There is currently quite a debate about the science of homeopathy. For some, because it can’t be explained in scientific terms, it cannot be real. This debate has plenty of air-time in the media and the case ‘against’ is articulated elsewhere.
Homeopathy training includes understanding and using research, and developing critical thought. Critical thought about the thousands and millions of people across the world, over several centuries, who have benefited from homeopathy treatment, leads to the conclusion that something must happen when using the treatment.
The original researcher who developed the therapy was Samuel Hahnemann. After years of research he wrote his book on how to practise homeopathy. The language is dated and was originally in German, yet its meaning has stood the test of time. His opening statement is “The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.”
Over 200 years later, this is still true. Individual homeopaths are about healing, not researching the mechanism by which it works. A patient’s experience is similar. Their interest is in recovering their health and not knowing how it works is not a problem for them.
To explore for yourself some of the support that is there in the UK, often quietly continuing without fanfare, you might like to look at some of these sites.
Find a Homeopath is a site for patients that brings together information about the therapy and includes search facilities to trained, registered homeopaths. It also has many celebrities sharing their support for homeopathy and how it has helped them. There are some beautiful images and interesting videos.
Homeopathy Worked for Me is a campaign to balance the “handful of people [who] are waging a fierce campaign against the profession”. They argue that “Homeopathy is recognised as a safe, inexpensive and effective form of treatment against illness, and it is used by literally millions of people worldwide. Yet in the UK, steps are being taken to reduce your access to this therapeutic tool.”