In the London borough of Haringey, Gill Turner, a teacher and a qualified homeopath, was asked to start a small homeopathic clinic in a new children’s centre attached to the school. After much hard work preparing the venture she eventually opened a ‘non-profit-making’ clinic, and immediately attracted considerable interest from both parents and support staff.
However, after three weeks, she was told that the clinic had to be closed as three school governors had threatened to resign unless it did.
Gill, a member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths, said of the situation:
“All I’ve tried to do is to help families who would otherwise be unable to access complementary health. I’m upset that they will lose the facility, and angry that such a tiny group of influential individuals can make decisions that affect hundreds of people in the community without any kind of democratic process.”
It appears that the clinic may have constituted some sort of ‘threat’ to some influential and powerful vested interests.
Although it seems strange that such a safe and effective therapy can cause such a reaction, this is now happening to homeopathy quite frequently.
In the April 2010 edition of our newsletter, Homeopathy Healthy Medicine, we reported how a small but determined group of ‘anti homeopathy’ campaigners were trying to close our homeopathic hospitals.