Homeopathy and other alternative medical systems need to be encouraged as low-cost alternatives for the billions all over the world who lack any serious health care.
And it certainly surprises me that it hasn’t happened so far. If a system is as effective as its proponents claim it to be, for it to not have become a widespread elixir to cure humanity of all its ills either shows a complete lack of human intelligence or it implies a massive attempt of the higher powers (you know who you are) to suppress the dissemination of information and knowledge.
Either way it is humanity’s loss. Our loss. We struggle with disease everywhere in the world, from the forests of Africa to the deserts of Mongolia. And we lack cheap medicinal alternatives, apart from the likes of witchcraft and prayers (which too might work but thanks to scientific education are not given the respect they deserve).
I also am not talking about the scheming quacks who fool the uneducated and uninformed out of their hard-earned money and time, for every profession has cheats and liars. I speak of the creation of a well-intentioned initiative where the councils of these many alternative medicines go one step further and attempt to solve the health problems that plague the poor and needy of the world, and in the process provide a safety net to those who lack modern allopathic health care, ridden as it is with those pesky chemicals and side effects.
So we can start with the malaria and dengue epidemics in Asia and Africa, and then move onto the so-called ‘incurable’ diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis all over the world.
For the sake of this article, I shall focus on homeopathy, a science that 'really works’. I have no facts to back this statement but I, like many, shall resort to hearsay. Homeopathy has for many decades been a subject of debate. On one side we have the researchers (obviously funded by the pharmaceutical companies) with their annoying scientific methods of double-blind tests and on the other side we have the practitioners who ‘know that it works’ from experience and theory.
Homoeopathy 'of course works' and its practitioners have no reason to actually take part in any scientific method to justify themselves. When one is sure of oneself, there is no need to prove it to anyone else.