Saturday, April 9, 2011

Musculoskeletal complaints improve with homeopathy

Musculoskeletal complaints improve with homeopathy
There are millions of people throughout the world enduring mus- culoskeletal complaints which can include rheumatic diseases. Many sufferers find that consulting with a complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner helps in relieving their pain, and may also prevent further occurrences of their problem.
It is interesting to note, since one of the most frequently used CAM therapies is homeopathy, that 23 research studies have been car- ried out to determine the effect of homeopathy for patients suffering from rheumatic and musculoskele- tal complaints, namely rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromy- algia. These trials, which have in- cluded over 2,300 patients in total, have shown positive results for ho- meopathy,overandaboveconven- tional treatment and placebos.
The studies mostly used patients who suffered from long-term com-
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plaints and were treated with homeopathic remedies for an average of four to five months. There was, within these studies, a 77% improve- ment in 400 rheumatic patients over the first month of treatment
and reduced severity of pain in 87% after six months. In addition, after just three months of treatment, 85% of osteoarthritis sufferers found that they had reduced pain, stiffness and swelling of joints. The multiple investigations also conclud- ed that the safety of homeopathic treatment was greater than conven- tionaltreatment,whereside-effects to the drugs prescribed are typical.
It has been advised, with all these positive conclusions, that homeopa- thy should be considered a viable therapeutic option for patients suf- fering from rheumatic and muscu- loskeletal complaints. If you would therefore like to know more about this research, please visit If you suffer from similar problems to those mentioned in this article, find your nearest Homeopath.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vaccine Dangers

1 National Technical Information Service,
Springfield, VA 22161, 703-487-4650, 703-
2 Reported by KM Severyn,R.Ph.,Ph.D. in
the Dayton Daily News, May 28, 1993.
(Ohio Parents for Vaccine Safety, 251
Ridgeway Dr. Dayton, OH 45459)
3 National Vaccine Information Center
(NVIC), 512 Maple Ave. W. #206, Vienna,
VA 22180, 703-938-0342; Investigative
Report on the Vaccine Adverse Event
Reporting System.'
4 Viera Scheibner, PhD, Vaccination: 100
Years of Orthodox Research Shows that
Vaccines Represent a Medical Assault on
the Immune System.
5 W.C. Torch, Diptheria-pertussis-tetanus
(DPT) immunization: A potential cause of
the sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS),' (Amer. Academy of Neurology,
34th Annual Meeting, Apr25- May 1,
1982), Neurology 32(4), pt. 2.
6 Confounding in studies of adverse
reactions to vaccines [see comments].
REFS. Comment in: Am J Epidemiology
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Immunization, Centers for Disease
Control, Atlanta, GA 30333.
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Associated with DTP and DT Immuniza-
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Nov. 1981, Vol. 68, No. 5
8 The Fresno Bee, Community Relations,
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Report, December 5, 1984.
9 Trollfors B, Rabo, E. 1981. Whooping
cough in adults. British Medical Journal
(September 12), 696-97.
10 National Vaccine Injury Compensation
Program (NVICP), Health Resources and
Services Administration, Parklawn
Building, Room 7-90, 5600 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, MD 20857, 800-338-2382.
11 Measles vaccine failures: lack of sustained measles specific immunoglobulin G responses inrevaccinated adolescents and young adults.Department of Pediatrics, GeorgetownUniversity Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 13(1):34-8, 1994 Jan.
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13 Haemophilus b disease after vaccination with Haemophilus b polysaccharide or conjugate vaccine. Institution Division of Bacterial Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Md 20892. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1451121:1379-82, 1991 Dec.
14 Sustained transmission of mumps in a highly vaccinated population: assessment of primary vaccine failure and waning vaccine-induced immunity. Division of Field Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 169(11:77-82, 1994 Jan. 1.
15 Secondary measles vaccine failure in healthcare workers exposed to infected patients. Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 14(21:81-6, 1993 Feb.
16 MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 38 (8-9), 12/29189).
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18 MMWR 33(24), 6/22/84.
19 Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons. Review article: 50 REFS. Dept. of Internal Medicine, Mayo Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN. Archives of Internal Medicine. 154 (161:1815-20, 1994 Aug 22.
19a Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology, May 1996; 79(2): 163-170.
20 Trevor Gunn, Mass Immunization, A Point in Question, p 15 (E.D. Hume, Pasteur Exposed-The False Foundations of Modern Medicine, Bookreal, Australia, 1989.)
21 Physician William Howard Hay's address
of June 25, 1937; printed in the Congressional Record.
22 Outbreak of paralytic poliomyelitis in Oman; evidence for widespread transmission among fully vaccinated children Lancet vol 338: Sept 21, 1991;
23 Neil Miller, Vaccines: Are They Safe and
Effective? p 33.
24 Chicago Dept. of Health.
25 See Note 23 pp 18-40.
26 See Note 23 pp 45,46 [NVIC News, April 92, p121.
27 S. Curtis, A Handbook of Homeopathic
Alternatives to Immunization.
28 Darrell Huff, How to Lie With Statistics, p84.
29 quoted from the internet, credited to Keith Block, M.D., a family physician from Evanston, Illinois, who has spent years collecting data in the medical literature on immunizations.
30See Note 20, p 15.
31 SeeNote2Op2l.
32 See Note 20, p 21 (British Medical
Council Publication 272, May 1950)
33 See Note 20, p 21; also Note 23 p 47 (Buttram, MD, Hoffman, Mothering Magazine, Winter 1985 p 30; Kalokerinos and Dettman, MDs, The Dangers of Immunization,' Biological Research Inst. [Australia], 1979, p 49).
34 Archie Kalolerinos, MD, Every Second
Child, Keats Publishing, Inc. 1981
35 Reported by KM Severyn,R.Ph,Ph.D. in
the Dayton Daily News, June 3, 1995.
36 Vaccine Information and Awareness,
Measles and Antibody litre Levels,'
from Vaccine Weekly, January 1996.
37 NVIC Press Release, Consumer Group Warns use of New Chicken Pox Vaccine in all Healthy Children May Cause More Serious Disease'.
38 See note 35 (quoted from The Lancet)
39 Hearings before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, 87th Congress, Second Session on H.R. 10541, May
1962, p.94.
40 UIlman, Discovering Homeopathy, p 42 (Thomas L. Bradford, Logic Figures, p68,
113-146; Coulter, Divided Legacy, Vol 3, p268).
41 See Note 27.
42 See Note 27.
43 Golden, Isaac, Vaccination?A Review of Risks and Alternatives.
lan Phillips, the author of this booklet, lives and works in the USA. Hence much of his experience and data comes from North America. However, the issues raised by vaccination are global, with implications for citizens of every country.

Each country has different statutory regulations, a different range of vaccinations on offer (e.g. Sweden stopped vaccinating against whooping cough in 1979) and a different philosophy regarding the promotion of each vaccine. Although written from a U.S. perspective, the issues are common to the UK. Vaccination is not compulsory in the UK but there are still huge pressures on parents to have their children vaccinated
and a distinct lack of widely available literature on the adverse effects of vaccination. Vaccination in the UK is still regarded by most health professionals and the public at large as being necessary and beneficial.

We have published this booklet in order to readdress the balance and to make this information available to all. This booklet is produced and distributed at cost for the benefit of all children, everywhere.

We have added a section at the end of this booklet to point you towards further reading material, contact groups and other paths you might want to follow.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 10: Public health officials always place health above all other concerns.

Vaccination history is riddled with documented instances of deceit designed to portray vaccines as mighty disease conquerors, when in fact many times they have actually delayed and even reversed disease declines. The UK~s Department of Health admitted that vaccination status determined the diagnosis of subsequent diseases: Those found in vaccinated patients received alternate diagnoses; hospital records and death certificates were falsified. Today, many doctors are still reluctant to diagnose diseases in vaccinated children, and so the Myth' about vaccine success continues.

However, individual doctors may not be wholly to blame. As medical students, few have reason to question the information taught (which does not address the information presented here). Ironically, medicine is a field which demands conformity; there is little tolerance for opinions opposing the status quo. Doctors cannot warn you about what they themselves do not know, and with little time for further education once they begin practice, they are, in a sense, held captive by a system which discourages them from acquiring information independently and forming their own opinions. Those few that dare to question the status quo are frequently ostracized, and in any case, they are still legally bound to adhere to the system's legal mandates.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 9: Vaccinations are a legal requirement and thus unavoidable.

All 50 states in the U.S. allow for exemption of vaccination on medical grounds and most on religious or philosophical ones. In the UK there is no legal requirement to have your child vaccinated, nor is there a requirement for a child to be vaccinated before attending playgroups, nursery or school. However, as GPs receive a bonus payment for a high vaccination uptake amongst their patients, pressure can be intense and patients have been required to change to more sympathetic GPs.
If you have problems either with your GP or in finding a more sympathetic one, contact you local Family Practitioner Committee whose address appears on your NHS medical card.

Vaccination Truth 9: There are no legal requirements for vaccination in the UK and the refusal to have your child vaccinated is not a justifiable reason to be struck of a GP's list .

Vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 8: Vaccines are the only disease prevention option available.

Most parents feel compelled to take some disease-preventing action for their children. While there is no 100% guarantee anywhere, there are viable alternatives. Historically, homeopathy has been more effective than mainstream' allopathic medicine in treating and preventing disease. In a U.S. cholera outbreak in 1849, allopathic medicine saw a 48-60% death rate, while homeopathic hospitals had a documented death rate of only 3%.[40] Roughly similar statistics still hold true for cholera today.[41] Recent epidemiological studies show homeopathic remedies as equalling or surpassing standard vaccinations in preventing disease. There are which populations that were treated homeopathically after exposure had a 100% success rate - none of the treated caught the disease.[42]

There are homeopathic kits available for disease prevention. [43] Homeopathic remedies can also be taken only during times of increased risk (outbreaks, travelling, etc.), and have proven highly effective in such instances. And since these remedies have no toxic components, they have no side effects. In addition, homeopathy has been effective in reversing some of the disability caused by vaccine reactions, as well as many other chronic conditions with which allopathic medicine has had little success.

Vaccination Truth 8
Documented safe and effective alternatives to vaccination have been available for decades but suppressed by the medical establishment.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 6: Polio was one of the clearly great vaccination success stories.

Six New England states reported increases in polio one year after the Salk vaccine was introduced, ranging from more than doubling in Vermont to Massachusetts' astounding increase of 642%. In 1959, 77.5% of Massachusetts' paralytic cases had received 3 doses of IPV (Injected Polio Vaccine). During 1962 U.S. Congressional hearings, Dr Bernard Greenberg, head of the Dept. of Biostatistics for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified that not only did the cases of polio increase substantially after mandatory vaccinations (50% increase from 1957 to 1958, 80% increase from 1958 to 1959), but that the statistics were manipulated by the Public Health Service to give the opposite impression.[39]

According to researcher-author Dr Viera Scheibner, 90% of polio cases were eliminated from statistics by health authorities' redefinition of the disease when the vaccine was introduced, while in reality the Salk vaccine was continuing to cause paralytic polio in several countries at a time when there were no epidemics being caused by the wild virus. (For example, in the U.S., thousands of cases of viral and aseptic meningitis are reported each year - these were routinely diagnosed as polio before the Salk vaccine; the number of cases needed to declare an epidemic was raised from 20 to 35 and the requirement for inclusion in paralysis statistics was changed from symptoms for 24 hours to symptoms for over 60 days. It is no wonder that polio decreased radically after vaccines - at least on paper.) In 1985, the CDC reported that 87% of the cases of polio in the U.S. between 1973 and 1983 were caused by the vaccine and later declared that all but a few imported cases since were caused by the vaccine - and most of the imported cases occurredin fully immunized individuals.

Jonas Salk, inventor of the IPV (Injected Polio Vaccine), testified before a Senate subcommittee that nearly all polio outbreaks since 1961 were caused by the oral polio vaccine. At a workshop on polio vaccines sponsored by the Institute of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Samuel Katz of Duke University cited the estimated 8-10 annual U.S. cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) in people who have taken the oral polio vaccine, and the [four year] absence of wild polio from the western hemisphere. Jessica Scheer of the National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Center in Washington, D.C., pointed out that most parents are unaware that polio vaccination in this country entails a small number of human sacrifices each year.' Compounding this contradiction are low adverse event reporting and the NVIC's experiences with confirming and correcting misdiagnoses of vaccine reactions, which suggest that the actual number of VAPP sacrifices' may be many times higher than the number cited by the CDC.
Vaccination Truth 6: Vaccines caused substantial increases in polio after years of sready declines, and they are the sole cause of polio in the U.S. today.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 7: My child had no short-term reaction to vaccination, so there is nothing to worry about.

The documented long term adverse effects of vaccines include chronic immunological and neurological disorders such as autism, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, allergies, cancer, and other conditions, many of which barely existed 30 years ago before mass vaccination programs. Vaccine components include known carcinogens such as thimersol, aluminum phosphate, and formaldehyde (the Poisons Information Centre in Australia claims there is no acceptable safe amount of formaldehyde which can be injected into a living human body). Medical historian, researcher and author Harris Couiter, Ph.D. explained that his extensive research revealed childhood immunization to be ...causing a low- grade encephalitis in infants on a much wider scale than public health authorities were willing to admit, about 15-20% of all children.' He points out that the sequelae [conditions known to result from a disease] of encephalitis [inflammation of the brain, a known side-effect of vaccination]: autism, learning disabilities, minimal and not-so-minimal brain damage, seizures, epilepsy, sleeping and eating disorders, sexual disorders, asthma, cot death, diabetes, obesity and impulsive violence, are precisely the disorders which afflict contemporary society. Many of these conditions were formerly relatively rare, but they have become more common as childhood vaccination programs have expanded. Coulter also points out that ...pertussis toxoid is used to create encephalitis in lab animals.'

A German study found correlations between vaccinations and 22 neurological conditions including attention deficit and epilepsy. The dilemma is that viral elements in vaccines may persist and mutate in the human body for years, with unknown consequences. Millions of children are partaking in an enormous, crude experiment; and no sincere, organized effort is being made by the medical community to track the negative side-effects or to determine the long term consequences.
Vaccination truth 7: The long term adverse effects of vaccinations have been virtually ignored, in spite of direct correlations with many chronic conditions

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 5: Childhood diseases are extremely dangerous.

Most childhood infectious diseases have few serious consequences in today's modern world. Even conservative CDC (Centers for Disease Control) statistics for pertussis during 1992-94 indicate a 99.8% recovery rate. In fact, when hundreds of pertussis cases occurred in Ohio and Chicago in the fall 1993 outbreak, an infectious disease expert from Cincinnati Children's Hospital said, The disease was very mild, no one died, and no one went to the intensive care unit.'

The vast majority of the time, childhood infectious diseases are benign and self-limiting. They also may impart lifelong immunity, whereas vaccine- induced immunity is only temporary. In fact, the temporary nature of vaccine immunity can create a more dangerous situation in a child's future. For example, the new chicken pox vaccine has an effectiveness estimated at 6 - 10 years. If effective, it will postpone the child's vulnerability until adulthood, when death from the disease is 20 times more likely.

About half of measles cases in the late 1980s resurgence were in adolescents and adults, most of whom were vaccinated as children[35] and the recommended booster shots may provide protection for less than 6 months.[36] Furthermore, some healthcare professionals are concerned that the virus from the chicken pox vaccine may reactivate later in life in the form of herpes zoster (shingles) or other immune system disorders.' [37] Dr A.
Lavin of the Dept. of Pediatrics, St. Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, strongly opposed licensing the new vaccine, Until we actually know... the risks involved in injecting mutated DNA (herpes virus] into the host genome [children].'[38] The truth is, no-one knows, but the vaccine is now licensed and recommended by health authorities.

Not only are most infectious diseases rarely dangerous, but they can actually play a vital role in the development of a strong, healthy immune system. Persons who have not had measles have a higher incidence of certain skin diseases, degenerative diseases of bone and cartilage, and certain tumors, while absence of mumps has been linked to higher risks of ovarian cancer.
Vaccination truth 5: Dangers of childhood diseases are greatly exagerated in order to scare parents into complience with a questionable but profitable procedure.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vaccine Dangers

Vaccination Myth 4: Vaccination is based on sound immunization theory and practice.

The clinical evidence for vaccinations is their ability to stimulate antibody production in the recipient, a fact which is not disputed. What is not clear, however, is whether or not such antibody production constitutes immunity. For example, agamma globulin-anaemic children are incapable of producing antibodies, yet they recover from infectious diseases almost as quickly as other children.[31] Furthermore, a study published by the British Medical Council in 1950 during a diphtheria epidemic concluded that there was no relationship between antibody count and disease incidence; researchers found resistant people with extremely low antibody counts and sick people with high counts. [32] Natural immunization is a complex phenomenon involving many organs and systems; it cannot be fully replicated by the artificial stimulation of antibody production.

Research also indicates that vaccination commits immune cells to the specific antigens involved in the vaccine, rendering them incapable of reacting to other infections. Our immunological reserve may thus actually be reduced, causing a generally lowered resistance.

Another component of immunization theory is herd immunity,' which states that when enough people in a community are immunized, all are protected. As Myth 2 revealed, there are many documented instances showing
just the opposite - fully vaccinated populations do contract diseases; with measles, this actually seems to be the direct result of high vaccination rates.[19] A Minnesota state epidemiologist concluded that the Hib vaccine increases the risk of illness when a study revealed that vaccinated children were five times more likely to contract meningitis than unvaccinated children.

Carefully selected epidemiological studies are yet another justification for vaccination programs. However, many of these may not be legitimate sources from which to draw conclusions about vaccine effectiveness. For example, if 100 people are vaccinated and 5 contract the disease, the vaccine is declared to be 95% effective. But if only 10 of the 100 were actually exposed to the disease, then the vaccine was really only 50% effective. Since no one is willing to directly expose an entire population to disease - even a fully vaccinated one - vaccine effectiveness rates may not indicate a vaccine's true effectiveness.

Yet another surprising concern about immunization practice is its assumption that all children, regardless of age, are virtually the same. An 8 pound 2 month old receives the same dosage as a 40 pound five year old. Infants with immature, undeveloped immune systems may receive five or more times the dosage (relative to body weight) as older children. Furthermore, the number of units' within doses has been found upon random testing to range from 1/2 to 3 times what the label indicates; manufacturing quality controls appear to tolerate a rather large margin of error. Hot Lots' - vaccine lots with disproportionately high death ~.nd disability rates - have been identified repeatedly by the NVIC but the FDA refuses to intervene to prevent further unnecessary injury and deaths. In fact, they have never recalled a vaccine lot due to adverse reactions. Some would call this infanticide.

Finally, vaccination practice assumes that all recipients, regardless of race, culture, diet, geographic location or any other circumstances, will respond the same. This was perhaps never more dramatically disproved than an instance a few years ago in Australia's Northern Territory, where stepped-up immunization campaigns resulted in an incredible 50% infant mortality rate in the native aborigines.[34] Researcher A. Kalokerinos, M.D. discovered that the aborigine's vitamin C deficient junk food' diet was a critical factor (studies had already shown that vaccination depletes vitamin C reserves; children in shock or collapse often recovered in a matter of minutes when given vitamin C injections). He considered it amazing that as many survived as did. One must wonder about the lives of the survivors, though, for if half died, surely the other half did not escape unaffected.

Almost as troubling was a very recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine which revealed that a substantial number of Romanian children were contracting polio from the vaccine, a less common phenomena in most developed countries. Correlations with injections of antibiotics were found: a single injection wiithin one month of vaccination raised the risk of polio 8 times, 2 to 9 injections raised the risk 27- fold, and 10 or more injections raised the risk 182 times [Washington Post, February 22. 1995].

What other factors not accounted for in vaccination theory will surface unexpectedly to reveal unforeseen or previously overlooked consequences? We will not begin to fully comprehend the scope of this danger until researchers begin looking and reporting in earnest. In the meantime, entire countries' populations are unwitting gamblers in a game that many might very well choose not to play if they were given all the rules' in advance.
Vaccination Truth 4: Many of the assumptions upon which immunization theory and practice are based have been proven false in their application.