Oh, the joys of being a homeopath!
This morning I received an email from a journalist doing a piece on homeopaths offering help with Corona Virus. She read my blog (I’m flattered!) and asked me to comment on my apparent statement that homeopathy can “prevent or treat Corona Virus”.
Obviously, this is another “hit piece”, as you can see from her quote from the NHS (the Big Guns and obviously Keepers of the Truth when it comes to public health) that homeopathy basically cannot treat or do anything.
For a while I toyed with the idea of sending her some links to real facts and figures regarding homeopathic treatment of Spanish Flu in 1918 and other material. Then I realised that I was just kidding myself: these people have a mission: trash homeopathy, twist your words and ignore evidence, so I will put my rebuttal here and everyone can read my actual words and make up their own mind after that.
It doesn’t matter how many times you repeat a lie: it’s still a lie. Repeating the mantra “The NHS says that homeopathy doesn’t work” over and over ignoring the evidence to the contrary, doesn’t make the statement true.
So first of all, what I wrote in my blog on the Corona Virus is that homeopathy treats the symptoms, not the condition and therefore I never said that this or that remedy can treat or prevent Corona Virus.
I also never said that the remedy Justitia can be used to treat Corona Virus. I mentioned that remedy because it is a less known remedy and it has been used in the past to treat symptoms of pneumonia, among other things, so it is worth mentioning.
I would also have pointed out that homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and for that reason I don’t need to “justify” anything, as history speaks for itself. The success of homeopathic treatment of Spanish Flu has almost been airbrushed from history, but the evidence is still there. As for medical evidence, that is also there, if you know where to look.
The Ministry of AYUSH in India released public statements on the Corona Virus, advising citizens on the use of Ayurveda and Homeopathy.
Finally, I find it quite disgusting that when faced with a potentially dangerous virus some people have nothing better to do than use the situation as an opportunity to attack what they stupidly perceive as “the enemy”: alternative medicine. We are all in this together and, as homeopath, my priority is to help people with whatever I have available and that include allopathic medicine, if I don’t have anything else.