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A Business of Palliation and/or Suppression

We in general always feel, that the homeopath or the person in charge of a particular method being used on us, for any of our ailments, does it with the positive intent of healing! Of course, we all take care to choose the right method, the right homeopath, and take the person to be good and trustworthy, having a positive intent of healing.

Is it however always so?

This question gains much more importance in difficult cases, like that of autism. Rather even in general cases, we can very well see, how mostly what is running around us, is a business of palliation and suppression, whether by a homeopath, or by any of the pathies. Why won’t it be to its utmost height in difficult cases, then be those any?


Let us discuss a method, and try to see where would it fall, a method that was brought to my notice, Respen-A. It’s related to autism, though it gives a very good insight into the kind of things going in homeopathy, for difficult cases.

The method involves the use of one same or fixed medicine, an alkaloid of Rauwolfia Serpentina, given to all kids, in 4x and 12C potency, applied topically. “Reserpine” or “Reserpinum”, the name of that medicine, which is simply applied topically for the exchange of huge sum of money. The medicine Reserpinum otherwise available in pharmacies at a very nominal cost (like here and here), and the needed dosage, if the medicine really needed, can be varied!

All the kids would be given the same medicine, an alkaloid of Rauwolfia Serpentina, having properties close to that of Rauwolfia Serpentina, though in a little different way. So, using it in low potency, as a palliative, or like an allopathic drug, to lower the agitated states.

Many use the plant, Rauwolfia Serpentina itself, in the crude form in India, as a palliative, for high blood pressure. It’s sold in market, by its nick name. The same thus intended upon with the usage of Reserpinum, for the kids having autism.

Search in google, which plant it is, Rauwolfia Serpentina, and also search by the keywords “Rauwolfia Serpentina Homeopathy”. You’ll see where it can be used, in the links coming up.

Search in the pdf of Respen-A (by find feature), describing what it is, and the word Rauwolfia appears twice.

I feel, the word is very carefully and cleverly used just twice, in the way that it doesn’t get noticed. Even the full name is not mentioned, with Serpentina, which can make one search more, and know on it. Neither what Reserpinum is, appears clearly, as an alkaloid of Rauwolfia Serpentina, to know what it really is. The ones who aren’t aware of homeopathy, especially parents, thus won’t get to know on it!

One or two odd cases from hundreds, seeing a good amount of recovery, would always show up, like it also happens with CD, Chelation, and other methods. Especially, the kids having speech already, and showing mostly agitated states, might see more benefits, that too of course not in all, and if the improvements happen in one. If it doesn’t turn the kid into a close to recovered case, it may diminish some behaviour issues.

Would that really be good, or a palliation cum suppression?

The symptoms which can help a good homeopath, to find the right medicines, thus would be subsided, that too if they happen to be so. One or two cases showing close to good recovery, and the rest big number being put on palliation cum suppression, that too knowingly, which may or may not show any good “results”.

Homeopathy, as many would know, is right when right medicines are found as per an individual, what he or she really needs. And not a “protocol”, to give Reserpinum to all, in the name of autism, just a bit differently. Not to mention the huge exchange of money.

When the business of palliations and suppressions is mostly around, even in smaller ailments, and proper curative cases really being very less, how less they would be in difficult issues, autism, asperger’s, and other such problems, with a vast chunk trying to work with palliation and suppression!It must be thought on quite deeply.


For autism again, isn’t Cease another way of palliation cum suppression, that too if it happens by some amount in a case? A “protocol” in which vaccine clears are done, isopathically, by potentized vaccines. And of course many other homeopaths, giving just palliative and suppressive medicines, very much knowingly, and rather even unknowingly.
Apart from the selection of general palliative medicines, which is done regularly, the other widespread way for it is in the name of Vaccine clears, Miasm clears, Sequential Timeline, Detox, Drainage, and many other allied or more names and pleas. Not to mention the adverse reactions, as normal palliations cum suppressions aren’t seen in all.

When palliations and suppressions seen, then Atec scores, percentage of improvements, improvements in some areas, etc, certainly are there to be cited as “success results”!

And these then can be cited to appear as great success results in many ways, in testimonials, videos, blog write-ups, articles, newsletters, etc, than present the real or exact story. Parents too very easily get lured in them, as the right ways to catch attention are very effectively used. Neither the parents understand homeopathy really, and thus can’t make out the difference between good and bad, or right or wrong. In addition people also in general prefer quick palliations and suppressions, as those are fast results, be it by some percentage in most of them.

A case is cured or recovered when the kid is at par with normal kids, not when a homeopath declares it this much percentage cured or better! A palliation achieved, atec scores somewhat better, and the case done with, practically in the mind of the homeopath, as certainly it won’t go towards cure. Even if one feels it’s at least better than the original state, giving a possible hope in mind, it of course isn’t cure..

The situation may seem grim, and even an acknowledgement and acceptance of it might bring a bad taste in mouth. Though, considering all these tough situations and states, a very vigilant as well as actively involved mind is certainly needed. We can draw a very important lesson, and understanding, even from our school times, which though we don’t try to apply as much needed, and neither in all spheres, as we grow up. The homeopaths too, in the making, go through the same states, which any other individual might go through, while in school, college, etc. Not all would study properly, or care to understand homeopathy properly, and mostly all would study just before exams! Then comes the tough world, after getting the degree, where a good clinic, a respectful practice, and all the social aspects and pressures come.

How many would come bright through all this, in real terms? Means, how many would really be curing the cases? How many would be good in good palliations and suppressions? How many would give bad reactions, which get noticed more in such difficult cases? And not to miss, how many would have a mindset of a thief or a criminal, unfortunately, the other part in our society!

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