NHS Lothian last month decided to scrap the controversial clinics, which had cost £240,000 per year.
The health board won praise for the move among campaigners who have argued that public cash should not be used to fund homeopathy, which sees substances heavily diluted in water to the point that there is often very little or none of the ingredient remaining by the time it is given to the patient.
But Patricia Nelson, who worked for NHS Lothian for a decade as a clinical scientist at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, says homeopathy paid for by the health board has cured her twice in the last decade and said she was devastated that others would now no longer be able to benefit.
Ms Nelson, 45, said that homeopathic powders had helped restore an underactive thyroid to its normal function and that following a car accident, which left her in so much pain that she was unable to sleep lying down, homeopathy had produced near-miraculous results.
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