Creating Waves of Awareness
I have just gone through your one sided article against Homeopathy (A system of medicine that is saving millions of people since many years). Why homeopaths are there in every corners of the world? Why people come to us? Are they fools to visit us even with severe acute infections? If it is placebo, why the babies and animals respond to our medicine? Our patients include kids, unconscious patients, mentally retarded people, animals, etc. If homeopathy is placebo, then how it works for these people? We often get crying babies with earaches and colics. A few doses of indicated homeopathic medicine works immediately! I often get babies brought from modern medical doctors - with tons of empty bottles! Let me tell you, many highly qualified modern medical doctors bring their kids to me. Are they idiots? If one method of treatment is not working, then we should try other treatment modalities. When it works, it becomes placebo! How strange? We manage even acute infections with homeopathy. I have never seen septicemia among my patients. Ordinary people are not fools to visit us when they suffer. In spite of attacks from different sides, Homeopathy is still existing and flourishing, because it works! I always suggest YOGA to my patient, because it is very helpful. I have not conducted any experiment to prove that by this Asana, this particular organ gets stimulated and cures the person. What I use to follow Yoga is my common sense. Those who have that sense can decide what is good and bad for them.
Ask any person to name any four systems of medicine. I am sure, he will mention Homoeopathy. Why? Why homeopathy still exists? If it was useless, it would have gone automatically. Its existence and popularity means that it works! Most of the cases we receive are failed cases from modern medicine. I do not claim that all diseases are curable with homeopathy or any other pathy. Even incurable cases can be managed with our medicines to make the patient comfortable. We have medicines that will help the patient to be free from pains and other troubles till he dies. Our medicines can even prevent bedsores and bad smelling ulcers with maggot formation. Let me tell you one case: I had visited an old lady who was suffering from post herpetic neuralgia of the face. She was unable to move, eat, talk, or even open her mouth. She has taken modern medicine from different doctors including Govt medical college Trichur. I prescribed Mezerium 30, a homeopathic medicine, only three doses. When I visited her home, the moment I endeared her room, she rushed to me and said, "May Allah bless you for saving me from that horrible pain".
I think you have not read the history of hahnemann and homeopathy properly, or you might have read the same with a preconceived idea! Or you might have taken the “findings” against him from some blogs posted by the skeptics. The name “Allopathy” was given by Hahnemann (still most of the people are using this term). Hahnemann was a great person behind several discoveries and inventions. I have mentioned “discoveries” because some of the findings already existed before him. Some great men including Hippocrates already told some of the principles of homeopathy. In Indian system also, there are teachings that can be related with homoeopathy. But they could not give more explanation to the followers. Even before the invention of microscope, hahnemann had mentioned about the micro organisms! In Organon of medicine he had even mentioned about life style diseases - which is the topic of present days medical journals. The ideas proposed by the present days dieticians, psychologists and lifestyle experts were already told by Hahnemann. Now, even the modern medical people accept everything proposed by Hahnemann, though a few among them blindly criticize homeopathy due to some obvious reasons. Hahnemann was the first one to start a mental hospital, because, that time, psychotics were treated brutally in asylums. True that medicine has now discarded all those cruel methods, but now the drug-born diseases are more harmful than the original diseases. Only the methods of treatment have “improved”, but the mode of approach towards the sick individual is the same - Suppress the disease and send the same to more important vital organs. Their toxic drugs kill more human beings than the number of deaths by missiles and atom bombs!
The critics of homeopathy often say that it can’t be proved by the EBM protocols. Have you gone through the recent journals and websites that deal with homeopathically treated cases solid evidences? Of course, some cases can't be proved as per the EBM. This is mainly due to the difference in the concept of homeopathy with modern medicine. We do not give specific medicine to a particular disease or condition; the drug selection is on the basis of detailed study of the case. They give same painkiller to all patients to study the efficacy of that drug. But, we do not do that – we give indicated medicine to each individual. Have you gone through the recent reports about the proving experiments conducted on the basis of EBM? Have you studied Dr. Mark R Tonelli's reports on the drawbacks of EBM? The great physician Hippocrates said: Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm. But, nowadays drug proving and treatment is creating more harm than the diseases! Evidence based medicine is actually not a part of one particular system of medicine. Many cures can't be proved in terms of EBM. All cures made by Modern medicine cant be proved by the protocols of EBM. Even the most effective treatment modalities had failed to prove the EBM. In spite of that, such methods are continued due to the reason that it works. Now we are living in a materialistic world, wherein we do not trust anybody until we get a solid proof - even the children ask their parents to submit DNA test report, if they really need love and care from them!
Have you read the introductory part of Hutchinson's clinical methods? It supports the concepts of homeopathy! Most of the Modern medical books support the concept of Homeopathy- but they have used different terms! Nano technology is supporting homeopathy. And, HORMESIS, the latest method is also supporting Homeopathy. Please read any latest textbooks of medicine- I can show you hundreds of “not known”, “not clearly understood”, “etiology unknown” mentioned by the authors. These are the deficiencies of medicine. Drugs banned in other counties are given to the patients in so called underdeveloped countries. There are several lacking and pitfalls in every system of medicine. Also political foul plays and financial dealings complicate the things. Bad people are there is almost every filed.
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, IIT Mumbai, and several other institutions could prove homeopathy. There are hundreds of cured cases in the public media. You can also visit some reputed homeopathic institutions to assess the results. Also remember that those who criticized homeopathy could not disprove it in terms of result of treatment. James Randi, a strong critic of homeopathy, had challenged the homeopaths to prove homeopathic high potencies. Homeopaths like Vithoulkas accepted the challenge and started clinical trials, but Mr Randi was not ready to observe the result of their treatment, because he knew that the result was favoring Homeopthy. Similarly, there are many attacks against homeopathy by the skeptics funded by some vested interests. We regularly suffer Internet attacks from them. The skeptics are not ready to fight directly, but they prefer guerilla war, because they are not genuine people. A few people edit-cut-paste the comments from other sites and fight against us! A few years back, the skeptics created 1500 fake email ids to get the feedback from homeopaths on vaccination. They are simply wasting their time. In fact they should utilize their time to remove the pitfalls in own systems.
I am not against any other systems. I do refer my failed cases to other doctors including some good allopaths. All systems are good, provided the doctors who practice these systems do it scientifically.
Sir William osler, father of modern medicine, once said: “No individual has done more good to the medical profession than Samuel Hahnemann.” The father could understand homeopathy, but a few children are still doubtful!
May Allah bless you and your family.
Dr Muhammed Rafeeque, BHMS.