Homeopathy and Politics

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Sept 2012: Our new Health Minister has spoken out in favour of homeopathy – good news for homeopathy! A quote from him in 2007: “That this House welcomes the positive contribution made to the health of the nation by the NHS homeopathic hospitals; notes that some six million people use complementary treatments each year; believes that complementary medicine has the potential to offer clinically-effective and cost-effective solutions to common health problems faced by NHS patients, including chronic difficult to treat conditions such as musculoskeletal and other chronic pain, eczema, depression, anxiety and insomnia, allergy, chronic fatigue and irritable bowel syndrome; expresses concern that NHS cuts are threatening the future of these hospitals; and calls on the Government actively to support these valuable national assets.” There will be the usual cynics who try to discredit this 300-year-old medicine or question how it works but for the patients who can’t be helped by the more conventional routes homeopathy offers an alternative or complementary healthcare. For all of you who haven’t yet tried homeopathy and who are just hearing about it for the first time from the national newspapers – give it a go!