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15 August, 2008

Health News-11: "Letter from the Editor, Homeopathy 4 Everyone"

While surfing I stumbled upon this portal – Among other things, they also have free e-zine, ‘Homeopathy 4 Everyone’, which I refer to in my friends’ circle as ‘H4E’. I started and getting and reading this ezine from March 2008 and realized that it is one of the best and foremost homeopathy journals.

Last week, I received the following email from its editor. It was painful for me to read the mail. It would be so for any genuine homeopath or persons who have been really benefited by homeopathy. As a great lover of Wikipedia, it was even more painful for me. But then Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, anybody can submit articles on anything and they get continuously edited by other people. What I wonder is can’t some homeopath with authority edit and put forth facts in that Wikipedia article to set right the distortion?

The one good outcome of this is Dr Manish Bhatia, Editor, H4E, has come up with a good idea: If you are a believer and supporter of homeopathy, you can visit this site and register your views.

Already in several countries concerted efforts are on to systematically discredit and destroy alternative medical systems, especially homeopathy. I thought I would post it on to my blog so that all readers can read.

Here goes the mail:

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM, wrote:

Dear ……,

Do you know how Wikipedia, the world's most used encyclopedia defines 'Homeopathy'? Read this:

"Claims to the efficacy of homeopathic treatment beyond the placebo effect are unsupported by the collective weight of scientific and clinical evidence,[7][8][9][10] although advocates of homeopathy point to studies of the effects of compounds diluted almost out of existence.[11][12] Common homeopathic preparations are diluted beyond the point where there is any likelihood that molecules from the original solution are present in the final product; the claim that these treatments still have any pharmacological effect is thus scientifically implausible[13][14] and violates fundamental principles of science,[15] including the law of mass action.[15] Critics also object that the number of high-quality studies that support homeopathy is small, the conclusions are not definitive, and duplication of the results, a key test of scientific validity, has proven problematic at best.[16] The lack of convincing scientific evidence supporting its efficacy[17] and its use of remedies without active ingredients have caused homeopathy to be regarded as pseudoscience;[18] quackery;[19][20][21] or, in the words of a 1998 medical review, "placebo therapy at best and quackery at worst."[22]

Do you know that nearly all Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) articles on Wikipedia, including the one that you practice, are heavily biased against CAM therapies? Everything that does not fall into the realm of modern medicine has been labeled as pseudo-scientific or unscientific at Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is among the top 10 websites globally. Through it millions of people who use internet to search for alternative medicine are being systematically exposed to anti-CAM data. At the time when the world is rushing towards alternative medicine, the effort to sabotage the alternative medicine cannot be ignored.

To counter this misinformation, we need a place where the CAM community can build its own knowledge base without the undue interference of skeptics. We need a place where the CAM practitioners themselves write articles and create a true picture of its history, development, efficacy and positive research.

To ensure that the alternative medicine is not discredited or disputed unfairly and to create a true encyclopedia for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM),, world's leading homeopathy portal, is announcing a parallel wiki project at

We invite you to register at wiki4cam and help us build true information about the CAM modality that you practice.

If you are a School/College of any CAM therapy or if you are a CAM practitioner and if you are concerned about the anti-CAM propaganda, take up the responsibility for creating articles about your CAM therapy at Wiki4CAM. Do not think that someone else will do it. It is YOUR responsibility to actively participate in building a true information base about the CAM modality that your practice and teach!

Please visit now and find out why the CAM community needs to come together and take charge of its own content.

We request you to forward this information about to all you alternative medicine friends practicing Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, TCM, Herbalism, EFT or any other CAM modality. Wiki4CAM is meant for the whole CAM community.

Thank you,
Dr. Manish Bhatia

1 comment:

Dr Prabhat Tandon said...

It's time to form a similiar team of vigilant homeopaths to check the goondas elements out of wikipedia.