I am happy to be able to offer Homeoprophylaxis to my patients. Homeoprophylaxis is defined as the use of potentized substances (homeopathic remedies) in a systematic manner to prevent the development of the characteristic symptoms of disease. Homeoprophylaxis can involve the use of nosodes (remedies from disease organisms or diseased tissues), or homeopathic remedies made from mineral, vegetable or animal substances. Homeoprophylaxis has a 200 year history of safe and effective use. You can learn more at Free and Healthy Children, a website dedicated to Homeoprophylaxis. Homeoprophylaxis is not homeopathic vaccination.
Video - An Introduction to Homeoprophylaxis
Dr. Isaac Golden from Australia is one of the foremost researchers and voices in the field of homeoprophylaxis today. In this video he gives a brief introduction to homeoprophylaxis and speaks about it with a doctor from the Finley Institute in Cuba. Cuba conducted numerous large-scale trials with homeoprophlaxis, including treatment of 2.3 million people to prevent leprospirosis.
Frequently Asked Questions about Homeoprophylaxis
Is Homeoprophylaxis Safe?
Homeoprophylaxis is very safe. Homeoprophylaxis is based on homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by a process of serial dilution and agitation, also known as succussion. Remedies used in homeoprophylaxis have been potentized past the point of even one molecule still remaining in the final product, This makes them non-toxic, even though some of the starting materials can be quite toxic as this great little video demonstrates very well. Remedies used for homeoprophylaxis can be made either from disease substances or plant, animal or vegetable matter.
Video: Preparation of Homeopathic Medicines
Homeoprophylaxis Versus Vaccination - What is the Difference?
Contains actual disease organism
Contains adjuvants like aluminum, formaldehyde, antibiotics
Contains animal and human DNA
Injected into body
Potentially adverse long-term health outcomes
Does not contain disease organism
Does not contain adjuvants
No animal or human DNA
Beneficial long-term health outomes
Homeoprophylaxis - much safer than Conventional Vaccination?
Homeoprophylaxis is actually much safer than conventional vaccination. Conventional vaccines contain actual dead or living disease organisms to which the body can react in adverse ways. Remedies used for homeoprophylaxis are made from the same disease organisms, but using potentization as described above. Vaccines are full of adjuvants such as aluminum, which is neurotoxic and highly immunogenic. They also contain formaldehyde, antibiotics, anti-freeze, mercury and potentially all of them are contaminated with other substances, including heavy metals, iron, red blood cells and glass particles as recent research from Italy has demonstrated, you can read the study here. Vaccines can contain human or animal DNA as viruses need to be grown in tissue culture. In addition, vaccines are directly injected into the body and homeoprophylactic remedies are given orally.
Is Homeoprophylaxis Effective?
Homeoprophylaxis has a 200-year record of effectiveness. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, accidentally discovered the power of homeopathy to prevent as well as treat infectious diseases in 1798. He was treating a little girl with Belladonna, also known as Deadly Nightshade, when the rest of the family came down with scarlett fever. The little girl did not get the illness. Hahnemann deducted that the remedy, which he also oten used to treat scarlett fever, protected the child from contracting it. He then started to use it for prevention in his community and shared his knowledge with other doctors, who had the same successful experiences. Ultimately, the Preussian government adopted and ordered the use of Belladonna for the prevention of Scarlett fever.
What Studies have been done on Homeoprophylaxis?
Many observational as well as scientific studies have been done using homeoprophylaxis over the past 200 plus years. Here are a just a few examples.
Cholera: 1831: Samuel Hahnemann prevented and treated cholera during the 1831 Asiatic cholera epidemic
1849: Dr. Clemens von Boenninghausen treated and prevented “untold” numbers of cholera infections during the 1849 European epidemic. While a death rate of 54-90% occurred with conventional treatment, Boenninghausen’s patients had a mortality rate of only 5-16%.
1907: Dr Eaton, 2806 persons were given Variolinum 30 CH by Dr. Eaton. 547 persons had definite exposure to small pox. Only 14 people got the infection, which means the prophylaxis was 97% effective
1918-1920 Influenza (Spanish flu) epidemic in the US. The general mortality was 30%. Death rate among those treated homeopathically was 1%.
Brazil 2009-10: A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled with 600 children ages 1-5. One group received a homeopathic complex called ARI, another received a homeopathic remedy made from Influenza A and a third received placebo for 30 days. The children were monitored for 12 months. No deaths or injuries were reported. The HP group was found to be least affected by flus.
The researchers concluded that the protocol “…minimized the frequency of symptomatic episodes of the flu. Besides effectiveness, HP presents additional benefit of low cost and absence of adverse effects.” (Published in the International Journal of High Dilution Research 2011; 10(36):174-176.)
1800s: Dr. Grimmer of Chicago: 5,000 young children treated with a homeoprophylactic. None developed polio.
1850: During an epidemic of poliomyelitis, Dr. Taylor Smith of Johannesburg, South Africa protected 82 people with a homeoprophylactic. Of these people, 12 came into direct contact with disease. None were infected.
1956-58: Dr. Eisfelder treated over 6,000 children with a homeoprophylactic. No cases of polio were reported in the group and no side-effects were observed.
1957: A severe poliomyelitis epidemic occurred in Buenos Aires. The majority of homoeopathic doctors prescribed a known homeoprophylactic as a preventative. Drug stores distributed thousands of doses to the public. None of those who used the prophylactic registered a case of contagion.
1975: During another poliomyelitis epidemic in Buenos Aires, 40,000 were given a known homeoprophylactic for the disease. None developed poliomyelitis.
Me and my father, ca 1973. My father contracted polio walking through a burning Berlin after WWII looking for his family. He was in an iron lung for weeks and almost died. His left arm was disabled for life. I am not unaware of the dangers of these conditions, but conventional vaccination is only one way to prevent infection. Homeopathy appears to work equally well, with none of the potential side long-term side effects. I was born in 1961 and received the polio vaccine as a child, however, it may have been contaminated with a cancer causing monkey virus. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 48 and it had probably been present for years, as the tumour was 8.5 cm in diameter and I had six positive lymph nodes. Was a contaminated polio vaccine the cause? Who knows. I probably also had low vitamin D levels and lived through extreme stress for a few years, but I did wonder. Clearing the polio vaccine with homeopathy in 2016 left me feeling much less socially awkward. I suddenly felt much more comfortable chatting up strangers as well as making conversation with people I didn't know that well.
Brazil, 1974: outbreak of meningococcal disease. Mening 30CH for 18,640 children – 4 cases of meningitis, no death, 6,340 not protected – 32 cases of meningitis 12 months later: 65,826 protected – 4 cases of meningitis, no death, 23,532 not protected, 20 cases of meningitis
1987: Small clinical trial: 5 years, 82% of children protected, 5% infected with pertussis, 13% with other coughs
2004: Dr. Golden, 15-year study, HP group 86% protected
2012: Irish trial, 112 children 1 -2 months of age, those given homeoprophylactics for childhood diseases, including whooping cough, were less likely to experience severe symptoms of the diseases if contracted than the vaccinated comparison group
Cuba, 2007-8: 2.3 million treated in late 2007 re annual leptospirosis epidemic. Remaining 8.8 million were untreated. 84% decrease in disease incidence, complete control of the epidemic.
The protective effect continued into 2008 with an 84% reduction in leptospirosis cases for the treated areas though no further prophylactic had been given. Leptospirosis infections in untreated areas increased by 22%. 2014: A re-evaluation of the above 2007-8 Cuban leptospirosis intervention was published. Results “supported previous conclusions that homoeoprophylaxis can be used to effectively immunize people against targeted infectious diseases such as leptospirosis.”
Japanese Encephalitis is one of several important viral encephalitis diseases world-wide. It is an emerging disease in India and primarily affects children under age 15. It is the leading cause of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Asia. The virus is transmitted with mosquitoes and the disease is fatal in about 30% of cases with another 30-50% suffering long-term serious neurological sequelae.
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Distribution. Courtesy of the CDC.
Over the past 60 years, it has been estimated that JE has infected 10 million children globally, killing 3 million and causing long-term disability in 4 million. Andra Pradesh, a state in Western India, has about 40 million children. First outbreaks of JE were reported in 1979. In 1999 recorded J.E. cases were 5308, and 1511 children died. The government chose homeoprophylaxis in 1999, due to ineffective vaccines and problems with distribution. 20 million children were treated with a three remedy protocol of Belladonna, Calcarea carbonica and Tuberculinum. Mortality and morbidity rates of J.E. fell drastically. 2000: 343 cases with 72 deaths 2001: Only 30 cases with 4 deaths 2002: Only 18 cases but no deaths 2003 and 2004 no cases were recorded.
Long-Term Applications in Children
Dr. Isaac Golden, PhD, Australia, conducted a long-term study of using homeoprophylaxis over fifteen years, from 1985 – 2005 with 3000 children. He used three groups of children, one group of fully vaccinated children, one with unvaccinated children and one with children who were given homeoprophylaxis. Long-term health outcomes showed that the children who received homeoprophylaxis were not only protected against infections that vaccines are used for by 90% which is comparable to regualr vaccination, but that they were the healthiest children of the tree. The fully vaccinated children were the least healthy, with the highest numbers of infections, respiratory issues, allergies and developmental and behavioural problem.
You can read a more detailed paper on his study here. See books by Isaac Golden here.
The HP Program is intended to be self-administered, but kits can only be purchased through pracitioners and we advise all children to be registered with an HP Supervisor for the duration of the program.
Please note Homeoprophylaxis is not a vaccine substitute. It works under a different mechanism of action and educates the immune system in a more complete way than vaccines do. You can ask me why.
This program is suitable for:
Children who have not been vaccinated
Partially vaccinated children
Children who have been fully vaccinated
The success of the stimulatory action of the HP remedies on the immune system assumes that the immune system is in proper working order. For those children who have been partially or fully vaccinated it is recommended that the child receive some constitutional homeopathic care or CEASE protocol prior to starting the HP program to balance the immune system and ensure that their immune systems will respond with the appropriate action to these disease agents.
Overview of the Homeoprophylaxis Program
Supplied with the program are sufficient remedy doses for up to 4 children to complete 4 years of Homeoprophylaxis (HP) to the most commonly vaccinated against diseases (see STATUS SHEET for list).
dditional remedies may be added to the Main Program if there are special circumstances or needs, i.e., for foreign travel, special concerns, or disease outbreaks. Additional remedies may be purchased separately. The nosodes selected for the Main Program are based on current disease prevalence and/or risk factors.
If the incidence of any of the diseases not included in the Main Program increases, it is possible to add the pertinent additional remedies. (Hepatitis A or B, Diphtheria, Chickenpox, Rotavirus and Influenza are not a part of the current program for various reasons.)
The goal of HP is to introduce into the human system the energetic components (nosodes) of particular diseases in order to stimulate the immune system to produce immunity. Homeopathic nosodes, such as the remedies included in the kit provided, are potentized preparations of the relative disease germ or human discharges produced in relationship to that particular germ.
Upon repetition of the particular remedy it is understood that an aspect of susceptibility to that disease has been fulfilled. Some research has demonstrated that after completion of programs like this blood titers demonstrate antibody levels indicating immunity, but there is not guarantee that the HP program will induce titres.
According to the order of the remedies listed on the Status Sheet remedy does are given in this way: (A dose consists of two pellets of the indicated medicine.)
The first month consists of a single dose (two pellets) of the named remedy to be taken orally.
The following month a series of three repeated doses of the same remedy are given within a 24 hour period.
The following month the next remedy on the Status Sheet is administered.
Continue with monthly doses according to Status Sheet schedule.
Program can be interrupted for constitutional prescribing, or if an acute illness has arisen. Program may be resumed two weeks after a constitutional remedy and 5 days after the resolution of an acute illness.
During the first 16 months the first and second doses of the remedies are administered in a 200C potency, while the third and forth dosing of the same remedies over the subsequent 3 years are accomplished with the 10M potency.
Four Important Points to Consider
(1) The enclosed Program is designed for those parents who have made the decision not to vaccinate their children, or not to vaccinate them further, but would like to employ a safe method of immune system preparedness towards infectious disease.
(2) No method of disease protection can be guaranteed 100% perfect. If your child is likely to be exposed to a definite source of infectious disease other than those listed in the Main Program, then additional remedies may be required.
(3) The Programs are flexible. If you start late, give the remedies in the order shown, one remedy every month, ignoring the gaps in the program, until you have caught up with the ages of administration in the Basic Program.
If your child has already received some orthodox vaccines you can still use the program, and it is suggested you do it in its entirety as the HP nosodes will actually help the child’s immune system ore completely resolve vaccine responses. Discuss you options with and HP Supervisor.
(4) Some parents choose not to give the remedies for the normally mild diseases such as Measles, knowing that the disease itself provides the most certain protection against later infection. If there are diseases that you feel have become obsolete or your child has outgrown the risk period we still recommend giving the doses as there is benefit to the immune system.
You may also change the order of remedies as you need depending on circumstance such as disease outbreak, or, add in other remedies (such as for Hepatitis A or Influenzinum, etc.) anywhere in the program. Please be sure to note any changes in the Status Sheet. Please also note that all nosodes administered tend to increase the general health of the individual, so we recommend doing all the doses included in the program.
REACTIONS TO REMEDIES IN THE KIT
It is normal for a child to react to the remedies in the kit. These reactions are NOT toxic reactions, but represent an immunological effect. They are typically very mild and short lasting (such as a fever, cough, a mild rash, or restlessness for 24 hours or less).
Reactions are a good sign and usually indicate that there is some affinity of the child to the remedy given. It is these reactions that help to build immunity. Contact your HP Supervisor for reactions that are concerning. It is not normal for there to be adverse reactions to homeopathic remedies.
Costs for the Program
I follow the fee recommendations of Free and Healthy Children. The remedy kit costs $140 and contains enough remedies for four people. Consultation costs for the first child are $270 for the four-year program, $170 for each additional child. A booklet describing the program is also needed at a cost of $20.
*The content of this website is not to be misconstrued as medical advice nor does it replace the consult of a physician or practitioner. Reader assumes the responsibility of investigating for themselves disease prevention methodologies that concur with their beliefs and understanding.
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