‘Hepatitis C virus can control liver cancer’ claims Mumbai based homeopath
Acity homeopath has published a study in an international medical journal on the anti-cancer effect of a new homeopathic medicine prepared from Hepatitis Cvirus in a laboratory model.
There is, at present, scepticism over the efficacy of homeopathy , with many international journals having called it a “placebo” effect.
“But the study published in Elsevier’s Journal of Integrative Medicine shows that our Hepatitis C virus-based medicine successfully destroyed live cancer cells wit hin a lab setting,” said homeopath Rajesh Shah.
The director general of Central Council for Research in Homeopathy in AYUSH , Dr R K Manchanda, said the research underscored the principle of homeopathy . “Hepatitis C is known to cause liver cancer . Here, a diluted version of a medicine drawn from the Hepatitis C virus has helped control cancer cells,” he said. The new medicine is essentially a nosode, or a branch of homeopathy that deals with medicines made from live organisms.
“Homeopathy works on the principle of ‘like cures like’, which means that any substance having a capacity to produce certain disease, can be used to treat the same or similar disease, if the same substance is consumed in ultra-dilute dose,” said Dr Shah.
The article’s main authors are a team of molecular biologists, led by Dr A R Khuda-Bukhsh from the University of Kalyani in West Bengal. The AYUSH chief said the new medicine is far from a cure for liver cancer.
“We in homeopathy say medicines can help treat a disease. It may help patients if taken along with other medications, but there is a still a whole lot of research to be done,” said Manchanda, adding that the paper should be viewed as proof that homeopathy works.
Aleading oncologist said the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, especially in oncology , has not yet been proven.