The use of homeopathic medicines in curing non-communicable diseases can be explained by the use of the theory of immunology only which could not be done only by the use of the doctrine of homeopathy “like cures like or Similia Similibus Curantur”. If we could assist the system of homeopathy by the concept of “antigen-antibody” of immunology, it would have been easier for the ancient and modern schools of medicine to join hands in treating diseases by the attenuated forms of pathogenetic natural substances together with bacterial endotoxins which was developed by Jules T Freund (vide Freund’s complete and incomplete adjuvants). The followers of modern medicine failed to accept the concept of immunostimulation by the use of adjuvants due to the failure to apply the adjuvants by the injectable form, which was successful for the animal model. If the oral use of the adjuvants used in homeopathy could be made acceptable to the followers of modern medicine, the impediments of the concept of immunomodulation due to the failure of the application of the concept of immunostimulation by injectable form of adjuvants could have been overcome. Instead of using the artificially developed cytokines, if the cytokines could have been developed in human body by the application of attenuated adjuvants of homeopathy, the adverse reactions caused by the application of injectable form of cytokines in treating various viral diseases could have been eliminated with success in curing viral diseases like hepatitis, etc. This concept of homeopathic use of attenuated natural pathogenetic drugs from the early stage of diseases before the immune system has suffered great amount of damage caused by powerful immuno-suppressive drugs used in allopathy, it would have helped the scientists of modern medicine to avoid various therapeutic approaches which is causing diseases to be more incurable and economically more costly to be treated and making people less productive due to repeated and prolonged diseases.
In a mother’s womb, a fetus does not have the capacity to resist the entry of viruses from mother’s body, until a baby is born and receives its nourishment from breast feeding. Before birth, the fetus is formed by the combination of ingredients from both the parents and hence the mother’s body considers it as a foreign body and is forced to allow the fetus for a period of nine months to stay in the womb. After the expiry of period, when the fetus attains its maturity, the mother’s body throws it off.
During this period of stay in this temporary shelter, whatever ingredients enter into the fetus’s body for the growth of the child, are considered as “self” or beneficial for the child. During this opportunity, many viruses enter into the fetus’s body and get friendly with the immune system of the child. These viruses stay for the whole of the child’s life as friend and keep on doing harm to the child. This process of considering the enemy as friends, to allow the child to grow in a mother’s womb for its survival without causing any hostility against the viruses, is called “Immune Tolerance” .
For this immune tolerance, every human being considers some viruses and toxic substances produced by viruses as his own cells and never consider them as enemies. But these opportunistic viruses remain harmful by nature and continue to cause diseases for the host. This type of unholy alliance with enemies is to be broken and the human body should be made alert against such enemies to destroy those friendly enemies to make human body clean and free from diseases. This too difficult task is being done by homeopathy, when a well selected natural substance, similar in toxic nature as the inherited friendly toxin, is chosen and introduced into a human body by the oral route which mimics the viral enemy and excites the B cell to generate antibodies to destroy the natural substance say, Belladonna or Bryonia etc. and simultaneously destroy the innumerable viral enemies by mistake forgetting the long developed friendship from mother’s womb.
This tricky approach of homeopathy is too difficult to understand without knowing the complex nature of the immune system of human body, such as (1) How viruses take the opportunity to be friendly with the vital ingredients of a developing fetus’s body, (2) The viruses do not leave their evil nature of doing harm to the host’s body, (3) The nature of the viruses is first indentified and noted down in the case history of the patient, we call these as symptoms of diseases, (4) Based on these symptoms, we select natural substances capable of producing similar disease symptoms on a healthy human body, (5) apply this natural substance in diluted form orally to act as viruses and to excite the B cells to generate antibodies to destroy the newly administered natural toxic substance as well as the evil viruses who are camouflaged as friends and causing harm to the innocent host.
This technique was developed by Samuel Hahnemann without knowing the science of immunology, but who did something which is too difficult to realize by the eminent immunologists of the present century. If we the homeopaths do not realize this technique of micro-warfare which is being applied by thousands of followers of homeopathy, how can we make this technique understood by the followers of modern medicine today.
Homeopathy can prevent and cure the following Auto-immune Diseases.
Auto-immune diseases are produced when bacteria and viruses enter into human body and take shelter in various organs inside cells. When they accumulate in large numbers, the immune system produce antibodies to attack and destroy them. During this process of action, they by mistake produce antibodies against the cells inside which the viruses have taken shelter. These antibodies destroy the viruses together with the cells. This can take place against the Kidneys and cause a disease named Glomerulonephritis. This disease is very commonly found and the only treatment is using steroids named Prednisolone injection, which slowly damages the kidneys and the next step is dialysis and kidney transplantation. These are all expensive treatments and involve a huge amount of money for the people as well as for the nation.
The following is a list of Auto-immune diseases which are caused by the viral attacks, which damages various organs and the conventional treatment is almost the same, that is to use the steroids to suppress or make the immune system inactive so that the body cannot produce the antibodies to destroy the viruses as well as the cells giving shelter to the viruses. These Auto-immune diseases are the majority of the diseases called non-communicable diseases, which make millions of people disabled and destroy their capability to contribute to the economy of the nations of the world. Some of the Auto-immune diseases are:
Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, Autoimmune urticaria, Autoimmune pancreatitis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Autoimmune aplastic anemia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Alopecia areata, Berger’s disease, Diabetes mellitus type 1, Discoid lupus erythematosus, Celiac disease, Glomerulonephritis, Gastritis, Myasthenia gravis, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, Vitiligo, Psoriatic arthritis, Psoriasis, Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE), etc.
If Homeopathic treatment is applied for all these diseases before the viruses can enter deep into the cells and excite the immune system to make wrong decision to destroy the cells containing the viruses, that is before the onset of the process of autoimmunity, (which means the immune system acts against one’s own self), there would have been no occurrence of so many diseases and no loss of so many lives and consequently no loss of national and global exchequer.
To achieve this goal to combat Auto-immune diseases, the homeopathic practitioners should not feel disturbed by the cumbersome names of the diseases. We shall have to remember only few aspects, such as:
(1) The Auto-immune diseases are caused by repeated suppression of symptoms like fever, pain, etc. from our early life by the application of anti-pyretic (anti-fever), anti-allergic, anti-diarrheal, medicines of conventional (allopathic) system of medicine, which prevents the killing of bacteria and viruses.
(2) Suppression of skin diseases like eczema, dandruff, etc. by non-steroidal or steroidal ointments; ear, nose and eye drops, etc. which stop the process of elimination of toxic substances.
(3) Surgical removal of organs like tonsils, appendix, gall bladder, etc. which damages normal functioning of the immune system.
(4) Use of cosmetics for screening sunrays and help anti-aging, which destroys saprophytes (healthy bacteria).
Above all, all the diseases from the early life should be treated homeopathically and it possible, would be parents should be treated, even at the time of pregnancy, by homeopathy to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering into the fetus by crossing the placental barrier.
For those, who are already attacked with Auto-immunity, can be treated and cured by homeopathy by selecting medicines which arouses the reactive vitality of the system to bring the suppressed symptoms to the surface (as Dr. H. C Allen wrote in his book “ The Materia Medica Of Nosodes”), and to apply homeopathic medicine based on the new symptoms.
In this way, we can achieve the goal of keeping the mischievous micro-organisms from entering and establishing their domain inside our healthy human body, to confuse our intelligent immune system to take wrong decisions to generate antibodies to destroy our vital cells instead of viruses.
There is an old adage, “A stitch in time saves nine.” When a child suffers from allergic symptoms, if we apply anti allergic drugs, the symptoms subside but the intensity of diseases increase day by day and we ultimately take the help of steroids, which damages the capacity of the immune system to fight bacteria and viruses and their toxic products. This helps the children to be attacked with more virulent viruses and become store house of toxic deposits. This leads our children towards more severe diseases and end up in cancerous diseases.
Instead of using anti allergic drugs, if we use homeopathic medicines which help the liver to digest the toxins and throw them off through the excretory system, the toxins cannot reach the skin to produce allergic symptoms and child will grow up with a healthy immune system to fight with all types of bacteria and viruses which lead us towards cancer by changing the DNA of healthy human cells.
If we, the homeopathic practitioners can convince the people about this simple beneficial aspect of homeopathy, the modern hospitals would not be crowded with sick people all over the world.
The suppression of the toxins by the help of anti allergic drugs compels our physiological system to be saturated with toxic substances which cause the kidneys to produce renin to excite the heart to raise the blood pressure of human body to help increase the flow of blood through the kidneys and to get free from toxic products.
At that time, if we use Rauwolfia Serpentina, Berberis Vulgaris, Thalaspi bursa pastoris, etc. homeopathic drugs, the blood will be free from toxic substances and the kidneys will stop production of renin and the blood pressure will become normal (vide internet for Renin-angiotensin system).
But according to the conventional medicine, medicines are used for vasodilation, ACE inhibition, calcium channel blocking, etc. which does not help to throw off the toxin like homeopathic medication and cause damage to the kidneys.This leads the people to go for the expensive system of treatment called hemodialysis. When innocent people start taking anti-hypertensive drugs for decreasing blood pressure, they do not know the ultimate goal of kidney failure and the painful expensive process of hemodialysis.
This is a sheer process of causing damage to the national economy and productivity of human population (To be continued).
The offensive role of allopathy should be clearly explained to make people really understand the need of homeopathy to make people free from diseases. If we do not understand how allopathy actually cause harm to human body by giving quick relief from sufferings from diseases. General people are not given this information which is deceiving people and make them inclined towards allopathy. The followers of homeopathy are trying to play a role of amicable and friendly with the followers of allopathic system. They do not want to express the harmful effects of allopathic system to the general mass of people. This is because the allopathic community has made the homeopathic community demoralized by some aspects like the non existence of medicinal substance in ultra diluted homeopathic medicines. This theory has made the homeopathic community believe that they are actually deceiving people by giving them placebo i.e. plain water without any medicine, which means that in the name of treatment, the homeopathic doctors are actually cheating people. This inferiority complex has made homeopathic doctors to think themselves as criminals and a low grade of people without the sense of morality.
Now we are going to expose certain facts about medical science which will help the homeopathic doctors with a new feeling of confidence about the true evaluation of the beneficial role of homeopathy. For this, we have to know something about the science of immunology. According to this science, our body is kept clean from bacteria and viruses and other toxic substances, which are the major cause of diseases, by a substance called cytokines. There are many types of cytokines, each one has a especial type of function. These cytokines exist in our body in very microscopic small size, and in a very diluted form called picomolar (10-12) concentrations. These cytokines become more powerful and active in greater dilutions. From this information we come to know that, when the scientists tried to apply these cytokines in high concentration, the function of these cytokines became very toxic and damaged organs like liver, etc. In case of hepatitis, when the cytokine named interferon was applied, the hepatitis virus was found to be destroyed but the liver was damaged causing cirrhosis of liver. This caused the liver specialists to stop the use of interferon in Bangladesh. Like this we can see many instances where increase in dilution caused the effectiveness of medicinal substances rather than the increase of concentration. This approves the beneficial effect of using phytotoxins (toxin from plants) in homeopathic drugs like the use of Podophylum in high dilution at a greater intensity than the concentrated form in the mother tincture, not preferred in homeopathy.
Understanding homeopathy in the light of immunology, to develop an alternative medicinal formula, to overcome the impediments of immunology and homeopathy, to combat diseases due to immunological disorders.
(For more than a century, the homeopaths tried to establish homeopathy as scientific method to cure diseases, but failed to do so. The doctrines of organan were based on some hypothetical concepts which could not be explained on a scientific basis. In order to establish homeopathy on a more dependable ground for the benefit of suffering humanity, we decided to take a different approach which is going to be explained in this text.
An alternative approach to explain homeopathy in the light of immunology
to make it acceptable to the followers of modern allopathic system of medicine and to show them how homeopathy can be used in the fields where modern allopathic medications like cytokines, failed to achieve their desired goals to combat diseases caused by immunological disorders. This article was presented at the four international seminars held in Bangladesh in the year 2000).
Efforts to increase the capacity of the immune system, to keep human body free from diseases by the method of detoxification, started from the development of the science of immunology. The bone marrow, which produces blood cells, is the source of that capacity of the immune system to combat external invaders. Due to various reasons, especially due to lack of exposure to the Ultra violet rays from solar radiation, the bone marrow gets weaker and produces weak and inefficient blood cells like the farm animals. No medicine has yet been developed in any system of medicine, which can make the bone marrow healthier and stronger to generate healthy and efficient blood cells to fight foreign micro-organisms.
The failure on the part of the scientists to increase the efficiency of bone marrow to produce healthy blood cells, has compelled them to develop the system of controlling the receptors, enzymes, ion-channels
and the carrier molecules with the help of medicines called channel blockers, inhibitors, etc. By controlling these bio-chemical processes in the cells, with the help of drugs, majority of the diseases caused by
immunological disorders like hypertension, hyperacidity, gastric ulcer, allergy, etc. arebeing controlled now a days.
But this method of palliation is short acting and needs regular use of drugs. These drugs do not help to detoxify the human body but keep the disease symptoms under control and help people to lead an apparently
normal life. But a careful study shows that the intensity of the diseases go on increasing which require to increase the dosage of drugs. In the long run, due to controlling various natural processes of the physiological system by external means of medication, the complexity of the diseases go on increasing and various organs like kidney, liver, heart, etc. gradually get damaged and ultimately stop functioning properly. But people are happy with these palliative drugs due to the prompt relief they get from this mode of medication and also due to their ignorance about the damage which is being done to the immune system by this mode of treatment, which is the root cause of all the malignant incurable diseases from cold allergy, asthma, diabetes, cancer, etc. called diseases due to immunological disorders.
But if we consider the curative action obtained by the use of the naturopathic medicines in the systems of Ayurveda (Herbal) & homeopathic medicine, we can find that the curative processes are long lasting which
keep the human body free from the burden of toxins and people enjoy much more healthier disease free life without the tendency of getting attacked with the malignant and deadly diseases mentioned above. From our observation, it appears that the curative processes rendered by those naturopathic systems might have acted like the systems proved by the scientist Dr. Jules T. Freund in the year 1942, who used the adjuvants in the injectable form to obtain the process of immunostimulation in animal models but was found to be highly toxic for human use (vide internet for “Freund’s complete adjuvant”). Freund’s system of immunostimulation or immunomodulation could not be used extensively on human body due to the failure to develop adjuvants suitable for parenteral (injectable) use for human being. Experiments were carried out by the scientists, to find adjuvants suitable for parenteral (injectable) use for a period of 20 years and was then abandoned forever. The failure to utilize such an ideal method of cure by detoxification by modulating the immune system with the help of natural toxic substances, stopped the way of utilizing the toxic substances as modulators of the T and B-cells, to take measures to identify and eliminate the disease producing toxins called antigens in the language of immunology.
But the scientists found out substances called cytokines produced in human body to control the immune system. These cytokines are now produced in-vitro and used for controlling immune system. But after
clinical trials, they are found to be toxic and almost failed to do the task of immunomodulation to detoxify and make human body disease free, like the naturally generated cytokines produced by the immune system in-vivo in case of any attack from micro-organisms. Our attempt is to compare the ancient oral use of toxic drugs from plants, minerals, animals and bacterial origin with the use of Freund’s complete adjuvant.
If the oral use of toxic drugs of naturopathic systems can be proved to be an alternative to the injectable method of Freund’s complete adjuvant for the process of immunopotentiation, the impediments of
modern medicine to use the ideal method of cure by the help of detoxification could be overcome. This effort to give a scientific explanation of the ancient systems of naturopathy, will help to avoid the use of palliative and immunosuppressive drugs and will stop the process of gradual degradation of the immune system leading towards the immuno-compromised condition of human body prone to be attacked with viruses like HIV, bird flu, mad cow disease and other malignant diseases and will save billions of dollars in health care research globally.
In the ancient times, all the systems of medicine, including the allopathic system, used the toxic substances obtained from natural sources of plants, minerals, chemicals, animals and bacterial origin (vide the book
of Materia Medica by William Hale-White 1935 edition). But they did not have the clear conception about how those natural toxic substances helped to cure diseases, due to their lack of knowledge about immunology. In order to increase the curative effect, scientists of conventional medicine tried to isolate the alkaloids from plants which increased the toxic effects of the drugs further, which produced medicinal aggravation called drug disease, which was reduced by the system of attenuation developed by homeopathy. With the discovery of bacteria and antibiotics, the followers of germ theory became more confident about their concept over the concept of the followers of naturopathy. Simultaneously, a new branch of medicine named immunology was developed which discovered the systems of vaccination. This brought a great success for the followers of germ theory. But the scientists of modern medicine still faced great hindrance to deal with the non-infections diseases, which consisted of majority of the diseases from allergy to cancer. Scientists found out that the immune system, which helped to keep the human body free from antigens or toxins to maintain healthy life, sometimes failed to act with accuracy.
The over or under activity of the immune system developed various illnesses caused by reactions like (i) hypersensitivity, (ii) Cytotoxicity, (iii) Immune complexity, (iv) autoimmunity & (v) immunodeficiency. The bulk of non-infectious diseases are caused by these five reactions of immune system, which we are going to explain in brief. The white blood cells are known to the common people as the soldiers of defense mechanism, which keep the human body free from foreign invaders with their act of scavenging. These white blood cells (WBC) possess an inherent capacity to differentiate and identify the toxic and non-toxic ingredients of human body. While destroying the toxic ingredients, they sometimes excite the healthy cells to produce substances called histamine which cause allergy, this reaction is called Hypersensitivity reaction Sometimes they destroy healthy cells and cause anemia, that reaction is called cytotoxic reaction. Sometimes they combine with toxic substances called immune complex substances, which damage adjacent healthy tissues and cause diseases like eczema, psoriasis, leprosy, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, liver cirrhosis and even cancer, etc., which is called Immune complex reaction. Sometimes the army of defense system makes mistakes and begins to destroy substances like insulin and cause diabetes and other deadly diseases like SLE, glomerulonephritis, infertility, etc. This reaction is called autoimmunity. The fifth reaction is caused when
the defense mechanism becomes totally inactive allows the invaders to enter into the human body and roam about freely and render the person subjected to the continuous processes of diseases beginning from cold
allergy to cancer, this reaction is called immunodeficiency.
To handle the diseases caused by these five reactions called immunological disorders, scientists developed anti-allergic drugs and also drugs called steroid etc., to suppress the immune system to stop the over-activity of the defense forces. To increase the under activity called immunodeficiency, they developed immunoglobulin (IG) to apply from external sources, which is very expensive and not very much accurate in activity.
The other method is called bone marrow transplantation which is both expensive and risky. This failure on the part of the scientists of conventional medicine to control the immunological disorders by the method of detoxification, could be overcome by the oral application of natural toxic substances as is done in the naturopathic systems of medicine together with the oral use of the products of bacterial endotoxins used in homeopathy. This mode of application of combined form of antigenic (toxic) substances resembles the system of application of Freund’s complete adjuvant (toxic natural substances with the bacterial product). The difference lies only in the mode of administration. The naturopathic systems like Ayurveda (herbal) system do not use the bacterial products, which is only done in homeopathy. This similarity of alternative mode of application of the Freund’s complete adjuvant was observed by us in the year 1973 and we named the
homeopathic use of natural toxins with the bacterial products as combined oral micro-immunotherapy (COMIT) previously named as Dynamised Micro-immunotherapy by Dr. O. A. Julian. But this concept of immunomodulation probably acted in the humoral and cellular level and could not fulfill the task of bone marrow stimulation, which is the actual site of origin of immunological activity, where the products used as adjuvants could not reach to fulfill the purpose of rectification of the controlling center of the immune mechanism. In our research, this point was taken into consideration and the modified concept of oral immunomodulation based on Freund’s concept of immunomodulation with the help of adjuvants was modified by making the use of radioactive products like Uranium and Radium in the minute dose together with the natural herbal and the bacterial products simultaneously. This made the breakthrough in achieving the effect of bone marrow stimulation which could not be achieved by the use of natural herbal and bacterial products alone. The use of radioactive products like Uranium and Radium in the minute dose together with the natural and the bacterial products simultaneously as is done in homeopathy, makes it more competent in curing diseases by the immune system than any other systems of medicine. This makes homeopathy superior to the system of modern conventional medicine, which failed to achieve its desired goal of immunomodulation with the help of cytokines (vide internet). This is possible by homeopathy because it can achieve the effect of bone marrow stimulation. The use of various toxic substances in the attenuated oral formmakes homeopathy effective in modulating the immune system in the humoral,cellular and medullar levels i.e. antibody mediated, cell mediated and bone marrow (stem cell) mediated immune reactions respectively.The use of radioactive products like Uranium and Radium for the purpose of bone marrow stimulation was made more effective and with less medicinal aggravation by the use of two other homeopathic medicines named X-ray and Sol, both developed by Dr. Bernhardt Fincke MD (vide A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by Dr. John Henry Clarke MD).
The systematic use of the above mentioned homeopathic medicines based on the concept of homeopathic symptomatology together with the concept of immunomodulation in immunology for the purpose of total annihilation of the genetically inherited toxicity called miasmatic defects in classical homeopathy, gave us tremendous success in curing diseases due to immunological disorders, which is beyond the imagination to be achieved by classical homeopathy alone.
The followers of homeopathy should know the damaging effect of modern allopathic medication on bone marrow, the root of the system of protecting human body from most complicated incurable diseases. To understand the subject clearly, we should know the concept of immune system from the science of immunology.
According to the science of immunology, diseases are caused by foreign substances called antigens, which disturb the normal functioning of human body. The body’s defense mechanism should destroy those disease producing substances immediately as soon as they enter into our body. When that mechanism fail to do the job of keeping our body clean, the disturbance in the normal function of the physiological system begins. These disturbances are called diseases. Now let us see why the defense mechanisms fail to do its job of keeping our body clean.
A complex system called immune tolerance begins in human body when the body of the child grows in the mother’s womb. If the body of the growing child begin to fight with the foreign toxic substances which enter through the mother’s body into the body of the fetus, the growth of the child’s body cannot take place peacefully and the possibility of abortion become obvious. And no child could have grown in the mother’s womb. Hence nature has developed a system called immune tolerance, which compels the child’s body to allow the foreign toxic substances to exist without any hindrance with the essential ingredients of child’s body till the child become fully developed and capable of leaving the mother’s womb and to begin its life on earth. Due to this reason, the defense mechanism of human body remain tolerant to the foreign toxic substances with whom a friendship has grown during the child’s stay in the mother’s womb called neonatal stage. The foreign toxic substances take the advantage of this asylum and go on creating various diseases till death. These disease producing toxic substances are called Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) in the science of immunology, which produce susceptibility to various diseases. As for example, HLA – B-8, B-15, DR-3, DR-4 produce susceptibility to Diabetes Mellitus, HLA–B-28 produce susceptibility to Ankylosing spondylitis, etc. These are also called Disease susceptibility gene.
In medical science, there is no way to get rid of these disease producing foreign substances. But in homeopathy, we found out that, the use of drugs in micro doses reduce the intensity of these diseases probably by creating awareness in human body’s defense mechanism by breaking the immune tolerance and to create antibody against the inherited toxins. The reason behind the ability of homeopathic microscopic substances to break the immune tolerance is probably the similarity in nature of the inherited toxin and the newly administered toxic medicinal substances used in homeopathy, e.g. the naturally occurring symptom of headache produced by the inherited toxin is cured by the oral application of the medicine Belladonna made by phytotoxin from the plant Deadly Night Shade
In chronic diseases, Homeopathy needs prolonged treatment to completely cure the disease. During the process of treatment, we observe the appearance of various symptoms of detoxification through various routes, which disturb the patients. These processes of elimination of toxins are generally irritating to the patients. But without these disturbing symptoms, the complete cure cannot be achieved.
But the homeopathic physicians face hurdles to convince the patients not to use any alternative treatment to suppress those discharges. The scientists of conventional medicine never accepted this hypothetical concept of homeopathy and helped the patients to use all possible measures to suppress the discharges. Only recently, in case of diarrheal diseases, they are advising the patients to help the process of discharge by oral rehydration therapy and prevented the use of anti-diarrheal drugs. Otherwise, they never found any harm in using steroids which suppressed the immune system by giving relief to the sufferings caused by painful symptoms of detoxification.
A recent invention presented below will show that the bacteria or virus remain well protected against any possible attack from the members of immune system, the T-cell and the B-cell and remain unharmed and cause disease by producing toxins.
Up till now, we are told by the scientists that, the micro-organisms are responsible for acute diseases only. But the above invention will show that they are responsible for chronic diseases also. This concept was postulated by Hahneman by the concept of miasm as the cause of chronic diseases, which could not be explained by any scientific evidence.
This invention will help us to make our patients convinced that such mighty viruses need persistent repeated and prolonged assault by the immune system to penetrate the barrier around the micro-organism. That type of vigorous repeated attack can only be applied by the repeated use of homeopathy drugs for a long period of time and by the method of selecting the drugs by symptom analogy, called similimum of homeopathy.
This will help the followers of homeopathy to explain many hypothetical concepts to establish homeopathy on a scientific ground.
In the year 2002, One Dr. M. R MBBS, now a resident of USA, sent a person named JH of age 25 years, originally a man from Bangladesh, who contracted HIV from Singapore to me for Homeopathic treatment. He suffered from continued fever and was sent to the Singapore General Hospital for treatment. He was found to be HIV positive and was sent immediately back home. In the past, I treated and cured a patient with hepatitis B virus referred by Dr. M.R to me, which convinced him about the curative power of homeopathy over viral diseases.
Since HIV/AIDS has no systematic treatment in homeopathy, I was looking for the probable causative factor of such a viral disease since it does not fall clearly in any miasmatic class of diseases. After taking the family history of the patient, I found a tubercular history in both the paternal and maternal side. This family history was confirmed by the continued fever of the patient which was named by the hospital as PUO (pyrexia of unknown origin). From my previous experience, I selected Tuberculinum Bovinum as the medicine of first choice to be applied to the patient and I acted accordingly. The potency was selected as the 50 millesimal potency which I generally do for the nosodes in chronic miasmatic diseases. One month after the beginning of the remedy in LM/1 potency, the fever came down from 100.5 to the normal level of 98.6. After further one month of medication, the patient began to have urethral discharge of bloody pus, which continued for further 3 months, accompanied by painful burning sensation which was kept under bearable limit by homeopathic medicines like Cantharis, Berberis Vulgaris, Terebinth etc. After the end of this discharge, the Elisa Test was performed on the patient which was found to be negative for HIV. This miraculous result was informed to the organization ICCDR,B who control the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients in Bangladesh. They were skeptical about such a result from homeopathic treatment and advised the patient to undergo allopathic treatment. My patient did not agree to their suggestion and continued with the homeopathic treatment. Every year the blood of the patient has been tested and is found to be negative for HIV.
Although this experiment of homeopathic treatment on HIV does not give any confirmative result, such an experiment can be repeated for more HIV infected people which we could not do due to unavailability of HIV/AIDS patient in Bangladesh. I, therefore, urge my fellow homeopathic doctors, especially from the HIV infected regions of Africa to communicate with us, so that we can conduct similar experiments with homeopathy for treating HIV/ AIDS.