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Wednesday 20 January 2016

The demise of antibiotics. A blessing in disguise?

Resistance to antibiotics have reached a stage when they will soon be totally ineffective. As antibiotics are conventional medicine's main drug, their most magic of 'magic bullets' for the past 70 years, doctors are beginning to warn us about Armageddon. How will they be able to respond to infection? How will they be able to continue operating on patients, and still keep control of any resulting infection.

The imminent failure of antibiotics is, of course, the fault of doctors. They have so few drugs that are effective they have used them too much, even with illnesses that do not respond to them - and doctors were aware that the illness would not respond to antibiotics.

The conventional medical establishment has also been reluctant to admit the serious and devastating damage that has been caused by antibiotic drugs. Indeed, they have probably refused to observe and understand the damage they have been causing, and certainly refused to tell patients. I have written about this in many previous blogs, including these two:

          Antibiotics. Not as safe as we have been told?

          Antibiotics. The failure of ConMed's wonder drug.

So is the demise of antibiotics an unmitigated disaster? Or can something positive come from this latest failure of conventional, drug-based medicine? First, though, the 'success' of antibiotics have to be placed in perspective.

  • Many people continue to die from a variety of infections diseases throughout the world. The 'charity' of the pharmaceutical companies begins at home - where profits can be made. In the developing, and third world's, they have less impact
  • Antibiotics are expensive, slow to produce, difficult to distribute and administer. Their use in the emerging economies has therefore been slow.
  • Above all, they have produced some serious side effects, about which the conventional medical establishment remains persistently silent.

The Homeoplus website has suggested a future direction for dealing with infections, one that is already being used in many other countries, with outstanding success. As it says, homeopathy first rose to prominence through its effective treatment and prevention of diseases such as cholera and typhoid in the 19th century. Something of this history, the successful treatment of infections without antibiotics, can be seen in this Homeoplus article.

Homeopathic remedies exist for all epidemic diseases. And, as Homeoplus says, governments throughout the world are aware of this, and they are making use of them.

  • The Indian government controls epidemics of malaria, Japanese encephalitis, dengue fever, and epidemic fever with homeopathy.
  • The Cuban government now depends on homeopathy to manage its leptospirosis epidemics and dengue fever outbreaks.
  • The Brazilian government funded two large trials that successfully reduced the incidence of meningococcal disease in those given the homeopathy prophylactic.
  • The governments of Thailand, Colombo and Brazil use homeopathy to manage dengue fever outbreaks and epidemics.
So the solution to the failure of antibiotics is readily available to us. Whether the conventional medical establishment will have the magnanimity to recognise its own failure, and to look to homeopathy (which it has long lambasted) is quite another matter!