The State of Research in Homeopathic Medicine and Understanding the Biological Basis for Homeopathic
Latest Issue of the AJHM
Spring - 2019 e-issue
Volume 112 Number 1
Table of Contents
Something on Moschus - a pure pharmacography1
George Dimitriadis, BSc.(UNSW), DHom.(Syd), DHomMCCH(Eng), M(Hon)JPHMA (Jpn), LiRF(HISyd)
Hahnemann Institute Sydney
Abstract:Moschus moschiferus was originally proved by Hahnemann and its pathogenesis is explored in reference to original proving sources. Formative substance trials (provings) reveal spasmodic, “hysterical”, convulsive and ataxic effects with characteristic concomitants and specific organ affinity. A case that was finally cured by this remedy is presented in detail with case analysis and case management discussion. Discussion also includes non-homoeopathic old-school sources which further elucidate the pathogenesis. Hahnemann’s pharmacographies are unmatched in their accuracy of recording and reporting the consistent effects (characteristics) of substances, with remarkable fidelity to the original sources cited.
Keywords: Moschus moschiferus, pharmacogenesis, primary source materia medica, case of “tantrums”, ammoniacal odour of urine, impotency.
Large Scale Homoeoprophylaxis: Results of Brief and Long-Term Interventions - Isaac Golden, PhD
Research Consultant, National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Melbourne, Australia.
Introduction: The term homoeoprophylaxis (HP) was first coined by Burnett in 1884 to refer to medicines selected according to the Law/Principle of Similars to prevent targeted infectious diseases. HP medicines were first used by Hahnemann in 1798 and have been used since to protect significant numbers of people against a range of infectious diseases in many countries. This paper updates a recent analysis of HP use internationally, and examines a large intervention conducted over 11 years.
Aims: To present a brief “snapshot” of some major HP interventions in three countries and to illustrate to those who are unfamiliar with HP the extent to which it has been and is being used, often by Government-employed medical officers and scientists, in many countries. To use new data to analyze the value of HP against established diseases.
Methods: Using a previous analysis as a starting point, a literature search for new data concerning
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An Open Letter From Concerned Physicians
Regarding Antibiotic Resistance
America and the world face a crisis.
It is now estimated that antibiotic resistant infections may kill an estimated 10 million people a year and cost the world’s economies some $100 trillion annually by the year 2050. Dr. Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization has recently stated that Earth may be approaching a time “when things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.”
Solutions to this looming crisis must be found and found quickly. As some of America’s leading integrative medicine specialists, we believe it is time to look anew at a modality called homeopathic medicine.
Who We Are
The American Institute of Homeopathy, the oldest extant national physicians' organization in the US, has promoted homeopathic medicine as a medical specialty since 1844. Our members are licensed physicians (medical, osteopathic, and naturopathic), dentists, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists and pharmacists and all of us are trained in homeopathic medicine as well as the medical/dental training required for our respective license. As licensed homeopaths, we are aware of the benefits and limits of both conventional and homeopathic medicine. When possible, we choose to promote the healing of our patients with homeopathic medicines because they are gentle yet highly efficacious. Whether you are a patient, a homeopathic colleague, a conventional (allopathic) healthcare provider, or simply a curious person, we welcome you to explore our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at
To your health and well-being,
Ronald W. Dushkin, MD
President, American Institute of Homeopathy
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Many of our patients have been unable to find the help that they need through conventional medical care. Others simply want to be treated with safer natural medicines. What we hear most often is that patients want a natural approach to their healthcare, but they also want to benefit from all that conventional medicine has to offer. Our members have unique expertise because we are knowledgeable about modern medical science and diagnosis as well as homeopathic medicine. To learn more about homeopathic medicine and how we can help you, read Homeopathic Medicine or read some Books written by our members. And by all means find a homeopathic practitioner near you.
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If you are a licensed physician (medical, osteopathic, or naturopathic), dentist, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, AIH membership has many benefits to offer you. Our online forum, in which we discuss homeopathic clinical concerns, research, ideas for future seminars, etc., provides a wonderful opportunity to stay abreast of important homeopathic matters and to build collegial relationships. Our recent seminar on Predictive Homeopathy was a great success (read Dr. Dick Moskowitz's review), and we have responded to our members' requests for more training by setting up a year-long training program in Predictive Homeopathy (futher details coming soon). You can also read and contribute to our American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine. See About AIH for further information about our association, and Membership for further information about the benefits of membership.
To our Allopathic Colleagues
Explore the paradox of a world of cutting-edge science supporting a 200-year-old system of medicine.
What we often hear from our allopathic colleagues is that homeopathic medicines cannot work because the medicines are too dilute and that there is no research to support homeopathy. We invite you to read the AIH Guide to Homeopathic Research for an introduction to contemporary research in support of homeopathic medicine. For a general overview of homeopathic philosophy, read Homeopathic Medicine. For a more detailed account of why a trained, licensed physician might choose to practice homeopathic medicine, read For homeopathy: A practicing physician's perspective.
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- Homeopathy is a system of medicine used by over 500 million people and tens of thousands of physicians worldwide.
- Health care in France is rated by the World Health Organization as the very best in the world. It is interesting to note that 95% of all French general practitioners, dermatologists, and pediatricians and 75% of all midwives use homeopathy for their patients.
- In 2011, the Swiss government, with the help of a panel of European scientists, conducted an official and comprehensive study of homeopathy. The conclusions of that study: “That… especially homeopathy (is) effective, under Swiss conditions safe, and as far as could be judged from the trial situation, also cost efficient.”
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - the Swiss government officially took the additional important step of recognizing homeopathy as having equal standing with ordinary, conventional medicine.
- Research scientists in twelve separate laboratories in the U.S., Russia, France, Italy and India have confirmed that homeopathy may well be the first form of nanomedicine (albeit natural) ever discovered.
- In addition to 200 years of positive clinical outcomes and the extensive positive evidence for homeopathy found in reliable public health records, there are literally hundreds of basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies (including very large observational studies) that show homeopathy to be an effective therapeutic intervention. See the research bibliography for more information.