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Homeopathy needs data not faith...

I am sure Dr Tim Robinson is a believer ('Why homeopathy works at my practice') - there is very little else to cling to when it comes to homeopathy aside from belief.

Homeopathy has been wholly discredited by any reasonable scientific measure. Like any GP I am happy to support measures that improve communications skills and aid in managing chronic disease.

I can see the attraction of being able to dip into a box of magic medicine when confronted with heartsink patients.

However, Dr Robinson needs to present more convincing evidence than a ragbag collection of personal audits and patient surveys before I'll abandon my conviction that homeopathy is utterly nonsense.

From Dr Euan Lawson, Cumbria

... but if it does no harm, why not try it?

If patients report improved outcomes on homeopathic remedies and this saves the NHS the significant cost of prescribing expensive alternatives, and most of all they do no harm, then this is a tremendously positive outcome.

I have studied homeopathy, scientifically, not in a non-touchy feely way, and have found it to be extremely helpful in areas of medicine where conventional alternatives have not helped. As a GP, I have found homeopathy on occasion to work exceptionally well, and if it does no harm, then why not try it?

From Dr Andrew Girdher, Bath

Dr Tim Robinson

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