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Taken to Court: Moving the goalposts on homeopathy

On December 22, in a case initiated by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in the Federal Court of Australia, a regulatory judgement was handed down that Homeopathy Plus Australia Pty Ltd and I, Fran Sheffield, violated Australian Consumer Law with statements about the whooping cough vaccine and homeopathy. …

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Homeopathy Made Simple (Part 1) – First Steps to First Aid

Homeopathy is fun to use and easy to learn. With just a handful of remedies even a beginner can make a big difference to everyday health problems. The homeopathic remedies (medicines) are relatively inexpensive, long-lasting, and safe for all ages. They are also easy to obtain. Many of the common …

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Let’s Look at Homeopathic Immunisation (Homeoprophylaxis)

We are struggling to manage two problems at once but not being very clever about it. The first is that people, including children, still die from infectious diseases such as malaria, whooping cough, and other epidemic diseases. The second is that, from the homeopathic standpoint, vaccines have several drawbacks. They …

Answers to Preliminary Questions

If you have been reading recent Homeopathy Plus newsletter and Facebook posts, you already know that homeopath Fran Sheffield is writing a free online book about the role of homeopathy for treating autism spectrum disorders. If you missed them, you can read them here and here. Readers were asked for their two most important questions …

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Homeopathy – an effective alternative says medico

A medical doctor, responding to an article by a scientist sceptical about using homeopathy for ADHD, says: He, the doctor, uses homeopathy on a daily basis to fill in gaps or improve on conventional therapies There is no doubt that homeopathy works in children, sceptical patients and patients’ pets Readers …

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Somi – An aggressive child helped by homeopathy

Somi was an aggressive 7-year-old facing expulsion from school. His mother was at her wit’s end when she turned to homeopathy. We captured their experience in this following story: “As parents, most of us wish the best for our children and try to instil in them sound morals and acceptable …

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Homeopathy good for Swine Flu and AIDS, reports Government Minister

The Economic Times of India reports that Union Minister of State, Shripad Yesso Naik, said in parliament, “Collaborative studies on influenza like illness (ILI) and H1N1, conducted by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) during pandemic of H1N1 in 2009 resulted in identification of specific homoeopathic medicines…Studies in respect …

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Shameful Report: Homeopathy and Freedom of Information

The Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has released its own response to the shameful Report on Homeopathy by the NHMRC. It looks as though an inquiry into this government agency is necessary. The CMA says: “We are very disappointed with the position taken by the NHMRC, especially when a number of …

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NHMRC Fail with Homeopathy Report

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released its long awaited Report on Homeopathy. The NHMRC media release statement can be read here. As expected, the final report is as flawed as the earlier draft report from 2014. The main areas of concern are laid bare in an …

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Homeopathy for ADHD

ADD, ADHD, GDD, ASD, PDD-NOS – our children are attracting so may acronyms these days and there seems to be no end in sight for what has now become a neurological epidemic. Parents, in their search for safe treatment options, often end up in homeopathic clinics, and many find homeopathy …

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Homeopathy used for Swine flu

Swine Flu continues to trouble India, and homeopaths have been setting up clinics for people to easily obtain the homeopathic preventatives. Dr Patel at the Vadodara clinic says: “Homeopathy can sure help in curtailing the surge of H1N1 cases. There are a few medicines that can be effective as preventive …