Find a homeopathHello! 14-21st June is Homeopathy Awareness Week. Here are some of the FACTS about Homeopathy as laid out in Find A Homeopath website:

  • Homeopathy has never been more popular and millions use it worldwide. 15% of the British population have said they use it and rely on its health benefits.
  • Homeopathy has been used successfully on babies, young children and animals. In these cases the patients have no idea what medication they are taking, so the placebo argument does not hold.
  • When used appropriately homeopathy is extremely safe as it produces no dangerous side-effects and can be used in conjunction with conventional medicines. In comparison the European Commission estimated in 2008 that adverse reactions to conventional drugs kill 197,000 EU citizens each year.
  • A clinical evidence survey carried out by the British Medical Journal found that out of 3,000 medical treatments provided on the NHS, 50% were classified as having ‘unknown effectiveness’.
  • There IS scientific evidence supporting homeopathy as an effective medical therapy. Of 163 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in homeopathy more have been positive (67) than negative (11). RCTs are seen as the ‘Gold’ standard for proof of medical efficacy.

‘Highdilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules. It’s not pseudoscience. It’s not quackery. These are real phenomena which deserve further study.’

Professor Luc Montagnier, French virologist and Nobel Laureat, speaking in 2010