For several years now alternative doctors have recommended strontium citrate as a supplement in the treatment of osteopenia and as a preventive against osteoporosis. I used to recommend it as well but then stopped because I couldn’t find any research on its use for osteoporosis prevention. Every time I contacted supplement manufacturers about their research claims, they sent me articles on Strontium Ranelate, a drug approved in Europe for the treatment of osteoporosis. But strontium citrate is not Strontium Ranelate and I am not a big fan of “borrowed science”. I dislike any kind of intellectual “bait and switch” so I persisted in my pursuit of any information on the benefits of strontium supplementation.
Although there are many references in the old and modern homeopathic literature about the treatment of cancer by homeopathic methods, most US homeopaths do not treat cancer. The reasons for this are several and varied but for me it is a matter of ethics. We simply do not have any clinical trials that would compare to the research of conventional methods of fighting cancer. I don’t think it is ethical to offer homeopathy as the primary treatment for any malignancy.
IN DEFENSE OF HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathy was founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. This traditional healing art is founded on the concept that there exists a homeostatic principle in all living things called the vital force or Dynamis. In China, this force is called Chi, in Japan it is called Ki, and in India it is known as Prana. So far, it has not been possible to directly measure this force; we only know it indirectly through its action on living tissue or biological systems.