Arnica Group in Merton & Sutton
This group is held once a month in Colliers Wood. From 7.30-9pm
We will meet on Thursday evening once a month at the same time.
Through the Arnica Network parents and health practitioners meet up regularly, formally and informally. We work out how to keep children healthy and discuss vaccination and other health issues.
We also share good practice and evidence on how we can support our children naturally when they are sick (skills no longer passed down from our parents), to promote natural immunity, for example learning how to deal effectively with fever and cleaning wounds.
If you would like to come along, please phone on Mob 07942 816937 or send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the date of the next meeting and the full address.
The Real Switch Challenge
Did you know your mulitvitamin is likely to be made from coaltar and rocks? We weren't designed to eat rocks!
Watch this short video. Call me if you are ready to switch to a totally healthy multivitamin made from fruits and vegetables and woudl like to hear how this small switch will also help to save a child's life.
Nutrition with Purpose
- Why do we need to supplement our diets even if we think we eat “right”
- Which supplements are safe and how do we know they will work?
- How can the school raise regular funds without everyone working long hours?
- What do I need to give my children to eat so they can focus better at school?
- How can I help my child avoid days off school from 'bugs' and make their immune system more resilient?
- How can we help solve the problem of global malnutrition?
If you want to donate your time helping the children, rather than just raising money, give me a call and will show a different way. Do fundraising once and get money coming in every month.
All of these questions are answered by the Nutrition with Purpose programme. Click here to see more
If you are an interested parent, a teacher or member of a Parents Association (PTA). If you run a children's football club, a dance group or karate club and you would like to add a nutritonal component into your services, then
Give me a call on Mobile 07942 816937 and I will explain how Nutrition with Purpose could help your child and their school, or your group.
Now as well as helping your school you will also be feeding a child who is malnourished.
Watch here to see Sam Caster show the Give for Real programme to carers in Mexico
Inspiring event to promote Homeopathy Research
On Tuesday 17th May 2011, the Homeopathy Research Institute hosted a reception at the House of Commons in London. Sponsored by David Tredinnick MP, the event focused on placing homeopathy research on the national agenda as a valid and necessary scientific field of inquiry.
Click here to download the full report
Give for Real and help fight undernourishment that is killing children all around the world
In July 2010 Mannatech, through MannaRelief introduced a Social Entrepreneur programme to reduce childhood malnutrition all around the world. Watch here, and then contact me to see how you can join this incredible initiative.
Government's response to Health committee report
The Government has responded to the Science and Technology Committee report: Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy, July 2010.
In particular, the Government has placed the emphasis on Primary Care Trusts to choose whether to provide homeopathy on the NHS, taking account of local need. Therefore supporting the patients’ right to choose homeopathy as a treatment option
The Department of Health wholly supports the concept of the informed patient. There is patient demand for homeopathy and this respects patients’ capacity to make informed choices about their healthcare.
The Society of Homeopaths registered members (RSHoms) meet robust education and registration standards and agree to practice in accordance with the Society’s Code of Ethics. The Society would like to see more patients having access to homeopathy on the NHS, and can provide the evidence that homeopathy is an effective and cost effective treatment option.
The Society also welcomes the report’s acknowledgement of the long tradition homeopathy has enjoyed in Europe, and that this Government, in line with EU policy, does not wish to constrain consumer choice, or to regulate homeopathic medicines at UK level.
To see research evidence for homeopathy:
To see the full government response: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_117810
Support for homeopathy on the NHS
The Society of Homeopaths supports its colleagues in the medical profession who are campaigning to keep homeopathy available on the NHS.
There are approximately 600 doctors in the UK who use homeopathy, over 55,000 patients a year are seen through homeopathic hospitals, many with conditions not helped through other specialists in the NHS.
The cost of homeopathy on the NHS is low - just 0.001% of the £11 billion drugs budget. Homeopathic appointment and hospital costs are approximately £4 million per annum, compared with the cost of anti depressants alone which was £291.5million in 2007.
The Society further notes that in 2005, a report commissioned by Prince Charles and carried out by economist Christopher Smallwood found that following a pilot study where patients were treated with complementary and alternative medicines, there was a 30 per cent drop in the number of consultations with GPs and a saving in prescription drugs bills of 50%.1
In 2005, the largest service evaluation of homeopathic hospital treatment reported that 70 per cent of 6,500 follow-up patients experienced improvement in their health. 2
Yet the British Medical Association (BMA) is this week voting on a series of motions calling for an end to homeopathy on the NHS, without any consultation with its own members who practice homeopathy, or the tens of thousands of people who depend on homeopathy on the NHS.
David Tredinnick MP has tabled an Early Day Motion stating that the BMA “has overstepped its remit” and that “an integrated NHS, which employs the best from the orthodox and complementary, and which empowers patients, could deliver better and more cost-effective outcomes at a time of financial prudence; and calls on the Government to maintain its policy of allowing decision-making on individual clinical interventions, including homeopathy, to remain in the hands of local NHS service providers and practitioners who are best placed to know their community's needs.”
The Society also notes that homeopathy has been available on the National Health Service since it was created in 1948, when five hospitals were already well established, and were handed over to the NHS to be run under the new system.
Members of the Society and patients will be among those protesting before the BMA conference, along with members of The British Homeopathic Association and the Faculty of Homeopathy (whose members are medically qualified health professionals).
They are concerned that their members who are also members of the BMA were not consulted, and have been refused permission to address the conference.
1. Smallwood, C. The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the NHS. Research commissioned by HRH Prince of Wales. FreshMinds, October 2005, p.56.
2. Spence D, Thompson E and Barron S. Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: A 6-Year, university-hospital outpatient observational study. J Altern Complement Med 2005; 5: 793-8.
The Society of Homeopaths
Established in 1978, The Society of Homeopaths is the largest body of professional homeopaths in the UK. Our Registered Members (RSHoms) are qualified, registered and fully insured and have agreed to practise in accordance with our Code of Ethics & Practice.
For more information or to set up an interview with Chair of the Board of Directors, Zofia Dymitr please contact Pamela Stevens at The Society of Homeopaths on 0845 450 6611 or email@example.com
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