Leading doctors and politicians have spoken out against the alternative therapies – describing them as ‘no better than placebos’
Controversial: Homeopathy claims to help the body heal itself through diluted substances
A row has broken out over an NHS trust’s ‘nonsense’ advice on controversial homeopathic treatments.
NHS Tayside has come under fire after telling patients the alternative remedies are ‘very safe’, ‘stimulate the body to heal itself’ and trigger improvements in the majority of cases.
Doctors and politicians have previously slammed the availability of the treatments on the NHS – claiming the remedies are ‘scientifically implausible’ and ‘perform no better than placebos’.
This is also the view of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies.
However, the Scottish Government recently stated the therapies ‘may offer relief to some people’.
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