The Homeopathic Revolution
Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
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What do Mark Twain, David Beckham, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mother Teresa have in common? All have been enthusiastic fans of homeopathy, the alternative medical tradition that treats “like with like.” Homeopathy has an incredible history of support by many of the most respected people of the past 200 years, and modern science is finally catching up. In The Homeopathic Revolution, Dana Ullman blends vivid personal stories and quotes from these and other luminaries from a variety of eras and fields with a new definition of homeopathy as “nanopharmacology”–one that will help people, including skeptics, start to understand its value. After explaining why conventional medicine is inadequately scientific, why homeopathy makes sense and works, and why it is so threatening to conventional medicine and drug companies, Ullman lets legends like Coretta Scott King, Cindy Crawford, Bill Clinton, Vincent Van Gogh, and other practitioners weigh in on the subject. By writing about homeopathy’s heroes and telling their stories, Ullman is able to reference and describe important scientific studies in user-friendly language that verifies the value of this widely used but still misunderstood tradition.
Dana Ullman received his master’s in public health from UC Berkeley. He coauthored (with Stephen Cummings) Everbody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines, one of the most popular guidebooks to using homeopathic medicines. Ullman is the founder and president of the Foundation for Homeopathic Education and Research, is an elected board member of the National Center for Homeopathy, and directs Homeopathic Educational Services, a primary distributor of homeopathic books, tapes, and medicine kits in the United States.
He was the health book reviewer to the Utne Reader, and currently serves on the advisory board of the Natural Health, Let's Live, Body and Soul, and remedies. Ullman received a doctoral degree in homeopathy (DHM) from the British Institute of Homeopathy and is the author of eight books.
Foreword author Dr. Peter Fisher is physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“Homeopathy is perhaps the most misunderstood area of medicine, evoking passions pro and con. In The Homeopathic Revolution, Dana Ullman, one of the world's foremost authorities, illuminates this field for laypersons and professionals alike. Like a medical detective, Ullman probes the corners of history and science in a delightful, fascinating romp."
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
“Dana Ullman has done us a major service in showing that many of the smartest and most successful people in recent history have publicly expressed appreciation for the benefits they have received from homeopathy."
—John Robbins, author of Diet For a New America and Healthy at 100
“Several Harvard-affiliated physicians have told me in private conversation that homeopathy has helped their family members or friends, but they would not want to say so publicly due to fear of ridicule. Hopefully, this book will help open-minded doctors and scientists to realize they are not alone and to have the courage to call for more research on this most interesting and paradoxical form of treatment.”
—David Anick, PhD, MD, research associate at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“Dana Ullman takes the reader from the origins of homeopathy as a nineteenth-century system of medicine into a twenty-first-century science. In this fascinating ride through medical history, he shows us that many of the world's most famous and respected people of the past 200 years have advocated for and appreciated this other approach to medicine. I am personally amazed that so many of my cultural heroes have benefited from this misunderstood science and healing art. Homeopathy deserves a definitive place in health care today.”
—Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, endocrinologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center; adjunct faculty in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University; and author of The Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine
“Drawing upon the extensive use of homeopathy by historical figures, founders of modern medicine, and current celebrities, The Homeopathic Revolution documents the long-standing efficacy of homeopathy. Given the research breakthroughs in the biological and clinical effects of nanopharmacology, it is a certainty that homeopathy has an evolving scientific foundation in the integrative medicine of the future.”
—Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, and author of The Best Alternative Medicine: What Works? What Does Not?