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Homoeopathy often comes under attack by those that claim it is unscientific. Homoeopathy however, is just like any other science that challenges the boundaries of conventional thinking. Throughout history, respected scientists have been criticised for new ideas which challenge the status quo but without those willing to look outside the conventional paradigm we would not have many of the inventions and discoveries that we now take for granted. Nothing is gained in science by sticking to what is already known and no idea that forces a rethink of our preconceived ideas comes without opposition.
All branches of science such as neuroscience and quantum physics have people with opposing views. Homeopathy is no different and has its critics as well as its followers. In that respect, homeopathy is just another science.
Homeopathy is used by over 30,000,000 people in Europe and is the world’s second most popular system of healing. The World Health Organisation, in 2005, estimated that worldwide, it has half a billion users. It was first used in the UK by Dr Quin in 1828 and it has been sanctioned by the UK government. It has also been a part of the NHS since 1948. The House of Lords published a report in 2000 which looked at 30 different complementary therapies and classified it as one of the 5 ‘group one’ therapies judged to have sufficient research evidence of effectiveness and stated that it should be more widely available in the NHS.