Medicines are Homeopathic in Action
Most medicines are homeopathic, i.e. they cause the very symptoms for which they are being employed to treat! I’ve often been baffled by pharmacists and doctors who say homeopathy, treating like with like, doesn’t work. I then explain that medicine itself is full of homeopathy as the following examples of drug actions show. The main critics of homeopathy though aren’t necessarily people in the medical field but journalists and others like them who are less qualified than doctors to comment.
If we are to have sense about science in medicine we have to have the mindset of a scientist which requires objectivity, openness and a desire for truth. The North American Indians had a saying, “I won’t judge a man ’till I’ve walked a mile in his moccasins.” The skeptics should at least review Hahnemann’s discoveries and contributions to medical science – in theory and practise – before judging. Then they will be worth listening to, but not until.
Lexapro: (For anxiety and depression): psychiatric side effects including insomnia (9%), somnolence (6%), decreased appetite (3%), and decreased libido (3%) have been reported. Abnormal dreaming, yawning, increased appetite, lethargy, irritability, and impaired concentration have been reported frequently. Agitation, jitteriness, apathy, panic reaction, aggravated restlessness, nervousness, forgetfulness, attempted suicide, aggravated depression, feeling unreal, excitability, emotional lability, abnormal crying, depression, anxiety attack, depersonalization, suicidal tendency, bruxism, confusion, carbohydrate craving, amnesia, nervous tremulousness, and auditory hallucinations have been reported infrequently. Aggression, acute psychosis, and visual hallucinations have been reported; however, a causal relationship with escitalopram (the active ingredient contained in Lexapro) has not been determined.
Nexium (a PPI to treat excess stomach acid): Gastrointestinal (GI) side effects have included bowel irregularity, aggravated constipation, dyspepsia, dysphagia, dysplasia, epigastric pain, eructation, esophageal disorder, frequent stools, gastroenteritis, GI hemorrhage, rectal disorder, increased appetite, anorexia, ulcerative stomatitis, and vomiting. Pancreatitis has also been reported. Postmarketing reports of microscopic colitis have been received.
Efexor XL (For depression and anxiety): Nervousness, agitation and anxiety,
Seroxat (A drug used for anxiety, panic and depression): Agitation, confusion, hallucinations, Anxiety and panic attacks, mania, unpleasant or distressing restlessness and inability to sit still.
Risperidone (A drug for ADHD, Aspergers). Agitation, anxiety, sleeplessness, extreme restlessness, involuntary movements, and uncontrollable speech symptoms.
Ativan (Lorazepam) is used to sedate patients and ease anxiety preop. However, looking here, you can see the greatest side-effect reported is anxiety.
Epilim (for epilepsy) causes epileptic symptoms such as convulsions, epilepsy, clonus, muscle spasms, muscle tightness – the very symptoms it is supposed to treat.
Zovirax (for Herpes) causes herpes eruptions according to Rxisk.org.
Opioids are used for pain relief but they are accepted as being “poor pain killers.” For example, here’s a quote from Rxlist.com, “Another opioid, propoxyphene, while a popular choice for pain relief, may have little effect in some patients.”
Cancer drugs are many and often cause cancer according to the Mayo Clinic website: “Side effects of radiation therapy include… second cancers in the treated area.” “Chemotherapy side effects…blood cell cancer.” “Medications that block hormones from attaching to cancer cells…include tamoxifen, raloxifene (Evista) and toremifene (Fareston)… risks include blood clots, stroke, uterine cancer and cataracts.”
Isn’t that interesting? Why don’t opioid pain-killers work? Hahnemann could show us in his proving of Opium (Kent’s description (also here)). Because the corollary of the law of cure Hahnemann discovered is that a drug doesn’t cause a symptom (i.e. if a symptom is not within the pathogenesis of the drug’s action) then it can’t remove that same symptom in a sick person. Opium is a poor pain-killer because it doesn’t cause pain, thus proving that only like cures like, the law of cure as discovered by Samuel Hahnemann which he called Homeopathy (similar suffering).¹
Most medicines work because they are actually homeopathic, the drugs’ effects, direct effects (and not the misnamed “side-effects”) have a direct relation to the symptoms to be treated. Proper homeopathy works more rationally by treating the totality of symptoms rather than reducing disease to a local phenomenon as in orthodox Allopathic medicine which results in suppression usually. Sadly, a lot of “side-effects” are not always listed as revealed in this month’s Nature journal.
Now, are you starting to get the picture? I could of course go on and on but maybe it’s time to be skeptical about the sceptics and revisit Dr Hahnemann with a scientific frame of mind. Why not read Hahnemann’s Theory of Chronic Disease and his Organon (available here)?
1. In May, 2016 research into opioids as a bad painkiller now has some new science to back it up: “Opioids like morphine have now been shown to paradoxically cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching implications for humans, says a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.