Samuel Hahnemann

He created the basic principles of homeopathy. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek hómoios- ὅμοιος- "like-" + páthos πάθος "suffering".

Hippocrates of Kos

Hippocrates (Kos 460 BC - Larissa 377 BC) was an ancient Greek physician and is referred to as the father of Western medicine in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. Hippocrates is credited with being the first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, not because of superstition and gods. He separated the discipline of medicine from religion, believing and arguing that disease was not a punishment inflicted by the gods but rather the product of environmental factors, diet, and living habits.

 
 

 

Hippocrates of Kos

Hippocrates is not only the father of Western medicine, but also a philosopher and a humanist.

Samuel Hahnemann

Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (10 April 1755 – 2 July 1843) was a German physician, best known for creating the system of alternative medicine called homeopathy.
His research led him to the principle of homeopathy, similia similibus curentur ("like cures like"), according to which a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure that disease in sick people.
He first published an article about the homeopathic approach in a German-language medical journal in 1796.

 
 

Comments on BBC-Horizon program on Homeopathy

November 23, 2003

"Το 2003, παρουσιάστηκε από το βρεττανικό τηελοπτικό κανάλι BBC, στο πρόγραμμα Horizon, μία εκπομπή, στην οποία έγινε προσπάθεια να επαναληφθεί ένα πείραμα που αφορούσε την αποκκοκίωση των βασεόφιλων κυττάρων ύστερα από τη χορήγηση δυναμοποιημένων δόσεων του φαρμάκου Apis Melifica. Παρόμοια προσπάθεια παλαιότερα, είχε οδηγήσει τον ερευνητή αλλεργιολόγο Benveniste να xάσει την αξιοπιστία του και να οδηγήσει την επιστημονική κοινότητα σε ένα "ψευδώς αρνητικό" πειραματικό αποτέλεσμα για την Ομοιοπαθητική.

Το τελικό συμπέρασμα της εκπομπής ήταν ότι αφού δεν πέτυχε το πείραμα, άρα η Ομοιοπαθητική δεν έχει αποτελέσματα. Στην πατρακάτω απάντηση θα δείτε τον
αντίλογο σε ένα πείραμα που από την αρχή στήθηκε με λάθος σκεπτικό ενάντια στους νόμους της Κλασσικής Ομοιοπαθητικής. Δείτε επίσης την απάντηση του Γεωργίου Βυθούλκα για το ίδιο θέμα :

Dear Sirs

Research in Homeopathy is a complicated topic. One has to be completely aware of all the laws that govern therapeutics in Homeopathy, before editing a protocol either in basic or in clinical research. Homeopathic remedies don't work by themselves. They have a therapeutic result only in cooperation with the immunodeficiency system, the central nervous system and the hormones, of each person. The therapeutic result can be achieved only by prescribing one remedy each time, that matches with the symptoms of the three levels of a patient, physical, emotional, mental. In other words, the physical substance that can create a state of imbalance in neuro-immuno-hormonic state of a healthy human being, expressed by symptoms and signs, as a homeopathic remedy can recreate the primitive balance, unless permanent pathologic-anatomical damage has been occurred.

Regarding clinical trials, one has to understand that the entrance of a patient in a homeopathic research group, does not mean that this patient will, anyhow, be prescribed with the appropriate remedy. There are two other possibilities. First is the possibility of prescribing a absolutely wrong remedy, that will work like placebo. Second is the possibility of prescribing a relatively wrong remedy, not the “simillimum”, but a similar one, that will work like a chemical remedy, suppressing symptoms, offering palliation to the patient, without provoking the reaction of the immunodeficiency system. For example if a patient with a severe chronic disease like ulcerative colitis, experience immediate improvement of its symptoms, right after a homeopathic remedy, without an initial therapeutic aggravation, then either the remedy is not the appropriate, or the case is incurable.

As about basic research, we have to define it in two groups of different fields. The first group of research protocols has to do with Ultra High Dilutions, beyond Avogadro's number, and its properties. The second group has to do with the biochemical reaction of human cells to homeopathic dilutions. However, basic research in both groups, may only give scientific information, but cannot either establish or invalidate Homeopathy as medical therapeutic system. The reason behind this statement is the individualization of classical Homeopathy and the reaction of the human organism as a whole neuro-immuno-hormonic entity. Scientific data derived by the same experiments regarding certain human cell reaction to homeopathic remedies, will be completely different depending on the human beings the cells come from . For example, different effect in basophile degranulation will appear, after the counteraction by highly diluted and succussed (not only diluted) substances, in different experiments, depending on the specific allergic predisposition of the human being basophile come from, and the sensitivity of this person to the specific substance as well.

Even more, the same experiment, using basophile from the same person, will give different results in different periods of time, depending on the general allergic activation of the person at that time, which can change either by the use of chemical remedies or by alteration of environmental conditions.

Although medical science has reached amazing depth in research, degenerative diseases appear more and more, and to even younger population. The main reason is that in medical

research we use rules (biochemical, cellular, epidemiological) but not laws. Research in Homeopathy can reveal true and reproducible facts, only if the laws that govern the human being as a psycho-neuro-immuno-hormonic whole, and as an open system with the environment, can be adopted, as they have been by classical homeopathic theory.

British Broadcasting Corporation, has been established in our minds and our souls, as one of the most valid source of information all over the world, justifying our respect. Homeopathy may be the future for the suffering humanity. It would be wise though, to ask for advice from experts to the field of research, before taking up challenges like the one in Horizon program. Believing that scientific truth is a matter of deep knowledge and not a matter of bet, being a classical medical doctor and researcher as well, these would be my comments, even if the results from this challenge were different. Publication of this letter will promote the approach of truth.

Yours sincerely.

Dr Spiros Kivellos M.D.
Homeopathic Doctor
G.S.Research International Academy Of classical Homeopathy

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