I’ve counted four broadsheet papers that have printed negative articles about homeopathy in the last week. This comes at the time that ‘professor’ Ernst (first professor of complementary medicine until he stepped down last year) published a paper once again saying ‘homeopathy is placebo, it shouldn’t be on the NHS’ (or somesuch nonsense). Cynical old me sees another orchestrated campaign against homeopathy in the media…once again following an agenda rather than searching for the truth (a bit like the policeman’s habit of finding a suspect, deciding he’s guilty, then searching for the evidence to prove it).
I presume the goal of this latest campaign is to stop more funding to the remaining NHS homeopathic hospitals at this time of ‘austerity’, despite the evidence of clinical effectiveness which might contradict their uninformed opinions.
I was interviewed by Rod Liddell from the Sunday Times last week for one of the anti-homeo pieces. I was filmed answering questions for 30 minutes, but only 11 seconds of my side was eventually included on the 5 minute video. (I’d provide a link, but unfortunately it’s subscription only). Now it was only an opinion piece, so I wasn’t expecting anything insightful, Rod came right out & told me at the beginning he thought homeopathy was nonsense…but then he also claimed most women who go to see homeopaths are ‘just nuts’, that most people who claim to have asthma actually don’t, & that many of the auto-immune diseases growing rapidly in the west are nonsense & ‘all in the mind’.