Homoeopathy is the medical practice of treating like with like. That is to say, treating an illness with a substance which when taken by a healthy person produces symptoms similar to those displayed by the person who is ill.

Letter 70

Leyton, London, E10 

3rd. Feb 2007

To Whom It May Concern:
In January 2005 during a one week visit to Lahore in Pakistan to attend a wedding, I developed stomach pains and diarrhoea. This occurred on the fifth day of my visit. Upon returning to England and having suffered daily diarrhoea and pain for a couple of weeks, I decided to tell my GP. I was prescribed some medication and used it every day for the next few weeks. Whilst the medicine did bulk the stool a little, it did not have a lasting effect. I returned to my GP and was prescribed antibiotics. Having finished the course I felt no change in my symptoms.
In all, I visited the GP approximately five times, she tried different medicines but none had any effect. I was also referred to the local hospital and saw a senior registrar twice, with stool and blood tests being taken a few times.
The hospital discovered no problem and suggested that the bug I caught from Pakistan had been flushed out of my system by the antibiotics and the current diagnosis may be irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
I was then referred to a hospital dietician, who suggested certain diet changes to help my digestive system settle down. I tried all these changes, some of which had a minor effect but again not a lasting effect (i.e. it would have a positive effect on reducing the frequency of my diarrhoea, which at the time meant passing stools about five to six times in a day, but within a week my body would ‘get used to’ the change and the diarrhoea would be worse).
All the above happened over a period of about a year and a half. At this stage, not seeing any improvement, I decided that it was unlikely that normal allopathic medicine would be able to help me.
Someone I knew suggested I try homeopathy. Coming from a science background I tend to look for evidence before trying something new and was initially sceptical. However, I had nothing to lose so went to see Dr Saran Zeb, of the London Homeopathic Clinic in Ilford, Essex.
I was given a one hour consultation and given some powders and tablets to take regularly. I have taken homeopathic medicines for about six months and for the past month my diarrhoea and pain have completely cleared and my stools back to normal. I have no doubt that my system is back to normal as a direct result of the homeopathic treatment. This is partly because I was not asked to change my diet in any way and partly because each time the medicine was prescribed or changed I noticed improvements.
I feel that homeopathic treatment should be provided free through the NHS because it really does work and it has the potential to help a large number of patients who may otherwise not be in a position to afford it.
Thanking you

Mr M. S . B.