Status of homeopathy in India
Nirvanam wrote:Alan, because something is not accepted in some country does not mean it is useless. Since it is not accepted in UK the UK govt will not fund research for it....so you will have to go outside of UK to find evidence. Go to countries where it is an accepted form of medicine and you will find enough evidence.
If you think that UK and the countries you choose to consider are the authority, then it is prejudice.
India is a world leader in Homoeopathy, with over 2.5 lakhs registered homeopath physicians giving their services in 2,860 hospitals, with a total of 45,720 beds. The country churns out no less than 13,000 homeopaths every year.
Currently there are around 186 homoeopathic medical colleges in India, some 35 of which are government colleges, and an estimated quarter of a million homoeopaths These colleges offer BHMS. Out of these around 40 offers M.D.
10,000 dispensaries in public sector, 650 drug manufacturing units.
Government of India through Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) controls and reviews education, research and license to practice homeopathy in India. In India most of the Government run clinics and hospitals have a homeopathic unit.Status of Homeopathy in developing countries
9 million people use homoeopathy in Brazil. Homoeopathy is a medical speciality that has been recognised by the Conselho Federal de Medicina since 1980. Of the 15,000 Brazilian doctors that practice homoeopathy, a large number of them are paediatricians.
In several developing countries, homoeopathy is integrated into the system of health care (India, Mexico, Brazil and Cuba, for example). Homoeopathy has proven to be highly effective in much of the developing world, and most homeopathic patients depend on it for their primary care. There is an increasing amount of very positive research showing homoeopathy to be highly effective, especially in conditions prevalent in rural areas. Furthermore, many homoeopaths in the developing world also supply much needed nutritional and educational advice.
In countries such as as India, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa homeopathy is established as a primary discrete healthcare discipline with an in-depth undergraduate education and training and a professional infrastructure which puts it on equal level with conventional medicine.
Homoeopathy is also recognized officially in countries like Bangladesh, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia etc. Homeopathy is practiced across Europe by approximately equal number of homeopaths and homeopathic doctors. The distribution between countries is uneven with some countries having proportionately larger numbers of homeopathic doctors. Four countries in Europe legally restrict the practice of homeopathy to doctors only- Austria, France, Luxembourg and Bulgaria. However in other countries like Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, the number of doctors who practice homeopathy is relatively low and the homeopaths are far more numerous
In the recent past countries like UAE, Thailand, Cuba, Argentina, Iran, and Russia have granted official recognition to these systems, new teaching institutions are coming up and research activities are being revitalized.Status of Homeopathy in developed countries
In countries such as Australia and New Zealand homeopathy is developing into a complete healthcare profession and is receiving government recognition through positive enabling legislative change.
Homoeopathy has got official recognition in Germany, Switzerland, Canada etc. Millions of people across the world use and rely on homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is very popular and widely used throughout Europe, France, Germany and Holland all have a large number of doctors who prescribe homeopathic medicines. A recent survey suggested that 80% of people receiving homeopathy in the UK were satisfied with their treatment. More details are at http://www.boiron.com/en/htm/01_homeo_a ... e.htm#fixe
Homeopathy is said to be $200 million a year industry in the United States ACcording to the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists."
40% of the French population regularly choose homoeopathy! Many of the practitioners of homoeopathy are trained M.D.’s, professors and scientists.
Today there are a rapidly growing number of conventional doctors using homeopathic medicines or referring patients to homeopathic physicians:
39% of French family physicians
20% of German physicians
10% of Italian physicians
Homeopathy is practised in 41 out of 42 European countries, and is the most widespread, registered alternative form of treatment in 5 European countries and among the most frequently used forms of treatment in 11 countries. About 45% of the medical doctors in the Netherlands think these preparations are effective.
A survey in The British Medical Journal (7 June, 1986), shows that 42% of British medical doctors refer patients to homeopathic doctors, who are integrated in the public health system. An article in New York Times says that visits to British homeopaths increased by 39% yearly some years ago.
Real (Homeopathic) medicine cures even when Conventional conventional Medicine (CAM) fails