Homeopathy

 
                      

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Dr. Christos Hadjicostas, M.D.
is a member of the MEDICAL INSTITUTE FOR HOMEOPATHIC RESEARCH AND APPLICATION
He is also President of The Cyprus Medical Homeopathic Association.

He holds clinics which cover the island of Cyprus and can be reached at the following locations

                                                                    
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 "You cannot divorce Medicine and Theology. Man exists all the way down, from his innermost Spiritual to his outermost Natural."
James Tyler Kent ( 1849 - 1916 )

"The physician's high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed."
Samuel Hahnemann ( 1755 - 1843 )

 

HOMEOPATHY ( a quick precis )

Was established in the late 18th century by German physician Samuel Hahnemann, The practice is based on the theory that the root of the cure lies in the disease itself--similar to the vaccination principle. Accordingly, the sick should be treated with substances that, if given in large, undiluted amounts, would produce the same symptoms as the disease or illness. To avoid that, the substances--usually plant extracts- -are so highly diluted that virtually no trace of the medicinal ingredient remains in the solution. It is however neccessary to dilute the solution in increments, making sure to vigourously shake the mixture after each 'watering down'which enables the dilution to somehow retain a 'memory' of its original contents. This can make it so dilute that the concentration is equivalent to one molecule in all the world's oceans, the more dilute the solution, the more powerful it becomes.

 

It is the use of infinitesmal doses that is the most controversial aspect of homeopathy and the reason why most conventional doctors claim it functions only as a placebo. However, a number of controlled studies have been performed which show the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine in treating a number of diseases. The best summary of this research is a study published in the British Medical Journal. The authors of this study are not homeopaths but medical school professors asked by the Dutch government to review the existing research.

"Clinical trials of homoeopathy.", Kleijnen, Jos; Knipschild, Paul; ter Riet, Gerben; British Medical Journal, Feb 9, 1991 v302 n6772 p516(8).

Members of the British Royal Family, including Prince Charles, are enthusiastic users of homeopathy and sales of the remedies are shooting up all over Europe: 20 to 25 per cent in the United Kingdom in 1994 over the previous year, and 30 per cent in Greece and Portugal.
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