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Homeopathy prescribing set to be blacklisted under NHS England plans

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Completely agree with and endorse the views of Do good. The vile authoritarian views also expressed here are disappointing. Homeopathy is NOT quackery. OUTCOME STUDIES show very convincing clinical results (eg Spence et al) Any doctor with a conscience would be mindful of that and recognise that homeopathy (which includes an in-depth holistic consultation does indeed work - even though HOW it works is most certainly open to debate. Countries such as Switzerland show a much more tolerant view of this and the view of its citizens. Of course any doctor who does harm by not using conventional treatment when it's really needed, can and will be disciplined. It is to homeopathy's credit that this very seldom happens and doctors using alternative medicine are in the lowest bracket of fees for indemnity insurance which shows that actuaries and people who study statistics rather than express their opinion vituperatively seem to understand the 'danger' of doctor using CAM a bit more intelligently. Unfortunately here we don't seem to care much about what the people want and what they say they want. This is unfortunate for a country in which great liberals such as John Stuart Mill once walked.

Posted date

10 Apr 2019

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11:15am

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