A CLINIC offering homeopathic treatment is set to open in Winchester on Wednesday (January 8).

Winchester Homeopathy will be based at The Natural Practice in Stockbridge Road, funded by the British Homeopathic Association and run by local GP and homeopath, Dr Tim Foster. Appointments – including up to four follow-up consultations – are free of charge, with patients paying for any remedies that may be prescribed.

Dr Foster said: "I’ve been using homeopathy alongside traditional medicine for many years and seen how it can help a wide range of conditions – sometimes when other forms of medicine fail.

"Everyone has the right to choose high-quality healthcare. This new clinic will make homeopathy available to those who most need it but have not been able to access or afford it until now."

Homeopathy is a 'treatment' based on the use of highly diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself.

Cristal Sumner, chief executive of the British Homeopathic Association, said: "With the limited availability of homeopathic treatment within the NHS, services like Winchester Homeopathy are more important than ever. We’re proud to be able to bring affordable homeopathic treatment to Winchester."

The British Homeopathic Association is the UK’s leading homeopathic charity.

Founded in 1902, it ensures public access to homeopathy through provision of information, education, research and direct access to care.