‘Homeopathy International‘, is a London-based membership organisation which connects practitioners of homeopathic medicine, homeopathy colleges and the homeopathy profession. They currently issue the following ‘COVID-19 advice‘:
Homeopathic medicines have a long history of use in respiratory tract infections, infections with flu-like symptoms and in epidemics.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is individualised for each person rather than for a named disease, however there are a group of remedies that are frequently used in flu-like and respiratory tract infections.
Choose the homeopathic medicine that best fits your particular symptoms.
Commonly used homeopathic remedies for influenza – like symptoms.
Aconite: When it starts suddenly, a fever with chilliness, throbbing pulses, Feeling restless and anxious. After being out in cold dry weather and bitter winds.
Gelsemium: The opposite of Aconite. Comes on slowly. A feeling of heaviness and tiredness in the body and limbs, head feels to heavy to hold up. Chills in the back. A bursting headache. No thirst.
Bryonia: Comes on slowly. Thirsty for cold drinks. Headache, irritability, wants to be in own home, left alone. Everything is worse for movement and better for pressure.
Eupatorium perf: Severe aches in limbs and back, a feeling “like broken bones”. Dare not move for pain. A bursting headache. Sore eyeballs. Feels better for talking to someone.
Baptisia: Rapid onset, then falls into a kind of stuporous state with a red face and looks drugged. Falls asleep while talking. May be strange feelings as if limbs are distorted or out of place. May be vomiting and diarrhoea and mucous in the chest.
I am lost for words when I read such irresponsible nonsense. And my amazement is not reduced by studying the rest of their website:
… We provide the public with the facts about homeopathy so they can understand its potential as a viable alternative, and explain the ongoing threat at work to prevent patient access to this safe, effective, sustainable system of medicine.
Our six member Steering Committee is made up of homeopathic practitioners both medical and professional and patients who between them have worked with homeopathic medicine for more than 170 years. They have witnessed its potential as well as the campaign waged against it, and as a group are committed to protect access to this precious alternative at a time when it is needed more than ever…
It is not widely known but as a patient it is your right to choose the kind of medicine you want to use to resolve your issues and maintain your health. Your GP is legally obliged to provide you with information about options so that you can make an informed choice. That is your legal right and your GP’s legal obligation…
Our Steering Group is composed of:
|Michael O’Brien||Acting Lay Chair|
|Paul Burnett||Communication Lead|
|Carol Boyce||Education Lead|
|Dr Noel Thomas||Practitioner Representative|
|Karyse Day||Lay Representative|
|Barry Tanner||Regulatory Adviser|
|Ursula Kraus-Harper||Specialist Adviser EASE|
I feel that these people should be ashamed of themselves.
Do they not have a code of ethics?
Yes they do!
Here it is:
As a member of Homeopathy International, you are personally accountable for your practice. In caring for patients and clients you must:
♦ Respect the patient or client as an individual and honour their integrity as well as respecting their customs, creed, race, ability, sexuality, economic status, lifestyle, political beliefs and religion.
♦ Obtain consent before you give any treatment or care and work according to holistic principles.
♦ Protect confidential information.
♦ Recognise the value of other therapies and health care professionals, both within complementary and conventional medicine and work with other practitioners and refer when it is in the patient’s/client’s best interests. A practitioner must not treat a patient/client in any case which exceeds his/her capacity, training, and competence.
♦ Maintain your professional knowledge and competence on a continuous basis so that you may offer the very best standard of treatment.
♦ Be trustworthy and not exploit the patient or client. Members must maintain the highest morals and behave with courtesy, respect, dignity, discretion and tact.
♦ Act to identify and minimise risk to patient and clients.
These people clearly violate their own code of ethics in more than one way:
- they do not behave morally,
- they do not offer the best standard of treatment,
- they lack the competence to advise the public about the current pandemic.
YES, YOU GUESSED IT: I FEEL SICK!