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Effectiveness Of The Homeopathic Remedy Arnica

EDM number 816 in 2002-03, proposed by David Tredinnick on 04/03/2003.

That this House observes the recent research undertaken by the Department of Complementary Medicine at Exeter University into the effectiveness of the homoeopathic remedy arnica; notes that a number of experts including Dr Peter Fisher, Director of the Royal Homoeopathic Hospital, The Society of Homoeopaths and The Natural Medicines Society have disputed the validity of the study because of the way it was set up and conducted; believes that this is a statistically underpowered trial with inappropriate outcomes; expresses concern that the study which was designed as a preliminary investigation to inform a possible subsequent larger study has been analysed and reported as a definitive trial; notes that the dosages prescribed were inappropriate for the conditions being treated and were given for too long a period of time; further notes that homoeopathic arnica is used by thousands of people in the United Kingdom to reduce swelling, prevent muscular soreness and alleviate post-operative soreness; believes that arnica is an effective homoeopathic remedy when appropriately used; and urges the Government to commission further research into the effectiveness of arnica.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

David Tredinnick04/03/2003BosworthConservativeProposed
Harry Cohen05/03/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Tony Colman05/03/2003PutneyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/03/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/03/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/03/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Harry Barnes10/03/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Simon Thomas10/03/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Weir10/03/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
Austin Mitchell12/03/2003Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Tyler13/03/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond09/06/2003Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Mark Oaten08/09/2003WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned

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