Homeopathy & cancer

It is an unfortunate state of affairs that we can’t debate cancer issues in the public arena, except within a very narrow framework that’s acceptable to ‘the cancer industry’ for want of a better word.

No-one is able to say ‘I can cure cancer’ or ‘this therapy can cure cancer’ by law in this country. Instead we are fed a steady stream of ‘miracle breakthroughs’ from the pharmaceutical industry promising ‘a cure in 10 years’ or whatever. Nowadays these ‘miracles’ are usually connected with gene therapy. However you can go back 10, 20, 40, 80 years & you’ll find the same stream of ‘miracle breakthroughs’ being publicised in the same newspapers by the same pharmaceutical companies. They have been wrong in the past, in fact most of their treatments had horrific side-effects, so why do we think they might be right this time?

Homeopathy has an astounding record of successfully treating cancer, right from it’s inception 200 years ago up to the present day. Unfortunately this unequaled track record is invisible to most of the population.

Chemotherapy has been shown to be effective at treating SOME types of cancer, and to be of no benefit in a host of others. I would research carefully before subjecting myself to this controlled poisoning (for this is all it is).

Radiotherapy is of dubious benefit. I have yet to see convincing evidence that this can help.

Surgery can be extremely useful for some forms of cancer. However this can only ever be a small piece of a treatment plan & certainly not a cure.

Hormone therapy is of dubious benefit & even con-med is beginning to recognise this. This was the ‘miracle cure’ for cancers of the sexual organs a few years ago….do you see a pattern developing?

So what can a homeopath do? Alot! From prescribing remedies to help the newly diagnosed patient & their family cope with their fear & anxiety, to helping to minimise symptoms of chemo or radiation if the patient decides to go down the conventional route, to administering herbal tinctures that can heal specific organs, to giving remedies that match the patient’s cancer symptoms, to dealing with the patient’s predisposition & helping to ensure that they won’t be susceptible to cancer in the future.

Homeopathy has much to offer suffering humanity.

I wrote to Cancer Research UK  (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/) a few weeks ago to inquire if they would consider funding research into using homeopathy to treat cancer. I got a brusque response along the lines of ‘there is no evidence homeopathy works therefore we won’t fund research into it’. (does anyone else see the contradiction in this reasoning?). I replied giving a selection of well designed homeopathic clinical trials that showed positive benefit, I have yet to receive a reply. A cynic might say that it isn’t in Cancer Research UK’s interest to find effective solutions…otherwise they would cease to be necessary…there is a lot of executive pension schemes relying on the £100s of millions of donations they receive every year.

As someone once said, ‘Attempting to cure a person of cancer by cutting their tumour out is like attempting to ‘cure’ an apple tree of it’s ‘appleness’ by removing it’s fruit.’

Alan

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One Response to Homeopathy & cancer

  1. kevin morris January 5, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Dear Alan,

    Firstly, thankyou for an excellent website and for having a rather more magnanimous approach to the skeptics than they generally grant to homoeopathy’s supporters.

    I am very interested in your homoeopathy and cancer blog because I am ‘proof of the pudding’. I was declared terminally ill with an inoperable tumour in early January 1999. You can probably imagine how I felt when I received my diagnosis from my oncologist and decided upon the fourth option he gave me: ‘Do nothing. You may not live as long but your quality of life will be better.’

    I have to mention my homoeopathic treatment because the favourite ‘explanation’ of the skeptics for homoeopathy’s effectiveness is placebo. In my case, I had already had the remedy that saved my life, twice before. It was four months after the operation to remove my cancerous left kidney and the aggravations I suffered from that remedy were terrible. Frankly, I thought I was going mad. When my homoeopath said that she was going to give me it again, I pleaded with her to give me something else. I dreaded taking that little tablet.

    About four days later, I was surprised to find myself waking up with that springtime feeling. It seemed that the sun was shining and the birds were singing. It was only when I opened the curtains to find it was cold and foggy outiside that I realised that something had changed within me.

    The following Monday I went to a funeral and found lots of friends commiserating with me. I knew they were thinking they’d be coming to my funeral soon enough but I kept on saying. ‘It’s okay. I know I’m going to beat it!’ And so I did.

    Homoeopathy wasn’t the only thing I did, but it was central to my recovery. It wasn’t placebo because I had absolutely no faith in the remedy and I hadn’t yet really learned to trust my homoeopath.

    I think we often forget that modern, chemically based allopathic medicine isn’t the be all and end all of medicine. In the worldwide scheme of things it is a latecomer and except in serious trauma where it is very effective, its record is very poor. In so many ways it is the cuckoo in the nest of worldwide medicine as it vies for worldwide domination. It is certainly the odd one out of world medical systems in its lack of real philosophical understanding of human health and disease and it is arrogant and uses the most dishonest of reasoning to dismiss all it sees as a threat to its hegemony.

    Homoeopathy is a remarkable system of medicine and has been proved over two centuries to work against a multitude of extremely difficult complaints and it works in such a natural way that you would swear that it was miracle. Eleven years on I still see my recovery as a miracle and thank homoeopathy for the wonderful healing system that it is.

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