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Vaccination - An Alternative Viewpoint

When exposed to an infectious disease, the body produces antibodies and other activated white blood cells to fight the infection. After recovery, an immunological memory has been developed that will provide resistance to this disease in the future.

In essence, this is the process vaccination imitates. People are exposed to small doses of infectious agents (attenuated or dead infectious organisms, micro-organism toxins or components).

According to current medical lore, vaccination is mostly harmless, the few who become living vegetables as a result being considered an acceptable risk. It is believed that vaccination eliminates illness, and will stave off any future deadly epidemics. The search for a vaccine that will eradicate all human disease has become a highly-funded holy grail. Vaccination has become an indisputable sacred cow, ever larger vaccine coctails being injected into ever younger infants.

On examining the historical statistical basis for vaccination, one quickly sees many discrepancies. Curiously enough, when vaccines were introduced most of the dreaded diseases (whooping cough, measles, polio, tetanus, and diphtheria), were already well on their way out, probably owing to improved conditions of hygiene and nutrition. Vaccination was subsequently given the credit.

It should be noted that the sacred stamp of approval of double-blind testing seems conspicuously absent when it comes to vaccines. It should also be noted that the French who fought side by side with their allies in the Gulf War have not been afflicted with the dreaded Gulf War Syndrome. They were not given any vaccine coctail containing all of Iraq's chemical and biological arsenal, as were British and American soldiers prior to being sent to Kuwait.

Many people are becoming concerned about the possible long-term effects of vaccinations, especially as regards their children. Do they really need vaccination for childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella? Will this open the door to even more ominous afflictions?

In the past we saw acute illnesses from which children recovered fairly rapidly, seldom leaving any lasting damage. Today we see few childhood illnesses, but an alarming increase of children who have middle ear infection with subsequent risk of reduced hearing and impeded language skill development; we see peevish, restless sleepers with chronic runny noses; we see many allergies: eczema, hay fever, asthma, chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. And, worse, we see a great increase in the number of children who are hyperactive, have behavioural disorders and mental disturbances. Causes may vary, but some believe there is a direct connection.

Is it possible that we are eliminating acute illnesses, but thereby paying the price of an increased incidence of chronic illness, together with a lowered level of general health being passed on to succeeding generations ?

Some facts about the contents of vaccines might be in order. They are grown on substrates, most of which derive from animal tissue such as rabbit brain, dog or monkey kidney, chicken or duck egg, cells from aborted foetuses, calf serum, and pig or horse blood. Such tissues contain proteins that may cause allergic reactions when injected directly into the blood. Animal genetic material may thus be introduced via living vaccine viruses and implanted into the human genetic system.

Vaccine viruses and bacteria also contain genetic information (RNA, DNA) that may be spread and taken in by the cells of an organism. Such viruses may remain dormant in cells for many years before becoming activated, then causing autoimmune illnesses such as allergies, rheumatism and sclerosis.

Vaccines contain additives including formaldehyde (a known allergen and carcinogen), mercury, aluminium phosphate, acetone and glycerine. These are present in minute quantities, of course, but are quite poisonous and, after all, directly introduced into tissue.

Most homeopaths consider routine vaccination harmful. Many do not offer preventive homeopathic treatment as an alternative, believing it better to treat only when an illness appears. Others will prescribe preventive homeopathic remedies, especially in epidemics and for travellers who venture into areas with a high risk of disease. In Australia a ten-year homeopathic immunization program was recently carried out in which 500 families participated. The results reported were good.

During its more than 200 year history, homeopathy has proven highly effective in epidemics, both as regards cure and prevention, with well-documented success rates in, among others, scarlet fever, polio, cholera and influenza epidemics, and can offer a viable alternative to vaccination.

It would be wise to become informed on this issue. Much literature already exists, a bibliography of which may be found by clicking below.