Iatrogenic (by medical intervention) causation is one of the leading contributors of illness and the maintainance of disease in the world today. Between vaccination, antibiotics, drugs and surgical intervention more people are being made ill than from any other cause. I recently came across an article "Death by Medicine" by a group of doctors (Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD, Martin Felman MD, Debora Rasio MD, and Dorothy Smith PhD) that explained quite well the effects of medicine on the individual. Unfortunately the findings are from between 2000 and 2003 and are not current being nearly a decade old now. But they are very telling of how dangerous the allopathic approach is. Here are a few of the findings.
As you can see by some of the details of this report that money plays a huge part of the problem in allopathic medicine. The medical/health industry is a trillion-dollar business. Most money comes from the allocation of money through congress. This makes major decisions in health care very political and is not driven by the welfare of the patient. We must all be very diligent in our investigations of our personal health care. We can not depend on the allopathic system to take care of us. We must become more responsible for the direction of our treatments.
Homeopathy offers a safe and effective form of medicine and can treat any form of illness. It is not dependent on diagnosis although diagnosis can be helpful. I regularly send clients for diagnosis because it is the responsible thing to do. It can sometimes offer valuable information but rarely contributes significantly to the successful treatment of the case. There is a great margin for error even in diagnosis.
I spend nearly half of my time with clients educating them about healing, drugs, the homeopathic approach versus the allopathic approach etc. Homeopathy is individualised medicine and most clients do not understand this at first. Once they have the correct understanding about what the approach is, they usually become committed to homeopathy.
Many clients are taking drugs and want to get off of them when they come for treatment. I never manage the drug removal. I always send them back to the doctor that prescribed them. It is not my specialty or my responsiblity. I would not want another doctor managing my prescriptions and I do not want to manage others. Ethically it is the right action. By empowering the client with information they become more responsible for their own health.
Allopathic drugs, when they work, are suppressive. Most of the time they are not working well enough for the client so they are seeking alternative care. Homeopathy can work successfully even when a person is on a drug therapy. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is working. But staying diligent with the case and understanding the roots of the dis-ease homeopathy can still be very helpful. It is not the most ideal of situations to have as a homeopath, but I rarely recommend that they get off of their drugs initially. This change usually happens very subtly as the client becomes more informed of their healing process and is making changes to take more responsibility for their health. The process of being a homeopath in this modern world is delicate.
Remember the random study asking for ways to help fix the system above. The leading complaint was not spending enough time with the patient. Homeopathy naturally gives the client the time necessary to be heard. It is also a time to learn. Use this time wisely with your clients and help them understand what real healing is. Explain to them that homeopathy is safe medicine and how we learn about these medicines. Educate them so they can become responsible for their health care. This single change for a person will automatically bring them to a greater state of health.
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