Making the Case for a Real Cure: The Power of Homeopathy by JAcosta
With every new product, every modern corporate innovation we are moved, in turn, to a new “want.” And, given the fact that we are as driven by our impatience as by our desperation to acquire, we want it now.
We are a culture of consumption and compression. We want more, we move fast and we’ll push things out of our way to get it. In this social and emotional environment, acute disease is damned inconvenient. Who has time to spend two days in bed getting over a flu? Forget the week or two or three that people used to spend in spas recovering from their respiratory afflictions. Time off? Who’s got any? If we’re not working 60 hour weeks for someone else, we’re frantically struggling to manage the dozens of tasks we have on our docket at home. As a result, we are more likely to tolerate a low-level chronic disease than give up our lifestyle. So we suppress symptoms as soon as they appear. We’re so busy and so active we don’t even want to take time to menstruate. To help us out, the pharmaceutical companies now offer a pill to make our menses light and last only 2 days and a shot we can take that makes it go away for months.
Modern, allopathic medicine is primarily designed to suppress symptoms. It’s moniker, “allopathic,” comes from the words allo, meaning against, and path, meaning pathology or illness. The treatments provided are devised to work in opposition to the disease state. So, if a person has a fever, they take an aspirin or some other medication to force the fever DOWN. If a person gets a rash, they are given some steroidal preparation to make it GO AWAY. Energetically, the rash is actually being shoved further back and into the organism where it will eventually express itself as something else. I have seen more than one person use drugs to suppress acne only to develop symptoms of depression or anxiety or some other chronic dysfunction. This principle is extended throughout the practice of medicine as such.

Homeopathy, which is based on the laws of similars (homeo=similar), works in precisely the opposite manner. Instead of using an opposing force to suppress a symptom, homeopathic remedies, when well-chosen to fit the totality of a patient’s state, are given to match the presenting symptoms and thereby stimulate the organism to heal itself.
Here’s a simple example: A little boy wakes up suddenly with a very high fever. His neck hurts, his cheeks are so red they are nearly purple, his pupils are dilated, and he is slightly delirious. The remedy chosen is Belladonna. Why that one of the thousands available? Because when that remedy (in a highly diluted and “potentized” state) is given to a healthy person, it produces the exact same symptoms that the little boy experienced. Like cures like. When he is give the remedy that produces those symptomsand he has those symptomsthat disease state is cured and the symptoms vanish. This law was renewed by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of classical homeopathy, but was first brought to light by Hippocrates himself, the father of medicine as we understand it today.
In homeopathy, suppression is seen not only as not helpful, but as dangerous because while it may temporarily make symptoms disappear, it does not cure. In fact, it drives the disease state deeper in and further up into the organism. So, a person whose psoriasis is “treated” with cortisone may see his skin clear up, but in due time, he becomes increasingly irritable, depressed and starts to develop a cough and recurrent bronchial infections (one of many possibilities, but one in fact which I have seen). He is in turn treated by antibiotics. So the acute inflammatory state disappears, but he becomes increasingly agitated and has to be put on anti-depressants. Soon, he develops arthritis. And so it went for years. He now has cancer.

I have consulted for years on the value and place of homeopathy in the realm of alternative therapies available to people. And in so doing have worked with numerous medical doctors and their patients.

Many who come to learn about homeopathy often confuse it with herbal medicine, naturopathy, holistic psychotherapy, acupuncture, the use of supplements, and nutrition. While physicians and practitioners who employ those methods of treatment may also at times use homeopathy, they are not the same.

Homeopathy has been at work for more than two hundred years. There is a statue of Samuel Hahnemann, near the White House and in Liepzig, Germany, where he was born. Medical schools still in existence were named after him. His contribution to the field of medicine is incalculable even though it fell out of favor as the pharmaceutical companies took center stage, claiming that their medicine was the “way” and that homeopathy was “unscientific.”

In fact, homeopathy is quite scientific and clinically exceedingly thorough. What it does, however, is fly in the face of what we believe to be true about human beings, in fact about all of life. It follows more along the lines of quantum physics than it does along the lines of ordinary chemistry, stating that we are beings (as all things are) of energy and that it is our vital force that must be healed.

The birth of homeopathy, like so many great innovations, was serendipitous. Hahnemann began experimenting on himself with medicinals and observed that when he took a dose (doses in homeopathy are substances that are diluted to infinitesimal amounts, sometimes so small that nothing can be seen even with a microscope) of Peruvian bark (Cinchona officinalis), which is the essence of quinine, he generated a set of symptoms in his own body that reminded him of malaria. When he gave a potentized dose to a person with malaria, the malaria was cured.

This exquisite medicine, which is gentle, artful, and, gratefully, very, very effective, is available to everyone. It is inexpensive. It is safe, when it is used properly and with an appropriate understanding of its workings and the Materia Medica.


This is an excellent article, but don't expect it to gain much, if any, traction on this site.
There are progressives, and then there are real progressives. One has to be the latter to subscribe to alternative medicine and unorthodox modalities, which have been successfully suppressed by the mainstream medical system and its partner in crime, the pharmaceutical industry, for the sake of profits.
Nowhere in the current debate over health care is there ever a mention of how to avoid becoming sick in the first place, or how to help your body heal itself - which it will if it is allowed to. No, it's all about the money.
Bernie Siegel in his Book "Love, medicine and Miracles" said " ... there is no such thing as a 'cure' for anything. You heal." Most people don't understand this because of our conditioning to believe that only drugs and surgery can 'cure' you, and that the body can't possibly heal itself without these two things.
The truth is that the more drugs you take, the unhealthier in the long run you will be.
by Bill Cain (3 articles, 0 quicklinks, 0 diaries, 446 comments [70 recommended, 0 rejected]) on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 at 5:06:19 PM
Does anyone here think that homeopathy and ayurvedic medicine work better than traditional medicnie?
i’ve found that when it comes to general healthcare and well-being, ayurvedic medicine and homepathy have worked much better thna advice from doctors/pharmacists whose drugs always tend to have some sort of side-effect/risks….

anyone else noticed this?


Your question could not have come at a better time!

In 1991 I had met with an accident that had left me paralyzed in the right arm. C1-C7 of the spinal cord was affected! I had lost the ability to grip a pen or lift a loaf of bread even!

2008. Present time : I am using both my hands to type right now!!

Credit goes to homeopathy for my recovery. All top-notch (!) neuro surgeons had - very professionally - washed their hands off my case.

However, it was my friend’s faith in homeopathy, and his taking up of my case as a challenge that not only did I recover from paralysis but I also qualified the demanding entrance tests and rigorous medicals to join military training to become an officer.

I have firm faith in homeopathy. Though science based medicine or allopathy is really needed alt. med. cannot be discarded. Ample proofs support my contention.

As a result of my recovery due to homeopathy I became quite interested in the discipline. I am neither a doctor nor someone with a science / biology background nor qualified to suggest medicine / treatment to any one. However, as a result of my ‘hobby’ & extensive reading and deep study of homeopathy I have treated cases ( within my friend circle / relatives) of stones and hypertension to full recovery - through homeopathy (!) - something beyond conventional allopathy!

Can allopathy cure arthritis, hypertension, diabetes and High Lipid levels. No!! Only temporary relief is possible. That too is not without side effects! Statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) have resulted in heart problems in some people!

Through homeopathy I am presently treating (1) an 8 yr old girl who has stones in her gall-bladder, (2) a 49 yr. old man suffering from ‘disc prolapse’ and arthritis, (3) a 51 yr old man suffering from diabetes, (4) a 54 yr old man suffering from hypertension. I am not charging any money from them. Each case is a challenge for me.

Hom. & ayurveda are useful only as long as they are right in hands! Through homeopathy paralysis, arthritis, etc., can be ‘created’ in healthy individuals! Nobody becomes a successful homeopath merely by perusing materia medica alone! Numerous other factors contribute to a positive outcome. Scope of losing a case is immense otherwise! Each case is unique in homeopathy. In allopathy paracetamol will be prescribed to virtually everyone suffering from fever. In hom., however, every case will usually be treated in a holistic manner, paying special attn. to certain key elements.

At present, I am working on the cure for ‘poly-cystic ovary’, ‘fallopian tube blockage’ (inability to conceive) and iron deficiency due to heavy menses.

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