by Hildegard von Bingen (non-de-plume)
What Exactly is this Nontoxic Approach for Disease Prevention?
Homeoprophylaxis— also known as Homeopathic prophylaxis or even “HP”– is a nontoxic method of disease prevention in use since 1799. The term “homeo” means “like or similar”—note that it does not mean “same”, only similar.
“Prophylaxis” refers to the prevention of a disease. Homeopathy is an energetic form of medicine. It utilizes the energies found in plant, animal, and mineral sources to promote healing and wellness. In like manner, when homeopathy is used as a prophylactic, it utilizes an energetic form of the disease to promote immunity. It has been documented to do this with about 90% success. The body is exposed to an energetic form of the disease and is found to respond appropriately, “as if” it had been exposed to the disease itself. Thus, all the benefits of natural disease are derived without any of the risks.
Let’s define, as well, what a “vaccine” is. The idea of inserting a particle of a disease into the body to promote an immunological response has technically been done for about a thousand years (1), not always successfully. During Edward Jenner’s time, he noted how milkmaids, who were around cows all the time, did not seem to get the horrid smallpox. He noted that cows would get a similar disease, known as cowpox, and postulated that it was perhaps this exposure to cowpox that prevented smallpox in milkmaids. Thus began his fussing about with the pus of cowpox to provide immunity to smallpox in people. From this came the term, “vaccine”, from the Latin word, vacca, for cow. Mass vaccination for smallpox was later discontinued in the U.S. due to many cases of brain damage as a result of the vaccine, as well as the virtual disappearance of smallpox. (2)
Let’s look even a bit more deeply into all of this. ...