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NHMRC Draft Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions submission

ID: 
25
Personal Details
First Name: 
Sylvia
Last Name: 
Cooper
Questions
Q1. Is the draft Information Paper presented and written in a manner that is easy to understand?: 

I found it subjective, with much of the extensive opinions and conclusions of the committee unsubstantiated by actual evidence from the studies reviewed.  

Q2. Does the draft Information Paper clearly outline how the evidence was reviewed and interpreted by the Homeopathy Working Committee?: 

No, where a study indicates the effectiveness of homoeopathic treatment and further study is recommended, the committee tends to dismiss the study as inconclusive and therefore invalid. This is then argued to support the committee's overall opinion that homoeopathy is ineffective.  

Q3. Is there additional evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for the treatment of clinical conditions in humans that needs to be considered? To be considered in public consultation any additional evidence must:: 

Homoeopathy has been used for over 200 years with thousands of documented case studies by physicians confirming the efficacy of homoeopathic treatment. There are millions of people world wide who express satisfaction with homoeopathic treatment. In an age where consumers are sophisticated, well informed and selective, increasingly homoeopathic treatment is being sought out and supported. This would not be the case if it was not an effective medical system. Indeed France recently confirmed the effectiveness and importance of homoeopathy as part of the nation's health system after conducting its own extensive review into it.

I believe this committee is on a mission to discredit homoeopathy in order to preserve the monopoly of the mainstream health industry, it's profitable support industries and to prevent any paradigm change in how the community understands and addresses health and disease.

Page reviewed: 11 March, 2015