Monday, 12 October 2009

The difference between 'scientific' medicine and homeopathy

For anyone wanting to understand the difference between conventional or 'scientific' medicine and homeopathy, and it is an absolutely fundamental different, there is not better, or more simple description than that provided by Dana Ullman. In his Huffington Post blog, "The Wisdom of Symptoms. Respecting the body's intelligence"Dana takes as an example the common cold. He speaks about the need to 'respect the wisdom of the body', and working alongside it rather than in opposition to it.

          "If you take a conventional over-the-counter drug for the common cold, these drugs 'work' by reducing the body's ability to create mucus, which simply inhibits the body's own efforts to eliminate the dead viruses from the body. Although these conventional drugs may stop the nasal discharge temporarily, the side effects of these drugs are that they lead to bronchial congestion, headache, and fatigue, which can be more problematic and discomforting symptoms than the original simple nasal discharge".

Our own body is indeed wise, because it is constantly striving to keep itself well. Homeopathy seeks to assist the body in healing itself when it is struggling to do so. Pharmaceutical drugs do quite the opposite, as shown by the names chosen to describe them. Many are 'anti', some are 'blockers', others 'inhibitors', and so on. All of them fight against what our bodies are trying to do. This is what causes 'side effects', and makes conventional medicine dangerous.

For more on the dangers of 'scientific' medicine, and how it actually creates illness, click here.