Homoeoprophylyaxis has been part of mainstream homeopathy since 1798, but its use remains controversial. Its history and evidentiary base is frequently misunderstood. This book aims to provide homeopaths, as well as practitioners of any modality and students with a complete grounding in the topic. It contains comprehensive instructions on how to implement both short-term and long-term HP programs, a thorough presentation of the evidentiary base of HP as well as an in-depth discussion of its philosophical underpinnings. This is the most comprehensive resource currently available on the challenging topic of homeopathic immunisations.
This book explores history, theory, philosophy, opinion and research. There is immense value in Isaac sharing his experience. But in addition, he has spent decades now collating and drilling down into the data. His personal experience and insights are set against the research publications and academic work he has engaged in. It is important to have such clear statements about what HP is and isnt. From the opening paragraph the language used is careful and accurate. The debate is also placed in its historical context. I value that the time has been taken to explore the historical roots and application of HP. I find it intriguing to learn that the debate goes to the origins, to understand that HP was first employed in 1798 and vaccination in 1796.
Ultimately this is an important book for more than just practitioners, but proponents of and opponents of homeopathy. The debate about vaccination is so emotionally laden. Those who are pro accuse those who are anti of killing babies by leaving them unprotected. Those who are anti accuse those who are pro of ruining the chronic health of entire populations. No one who passionately cares about health (and both sides of the debate do) wants to hear this. The only way forward is through dialogue, research and unemotional observation of the evidence. This work takes us firmly in that direction.
Isaac explains the theoretical and conceptual framework of the homoprophylactic approach. He provides the historical context. He discusses the observable data. The conclusion is clear based upon this body of work, more research into the long-term effects of conventional vaccines and the effectiveness of potential homeopathic alternatives is essential.
About the Author
Dr Isaac Golden has been in clinical practice since 1984. He soon saw a need to develop and research the effectiveness and safety of a long-term homoprophylaxis (HP) program. His data collection from 1986 to 2004 led to him being awarded the first PhD in a homeopathic research topic from a mainstream Australian university. The book represents the gathering of nearly 30 years practical experience in both using and researching HP. Isaac was the first person to be awarded a PhD from a mainstream Australian University in a homeopathic topic. The is the author of 10 other books on homeopathy, and numerous articles. He founded his own College in 1990 - The Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy, and has lectured internationally for many years on homeopathic immunisation.