Friday, May 06, 2016

Excellent 3.5 minute video clip: What is Homeopathy?

Keeping an Open Mind:

Here's a
great video clip from an interview with Dr. Keith Scott Mumby, a physician who uses homeopathy in his practice -- because it works.

In this part of the interview homeopathy is discussed and, even though it's short,  I think you'll learn a lot from it.

Go here to watch now  (the interview is in print form below if you would rather just read it)

 What is Homeopathy?

Ty Bollinger: Talk a little bit about homeopathy. I know you're a homeopathic physician.

Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby: Indeed, and I'm on a homeopathic advisory board back in Europe. The only thing is I can't talk a "little bit" about homeopathy. I can run out the camera batteries…

Ty Bollinger: I'm sure you could.

Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby: No, seriously, I'll try and hack it down. Okay, first of all it's important to understand the model because a lot of people have probably heard the word and they're probably seeing all the scoffing and derision, and there's nothing in that. You know we proved there are no chemicals in homeopathic remedies, therefore they think well it must be a fraud when, in fact, it's one of the most healing, restorative modalities I know.

The thing is it's not based on the amount of stuff. It's based on an energetic signal; an information signal, if you like. So this is homeopathy in two or three sentences. You pick a substance that copies the illness. Not one that opposes it, but one that copies it. For example, if someone has scarlet fever you choose belladonna, because if you take belladonna your face goes all bright red and your throat's sore, hectic temperature, you feel ghastly. Taking belladonna is like having scarlet fever, so it's a good remedy for scarlet fever.

It's called "like cures like." So you're looking for a mimic of the disease. A conventional doctor would take an antagonist, so you take aspirin to lower temperature. Different kinds of opposing ideas.

This is, first of all, identifying something that copies your illness. Then you dilute it. Now this is the weird part that doctors and scientists can't get hold of. It's called potentization. And you can dilute it one in ten, one in ten, one in ten, one in ten, one in ten. And after 12 dilutions you've passed the Avogadro number so we know there is no belladonna left.

Well, interestingly, if you hitch it up to a spectrographic transmitter you find that the more you dilute it the more it starts transmitting energies. And now you can't argue with a spectrograph. It's the most exquisitely sensitive scientific instrument we have. That's what tells you there's manganese on a star that's a thousand billion light years away. You can't argue with a spectrograph. And yet the homeopathic remedies actually start to broadcast more energy the more you dilute them.

There's another series that goes a hundred by a hundred, by a hundred, by a hundred. That's called a C series. So you've got the D or ten series, or the C/100 series. So get rid of any concern that you've removed the substance. That's true, you have. But, of course, what's happened is that you've imprinted the signal in each dilution and it gets re-imprinted on the water.

That's the third point of homeopathy. It's "like cures like," then the dilutions, and then what we call "succussion." In making the dilutions the homeopath will bang it on his hand like that a few times. Then do the next dilution into plain water, bang it on his hand. That's called succussion and it enhances the transmission of the signal from each substance.

And although you'll read all over the place that homeopathy has been proven not to work… First of all, you can't prove anything doesn't work. You can only fail to prove it does work. There are a thousand studies showing it's highly effective. In fact there's a very good one that was published in The Lancet in 1994. They did it three times because they couldn't believe it was working. Three times it performed better than a placebo.