.

“And,” I moved on swiftly, “what do you think of homeopaths today?”

At this point, Dr Weaver truly amazed me with his learning and erudition.  I was not aware that he had such knowledge.  For about 10 minutes he regaled us with his in depth knowledge of the Therapeutic Pocket Book sections and rubrics relating to Female Genitalia, Male Genitalia, and Rectum, Stool.  In several languages too.  He also discussed his belief in the importance of teaching surgery through experiental means, as he repeated how crucial it was to “cut them a new one”.

I was overjoyed at Dr Weaver’s responsiveness, at his willingness to share his deepest beliefs and extensive knowledge with our listeners.  I also was informed that my thugs were currently sitting on him, which probably accounted for the somewhat muffled quality of the call.   So I asked the following question – which in retrospect I realize I should have thought through in more depth.

“Dr Weaver,” I began, “we all know that homoeopathy as taught by Hahnemann had its limits.”  At this point I heard strange growlings over the microphone, but tragically assumed it was the dog.  “As I was saying,” I continued, “I’m sure you recognize the tremendous improvements modern homoeopaths have instituted which go far beyond Hahnemann, in their use of sensation methods, periodic tables, advanced transmission methods such as name on paper and hair transmission…”

At this point, I could no longer continue.  The sound was completely broken up with strange yelps, inhuman screeching, and the very human shrieks of my two thugs, who apparently were being tossed bodily into a shallow swimming pool, together with the microphone, which at that point went dead.

Since I was recording this interview at a safe distance (two continents away), I am happy to reassure our readers that I was not harmed.  But I did have to wait until the news networks took over.

“Strange lights appear over building in Florida” the news program anchor announced.  “As a crowd formed in the streets outside, smoke was seen issuing from the one storey building.  People gazed, hoping for a sighting of a UFO coming down, but were treated to the sight of Dr Gary Weaver, DO, Sir, notorious homeopath and erstwhile unlicensed surgeon of proctology, going up.  In a jet of flame, smoke billowing all around him, accompanied by some odd celestial music distinctly reminiscent of 10CC’s classic “Dreadlock Holiday”, Dr Gary Weaver is the first human being to launch, independently, into outer space.  The Pentagon is working on ways to point him at Iran.”

I was strangely moved by this report.  My first thought and emotion was sadness at how, if he was unable to jet back, entire sections of repertory and materia medica relating to female and male genitalia, together with rectum, stool, would be lost to homoeopathy forever.  My second thought, however, was that since there is no need any more to repertorize due to diligent homoeopaths who have developed meditative, dream, sensation, elemental, and agoraphobic methods for determining prescriptions – it would be no great loss.

At that point, however, realization dawned.  If he ever returned, Dr. Weaver, in his self-launch demonstrating his personal willingness for self-sacrifice in the cause of homoeopathy,  was offering homoeopaths the greatest gift since the first coming of Samuel Hahnemann – a proving of Ballistichomeopath (BallsH) 1000000000M.  Since this remedy, although as yet unproven, is in tremendous demand these days, Dr Weaver (or his ashes) is to be highly commended for his services to homoeopathy.  Until his whereabouts are known, we invite all participants to join us in a memorial service via hair transmission.

Where is it?










Kent's repertory, lists Acon. under "Mind, Fear Dark",
"Mind, Darknessaggr.", "Mind, Light desires", and these
entries have been copied into Synthesis (Schroyens).
I would like to ask anyone in this profession
(or outside of it) to provide the pharmacographic 
(provings) evidence for such listings.

The Subjective and the Certain

 

By Vera Resnick, IHM DHom Med (Lic)

Most people (except the rare few, including me and you…) want to make an impression.  There’s nothing wrong with this.  Except in the homoeopath’s clinic.

I was called in to see a woman who was suffering from severe abdominal pain and had decided to go through an operation.  She lay on her couch, unable to move, in tears from the pain, paralyzed by fear at the thought of the operation.  And yet…

I had more or less decided on a remedy, but wanted to check whether there had been any change in her eating habits when her condition had worsened.

“What’s your favourite food?” I asked.

“Oh, salad,” she answered, most definitively.

“Really?” I queried.  I have difficulty believing that salad could be a favourite food for anyone.  Perhaps a close second – but first place?  I met someone who preferred carrots to chocolate a long time ago, which shocked me to the core, but haven’t met anyone quite like that since.

“Oh yes,” she breathed, clearly enraptured by memories of lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and a touch of avocado.  “Just ask my children,” she continued, “they will tell you that if they want to surprise me, they prepare a large bowl of salad with as many different colours as possible.”

“Even on your birthday?”

“Oh yes..” affirmed this lady, amidst her intense pain, suffering and fear, delivering a beautific smile at the very thought of varicoloured vegetables.

I prescribed, the remedy helped to the extent it could – the patient could not be shifted from her decision to go under the knife – but this whole incident made me nervous.  Something was wrong here, but I couldn’t define it.  Fortunately for my peace of mind, it presented itself to me several months later.

The same patient had been abroad, and came back with various health problems which she wanted me to address.  She sat down in my clinic, gazed at me woefully and asked (sadly as many women do) “do you have anything to help me lose weight”?  As I answered in the negative, I wondered to myself how it was possible that a person with such a deep, enduring love of salad could suffer from excessive weight gain – but it was there, definitely not imaginary.

“What caused the weight gain?” I asked, tentatively, not quite sure what I was getting into.

Baked goods, is what I was getting into.  Breads, muffins, brioches, cookies, cakes, scones, you name it.  This was the patient’s true food preference.  The rest was smoke and mirrors, much like the image conscious girl’s refusal to eat dessert on a first date, with an “oh, I couldn’t possibly…”  Even in the midst of fear, pain, confusion, an impending operation, this patient wanted to make a certain impression.

This is only one example of many, something I think all homoeopaths go through at some stage.   Subjective descriptions that lead us astray, that capture our imaginations.  In the best case scenarios, we just find ourselves hunting manically for salad rubrics.  But in the worst time-wasting scenarios, we find ourselves contacting colleagues and teachers, hunting for that rubric of “felt like heart was hanging from a string”, felt “as if a sack of potatoes had landed on the abdomen”.

Sometimes the patient wants to make an impression.  Sometimes the patient is so creative with language the homoeopath gets tied in knots trying to follow a complex symptom description which could probably be boiled down to “headache better for pressure” but goes through a descriptive process that could fill two volumes of a large-size Synthesis.

And there’s worse to come.  As others have pointed out before me – in provings the subjective descriptions of pain sensations are, not to put too fine a point on it, subjective, and also subject to differences in use of language and expressions.  One man’s pressing pain could be another’s constricting pain,  one person’s sensation of internal jerking could be another’s feeling that something is alive in the abdomen.  They could be close, but they reduce our ability to be certain when we’re trying to pick one or the other.

As a homoeopath I crave certainty.  Complete certainty is not available to me, as I can’t know exactly the inner workings of each patient, I can’t always know the direction that cure will take in each case, the exact nature of the impact the remedy will have on the patient’s condition.  All I can know for sure is that if the prescription is based on the Law of Similars, it will do the work of healing, in part or in full.

But my job is to narrow down my prescription to those remedies appearing in rubrics that are as clear and certain as possible in the case.  Symptoms that are there whether the patient wants to make an impression or not.  Symptoms that are absolutely certain, if possible even viewed in the clinic or sickroom.  There is no certainty otherwise, and treatment is reduced to pendulum diagnoses and hunch prescriptions.  Certainly far from the sweet feeling when you give a remedy you know you have prescribed based on certain, clear symptoms, and you know it will ease the patient’s suffering and set them on the road towards cure.

The subjective and the uncertain symptoms do have their place, they are part of who the patient is.  But that place is closer to the end of the prescribing process, or even within the framework of case management – not in the preliminary narrowing down of remedies through repertorisation.

And now, as I believe the French say, let us all get back to our onions…

More Questions About Hair Transmission

Many of contemporary scientists have proved high potencies; we just need have a look at  the experience  of Jaques Benveniste who proved high dilutions even above the Avogadro´s limit. Now, a novel prize winner, Dr. Luc Montagnier, a renowned scientist from his discovery of HIV, has repeated the same experiment, giving the following description:

“The capacity of some bacterial DNA sequences to induce electromagnetic waves at high aqueous dilutions. It appears to be a resonance phenomenon triggered by the ambient electromagnetic background of very low frequency waves. The genomic DNA of most pathogenic bacteria contains sequences which are able to generate such signals. This opens the way to the development of highly sensitive detection system for chronic bacterial infections in human and animal diseases.”

The key words to explain homeopathy lies in the following words: Electromagnetic Signals or what is the same: Memory of the water.

On the other hand and supporting this matter, it has been described as an inexpensive experiment to demonstrate how the electromagnetic frequency can change and can be specific from one remedy to other,  through spectroscopy.

We may also read about:

1) Electromagnetic spectrum.

2) Electromagnetic radiation

3) Nanostructure.

The main observations  are:

a) EM radiation carries energy and momentum that may be imparted to matter with which it interacts.

b) The new harmonics in Luc´s Experiment were found in a range of 1 000 to 3 000 hertz=ULF Radio waves=Ultra Low Frequency=100 km wavelength=12.4 Pev of energy.

Pev (Peta electron volt)

On the other hand, defenders of Hair Transmission long distance therapy have based his hypothesis on the Organon,  paragraph 288:

“…It is a marvellous, priceless gift of God to mankind by means of which the strong will of a well intentioned person upon a sick one by contact and even without this and even at some distance…”

“…The effect of communicated human power upon the whole human organism was most brilliantly shown, in the resuscitation of persons who had lain some time apparently dead, by the most powerful sympathetic will of a man in full vigor of vital energy,1 and of this kind of resurrection history records many undeniable examples”

“If the mesmerizing person of either sex capable at the same time of a good-natured enthusiasm (even its degeneration into bigotry, fanaticism, mysticism or philanthropic dreaming) will be empowered all the more with this philanthropic self-sacrificing performance to direct exclusively the power of his commanding good will to the recipient requiring his help and at the same time to concentrate these, he may at times perform apparent miracles.”

 

Footnote 1: “Especially of one of such persons, of whom there are not many, who, along with great kindness of disposition and perfect bodily powers, possesses but a very moderate desire for sexual intercourse, which it would give him very little trouble wholly to suppress, in whom, consequently, all the fine vital spirits that would otherwise be employed in the production of the semen, are ready to be communicated to others, by touching them and powerfully exerting the will. Some powerful mesmerisers, with whom I have become aquatinted, had all this peculiar character.”

Mesmerism is a technique which consists on giving passes with the hands over the body of a person (even with magnetic bars).  Following Hahnemannian thinking today, it is possible that when Hahnemann says “even at some distance”, he referred to certain distance between mesmer´s hands and patient´s body and NOT to a fanciful long  distance. When Hahnemann says “By the most powerful sympathetic will of a man” he is referring to the developed spirituality of a man/woman while avoiding sexual intercourse and to his/her own body functioning as if were an antenna transmitting energy´s frequency due to his/her optimums conditions for doing so.

Here, Hahnemann made an observation from an event which he considered deserved of to be recorded.  Nevertheless, he always mentioned what was acting as a vehicle in his writings (water, alcohol, magnetic bars, or even the body). Hahnemann himself demonstrated that homeopathy works even if a person  had sexual intercourse (without a developed spirituality); which was demonstrated with the quantity of children that he Fathered. He  remarried for a second time, even thought advanced in years. This fact is why homeopathy is a science, because it´s supported on a law, therefore it works (if there is an adequate methodology) with or  without and in spite of  the spirituality of the practitioner.

Thus and thinking about the principles on which homeopathy supports, then questions  arise:

1.-Is there reliable pure experimentations through hair transmission long distance on healthy patients?

2.-What would be the vehicle?

3.- Is a special spiritual preparation to practice homeopathy?

Currently, it had already been very difficult to demonstrate that the water had been a real vehicle during more than 200 years for our remedies.

I consider, this is not a practice which is consistent with homeopathic principles.

It must be called something else as IT IS NOT HOMEOPATHY.

 

 

Optimization of Allopathic Medicines Through Homeopathy

Something what frequently happens in countries like mine, (Mexico) in which allopathic medicines are sold without a medical prescription is that the patient is self-medicate due to the lack of money or insurance to see a doctor, but also when from his own perspective not improve with treatment given by his/her doctor.

Due to this situation I have seen and experienced something (Serendipity) that I have called “Optimization of allopathic medicine with the homeopathic remedy”, through mere observation

Kindly, let me explain some clinical circumstances presented consistently in several cases (10 infectious cases).

1.-Antibiotics and infectious diseases ( A total of 10 cases like this in all my professional life). If I may, let me give you an example… like the following that I have experienced in several times (10 times=10 cases).

First of all I must to emphasize that when the patient with recurrent infections is brought to homeopathic consultation is because, despite antibiotic treatment, the child sometimes takes too many days to recover or he does it so clumsy and slow, even with unusually high doses.

Example: Pediatric patient,  2 years old, weighing 12 kg with recurrent infections of the pharynx and fever, which I had installed homeopathic treatment. Due he did not improve the next day, is self-medicated by one of the parents, saying: -“I gave him what the pediatrician prescribed last time”. i.e. Amoxicillin (antibiotic) at a dose of 250 mg 3 times daily, this is 63 mg / kg / day divided every 8 hours, when the benchmark average is 20-40 mg / kg / day.

Usually the parent tells you this during the review (next day), however, says: -“ I only had to give it  2 or 3 doses of the antibiotic, and it was enough to “cure” him”….The first time that I experienced this  situation I said my self: -“mmm: Something changed”

Anyway I continued with the homeopathic remedy, but the following consultation in which she brought me the same child with fever and inflammation pharynx, I proposed and convinced them to use allopathic treatment on first intention arguing that it would be faster and later homeopathy (the most of the people have the wrong idea that homeopathy is slow). Parents accepted.

What I did was to set the antibiotic treatment, but in the lowest possible dose 10 mg / kg / day, in this case 40 mg 3 times a day (total amount 120 mg) and I found that the patient who previously not responded to the same antibiotic in very high doses, after has been treated for a while with homeopathy, now responded efficiently and quickly to the antibiotic in an exacerbation.

The other groups of diseases where I have seen the same “optimization” are the following:

2.-Case type II diabetes and hypertension:

In these cases I never stop immediately the allopathic therapy (antihypertensive or oral hypoglycemic), but I have noticed that trying the patient with homeopathy over time the dose needed to control glucose or hypertension becomes minimal. For example, diabetic patients requiring glibenclamide 2-2-2 ( 6 tablets a day) now only need a half a tablet (even a fourth) … Only 15 percent of diabetic patients reach not to need oral hypoglycemic. (only homeopathic remedy)

In the case of hypertension it is the same thing, although the percentage reaches not to need medicine is more large (50%). (Only homeopathic remedy)

Questioning the “Gurus”

The question to ask the reader here, is who can separate the normal (health) from the abnormal (disease) disposition in these descriptions? Who would like to see if they can approximate these spictures’ to the actual provings in pharmacography? Which is fact, an which is fiction? which belong to the realm of philosophy, and which to mediicne?

Scholten has become so immersed in his own fancy, as to have lost any connection to what it is a physician is supposed to deal with.

 

J.Scholten Homœopathy and Minerals

The kali’s

Principles, duty

The most important characteristic of Kali people is that they are very conscientious. They are people with strong principles, they have their rules and norms and they stick to them: ‘a man of his word’. They are therefore very reliable, correct, stable and self assured. They have a great sense of duty, are serious and responsible. In the course of time, however, this can go too far and the negative side might start to come up: being rigid, dogmatic, moralistic, conservative, stoic.

In order to live according to their principles, they have to control the other aspects of their life, such as emotions. They prefer routine to new and unexpected things. Playful and artistic traits are hardly acknowledged. That is why they seem to be materialistic, but they are more pragmatic and down to earth than egoistic.

Closed

This control is expressed physically in the form of constipation or difficult labours. They hold on to things, are closed and reserved.

In spite of, or perhaps because of, this control there are many fears, but these are often only felt physically in the form of stomach problems. They can also be quite ‘jumpy’, as unexpected things are not under their control. Connected to this is their great sensitivity to being tickled. Tickling makes you laugh, you have to surrender to your emotions, and their control does not allow this.

Optimism

They are closed and do not easily share their inner feelings. But they are not melancholic, like the Natrums. One could sooner call them optimistic. They achieve what they want to achieve, through perseverance and hard work.

Work tasks

Their sense of duty is expressed in their work, their tasks. Perhaps ‘task’ is an even better theme for the Kali’s than ‘duty’. They are very task-conscious. They are very hard workers, able people, the builders of society. They are practical and pragmatic. They work hard and steadily, although they don’t overdo it. They are not real workaholics.

They have a sort of fatherly aura. Professions in which they thrive are e.g.  manager, policeman, judge, translator, bookkeeper.

Family

They are, on the whole, very family orientated. The family is very important to them and they work hard to support them.

Questions to ponder regarding hair transmission and homoeopathy.

I got to thinking about things in my sleep and once more woke up with questions running around my brain. Whats a modality? How can you practice a different form of homoeopathy and  it still be called homoeopathy? How come a government hasn’t worked out to win a war with just using hair transmission?

Ive never said that I was normal, Im still reeling from the shock of finding out Hahnemann did not know of  the joys of using ATT for his long distance cell phone calls. That aside, I have some questions regarding the practicalities of homoeopathy and hair transmission.

So all these guys a couple hundred years ago, took repeated doses of substances and got reactions (for reactions read sick) from them. At some stage, depending on the good nature or otherwise, of the proving master he called a halt to the trial and the individuals took a little time to get back to normal….all except the guys doing Cannabis Sativa and Indicus… I believe their proving is still carrying on today.

From these various sadistic testings… the poisonings were noted and collated and indexed to be used on sick people when they exhibited the whacked out expressions of the exhausted testee’s… and they got better!

To prevent TOO much of a bad thing happening all at once, Hahnemann worked out a potency scale for the medicines that could be adjusted up or down depending on whether the patient merely had a rough time or a REALLY rough time… he said “er… when you see the patient turning red or his psoriasis coming back..umm good idea to stop the medicine at this point” (apologies to Hahnemann for paraphrasing but you get the point)

So here we have, an individual, his needs worked out as far as a substance is required, and then the substance administered and then adjusted for potency and stops and starts.

So I got thinking…. In hair transmission, (question 1…why hair?) a single strand is plunged into a vial of liquid containing the repertorized remedy (question 2..what potency?) then the patient goes off and is supposed to get better.

So now Im asking myself, question 3, how to you get the right potency? Question 4..when do you know when to stop for aggravation?

Then I hit the mother question…..What happens if the practitioner has a heart attack or someone steals the vials with the hairs in it and hides them??

Does the patient now get into a proving mode forever more from the remedy? Is their life over?

So then to my master plan on how to win a war. Send over your finest undercover troops (or hot women..whatever) and get them to pluck a single strand of hair from every foreign country member of their armed forces and bring them back to home base. Make up several million vials of opium 50m and place each hair in it. Six months later.. walk into the president palace of the country that you want to invade and say We are taking over your country….. to which the president looks at you sleepily and says.. “whatever dude..nice day..”

I guess this probably is the reason I cant accept hair transmission as a valid homoeopathic practice..

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