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

Please take a moment to read this short letter by the ‘LIGA MEDICORUM HOMOEOPATHICA INTERNATIONALIS’:

As you know, the World Health Organization (WHO) is predicting that civilization faces a crisis of antibiotic-resistant diseases that may soon result in as many as 10 million deaths per year while pushing as many as 24 million people into extreme poverty.

We, the undersigned, are duly licensed healthcare professionals practicing homeopathy, with the authority to diagnose and treat disease, who have reviewed the extensive research literature demonstrating the clear therapeutic value of homeopathy.  Each of us has had extensive clinical experience successfully treating hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from infectious diseases worldwide.

Homeopathy works, does not cause further antibiotic resistance, is generally devoid of side effects, is inexpensive, and is good for health of the planet.

We are calling upon the WHO to encourage the international medical community to immediately begin training in homeopathy as an adjunctive therapeutic measure to avoid this catastrophic loss of life and would like a meeting with you or your representative to discuss the grave challenge of antibiotic resistance at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for considering this urgent appeal.

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I stated above that this is a letter. In fact, it is more – it is a petition directed to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to immediately begin training physicians in homeopathy as an adjunctive therapeutic measure to combat the looming crisis of antibiotic-resistant diseases.

The Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) represents homeopathic physicians in more than 70 countries all over the world. The purposes of the association are the development and securing of homeopathy worldwide and the creation of a link among licensed homeopaths with medical diplomas and societies and persons who are interested in homeopathy. The LMHI is exclusively devoted to non-profit activities serving philanthropic benefits.

The LMHI might ring a bell for regular readers of this blog. A few years ago, I reported that its president advocates curing cancers with homeopathy. And in 2014, I reported that a journey to Liberia of leading homeopaths was co-organized by the LMHI; its purpose was to cure Ebola patients of their disease with homeopathy.

I find all of this seriously worrying – not because I fear that the WHO will now start training physicians across the globe in homeopathy. It is worrying, I feel, because it shows how hopelessly deluded homeopaths are. The fact that clinicians so far detached from reality treat ill and vulnerable patients frightens me.

8 Responses to The WHO must “encourage the international medical community to immediately begin training in homeopathy”

  • Do you think they’ve ever wondered why bacteria don’t become resistant to homeopathy?

  • They are right! The sooner the medical community is given solid reality-based training on this bullshit, the sooner it will die out.

  • Each of us has had extensive clinical experience successfully treating hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from infectious diseases worldwide.” [My emphasis]

    Let’s see if that can be true…

    Using the following assumptions:
    40 working hours per week;
    50 working weeks per year;
    20 years treating patients;
    = 40,000 hours

    300,000 to represent “hundreds of thousands of patients”;

    That allows only 8 minutes total, per patient, over a period of 20 years. If each patient needed, on average, 2 treatments then each treatment session would last only 4 minutes, etc.

    • … and that supposes that each of these patients comes only once.

    • The more fundamental problem is this:

      … healthcare professionals practicing homeopathy …

      I daresay that ‘healthcare professional’ and ‘practising homeopathy’ are mutually exclusive.

      • No, the fundamental problem is treating disease using a business model (homeopathy) instead of a medical model. This is fundamental category error.

  • I first read “Liga Mediocrum Homoeopathica Internationalis”.

    Well, that would be a more appropriate title for an association of homeopathic physicians.

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