In 2009 Boots revealed that they didn’t believe homeopathy works. However, despite this revelation and continual studies which prove that homeopathy achieves little health benefits, the NHS still spent more than 4 million pounds last year researching homeopathic pills.
Overwhelmed by the NHS’s and leading Pharmacies ‘no harm’ theories to homeopathy, more than 300 protestors are now planning to get involved in a group homeopathic overdose to help create public knowledge about the ineffectiveness of homeopathic remedies.
During this revolt which is set to occur on the 30th January 2010, all 300 members will openly swallow in public an entire box of 90 homeopathic tablets to demonstrate that they are nothing more than fakes as well as encourage pharmacies to take them off their shelves
Where did Homeopathy come from?
Described by many as ‘herbal medicine’ many of the ingredients found within this commonly accepted complementary medicine are so minisculethat there is nothing left to them.
However further background checks into the birth of homeopathy has revealed that it is not strictly an herbal medicine, but is structuredon 3 ideas developed in the 1800’s by Samuel Hahnemann. 3 theories which are still used today:
– The Law of Similars where whatever caused your symptoms will also cure them i.e. unable to sleep, take caffeine
– The Law of Infinitesimals where the more diluted the remedy is from water, the more potent it will be
– The Law of Succession where vigorous mixing of a homeopathic remedy would further increase its concentration
Assessing this historical background, it is easy to understand why protestors are asking the government to instruct the NIHCE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) to assess whether it is right for the National Health Service to pay for homeopathy. Providing few if any positive results, all scientific studies have the same conclusion that they will not boost your immune system.