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Fairy Tale Homeopathy
on June 9, 2007
I am greatly disappointed by the way the writer of this book grossly oversimplifies homeopathy, and specifically, the quick, magic-like cures he reports in his "observations." He continuously gives examples of cases where symptoms "disappeared completely" after one dose of this or one dose of that.
The truth is, I am certainly one of the biggest proponents of homeopathy one could ever meet. I know how truly powerful and capable homeopathy is at treating and healing people (especially when using LM potencies). But this author, Didier Grandgeorge, is very irresponsible and misleading to write about homeopathic remedies the way he does.
Homeopathic cures are a bit of a process. The remedies are not magic potions that make one's symptoms just "disappear." They work on an energetic level to restore balance, hence, undesirable symptoms get changed, transformed, and also eliminated in the process, but this rarely happens (for non acute cases) via one dose. The author also fails to mention any of the beautiful psychological changes or occurrences of personal growth and expanded awareness that are not only a result of a cure, but ARE ESSENTIAL to a real and lasting cure.
On a more positive note, his oversimplified, quick "takes" on the remedies themselves (verses his paragraphs of case "observations") can be somewhat useful IF combined with the remedy pictures of other writers (lots of other writers!).