What have Mother Theresa, Boris Becker, and Phillip McGraw PhD (Dr. Phil) in common?
a. They were all left-handed?
b. They all had blue eyes?
c. They all use contact lenses?
d. None of the above
The correct answer was d.
They all either used or prescribed homeopathic remedies (Ullmann D, 2007).
Mother Theresa (1910-1997) studied homeopathy from Dr. Diwan Jai Chand (1887-1961) a well-known homeopath. Mother Theresa prescribed homeopathic remedies in first aid situations, she was reported to say that she “believes that homeopathic treatment is indispensable for the poor and distressed people in India in particular, (and) other countries of the world in general, for its easy approach, effectiveness and low cost”. Mother Theresa opened a charitable homeopathic dispensary in Calcutta in 1950 and it is reported that Mother Theresa prescribed homeopathic medicines herself and assisted homeopathic physicians (Ullman D, 2007, pg. 338)
Boris Becker (1967-) a tennis superstar, has won six Gram Slam tournaments, an Olympian gold medal, is the youngest-ever winner of the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003. Like many leading athletes, he has sought the care of famed Munich homeopathic doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfart. (Ullman D pg. 91)
Phillip McGraw PhD (Dr. Phil) a popular American psychologist in the TV show Dr. Phil. His wife Robin McGraw often present in the show (Ullman 2007 pg. 145) in one episode “Hormone from Hell” she presented her personal experience with menopause and hot flushes.
“You are not the only person experiencing hormonal imbalance and everything that goes with it. It was very important to me to treat the hot flushes because that was very severe and uncomfortable. Earlier on I went to a homeopathic practitioner and she sent me to a health food store to buy Sepia. It is a homeopathic remedy that you shake and put under your tongue. Within 24 of using this my hot flashes were gone (Dr. Phil show 213)