How Homeopathy proved itself to me...
At my first encounter with homeopathy I was very wary and sceptical. I have a science degree and my family was in farming and nursing - very down to earth.
Worried about over-using steroids on my one-year-old son's terrible eczema, we were persuaded to take him to a homeopath. She did her best to explain it to us and gave us a book to read. Desperate to help Tom, we were finally persuaded to give homeopathy a try by the information that the Queen uses it ... so, we thought, there must be something in it!
Tom responded to treatment, so I then turned to homeopathy for my murderous PMT; it worked immediately. When I developed panic attacks in pregnancy, it worked again. I started dabbling with remedies from the local health food shop for colds, earaches, injuries, teething babies etc and realised after some months that we were not needing to go to the doctor any more. (And have only rarely ever since.)
Eventually I had constitutional (holistic) treatment for my life-long eczema and as that cleared my general health, energy and enjoyment of life improved too. I decided to train to be a homeopath.
Homeopathic medicine has never ceased to amaze me and I have many stories of "cures" over the years, not least that of my goldfish Gloria! Three times we found her floating on the water seemingly gasping her last, only to find her back to normal within minutes of a homeopathic remedy being dropped in the tank. Science may not yet be able to explain how homeopathy works, but I have seen too many cases like Gloria's (but in humans!) to believe it is just a placebo.
In response to the anti-homeopathy reports in the media, and to those who say homeopathic medicine "cannot work" I suggest they join a course and learn about the history and philosophy of homeopathy, and how to use it, and at least try it for themselves before they decide. Considering only about 15% of all conventional medical interventions are proven to be beneficial (ref:BMJ Clinical Evidence Handbook Summer 2007) and most conventional drugs have side-effects, which homeopathic remedies do not, isn't it worth a try?
This is my family! All of these people have benefitted from Homeopathic treatment...