recently Tony Pinkus of Ainsworth's in the UK has garnered some negative publicity.
Here are my thoughts on this unfortunate event, I would love to hear yours !
Several problems exist within this event re: Ainsworth's
violation of "truth in labelling" (this would've been similar to recent incident in US of Zicam being ordered off the stores' shelves by FDA)
most if not all homeopaths and most other healers share an ethic, which is also statutory (legally mandated) regarding disclosure of treatment (as in: what are the ingredients in the medicine.)
negatively IMPACTFUL to homeopathy (the art & science of homeopathy, per Hahnemann, Boenninghausen, Hering, and literary successors)
see APHORISM 273 (6th ed., Organon)
"In no case of cure is it necessary to employ more than a SINGLE SIMPLE medicinal substance at one time with a patient. FOR THIS REASON ALONE, it is INADMISSIBLE TO DO SO. It is inconceivable that there could be the slightest doubt about whether it is more in accordance with nature and more reasonable to prescribe only a SINGLE SIMPLE, well know medicinal substance at one time in a disease or a mixture of several different ones. In homoeopathy-the only true and simple, the only natural medical art-it is absolutely prohibited to administer to the patient, AT ONE TIME, two different medicinal substances." - Samuel Hahnemann
when / if practices DIRECTLY ANTITHETICAL to the FUNDAMENTAL writing of the FOUNDER of homeopathy ..
are INACCURATELY and (in my humble opinion) irresponsibly and in effect deceptively ...
MARKETED (whether as "combination" patent remedies, or written literature)
"AS IF" these definitively NOT HOMEOPATHY practices/remedies "were" homeopathy...
This is a very GRAVE DISSERVICE to homeopathy.
People have various opinions on this topic.
My viewpoint is that pretty much ANY OTHER "opinion" is of value only to the holder of that particular opinion.
The Organon is the source of homeopathy.
Homeopathic doctors with 20, 30, 40yrs of practice are adamant that the Organon contains the principles of homeopathic cure and practice... clearly THIS IS THE CASE !
THEREFORE: it is UNCONSCIONABLE for "homeopaths" to be "in support" of marketing practice, literature, or other effective "attack" on the fundamentals of homeopathy.
WE DO NOT need "solidarity" with every fringe thing calling itself homeopathy.
This is the "worm eating from within."
WE DO NEED to strongly uphold clear, logical, empirically consistent homeopathy (meaning: homeopathy as expressed from Day One by Hahnemann, then as re-expressed in hundreds of different voices completely CONSISTENT with Hahnemann..)
A tree cut off from it's roots cannot survive, let alone thrive !