What is Homeoprophylaxis?
They are homeopathic preparations made from disease material, much like an immunization is. In homeopathic terms, these are known as nosodes. The disease material when made in homeopathic form is safe, non-toxic, and administered at home, under the tongue.
Does Homeoprophylaxis contain toxins or additives?
Absolutely NOT! The disease material, is purely energetic. It ONLY contains the material for which it is named. That’s it! No fillers, dyes, preservatives, heavy metals, solvents, or unlisted materials. Homeopathic medicines are prepared from the chosen material and then diluted and succussed systematically. This method utilizes the healing power of nature.
Where are Homeopathics made?
They come from a professional and reliable pharmacy that specializes in making homeopathics.
How do they work?
Homeoprophylaxis is recognized by the body in much the same way as a regular vaccination. Vaccinations introduce a small amount of disease matter into the body with the intent of creating an immunological reaction. The dose of the injected disease matter is mild enough to avoid actual infection, but strong enough to produce antibodies so that if the person comes into contact with that disease material later on, the body has the immune system memory to fight it off.
With homeoprophylaxis, it is given 1 time a month, under the tongue, in tiny sugar pellets. It does not contain any actual disease material, only energetic doses. It is safe to use on babies, children, on children who have already been vaccinated, and those who have not been.
Interestingly, vaccinations work according to homeopathic principle of the law of similars. Homeopathy is prescribed based on similarity to the symptoms that need to be cured. This is known as like cures like.
The history of the discovery of vaccinations demonstrated this very concept. It was known that milkmaids did not develop the deadly smallpox, but had already “vaccinated” themselves by contracting cowpox, a milder and non-lethal disease that was similar to smallpox. Vaccination comes from Variolae Vaccinae (i.e. smallpox of the cow), where vaca means cow. In fact, it demonstrates that these milkmaids developed immunity to smallpox Variolae major from cowpox, a different strain of disease.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, discovered the law of similars over 200 years ago: those same symptoms a particular medicine produces in a healthy person can thus be cured in a sick person.
Homeoprophylaxis takes the law of similars and applies it to prevention: like not only treats like; like also prevents like.
How Effective is Homeoprophylaxis?
According to a 15 year study done on 2342 children by Dr. Isaac Golden, homeopathic immunization expert, the effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis is 90%. This means that they are just as effective or even more effective than regular vaccines.
Do Homeopathic Vaccines Produce an Antibody Response?
We do not have enough data to know the answer to this question for certain. There is currently a large scale study being done by US homeopath Kate Birch to answer this very question.
The effectiveness of homeopathic vaccines depends on the law of similars, “like prevents like,” (see above), rather than antibody response. Therefore, the answer to this question is largely irrelevant.
Do You do Long-Distance Consultations?
Yes, I have a number of clients residing in different parts of the country and abroad. Consults can be done by phone or Skype. Schedule your free 15 minute consultation to find out more.
What Types of Consultations do you Offer?
- Childhood Immunization Consultations
- Travel Immunization Consultations
- Flu Immunization Consultations and treatment
Is there a Homeopath in my Area who Specializes in Homeopathic Immunizations?
Please refer to Kate Birch’s website: http://vaccinefree.wordpress.com/hp-supervision/
How Do I Learn More about Homeopathic Immunization Consultations?
What Scientific Studies have been done on Homeopathic Vaccines?
There have been a number of large scale studies proving the effectiveness of homeopathic immunizations.
Early History: Homeopathic Prevention of Scarlet Fever, Cholera and Smallpox
In 1799, the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, used the homeopathic remedy Belladonna successfully to prevent Scarlet Fever.
Following Hahnemann’s example, another eleven medical doctors prescribed Belladonna during the same epidemic. They reported that of 1,646 children exposed to scarlet fever after being given Belladonna, only 123 (7.4%) developed symptoms of infection. In contrast, the infection rate in those who did not receive the prophylactic was as high as 90%.
In 1831 Samuel Hahnemann prevented and treated cholera during the 1831 Asiatic cholera epidemic with 3 key remedies: Camphor, Cuprum metallicum and Veratrum album.
In 1849 Dr Boenninghausen treated and prevented cholera infections during the 1949 European epidemic with the above remedies recommended by Hahnemann. Boenninghausen’s patients had a mortality rate of only 5-16%. Conventional treatment reported a death rate of 54-90%.
Homeopathic Prevention of Polio
Polio can be very successfully treated with homeopathy using Lathyrus sativus.
1850; Johannesburg, South Africa, 82 people prophylactically treated by Dr Taylor Smith. 12 of the 82 people came into direct contact with disease. None were infected.
1850; Chicago, 5,000 young children prophylactically treated by Dr. Grimmer. None developed polio.
1957; Buenos Aires. The majority of homoeopathic doctors prescribed Lathyrus sativus as a preventative. Drug stores distributed thousands of doses to the public. None of those who used the prophylactic registered a case.
1975; Buenos Aires, 40,000 were given the homeopathic prophylactic. Zero reported cases.
Homeopathic Prevention of Dengue Fever
1996; Delhi India, 39,200 given Dengueinum 30 during an epidemic of Dengue hemorrhagic fever. 23,520 people 10 days later showed only 5 people (0.125%) had developed mild symptoms. The rest showed no signs. According to the World Health Organization, infection rates are often 40 – 50% but may reach 80-90%.
Homeopathic Prevention of Japanese B Encephalitis
1999; Indian state of Andrha Pradesh. the Department of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy started distribution of homeopathic immunizations for Japanese Encephalitis. 1986 mortality rates claimed 638 lives out of 2038 total infected. In 2001, after homeoprophylaxis was implemented, the death toll fell to 4 out of 33 people infected. The World Health Organization and the Medical and Health Department acknowledge that homeopathic immunizations have been a vital factor in the sharp decline of Japanese Encephalitis cases in Andrha Pradesh.
Homeopathic Prevention and Study on Meningitis
1974; Brazil, 18,640 children were protected homeopathically. 6,340 were not. The following results were obtained:
- 18,640 protected homeopathically – 4 cases of Meningococcal infection.
- 6,340 not protected – 32 cases of Meningococcal infection.
Based on the infection (attack) rate in the unprotected group, 94 cases of infection would have been expected in the homeopathically protected group. Instead, there were only four cases of Meningococcal infection, showing that the homeopathic option was 95% effective against Meningococcal disease.
The results of the first study led to the Brazilian government funding a larger study in 1998. It was conducted by two Professors of Medicine from the University Foundation in Blumenau, Brazil, and a Blumenau specialist physician and Health City Secretary.
A total of 65,826 people between the ages of 0-20 were protected homeopathically against Meningococcal disease while 23,532 were not. Over a 12 month period, the following results were obtained:
- 65,826 protected homeopathically – 4 cases of Meningococcal infection.
- 23,532 not protected – 20 cases of Meningococcal infection.
Based on the infection (attack) rate in the unprotected group, 58 cases of infection would have been expected in the homeopathically protected group. Instead, there were only four cases of Meningococcal infection. Statistical analysis showed that homeopathic protection offered 95% protection in the first six months and 91% protection over the year against Meningococcal disease.
Birch, Kate. Vaccine Free Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy: A Manual for Practitioners and Consumers. Trafford Publishing, 2007
Eizayaga, Dr. F. X., Treatise on Homeopathic Medicine. (E. Marecel, Buenos Aires, pp. 282-286).
Golden, Dr. Isaac, Vaccination & Homeoprophylaxis? A Review of Risks and Alternatives. 6th ed., Isaac Golden Publications, 2007.
Hahnemann, Dr. Samuel. “Cause and Prevention of the Asiatic Cholera.” Archiv. f. hom. Helik., vol. xi, 1831.
Hahnemann, Dr. Samuel, “Cure and Prevention of Scarlet Fever.” Lesser Writings. Jain, 1801, p. 369-384.