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Homeopath referral 7 years 1 month ago #19201

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I would like to consult with a homeopath to adjunct what I am already doing to naturally combat my ITP..oriental medicine, acupuncture and herbs, supplements, papaya leaf and qigong. I am in the san Diego area. Does anyone know of someone here they might refer me to? I have also read on this site that there is someone in this community who has worked with people in this capacity. I don't recall her name or how to find her. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I have only begun my journey a couple of weeks ago so I have no news to report yet but I will post them as soon as I have something to share. Thanks for all of the great information. I greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Homeopath referral 7 years 1 month ago #19203

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Hi Lisa,

I just sent you a private message with the info you're looking for. I am JEALOUS! The BEST h-path around (IMHO) is there. :cheer:


Best wishes,

patti

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #21294

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My son (12) was diagnosed about 3 months ago with ITP. I just recently found this site. I also would like to know if anyone knows of a reputable homeopath/naturopath in my area. I live in western Maryland. I have made an appointment for him with an OD who practices homeopathy that was recommended to me by a friend, but the appointment is not until late Feb. If anyone knows of any others, I would appreciate a referral.
Thank you.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22117

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Is homeopathy treatment effective for ITP patients?

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22122

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If you ask that question here in the Natural Treatment forum, where disagreeing opinions and information are not tolerated, you will get one answer. If you ask that question in the ITP treatments forum (rather than the natural treatments forum) you will get many different opinions and links to research to help you with your decision.
Erica
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Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22128

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it just goes to show you how people can look at the same facts and come to different conclusions, because i always felt it was the regular forums that do not tolerate differing opinions.

ps. just to throw this out. i have noticed people in this country have misconstrued what freedom of speech means. it only means the government cannot make a law to shut you up. some people think, for example, that if a dean of a college forbids students from wearing a t shirt with a controversial message it violates their freedom of speech. it doesnt, and i wonder why some people pretend it does.
but my point is, the moderator of this site can decide not to tolerate a certain point of view (not that i have ever noticed that) and it would not violate anyones rights. then, its just up to indivdual people to decide if they still want to participate.
sorry, maybe my sugar is a little low.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22129

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freckles, I totally agree with you about the misinterpretation of the concept 'freedom of speech'.
Erica
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Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22150

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The question: "Is homeopathy treatment effective for ITP patients?"

The answer: Yes, it has been effective for a number of ITP patients, meaning that they have been able to achieve normal counts for a sustained period of time, with no other type of treatment. There are no side effects from homeopathic treatment, but nearly everyone experiences some side benefits, which means that other physical problems improve or disappear, mental and emotional well-being improves and general symptoms such as improved energy, sleep, appetite and sexual desire become balanced.

Homeopathy being effective is dependent upon finding the most similar remedy for the patient. Sometimes a close match will give partial improvement, but not cure. A dissimilar remedy will not do anything. The patient's body will only resonate with a medicine that has a similar pattern of electrical vibration. This can sometimes be difficult to find or may take time, as there are literally thousands of remedies to choose from.

My daughter's counts have been normal for 7 1/2 years, now. She was 12 at diagnosis (5k), and is now 20 1/2. The last time we had her checked, her count was 389k. She did not respond to WinRho (2 treatments) or IVIG (weekly for many months), though she did have an anaphylactic reaction to each of them, and she very nearly died from that. (One was her very first treatment, the other her very last treatment, before I found the correct homeopathic remedy for her. After the remedy, she went from 11k to 411k in less than 4 days.) Besides her platelets normalizing, she had phenomenal healing and improvements in all aspects of her being. It was nothing short of miraculous.

That is the beauty of homeopathic medicine-it is concerned with, and acts on, the WHOLE person--body, mind and spirit. We are more than our platelets. I would not have been satisfied if her platelets had only been raised, if everything else was still out of balance, or if she had developed even worse problems or side effects.

There have been others that have also had complete remission; some have posted in this section or on the old forum (which has been removed). I have seen accounts on the internet, by other ITP patients that have also healed their ITP with homeopathy. It seems that the possibility of healing through any other means than drugs is difficult for many on here to even comprehend.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22151

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Here is a good article by homeopath Dana Ullman, that speaks to much of the criticism of the validity of homeopathy:
www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/the-case-for-homeopathic_b_451187.html


I liked this that he had to say at the end of the article:

To clarify, I honor good skepticism, for a healthy skepticism seeks to truly explore a subject with knowledge and without arrogance. Further, good skepticism seeks to understand the wide body of evidence that is necessary to evaluate to determine veracity of phenomena. It is the bad or ugly skepticism that breeds an unscientific attitude and that is simply a form of denialism, or in some cases, hyper-denialism.

Sadly, many of today skeptics are fundamentalists who epitomize a "closed mind." Deepak Chopra said it so well when he asserted, "professional skeptics who are self-appointed vigilantes dedicated to the suppression of curiosity" (huffingtonpost, Dec 27, 2009). When such people do not want to learn from the past, do not even read the research (or only read those studies that confirm their own point of view), and maintain a high degree of arrogance, such "skepticism" isn't skepticism at all: it is bad scientific thinking, it is an unhealthy attitude towards science, and it is a model for how not to learn.

When the denialists assert and insist that homeopathy "cannot" work, I remind them that "science" and "medicine" are not just nouns, but verbs...science and medicine are ever-changing. ..and what may be today's medicine is tomorrow's quackery, and what may be today's quackery may be tomorrow's medicine. This is not a prediction; this is history. I encourage everyone and anyone who is seriously interested in the science and art of real healing to explore what homeopathic medicine has to offer.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22152

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While the following does not address ITP specifically, it does present a number of research studies that affirm the validity and effectiveness of homeopathic remedies for many conditions. This was a letter that was written in response to an article in "Consumer Reports":

Scientific Research in Support of Homeopathy
www.homeopathic.org/content/liddell-laboratories-sends-open-letter-to-consumer-reports-in-defense-of-homeopathy

News Source:
PR Newswire
News Date:
July 24, 2008

Liddell Laboratories Sends Open Letter to Consumer Reports - In Defense of Homeopathy


“MORAGA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire/ --
Dear Mr. Podolsky:
Below is a significant body of evidence that refutes your recent article on homeopathy, Homeopathic Drugs -- Look-Alike Medicines. In your article you say that "there's little evidence to back up the notion ... that homeopathy can improve health." I believe that the accuracy of your article suffered greatly from inadequate research.
When people tell me that there is little convincing proof of the efficacy of homeopathy, I always find that they have not had access to the relevant scientific literature. As you will see below, there are an abundance of studies demonstrating the efficacy of homeopathic remedies:

1. Clinical Trials in Homeopathy, the British Medical Journal, February
1991. The authors were skeptics who reviewed 107 papers on controlled
clinical trials in homeopathy. In its conclusions, the paper states
"The amount of positive evidence, even among the best studies, came as
a surprise to us. Based on this evidence, we would readily accept that
homeopathy could be efficacious ... "

2. Critical Review and Meta-Analysis of Serial Agitated Dilutions in
Experimental Toxicology, Human and Experimental Toxicology, 1994. Six
non-homeopathic doctors, led by Dr. Wayne Jonas of the National
Institute of Health and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research reviewed
135 studies found in 105 published papers addressing the effects of
serial agitated dilutions on toxicological systems. Of the tests
meeting their highest scientific quality and comparability criteria,
"70% showed positive effects."

3. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published a study on the
homeopathic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis conducted in the Glasgow
Homeopathic Hospital in 1980. It involved patients with rheumatoid
arthritis taking orthodox anti-inflammatory treatment. Half the
patients took additional homeopathy and half took a placebo. Results
showed improved symptoms (pain, articular index and stiffness) in 82%
of homeopathic patients, as compared with 21% in the placebo group.
There were no side effects seen with homoeopathic remedies.

4. In 1983, Wiesenauer et al., in Fortschr Med. published the results of
their double blind study on the treatment of hay fever with Galphimia
glauca 6X. The results were positive in favor of homeopathic therapy.
However, the most interesting aspect of this study was that they also
studied the effects of treatment with Galphimia glauca 10-6 (serially
diluted, but not succussed according to homeopathic methodology). The
simple dilution without homeopathic succussion exhibited no activity
with results being identical to the placebo.

5. In 1991, Brigo and Serpelloni, in Berlin Journal of Research in
Homeopathy, published their study in the homeopathic treatment of
migraine. According to convention study guidelines, patients were
treated for several months with homeopathy with an equal number of
patients treated with a placebo. Over four months, 80% of the patients
improved with homeopathy versus 13% improvement with placebo.

6. In 1986, Albertini and Golberg, in the journal Homeopathie, published
their study of homeopathic treatment of acute nerve pain following
tooth extraction. 76% of the homeopathic patients received pain relief
as compared to 40% for placebo.

7. In 1994, Linde et al., reviewed 109 publications and found that nearly
all papers reported positive results at specific dilutions. Based on
the best studies methodologically, the author concluded, "There is
distinct evidence of efficacy of both low and high dilutions of
homeopathic remedies."

Children: Homeopathic treatment is regarded as particularly effective and fast-acting in children. Such rapid effects on diseases (which are not psychosomatic in nature) cannot be explained by the placebo effect. A few examples of homeopathic studies focused on children:

1. The British Homeopathic Journal, Frei and Thurneysen, November 2001.
This study was performed on 230 children with acute otitis media
(middle ear infection).
-- 39% had achieved pain control within 6 hours
-- 72% had achieved pain control within 12 hours
-- Results were 240% faster than for children taking placebo

2. The British Homeopathic Journal, October 1997. Double blind,
placebo-controlled study on the treatment of 43 children with ADHD.
-- After 10 days of homeopathic treatment children taking the active
product showed significantly less ADHD behavior than those given the
placebo.
-- Two months after the study's end, with no further treatment: 57%
continued to improve; 19% had continued benefits; and 24% relapsed
into old behavior patterns


3. The British Homeopathic Journal, Frei & Thurneysen, 2001, This study
was performed on 115 children (average age 8.3 years) comparing
homeopathic treatment with that of methylphenidate (Ritalin) for
children suffering from ADHD symptoms.
-- After 3.5 months, children receiving homeopathy had a clinical
improvement rating of 73%, compared to a clinical improvement rating
of only 65% for the Ritalin children.
-- In preschoolers, homeopathy was found to be particularly effective.

Quality studies similar to these are numerous. In my view, these studies comprehensively demonstrate the effectiveness of today's properly prepared homeopathic medicines. I hope that you find this information helpful and that you will consider it when writing future articles about homeopathy and health, in general.

Randy L. Powers, President, Liddell Laboratories, www.liddell.net/

About Liddell Laboratories
Liddell Laboratories was founded out of a caring passion for the value of human life, which has motivated Liddell to become an agent of change. Our aim is to empower people with the knowledge necessary to better control their health and to provide important therapy options that help people avoid the often toxic effects of pharmaceutical drugs.”

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22153

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I posted this in another thread the other day, but you may not have seen it:

Another bleeding disorder, Haemophilia, is shown to be improved in many areas, by patients in study who were prescribed an individual homeopathic remedy. Thought this scientific study might be of interest to those considering using homeopathy as an alternative way of healing or managing their ITP. It's safe, relatively inexpensive, has no toxicity or side effects, and can be used both to treat chronic ITP, as well as can really work wonders in an acuteemergency or accident or bleeding episode. Specific homeopathic remedies can also be of immediate benefit for those experiencing a drug reaction like anaphylactic shock or serum sickness, or to help with all aspects of surgery and recovery from splenectomy Here's an abstract of the study:

Homeopathy. 2012 Jan;101(1):38-43.
Homeopathic medicines substantially reduce the need for clotting factor concentrates in haemophilia patients: results of a blinded placebo controlled cross over trial.
Kundu T, Shaikh A, Kutty A, Nalvade A, Kulkarni S, Kulkarni R, Ghosh K.Source

Haemophilia Care Centre:Nashik Chapter, Niramay Nursing Home, Adwait Colony, Canada Corner, Sharanpur Road, Nashik 422-005, India.

Abstract
BACKGROUND:

Modern management of haemophilia patients is expensive: 90% of expenditure is on clotting factor concentrates. Any intervention which reduces the need for clotting factor concentrates in these patients without compromising the quality of life is of interest.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
To investigate the effectiveness of individualised homeopathic medicines in reducing the requirement of factor concentrates in haemophilia patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:
In a single blind placebo controlled cross over trial 28 consecutive persons with haemophilia (PWH) with severe (24) or moderately severe (4) disease received standard management with placebo homeopathy for 1 year and active homeopathic treatment in the subsequent year with the same conventional management. There was no wash out period. They received standard managements for any acute emergency during the study period. Development of inhibitor during the study period was a withdrawal criterion. Sample size for the trial was calculated as 24 PWH. Transfusion requirements, bleeding scores, pain scores were evaluated blind by independent experts. Homeopathic medicines were selected by experienced homeopathic physicians depending on clinical condition of the patient. Chi-squared and paired t tests were used in statistical analysis.

RESULTS:
28 patients were recruited. Homeopathic medicines improved frequency of bleeding, extent of bleeding, blood products consumed and pain scores (P<0.0001). There was also significant improvement in well being. Plasma levels of clotting factors did not change. No patients developed inhibitors during the study there were no dropouts.

CONCLUSION:
Individualised homeopathic medicines may have an important supportive role in the management of PWH, where blood products and factor concentrates are not easily available. Larger, perhaps multicentric trials are warranted.

Copyright © 2011 The Faculty of Homeopathy. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
22226313
[PubMed - in process]

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 10 months ago #22154

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april wrote: 1. Clinical Trials in Homeopathy, the British Medical Journal, February
1991. The authors were skeptics who reviewed 107 papers on controlled
clinical trials in homeopathy. In its conclusions, the paper states
"The amount of positive evidence, even among the best studies, came as
a surprise to us. Based on this evidence, we would readily accept that
homeopathy could be efficacious ... "

This is called quote mining.. taking quotes out of context. Best to read the full articles where available.

This one is at www.bmj.com/content/302/6772/316.abstract and hit the pdf link for the full article but I couldn't find others that I looked for.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 9 months ago #22161

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Discussing Freedom of Speech is a touchy subject. Regardless of the U.S. Constitution, all members must still adhere to the Netiquette Guidelines or risk being deleted or removed as a member. So - that freedom is still monitored and under scrutiny. :)

www.pdsa.org/forum/rules.html

However, this Forum is much more tolerant than other Forums I have seen. I was once kicked off of a Lupus Forum myself, simply for giving the PDSA URL to a frantic woman who was just diagnosed with ITP.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 9 months ago #22175

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sandi,
i guess i totally failed at making my point. erica happened to mention she felt people were less tolerant of differing views in the natural forums vs the regular. so i disagreed. but, i thought i would just point out that this would have nothing to do with freedom of speech because that label as we know it only involves the governments regulation of speech. i dont disagree with what you said, as a matter of fact, i was trying to make the point that you, as a moderator can censor what you want. its just that if you did, some people would misinterpret that as a violation of their freedom of speech. their is no right to freedom of speech in this type of forum. somwhere along the way, that idea has been incorrectly applied. (i'm talking about in our country). thats all im saying, whatever can or cannot be said here, the label we give it is not the freedom of speech label.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 9 months ago #22192

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April:
Please inform me what homeopathic medicine was used to help with I.T.P., and who to see in order to get help. I am very interested in the homeopathic treatments. My platelets are very low and I've tried a lot of different medicines, so far nothing is working for me. I seriously need help. Thank you.

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Re: Homeopath referral 6 years 9 months ago #22203

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Hi Lady Elly,

The homeopathic remedy that I gave to my daughter is called Hepar sulphuris calcareum (Hepar or Hepar sulph, for short).
But, don't rush out to buy it, as, chances are very slim that this same remedy would do anything for you, or for most people on here. That's because, just how you always hear on here, "Everyone's different. What works for one won't work for another.", it's the same with the homeopathic remedies. Hepar is a man-made remedy, made from two very basic mineral elements, Calcium carbonate and Sulphur, then heated to a very high temperature. But, remedies can be made from pretty much any substance you can think of, from the Plant, Animal and Mineral kingdoms. Likewise, each patient that comes in will be expressing their symptoms in a way peculiar to Plants, Animals or Minerals. Always, the homeopath is trying to understand the type of remedy that each person may need. This is done through a very thorough case-taking, often lasting in upwards of three hours time. Mind, Body and Spirit.

It may take some time to find a good homeopath. Let me know where you're located, and I may be able to assist you in finding

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Re: Homeopath referral 2 weeks 5 days ago #65251

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Hi April,

I recently viewed a video on YouTube called Vaxxed.
There was a story about a young mother who did not vacccinate her 6 kids
But due to an accident her daughter got a cut on her head and because of the hospitals negligence
Her daughter was vaccinated with the Tetanus vaccine without the mother’s approval.
Was that you in the video? The story seemed so familiar to your story on here.
How is your daughter doing today?

Stephen Chan

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Re: Homeopath referral 2 weeks 5 days ago #65252

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I liked your video on Vaxxed

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