Tuberculosis is a very ancient disease. It is probable that humanity became infected with tuberculosis when we began to domesticate animals, thousands of years ago…
Tuberculosis is a common and in some cases deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. One third of the world’s population is thought to be infected with M. tuberculosis, and new infections occur at a rate of about one per second.
Homeopathy has a long history treating tuberculosis – a condition also referred to as Bronchite (French), Consumption, Phthisis, Phtisis, Continue reading A Homeopathic History of Tuberculosis
Malaria is a very serious infectious disease that kills more than one million people per year, and because there is increasing resistance to conventional drugs that are prescribed for this disease, and there are dangerous side effects with conventional malarial drugs, experts expect the death rate from malaria to grow in coming decades.
For more information read Dana Ullman‘s book Homeopathic Family Medicine: Evidence Based Nanopharmacology which can be downloaded from his web site, and see Scientific Research: Homeopathy and Malaria.
Samuel Hahnemann stopped practicing conventional medicine of his day because he felt that he was doing more harm than good. Instead, he made a living for his family of eleven children as a translator.
During the translation of a book by William Cullen, the leading physiologist of that time, Samuel Hahnemann noted that William Cullen asserted that Peruvian bark was an effective drug for malaria because of its bitter and astringent properties.
Samuel Hahnemann thought this a peculiar statement because he knew other bitter and astringent medicines that provided no benefit in the treatment of malaria. He then conducted an experiment upon himself, taking this herb twice a day until he developed symptoms of its toxicology, and here he discovered that it created a fever with chills as well as other symptoms that mimicked malaria.
Samuel Hahnemann proposed that Peruvian bark (which contains quinine) may be effective for treating people with malaria because it has the capacity to cause similar symptoms. Continue reading A Homeopathic History of Malaria
There is evidence that cancer becomes the main focus for illness in the human population with the advent of environmental changes and major changes in dietary habit in recent times, though contact with carcinogenic agents is not a modern phenomena, we are more likely to be in contact with these today.
There are a very few cases of cancer known from the archaeological record, mostly mummified Egyptian priests who were known to be exposed to poisons and possibly metalworking, and thus exposed to toxic fumes or ingestion. Cancer is not described commonly in our historical medical literature until the explosion of cases witnessed at the dawn of our current industrial era. Continue reading A Homeopathic History of Cancer
In this same year, Cholera sprang from a local problem to become a World Pandemic, and gave homeopathy a real chance to prove its worth: