Homeopathy worked for me!
HERE ARE ACCOUNTS of the effectiveness of homeopathy that have been sent to this site. Thank you all for sharing. They are from genuine comments received by EM. They have been edited for spelling and punctuation only and we keep the email addresses private for the protection of the senders.
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UPDATE: YouTube has a lot of videos now that people have uploaded, declaring “Homeopathy worked for me!” and telling the story of how. See the Canadian Society of Homeopaths list of links to them here.
I came into work feeling quite sick with a pain in my left abdomen. I felt a bit cold and unwell but any sudden movement was agonizing and sent a sharp burning pain into my left side of my lower abdomen. I was too out of it to figure out what to take and so limped round to my homoeopathic doctor around the corner from my pharmacy. He asked me to hop up on the couch for an examination and prodded around the painful area. I screamed out in pain as he hit the sensitive spot. He nearly had to scrape me off the ceiling. Then he declared that I had an acute inflammation of my sigmoid flexure. Great I said, get rid of it. He smiled and produced a bottle of Belladonna 10M granules from his desk drawer and gave me a capful on my tongue whilst I was recovering from the physical examination. I was aware that the pain felt like a marble-sized spot imbedded in my left side. I felt sick, cold and generally unwell. Within 30 seconds of the granules I experienced what can only be described as a nuclear explosion of this burning marble in my side. The localized burning sensation suddenly spread outward and turned into a warm sensation and sweat over my entire body. The pain went instantly and did not return. I felt quite well and went back to a full day’s work.
Jan. 19, 2011 5:46 pm UT
I want to tell people how I got into homeopathy. My first son was born with Erb’s Palsy, a damage to the brachial plexus nerves in his neck. His right arm just hung there useless after he was born. The doctors told me that he would have a useless arm, one smaller than the other. As any parent we were not happy to hear about that. We had taken our son to our local homeopath, and she gave him some simple pellets, called ARNICA 30CH.
At our two-month follow up at Sick Kids [The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto] for physio, they were doing physio on the wrong arm because they couldn’t tell which side was effected. We didn’t need to bring him back again, and he gained full use of his arm. This is one story that brought me to homeopathy. I am happy that I found it and am blessed that I have become one now because I like stories just like these.
Jan. 20 2011 1:09 a.m. UT
To put it succinctly, homeopathy has been the greatest blessing of my life.
The results of head injuries I sustained in an auto accident and a bad fall forced me to give up a 22-year career with IBM. After years of conventional treatment—which did nothing for me—it was my great good luck that a wonderful homeopath opened a practice in town. I’d never heard of homeopathy, knew nothing about it, but made an appointment for a consultation. The results of his treatment were fantastic. I now have a satisfying and productive life pursuing my work and social life. I can also handle the responsibility of an elderly parent who needs help.
Acute illnesses like bronchitis, colds, sore throats and poison ivy are quickly gone without getting the chance to make me miserable for days or weeks like they did before I found homeopathy.
It’s great for the animals too–no more boils, mammary infections, infected cuts or itchy flea bites.
Anyone who finds homeopathy has a friend for life!
Jan. 20, 2011 at 4:45 am
Yes, I certainly did try to post my personal experience with homeopathy on the CBC Marketplace program along with a number of comments describing what the Banerji (Prasanta) Clinic has achieved in treating cancer and brain tumors. I also tried to post responses to “skeptic” comments containing accurate information about studies. Most of them were not posted by CBC.
As an aside, my homeopath submitted at least one comment. I did not see it posted either.
Jan. 21, 2011 at 5:27 am UT
Gastric ulcers, migraines
Homeopathy worked for me over 30 years ago, when I was very skeptic, but ConMed could not deal with my (very painful) gastric ulcers without resorting to drugs that caused heart disease.
Later, it dealt with my migraines.
And lots and lots of minor ailments through the years; and those of my children, and now my grandchildren.
Homeopathy has also allowed me to lead my life without Big Pharma drugs, and all their disease-inducing-effects (DIEs)
Jan. 20, 2011 at 12:22 p.m. UT
By an MD, who attempted to post this on the CBC Marketplace website:
The saddest part of the show was that it presented itself to be “scientific”. And it was everything but that. Science is about a healthy dose of skepticism with an open mind, open to all possibilities, not a mind already set and try to prove others wrong. Skepticism and disbelief are not the same and disbelievers have no place in true science…
I am an MD specializing in infectious disease. I have heard all these accusations against homeopathy in my medical faculty. But while practicing medicine, within a space of 3 months I heard from 4 different patients that homeopathy has helped them the most. That was 23 years ago. Should I have just followed what my professors and colleagues told me about homeopathic quackery or should I have made a personal investigation of the truth? My doctoral thesis was on the placebo effect and I deeply believed in personal and “direct experience” of reality as opposed to following the accepted norm. I am glad I opted for the second choice even though it took me 3-4 years of intense studying. But when I saw the initial cures with homeopathy, it was worth all the efforts.
Today, many MDs are coming for consultation for themselves and their family and refer me their most challenging cases. My challenge is not anymore to explain to them that homeopathy is not a placebo, as they have given the best of what medicine can offer (and all those drugs are already tested against placebo and have proven superior to it, yet their patients are not better). My challenge is more to explain some of the initial aggravations. When they see how fast these patients recover with the right homeopathic remedies, they become believers, even though none of us are able to explain precisely “how” homeopathy works.
Homeopaths have shown that homeopathy works. Millions of patients have experienced these deep cures, it is now the duty of the “science”, (the physicist and bio-chemist and cellular biologist, immunologist and geneticist to show “how” it works. Homeopaths have done their part.
Rec’d by email Jan. 19, 2011 at 10:34 p.m. EST
Homeopathy cured my allergies — which I had suffered with for 12 years ! — with one dose of Allium cepa 30c. It changed my life. Previously I had tried allergy shots (6 years), OTC products, diet and exercise — nothing had worked. I am so grateful for homeopathic medicine and for my right to choose it for myself and my family.
Jan. 20, 2011 at 6:31 p.m. UT
Homeopathy kept me away from 16 pills a day and a prognosis of “it’s gonna be a roller coaster, some ups and some downs, but these pills will help level it off” from my GI specialist when diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in my mid-teens. My father passed away suddenly and without delay my gut reacted.
Then came an option — a professional homeopath worked alongside me and the results were nothing other than incredible. Since then, there is no doubt of the effectiveness of homeopathy to bring true cure and well-being in my life. I continue to work with Homeopaths and all complimentary professionals for lasting health.
Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm UT
Homeopathy has worked to treat my children’s fevers, prepare me for a natural childbirth and give me pain relief post partum (used nothing else after my 10-pound daughter) except homeopathic Arnica. It helped with my complete placenta previa and helped me with post partum insomnia.
Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm UT
I came to homeopathy as a last resort. I have a hunch many people are converted that way… reluctant to try an alternative in the beginning, after all the attempts to take care of the problem by traditional western means [i.e., removal by surgery] have failed, and, [in my case, now minus a few 'insignificant' organs, such as my appendix and gall bladder] the problem [stomach pain] still persisted, I turned to homeopathy as a desperate measure for help. It didn’t turn around all at once. It took about a year. Most of us wouldn’t hang in there that long, so used are we to expecting a quick drug fix, but I felt there wasn’t another option. [I must say that Chinese acupuncture had an affect, but it was so expensive I couldn't afford to keep it up. Anyway, it didn't seem to have a lasting effect.]
After a year of trying a few different remedies, my homeopath hit on the right thing. Suddenly I noticed that I had gone months without the pain that I had been experiencing daily. It was like a miracle. Hard to imagine that those innocuous little white pills, taken once or twice, would have such a powerful effect. But they did.
Occasionally I get off balance, due to stresses in my life, and have to see my homeopath again. I’ve learned that it isn’t as simple as requesting the same remedy every time. It changes over time. And homeopathy always deals with the symptoms that are present in patients when they see them. Just because they gave you a remedy before for a problem doesn’t automatically mean they will simply give it to you again. Because the symptoms may have changed over time… maybe not by much, but enough that the remedy must be adjusted also. It is like a dance between your symptoms and the homeopath. I am lucky… I found a good one.
The other good thing about homeopathy [as opposed to our traditional system] is that when I go to my doctor, I have about 15 minutes to tell him/her how I am feeling, and if I have multiple problems I have to choose which ones to talk about and then rebook an appointment to address my other complaints. With my homeopath, the first visit was like an inquisition… the recurring question was: ‘and what else?’ to the point where I began to describe my dreams and my relationships. In other words, homeopathy seeks a broader, more holistic picture of YOU… your body, mind and spirit are all inclusive. Two hours later they have a pretty good idea of who you are. In the olden days I think the general practitioner had a similar relationship with their patients. Of course, the GP was responsible for the health of the patient in general. Not like nowadays where the GP acts as a referral service to various specialists.
Jan. 22, 2011 at 5:00 am UT
Lupus, and feline abandonment issues
I have been a patient of homeopathy for over a year now. I have Lupus. I have been receiving help in a way that medicine really should be helping people and I will continue with that.
I also am the proud owner of a beautiful cat that was abandoned by someone. Homeopathy has helped him tremendously both emotionally and with his physical probs. It was and continues to be a great help to him.
Jan. 25, 2011 at 12:52 am
I have used homeopathy for many years for both myself and my children. I have several stories that I could tell about its successes but this would take too long.
My most recent success is that my 7-year-old son was treated for night terrors, he had been having nightmares every night for about 3 weeks. After two doses of a remedy prescribed by my homeopath Annie Hall the nightmares stopped immediately and he goes to bed and sleeps soundly all night.
What I would like to say to people who may not believe it works as they have heard the negative comments from the conventional medical profession is; ‘give it a try, it’s completely safe. If they feel the benefit then great, spread the word and enjoy the fact that you may never have to take horrible drugs that cause you unwanted side effects ever again.’
Jan. 27, 2011 at 11:25 am UT
Bone spur, tendinitis
I went to Nicholas Mazzoli, Homeopathic Physician here in Newmarket, Ontario last spring. I now rarely have pain in my shoulders. I also have full range of movement. I do still do 2 physio weight exercises. I had a bone spur in my right shoulder (MRI) & left shoulder I had tendinitis.
Feb. 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm UT
My five year old daughter had a corn on her foot, she was put on Thuja drops for seven days. During that week a crust formed on the soles of both her feet and day seven the crust and the corn fell off – never to reappear. It’s been 17 years.
Feb. 6, 2011 at 11:47 am UT
Homeopathy has not only worked wonders for me when I’m sick or injured but it also gives that extra boost of energy. It works for my children and grandchildren as well as working wonders for the animals on my brother’s farm. I like that the only side effects are having more energy than before!
Feb. 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm UT
Mastitis and other problems in dairy cows
Whilst homoeopathy has often worked for me, and my children, I’ve been more impressed with when it’s worked for my farm animals. Huge great beasts, with no idea about illness and remedies. Sure, they feel ill, but they have no idea that somebody is deciding what’s wrong and administering a simple homoeopathic remedy to put it right.
I produced this short YouTube video explaining some of our rationale, and what we did over 15 years, with 300 dairy cows and their offspring.
March 28, 2011 at 11:14 am UT
Colic, Post-Natal Depression, Glue Ear, Anal Warts, Menstrual Cramps, Tonsillitis
Homeopathy has worked for my family for the last 11 years and is still working. These are a few of the more serious ailments which remedies have helped with.
Colic - when my second child suffered so badly.
Postnatal Depression – helping me through, rebalancing hormones.
Glue ear - supporting my eldest who suffered glue ear until she was 12.
Anal warts – cleared in a matter of two weeks when the doctors said it could be a couple of years. (This was my youngest who was only 2 at the time, and we as parents we suffered the “investigation” as at the time the doctor thought the only way she could have caught them was from being abused – we obviously hadn’t).
Painful period cramps – alleviated
Tonsillitis – eldest had reacurring tonsilitis every 5 weeks which we broke the cycle of by not using antibiotics and thus saved her having to have her tonsils removed.
Let us all fight round the globe to be able to keep the practice of homeopathy legal, it is our human right to be able to choose to use it. My family would not be as healthy and as happy as they are now without it.
March 31, 2011 at 9:32 am UT
I have been treated with homoeopathy many times over the the past 20 years. In one situation, the best the medical profession could do was to offer me a medication which had the possible side effect of blindness. I immediately saw a Homoeopath and the remedy helped me, with all symptoms gone within a few months. The symptoms came back again about one year later. I again I took the Homoeopathic medicine and the symptoms went. This probably happened about five times and the remedy worked each time. I have not had the symptoms for about 15 years now. I have seen my children treated with homoeopathic medicine again and again. I have seen their coughs at night settle with one or two doses of the appropriate remedy. It is a medicine we don’t understand fully but there are a lot of things we don’t understand in life.
May 19, 2011 at 4:54 am UT
Eczema, hay fever and more
I am a Biochemist and had been in research for 8 years. When I had my first child, I started investigating about vaccinations and it’s adverse effects. So after a few jabs, I decided to stop vaccinating my child. Then my daughter developed eczema. After failing to get proper care for her in mainstream medicine, I resorted to Homeopathy. The results were amazing! Then I got my husband interested and within months his hay fever was gone. Totally blown away with this experience, I quit my job and started studying Homeopathy. I had full Homeopathic care throughout my other two pregnancies and delivered happy healthy babies. I had remedies throughout my labour and afterwards as well. I didn’t take any medications at all. On my hospital form my GP put down Homeopathy used for analgesics. My children are not vaccinated and have never been on antibiotics. They haven’t had any ear infections, throat problems which so many other children seem to experience.
Homeopathy is our main and only form of medication in our family.
May 20, 2011 at 6:26 am UT
Just a thank you (we’ll take it)
Hi everyone, thanks you for this website. We have used homeopathy (our family) for twenty or more years and have found at times amazing results.
This just a thank-you, not a testimonial.
May 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm UT
Ross River Virus
My entire body was in pain and I could barely move, needed husband to help me. Had been this way for a few weeks, went to the doctor and had a blood test, positive for Ross River. Doctor said it might last for 6 to 18 months and there was no medication that would cure it and it would also come back years later, offered drugs to help with the pain, declined the offer. I consulted with the Homoeopath, the beautiful soul Maryanne, and within 48 hours of taking the remedies I was pain free and feeling light and energetic once more. This was about 6 years ago and it has never come back ! Also I have been using homoeopathy for many years to alleviate the effects of depression and anxiety. My son, 12 years of age, has not been vaccinated and experiences better health than his peers. Our homoeopath health care provider is exemplary and knows her stuff. Also, when I burn myself, I run hot water on it and the pain is gone within minutes. (wouldn’t do this with a child though, as it really really hurts for a few seconds before the pain goes.) Cheers.
May 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm UT
Tonsillitis, skin condition, shingles, glandular fever
I have used homoeopathy from time time over the last thirty years particularly when my sons were small. The youngest one avoided having his tonsils removed after the GP told me if his tonsilitis continued this would be the outcome. The homoeopathic practitioner fixed that problem. The other one experienced a very itchy, painful face with swelling. Cause unknown, but within hours the pain and itching reduced markedly and by the next day, pain-free and reduced swelling.
I, myself, suffered from shingles, another painful condition. By taking Rhus Tox as prescribed by a herbalist, I would be pain free within twenty minutes.
My husband suffered Glandular Fever in his late fifties a few years back. Within one month of taking homoeopathic treatment, he was back to his old self. Usually this debilitating condition can take months and months to overcome. There are many other incidents over the years where homoeopathy has played its part in our family health regime. I support homoeopathy one hundred percent.
May 24, 2011 at 12:35 am UT
I have very successfully treated the onset of flu with homeopathy several times. When my children were little, I used homeopathic remedies regularly with excellent results. A comment: the Queen has a personal homeopath, and look at the health in the royal family and the longevity! A shining example!
May 24, 2011 at 1:25 am UT
[Editor's note: the royal family of England has been using homeopathy since Adelaide, wife of William IV, was homeopathically cured of a serious disease by the German doctor Ernst Stapf in the 1830s. Queen Elizabeth II represents the sixth generation of British monarchs to have a homeopathic physician, the position now held by Dr. Peter Fisher. She carries her remedy box on all her travels.]
Infertility – female
I was having a lot of difficulty conceiving my third child – was trying for months and months. I eventually realised after doing LH tests each month, that I was not ovulating at all.
After several visits to my GP to see what might be wrong, and who was unable to give me any definite answers, I felt at a loss.
I found a homeopath specialising in fertility. I read numerous testimonials on her website – she had cured decades long cases of infertility within 4 months, and with an 85% success rate.
I had one consultation with her, she gave me about 5 different remedies – turns out I had a number of hormonal imbalances that had cropped up since the birth of my second child.
Within 2 weeks the remedies worked, the LH test came up positive for the first time in months. I was pregnant in my next cycle.
It cost me about $200 all up (half of which I was able to claim back on health insurance). I was amazed. And then I started thinking about all the poor women who stay on IVF for years, paying thousands of dollars, without any success, and with all the nasty side-effects.
When I returned to my GP to confirm my pregnancy, I mentioned I had been to a homeopath and fallen pregnant straight away. The response I got was “well you would have fallen pregnant anyway”. Interesting.
June 8, 2011 at 4:40 am UT
I am 62 years old. I live in Lahore, Pakistan. I come from a family of doctors. My grandfather was a doctor way back in 1898, his three sons were doctors, and now the immediate and the extended family has over 35 doctors trained and educated in America and the UK.
I am driving home the point that with this family background and the achievements of allopathy highlighted continuously by the press and electronic media, I believed that the homeopathy was practiced by quacks and that cure was only available with allopathic doctors.
Not till I developed an allergy for which the allopathic specialists did not have a cure did I realise how wrong I was.
Two years back, I developed an allergy which had all the symptoms of a flu. When I got up in the morning my nose was clogged, I sneezed a million times, thereafter my nose was watery the sense of smell and taste vanished. During meals my nose secreted and while sleeping either my nose was clogged or the nasal secretion were responsible for waking me up three to four times a night. In short, I was miserable.
I went to at least three or four ENT specialists who gave me many medicines which did have effects but very temporary.
When I was convinced that the allopathic doctors did not have a cure, I went to Dr. Bashir A. Malik in Lahore. I told him that I was, since my childhood, made to believe that the homeopathic doctors used cortisone and requested him not to give me that steroid. Though the doctor was surprised at my request, he started giving me medicine. I was told by him that the treatment would take two years for a cure, and that I was to follow the medication religiously. He gave me medicine in form of small tablets, sweet in taste, which I was supposed to take three or four times a day. I thought that it was a funny situation when I, all my life, had taken medicines wrapped in aluminum foils and colourful boxes containing fine-printed literature, and here is this quack giving me tablets made of sugar with a few drops of alcohol poured on.
I started the course and after a week when I visited the doctor again there was hardly any difference in my condition. The doctor put some drops on my tongue and gave me more medicine for another week. This carried on for a month. I had made myself understand that the time had to be given to this medicine. Well, a month after I started the medicine, I got up in the morning and could breathe through both nostrils and I realised that I’d had uninterrupted sleep that night.
Well, that was the beginning for things to turn better, and nearly one year since I had my first tablet, I am much better.
I can taste my food, I can smell the flowers, I can sleep uninterrupted, I sneeze, yes, but very few sneezes. In short I am much better.
I wanted to share with everyone that homeopathy succeeded where allopathy failed.
Homeopathic hospitals are non-existent, you must do something about it. The beauty of all this is that there are no side effects to homeopathic medicine.
Thank you for reading this.
Irfan Ahmed Aziz
Nov. 17, 2011 at 7:56 am UT
I was suffering from frequent attacks of hypoglycemia. I was also suffering from backache due to protrusion of the disc at the level of L4,5. Another problem was an eruption of small pustules at my face.
I went to a homeopath in my area named Dr. Bashir Malik. I tried the medicine and in the period of two months, two of my problems were absolutely solved.
2- Pustules on my face
As far as backache is concerned it was not effective to my satisfaction.
Dr. Waqar Qureshi
Nov. 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm UT
Excessive ear discharge in dogs
I would like to relate my experience from a few years ago. I had a beautiful standard poodle who suffered from ear wax problems—smelly, boot-polish-like substances—vet allopathic treatment for years of drops, washes, etc. until a vet suggested an operation to straighten the ear canal. On the way home from the vet’s, I passed a health shop with a sale of books and bought a small book, Homeopathy For Pets. It suggested Hepar Sulph. And after just one week of treatment, his ears were clear and stayed clear till the end of his life at 14 years old.
I have since recommended this treatment to a friend with a cocker spaniel, with the same amazing results. This will work for animals who, let’s face it, won’t be psychosomatically persuaded. I hope this experience will help, if only just a small amount.
Nov. 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm UT
Liver disease, intestinal inflammation, irritable bowel disease in cat
I got into homeopathy when my beloved 12-year-old male cat fell deathly ill. He had severe liver disease, severe inflammation of the intestines, IBD. The conventional treatments were not getting Bishop any better over a month period. The vet just wanted to continue to up his steroid intake. At that point I was persuaded to consult a homeopathic vet. Within two weeks she had him off of steroids and on the road to recovery. Four years later and his blood work values are close to perfect. For a cat that was not expected to live to turn around so wonderfully with the use of homeopathic remedies has made me a believer and user of homeopathic remedies for life. I now use homeopathic remedies for all three of my cats and will continue for as long as I live.
Dec. 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm UT
I am an aquaculture senior researcher, using homeopathy for me and my family for 35 years, and now using it in marine mollusk with good preliminary results
Jose Manuel Mazon-Suastegui
Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm UT
Animals and babies
I have used homeopathic remedies on my animals and my babies for years and they work . There can be no placebo effect as they do not know they are having a remedy.
Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:28 am UT
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