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A two-day scientific convention on “Homoeopathy: People’s Choice for Wellness” was inaugurated today at New Delhi by Union Minister for Ayush, Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
On World Homoeopathy Day (WHD), the three apex bodies under the Ministry of Ayush – Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, National Commission for Homoeopathy, and National Institute of Homoeopathy – are co-organizing this convention. On World Homoeopathy Day, we celebrate the birthday of Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homoeopathy.
Shri Sonowal told the gathering that Ayush is undergoing a paradigm shift in education, practice and drug development. He said that the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine and the National Commission for Homoeopathy, which have been recently created, have aligned Ayush education to the new education policy and are attracting new talents so that, not only is Ayush the first choice of treatment, but it will also be the first choice for students looking for medical education. He said homeopathy is easy to use and accepted by a lot of people. Homeopathy is widely accepted, and people have been going to family doctors for generations.
Mahendrabhai Munjpara said that homoeopathy is very effective in treating different diseases and improving individuals’ health via safer means at a lower cost.
The convention is a chance to look back at the path we’ve walked so far, to recognize successes, and to formulate future plans for homoeopathy. It’s time to initiate a dialogue between the major stakeholders of homoeopathy about much-needed standards in clinical research informatics, data standards in clinical research, policy issues, educational standards, and instructional resources. Clinical care delivery and research can merge, as a part of a changing paradigm in global health-care delivery. I think it’s important to identify and propose strategies for a more effective and efficient integration of homoeopathy in integrative care.
Among the delegates were homoeopathic researchers, scientists from interdisciplinary streams, practitioners, students, industrialists, and representatives of various homoeopathic associations.
About World Homoeopathy Day
10 April is also observed as World Homeopathy Day. It is aimed to celebrate the birthday of the Founder of Homeopathy, Dr Hahnemann and pay tribute to homeopathy and its contribution to the world of medicine. The day is observed on the occasion of the birth anniversary of German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. He was born on 10 April 1755. He was an acclaimed scientist, great scholar, and linguist. He discovered the way to heal through the use of Homeopathy. He died on July 2, 1843.
Homoeopathy in India and around the world
According to the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI), 200 million people around the world use homeopathy regularly. Half of these people are in India. There are 200,000 registered homeopathic doctors in India, with 12,000 doctors added each year. Homeopathy is one of the popular medical systems in India. The country is one of the biggest homeopathic drug manufacturers and traders globally. In India, homeopathy is as popular as Ayurveda, both of which fall under the purview of the AYUSH ministry.
In the United States, the numbers are much less. About 6 million people in the country use homeopathy for self-care and specific health conditions. Some countries, including Brazil, Mexico, and Switzerland, use homeopathy in their national health system.