Homeopathy for Economic Health
Homeopathy has a history of success in clinical practice
• In Cuba homeopathy has enabled 2.3 million people to be cheaply and effectively
protected against endemic Leptospirosis. 
• At Bristol Homeopathic Hospital 70.7% of 6,500 patients with chronic conditions
benefited from homeopathic treatment and had reduced need for conventional medication. 
• About 6 million people in the UK choose homeopathy despite the fact that for the vast majority this
means that they have to pay for their treatment. 
• There is considerable research evidence for homeopathy, with more randomised controlled trials
being positive than negative. For more information see www.britishhomeopathic.org.
Homeopathy offers solutions to the NHS
• The NHS spends £11 billion annually on conventional drugs out of a budget of £100 billion, and this
cost keeps rising, so it is essential to look seriously at alternatives. 
• Only 0.001% of the NHS drugs budget is spent on homeopathic medicines, and these are mainly
used to treat patients with chronic health problems who have not been helped, despite great cost, by
conventional means. [5,6]
• The NHS also spends £2 billion annually on treating the adverse side effects of conventional drugs.
Homeopathy has no side effects. 
• Even a small increase in spending on homeopathy could produce dramatic savings, cutting waste
and increasing patient satisfaction.
Opposition to homeopathy is based on propaganda
• Homeopathy has a growing evidence base, but according to the British Medical Journal, of the 2,500
most commonly used treatments in the NHS, 51% have unknown effectiveness, and only 11% have
been shown to be beneficial.[8,9]
• The leading so-called ‘expert’ and critic of homeopathy, Professor Edzard Ernst, has admitted that he
has no qualifications in homeopathy.
• The leading organisation opposing homeopathy, Sense About Science, is funded by pharmaceutical
companies and relies on a strategy of propaganda stunts rather than scientific research.[11,12]
• The leading popular book critical of homeopathy (Trick or Treatment?) has been shown to be
scientifically unreliable. It was co-authored by Simon Singh (a trustee of Sense About Science) and
• The 2010 Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathy was voted for by only three
MPs. Of these only one attended the hearings and he has strong links to Sense About Science (Dr
A vision for an economic and effective medical future
H:MC21 believes that the NHS should increase the integration of homeopathic practitioners into front-line healthcare whilst monitoring both clinical and cost benefits.
H:MC21 believes that, by sharing clinical experience and skills in this way, homeopathic and conventional practitioners can provide the safest, most economic and most effective service to patients.
H:MC21 believes that this will allow the NHS to confirm the benefits of homeopathy in the real world of clinical practice.