MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd.

Leprosy can be a devastating infection. But, since many years, it is treatable. The WHO developed a multidrug therapyTrusted Source in 1995 to cure all types of leprosy. It’s available free of charge worldwide. Additionally, several antibiotics are used to kill the bacteria that causes leprosy, e.g.:

  • dapsone
  • rifampin
  • clofazimine
  • minocycline
  • ofloxacin

Yes, leprosy is treatable … that is, unless you follow the advice issued in this article and treat it with homeopathy:

Homoeopathy remedies are given on the basis of similar signs and symptoms along with the miasmatic classification of diseases. Homoeopathy physicians said that leprosy is characteristics of syphilis miasm due to their mental and physical conditions. Mentally person thinks that he/she may be isolated and left alone in a corner of society due to dirty looking of the skin and tendency to spread of disease from direct contact. They feel alone and make hypothesis that the society needs outbreak from me because of physical disabilities like paralysis, and loss of controls on body functions. A well selected homoeopathy remedy helps out patient to come out from this condition and make possible to live in society from permanent restoration of health.

  • SULPHUR – ‘It is mainly known as king of anti-psoric’ in wide range of homoeopathy. Hahnemann says that sulphur has reputation as a remedy against itch perhaps as old medicine i.e., as early as 2000 years ago. Skin of sulphur indicates vesicular skin eruptions and skin may treated by medicated soaps and washes. Clinical trials says that sulphur have similar signs and symptoms as indicated by disease.
  • GRAPHITES – It is a great remedy for all sorts of skin eruptions with a tendency towards malignancy. It also indicates various symptoms of leprosy and may be used in treatment.
  • PETROLEUM – The skin of petroleum has cracks and fissures all over the body and indicates various similar symptoms as of disease condition.
  • RHUS TOXICODENDRON – Skin shows erysipelas vesicular eruptions, vesicles are yellow, from left to right with much swelling, inflammation, burning, itching and stinging that are very much similar to leprosy sign and symptoms, so it may be prescribed.
  • CICUTA VIROSA – This homoeopathic medicine used in the conditions when patients are anxious about their future and epileptic attacks with spasmodic movements of the limbs.
  • ALOE SOCOTRINA – This homoeopathy medicine works when the patients are fear of death and angry from themselves for their conditions. This medicine have tendency to acts upon the abdominal and lumbar region of the patient.
  • BLATTA ORIENTALIS – It is used when the patient is anxious about their skin and health. Patient suffers from the chronic inflammations of the chest and other lung infections that are also found in disease.

Leprosy is a non-fatal infectious disease caused by bacteria Myobacterium leprae and spread by direct contact and other mode of transmissions. It may be treated with homoeopathic medicines if well selected medicine related to mental and physical symptoms is taken by patients. Homoeopathy medicines help out patients to rearrange the vital force to fight against infectious bacteria and makes possible that the body itself fight against the disease.

To be sure, I ran a quick Medline search. You guessed the result, I suppose: not a single hint from anything resembling a clinical trial that homeopathy might be an effective therapy of leprosy.

One question, however, does remain open: how do homeopaths who claim such irresponsible nonsense sleep?

(And in case you think that the above post is a rare exception, you have not recently searched the Internet!)

5 Responses to Leprosy: some homeopaths advise to treat it with homeopathy

  • In my experience, it is Indian homeopaths who tend to be the ones who make these grandiose and utterly baseless claims regarding their ability to treat all sorts of conditions. The likes of Sandra Hermann-Courtney credulously accept them. The rest of us roll our eyes.

    I suspect that the homeopath saying this has never seen a case of leprosy, never mind treated one. It is another demostration of their spectacular foolishness.

    • On what grounds do you claim to know that their grounds are baseless? Why dont you go to India and sit in on their clinics, in order to give your claims some basis.

      • and why don’t you, Roger, don’t infect yourself and find out for yourself?
        [are you competing for the stupidest comment of the month?]

      • Because there is no credible evidence that homeopathy is capable of curing any conditions. Why should leprosy be any different?

        And why would me watching them work make any difference? I have no experience in diagnosing or treating leprosy and as such am in no position to make observational judgements of individual cases. I am, however, able to evaluate the totality of evidence regarding homeopathy. It can’t treat leprosy. Or anything else.

        If you contracted leprosy, Roger, would you be happy to place yourself in the care of a homeopath?

  • Edzard asks: “One question, however, does remain open: how do homeopaths who claim such irresponsible nonsense sleep?”

    Very comfortably on expensive mattresses with 800-count Egyptian cotton and satin pillows.

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