The current edition of HiP features two important articles about different aspects of blood. The study of blood cells has always been invaluable in extending our knowledge and understanding of health and disease at a bio-physical level, and this continues to be the case. For example, a group of top immunologists from Britain and Brazil are studying the blood cells of individuals who seem to have natural immunity to Covid-19, in an attempt to understand what makes them different. The answer to that would help to provide a key to developing a vaccine against Covid-19 which would work for both current variants and future variants of the virus.
The two articles focussing on blood in this issue are:
- COVID-19 vaccines and thrombosis: a review – In part two of an in-depth article on Covid-19 vaccines and thrombosis, Dr Yubraj Sharma explores how traditional, complementary and integrative medicine, can all play a valuable role in the treatment of Covid-19.
- Blood pathology testing in clinical homeopathic practice – In part one of an article featuring the useful role blood pathology testing can play in clinical practice, Thierry Clerk provides a practical overview of the basics of haematology, including haemoglobin, immunity cells and the major bio-chemistry biomarkers.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Winter 2021/2022 – page 27
Kenya School for Integrated Medicine – Analysis of homeopathic clinical practice by Richard Pitt
Richard Pitt has run homeopathic clinics in rural parts of Kwale county, Kenya, for many years. He’s now supervising a European Union project analysing clinical outcomes in homeopathic medical clinics run by the Kenya School for Integrated Medicine between 2015-2019. The aim is to provide evidence of the efficacy of homeopathic medicine as part of a developing healthcare system in Kenya. Results show that homeopathy has successfully treated a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Summer/Autumn 2021 – page 18
Whole Health Agriculture: Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021 by Karen Seyersted
The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), organised by Whole Health Agriculture, went online in 2021, which meant it could reach out to a global audience. Karen Seyersted fills us in on the topics discussed and the exciting studies being conducted both here in the UK, and in other parts of the world. The conference provided a showcase for the potential of homeopathy and other CAMs in the treatment of livestock, and provided the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, internationally. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Spring 2021 – page 48
Whole Health Agriculture and homeopathy in livestock farming by Karen Seyersted & Jackie Pearce-Dickens
WHAg conducted an Alternative Livestock Health Survey amongst farmers, which showed that when properly applied, animals benefit greatly from CAM. Karen Seyersted, with input from Jackie Pearce-Dickens, reports that the results show clearly that the use of CAM, and homeopathy in particular, has reduced the use and cost of antibiotics and other antimicrobials, as well as improving the overall health and wellbeing of farmers’ livestock. CAM also provides an invaluable tool to farmers, for the prevention of disease in livestock. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Autumn/Winter 2020 – page 40
COVID-19 – Overcoming fear with homeopathy by Brigitte Klotzch
Brigitte Klotzsch suggests that fear and uncertainty are at least as contagious as the virus itself. As well as giving her clients remedies to strengthen their immunity, Brigitte has created a variety of combination remedies to help them to overcome their anxiety and fear. To read the full article, click here.
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 49
The elephant in the COVID-infected room by Rob Verkerk
In this article, Rob Verkerk suggests that the reaction to Covid-19 has been completely over the top; viruses play a crucial role in the evolution of all life forms and fulfil beneficial functions, such as maintaining stability of the gut microbiome. The biomedical model, on which modern health care systems are based, has become the biggest stumbling block to human adaptation to the new virus. We’d do better to boost our immune system naturally rather than accept vaccination as the answer. To read the full article, click here.
Editor’s choice – HiP – Spring 2020 – page 24
Gunpowder by John Morgan – 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.