Homeopathy is a slow burner
As years pass in general practice, one becomes ever more aware of the unpredictable natural history of acute and chronic diseases, and sceptical of the effects of medications the drug companies tell us will work wonders.
That same scepticism, even cynicism, may have marked our first contacts with homeopathy.
I came away from my first introductory course convinced the lecturers were nice chaps but must be completely mad.
It took a few years of hesitant attempts at using remedies before I realised something extraordinary was happening.
I couldn't explain it then and I can't explain it now. Those who dismiss homeopathy because it does not fit their world view do themselves a disservice, by not attempting to listen to homeopaths or read what they write, unless it is to seek out reasons to toss a few more metaphorical rocks.
From Dr Noel Thomas, Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan