Times of India says new research shows how homeopathy works

MUMBAI: Six months after the British Medical Association rubbished homeopathy as witchcraft with no scientific basis, IIT scientists have said the sweet white pills work on the principle of nanotechnology.

Read more: IIT-B team shows how homeopathy works – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/IIT-B-team-shows-how-homeopathy-works/articleshow/7108579.cms#ixzz18HMPmE1w

Daily Mail Article May 2010

Not everyone has a pet name for their eczema, but actress and TV presenter Nadia Sawalha called hers ‘my John rash’ after a mild attack was triggered as a 17-year-old after she broke up with her boyfriend.

And as mysteriously as the skin condition arrived, it disappeared. But then, in 2002, at the age of 39 and six months after the birth of her first daughter Maddie with TV producer Mark Adderley, Nadia noticed tiny bumps on the little finger of her left hand.

Known as vesiculation, these bumps are a classic symptom of eczema, as is the erythema or redness that next appeared.

‘The bumps began to itch before splitting open and weeping,’ she says. ‘They quickly spread to the rest of the hand and then to the other one, too. They were red raw. I looked like something from a horror film.’

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1282474/EastEnders-actress-Nadia-Sawalhas-eczema-drove-desperate-measures–decided-aside-prejudices-try-homeopathy.html#ixzz0xhrj7llV

 

George Vithoulkas article on the continuum of a unified theory of diseases

This essay’s theme was inspired by a question asked by a child: ‘Why do I get ill?’ The question is very interesting, but has no easy answer. This paper discusses a few possible answers to this difficult question. Through the life of a person, from birth to death, there is a “continuum” in the pathological conditions a person may experience. The body, as a whole, suffers deeply any time there is an acute or a chronic condition that is either maltreated or neglected. Chronic and acute diseases in the medical history of a person constitute a rigidly related chain of immune responses in the form of a real “continuum” that at every point in time indicates the end result of this continuum. The idea promoted here is that suppression of diseases, read more

The politics of medicine

While it would be wrong to uncritically support “alternative therapies,” there seems to be a much wider problem when it comes to NHS treatments.

The research and marketing of pharmaceuticals is controlled by a small number of huge corporations which spend millions marketing their products and influencing clinical decisions.

In the same way that debates over climate change are distorted by the millions paid by oil and coal corporations to “sceptics,” the science of health care is shaped by self-interested multinationals.

With their monopoly profits, big pharma can spend money manipulating the media and public opinion including the rubbishing of alternatives.

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/93936