Author: Dr. Quinte Naturopathic Centre on 14 January 2011
There are plenty of reasons for concern that the episode of CBC's Marketplace is airing on Friday January 14th at 8pm. They are not providing a fair or accurate view of homeopathy, calling it an unproven practice, engaging skeptics in a group overdose, and interviewing an MD who calls it a scam and not evidence-based. Homeopathy is part of the naturopathic medical program and is used by some Naturopathic Doctors as an effective therapy, in conjunction with other natural supplements, or on its own. It is extremely unfortunate that it is an unfair portrayal of a system of medicine that has been used by millions of people for over 200 years.
There is already a lively debate about this show on the comments section of Marketplace's website. The most compelling voices are from those patients who have been helped by homeopathy talking about their experiences, particularly those who are suffering from serious or chronic conditions and were not being helped by conventional medicine. Feel free to add your story as well!
As with any controversial topic there are 2 sides to the debate. I encourage people to check out the website www.extraordinarymedicine.org to read the "other side". Although homeopathic medicines are not a primary focus for treatments at QNC it would extremely unfortunate to lose the use of these remedies.
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