Friday, 30 October 2009

Save Herbal Medicine demonstration, 2 Nov

Demonstration and mass lobby at parliament to save Herbal Medicine.

in April 2011 new EU rules come into force regarding medicinal products, covering herbs. These EU rules, once applied would outlaw access to 95% of herbs, not only over the counter but also those prescribed for patients by professionals. Only herbal preparations that have been licensed will be marketed. The issue for the UK is that the government is planning to abandon it's committment to statutory regulation of this sector (due to costs) and leave it to be all but destroyed from May 2011. Such a move is likely to have severe effects on the accessibility to herbal medicine. Join in the demonstration outside Parliament, led by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, against the government’s decision. Show your support and join in the demonstration.

The demonstration is in conjunction with a mass lobby of MP’s from 2-4 pm. Arrange a meeting with your MP to inform them of the importance of statutory regulations.

RSVP afifah.hamilton@ukonline.co.uk

For more information click here.

7 comments:

Herbal Medicines said...

The medicinal value of herbs and plants has taken herbal therapy to great heights. Herbal medicines are acknowledged as most effective and inexpensive way of treating a disease. Unlike the allopathic medicines, herbal medicines have less adverse effect on the body. In a sense herbal therapy can be considered as a natural cure for diseases.

colonic hydrotherapy los angeles said...

Count me in! It makes sense that they wouldn't monitor unlicensed herbal preparations because of money. Also, they think its a bad investment because they can't use money on "chance".

Rejuvenation said...

Can you update us with more info in the U.S.? This is very important to researchers into this type of medicine, especially like coherent light therapy, who need to keep up to date on medical freedom.

Kristina May said...

Can't update much. Various groups of professional herbalists and those who support the industry have been holding rallies outside parliament or at other relevant venues. Nothing can be said about the result yet since the data gathered during public consultation is still being analysed. The vast majority of people in the UK are completely unaware that this is happening and there are few opportunities to raise the profile of the issue.

natural healing tips said...

nice post.thank you fried.keep update

Jessica said...

It's pretty horrendous! Let's hope this push does not succeed. Magnetic bracelets were also quite controversial at one time, but it seems like there's not much of a push anymore to ban those. That gives perhaps a bit of reason for hope, yes?

Lance said...

Excellent one. Keep it coming.....I am waiting for the next post. Thanks for sharing.




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