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Review Finds Cost Effectiveness of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in More Than Two Dozen High-Quality Studies

With thanks to The Huffington Post and the article by John Weeks Publisher and Editor, ‘Integrator Blog News & Reports’ 09/27/2012 1:22 pm:

 From http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-weeks/complementary-integrative-medicine_b_1916514.html Even when research finds that complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) or approaches are effective, these still may be shunned by health care’s major stakeholders. Employers, private insurers and government agencies like Medicare that pay for services often block inclusion due to concerns about costs. 

The findings of an exhaustive, systematic review of cost studies on complementary and integrative medicine from 2001-2010, published in the British Medical Journal Open, begins to provide definitive guidance. The report, led by Patricia Herman, M.S., N.D., Ph.D., will not immediately please every integrative health advocate. Nor will it serve as marching orders for every health care benefits decision maker. Read the rest of this entry »

Ants are Homeopaths too!

With thanks to Cordis 7.6.12:

Researchers in Germany and Austria have successfully demonstrated how micro-infections promote social vaccination in ant societies. Presented in the journal PLoS Biology, the study was supported in part by two EU-funded projects: SOCIALVACCINES and LATENTCAUSES.

Both SOCIALVACCINES (‘Social vaccination in ant colonies: from individual mechanisms to society effects’) and LATENTCAUSES (‘Modelling latent causes in molecular networks’) were funded under the European Research Council (ERC) of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to the tune of EUR 1.3 million and EUR 1.24 million, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

All Vaccines are homeopathic

All vaccines are homeopathic. The small pox vaccine was the greatest medical achievement of all time. In the midst of modern commercialized medicine’s atrocities, it is highly significant, if not profound, to find a beacon, that Jenner’s discovery was Hahnemann’s proof, and that the greatest medical achievement of all time is homeopathy.

http://sueyounghistories.com/archives/2008/06/19/louis-pasteur-and-homeopathy/ Louis Pasteur 1822 – 1895 was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. The claim that Louis Pasteur ‘borrowed’ his groundbreaking ideas from homeopathy is not new. It was made at the time by homeopaths who criticized him for taking certain parts of their method and then misapplying them, and by allopaths who vituperously attacked him for ‘being a homeopath’ and who called him ‘Paracelsus II’. For the full analysis, see Harris Livermore Coulter Divided Legacy: A History of the Schism in Medical Thought; Vol IV, Twentieth-Century Medicine, The Bacteriological Era:

http://sueyounghistories.com/archives/2008/06/23/robert-koch-and-homeopathy/ Robert Koch 1843 – 1910 was a German physician. He became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis (1877), the tuberculosis bacillus (1882) and the vibrio cholera (1883) and for his development of Koch’s postulates. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his tuberculosis findings in 1905. The claim that Robert Koch ‘borrowed’ his groundbreaking ideas from homeopathy is not new. It was made at the time by homeopaths who criticized him for taking certain parts of their method and then misapplying them, and by allopaths who viciously attacked him for ‘being a homeopath’, and Koch was condemned with outrage because of this ‘incredible humiliation’. For the full analysis, see Harris Livermore Coulter Divided Legacy: A History of the Schism in Medical Thought; Vol IV, Twentieth-Century Medicine, The Bacteriological Era:

http://avilian.co.uk/2009/03/charles-darwin-proved-homeopathic-dilutions/ I care more about Drosera than the origin of all the species in the world. But I will not publish on Drosera till next year, for I am frightened & astounded at my results.” “I declare it is a certain fact, that one organ is so sensitive to touch that a weight of 1/78,000 of a grain (ie seventy-eight times less weight than that, viz 1„1000 of a grain, which will move the best chemical balance) suffices to cause conspicuous movement.

Lymphocyte proliferation stimulated by activated Cebus apella macrophages treated with a complex homeopathic immune response modifiers

Lymphocyte proliferation stimulated by activated Cebus apella macrophages treated with a complex homeopathic immune response modifiers. Coelho Moreira CO, de Fátima Ferreira Borges da Costa J, Leal MF, Ferreira de Andrade E, Rezende AP, Imbeloni AA, Pereira Carneiro Muniz JA, de Arruda Cardoso Smith M, Burbano RR, de Assumpção PP. Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil; Serviço de Cirurgia, Hospital Universitário João de Barros Barreto, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA 66073-000, Brazil. Homeopathy. 2012 Jan;101(1):74-9.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Canova is a complex homeopathic medicine that enhances a specific immunologic responses against several exogenous and endogenous conditions. Canova activates macrophages both in vivo and in vitro.

AIM AND METHOD: We evaluated the effects of macrophages activated by Canova in vivo and ex vitro in the proliferation of lymphocytes. Canova was used to activate Cebus apella macrophages in vivo or ex vitro with Canova. Lymphocytes were cultured with the macrophage culture medium. The analysis of Canova effects in cultured lymphocytes was performed according to the cell cycle phase using flow cytometry. The Interferon gamma and Interleukin-5 cytokines quantification in these lymphocyte culture media was performed by Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

RESULTS: We observed that Canova actives macrophages in vivo and ex vitro. The lymphocytes cultured in a supplemented medium with macrophages activated by Canova treatment presented a higher number of proliferation cells than lymphocytes not exposed to macrophages activated by Canova. The Interferon gamma and Interleukin-5 cytokines were only observed in the medium of lymphocytes exposed to macrophages activated by Canova. Thus, Canova has potential as a new adjuvant therapy.

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Mercurius solubilis: actions on macrophages

Mercurius solubilis: actions on macrophages. de Oliveira SM, de Oliveira CC, Abud AP, Guimarães Fde S, Di Bernardi RP, Coletto EL, Buchi Dde F. Laboratório de Estudos de Células Inflamatórias e Neoplásicas, Departamento de Biologia Celular, SCB, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Homeopathy. 2011 Oct;100(4):228-36.

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Macrophages play central roles in homeostasis as well as host defence in innate and acquired immunity, auto-immunity and immunopathology. Our research group has demonstrated the effects of highly diluted toxic substances in macrophages.

AIM: To investigate if highly diluted Mercurius solubilis (Merc sol), can activate or modulate macrophage functions.

METHODS: We evaluated the effects of Merc sol in the 6, 12, 30 and 200centesimal high dilutions (CH) potencies on mice peritoneal macrophages (in vitro and in vivo). Merc sol was added to mice’s drinking water for 7days (in vivo treatment) and animals were euthanised and cells were collected. In vitro treatment was performed on macrophages and bone-marrow cell cultures.

RESULTS: Macrophages showed activated morphology, both when Merc sol was added directly to the cell culture and to drinking water. The in vitro experiments showed enhanced morphological activation, increased interferon (IFN)γ release in the supernatant at lower dilutions and interleukin (IL)-4 production at higher dilutions. Increase in nitric oxide and decrease in superoxide (O(2)(-)) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) were also observed. In vivo treatment caused a decrease in O(2)(-) and increase in H(2)O(2) production by macrophages.

DISCUSSION: Taken together, the results allow us to conclude that highly diluted Merc sol modulates reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and cytokine secretion, which are central mediators of the immune system, wound healing and body homeostasis.

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Cuba prevents annual epidemic among 5m people using homeopathy

cubaWith thanks to the Irish homeopaths:

Cuban medical researchers have successfully prevented the annual outbreak of Leptospirosis in Cuba among a population of 5 million people across two regions using homeopathy in both 2007 and 2008, a homeopathy conference in Havana Cuba heard recently.

Read the full report here.

See also http://avilian.co.uk/2012/11/good-medicine-homeopathy/

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1,000 to 0 AD

The Age of Carnage

Well, the World is simply boiling by 1000 BCE.

If the last two millennia were the Age of Terror, then this millennia must be the Age of Carnage. The Age of Madness is yet to come! Read the rest of this entry »