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Thursday 30 January 2014

Peanut Allergy Treatment - another success for Homeopathy.

The BBC may have thought that by heralding the successful treatment of peanut allergy (30th January 2014) it was promoting the success of the conventional medical establishment.

However, the BBC were actually confirming that the homeopathic principle of "Like Curing Like" works. The BBC will be bereft once it realises that it has inadvertently broken its editorial policy of opposing and attacking natural CAM therapies, like homeopathy.

"Doctors say a potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial. The 85 children had to eat peanut protein every day - initially in small doses, but ramped up during the study. The finding, published in the Lancet, suggest 84% of allergic children could eat the equivalent of five peanuts a day after six months".

It is good to see that the conventional medical establishment has, after more than 200 years, caught up with something Homeopaths have known, and been doing for all this time.

Whilst Homeopathy prefers to use peanuts in potency (high dilution), the researchers and doctors used small doses of peanut itself - which is not as safe as homeopathy, and probably produces results more slowly,

Clinical verification in Homeopathy and allergic conditions.

Of course, neither the doctors, the researchers, the Lancet, the BBC, or indeed anyone else has mentioned that this is 'homeopathy in action'. No doubt they don't want to admit it. And no doubt they will deny any suggestion that they are using Homeopathy in this treatment.

But if an animal looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and behaves like a duck, it is probably a duck!

Likewise, a treatment that cures a condition by using a small dose of the substance that causes the condition IS homeopathy.

Yet homeopaths have long realised that by curing a peanut allergy, in this direct way, may not get to the cause of the individual's problem. As the American College of Homeopathy's website says:

"Homeopathy views nut allergy as an expression of a disturbance in the patient's immune system".

So deeper treatment is necessary - if the underlying cause of the allergy is to be cured. People with nut allergies often have allergies to many other substances, and homeopathy is adept at doing this. So whilst conventional medicine must be applauded in utilising homeopathic principles, it has a way to go before it catches up on the safety and effectiveness of homeopathy!