Growing public concerns about chemicals in the food chain and the side effects of some medical drugs incline more of us to think “out of the box” when it comes to optimising health. David Reilly (Glasgow Departments of Homeopathy) assessed that 75 per cent of GPS want complementary therapies available on the NHS. Glasgow now incorporates homeopathy in its medical training curriculum as does Bristol. New studies are needed but 12 years ago the GP´s journal, Doctor found that 80 per cent of GPs believed homeopathy to be effective, whilst 21 per cent believed that in certain circumstances it was more effective than conventional treatment.
homeopathy was developed in an age when allopathic medicine could do little to combat cancer. He feels that the vital force of someone choosing surgery alone, will not necessarily recover because the cancer is cut out. The underlying cause of the illness needs to be addressed to ensure that cancer does not recur. Current medical thinking, he contends, does not really take account of the frequency with which a woman with cancer in one breast may later develop a tumour in the other. Homeopathy, he observes, can be usefully allied to conventional treatment, in order to reduce the risk of recurrence.