The current edition of HiP is a special issue devoted to the theme ‘homeopathy and war’. War and pandemics provide a huge challenge to society. Our world leaders have often invoked battle analogies to communicate the seriousness of an issue and galvanise a national or global response – the war on terror, poverty, crime, cancer, global warming and, of course, the war on COVID-19.
However, the use of military imagery is emotionally charged and fuels anxiety. A pandemic is not a war – it’s dangerous, it has to be taken seriously, and it requires collaboration to defeat it. But, as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier put it when talking about the pandemic, ‘nations do not stand against nations, soldiers not against soldiers’.
Wars are fundamentally destructive and devastating, but they have also inspired great creativity, as we can see in music, literature and painting, and they have led to innovations which are now taken for granted in civilian life. We have added soundbites throughout the war issue to depict some of them. We are certainly going through difficult times during this outbreak of COVID-19, but taking on the challenge can make us more resilient too!
Editor’s choice – HiP – Spring 2020 – page 6
COVID-19: Staying healthy under lockdown by Karin Mont
Karin Mont puts COVID-19 into context with other lower respiratory tract infections which are the third largest killer globally while, obviously, not advising complacency, as the infection rate of this new strain of coronavirus is particularly virulent and needs to be limited. This is where homeopathy has an important role to play; it has an excellent, documented, track record in the treatment of epidemics – even during the 1918 flu pandemic.
Limited social interaction, self-isolation and social distancing will undoubtedly also have an impact on our mental and emotional well-being, probably well beyond the imposed restrictions, but homeopathy has answers here too. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Spring 2020 – page 24
Gunpowder is known for its successful treatment of septic wounds. John Morgan takes us through the history of Gunpowder as a substance, the discovery of its prevention of infection and blood poisoning, and its subsequent introduction into homeopathy by JH Clarke. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Autumn/Winter 2019 – page 16
HRI Conference, London 2019 by Lionel Milgrom
Homeopathic research is more alive than ever as Lionel Milgrom, who attended HRI’s biennial international event, documents. There is a collection of high-quality studies which have delivered empirical evidence that ultrahigh dilution drugs work and that studies can be repeated. Such research is not only carried out in the Western world either. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Autumn/Winter 2019 – page 28
Beauty and the beast by Krista Masonis
This is a very interesting article: Krista Masonis, a homeopath and expert on the topic, gives us useful information on the character traits of narcissists that we should look for, and guidance how to treat them and those affected by their destructive nature. As in all cases, a close look at the personal history is paramount. Long-term homeopathic treatment, together with other forms of support, can play an essential role in an emotional shift.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Spring/Summer 2019 – page 42
Revisiting and refreshing the five main miasms by Sue Smith
Sue Smith recaps traditional thinking on miasmatic theory, i.e. inherited and acquired health susceptibilities, but she also looks at other ways in which miasms can be conceived and the role of epigenetics.
Read the full article by clicking here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Winter/Spring 2019 – page 12
Time and money by Tracy Karkut-Law
The better the service we provide, the more likely we are to increase patient numbers. Tracy Karkut-Law has very practical ideas on how to go about it. If we have a simple booking and payment system in place, which our clients find convenient to use, we can focus on the smooth running of our practice, which makes us more professional, leads to a long-lasting therapeutic relationship and also creates more business. You can read the full article by clicking here.