Homeopathy: Right or Wrong?
Posted by andrewmcd on March 19, 2012
Whether or not you believe in the healing methods that homeothapy has that is one thing but a university professor has completely dismissed the healing methods that the treatment has. According to Professor Edzard Ernst the treatment is unethical and the “potions” do not work. He also went on to say that homeopaths are “lying to their patients “.
Homeothapy, for those not in the know, is a treatment which has the backing of some figures such as Prince Charles, involves the prevention and treatment of diseases by using diluted forms of materials that if used in higher doses could bring about the symptoms of the condition. It is also widely thought that the more diluted the medicine is the better the potency of the treatment when mixed with small amounts of alcohol or water.
Private medical firms include such treatments with health cash plans and the NHS was thought to spend around £4 million on homeopathy. The British Medical Association (BMA) has urged NHS trusts to stop including this type of treatment in their budgets and instead turn to more clinically-proven forms of treatment.
Professor Hazard himself used to practice the discipline of homeopathy but has now deferred to complementary medicines. He has accused professionals in the field of “cherry-picking” results in order to suit themselves in order to prove that the treatments work. The Department of Health were clear in their opinion that patients should be given the choices about their treatments, including homeopathy, and the actual figure suggests that only 0.001 per cent of the budget is spent on these types of treatment.