Galway Mayor gives his support to Homeopathy Awareness Week

The following is a press release from the Galway College of Homeopathy

Last Wednesday evening over 50 people attended an information evening about the use of homeopathy at which Mayor Niall O’Brollachain spoke about his personal use of homeopathy for himself and his children.

The Mayor, who is an advocate of homeopathy, told the audience that the only doctors’ bills he has incurred in the last years have been in relation to health checks for his wife during her pregnancies. He believes his use of homeopathy is an example of how it could potentially provide huge cost savings to be tapped into by the HSE

Clare Sheehan, director of The Galway College of Homeopathy, talked of her experience of practising homeopathy for the past 12 years in Galway from her beginnings in O’Beirns pharmacy to her current private practice in County Galway. Alongside the Mayor and Clare were other speakers; Monica Rigney who gave her experience of being a mature student of homeopathy and Karen McGuire who talked about the history and aims of the Irish Society of Homeopaths which is the regulatory body for professional Homeopaths in Ireland.

The enthusiastic response of the general public attending, with their many questions, is indicative of the trend for people seeking a wider choice in their own health care. Homoeopathy has become an increasingly popular option for treatment and it is currently estimated that 1 in 4 Europeans are using Homeopathic remedies.

Here in Ireland, 3 of the 4 private health insurance companies cover Homeopathy.

There are 5 Homeopathic Hospitals in the UK where it has been available as a health care option on the National Health Service (NHS) since 1948.