Natural Healthcare Centre gets Council Cash Booster

5th August 2015

Visdata, based in Barton under Needwood, Chatterbox Ceramic Café, based in Tutbury, and the Natural Healthcare Centre, based in Burton, were all successful in bids to East Staffordshire Borough Council for support from its Business Development Fund.

The Natural Healthcare Centre are relocating to bigger premises to meet the needs of their expansion programmes.

A new, refurbished clinic awaits patients of The Natural Healthcare Centre, which has moved from its Bridge Street location to Main Street, in Stapenhill.

The centre, established in 1999, will now offer five treatment rooms with an addition of a yoga and meditation studio, a natural health shop and reception. It will also offer complementary and natural therapy.

The team now includes extended reception cover and continues to provide care to an accumulated client base of more than 6,000 patients, six days a week.

Using traditional as well as the latest natural methods, the team provide specialist treatments for digestive health, fertility, menopause and women's and men's health, pain, muscular and joint problems, stress-related conditions and weight loss as well as a smoking cessation clinic.

The team use acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiropractic, counselling, hypnotherapy, homeopathy, massage therapy, myofascial tissue release, nutritional therapy, podiatry, reflexology, yoga, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, health testing and more.

Clinic director and Chinese medicine practitioner Grahame Gargini said: "Our client base is growing and we have new therapists now as part of our team and this new stylish clinic has been purposefully designed with each therapeutic purpose in mind.

"With the further space for yoga, family play therapy and mindfulness classes

we can encourage more physical group therapies, classes and workshops and continue the good work of our team with our existing and expanding community".

Richard Grosvenor, leader of the council, said: "The fund is an excellent scheme which we are proud to be delivering.


US Federal Trade Commission: Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on September 21, 2015 to evaluate advertising for over-the-counter homeopathic products. The workshop will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including medical professionals, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators.

Sep 21, 2015Constitution Center 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024 | Directions & Nearby

The FTC invites the public to submit research, recommendations for topics of discussion, and requests to participate as panelists. The workshop will cover topics including:

  • A look at changes in the homeopathic market, its advertising, and what consumers know;
  • The science behind homeopathy and its effectiveness;
  • The effects of recent class actions against homeopathic product companies;
  • The application of Section 5 of the FTC Act to advertising claims for homeopathic products; and
  • Public policy concerns about the current regulation of homeopathic products.


Paper submissions should be sent to: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or delivered to: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. Paper submissions should reference the Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising Workshop both in the text and on the envelope. The deadline for submitting public comments is Friday, November 20, 2015.

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FTC Workshop to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products

21st August 2015



150 Years of Homeopathy in the Banerji Family

20th August 2015
Kolkata: A photograph exhibition inaugurated here on Thursday narrates how Indian social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar accorded patronage to homeopathy and examines how the legacy has survived today.

The celebrated scholar, educator and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance was born into the Banerji family in the village of Birsingha in Midnapore district of West Bengal in 1820.

Christened 'The Legacy to Humanity: Celebrating 150 years of Homeopathy', the exhibition showcases at least 20 photographs that celebrate 150 years of the introduction of homeopathy into the Banerji family and how Prasanta, and his son, Pratip (of the third and fourth generation) are carrying on the legacy in the 21st century.

According to the Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation website, Vidyasagar suffered from intense migraine headaches and was treated in Kolkata by homeopathic medicines prescribed by Babu Rajen Dutta, an aristocrat who studied homeopathy from the Germans and the French, following Hahnemann's ideology.


Canada: Kid's Cold, Cough, Flu Homeopathic Medicine Labelling

In a surprise announcement on July 31, Minister of Health Rona Ambrose stated that, as of July 2016, Health Canada (HC) not only will require stiffer "not-a-vaccine" labeling on nosodes, but will "no longer approve specific health claims on homeopathic products for cough, cold, and flu for children 12 and under, unless those claims are supported by scientific evidence."

This doesn't sound like banning homeopathic cold, cough and flu medicines, but it is in effect. It's a bit of regulatory trickery. Basically it forbids homeopathic manufacturers to say on the packaging of cold, cough and flu medicines what they are for. (The claimed pretext: "to ensure that Canadian parents... have the information they need to make informed health choices." Uh... right.) If parents don't know what products to buy, they won't buy them. And if it ceases to be economically feasible to sell them, the manufacturers will quit making them.
It is also a complete reversal of longstanding HC policy, made utterly without consultation with those affected: manufacturers, retailers and, most of all, consumers, especially parents of kids under 12. Based on a record of safety far better and longer than any allopathic meds, and enough evidence of effectiveness to satisfy all the politicians involved up until two and half weeks ago, these products have had Health Canada approval for their indications since 1998. There have been no consumer complaints or cases of harm reported in media.

Statement from the Minister of Health on labelling changes for certain homeopathic products

July 31, 2015 - Ottawa, ON - Health Canada

Homeopathy Pens for Sale: 'I don't do Drugs, I DO Homeopathy!'

Fun Pens for patients and friends!


Two pens, cost of shipping included, to UK by first class international is $15.00. If a group of people want more, it can be sent in a USPS priority box at a reasonable price.

Homeopathy Student 'Overwhelmed' as Donations Flood in after beloved Boat Sinks

15th August 2015

A Woking woman has been overwhelmed by the kindness of friends and strangers after her home, a narrow boat, sank in a London canal.

Genevieve Dunne was out of town at a music festival on July 26 when she received a text message that turned her world upside down: “I’m so sorry, but Bryony has sunk.”

The 30-year-old homeopathy student raced back to the capital, but her ‘soulmate’ and beloved home of two years was beyond help, submerged in murky water.

“I cannot believe the donations,” added Ms Dunne, who is about to start her third year of a homeopathy practice degree at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. “It’s unreal.”


Steroids Cause Baby's Raw Rash and Homeopathy 'Balms' Cure

6th August 2015

(Not sure whether these are homeopathic, aromatherapy or herbal mixtures that cured but the story is important to see the pictures of the horrific damage caused by topical steroid creams).


Stephanie Smith took her son, Isaiah, to dozens of doctors in the effort to find a cure for a skin condition that left him in constant pain.

However, relief finally came when Stephanie followed her instincts.

As the Mirror reports, Isaiah first started having flare-ups at three months of age when he developed a rash that became red and raw when he was exposed to perfume or other heavy scents, like fabric softener.

Stephanie followed her instinct and stopped using steroids to treat Isaiah’s rashes. Instead, she started making her own homeopathic balms, experimenting with different formulations in the effort to find the most effective treatment.