There is something suspicious about the orchestrated campaign against the “nonsense on stilts” of homoeopathy, as it was described at this year’s BMA Conference, which then urged its (very modest) £4 million of NHS funding to be withdrawn.
The claim that there is “no evidence” of homoeopathy’s efficacy would seem to be contradicted by the many thousands of people worldwide who have benefited from its remedies. Is one to suppose they are all foolish and self-deluded? They include the former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain, whose young son suffered severely from both eczema and asthma, for which potent modern medicines provided only modest relief.
A visit to a homoeopath brought a dramatic improvement. “His health changed completely,” says Mr Hain.