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1. Homeopathy for childhood diarrhea
Jacobs J, Jonas WB, Jiménez-Pérez M, Crothers D.
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.

Childhood diarrhoea

Background
Previous studies have shown a positive treatment effect of individualized homeopathic treatment for acute childhood diarrhea, but sample sizes were small and results were just at or near the level of statistical significance. Because all three studies followed the same basic study design, the combined data from these three studies were analyzed to obtain greater statistical power.

Methods
Three double blind clinical trials of diarrhea in 242 children ages 6 months to 5 years were analyzed as 1 group. Children were randomized to receive either an individualized homeopathic medicine or placebo to be taken as a single dose after each unformed stool for 5 days. Parents recorded daily stools on diary cards, and health workers made home visits daily to monitor children. The duration of diarrhea was defined as the time until there were less than 3 unformed stools per day for 2 consecutive days. A metaanalysis of the effect-size difference of the three studies was also conducted.

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Results
Combined analysis shows a duration of diarrhea of 3.3 days in the homeopathy group compared with 4.1 in the placebo group (P = 0.008). The metaanalysis shows a consistent effect-size difference of approximately 0.66 day (P = 0.008).

Conclusion:
The Results from these studies confirm that individualized homeopathic treatment decreases the duration of acute childhood diarrhea and suggest that larger sample sizes be used in future homeopathic research to ensure adequate statistical power. Homeopathy should be considered for use as an adjunct to oral rehydration for this illness.


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2. Homeopathy Effective for ADHD 
      

ADHD child 

 

Background

About one child in every school class suffers from ADHD a condition in which the child suffers from disturbances in mood, behaviour and school performance. Up to 64 % of parents of children with ADHD choose complementary and alternative medicine to treat their children and homeopathy is one of the preferred treatment modalities. The reason for this (apart from efficacy) is the safety of Homeopathy. No serious side-effects have been reported in any of the homeopathic trials with children diagnosed with ADHD. In contradistinction conventional treatment carries with it the risk of adverse effects. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that conventional ADHD drugs may cause cardiovascular disease.

 

 

ADHD child

Research
Evidence of improvement with Homeopathy

Whilst no curative conventional treatment exists Homeopathy has considerable positive experience in treating children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, as well as children with other types of concentration, learning and behavioural difficulties.

 

Four clinical trials including a total of 263 children diagnosed with ADHD treated with classical homeopathy have been published. Three of these were so-called randomised double-blinded trials where the children, their parents, practitioners and researchers did not know whether the child had received a homeopathic medicine or an inactive placebo pill until after the study was finalized. Results suggest that beneficial effect continues long after treatment has been completed. One and a half years later the children were still 63 % better. Their mood was more stable and they had improved short time memory.

ADHD child

 

References

Frei H., Everts R., von Ammon K., Kaufmann F., Walther D., Hsu-Schmitz S.F., Collenberg M., Fuhrer K., Hassink R., Steinlin M., Thurneysen A. (2005) Homeopathic treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial. Eur J Pediatr, 164:758-767.

 Jacobs J., Williams A.L., Girard C., Njike V.Y., Katz D. (2005) Homeopathy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a pilot randomized-controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med, Oct, 11(5):799-806.

Lamont J. (1997) Homeopathic treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a controlled study. Br Homeopathic J, 86:196-200.

 

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3. Homeopathy for
Childhood Respiratory Complaints
Boy with cold

i) Cold and Sore throat

The researchers found that the children who were prescribed a Homeopathic medicine were

  • Significantly more likely to experience a positive result of treatment compared with those children prescribed an antibiotic.
  • The researchers also found that the children given a homoepathic medicine had significantly fewer complications and a higher quality of life.
  • Further, the study found that the parents of the children given the Homeopathic medicine had significantly less sick-leave days than the parents of children given an antibiotic.

Trichard, M, Chaufferin, Nicoloyannis, N., Pharmacoceconomic Comparison Between Homeopathic and Antibiotic Treatment Strategies in Recurrent Acute Rhinopharyngitis in Children, Homeopathy (2005) 94, 3-9.

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Sinusitis



ii) Sinusitis
Sinuses are moist air spaces within the bones of the face around the nose. When they become infected and swell or become irritated, this is called sinusitis (or a sinus infection). These infections usually follow colds or bouts with allergies.

The sinuses are four sets of hollow spaces that are located in the cheekbones (maxillary sinus), the forehead (frontal sinus), behind the nasal passages (ethmoid sinus), and deep in the brain behind the nasal passages (sphenoid sinus). Sinuses are lined with the same mucous membranes that line the nose and mouth.

Young Children often have cold-like symptoms, including a stuffy or runny nose and slight fever. If the child develops a fever 5-7 days after cold symptoms begin, it could signal sinusitis

In older children and teens the most common sinusitis symptoms are a cough that doesn't improve after the first 7 days of cold symptoms, fever, worsening congestion, foul breath, dental pain, ear pain, or tenderness in the face. Sometimes, teens who have sinusitis also develop upset stomachs, nausea, headaches, and pain behind the eyes.

Research Result
A double blind, placebo controlled study shows the efficiency and tolerability of a homeopathic combination remedy.

  • The Homeopathic treatment resulted in freedom from complaints in 90.3% of the patients and improvements in a further 8.3%
  • In the placebo group the complaints became worse in 88.9% or otherwise remained unchanged. 

Friese KH, Zabalotnyi DI. (Homeopathy in acute rhinosinusitis: Article in German) HNO, 2006 Dec 19.

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Asthma


iii) Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.Sputum may be produced from the lung by coughing but is often hard to bring up. During recovery from an attack it may appear pus like due to high levels of white blood cells called eosinophils. Symptoms are usually worse at night and in the early morning or in response to exercise or cold air. Some patients rarely experience symptoms and then only in response to triggers, whereas others may have marked and persistent symptoms.

Asthma diagrammatic
Asthma diagrammatic

.A double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in Cuba on patients with bronchial asthma (ref: Riverson-Garrote, 1998). In this study 63 patients (34 children and 28 adults) participated, 39 of whom were given individualised homeopathic treatment and 24 were given a placebo.

  • In the Homeopathically treated group, 97.4% improved and 2.6% worsened. 87.2% reduced their use of conventional medicine

Riveron-Garrote, M ‘Ensayo clinico aleatorizado contolado del tratamento homeopatico del asma bronquial,’ Boletin Mexicano, 1998, 31:54-61

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4. Women advised to
seek alternative therapies for side effects
rather then give up Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer surgery
Breat cancer surgery

Women are giving up breast cancer treatment because the hormone tablets prescribed after surgery (such as Tamoxifen) can cause menopause-like symptoms such as hot flushes and severe joint pain. They feel that the cure is worse than the disease. .

Kathleen Bennett of the Trinity College research team said "Analysis clearly shows that recurrence rates of breast cancer are lowest among the women who stick to prescribed medications after other interventions such as surgery. Those women who stuck with the medication reduced by 50% the chances of cancer returning and cut the risk of
death by 25%".

Ann O’Doherty, lead clinical director at the National Breast Cancer Screening Programme, urged women not to quit their treatment over side-effects. "Change your treatement rather than give up" she said "There are alternative terapies out there. We know that sticking with your treatment improves survival chances.”

Uncomfortable side efeects of breast cancer treatment-

Uncomfortable side effects of breat cancer treatment [joint pain (2)]
Joint pain

Uncomfortable side effects of breast cancer treatment (abdominal pain)
Abdominal pain

John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, said they would be very concerned if women stopping taking prescribed medication. Women who take drugs such as Tamoxifen are typically on a five-year course to prevent cancer recurring and evidence is emerging to show they are best protected if they take the drug for 10 years" he said. 

Ian Barron, lead author of the Trinity study, said "It is not enough to simply prescribe hormonal therapy after surgery given that the side-effects of the drugs can be powerful enough to turn people off taking the medication”.Instead, Dr Barron advised a structured approach to interventions, including:

* Early identification of treatment side-effects
* Availability of psychological care and
* Switching to alternative therapies.

"These approaches could" Dr Barron continued "make a significant impact on patients adhering to their medication programme, and thereby improve their chances of living longer”.

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5. Flu shots--the cold hard facts

Vaccination
Conventional Vaccination

The average person is under the impression that flu shots are both safe and necessary. Truth is, they are not safe. And they are not necessary. Her are 5 FACTS that you should know about flu shots that you will never hear from your friendly neighborhood pharmacy.

FLU SHOT FACT 1-
Absence of safety studies. There is no way to tell what flu shots will do to your immune system in the long run. When you take a flu shot you're really offering yourself up as a guinea pig. .

FLU SHOT FACT 2-
Vaccines depress your immune system making you more susceptible to not only the flu but every other virus or infection around.

FLU SHOT FACT 3-
Vaccines contain neurotoxins like mercury preservatives (aka thimerosal) which have been linked to autism, as well as aluminum (which has been linked to Alzheimer's)--both of which also compromise your immune system functioning.
Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, a world-leading immunologist has extensively studied the effects of the flu vaccine on neurological health. These studies show that an individual has a 10X greater chance of getting Alzheimer's disease after receiving just five flu shots in their life compared to those who have had no more then 1 shot.

FLU SHOT FACT 4-
Vaccines may trigger allergies because they introduce large protein molecules directly into your bloodstream. This results in the natural immune system being bypassed thus rendering it unable to respond to any allergic challenge. 
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FLU SHOT FACT 5-
There's no proof that they work. In spite drug company claim there are no studies to prove flu vaccines significantly decrease numbers of flu cases or mortality.  Have you noticed when you read news reports citing flu case statistics that you will never see mention of how many flu cases were of people who actually got a flu shot.

Homeopathic immunisation pills
Homeopathic immunisation pills

 So what’s the solution?
Why not try Homeopathy?

Completely safe 
No side effects or adverse allergic reactions.
Can be administered to young and old
Can even be used during pregnancy
Can be used for prevention and treatment.
All natural product.
No nasty chemicals or additives
Oral administration 
No needles
Does not suppress the immune system 
and finally.....

Well proven
A 10 year trial which concluded in 1998 on the preventive use of the Homeopathic flu vaccine conducted by the French Society of Homeopathy showed an efficacy of over over 90%.

A Cuban trial in which 2.4 million people were Homeopathically vaccinated for the prevention of Leptospirosis resulted in only 10 confirmed cases of the disease.

The Homeopathic Alternatives

1. The Homeopathic Companion 
This Homeopathic is for those who on balance believe the advantages of vaccination outweigh the disadvantages. as well as for those who of necessity have to take a vaccine because of job or legislative requirements but who wish at the same time to safeguard themselves against vaccinosis.  
2. Homeopathic Immunisation

This Homeopathic is for those who on balance believe the disadvantages of vaccination outweigh its potential advantages and who wish at the same time to be protected without the hazards of vaccinosis by an alternative medical modality.

For further information
in order to make a fully informed choice contact

H4H

Dr. Peter Darashah

Ph.D.,M.Sc (Lond), B.Sc., DIHom (Pract), FBIH, MARH

Nutrition Consultant & Homeopathic Physician

Tel: +353 (0)87 2621943


(Alternatively pass this to any friend or colleague who could benefit from the information)
Consultations held at:-
Dervish Holistic Centre 50 Cornmarket Str., Cork
 

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Daniel McCarthy erected the McCarthy Monument near the former Diamond Hill quarry on the Blackrock Road in honour of his brother Alexander McCarthy in 1871.
Diamond Hill got its name from the discovery of amethyst, a semi-precious stone, in the limestone quarry in May 1777. The owner of the limestone quarry had to mount an armed guard over it to prevent people taking the amethyst stones. Many of the stones were cut for the wealthier citizens of Cork in the workshop of William Armor, a jeweller from London who had a shop in Peter Church Lane.

Childhood diarrhoea
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ADHD child
Child with ADHD (1)

ADHD child
Child with ADHD (2)

ADHD child
Child with ADHD (3)

ADHD child
Child with ADHD (4)

Boy with cold
Boy with cold

Sinusitis
Girl with sinusitis

Asthma
Child with asthma

Asthma diagrammatic
Asthma diagrammatic
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Breast cancer surgery
Breast cancer surgery

Uncomfortable side effects of breast cancer treatment
Uncomfortable side effects of breast cancer treatment (1)

Uncomfortable effects of breat cancer treatment [joint pain (2)]
Uncomfortable side effects of breat cancer treatment [joint pain (2)]

Uncomfortable side effects of breast cancer treatment (abdominal pain)
Uncomfortable side effects of breat cancer treatment [abdominal pain (3)]

Vaccination
Vaccination

Homeopathic immunisation pills
Homeopathic immunisation pills

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