Homeopathy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris PPS (Rt Hon Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State), Northern Ireland Office 2:30 pm, 5th February 2008

In this country we use a lot of recycled water, but I am surprised that water, which supposedly has a memory, does not have a memory of the faeces that were in it and thereby make us all sick. My right hon. Friend has referred to research, but against that background is she aware of any peer-reviewed medical research that indicates that homeopathic medicine works through anything other than a placebo effect?

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Lewis Tollaney
Posted on 7 Feb 2008 11:22 pm (Report this annotation)

At last - some sense.

I find it incredible that certain MPs can see nothing wrong with wasting vast sums of money on what are no better than snake oil remedies.

Homeopathy has no evidence base at all and is a clear example of pandering to the 'worried well'.

Keep up the good work Rob!

Pauline Walsh
Posted on 8 Feb 2008 12:13 pm (Report this annotation)

I have used Homeopathic remedies for various conditions for many years and have found the results and benefits extremely good. My first experience with this complementary treatment followed unsuccessful conventional medicine and physiotherapy for arthritis which left me feeling worse than before the treatment and the side effects from the medication left me with long term abdominal problems. I received homeopathic treatment from a hospital in Liverpool and within months felt a vast improvement to my condition, I immedialtely became a convert to complementary therapies. There are no side effects with homeopathic medicine and the cost is minimal compared to conventional medicines. I am astonished that there is so much opposition to something that thousands of people continue to use and benefit from.

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