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MP Wants Astrology To Be Used For Medicine

Monday 28th July 2014

A Conservative MP wants astrology to be incorporated into medical treatment.

David Treddinick

David Tredinnick, an MP on the Commons Health Committee, believes that the way the planets are interacting with each other when someone is born has an impact on their life.

He told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "If you look at the way the stars interact - and there is 4,000 years of usage of astrology - it can give people an understanding of themselves if they are a little unsure of their life.

"I believe the health service is under huge pressure and we need to take as much pressure off doctors by greater use of traditional systems of medicine, such as herbal medicines, acupuncture which is used widely in China and homeopathic medicine, which 90% of pregnant ladies use in France.

"This is another diagnostic tool which is in use now in which people can look at the map of the Sky when they were born and say to themselves, 'Right, I can see more about my own make-up from looking at this map.

"This is extremely helpful to people and I have done it for a number of people over the years, including Members of Parliament.

Julia was stunned by MR Tredinnick's beliefs on alternative medicine, pointing out that alternative medicine which actually works is simply called 'medicine'.