With thanks to WalesOnline and Madeleine Brindley, Western MailJun 18 2012

Peter Hain has spoken of his belief homeopathic medicines should be available alongside conventional treatments in the NHS. The Labour MP for Neath is one of a number of high-profile people to back a new campaign by the British Homeopathic Association. See http://sueyounghistories.com/archives/2010/07/11/the-british-homeopathic-association/

It highlights examples of how they and their families have benefited from using homeopathic medicines.

Mr Hain, who is pictured with the yellow arnica flower, said:

‘… I’ve used homeopathy for many years and am convinced of its therapeutic value. I first came to know about homeopathy through my son who as a baby suffered from eczema. He had it a couple of years but with conventional treatment the eczema was getting progressively worse and at the age of four he also developed asthma.

‘… We turned to homeopathy out of desperation and were stunned with the positive results. Since then I have used homeopathy for a wide variety of illnesses, but I rely on arnica as it’s excellent for treating the everyday bruises and shocks to the system we face. My view is that homeopathy and conventional medicines must remain side by side under the NHS to offer the best to patients.”

Actress Louise Jameson, who also takes part in the campaign alongside David Bellamy, the environmentalist, and former tennis professional Annabel Croft, has said she discovered homeopathy when her son was unwell and since then has not used antibiotics to treat herself or her two sons, who are in their twenties.  She said it has also helped her through the menopause.