Memorandum submitted by Mary English HO 50
I have read and watched the Commitee Meeting for Evidence Check: Homeopathy.
I would like my (humble) views to be known.
1.I am a qualified Homeopath. I had 5 years training and hold a
Diploma from the School of Homeopathy 2001. I am insured to practice. I work
I hold a Certificate in Counselling Concepts from the City of Bath College and am first aid trained.
I have 8 years experience of
working as a volunteer running a Homeopathic Clinic for drug addicts
and alcoholics with The Drugs and Homeless Initiative in
2.My first experience of Homeopathy was buying an over-the-counter 'remedy' called Aconite that the leaflet in Boots (where I bought it) said was good for croup.I bought the remedy because it said it was safe for children.
3.When my baby son (18 months) had his neck attack of croup, I used one tablet of Aconite 6c and his attack of early morning wheezy, panicky breathing subsided in minutes and completely went.
4.This then prompted me to investigate Homeopathy and eventually led to me becoming a professional pracititoner.
5.If I had not been able to buy the remedy in Boots, I would :
a) have had a child with regular breathing difficulties, which would have led to drug therapy and side-effects and dependence on the NHS for treatment
b) have never trained or qualified in a therapy that has brought health and healing to a vast number of my patients who would otherwise be a drain on NHS resources.
6.I would urge your committee to take into account, along with all the scientific and medical opinions my small voice of happiness with my discovery of a safe, person centered, individual form of health therapy and my willingness to continue to treat the public in a safe, person-centred manner.
Mary English DSH
I am a qualified Homeopath working in private practice in