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Public figures including politicians, comedians and doctors frequently make strong statements against homeopathy, but very few people have actually had the chance to read the facts about homeopathy research or experience treatment for themselves. Clinical outcomes and over 200 years of use demonstrate that patients benefit from homeopathic treatment.  There are actually many ongoing fundamental research projects looking at how homeopathy works, along with clinical research, reviews and databases.  Take a look at some of these sources.  Click on the Logos to visit the sites.

Homeopathy Research Institute is an innovative international charity created to address the need for high quality scientific research in homeopathy. The charity was founded by physicist, Dr Alexander Tournier, who previously worked as an independent researcher for Cancer Research UK, conducting interdisciplinary research at the boundaries between mathematics, physics and biology.

Groupe International de Recherche sur I'Infinitesimal (GIRI). The International Group on Very Low Dose and High Dilutions brings together pharmacologists, physicians, biologists, chemists, physicists and other professionals to share experiences and develop collaborations in high dilution project areas, including homeopathy.

Research Council for Complementary Medicine The RCCM is a UK Registered Charity founded in 1983 to develop and promote good quality research into complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and enhance evidence based medicine in this area. The RCCM is unique in its focus on developing research into CAM

HomResearch. This Interdisciplinary Homeopathic Research Group, based in Vienna, Austria, aims to develop explanation models for the homeopathic mode of action within interdisciplinary, academic and science-oriented cooperations.

The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine US Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. NNCAM aims to explore CAM in the context of rigorous science, train CAM researchers and disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals.

SSH is a French association, aiming to promote the medical practice of homeopathy. It promotes research in the scientific, medical, sociological and economic fields to enable the uptake of homeopathy and promote its insertion in the medical system.

The Applied Research in Homeopathy Foundation of Canada. A non-profit organisation established to conduct research in the science of homeopathy. They are looking forward to the launch of its permanent building in Ontario where there will be a dedicated laboratory, reading library, seminar room, public clinics and ongoing professional training workshops.

The Aurum Project.  A  charitable organisation set up to promote and develop homeopathic research into childhood health and behavioural problems

WissHom. The Scientific Society for Homeopathy (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Homöopathie – WissHom) was founded in November 2010 in Köthen (Anhalt) in Germany to further develop homeopathy both practically and theoretically.

Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy (IPRH) aims to promote the best practices in homeopathy research, to make such practices accessible to everyone, and to promote homeopathy as plausible science.

International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. International scientific organisation of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that fosters Complementary and Integrative Medicine research and provides a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is ISCMR’s official journal.

International Council for Homeopathy. Created at the end of 2007 to represent professional homeopaths and to promote homeopathic treatment for patients around the World. The Council currently has a membership of 30 professional associations in 28 countries. ICH aims to promote further appropriate research into homeopathy so that new knowledge will overcome the proclaimed basis of the sceptic attacks.

British Homeopathic Association. A charity which promotes the practise of homeopathy by doctors and other registered healthcare professionals

The Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation (PBHRF) was set up in 1993 with the aim to include Homeopathy as a scientific and effective mode of Alternative Medicine.This Foundation offers comprehensive health care as well as scientific establishment to bring Homeopathy to its rightful position as the medicine of the masses.

I found that I couldn't put this book down! It is an 'easy read' and one of the first books I read on the subject of homeopathy.  By Dr. Dorothy Shepherd, it relates her personal experience and how, upon falling ill, in desperation she resorted to trying homeopathy.  To quote her, "I smiled disbelievingly: I was no fool, I thought the high dilution could have no effect. I might just as well take plain sugar".  Her subsequent quick recovery led her to become a homeopath. The book relates her cases and experiences in treating people with homeopathy. 

This is another book I enjoyed - The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy.  The title speaks for itself. The book takes us from the origins of homeopathy to the present day and includes a section about Modern-Day Attacks on Homeopathy. It then goes on to relate how hundreds of famous people have used and benefited from the use of homeopathy. Sports stars such as David Beckham, Martina Navratilova and Boris Becker. Stage, film and TV celebrities such as John Wayne, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Caine. The list goes on!  Worth a read. 

To quote from the forward, "I believe what prevents men from accepting the homeopathic principles is ignorance, but ignorance is criminal when human lives are at stake. No honest man faced with the facts of homeopathy can refuse to accept it. He has no choice. When I had to face it, I had to become a follower. There was no choice if I were to continue to be an honest man . . . Truth always demands adherence and offers no alternative."  Sir John Weir, physician to six monarchs, including four generations of British monarchs

Millions of people use homeopathy

  • In the UK 12% of the population (equivalent to nearly 8 million) trust homeopathy.  Global TGI Barometer, issue 33; Jan-08 

  • 100 million European citizens use over-the-counter or prescribed homeopathic medicines. Commission Report to the European Parliament and Council on the Application of Directives 92/73 and 92/74, Com(97) 362 final; Jul-97 

  • Homeopathy is available as part of the national health systems in Britain, Germany, France, India and Brazil.

  • 56% of French people use homeopathy. IPSOS 2012 

  • India leads in terms of number of people using homeopathy, with 100 million people depending solely on homeopathy for their medical care. Prasad R. Homeopathy booming in India, Lancet, 370:November 17, 2007, 1679-80. 

  • Well over 200 million people around the world use homeopathy. Commission Report to the European Parliament and Council on the Application of Directives 92/73 and 92/74, Com(97) 362 final; Jul-97; Prasad R. Homeopathy booming in India, Lancet, 370:November 17, 2007, 1679-80.

Findahomeopath.org.uk website has been designed to introduce us to the healing potential of homeopathy and make it easier to find a qualified practitioner who is regulated by one of the UK’s homeopathic registering bodies. There are interviews with celebrities who use homeopathy, along with testimonials from other patients.

The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH) is a UK professional organisation which supports and promotes a high standard of safe, effective homeopathic practice. They are committed to: Ensuring that quality homeopathy is available to all who wish to use it; raising public awareness of the potential of homeopathic treatment; encouraging a high standard of education for homeopaths; supporting the ongoing professional development of their Members; encouraging co-operation between Members and other healthcare professionals for the benefit of patients; engaging in ethical research, publishing and other activities that enhance our understanding of homeopathy; acting as an information base for the general public.

CAMLIS The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Library and Information Service holds the largest collection of complementary health books and journals of any UK non-copyright library. The library, housed at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine in central London, is open to all for reference and to members as a borrowing library.

Cytoplan is a unique science-based supplement company exclusively supplying the needs of health care professionals and their patients. It was founded in 1990, by practitioners with many years experience in nutrition science. They are owned by a charitable organisation and make regular donations of supplements to charities and those in need. They aim to make a significant contribution to the health of their customers and this is more important to them than profit.

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