Why I choose this path, to study and research about hair loss?
I was in my last years as a medical student in 1978, I graduated from Medical School in 1980, and my mother was beginning to feel Menopause effects and then started to loose hair, she had never lost any until this time and always had a beautiful long hair. I can tell you she was scared and I was also, because my grandmother (my mother’s mother) WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY BALD. My grandmother was a hair stylist, and I remember she always used bottle and bottles of hair tonics and had to use a hat, but otherwise she was very healthy, (the same as my mother).
We (me and my mother, Iracema Vargas Bedin) start doing all kind of testings, with plants, teas, etc. We were trying to find something that would work, since in the regular medical field we already knew that we did not have any good results.
Around the same time, I had an opportunity to work in the Advance Campus of the University of Santa Catarina, located in Santarem, Para.
That was a transforming experience, to work as a doctor, in the rain forest, with a very poor population. The Advance Campus of the University was a beautiful place close to the Tapajos river. The health office was at another neighborhood of the city.
The condition of the health office, was a shock. A lot of people came to the office, children, women, family with diseases we did not see with frequency in the south states of Brasil. The most frequent diseases were syphilis, malaria, worms, anemia, for such cases we had medication to give for free, but for many others symptoms and diagnoses we did not have any medication to give for free. Malnutrition also was endemic, and sometimes I would just recommend food as remedy, like you need to eat rice and beans, fruit and vegetables. How was i suppose to prescribe vitamins when they didn’t have money for food?
I start to look for alternatives ways to help the patients. I found herb markets and started to talking with people who knew about plants and herbs. In the campus there were other medical students that had the same problems, so I made a list of traditional herbs and indications. When I finished my stage in Santarem I came back with a suitcase of herbs, plants and notes.
I was very enthusiastic about my discoveries and I had a classmate who started learning Homeopathy, and I started to do a Course about Homeopathy in my last year, did some testing to be sure of the results and never stopped studying Homeopathy and being enthusiastic about it.
I did a Specialization in Homeopathy at University of Rio de Janeiro and at Hahnemaniano Institute of Brazil.
I open the first Homeopathy Clinic in Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil 1981
We, me and my mother Iracema Vargas Bedin, kept trying, different plants and herbs, everything that was in books of natural healing about hair loss.
AFTER SO MANY TESTS, WE FOUND SOMETHING THAT WORKS……!!!!!!!!!!!!
We tested with friends, men with hair loss, woman with hair loss, we had great results.
That was just the beginning. We had to find an explanation, Why does it works ? How does it works ? How to achieve better results ?
In 1986 at an International Homeopathic League Congress, in Lion France , we presented the results of our research about Homeopathy and Hair Loss . In the next year we wrote a book , in Portuguese, that explain in more details this research that was developed for 6 years from January 1979 to December 1984, with 776 individuals, who came to the office with complains about hair loss. 461 patients come regularly to the office for treatment and evaluation that were in the work we presented in Lion. All cases began with, clinical anamneses, homeopathy evaluation, physical exam of the scalp, pictures, and microscopy from the scalp. The resume from this research will be present in a blog space for that.
From that time of observation, clinical study, homeopathy and the research we developed a theory to explain and understand the development of Alopecia, based in the results we had.
I’ve being practicing Homeopathy , for over 30 years, and have seen more than six thousand patients. My practice was a general family Homeopathy practice. Hair loss was part of my work, a way to help woman and man to stop the evolution of Alopecia and recovery. Since 2006 I moved to Florida and work at Vita Health Medical Spa, with Dr.Yelena Pakula.
I have developed my own formulas. But we need to take care off inside and outside aspects of the individual to achieve the best results. That is the importance of a Holistic view, not just for Hair Loss, but for all aspects of the human being, to restore balance, and to restore health.
We always wished to have had the opportunity to do the research with a accredited University or Institution, to validate what we observe in our clinic and patient results.
To understand how much we struggle, with ideas that are knew in both fields, Homeopathy and traditional medical field.
Read the interview below about the situation of Homeopathy in Brazil and in USA.
SCOPE OF HOMEOPATHY IN BRAZIL
Homeopathy in Brazil was recognized as a medical specialization in 1980 : In 1980, there was a great achievement of Homeopathy Brazil, which was the recognition by the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) of Homeopathy as a Medical Specialty, by solving CFM No. 1000 of June 4, 1980.
An important figure of articulation was Dr. Alberto Soares de Meirelles.
In 1982, CFM provides instructions for obtaining title Specialist in Homeopathy.
Embodied, if a designation coming from the Sanitary Code of the Empire in 1886.
PRESIDENT OF AMHA, CARLOS FIOROT
Interview done with Doctor Carlos Fiorot, president of the Brazilian association of homeopathic doctors .
The pharmaceutical industry is the most powerful on the planet, sentences the president of the Brazilian Homeopathic Medical Association (AMHA), Carlos Fiorot. For the physician, the need to "see" health more broadly, other than "look for certain groups and businesses," it is urgent. Despite fight diseases, these companies sell products, he says.
With this guideline, the expert in this interview discusses the acceptance of homeopathy in Brazil and the "struggle" to associate it with Conventional Medicine in the National Health System (SUS). Fiorot comments even though medical research, both here and abroad, are short of needs. And even in institutions dedicated to the study of medicine, knowledge of homeopathy is not fully utilized. As an example, he cites the epidemics. "Despite the discovery of vaccines and antibiotics, control of certain diseases is far from happening as planned," analyzes.
Ecomedicinas Portal (EP) - About to turn 30 years of recognition by the Federal Council of Medicine, Homeopathy gained credibility. Why it remains the target of criticism and controversy?
Dr. Carlos Fiorot - First you must separate homeopathy practiced in Brazil and that practiced in Europe. The recent criticisms were made by European professionals and are related to Africa and the developing countries. In general, Europe does not see homeopathy as Brazil see, not only politically but also from the scientific view.
Brazil faced difficulties in these almost 30 years, which have become a differentiator. We have earned the recognition that puts homeopathy in Brazil in the hall of debate in international science. This is not an achievement reached by decree, but by debate, by the struggle of ideas that permeate all of our accomplishments in this period.
When we have an institutional achievement, the recognition by the Federal Council of Medicine, the others are coupled. Therefore, we can not expect other countries who have not lived that experience like ours, the consolidation of Homeopathy as found in Brazil.
SCOPE OF HOMEOPATHY IN USA
Dr. K.R.Mansoor Ali
Homeopathy has a turbulent history in the US. In 1825, Hans Burch Gram came from Danmark, where he was tough in homeopathy, to New York. Homeopathy became a flourishing method because allopathy or conventional medicine at that time was exactly like Hahnemann had been described.
In 1833 Constantine Hering came in the USA and became the driving force, he founded the first national medical association, the AIH (American Institute of Homeopathy). Apparently as reaction, in 1836 the AMA (Americal Medical Association) was founded. Also other medical philosophies "contaminated" homeopathy. But James Tyler Kent was for more than 30 years a counteracting force and homeopathy flourished even more.
Only Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Naturopathy are alternative systems which are licensed in the US widely presently. In practice this means that the USA does not have many famous homeopaths known in the world homeopathic communitythose homeopaths are not united enough to convince science or the federal government of its importance and the public does not understand what it is really about.
In a Time Magazine article in 1995, it was reported that homeopathy was enjoying a wider range of popular support as well as use by celebrities such as Rush Limbaugh, Linda Wagner, and Larry King.
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