Homeopathy: Preventative Medicine
Homeopathy & You|January 2019
Homeopathy: Preventative Medicine

It all began with Dr Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the founder of homeopathy, over two centuries ago; thereafter, it has been a long history of homeopathic remedies being used to not only cure, but also prevent illness. To cull a case in point: Dr Hahnemann, successfully used the homeopathic remedy, Belladonna, early on in his career, as a prophylactic against scarlet fever. Thirty years later, he was similarly successful in preventing cholera with Cuprum Metallicum, the homeopathically prepared copper…

Dr Julian Jonas

The outbreak of measles in California, USA, was reported with great alacrity in the mass media. This has been a useful punctuation point for a campaign of the national medical and pharmaceutical industries to force multiple mandatory vaccinations nationwide as well as stigmatise those who withstand the pressure to participate.

People are increasingly faced with the prospect of losing jobs, or educational opportunities, based on their vaccination status. The FDA is currently unveiling a ‘Mandatory Adult Vaccination and Electronic Tracking Program,’ and supposedly social media will be monitored for ‘anti-vaccine chatter.’ Word has it that an alarm system is in the works which will identify non-vaccinated individuals and send out ‘Bio-Safety Alerts’ via text messages to cell phones in their vicinity.

California just passed a law that removed philosophical and religious exemptions to compulsory vaccines. Vermont just passed a law removing the philosophical exemption.

Lost in all the frenzy is some historical perspective, a reasoned dialogue on the pros and cons of vaccinations, and the possibility of an effective alternative to vaccinations.

It all began with Dr Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the founder of homeopathy, over two centuries ago; thereafter, it has been a long history of homeopathic remedies being used to not only cure, but also prevent illness. To cull a case in point: Dr Hahnemann successfully used the homeopathic remedy Belladonna, early on in his career, as a prophylactic against scarlet fever. Thirty years later, he was similarly successful in preventing cholera with Cuprum Metallicum, the homeopathically-prepared copper.

Contemporaneous with Dr Hahnemann’s work, Dr Edward Jenner introduced the first vaccination for smallpox in 1798. Unlike the homeopathic prophylactics, vaccinated individuals often developed acute reactions, such as fevers or pustular eruptions, and in some cases, more chronic illnesses including migraine, neuralgia, and acne.

VACCINOSIS

The homeopaths of that era, observing these reactions in their patients, coined the term ‘vaccinosis’ to describe the long-term disruptions of health induced by the smallpox vaccination. In subsequent eras, as more vaccinations were introduced, the application of the term was broadened to include chronic illness brought on by any vaccination.

Vaccinosis has become much more widespread and severe in the modern era, because not only are the number of vaccines increasing, but also the age at which people are exposed to them has decreased. Most individuals are now welcomed into the world with a vaccination. And, the development of multivalent vaccines that introduce multiple disease agents into the organism simultaneously creates an even greater challenge to the integrity of the immune system, especially in the still immature immune systems of the very young.

In fact, it would be reasonable to argue that vaccinosis is pervasive in our society — and, largely unrecognised because it has become so commonplace [Of course, the fact that the public health establishment is highly invested in promoting vaccinations is also an important factor]. While we have generally accepted it as a new ‘normal,’ the prevalence of illness due to malfunctioning immune systems — from environmental and food allergies to asthma to the ever burgeoning number of autoimmune illnesses — is an indication of some widespread pernicious influence.

Another vector of vaccinosis relates to neurological disorders, from dyslexia and hyperactivity to autistic spectrum disorders too.

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