Homeopathy & vaccination are separate issues

1 October 2020, 00:00

Recent media reports have wrongly linked homeopathy to the anti-vaccination movement.

Registered homeopaths do not advise on vaccination. Patients wishing to discuss this issue are referred to their GP.

Homeopathy UK supports the right of individuals to make informed healthcare choices.

Homeopathy is natural, cost effective, has minimal side-effects and can be used alongside conventional medicine.

In a UK study tracking 6,500 patients* who received homeopathic treatment for chronic conditions, health improvements were seen in 70% of patients, with 50% reporting major health improvement. The best clinical results were seen in children with eczema or asthma, and adults treated for inflammatory bowel disease, menopausal problems and migraine.

Many patients also routinely use over-the-counter homeopathy for minor ailments, from cuts and bruises to coughs and colds.

Millions of people around the world recognise the important role homeopathy plays in healthcare, often when conventional medicine alone has failed.

* Spence D, Thompson E A, Barron S J. Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: a 6-year university-hospital outpatient observational study. J Altern Complement Med, 2005; 5: 793-798