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Can online homeopathy be trusted? Hypothyroidism Patient Seeking Help

Hi, I have been diagnosed hypothyroidism 6 years ago in 2005, and started taking natural thyroid hormones since 2008, March.

Recently, I realized that websites (such as this one) seem to advise that hypothyroidism is curable by homeopathy. I am keen to start getting homeopath treatment, but I am currently in China and won't be able to find any practitioners in UK until March, 2012.

I recently came across a website (drbatras dot com dot uk). It claims that it would be able provide homeopath treatment online through emails. Would this be reliable?

If not reliable, does it mean that I should wait for a few months until I get back to UK to find a practitioner? But I have been advised before that sooner I start homeopath, sooner I will be have a chance to be cured completely. What are people's thoughts on this? I would appreciate any advise and comments. Many thanks!
Christine
[message edited by ChristineYau on Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:45:06 GMT]
 
  ChristineYau on 2011-11-12
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kadwa 8 years ago
Thanks Kadwa for your reply. I was searching online today to search for the answer to this question again. And I recently found a website that gave me a good understanding about the various considerations about this the issue of online homeopathy treatment.

Below is the long quote that I find from Hpahty dot com:

poll Results:
Do you think homeopathic online consultation or e-consultation, where homeopath and the patient do not meet in person, is ethical and permissible?

Yes (60.5 %) 402 votes
No (30.1 %) 200 votes
Can’t say (9.3 %) 62 votes
Total votes #: 664

The majority of the “yes” responses came with a qualifier, reflected succinctly in this comment from Nikstar, posted on March 15, 2006:
Yes it is ethical, though not ideal. Better online homeopathy than none at all.


Though online consultations can be done in such a way which allows a limited amount of observation (high-speed connection video interaction, for example), there are still concerns which most homeopaths who responded to the poll find too great to overlook. Though video interactions can be obtained these days, how many people actually have access to high speed internet connections and expensive video and computer components, and how many of those can be assured of reliable access and connections? If online consultations are to be available to those with limited financial means, how are they expected to have these necessary and expensive items handy? Simple written communication, online, is far too prone to failure—there is no way to gauge appearance, cadence/peculiarities of speech, odour, physical examination of particular and general symptoms, habits, gestures, etc. As well, both patients and practitioners can be open to risk—practitioners can be open to abuse, and patients can also be vulnerable to practitioners who practice out of the jurisdiction of any particular national law, or code of ethics assigned to professional practice (since, technically, their consultation business takes place in cyberspace, outside of any one country’s stipulated legalities).
I very much appreciate Sandra Russo’s insistence that patients be required to make a commitment to homeopathic treatment, doing whatever is required in terms of their own efforts to ensure that homeopathy can be effective: very often when Homeopaths are the only ones going out of their way to treat patients, they lose so much of the power they need over the process, and any kind of treatment fails under such circumstances. It’s easy to see how Homeopathy itself would be seen as “the failure”, and easy to see how its reputation as a medical system could suffer, on an international scale, when we simply don’t insist on commitment from our patients.
There is no doubt, however, that the kind of worldwide access we’re talking about in these types of consultations would further much more widespread acceptance of Homeopathy, or at least provide a means for so many more people to become familiar with it. Perhaps the real question here is “How can we make on-line interactions focusing on Homeopathy safe, accessible, affordable, and ethical for as many people as possible, now that we know the Internet can be such a valuable tool for Homeopathy?” Maybe we need to focus on the internet as an education tool instead of a consultation format—or, perhaps we might be able to find a way to make its use in consultation effective enough to overcome the sizable limitations. Now that we’re clear on what the limitations are, we can use our gifts as innovators to try and remove them, so that the potential we all see for growth can be achieved.
 
ChristineYau 8 years ago

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