Why choose a Homeopath for you and your family & why Homeopathy is in more demand…

 Homeopathy – an integrative medicine that treats the whole person

Homeopathy should be seen as a integrative therapy designed to work alongside existing treatments. An integrative approach to health and well-being gives patients more treatment choices and therefore more control of their health and well-being. Homeopathy has been integrated into the healthcare systems of many European countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal.

A survey conducted by Global TGI in 2008 found 15% of the population of Britain trusted homeopathy. Research carried out by market research analyst Mintel estimates U.S. retail sales of homeopathic and herbal remedies reached $6.4 billion in 2012, up almost 3% from 2011, which means the market has grown 16% over the past five years. Mintel forecasts demand will continue to increase over the next few years and by 2017 sales are expected to reach $7.5 billion as more Americans become proactive about their health and the availability of these medicines increases through mass retailers. In India homeopathy is one of the most popular forms of medicine. Today there are are over 200,000 registered homeopathic practitioners, 215 homeopathic hospitals and 7,000 homeopathic dispensaries.

High-profile support

MPs Homeopathy enjoys a high level of support from politicians. In 2007, 206 MPs signed an Early Day Motion welcoming the contribution of homeopathy to NHS healthcare. Celebrities Sir Paul McCartney, David Beckham,Twiggy, Roger Daltrey, Caprice, Susan Hampshire, Tina Turner, Louise Jameson, Gaby Roslin, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Nadia Sawalha, Richard Branson, Debra Stephenson and Meera Syal, as well as The Queen are all users of homeopathy and there are many more.

Homeopathy and the NHS

The NHS spends approximately £4 million a year on homeopathy. The three NHS homeopathic hospitals have been a part of the NHS since it began in 1948. They currently treat tens of thousands of patients each year who are referred by GPs and NHS specialists. In the UK there are over 400 GPs practising homeopathy who are regulated by the GMC and are members of the Faculty of Homeopathy. They treat around 200,000 NHS patients per year with homeopathy.

References:1. Global TGI Barometer, January 2008; Issue 33. 2. Complementary Medicines – UK, Mintel April 2007 3. ECHAMP’s Facts & Figures, 2nd Ed, 2007. Source: www.britishhomeopathic.org – this charitable organisation works to make homeopathy available for everyone through providing useful and factual information but also through supporting education and research.

Homeopathy alongside conventional medicine

Homeopathy doesn’t interfere with conventional medicine and should be seen as a complementary treatment, not as an alternative. In fact, homeopathic and conventional treatments can work very well alongside each other. This approach also gives patients more treatment choices. Source: www.facultyofhomeopathy.org

Dr Sara Eames, President of the Faculty of Homeopathy talks about how homeopathy can be part of an integrated healthcare model, you can see Sara speaking in more detail via this link http://www.facultyofhomeopathy.org/

"I was diagnosed with colon cancer late 2011; following surgery I began a course of chemotherapy. The side effects had several effects on me such as tiredness, depression and neuropathy in hands and feet. Over many months I was prescribed several treatments for each side effect (which were taken alongside conventional medicines), the homeopathic treatments have really helped and improved my condition and general health and wellbeing. Carolyn either saw me or kept in contact via telephone over this period. She has always been concerned about me and made me feel well supported. I can fully recommend homeopathy - I was sceptical at the beginning, but no longer, from now on I would always try homeopathy."

- Testimonial from Ann - Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire