With the U.S. government drowning in more than $14 trillion dollars of debt – tied in part to the cost of health care and Medicare payments, isn’t it time to examine our health care options and find a better way?
A system that has been around over 200 years and is being used successfully by over 200 million people worldwide could solve many of our problems. That system is homeopathy. It is effective, safe, inexpensive and has a laudable and extensively documented clinical record with literally hundreds of high quality, peer-reviewed basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing its effects.
The U.S. Medicare system provides health insurance for U.S. citizens over the age of 65. Given our aging population, it is an expense that is choking the Federal government because conventional medicine is expensive and often fails to cure those with chronic diseases.
A large study on homeopathic treatment of elderly patients in Europe provides real evidence that homeopathy can help improve patients’ lives – while cutting the cost of health care and reducing the deficit.
A large observational study with follow-up over a two year period was recently concluded in Germany and Switzerland by two of Europe’s leading medical researchers – Claudia Witt M.D., Rainer Ludtke M.D., among others. The aim of the study was to determine the range of medical problems facing the elderly and the treatments being received, and then describe the course of illness over time among older patients who chose to receive homeopathic treatment for the first time in their lives. This multi-center study looked at 3,981 patients, 70 years old or older, treated by homeopathic physicians in primary care practices in Germany and Switzerland. Ninety-eight percent of all diagnoses were chronic with an average duration of 11.5 years. Eighty-two percent of the patients were taking medication at the start of treatment. The most frequent diagnoses were hypertension (20.5%, 11.1 years) and sleep disturbances (15.7%, 25.8 years). The severity of patient complaints and physician assessment of those complaints decreased significantly between the start and 24 months later. Patients improved and visits to the doctor declined!
Given the perplexing problems facing the U.S healthcare system and our aging population, homeopathy offers the hope of reducing suffering for millions at great savings to all.