Apr 2015|Volume 12|Issue 4
 
Apr 2015|Vol 12|Issue 4


Guest Editorial
...flawed scientific report

Dear Readers,

   The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia on 11th March, 2015, released a statement concluding that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions. This is based on a thorough review of the evidence, conducted as part of NHMRC’s responsibility to provide advice and support informed health care decisions by the Australian community.

     The review Report of the NHMRC is nothing more than what the Homeopathy fraternity know for ages. We need more scientific validation. We also know that Homeopaths should not resort to misadventure in critical cases. The tragedy is none of these important organisations like NHMRC spend even a single penny on Homeopathic research and spend lakhs of Dollars to spread half baked facts that satisfy their masters. As such this sort of reports to be condemned my every patient who at least got benefit of Homeopathy at least once in their life time. The old adage which says the taste of the pudding is in its taste be applied in Homeopathy also: Let the patient decide whether Homeopathy is effective to their health care need. Let them decide whether Homeopathic medicine is safe, simple more safely,

   However, the fact of the matter is that most of the chronic cases coming to Homeopaths are those who have taken the best treatment available in the so called scientific medicine without result and some of them they get miraculous results. This is true in respect of several types of malignancies, Allergies, asthma, ulcers, blood dyscresias, autism, learning disabilities, mal absorption syndromes, infertility, and migraine and so on. The list can go on. The difference is Homeopaths treat the patients based on the individuality and not based on the nosological diagnosis. First and foremost requirement to evaluate any study is to see whether the study was done based on the Homeopathic concepts and philosophy. If this was done on any other protocol, that study itself is flawed as per the Homeopathy.

Dr.Eswara Das
Former Deputy Advisor and Director NIH