ECH Newsletter            January 2019

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Message from the ECH Board
Dear friends and colleagues,
“Inaccurate research is everyone’s problem” is the main message of the campaign launched by the Homeopathic Research Institute to denounce the damage to homeopathy caused by the report of the NHMRC, an Australian government research institute.

Please, watch the video: and sign the petition, available in English, French, Spanish and German, asking that the first report, produced by NHMRC before this damaging one, which was favourable to homeopathy and was never published, is released:
You can read the full story at:
Dr Hélène Renoux             Dr Sara Eames         
President                           Vice-President 

Dr Arlette Blanchy             Dr Jaume Costa              
Treasurer                          General Secretary
2019 WIM Forum on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medicinal Products

The 2019 World Integrated Medicine Forum on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medicinal Products with the theme “Advancing Global Collaboration” took place in Goa from 23 to 25 January.

The Forum is a gathering of industry representatives, regulators and homeopaths from all over the world with the aim of promoting homeopathy and homeopathic medicinal products within the healthcare systems. The Forum was inaugurated by the Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

Dr Hélène Renoux, ECH President, spoke during the opening ceremony on behalf of the prescribers.  More information:
Belgian homeopaths confront sceptics

Unio Homeophatica Belgica has dismissed the misinformation disseminated by sceptics in a press release. The press release includes information on clinical efficacy of homeopathy, homeopathic medicinal products and patients’ freedom of choice. More information:
Spanish Manifesto in favour of complementary medicine
Twenty-seven Spanish scientific societies, professional associations and patients’ groups have signed a Manifesto supporting complementary therapies.
The Manifesto underlines that there are thousands of papers published in scientific journals that support the efficacy of homeopathy, acupuncture and naturopathy. It requests that the Spanish government supports regulation, training and research of complementary medicine. More information:
ECH President speaks in French TV
Dr Hélène Renoux has participated in a debate about the future of homeopathy on French TV. The debate also included a representative from the French agency that will assess the efficacy of homeopathic medicines, an expert in evaluation of complementary therapies and a representative of the sceptics. More information:
Germans in favour of integrative medicine
Dr Cornelia Bajic, chairperson of the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians (DZVhÄ), has presented a survey that indicates that 51% of Germans consider that the growing demand for homeopathy is leading to integrative medicine, ie the cooperation of conventional and complementary medicine. Dr Bajic stated that "Citizens not only want an energy and agricultural revolution, but also a medical one in Germany." More information:
Tuscany funds research on complementary medicine

The Italian region of Tuscany has included funding for research on complementary and integrative medicine in oncology in its health research budget. This is in line with the long tradition of integration of conventional and complementary medicines, amongst them homeopathy, in the Tuscany health services. More information:
     United States’ homeopathy needs our support

Please, support Americans for Homeopathy Choice which want to prevent the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from treating homeopathic remedies as technically illegal, as proposed in a draft FDA guidance on December 2017.
Unlike typical petitions where one submits signatures, this petition needs unique comments (brief ones are fine!) submitted to the Petition Docket.
Please, visit their website for easy to follow instructions on how to support their initiative:
ECH Spring meeting, Edinburgh, 10-11 May 2019
The 2019 ECH Spring meeting will take place, at the Radisson Hotel, in Edinburgh on 10 and 11 May. It will include meetings of the Council and of the Subcommittees. A workshop on C4 provings will be organized on 9 May. Please, keep the dates. Invitations will be sent by the ECH secretariat in the following weeks.
ECH Autumn meeting, Paris, 15-16 November 2020
The 2020 ECH Autumn meeting will be devoted to antimicrobial resistance and homeopathy. Please, keep the dates.
HRI Conference, London, 14-16 June 2019
HRI’s biennial research conference will be held at the Tower Hotel, London in 2019. ECH members can avail of a special price:
LMHI World Congress, Sorrento, 25-28 September 2019
Early bird registration for the next LMHI congress is open. The main theme of the conference will be “The medicine of the future from the ancient heart”. More information:
Magic pills screenings
Screenings of the film “Magic Pills” are planned in several European cities. More information:
The epilogue of Just One Drop is ready
The follow-up to the film Just One Drop has been released. More information:
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