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Homeopathic medicine and drugless cancer care

Scientists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas embarked on a research project using four homeopathic medicines and their effect on breast cancer.  The results were written in the International Journal of Oncology February 2010. The following is a quote from Dr. Moshe Frenkel, “This is the first scientific study that investigated the effect of homeopathic remedies on breast cancer cells.” Even though I feel Dr. Frenkel is mistaken with his statement about it being the first scientific study, it is refreshing that homeopathic medicine is getting some recognition.  He went on to state on his website that the homeopathic remedies “appeared to have similar activity to the activity of paclitazel, taxol, the most commonly used chemotherapeutic drug for breast cancer, without the toxic effect on the normal cells.”

In light of that information I haven’t been able to come to a conclusion as to what is worse; the aforementioned although published in the International Journal of Oncology, never hit the 6 o’clock news.  Or at least I didn’t see any newspaper articles in main stream media or on the television.  Why is it that any “new” pharmaceutical drug for cancer treatment gets lots of publicity? Yet, not one homeopathic remedy (medicine) but two were proven, through research, to cure breast cancer as well as taxol.  That alone should have been news worthy but then add to the fact proven, no side effects on normal cells.

Or is it a travesty that many pharmaceutical drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer or any cancer treatment cost thousands of dollars per treatment.  The Canadian Cancer Society posted on their website that “the average cost of a single course of treatment with newer cancer drugs is $65,000”.   Now compare the costs with the four homeopathic medicines used in the study at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Carsinosin, Thuja, Conium and Phytolacca cost on average $15.00 per vile in Canada.  No matter where you live, as tax payers we need to make some noise about the choices for our health care costs. We as tax payers need to demand our representatives in government have a better look at the money spent on health care. In September 1993, the Journal of National Cancer Institution published the report, Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment. Two sentences caught my attention, first one stated “Many cancer treatments are, unfortunately, ineffective. Cancer mortality rates have not changed substantially in the past decade”. Second one stated “Yet, chemotherapy results in durable response in only 4% of patients and substantially prolongs the life of only an additional 3% of patients with advanced cancers”. I realize this report was in 1993 but the reality is the mortality rates haven’t really changed, as well the treatment of cancer hasn’t really changed.

Last one, the four homeopathic remedies/medicines that were used by the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have been around for a long time.  In fact Eli Jones M.D. used Phytolacca as one of his main medicines in his treatment of breast cancer.  Dr. Eli Jones M.D. used the homeopathic medicine in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s when he cured 80% of the patients he worked with.  His book, Cancer It’s Causes, Symptoms and Treatment outlines his protocols.

Sometimes we need to step back, take stock and wonder where everything went astray.  Sometimes progress isn’t progress at all.