This Sunday at 10am I’ll be giving a lecture called Defending Homeopathy in the 21st Century for the Homeopathic Medical Association. There is no doubt that homeopathy needs defending in the UK at the moment as the attacks on it, while lacking innovation, have been relentless and vicious with little space granted to us in the media to defend ourselves.
The drivel written about homeopathy has been so egregious that I feel it is not only necessary to refute what has been said but also to explain what exactly homeopathic doctors do.
Our opponents repeat one mantra: “The medicines cannot work because they are placebo.” Then they say that ‘good results’ obtained by homeopaths must therefore be purely due to placebo and meta-analyses confirm this etc. etc. They focus on the pills and impossible dilutions and choose to eschew homeopathic philosophy completely.
What you never hear described is the homeopathic process – ie. what happens when you consult a homeopathic doctor.
- Do homeopathic doctors examine you?
- Do homeopathic doctors ever use ordinary medicines such as antibiotics?
- Do homeopathic doctors believe in surgery?
- Do homeopathic doctors believe in vaccination?
The answers are “YES to all of the above.”
So how about these questions?
- How then do homeopathic and their orthodox colleagues differ?
- What do homeopathic doctors do that conventional doctors do not?
- What questions do homeopathic doctors ask you that orthodox doctors don’t?
- What is the purpose of these questions?
- What can I expect when I consult a homeopathic doctor?
- How much time will a homeopathic doctor spend with me?
For the answers to these questions watch the vodcast please.