The article below was written by Gary Weaver and posted on the IHM main site. You can see the original here. I have deliberately “amped up” the headline.
Homoeopathy has been under attack almost since its inception. The principle of cure by similars was too foreign, the idea that very small amounts can stimulate the body to heal itself was too bizarre, and cures were dismissed as a “fluke”, as placebo, even when the cures involved babies or animals. In addition, our society is still used to the idea that the body must be nagged at like a recalcitrant child – if it doesn’t respond to a medicine, give more. This has resulted in an addicted society – most people I see today are addicted to some form of medicine, whether anti-depressants, analgesics, anti-biotics, nasal sprays, prescription and non-prescription medications for indigestion and heartburn – the list goes on and on. People have learned to bless modern medicine for providing these means for palliation. They have learned to fear any threat to the supply of their fixes. Continue reading