Dr Batra’s to offer free dosage for H1N1

3rd March 2015

Homeopathic preventive medicines will be given across 184 clinics in 97 cities

Homeopathic healthcare corporate, Dr Batra’s, will be offering free preventive dosage for H1N1 (swine flu) across all its clinics in India. The preventive homeopathic dosage will be available for free to walk-in patients at Dr Batra’s 184 clinics across 97 cities from 12-5 pm till March 14, 2015 from Monday – Friday.

Dr Mukesh Batra, Founder and Chairman, Dr Batra’s said, “Being the leaders in homeopathy, we believe it is our responsibility and duty to extend all possible support to our fellow countrymen in this crucial time. Our clinics across the country are fully equipped and now, ready to offer the free preventive dosage for swine flu to all walk-in patients and supplement all efforts being made by a cross section of stakeholders including the central and state governments and the medical fraternity at large.”

The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), under AYUSH, has recommended the homoeopathic remedy, Arsenicum Album 30C, one dose (four pills of size 30, for adults, and two pills for children) daily, on empty stomach, for three days, as being a useful homeopathic preventive medicine. The dose, as the homeopathic expert panel suggests, if required it should be repeated after one month, by following the same schedule, in the event flu-like conditions prevailed in the area.

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/pharma/latest-updates/dr-batras-to-offer-free-dosage-for-h1n1/49759/

 

Opinion ADHD homeopathy trial: Why would anyone think a rigorous clinical trial is a bad idea?

Criticism of this trial for ADHD using homeopathy has been mounted in Canada.

http://www.homeopathyheals.me.uk/site/science-of-homeopathy/38-scientific-research/4178-homeopathy-and-adhd-in-children-and-adolescents

God forbid, the trial shows homeopathy helps those with ADHD !!

Scientists critical of University of Toronto homeopathy study

90 top scientists have signed an open letter calling into question a clinical trial on homeopathy treatment for ADHD.

http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2015/03/05/scientists-critical-of-u-of-t-homeopathy-study.htmlHere Prof. Heather Boon, dean at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, defends it.

http://montrealgazette.com/health/opinion-why-would-anyone-think-a-rigorous-clinical-trial-is-a-bad-idea

 

 

 

Majority of Indian Health Budget Goes to AYUSH

28 February 2015
 
New Delhi: The Indian health budget Saturday saw a dip of 5.7 percent with the Narendra Modi government Saturday announcing an outlay of Rs.33,152 crore for the sector, giving special emphasis to the promotion and development of AYUSH, the country's traditional methods of medicines.
 
The ministry of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy (AYUSH) was allotted Rs.1,214 crore. AYUSH till last year was a department under the health ministry, but was carved out as a separate ministry last year by the Modi government which believes in promoting India's ancient methods of treatment.
 

University of Toronto instructor, Speaker and Homeopath Boosts ‘Alternative Vaccines’

University of Toronto instructor and speaker boosts ‘alternative vaccines’
 
28th February 2015

A homeopath who promotes ineffective “alternative vaccines” and counsels patients about the dangers of immunization is an instructor at the University of Toronto and a headline speaker at a university-sponsored conference on non-traditional health care on Saturday.

The university is facing intense criticism from public health experts who question why it is aligning itself with an anti-vaccine advocate and sponsoring a conference focusing on alternative health care, homeopathy and unproven complementary therapies.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/university-of-toronto-instructor-and-speaker-boosts-alternative-vaccines/article23236517/

 

Attacks on Homeopathy in Canada

Feb. 23 2015

One of the largest homeopathic colleges in Canada has promoted unscientific, false claims about the dangers of vaccines, and advocates the use of ineffective alternatives called nosodes.

The Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine has posted information on its official social media pages that suggests vaccines are unsafe, including a link on its Facebook site last November to an article on a conspiracy theory website that erroneously claims the flu vaccine causes people to get sick and contains toxic levels of mercury.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/canadian-homeopathic-college-criticized-for-anti-vaccine-stance/article23166770/

 

US Affordable Health Care - AltMed Given More Legitimacy

24 February 2015

In recent years, the use of "complementary and alternative medicine" (also called "integrative health care") has grown substantially.

A survey by the National Institutes of Health found that roughly four of every 10 American adults and one of every nine children uses at least one form of alternative medicine. That category includes such fields as acupuncture, chiropractic, diet therapies (such as the Atkins, Ornish, South Beach or vegetarian diet), homeopathy, hypnosis, massage therapy, tai chi and yoga.

Following a lobbying campaign by alternative-medicine practitioners, and assistance from then-Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, several provisions favorable to non-traditional forms of medicine were inserted into the health care law.

Here are provisions that stand to benefit complementary and alternative medicine:

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/feb/24/jonah-goldberg/did-aca-give-elevated-legitimacy-alternative-medic/

 

American Medical College of Homeopathy Closes Its Doors

17th February 2015
 
by Angela Gonzales

The American Medical College of Homeopathy has filed Chapter 7 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and closed its doors.

When the school closed, it was accredited and in good standing with the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America.

"The need for closure as I understand had nothing to do with the quality of their program; it had to do with finances," said Rick Cotroneo, president of the accrediting agency. "We were sad to see them close their doors."

Cotroneo said there are only 15 to 20 homeopathic schools left in the U.S.

"AMCH was a highly respected institution within our community," he said. "They were involved in research, promoting clinical practice and raising the bar for homeopathy in the U.S. for quite a period of time. It was a tough decision to close the school, but unfortunately the finances were dictating that."

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2015/02/arizona-homeopathy-college-bankrupt-closes-doors.html