Understanding Homeopathy and Integrative Medicine

by Jose Miguel Mullen, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/06/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9780759697195

About the Book

Homeopathy is in the cutting edge of medicine.

It is as effective as scientific medicine in many diseases and even more so in some. To boot, it has virtually no side effects and no toxicity.

Created 200 years ago by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, Homeopathy has been constantly in use all over the world by people of all walks of life, including generations of the British Royal family.

The interest for Homeopathy is currently increasing by leaps and bounds.

People are very comfortable with the caring and personal doctor-patient relationship characteristic of Homeopathy, so unlike the impersonal and distant relationship between a trained medical mind and a disease often found in scientific medicine.

People are also realizing that conventional medicine, useful as it is, is reaching the plateau of its usefulness in part because of its lack of innovative approaches, and also in part because of the increasing costs and limited usefulness of its treatments and their side effects and toxicity.

This book will help you understand Homeopathy, its possibilities and its limitations, the logic behind the principle of like cures like, the reasons why Homeopathy is at the same time so useful and so safe, and also how nicely Homeopathy and Scientific Medicine blend together and complement each other.

This knowledge, in turn, will allow you to seek the treatment, or combination of treatments, that will proffer you and your family the maximum benefit and the minimum risk when you are ill.

About the Author

José Miguel Mullen graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Medical School of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He spent the next four years in America.

The first two at St. Vincent's Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania; doing his Rotating Internship and one year of Surgical Residence.

He was then a Pathology Resident for one year in the George Washington University Hospital, and also Assistant to the Chair of Pathology in the George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

During his last year in America, he trained in Clinical Cancer Chemotherapy and Clinical Pharmacological Cancer Research, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts. All with a Fellowship from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

The following year was spent at the Chester Beatty Research Institute and the Royal Cancer Hospital, in London, England, training in Clinical Cancer Chemotherapy and Cancer Research in cell cultures.

At that time he designed, and started, his first Research Project that involved Human hormones and cells from Human feminine breast adenocarcinoma in vitro.

Dr. Mullen then returned to Argentina and started his private Oncology and General Medical practice that he continued until 1982, when he became a Homeopathic Physician.

As an Oncologist, he also worked at the Hospital de Clínicas, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, until 1972, doing Clinical Cancer Research. At that time, he felt that his Research work would be more useful at a Laboratory level.

From 1972 onwards, in the Institute of Pharmacology, National Department of Health, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Mullen developed several of his own Research ideas, using for that purpose inbred BALB/c mice and Sarcoma 180.

Dr. Mullen took several Post-Graduate Courses during his years as Cancer Researcher.

Courses were Cancer Chemotherapy, at the Sloan Kettering Research Institute, New York, NY; Use of Radioisotopes in Biology, National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Calculus and Biostatistics, Hospital de Clínicas, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Genetic Toxicology, University of Texas in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Mullen was awarded three traveling fellowships.

The first from Unio International Contra Cancro, Geneva, Switzerland, to assist to the IX International Cancer Congress in Tokyo, Japan. At that time, Dr. Mullen visited Cancer Research Laboratories and Centers in the University of Tokyo.

The second Fellowship was from the Deustcher Akademischer Austauschdient, Bonn, West Germany, to visit the Medischinische Klinik, University of Köln; Innere Klinik für Tumorforschung, Essen; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg; Medischinische Klinik, University of Tübingen; and finally Univ.-Frauenklinik, Hamburg-Eppendorff, in Germany.

The third Fellowship was from the Panamerican Health Organization, Washington, DC, to visit the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC; Fredrick Cancer Research Center, Fredrick, Maryland; Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland; National Institute for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, Arkansas; Department of Medical Genetics, University of Southern Alabama, Mobile Alabama; Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas; and the Cancer Institute of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

By the late 1970's, Dr. Mullen became aware of the fact that cancer, as well as every other disease, has more to do with the Whole Human Being than with only ill organs and systems; and also that the Allopathic Medicine he was familiar with had no way of dealing with such a perspective.

This awareness made Dr. Mullen begin a quest that would ultimately conduct him to Homeopathy.

Before finding Homeopathy, he took Seminars and Workshops dealing with Gestalt, Reich techniques, Psychocybernetics, Sexology, Nutrition, Natural and Folk Medicine, Hydrotherapy and Massage.

He also took a course on Acupuncture, in the Asociación Argentina de Acupuntura, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and two seminars on Anthroposophic Medicine in the Sociedad Antroposófica Argentina, conducted by Profs. Drs. Otto Wolff, M.D. and Michaela Glockler, M.D., Pediatrician, both of the Herdecke Krankenhouse, Schlichten, Germany.

In 1982, Dr. Mullen was accepted as a student into the accredited Post-Graduate School of the Asociación Médica Homeopática Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he formally studied for 3 years, and where he also took two Post-Graduate courses on Materia Medica Homeopathica.

He was granted the title of Homeopathic Physician in Argentina after successfully passing two exams.

Dr. Mullen has been doing Homeopathy ever since.

In 1987 he came to America with his family.

He took, and successfully passed, the Examination for Foreign Medical Graduates, and also the FLEX (to be allowed to practice Medicine independently) in 1988; as well as the Connecticut State Board Medical Examination for Homeopathy in 1989. In 1997 he took and passed the Homeopathic Medical Board Examination of the State of Arizona, and was granted a Homeopathic Medical license in that State.

He is currently devoted full-time to the practice of Homeopathy in Colchester, Connecticut.

He resides in Colchester, Connecticut, with his family.

Dr. Mullen has been appointed by the Governor of the State of Connecticut as a member of the Homeopathic Examining Medical Board, Department of Health, State of Connecticut in 1994.

He is an associate member of the Faculty of Homeopathy, Royal Homeopathic Hospital London, England, since 1994.

And, since 2000, he is also Adjunct Faculty of the Desert School of Classical Homeopathy, Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mullen has written several scientific papers on subjects related to his Cancer Research work.

He is a professional free-lance writer; and has published articles about Political Philosophy in the Correo de la Semana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He has also written and sold several stories. On fantastic realism to Atlántida magazine, Buenos Aires, Argentina and on Science Fiction to Analog, Science Fact/Science Fiction, New York, New York.