Our editorial last Saturday made a plea to the Ministry of Health to promote the use of alternate medicine such as the manioc cure for cancer. We hope this plea such as those we made in the past will not be put under some sick bed.
One of the pleas we made is for the ministry and the medical profession to consider the homoeopathic remedy Eupatorium Perfoliatum to curb dengue which is raging again after the recent heavy rain.
This remedy is used extensively in hospitals throughout India and Pakistan after they discovered about five years ago that this remedy cures dengue.
Dengue has reached epidemic proportions in Sri Lanka during the past few years with thousands of victims and hundreds of deaths mainly in the Western Province.
Hundreds of patients seek treatment in hospitals daily and the pathos of this unfortunate situation is that while the Western medical profession frankly admits it has no cure for dengue, most doctors refuse to try the homoeopathic remedy Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c in the wet dose, in addition to their own therapy which is used in the hospitals.
Homoeopathic consultant Joe De Livera who has spearheaded a drive to use this remedy to cure Dengue has supplied it free of charge to the medical profession, and a few doctors who have already used it in their own practice have certified that it has cured their patients.
Health activists hope that the ministry and the medical profession will try this homoeopathic remedy in public hospitals in the same manner that it is used in India , Pakistan and other countries which suffer from the same Dengue virus.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c is available free in bottles of non-chlorinated water. It is recommended that a teaspoonful of the water is given to the patient every hour till the patient recovers and often this has happened within hours.
Health activists hope that at least now, after the hospitals have admitted they cannot cure dengue but can only treat it, they will consider the homoeopathic cure.
The homoeopathic consultant says it has also been discovered that this same remedy will abort Virus borne Flu which are rampant at this time of the year after the wet weather. This is indeed another great discovery which many parents will welcome, to treat their children who suffer from fever.
Reference was made in our editorial last Saturday to reports that the John, Hopkins Hospital recently promoted the use of Vitamin B 17 to treat Cancer. This Vitamin is found in Manioc and alternate medicine activists hope this famous US Hospital will also promote the use of Eupatorium Perfoliatum to cure dengue throughout the world.
The government needs to act fast to implement a national health policy where all forms of medicine – allopathy, ayurveda, homoeopathy, acupuncture and others -- are given an equal place and Sri Lanka can become a healthier nation before moving on to the dream of becoming wealthier nation.