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Homeopathy In Africa

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 @ 07:19 PM

Tags: Homeopathy in Africa

  I was going through some homeopathy blogs online.  I found a very interesting one that I wanted to comment on.  The blog is Jeremy's Journal From Africa. Well known  homeopath, Jeremy Sherr, with his family is in Tanzania to help treat people suffering from Aids, Tuberculouis and Malaria. Jeremy spent almost 10 years trying to acquire money for aids research and homeopathy.  There is plenty of money for aids research.  However, the mention of homeopathy seemed to close any chance of getting research money.  Jeremy decided to go to Africa to help people since he was not receiving the funding that he hoped for.  The homeopath believes homeopathy may be useful in Africa since it is affordable for most people.  Many people can not afford pharmaceutical drugs in Africa because of the high costs.

  The skeptic community has discovered what he is doing in Africa.  They were quite critical of his work. He was accused of telling current patients not to take allopathic drugs. However, the homeopath has said he has never told anyone to stop taking their current medication.  Homeopathy was never offered as an alternative to allopathic drugs.  He is also not involved in any research at the moment.  This contrary to what skeptics and big pharmaceutical are saying.   If there was research to be done, the trials would be of the highest quality and highly ethical.   

   Skeptics called his work dangerous and deillusional.  Jeremy replied back by saying big pharmaceuticals were not getting enough medicine to the people and these medicines did not cure the problems.

  So far, the homeopaths results have been impressive. His lastest journal entries seem to suggest improvement in his patients.  A current patient with reoccuring Tuberculouis has been treated with Mercurius Solubilis 30C.  After one week of taking this remedy, the patient is significantly better.  Many of the patients symptoms have gone away all together.

  Another patient with aids has been experiencing malaria attacks.  She feels terrible and has had some major headaches with terrible body aches and pain.  After one month of treatment with Androctonus 12C daily, the patient showed significant improvement.  The terrible headaches were gone.  The patient felt significantly better than before.   

Jeremy definitely want to thank  big pharmacetical companies and skeptics.  They have made his work get into the news.  His blog and work is becoming popular thanks to the hysteria created when they found out about his work.

  You can read Jeremy's blog with the link below.

http://jeremysjournalfromafrica.blogspot.com/

Why is big pharma not providing enough medicine in Africa?  If they are not providing enough medicine, why are they against someone coming in to offer an alternative solution.  Anything is better than nothing.   

Homeopathy Links Blog from Jan 17th -25th

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sat, Jan 24, 2009 @ 10:04 PM

Tags: homeopathy links

  New articles on our homeopathic links blog.  Vote for your favorite links and homeopathy news.

Government's chief scientific advisor backed on homeopathy - Healthcare Republic News 

 Chief Scientific Advisor recommends more testing with homeopathic medicine and remedies.

HOMEOPATHY-a new approach: The launch of its New and Revamped website www.homeopathycommunity.com  

  Relaunch of homeopathy website with great content and information. 

Citizendium- Providing a Better Definition and Article on Homeopathy « Official Homeopathy Resource

An alternative to the definition of Wikipedia homeopathy

Homeopathy for Headaches

Homeopathy remedies for headaches.

Vote Health Freedom, Homeopathic Research and Development for the New Era

This article shows trends with homeopathy.

Homeopathic Trials with ADHD

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 @ 02:07 PM

Tags: Homeopathic Trials ADHD, Homeopathy for ADHD

  ADHD is the abbreviated term for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This neurological disorder happens in children.  Boys are more than twice as liking to have ADHD than girls.  ADHD may continue on into child hood.  In this disorder, children seemed to not be able to concentrate for any period of time.  Children may also be impulsive and extremely hyper as well.  Hyperactivity may not be present in all children with ADHD.

  In this article, we will examine a couple of small trials with homeopathy in treating ADHD.   This first trial was published in the July 27, 2005 online edition of the European Journal of Pediatrics. The trial was conducted with 62 children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  . The study involved three phases. First children were treated with an individualized homeopathic remedy for their condition.  Only the children with 50% improvement on the  ADHD rating scale were included in the second phase of the study, a crossover trial with a placebo group. Upon completion of the cross over phase, the children were then treated again with their homeopathic medicine in an open label phase.

  The homeopathic remedies used during treatment were Calc carb , Sulphur , Chamomilla , Lycopodium , Silicea , Hepar sulph , Nux vomica, China , Ignatia , and Mercurius. Each of the following were used in one case only: Capsicum, Causticum, Hyoscyamus, Phosphorus, Phosphoric acid, Sepia, and Staphysagria.  Progress was accessed monthly with parents.

  The results after one year of the study showed that the children taking the homeopathic remedies showed improvement in the second phase while children given the placebo showed no improvement.   Children on the homeopathic treatment continued to show improvement in the cross over phase. After the children given the placebo were allowed to return back to homeopathic medicine, they continue to show improvement.  Researchers concluded homeopathy may help with ADHD but larger trials are needed.

  The second trial was a bit larger.  There were 4 trials that totaled 162 participants.  The homeopathic medicine was individualized for each child with ADHD.  Control groups were set up.   Children were either assigned into a homeopathic group or a control group.  After all the data was gathered, the researchers conclude that homeopathy does not seem to treat ADHD effectively.  Researchers noted that further research should be rigorous and optimal.

  The following trials showed that children with ADHD may be helped with homeopathy but the evidence is far from conclusive.  One small trial of 67 children showed evidence of homeopathy working.  A larger trial with 167 participants showed no evidence of homeopathic medicines working on ADHD.

References

http://www.hpakids.org/holistic-health/articles/154/1/Homeopathy-Proven-Successful-for-ADHD%20-

http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab005648.html  

Homeopathy Links Blog From Jan 11-18th, 2009

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 @ 05:21 PM

Tags: Homeopathy Links and News

 Vote for your favorite Homeopathy or Natural Health Stories
 
Natural Treatments for Coughs: Use Herbs and Homeopathy www.naturalnews.com Natural Treatments For Coughs with Herbs and Homeopathy

55 Facts About Homeopathy Great Facts About Homeopathy 

How much water should we drink???  Tells how much water everyone should drink 

'Alternative' Medicine Is Mainstream - Alternative Medicine to go mainstream 

Homeopathy on Google Insights

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 11:25 AM

Tags: Homeopathy, Google Insights on Homeopathy

  One of our previous blog articles examined Google Trends.  Google Trends basically show searches on Google.  The trend seem to show homeopathy searches were getting to be fewer and fewer. 

  Google Insights is another neat tool that shows more information than just the Google Trends. Google Insights shows which country has the most searches, what are the most popular searches as of now and what would be the popular searches in the future.

  I tested Google insights with the word Homeopathy.     Google insights shows us the regional interests for our keyword, top searches and rising searches.

  The example of Homeopathy is below:

  Regional Interests For Homeopathy

1.       India     
   
2.     Pakistan    
   
3.     Bangladesh    
   
4.     New Zealand    
   
5.     South Africa    
   
6.     Ireland    
   
7.     United Kingdom    
   
8.     United Arab Emirates    
   
9.     Oman    
   
10.    Canada    


  India is the country where there is the most searches on homeopathy.  New Zealand was a surprise to me.  I did not know that there was that much interest in homeopathy in New Zealand.     

  These are the current most popular searches on homeopathy.

 1.    homeopathic     
    
2.     homeopathy medicine     
    
3.     homeopathy treatment     
    
4.     the homeopathy     
    
5.     homeopathy remedies     
    
6.     homeopathy remedy     
    
7.     what is homeopathy     
    
8.     homeopathy college     
    
9.     homeopath     
    
10.    abc homeopathy    

  Here are the searches that rising.  We can expect to see more of these searches in the future.

 Rising searches
   
1.     wiki homeopathy     Breakout
2.     lancet homeopathy     Breakout
3.     homeopathy wikipedia     Breakout
4.     define homeopathy     Breakout
5.     dr batra homeopathy     +80%
6.     homeopathy forum     +50%
7.     homeopathy for children     +50%
8.     aconite     +40% 

  Suprisingly even though people are searching less for homeopathy, homeopathy forum is gaining ground as more people search for this term.  Homeopathy for children is also becoming an extremely popular term. Aconite is a homeopathic remedy sometimes used to treat fever which also shows up high on the rising searches.

  In conclusion, the Google inisights tool show some interesting things about homeopathy.  It shows homeopathy specific terms are rising in the search engines.  It also shows homeopathy usage is in a wide range of countries.  

Homeopathic Remedies To Help You Stop Smoking

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Thu, Jan 08, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

Tags: Stop Smoking, homeopathic remedies to quit smoking

  This is actually a homeopathy forum post that someone asked us.  I know many people have a resolution to quit smoking in the new year.  These homeopathic remedies may potentially help someone stop smoking.  I am going to go into some detail about the remedies to help people fight the addiction of cigarrettes. 

  Tabacum is basically homeopathic tabacco.  It helps with the cravings of tobacco since it is diluted with this same substance. 

Caladium is a homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences and modifies the craving for tobacco. It also influences and counters the symptoms of respiratory disturbances associated with smoking.

Nux vomica helps smokers from becoming too irritable when trying to quit smoking.  This remedy also helps with throat issues associated with smoking.

Avena Sativa helps maintain vitality, endurance and stamina.  Smokers lack these traits due to the tabacco affecting their lungs and health.  This remedy helps to restore these to a certain extent.

Daphne helps with insomnia associated with trying to quit smoking.  It also helps with the tabacco cravings.

Plantago helps lessen the tabacco addiction.  This remedy makes your body feel disgusted with smoking the cigarette.

Staphysagria basically helps with smoker's emotional problems.  Smokers may experience depression, violent outbursts, irritability, and suppressed emotions.  These type of emotions are common for people with addiction.  This homeopathic remedy helps lessen these emotions.

  People may need a combination of these remedies to help stop smoking.  See a homeopathic doctor to see which remedies you may need.  If you can not see or find a homeopathic doctor, take the single remedies that most closely resemble your symtoms.  Start with a 6X potency for any of these remedies.