One of the most difficult of all health decisions that parents have to face is what is the best way to protect their child against potentially serious infectious diseases. The reason why it is a difficult decision is firstly because there is no perfect option available, and secondly because there is a considerable amount of misinformation about immunisation options both from orthodox health authorities and from some opponents of vaccination.
What is Homeopathic Immunisation or Homeoprophylaxis (HP).
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 homeopathic nosodes (remedies prepared using disease organisms), or homeopathic remedies made from mineral, vegetable or animal substances.
Homeoprophylaxis Versus Vaccination – What is the Difference?
HP is not homeopathic vaccination Homeoprophylaxis is NOT homeopathic vaccination. There is no such thing as homeopathic vaccination, a term promoted by opponents of homeoprophylaxis. Vaccination is a legally defined term and we don’t vaccinate. Vaccination and HP have similar aims but are two entirely different systems of medicine.
Please note homeoprophylaxis is NOT a vaccine substitute. It works under a different mechanism of action and educates the immune system in a different way than vaccines do which is not fully understood. We also don’t fully understand how conventional vaccines work as we don’t know everything about the immune system yet.
Key Points to Consider
- No method of disease protection can be guaranteed to be 100% perfect.
- Homeopathic immunisation is NOT Vaccination, instead is a safe alternative method of immune system preparedness towards infectious disease.
- Informed consent of the parent is required in order to partake in Homeopathic immunisation.
Is Homeoprophylaxis safe?
Homeoprophylaxis is based on homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by a lengthy process of serial dilution and agitation, which is called potentization. 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.
Is Homoeopathic Immunisation effective?
Homeoprophylaxis or HP has a 200-year history of safety and 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 develop the illness and Hahnemann deducted that the remedy, which he also often used to treat scarlett fever, protected the child from contracting it. He then began using Belladonna for the prevention of scarlett fever 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.
You can learn more at Free and Healthy Children, a website dedicated to Homeoprophylaxis. Homeoprophylaxis is NOT homeopathic vaccination. There is no such thing as homeopathic vaccination, a term promoted by opponents of homeoprophylaxis. Vaccination is a legally defined term and HP is not vaccination. Vaccination and HP have similar aims but are two entirely different systems of medicine.
Is there any evidence?
Parents are strongly encouraged to do their own research, no matter if they wish to vaccinate, not vaccinate or use homeoprophylaxis. I encourage safe and effective disease prevention. Decisions should be made based on individual and family history as well as personal research and conviction. I am available for discussion and for assistance with HP as well as any other vaccine-related questions. I do offer a free 15-minute consultation via phone.
Dr Isaac Golden, PhD
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 regular vaccination, but that they were the healthiest children of the three. The fully vaccinated children were the least healthy, with the highest numbers of infections, respiratory issues, allergies and developmental and behavioural problem.
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