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    What Effect Would Leaving the EU Have on Alternative Medicine in the UK?

    Now, I expect you have already made your mind up and I do not have any expectation that issues around quackery will sway your vote on the EU. However, I thought it would be interesting to look at what consequences might unfold if the UK were to leave the EU for alternative medicines. What would happen to the prevalence, regulation and availability of CAM? What would it mean for the training and registration of practitioners? How much does the EU influence what we see on the High Street, how consumers are protected and how public money is spent on such [read more...]
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The Vets Who Make People Feel Better

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Some years ago, a well meaning but utterly deluded friend gave me a book entitled Natural Remedies For Your Cat by Christopher Day. It is a slightly disturbing tome that appears to recommend homeopathic remedies for pretty much everything – from fleas to gunshot wounds. Rational cat lovers might find [read more...]
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John Wesley and The Origins of the Natural Health Movement

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Examine the discourse of any alternative medicine and you will encounter a surprisingly homogenous set of themes: that their methods are natural, simple, available to all, and are based on ancient and traditional knowledge. Cures for disease are freely available from nature and we do not need the intermediation of [read more...]

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