‘Health Choice Vermont’
Governing bodies seem determined to undermine any research and vast evidence base, invariably, because these therapies do not fit into the conventional paradigm… A prime example of this can be found in a situation which occurred a year or so ago in Vermont, where underhand tactics were employed in an attempt to remove homeopathy as an option for medical treatment via the naturopathic community and otherwise.
It is clearly wonderful for patients to have (healthcare) options. Recently however, a bill regarding homeopathy and the recommendation that it be outlawed from practice in Vermont, was issued.
Subsequently, action was taken by many concerned and furious citizens of the state in the form of phone calls and letters written and within 48 hours the bill was quashed, voices were heard and the entire legislation was sent back to the drawing board.
In talking to Jennifer Stella, a Vermont microbiologist and homeopath who runs the grassroots group ‘Health Choice Vermont’ and is instrumental in advocating for patient choice, she stated: ‘Together, we can make a difference. If you find your voice and your courage and take the time to educate your lawmakers and others, you truly can make a difference.’
Clearly this has been the case. Stella adds: ‘…In the end, we were even able to turn the whole thing into opportunity to give a short tutorial on homeopathy to the legislative committee.’
This is yet another victory for homeopathy and the right for patients to choose which system of medicine is best for them.
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By Gill Graham – www.consultanthomeopath.com