Homeopathy and the NHS

The impression many people have is that the terms ‘alternative’ or ‘complementary’ which are applied to other systems of health care are little more than an interest for a minority of people. The only small thing about homeopathy is the dosage of medication given to patients. It is in fact the second major health care system in the world.

When Bevan instigated the National Health Service there was a belief that health care costs would diminish as people would become healthier. This hasn’t happened for a number of reasons. Costs of health care are spiralling almost to the point of being out of control. We are also on the edge of a major crisis concerning the use of antibiotics which are becoming redundant in dealing with a number of conditions where the pathogens involved simply do not respond to anti-biotic treatment.

The Contemporary College of Homeopathy in Bristol may be small in size but it is certainly increasingly influential in promoting homeopathy as a crucial part of any solution to the problem outlined above.

The college does not have thousands of students, a huge campus and all the paraphernalia that goes with a big educational institution. Nevertheless, the word is ‘out’. Students this year include people from Malaysia, Egypt, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Many fly into the UK on a monthly basis to attend the weekend lectures. Mike Bridger, The Principal of the college, says that there is no mystery about this. He says: ‘If there is something worth saying then people will want to hear it. People are always interested in finding solutions to the kind of problems we face in the world today. Homeopathy is and ought to be a major part of the solution’.

Anyone interested in visiting the college or in studying with us can find more information on our website about our homeopathy courses or alternatively can call Kate on 0845 6032878.

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