Creating Waves of Awareness
Yesterday evening while watching GEO news USA, I was startled by a news clip on Homeopathic Cancer medicine made from scorpion venom in Cuba.
It was a very short clip and the only thing that I noted was that a press conference was being held in a hotel in Havana, Cuba where it was officially announced by Cuban authorities that Cuba has developed a Homeopathic medicine for cancer made out of venom of scorpion; and that it has proved effective in cancer treatment enough to apply for international registration. The report added that application was turned down as it was HOMEOPATHIC in nature.
Cubans are very particular about making such tall claims unless their research warrants it to be true enough. Their research and use of a Nosode in a recent epidemic was announced in an international seminar and their effort to use Homeopathy was well received.
The current news about this scorpion medicine for cancer needs to be followed about its effectiveness in more detail. I am not aware of any contact in Cuba to elaborate on this. If any of our HWC members can help, it will be worthwhile to know more about this finding and will clear the facts from fiction.
If true, then it augurs well on this birthday of father of homeopathy Hahnemann.
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Thank you, your observation are correct. That was the reason I posted the news and wanted HWC members to comment and if possible get the detail from Cuban Homeopaths, or their health ministry to shed more light on this subject. Sooner or later there will be inputs on the subject. Till then we have to wait.
Here is the news which I found while surfing the web
Why homeopaths out rightly deny everything pertaining to homeopathy. If that is the case then deny Drosera rotundifolia as specifics for Whooping cough, which Hahnemann himself attested to (just an example). See the foot note of this remedy in Allen's key note for proof.
In my opinion any remedy can be specific and similimum or both at the same time. What I mean by this is if a certain remedy is specific for a pressing symptom that patient is suffering , but is not a similimum, I will still give it to the patient, to bring down the frequency and intensity and then try to find a deep acting similimum, Yes I will prefer a similimum in every case, but not necessarily.
If this scorpion venom which acts as analgesic and anti-inflammatory (as the news suggest) and further if this remedy can act on cell cycle replication, I would consider it as specific for Cancer, further I would also use it as similimum when ever it shows up in reportorization.
I do not find any difficulty is accepting something which is going to help my patient. The minute we start going technical (theoretic medicine-per Hahnemann) we are not doing service to the suffering mankind, we are in fact doing dis-service to humanity due to our narrow view points.
Dear Dr Wequar, members:
This reminds me when a number of years ago, a member (I rather avoid name) of the Homeopathic Association in Guadalajara came back from Cuba with the news that he and others cuban homeopaths had developed a homeopathic formula to anesthetize patients until such an extent that you could perform surgical procedures in them. When we asked to unveil the point, he always went on a tangent saying that was a matter of making a presentation (for me it was more due to money). In this case I agree with Dr. K C Chandran Nambiar... The best way to know whether a drug will be used for a certain disease is by knowing its pathogenesis through pure experimentation on a large lot of healthy patients...Otherwise, how could we use the similar law...we would be standing up on the allopathic land.
"Rules for an authentic experimentation"
Thank you all for your valued inputs. It opens our mind to think in more pragmatic way to accept or reject any thing, in this case homeopathy and cancer.
Let us hope that Cubans will in future will give full detail of their experiments in homeopathy according to the laws as laid down in the Organon. This message should get across to them.