Premiere von "just von drop" 06.04.17 in London
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FIRST VOICE FOR THE PREMIERING IN LONDON
Just One Drop – An innovative film about the healing powers of homeopathy
I had the honour of attending the Premier of Just One Drop, directed by Laurel Chitern, who had flown in from America to attend, present and discuss this cutting edge film. The ‘VIP’ audience had Royal, political and medical representation, the latter including homeopaths, teachers and medical doctors. The venue was a cinema in Soho, London, which hosts many innovative, pioneering films. Just one Drop did not disappoint. It is ground breaking in its content. Several homeopathic success stories are featured, including the poignant tale of a family dealing with a child with autism. Having no luck with conventional medicine, they turn to homeopathy and see a steady, significant, very moving improvement. Another case documents the journey of a man with MRSA and his totally inspiring healing journey.
Homeopathy will always be controversial due to the fact its roots are embedded in a fundamentally different paradigm which is complex, and requires intense study in order understand its philosophy, practice and mechanism of action. Many people will continue to be sceptical in their approach and will go to any lengths (including deceit and fraudulent behaviour) to deny its credibility. The intention of the film is ‘to pave the way for integration between conventional medicine and homeopathy.’ In my opinion, ‘Just One Drop’ should be shown widely in every community, to educate those who are not familiar with the depth of the healing possible. It is positively inspirational and deserves great acclaim and worldwide recognition.
Should you wish to see the film and host a screening, please follow the link here : http://www.justonedropfilm.com/host-a-screening/
I will be writing a more detailed review in a blog for www.findahomeopath.org
within the next few days if you would like to read more.
Gill Graham - 07.04.2017
Meanwhile, Gill has written more 09.04.17 - about the screening....
PROHOM thank our colleague, GILL GRAHAM for sending us their first impressions.
If you would like to know more about Gill, please read the interview with her.
"New investigation and complaint against top Government agency
A NEW documentary has brought Australia's scientific research community under international scrutiny with a premiere in London overnight. (April 6, 2017)
The film, Just One Drop, reveals Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is accused of bias and misleading the public over a damning report into the effectiveness of homeopathy in 2015.
The film shows never before seen evidence and examines the findings of a rigorous two year Australia/UK investigation which reveals the NHMRC used "unprecedented" scientific methods and had multiple conflicts of interest. A formal complaint against the NHMRC is now before the Australian Ombudsman detailing procedural and research flaws, conflicts of interest, and reporting inaccuracies.
In an Executive Summary of the complaint it concludes the NHMRC's findings are "inaccurate, highly misleading to the public and unjustly damaging to the credibility of the homeopathy sector". One of Australia's top health lawyers, Dr Teresa Nicoletti of law firm Mills Oakley provided independent written advice raising concerns about the NHMRC's apparent bias, conflicts and flawed procedure surrounding the review.
Gerry Dendrinos of the Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA) was involved in the investigation along with the UK's Homeopathy Research Institute and features in the film. Mr Dendrinos said Freedom of Information documents show NHMRC's own expert advisers disagreed with the "overly definitive findings" of the Review.
The highly respected Australasian Cochrane Centre advised that the NHMRC's finding of "'no reliable evidence' does not seem an accurate reflection of the body of evidence".
The Ombudsman Complaint reveals:
NHMRC did the review twice - the first review was never made public
NHMRC misled the public
Mr Dendrinos says: "Our investigation shows NHMRC 'invented' unprecedented and arbitrary rules that dismissed 171 of the 176 studies leaving 5 that were considered 'reliable'. Of the
five, one was positive for homeopathy but the NHMRC still refused to accept its findings."
University of Washington Professor, Doctor Jennifer Jacobs, also interviewed in Just One Drop:
"I've never read anywhere that there must be at least 150 subjects in a study for it to be considered valid so it is just an artificial delineation they seem to have made".
The NHMRC regularly funds and collaborates on trials with fewer than 150 subjects.
Conflicts of Interest
HRI RESEARCH MADE A POST THIS WEEK
6 April 2017
"Based on extensive research, the powerful new film – “Just One Drop” – premiering at the Curzon Soho, London (April 6, 7pm) – features HRI’s collaboration with the Australian Homoeopathic Association in preparing their complaint to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The complaint provides evidence that the NHMRC misled the public and scientific community in their 2015 report which made headlines around the world."
"Over the last 18 months, HRI has worked closely with the Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA) to conduct a thorough investigation into NHMRC’s failings during its 2010-2015 review of the evidence on homeopathy. This investigation culminated in a complaint being brought to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The Executive Summary from this complaint is now available online.
Rachel Roberts, Chief Executive, HRI says “NHMRC’s review is just bad science. Decision-makers and the scientific community rely on these kinds of
reports and need to trust their accuracy. This is not about anyone’s personal opinion as to whether homeopathy works or not. It is about the importance of evidence being reported objectively,
whatever it says, and the NHMRC did not do that.” "For full details of HRI’s in-depth analysis click here."
SCREENING IMPRESSIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Dr. Rajesh Shah send ua thw following massage:
Attended screening of Just One Drop, in Mumbai a film on #Homeopathy produced by Laurel @BlindDogFilms. Great film worth a watch by all.
Dagmar send the following massage to PROHOM : "Around 300 people came to the screening. They created a very positive atmosphere with a lively debate after the screening. Very persuasive speech came from a lady in the audience urging people to spread the word about the film and about homeopathy. Media either did not respond to our invitation or were not interested in such an event (their words)."
Just One Drop Screening - 10.04.2017
Thanks to Dr. Paris Rose, for the pictures from London & he comment:
"It was brilliant day at screening of the film by British Homeopathic Association The film was made wonderfully informative for those who don't know anything about
homeopathy . I hope public get the opportunity to watch it widley. But I think still lots of questions remains unanswered on scientific level. There are number of homeopaths and
researchers who are working on it. But if there was funds available this researches could go wider and quicker."
Dr Paris Rose (http://www.rosehomeopathy.co.uk/)
By JURRIAAN KAMP - MAY 01, 2017
Just one drop: An introduction to homeopathy
" This medicine is regularly used by some 200 million in the world. Eight percent of Italians use it, ten percent of the Brits and even 15 percent of Germans. India has 300,000 doctors exclusively trained in this tradition. Yet, if you search for this medicine—homeopathy—online, Wikipedia tells you that it is “ineffective” and “not a plausible system of treatment”. “Are they all mad?” asks a British researcher in a new documentary film, referring to the millions of homeopathy users around the world. That’s the question Just one drop by American filmmaker Laurel Chiten aims to answer. “This is a film for people who don’t know what homeopathy is,” she told me over Skype from her home in New York City.
Controversy has been surrounding homeopathy for decades. In 2005, the respected British medical journal, The Lancet, proclaimed “The End of Homeopathy.” However, many health insurance companies particularly in Europe keep reimbursing patients for their homeopathic treatments.
Just one drop is an eight-year effort that features on the one hand leading homeopathic doctors and researchers as well as some of the fierce critics of this form of alternative medicine. The documentary succeeds surprisingly well in striking a balance between these opposing perspectives.
Yet, after watching the one-hour film, you understand that Laurel Chiten says that she made the film in response to “all the negative press that’s out there.” A key story in the film is about a child suffering from autism; Chiten interviews the parents and reviewed 10 hours of home video footage—some of which is used in the documentary. The viewer sees a child gradually “disappearing” into autism and, then, ever so slowly but surely, coming back after beginning to follow a homeopathic treatment. It is a powerful anecdote as the placebo effect is out of the question with a young toddler who does not communicate with its environment anymore.
Another convincing example in the documentary is about a man suffering from a dangerous MRSA—bacteria that’s become resistant to most of the existing antibiotics—infection. After trying mainstream medicine treatments in vain, the man finds his way back to health through homeopathy.
Laurel Chiten has been an award-winning independent filmmaker for over twenty-five years. She made other films about health-related topics—Twisted about people with the neurological disorder dystonia and Twitch and Shout about people living with Tourette Syndrome—both films were broadcasted by PBS. Chiten also produced and directed Touched a film about people who think they have been abducted by aliens and the Harvard psychiatrist who believed them.
In Just one drop Chiten tells the story of homeopathy as a 200-year-old therapeutic system invented by German physician Samuel Hahnemann that aims to stimulate the body to heal itself. Homeopathy is based on the premise of “like cures like” or the law of similars, which posits that a substance that causes symptoms in large doses can cure the same symptoms in small doses. In that way, the treatment resembles vaccination.
Homeopaths use infinitesimally diluted doses of substances derived from plants, animals and minerals to trigger the body’s natural defense mechanisms. To treat a cold accompanied by a runny nose and watery eyes, for example, a homeopath might prescribe a preparation of allium cepa: in other words, onion. The “infinite dilution” is the concept that has brought homeopathy on a collision course with mainstream medicine: How can a medicine work if, in lab tests, not a single molecule of the original substance can be found in the prescribed fluid or pill?
At the same time, as a doctor in the film argues, science often cannot explain why certain pharmaceutical medicines work. But they do and that’s why they are being prescribed. In the same way, thousands of homeopaths around the world successfully treat their patients without being able to explain why their treatments work. And, it’s indeed hard to argue that tens of millions of people are simply “mad” because they keep using homeopathic medicine…"