Brussels rejects the Spanish request to change the law on homeopathy





The European Commission will not change the directive on the use of homeopathic products in the Union. The Spanish government asked to tweak the text that regulates this therapy -whose properties are not scientifically endorsed- during an informal meeting held in September in Vienna when considering the current regulation "a risk to the health of citizens". Brussels does not share that opinion, and has reported that it does not fit into its plans to modify it. "The current framework finds a balance between guaranteeing quality and safety and informing consumers, including healthcare professionals," said Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, in response...

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MPs urge the NHS to embrace complementary, traditional and natural medicine…

MPs want complementary, traditional and natural medicine to rescue NHS from financial crisis

Changing health needs requires different approach, says new report

In 70 years of the NHS patients’ health needs have changed. Growing numbers of people suffering from long-term illnesses pose significant threats to the future sustainability of the NHS, a new report released by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare warns.

MPs urge the NHS to embrace complementary, traditional and natural medicine to ease the mounting burden on service provision.

The report says that the rising costs to the health system require a whole person approach to health delivery which focuses on prevention and tackles the root cause of illness.

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Read about Irish vet who put his faith in homeopathy and has never looked back

Irish Examiner - Thursday, 29th November 2018

Pat Aherne could best be described as a typical, thriving, ambitious dairy farmer.

Pat milks a 100-cow herd, grass fed 300 days of the year.

Pat is married with a young family and farms just outside Cork city, his nearest neighbour is Cork Airport.

While running a successful enterprise, Pat wants what is best for himself and his family but also for his herd, and a desire for improvement in herd well-being has taken him down the road of homeopathy.

“I had a major outbreak of mastitis eight years ago.

“I literally had 21 cases in the space of three weeks, 16 cases were being treated at the one time,” said Pat.

“I remember coming into the parlour one morning and feeling like I was going into a war against nature, and that I wasn’t winning the battle.”

Finally, Pat got on top of the outbreak, but not before vowing to never again subject his cows to the same level of antibiotic treatment.

“It was unsustainable economically, as well as taking its toll on both man and beast.”

It was then, by pure accident, that Pat happened upon homeopathic remedies as a way of treating his cattle. He started using them in 2010, and believes they helped to stabilise cell counts, reduce use of antibiotics, and speed up recovery from mastitis. The improvement was confirmed by a string of co-op milk quality awards, including an East Cork region win, one of the top six awards for supplying the best quality milk to Dairygold Co-op throughout 2016.

“With the help of homeopathy treatments, to my amazement, everything stabilised.”

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