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NHS Medicine, Liberty, Money and 2009

So what can we say about the year that was? There is a curse that says: ‘May you live in interesting times!’ and for those of us who support whole-person medicine, 2009 was an interesting year indeed. For the loud and aggressive espousers of the school of fundamentalist naïve realism in medicine, 2009 started well [...]

By |2009-12-21T13:06:20+00:00December 21st, 2009|Current Affairs, Homeopathy|4 Comments

That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

Dr. David Colquhoun writes about me and that UCL debate in his rather sneering blog in which he accuses anyone using alternative medicine of lying to their patients. This is a blatant and untrue insult which he arrives at via an illogical and irrational cascade of argument. Suffice to say that I've yet to meet [...]

By |2008-11-09T18:53:47+00:00November 9th, 2008|Current Affairs, Homeopathy|Comments Off on That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

The Tide is Turning!

Good news friends. The tide is starting to turn… Homeopathy is starting to defend itself in earnest against biased attacks in the medical literature and media in general. A press release by the Faculty of Homeopathy today shows that the ‘conclusions’ of a paper in the Lancet entitled ‘The End of Homeopathy’ have been called [...]

By |2008-11-03T20:00:51+00:00November 3rd, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on The Tide is Turning!

That debate at UCL

This House would no longer make homeopathic treatment available on the NHS: For: 65 Against: 53 In abstention: 37 The motion was therefore carried. You can see Prof. Colquhoun's comments and hopefully my reply on the UCL debate website. No count (as is done by Intelligence Squared debates) was taken before the debate but clearly [...]

By |2008-10-31T20:19:29+00:00October 31st, 2008|Homeopathy|2 Comments

Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

On Monday night, the 20th October 2008, I will attend a debate at University College London at 7.00 pm. The motion is: 'This House believes homeopathy should not be available on the NHS’ The debate is free and open to all and this is how you get there. Speaking against the motion: Dr Peter Fisher [...]

By |2008-10-18T20:45:13+01:00October 18th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

Unconditional Surrender to Singh and Ernst

Okay, finally I give up. It’s Unconditional Surrender for me. I will not harp on anymore about: the dangers of separating the practitioner from his tools; self-induced healing; the art of medicine, the use of the self in therapy and the healing qualities of holistic doctors that cannot simply be emulated by purely scientific doctors [...]

By |2008-04-20T12:56:00+01:00April 20th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Unconditional Surrender to Singh and Ernst