Homeopathic “Immune Boosters”- Homeopaths Need to Learn Basics of Biochemistry of IMMUNITY

To understand the ridiculous foolishness involved in the claims regarding distribution of homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album 30 as  IMMUNE BOOSTERS against covid 19, we should first of all learn what is IMMUNITY. Most disappointing thing is that most of our homeopaths are not bothered about such a learning.

In a scientifically conscious and watchful community, we cannot talk about IMMUNE BOOSTING using homeopathic medicines without explaining the biological mechanism by which such a phenomenon works. We have to be ready to face obvious hard questions.

From the ongoing discussions below, you will understand that you cannot produce IMMUNITY against particular disease without inducucing production of ANTIBODIES against the specific pathogens. It is a matter of basic scientific knowledge that production of antibodies will happen only if we introduce into the body some  protein molecules that are ALIEN to the genetic blueprint of the organism. Everybody knows ASENICUM ALBUM 30 does not contain any such molecules having antigenic properties, and as such, claiming to boost immunity using that preparation is totally baseless.

What we call IMMUNITY is actually a complex biological system functioning  in living organisms, endowed with the capacity to recognize and tolerate whatever belongs to the SELF, and to recognize and reject
what is non-self or ALIEN to its genetic blueprint.

IMMUNITY is the capability of multicellular organisms to resist harmful microorganisms invading our body. Immunity involves both specific and nonspecific components. The NONSPECIFIC components act as barriers or eliminators of a wide range of pathogens irrespective of their antigenic make-up. SPECIFIC components of the immune system adapt themselves to each new disease encountered and can generate pathogen-specific immunity.

The immune system has two components: innate and adaptive immunity. The innate immunity is present in all animals, while the adaptive immunity occurs only in vertebrates.

The innate system involves the biological mechanism for recognition of certain ALIEN molecules and stimulating of two types of innate immune responses against them, such as inflammatory responses and phagocytosis.

The adaptive immune system, on the other hand, is composed of more advanced lymphatic cells that are programmed to distinguish between specific “non-self” or alien substances in the presence of “self”. The reaction to foreign substances is etymologically described as inflammation, meaning to set on fire.

Actually, IMMUNITY is the ‘non-reaction’ or ‘exemption’ towards “self” substances.

These innate and adaptive components of the immune system create a dynamic biological environment where “health” can be seen as a physical state where the self is immunologically spared, and what is foreign is inflammatorily and immunologically eliminated.

A state of “disease” can arise when our immune system fails to eliminate ‘alien’ substances, or spare what is ‘self’.

Innate immunity, also known as native immunity, is a semi-specific form of immunity, considered as the first line of defense against pathogens, representing a critical systemic response to prevent infection and maintain homeostasis, and contributing to the activation of an adaptive immune response.

Innate immune system does not adapt to specific external stimulus or a prior infection, but relies on genetically encoded recognition of particular molecular patterns.

Adaptive immunity is also known as acquired immunity. It is the active component of the host immune response, and is mediated by antigen-specific lymphocytes.

Unlike the innate immunity, the acquired immunity is highly specific to a particular pathogen, including the development of immunological memory. Similar the innate system, the acquired system includes both humoral immunity components and cell-mediated immunity components.

Adaptive immunity can be acquired either ‘naturally’ by infection, or ‘artificially’ through deliberate actions such as vaccination.  it is associated with molecular memory of the pathogen.

Adaptive immunity is classified as ‘active’ or ‘passive’.

Active immunity is acquired through the exposure to a pathogen, which triggers the production of antibodies by the immune system.

Passive immunity is acquired through the transfer of antibodies or activated T-cells derived from an immune host either artificially or through the placenta; it is short-lived, requiring booster doses for continued immunity.

Author: Chandran Nambiar K C

I started practicing homeopathy in 1970, when I was 20 years old and studying for final year of BSc (Zoology) course. My interest in homeopathy happened very accidentally, through a constant relationship with a local practitioner who happened to be father of my classmate. I was a regular visitor in his clinic, where from I started reading BOERICKE MATERIA MEDICA and other homeopathic books, which helped me to cure myself my troublesome asthma that have been haunting me since my childhood days. I became a voracious reader of homeopathy. I was also deeply involved in studying marxism and dialectical materialism during my college days, which attracted me to political activities. MARXISM and HOMEOPATHY became two essential parts of my intellectual and practical life, which still continues so. Even though I joined DHMS course in a karnataka homeopathic college, I could not continue it due to my intense involvement in revolutionary political activities that resulted in jail life and a lot of criminal cases. Once that phase was over, I took a diploma in veterinary science and became a livestock inspector in animal husbandry department under govt of kerala. I have been continuing my study and practice of homeopathy all through these years. Since CCH act came into force only in 1976, and it contained provisions allowing existing practitioners to continue, my homeopathic practice went smoothly in parallel with my government job. In 1987, co-operating with some local homeopaths and social activists, I started Kannur District Homeopathic Hospital Sociey, which established a chain of hospitals and homeopathic clinics in different parts of Kannur district. After a few years I had to leave the society for some political reasons, and I established a 100 bedded well equipped homeopathic hospital in Taliparamba, employing a number of prominent homeopaths. That was ended up as a financial disaster for me due to many reasons, including my lack of skills as a money manager, and I was compelled to close down my dream project with in a short period. I lost huge money I invested, lost my reputation, and it pulled me into a debt trap. I learned a lot of valuabl lessons from this failure- about life, human psychology, relationships, and above all, about myself. I realized failure is the greatest teacher, if you are prepared learn from it. I learned how will power and determination to win will help us come back into life as a phoenix from our own ashes. I learned, one does not fail unless he stops fighting and accepts failure. My failure and the hardships that followed has moulded my personality in such a way that I can now withstand any disaster and fight back. I tell you, you will not know what life really is, unless you miserably fail at least once in your life. By this time, I left my government job also, and settled as a full time homeopathic practitioner. By this practice, I could repair my earlier financial losses, and establish well in life. It was during this period that I felt the need of developing a simple and user-friendly homeopathic software, that resulted in the evolution of SIMILIMUM, which was later upgraded into SIMILIMUM ULTRA. Similimum Ultra was well accepted by the profession, and it collected good revenues which continues even today. I stopped my practice a few years back , and concentrated in the study and research activities to evolve scientifically viable explanations to the so-called riddles of homeopathy. This unrelenting study resulted in MIT or Molecular Imprints Therapeutics, which provides a scientific and rational explanation for homeopathy. I started a homeopathic discussion group on facebook called HOMEOPATHY FOR TOTAL CURE, which has more than 35000 homeopaths as members. By this work on facebook, I could establish close relationship with many homeopaths around the world. It goes on. I could successfully convert facebook as my office and work place, from where I propagate my MIT ideas, co-ordinate my works for homeopathic community, and sell my Similimum Ultra Software. My years of hardwork in search of HOW HOMEOPATHY WORKS ultimately resulted in the publication of a book titled REDEFINING HOMEOPATHY (3000 pages, 3 volumes, hard bound, Rs 6000), in which I have compiled my articles regarding my scientific explanations of basic principles of homeopathy. These ideas are called MIT or MOLECULAR IMPRINTS THERAPEUTICS. MIT is now included in the syllabus of MD (HOM) course of prestigious DY PATIL DEEMED UNIVERSITY, PUNE, INDIA. Research department of SARADA KRISHNA HOMEOPATHIC COLLEGE, Kulashekharam, Tamilnadu, India, the only NAC accredited homeopathy college in India, has recently taken up certain reserch projects for proving the scientific explanations proposed by MIT. Based on MIT perspective of homeopathy, I had developed an MIT PROTOCOL for scientific homeopathy, and initiated a project for establishing a chain of MIT NETWORK CLINICS all over India, where MIT PROTOCOL will be practiced. More over, I have developed a whole range of 351 MIT FORMULATIONS, which are disease-specific combinations of post-avogadro diluted homeopathy drugs. NOW I AM IN 71st YEAR OF MY LIFE, AND STILL LOOKING FOR NEW HORRIZONS!

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