Homeopathy is a form of “holistic” medicine, which is effective and safe because it is all natural. It is used to treat the whole body, mind and soul. It is thus an extremely important part of healthcare and should be promoted to all people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is even asking for the integration of homeopathy with real medicine in their “Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023″, a hefty report compiled by the well known Naturopath, Michael Smith (who is also an adjunct at the world famous National Institute of Complementary Medicine).
But instead of buying homeopathic medicine at your local pharmacy, you might be surprised to know that it’s actually quite easy to make yourself in the comfort of your own home. Here is a step by step guide:
- Make a cup of tea (the type of tea leaves depends on the disease that you want to treat, but then again, it doesn’t really matter)
- Pour the tea into a clean empty 2 L container
- Fill the container with water up to the 2 L mark
- Shake the container or alternatively hit the container ten times on your hand (you are now potentiating your medicine a.k.a succusing)
- Depending on the required strength of your medicine, empty 90, 99 or 100% of the solution into the sink. If you choose 90 % you can put a D (in the US an X) on your container, if 99% a C, and 100% a KD or KC
- Again fill your container up to the 2 L mark with water
- Shake the container or hit it on your hand 10 times as in step 4
- Again empty the chosen volume into the sink
- Repeat steps 3-5 for another 10-200 times and remember the more times you repeat these steps, the stronger the medicine will become
Congratulations you now have a homeopathic medicine. If you have chosen to empty only 90% of the contents into the sink and you repeated the dilution steps 30 times, then you have a 30D medicine. If you have chosen to empty 99% and repeated the dilutions 30 times you have a 30C (a much stronger) medicine. If you have emptied 100% of your contents into the sink and refilled (with water only), shook and emptied it 30 more times then you have used the “Korsakovian” method, and you can put a 30KD or 30KC on your container. To make your medicine look even nicer stick a picture of a plant, maybe a tea leave, on your container. This is now an all natural medicine capable of treating just about anything you can imagine.
If you want to sell your medicine you can also make use of different starting materials in order to ask different prices for your range of elite products. You can prepare a tea from any plant or animal matter or even use something like urine, blood, pus etc., or you can go to the extreme and capture sunlight or X-rays in your medicine. But why stop here; how about a piece of the Berlin Wall? Or how about ‘capturing the light or energy’ from a Black Hole via a telescope into your homeopathic medicine?
If you have prepared a medicine for malaria, you can now confidently give your children a few drops of your medicine and be resolute in the fact that they will be fully protected against malaria.
Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like cures like” and thus it makes sense that a small piece of the Berlin wall, which made people depressed, can be diluted into oblivion resulting in a homeopathic medicine for, you guessed it, depression! You just need to come up with a good story, backed up by a host of made up emotional testimonials, and of you go, you can start your own ‘medical practice’.
Crazy right? Unfortunately not! This is the world of homeopathy in a nutshell. But it doesn’t stop here. It is even crazier and out of this world that the National Institute of Complementary Medicine and Western Sydney University, Australia support and defend this practice, while they know that people are getting hurt or even die as a consequence. Unfortunately they are not the only university supporting homeopathy and other quackery. For example; the department of homeopathy, University of Johannesburg, quite recently recommended a homeopathic malaria prophylaxis for my 7yo son!
But just to be on the safe side – please do not make your own homeopathic medicine, it doesn’t work for anything – it is an elaborate hoax!!
What can you do about all of this?
The bureaucracy involved is extremely complex, so the best thing to do is to stop using their products and treatments – e.g. prevention. Inform yourself and your family and friends about how these people play their devious game and what the dangers are regarding these ‘treatments’. ‘Friends of Science in Medicine’ provides valuable healthcare information as well as the website of Prof Edzard Ernst, where he discusses everything complementary medicine (what works and what doesn’t). If you are interested in receiving automatic updates regarding the NICM and what they are up to, you can always follow my Blog, Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.