Posted by: petercksmith | May 22, 2012

Urgent YOUR ACCESS TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES IS UNDER THREAT

Dear Friends

Please have a look at this and if you have time, please write to you MP and pass it on to your SUPPORTIVE friends/colleagues.

Please do NOT publish this on Facebook or our enemies will become involved and mess things up in their usual way!

Any questions, do get back to me! pcksmith@talktalk.net or call 01872 870801

Thanks

Peter

YOUR ACCESS TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES IS UNDER THREAT
Why? The Medicines Act of 1968 is being simplified, which is a good thing because much duplication is being removed. However, as a result there are some key elements, which could adversely affect your access to homeopathic medicines if the proposals go into force.
What will happen to my access to homeopathic medicines?
If the government endorses current proposals by the MHRA, the following would occur:
You would no longer able to get homeopathic medicines by phone or online. To get any unlicensed homeopathic medicine a face-to-face consultation would be required at a registered pharmacy. There are literally thousands of unlicensed homeopathic remedies and these make up the majority of homeopathic prescriptions, while there are only 50 licensed homeopathic medicines. This will also mean you cannot legally buy unlicensed homeopathic medicines online or over the phone as you currently do.
Homeopaths would not be able to dispense or prescribe medicines to you.
Homeopathic practitioners would not be able to dispense unlicensed homeopathic medicines to their patients. This is because homeopaths are not recognised by this law as being supplementary prescribers and it will be illegal for homeopathic pharmacies to supply them with the essential (unlicensed) medicines required for their patients.
You would have to get your homeopathic medicines personally at a handful of licensed homeopathic pharmacies in Britain. Hundreds of thousands of people who currently have prescriptions filled for unlicensed homeopathic medicines will be unable to obtain their urgent medicines. The estimated 6 million users of homeopathy in Britain cannot be expected to be supplied medicines face-to-face by less than five licensed premises.
What you can do to stop this from happening!
Write to your MP, or better still go and see your MP – especially if your MP sits on the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments or is involved with Health or Pharmacy.
We are not asking anyone to move mountains. All that needs to be done is for a small change to be made to Section 10 of the proposed new Medicines Act which will allow greater freedom to dispense remedies to practitioners and could also overcome the face-to-face issue which is unworkable.
Below you will find a few helpful bullets and links to assist you in contacting your MP on this issue, if you need any assistance or have concerns, please contact me.
It is anticipated that the new Medicines Act will be put before the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments for approval in late May/early June for implementation in July, so your swift action is critical!
Write to your MP: Medicines Act consolidation 2012.
You can identify the name of your MP by going here: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/
You can find out who sits on what committees by going here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/statutory-instruments/
A few helpful points that could be used in your letter:
It is not necessary or recommended to include all the text suggested here. It is critical that you personalise your letter with your own views and experiences. Overall, try to keep the letter short (a page or less), and emphasise any points that are relevant to the particular MP.
• I’m deeply concerned that a draft proposal set out by the MHRA as part of its consolidation and review of the Medicines Act 1968 could have a significant impact on my ability as a patient to access homeopathic medicines in the UK
• In its current form section 10 of the proposal would only allow unlicensed homeopathic medicines to be bought directly from a pharmacist face-to-face, in effect outlawing the purchase of these medicines over the telephone or via online ordering. This would mean I would be deprived of the medicines that I have found to be so beneficial to my health
• There are only five homeopathic pharmacies in the UK, so most homeopathic medicines are ordered from these specialist pharmacies either by phone or via the Internet. The enforcement of section 10 in its current form will have serious consequences for the six million people in the UK who choose to use this form of complementary medicine
• If not revised the proposal would also have serious consequences for more than 2,000 homeopathic practitioners, many of whom would find it impossible to treat patients like myself because they can no longer obtain the appropriate homeopathic medicine
• I understand that it is central to government health policy to increase patient choice. Section 10 will eliminate choice for people like me who want to be treated with homeopathy
I would like to call on your support in getting the Health Minister to make a small change to the proposed language of the revised Medicines Act to ensure that I have continued access to a full range of homeopathic medicines and that my right to choose homeopathic treatment is maintained.
Best wishes and thanks for your help,

Peter

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Posted by: petercksmith | April 10, 2011

“Homeopathy Worked For Me” international initiative

Please have a look at these YouTube testimonials about Homeopathy, tell your friends and help us to raise the profile of Homeopathy.

Homeopathy, and other Complementary Medicines, are being systematically targetted by self-styled ‘skeptics’, some of whom are funded by Big Pharma. In response to this, the “Homeopathy Worked For Me” International Initiative has been set up using YouTube ….

Please have a look at a few of these, pass them on and help Homeopathy defend itself against the ‘Flat-Earther’ reductionist quasi-scientific ‘skeptics’ who are taking great pleasure in ridiculing that which their tiny brains can’t cope with … bless them!

Here’s the link. I will be posting some of my own patients’ mini-films sometime soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1r_GI2NYY4&NR=1

Thanks very much

Peter

Posted by: petercksmith | February 22, 2011

Things are hotting up! Homeopathy is standing up for itself!

Exciting times as Homeopathy is becoming more vocal and standing up to the self-appointed ‘Flat-Earthers’ known as the ‘sceptics’ .

You know who they are, the scared people who are constantly attacking what they are unable to comprehend.

Homeopathy works for children, babies animals (and the rest of us!). Homeopathy is a threat to Big Pharma or the PharmacoMafia!

Get over it, guys !  Wake up and smell the Coffea Cruda (that’s a homeopathic joke, btw!)

Go visit these sites for more information:

http://psoric.wordpress.com/ for my friend Vinton’s blog

www.extraordinarymedicine.org a GREAT new site that tells it like it is and

http://www.hmc21.org/ another campaigning site!

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO EVERYONE WHO VALUES THEIR RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE CHOICES

Thanks

Peter

Posted by: petercksmith | January 31, 2011

Exciting Support from 2 Nobel Scientists for Homeopathy

Just received this very useful and timely news in support of Homeopathy by two respected Nobel-Winning scientists.

PLEASE … pass it on to your friends who are USERS and SUPPORTERS of Homeopathy and to those who have swallowed the PROPAGANDA of the self-styled SCEPTICS, who cannot wrap their tiny minds around it!

Here’s the Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/luc-montagnier-homeopathy-taken-seriously_b_814619.html

2011 looks POSITIVELY EXCITING!

Peter

Posted by: petercksmith | March 18, 2010

My new Website is up and running!

Hi folks

My new website has been re-launched at www.pcksmith.com

I hope you find it interesting

Peter

Posted by: petercksmith | August 4, 2009

Swine Flu – Update – 2 New Sites

Update

I have treated a few cases so far here in Cornwall, and they all seem to respond well and quickly.

Don’t let all the hype fill you with fear and anxiety : instead I recommend the following:

  • Avoid junk food (sugar, especially)
  • Stimulants (coffee and tea – and chocolate) … they will drain your energy
  • Rest adequately
  • Drink plenty of good water
  • Avoid contact with sick people (your GP Surgery! etc)
  • Take some GOOD quality Vits and Minerals (Solgar, Quest and Viridian … they are food-matrix (i.e. they came FROM food, so can be assimilated properly)
  • Plenty of garlic (and parsley)

I received this yesterday from a reputable site (which I hope you will visit and support) :

News from Homeopathy:Medicine for the 21st Century /Homeopathy Worked For Me

www.hmc21.org www.homeopathyworkedforme.org

SWINEFLU
 
Over the last months homeopaths all over the world have been busy treating people with suspected or diagnosed swine flu and dispensing prophylactic flu remedies, such as Influenzinum and Oscillococcinum.
 
Some of our opponents have been “outraged” that we do this, claiming that we are endangering people’s lives. Some have even called us murderers practising witchcraft. Well, here are some facts:
 
·         To date no death or negative effects have been reported in patients of homeopathy treated for influenza, or having received prophylactic influenza remedies. If anybody can provide us with evidence to the contrary, please contact us with exact details.
 
·          Last Swine flu outbreak:  In February 1976, an outbreak of swine flu struck Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey, killing a 19-year-old private and infecting hundreds of soldiers. Concerned that the U.S. was on the verge of a devastating epidemic, President Gerald Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination program at a cost of $135 million (some $500 million in today’s money). Within weeks, reports surfaced of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease that can be caused by the vaccine. By April, more than 30 people had died of the condition. Facing protests, federal officials abruptly cancelled the program on Dec. 16. The epidemic failed to materialize. (Source: Time Online, 27 April 2009; see also Diana B Dutton, Worse Than The Disease (Cambridge, 1988), pp. 127-173)
 
·         There is good research showing that homeopathic flu remedies are effective: 
 
Homeopathic remedies are commonly used in the treatment of influenza all over the world. Since 1971 there have been 15 published research trials investigating the prevention and the treatment of influenza with homeopathy. Of the eight trials that investigated prevention of flu, half demonstrated a positive beneficial effect from the homeopathic treatment. Of the seven trials that investigated the treatment of influenza with homeopathy, five clearly demonstrated a beneficial effect from the homeopathic treatment; the other two trials produced inconclusive results. Deans, E M., (2004) ‘The trials of homeopathy’  
 
Three of the studies investigating the treatment of influenza were relatively large in the number of participants (487 patients, 300 patients, and 372 patients), and all were multi-centered placebo-controlled and double-blind (two of the three trials were also randomised). Each of these trials demonstrated statistically significant results.
Casanova, P, Gerard R. (1992) Bilan de 3 annees d’estudes randomisees multicentriques Oscillococcinum/placebo. Oscillococcinum-rassegna della letterature internationale. Milan : Laboratoires Boiron; 11-16.
J.P. Ferley, D. Zmirou, D. D’Admehar, et al., (1989) “A Controlled Evaluation of a Homoeopathic Preparation in the Treatment of Influenza-like Syndrome, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology,27:329-35.
Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E et al, (1998) Oscillococcinum in Patients with Influenza-like Syndromes: A Placebo Controlled Double-blind Evaluation, British Homeopathic Journal 87:69-76.
 
It is generally accepted that the weight of evidence favours the efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of influenza. Mathie (2003) The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature Homeopathy 92, 84-91
 
 
 For the current Swine flu vaccine debate, we found the following articles and websites useful:
 
·         For a detailed information of the forthcoming Swine flu vaccines read “The vaccines far more deadly than the swine flu; mass vaccinations a recipe for disaster” by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins; Institute of Science in Society. The report has been submitted to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer of the UK, and to the US Food and Drugs Administration.
 
 
·         WAVE (World Association for Vaccine Education)  http://www.novaccine.com                                    
With detailed information about all vaccines categories and brands of vaccines; also risks; effectiveness/ ineffectiveness; vaccine ingredients etc.
 
·         Medical Voices Vaccine Information Centre http://mvvic.org/en/about.html  The main website is still partly under construction
 
·         Want to know.info website http://www.wanttoknow.info/aboutus :   “This website provides a concise, reliable introduction to vital information of which few are aware. We specialize in providing fact-filled news articles and concise summaries of major cover-ups which impact our lives and world. All information is taken from the most reliable sources available and can be verified using the links provided. Sources are always noted, with links direct to the information source provided when possible. The WantToKnow.info team presents this information as an opportunity for you to educate yourself and others, and to inspire us to strengthen democracy and to work together for the good of all.” Their Swine flu page is: http://www.wanttoknow.info/health/vaccines_swine_flu_mandatory  
 
·         The Alliance for Natural Health http://www.anhcampaign.org  also have very thoroughly researched information on their site.
 
 

 
These sites are charities … please support them.
 
Peter
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Posted by: petercksmith | August 3, 2009

Swine Flu – 2 sites to have a look at

Have a look at either of the following websites :

HMC21 is a charity (Homeopathy Medicine of the 21st Century)

Homeopathy Worked for Me is an opportunity to register your success stories of Homeopathy.

Please support both sites.  Thanks  Peter 

www.hmc21.org

or #

www.homeopathyworkedforme.org

Subscribe to their Newsletter if you want some more news re Swine Flu etc.

I have dealt with a few cases that have responded well; it’s no big deal if you keep as fit as possible, avoid the ‘bad stuff’ (sugar, alcohol, caffeine, not enough rest, not enough water etc).

I was alarmed to read that the Tamiflu apparently has the same mercury-based presevative that used to be in the MMR vaccine …. mercury is a neurotoxin!    Could you imagine the uproar if homeopaths put such stuff in their medicines?

Here’s the gist of (some of) what is in their Newsletter:

SWINEFLU
 
Over the last months homeopaths all over the world have been busy treating people with suspected or diagnosed swine flu and dispensing prophylactic flu remedies, such as Influenzinum and Oscillococcinum.
 
Some of our opponents have been “outraged” that we do this, claiming that we are endangering people’s lives. Some have even called us murderers practising witchcraft. Well, here are some facts:
 
·         To date no death or negative effects have been reported in patients of homeopathy treated for influenza, or having received prophylactic influenza remedies. If anybody can provide us with evidence to the contrary, please contact us with exact details.
 
·          Last Swine flu outbreak:  In February 1976, an outbreak of swine flu struck Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey, killing a 19-year-old private and infecting hundreds of soldiers. Concerned that the U.S. was on the verge of a devastating epidemic, President Gerald Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination program at a cost of $135 million (some $500 million in today’s money). Within weeks, reports surfaced of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease that can be caused by the vaccine. By April, more than 30 people had died of the condition. Facing protests, federal officials abruptly cancelled the program on Dec. 16. The epidemic failed to materialize. (Source: Time Online, 27 April 2009; see also Diana B Dutton, Worse Than The Disease (Cambridge, 1988), pp. 127-173)
 
·         There is good research showing that homeopathic flu remedies are effective: 
 
Homeopathic remedies are commonly used in the treatment of influenza all over the world. Since 1971 there have been 15 published research trials investigating the prevention and the treatment of influenza with homeopathy. Of the eight trials that investigated prevention of flu, half demonstrated a positive beneficial effect from the homeopathic treatment. Of the seven trials that investigated the treatment of influenza with homeopathy, five clearly demonstrated a beneficial effect from the homeopathic treatment; the other two trials produced inconclusive results. Deans, E M., (2004) ‘The trials of homeopathy’  
 
Three of the studies investigating the treatment of influenza were relatively large in the number of participants (487 patients, 300 patients, and 372 patients), and all were multi-centered placebo-controlled and double-blind (two of the three trials were also randomised). Each of these trials demonstrated statistically significant results.
Casanova, P, Gerard R. (1992) Bilan de 3 annees d’estudes randomisees multicentriques Oscillococcinum/placebo. Oscillococcinum-rassegna della letterature internationale. Milan : Laboratoires Boiron; 11-16.
J.P. Ferley, D. Zmirou, D. D’Admehar, et al., (1989) “A Controlled Evaluation of a Homoeopathic Preparation in the Treatment of Influenza-like Syndrome, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology,27:329-35.
Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E et al, (1998) Oscillococcinum in Patients with Influenza-like Syndromes: A Placebo Controlled Double-blind Evaluation, British Homeopathic Journal 87:69-76.
 
It is generally accepted that the weight of evidence favours the efficacy of homeopathy in the treatment of influenza. Mathie (2003) The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature Homeopathy 92, 84-91
 
 
 For the current Swine flu vaccine debate, we found the following articles and websites useful:
 
·         For a detailed information of the forthcoming Swine flu vaccines read “The vaccines far more deadly than the swine flu; mass vaccinations a recipe for disaster” by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins; Institute of Science in Society. The report has been submitted to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer of the UK, and to the US Food and Drugs Administration.
 
 
·         WAVE (World Association for Vaccine Education)  http://www.novaccine.com                                    
With detailed information about all vaccines categories and brands of vaccines; also risks; effectiveness/ ineffectiveness; vaccine ingredients etc.
 
·         Medical Voices Vaccine Information Centre http://mvvic.org/en/about.html  The main website is still partly under construction
 
·         Want to know.info website http://www.wanttoknow.info/aboutus :   “This website provides a concise, reliable introduction to vital information of which few are aware. We specialize in providing fact-filled news articles and concise summaries of major cover-ups which impact our lives and world. All information is taken from the most reliable sources available and can be verified using the links provided. Sources are always noted, with links direct to the information source provided when possible. The WantToKnow.info team presents this information as an opportunity for you to educate yourself and others, and to inspire us to strengthen democracy and to work together for the good of all.” Their Swine flu page is: http://www.wanttoknow.info/health/vaccines_swine_flu_mandatory  
 
·         The Alliance for Natural Health http://www.anhcampaign.org  also have very thoroughly researched information on their site.

Peter

Posted by: petercksmith | June 22, 2009

Annabel Croft: Why I have come to rely on homeopathic medicine

Nice interview with BBC Tennis Commentator Annabel Croft in today’s Daily Telegraph.

Please pass on any other positive stuff that you come across

Enjoy the weather!

Peter

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090519172045.htm

To homeopaths, this is ‘encouraging’ in that Science is slowly starting to wake up to the idea that  innoculation is not all that it is cracked up to be.

What with Ducks being so high-profile in the UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal – wait for Duckgate – perhaps I might as well jump on the bandwagon here : Regarding vaccination … If it looks like a duck, it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck … 

They (however) stop short of saying /admitting that perhaps the vaccination was implicated … ho, hum!

Peter

Posted by: petercksmith | May 21, 2009

(Organic) Food for Thought

From Teresa and Greg Pascoe, Organic Farmers, Cusgarne, Nr Truro, Cornwall, UK

What our politicians should occupy themselves with…. read on

“To make one tonne of nitrogen fertiliser requires one tonne of oil and 108 tonnes of water. As oil prices inevitably rise with economic recovery organic food will start to become cheaper than non-organic.” Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, Financial Times, 21 May 2009

“Organic – the benefits “A letter from Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett was published in the Financial Times in response to Michael Skapinker’s comment (18 May).

Peter writes, “Michael Skapinker also repeats a number of now completely discredited criticisms of organic food, for example, that it is no healthier and even that it’s more dangerous than non-organic. The scientific evidence that the opposite is true is now overwhelming, and widely accepted. For example, the Department of Health’s just published report, ‘Sustainable food: a guide for hospitals’, says that organic food ‘has the highest proportions of beneficial minerals, essential amino acids and vitamins… provides environmental benefits, particularly for biodiversity, and… benefits the rural economy… hospitals should specify food from farming systems that minimise harm to the environment, such as certified organic produce’.”

A letter from Mr Yan Swiderski is also published. “Industrial farming methods spread millions of tons of nitrates and pesticides across the planet every year. These chemicals contaminate our water tables, pollute our seas, harm our wildlife and feed massive algal blooms that kill marine life in vast dead zones in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico and the Black Sea. These effects are well documented and not in dispute.” Financial Times (21 May, p.12) Skapinker’s comment …

CUSGARNE ORGANIC FARM TR48RL 01872 865922 A wide range of organic home produced veg, beef,eggs, and fruit too……

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