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Homoeopathy and Self-Medication

Professor Dr. Robert Jutte, Director of the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation provides some valuable information on the suitability of homoeopathy for self-medication.

Dr. Jutte provides some historical facts but in the current context his article is very much in line with the polices of the WHO and the European Commission in so far as they both advocate “citizens choice” in healthcare. Clearly we are a long way from that at this time. Does your hospital or your doctor provide you with your choice? Read more.

ECHAMP asks European Parliament to address unsuitable regulation

The European elections of May 2014 will give voters a chance to influence the future political course of the EU. The European Parliament is considered a crucial and accessible partner for ECHAMP’s advocacy activities. ECHAMP contests for suitable regulation for homoeopathy and anthroposophic medicinal products and fights for freedom of choice in healthcare. Read manifesto here.

European Parliament CAM Interest Group meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

The European Parliament recently held a meeting to discuss the role of CAM in helping reduce the need for antibiotics. Both the World Health Organisation and the European Commission have identified antimicrobial resistance as a major crisis facing today’s health systems. Read more on the presentations given.

Homoeopathy second most popular complementary therapy in the Netherlands

In Holland the National Bureau of Statistics has published some data on CAM Therapies.  Acupuncture and Homoeopathy are among the most popular therapies. Some 6% of the population consulted a CAM Provider in the years 2010 to 2012, mostly women, well educated aged between 30 and 65. Read more.

Autism and Vitamin D – University of California

Research at the University of California – Oakland led by Professors Bruce Ames and Rhonda Patrick found that Serotonin and Vitamin D may be key factors in Autism. The researchers found that excess Serotonin produced in the gut may be an inflammatory factor and further that Serotonin which fails to cross the blood-brain barrier thereby may give rise to a deficiency in the brain. More information is to follow but initial findings suggest that supplementation with Vitamin. D could help prevent Autism. Read more.

Autism – CEASE Therapy combines homoeopathy and nutrition

CEASE Therapy was developed by Dr. Tinus Smits for the treatment and relief of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Barbara Tibballs – homoeopath and CEASE Therapist outlines how homoeopathic detoxification and targeted nutrition works very effectively in providing relief for this condition. Read more.

Homoeopathy – ECHAMP outlines need for appropriate regulation.

ECHAMP, the trade association representing the homeopathic industry, has published a new brochure for stakeholders. The brochure, whilst giving some interesting E.U. statistics, outlines the current unsatisfactory nature of the regulatory system for homoeopathy. Describing the system as unsustainable, ECHAMP calls for urgent action to correct this so that homoeopathy can be available to E.U. citizens. For further information, please read here.

Ulcerative Colitis – A personal account

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease.  Mark’s personal narration of his illness takes us through what he suffered and how he found relief with natural remedies. Read more.

WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014 – 2023

In her foreword to the report, Dr Margaret Chan, states that the objective is to support member states in harnessing the potential contribution of traditional and complementary medicines to the health and wellness of the population. Read more.

To read the full report, please follow the link – Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023

Dr. Chan is the Director-General of WHO.  She is currently serving her second term as Director-General.  Prior to this position, Dr. Chan was WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicative Diseases.  She also spent 9 years as Director of Health in Hong Kong.

Homeopathy and Antibiotics

Internationally renowned homeopath and author, Dr. Mukesh Batra, shares with us his views on the effectiveness of homeopathy and its cost-effectiveness.  He talks about the positive response of clinical trials and hopes to encourage a more widespread approach to this natural medicine – Homeopathy & Antibiotics.

Healthy Aging

Ronnie Plant worked in engineering and construction in early life. A keen sportsman and active athlete he took an early interest in natural health techniques which continued for a lifetime. After retirement from industry he worked and practiced as a Naturopath and published two books. A key message from his article is that health in old age is greatly advanced by healthy practices throughout life . Read more.

E.U. Commissioner supports CAM Therapies in Health Service

European Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg recently attended the European Parliament to address two groups, MEPs for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  and MEPs against Cancer. In his speech Mr. Borg stated that it was the Commissions Policy that every European citizen should have the medicine of their choice. He underlined the importance of innovative medicines and traditional medicines including Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine. Read more.