Homeopathy Tips for 4/05/11 The Dangers of the Allopathic Approach

Iatrogenic (by medical intervention) causation is one of the leading contributors of illness and the maintainance of disease in the world today. Between vaccination, antibiotics, drugs and surgical intervention more people are being made ill than from any other cause. I recently came across an article “Death by Medicine” by a group of doctors (Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD, Martin Felman MD, Debora Rasio MD, and Dorothy Smith PhD) that explained quite well the effects of medicine on the individual. Unfortunately the findings are from between 2000 and 2003 and are not current being nearly a decade old now. But they are very telling of how dangerous the allopathic approach is. Here are a few of the findings.

  • Most medical errors are not reported. All of the studies done are still skewed by the fact that most medical errors are not reported. Therefore, even with an astounding amount of data available, the numbers would be much higher if the errors involved in allopathic medicine were reported.
  • During the groups research a study was done asking the public for suggestions on how this problem could be helped. Overwhelmingly (78%) of those responding felt that doctors needed to spend more time with their patients. Reporting of errors was also quite high (74%) and having mandatory reporting (71%) and encouraging hospitals to report to a  state agency (62%)
  • A 2002 study reported that 20% of hospital medications for patients had dosage errors. Nearly 40% of these errors were potentially harmful to the patient. Estimated number of patients potentially harmed by dosage errors in 2003 were 417,908 (24%)
  • Adverse drug reactions and side effects are contributing to many hospital admissions. 25% of all prescription drugs have observable side effects. In 2002 there were 3.34 billion prescription drugs filled. William Tierney who editorialized an article with the New England Journal of Medicine reported that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), non-steroidal anti-inflamatories (NSAIDs), and calcium channel blockers reported the worst side effects. 5% or nearly one million admissions per year are a result of drug side effects.
  • Advertising of drugs on television is big business. Convincing the consumer the need for drugs has grown into more than 20% of drug companies budget, adding up to 3.5 billion dollars per year. Most people assume that because the advertisement was made that the drugs are safe. Pay attention to the list of potential side effects being reported while the happy person floats by on the screen. This is leading to more “television diagnosis”. 51% of drugs approved have serious post approval risks including heart failure, anaphylaxis, respiratory arrest, seizures, kidney and liver failure, birth defects and blindness.
  • Antibiotics – Antibiotics (Against-Life) are useful in killing only some strains of bacterial infection and useless in viral infection. They are over prescribed and are weakening the population overall, as bacterial strains become immune to their effects. The CDC warns that 90% of all upper respiratory infections are viral and not bacterial. This is very alarming. All URI diagnosis should be made with a culture and proper antibiotics prescribed to only bacterial infections. Yet nearly everyone receives antibiotics.
  • Unnecessary surgical procedures – 50 of the most common surgical procedure comprise over 65 million procedures a year. According to the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 17.6% were unnecessary. This is costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year.  
  • There were 32,000 surgical related deaths reported in 2003. costing 9 billion dollars and accounting for 2.4 million extra hospital days in 2000.  
  • Accumulated radiation exposure from X-rays is dangerous to your health. Mammograms for breast cancer diagnosis is one of the most prevalent diagnostic tools and one of the leading contributors of breast cancer along with hormonal manipulation in women. The combined effect can be devastating.

As you can see by some of the details of this report that money plays a huge part of the problem in allopathic medicine. The medical/health industry is a trillion-dollar business. Most money comes from the allocation of money through congress. This makes major decisions in health care very political and is not driven by the welfare of the patient. We must all be very diligent in our investigations of our personal health care. We can not depend on the allopathic system to take care of us. We must become more responsible for the direction of our treatments.

Homeopathy offers a safe and effective  form of medicine and can treat any form of illness. It is not dependent on diagnosis although diagnosis can be helpful. I regularly send clients for diagnosis because it is the responsible thing to do. It can sometimes offer valuable information but rarely contributes significantly to the successful treatment of the case. There is a great margin for error even in diagnosis.

I spend nearly half of my time with clients educating them about healing, drugs, the homeopathic approach versus the allopathic approach etc. Homeopathy is individualised medicine and most clients do not understand this at first. Once they have the correct understanding about what the approach is, they usually become committed to homeopathy.

Many clients are taking drugs and want to get off of them when they come for treatment. I never manage the drug removal. I always send them back to the doctor that prescribed them. It is not my specialty or my responsiblity. I would not want another doctor managing my prescriptions and I do not want to manage others. Ethically it is the right action. By empowering the client with information they  become more responsible for their own health.

Allopathic drugs, when they work, are suppressive. Most of the time they are not working well enough for the client so they are seeking alternative care. Homeopathy can work successfully even when a person is on a drug therapy. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is working. But staying diligent with the case and understanding the roots of the dis-ease homeopathy can still be very helpful. It is not the most ideal of situations to have as a homeopath, but I rarely recommend that they get off of their drugs initially. This change usually happens very subtly as the client becomes more informed of their healing process and is making changes to take more responsibility for their health. The process of being a homeopath in this modern world is delicate.

Remember the random study asking for ways to help fix the system above. The leading complaint was not spending enough time with the patient. Homeopathy naturally gives the client the time necessary to be heard. It is also a time to learn. Use this time wisely with your clients and help them understand what real healing is. Explain to them that homeopathy is safe medicine and how we learn about these medicines. Educate them so they can become responsible for their health care. This single change for a person will automatically bring them to a greater state of health.

17 comments so far

  1. Dr.Kh.Mahbubur Rahman on

    Respected Dr. Robert

    Thank you very much for producing the nice article
    to our Homeopathic community.Not only it will give
    much insight to the Homeopaths,but it will also help
    us how to baptize the patients to know & understand
    the only true system of medicine for human being.

    We have so long endured much criticism from the
    orthodox medicine against Homeopathy.Now it is our
    turn to let the world know how much inhumanic &
    fatal treatment is the orthodox medicine for the
    human race.We must not leave any stone unturned to
    let the people know how much harmful the Allopathic
    medicine is for human being & how much damage it
    can sustain for the future generation of mankind.
    It may be stated here,if anybody goes through the
    Oxford dictionery of Medicines,first published in
    the year 2000,he will find that all Allopathic
    medicines have side effects.So,if anybody starts taking
    one medicine,soon he will have to take more medicines,
    and his original disease will be suppressed.I think
    the musk of corruption & unethical treatment of the
    orthodox medicine should be exposed to the world for
    the well-being of mankind.
    Thank you once again Robert for producing the article
    in time.

    Kh.Mahbubur Rahman,

  2. Dr M Azizur Rahman on

    Thanks Dr Robert informing the real healing of Homeopath against orthodox allopath. The allopathy is like a band against water stream which gives relief for a moment but not permanently. Day by day in the advancement of science homeopathy recognized by the Noble Laurets and the scientists, adminitrators,politicians and the general mass as well. Very soon we’ll be the real practioners to root out the diseases. Thanks again to you all. Dr Rahman Gazipur Bangladesh

  3. Dr.Muhammad Saleem Iqbal Butt on

    Dear Dr. Robert,
    Thank you very much,
    You give us a good knowledge about the danger and hidden view of allopathic silence killer this is tru. So many patients and also allopathic doctors are adopting the Natural and Real treatment of Homoeopathic. It is a very nice artical for homoeopathic. The world is going to change,homoeopathic tretment will be common in every one.We are hope full because we have a real treatment.thanks again .

  4. Dr.Muhammad Saleem Iqbal Butt on

    Homoeopathic Dr. Muhammad Saleem Iqbal butt
    Karachi PAKISTAN

  5. Dr Shafique on

    Thank you very much for this nice article…
    Dr Shafique, BHMS, Kushtia, Bangladesh

  6. Dr. Liaquat Ali chowdhury on

    Dear,interested male or female Doctors Forum.
    I,am the pharmaceutical scientist cum Homeopathy doctor having since 30 years experienced in the Board of Pharmacy under the Ministry of Health F.W.that is link-up with the organizations of allopathy and Homeopathy drugs control dept of the country.
    My request to the international homeopathy doctors froum who are seeking homeopathy drugs marketing devices in this country is very much encouraging because out of 160 millions, 60%of the populations are inclined to take homeopathy treatment my country due to cost effective treatment. so, there is opportunity to do win-win business. as a qualified personality i could do massive help if anybody likes to do it in the rational ways. this is for the better homeopathy doctors professional dais for human well-fare of health through out the world. Keep in touch with my e.mail directly.e.mail:- [email protected] yahoo.com cell:-01714293369.
    thanks with regard.
    Dr.Liaquat Ali chowdhury.
    B.Pharm.(Hons, M.Pharm.(DU),
    DHMS.Deputy Secretary,(Pharmacy Council Of Bangladesh)(Part-time) Consultant, Homeopathy Unit,
    Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

  7. mah-jabeen on

    Thanks , dr, Robert this good knowladge .

  8. Dr. Kafil Ahmed Pakistan on

    thanx to all team of this wounderful articall . Homoeopaths kindly read and learn from it and tell that truth to all homeopaths and patients

  9. Syed Husain on

    A very good and informative article as it is clear that “antibiotic” is a product from one microorganism to kill or resist another microorganism. Certainly there will be side effects of this medicine. Experiencing the side affects of allopathic medicine, majority of peoples are moving towards homeopathy treatment.

  10. HDr Muhammad Ayub Khan on

    Dear Sir, thanx to all team of this wounderful article. Certainly there are side effects of allopathic medicine. Experiencing,therefore; majority of people are moving towards homeopathic treatment due to safer one.

  11. Xavier P F on

    Recently I heard a TV comment by an allopathic doctor,”if there is effect, there is wont to be side effect.” That is how they justify side effects. They have to be proved wrong.

  12. Dr Sameer on

    yes Sir
    you are right. television add is a big market. Nearly all people bought there medicine including antibiotics takes as there own without knowing there effect or side effect.
    equaly in Homoeopathy many lay person or pt without knowing remedy relationship or duration of action of medicine takes homoeopathic medicine directly from homoeopathic pharmacy.
    I see some pt and some non homoeopathic dr prescribe calc carb 1m tds ,or sul 10m bd or poly pharmacy with high potencis which is harmful to pt.
    what you think of this

    • Robert Field on


      I agree. Homeopathy is safe medicine when used in the right way. Unfortunately we do not have enough trained docteors and acceptance to bring homeopathy to a higher level. It is evolving though. Yet we have many lay homeopaths who do wonderful work. Bottom line homeopathy does not kill people even if it is misused.
      Thanks for your comment,

  13. Karen on

    Wonderfully clear and informative! Thanks!

  14. Dr Rajendrasinh Devadhara on

    Very imformative for Homoeopaths But equaly important for the people who take allopathic drugs like food.

    Dr Rajendrasinh Devadhara
    India, Gujarat

  15. Dr.S.Barkat Ullah on

    Homeopathy is natural way of healing.Allopathy can not compete the homeopathy.

  16. dr.mrinmoy sasmal on

    it is a very good article in this time.

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