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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.

The Homeopathic Perspective In Cancer Treatment

Learn how  an experienced practitioner applies homoeopathy  in the treatment of cancer patients. Dr Mukesh Batra is an experienced physician, homeopath, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. His clinics in India treat thousands of cancer patients per year. This article was first published in Homeopathy International Summer, 2013 edition. Read more.

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Eat Your Fruit and Veg. – Expert recommends easier affordability

Increasingly now scientists are recognising the value of quality foods. Ivan Barry, Professor of epidemiology and public health at University College Cork (UCC), writing in The Irish Times health supplement emphasises the importance of an adequate supply of fresh fruit and vegetables in the diet could be of immense value to personal and public health, the basic principle underlying CAM Therapies for decades. Among the details that Professor Barry provides is that 1,070 deaths per year could be prevented if the entire population reduced its salt intake by 3 grams a day and reduced trans-fats and saturated fats. Read More – Eating Less Salt & Fat.

Homeoepathy and Cancer – University of Texas

Dr. Ralph Moss PhD writing in Townsend Letter reported on a landmark study where researchers in  the University of Texas reported positive outcomes for the treatment of cancer using homoeopathy. In particular the researchers used two individual herbs in high dilution homoeopathic potency which proved beneficial for the treatment of breast and prostate cancers. Read More.

Fish Oils – Dr. Muiris Houston

Controversial information concerning fish oils has been published in recent weeks, particularly the potential or possible development of prostate cancer. Dr.Muiris Houston, in a very balanced article in the Irish Times states that the risk of prostate cancer is not supported by the clinical evidence. However he does suggest that over-use of fish oils should be avoided and the traditional preferred intake of a few portions of oily fish (such as mackerel, cod, salmon and tuna) per week be included in the diet. Read more.

Food Allergy Storm – Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt

Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt writing in Townsend Letter warns of the increasing prevalence of allergies arising from the consumption of inappropriate foods coupled with addition of many compounds to food such as: colorants, preservatives, taste enhancers, which are toxic when consumed in excess. Dr. Kohlstadt suggests that these are harmful to the body, depress the immune system and depletes its ability to be able to react to adverse external forces including pathogens. Read More. 

Investing in Health – The European Commission

In a new publication, the European Commission has called on member states to prioritise and modernise their social support programmes for the populations. The document titled “Investment in Health” outlines the commissions views and ambitions which cover such matters as sustainable health systems, investment in human capital and the need to reduce inequalities in the provision of health services. As a CAM Provider we welcome this initiative by the commission both directly and through our trade association we will follow up on developments towards the Commissions objectives.

The European Homoeopathic Industry, represented by ECHAMP, welcomed the initiative by the European Commission. ECHAMP in its response drew attention to the demands by European citizens that homoeopathic and antroposophical medicines should be made more freely available to European citizens as part of their health needs. More than one hundred-million European citizens use or have used homoeopathy and this is an issue which must be addressed. The regulatory framework is a major disincentive and impediment to availability because of its complexity and cost. ECHAMP have asked the Commission and the European Parliament to address this matter urgently.

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