Times of India
10 April 2009
Celebrating the World Homeopathy Day on Friday, the medical fraternity of homeopathy doctors in city was of the view that it is fast
emerging as the most reliable technique of treatment around the world.
The birthday of Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, is observed as the World Homeopathy Day.
A function was held in the city to observe the World Homeopathy Day. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anil Katiyar, a noted homeopath said, "The good aspect is that homeopathy is capable of curing a person completely and there are no side-effects from this mode of treatment."
Physicians were of the view that India has turned a global leader in field of homeopathy. Dr Katiyar said, "The data available with us stands as testimony to the fact. With about 3 lakh registered homeopaths, 10,000 government dispensaries, 30,000 hospitals, 182 homeopathy medical colleges, more than 18,000 students and more than 600 pharma companies dedicated to the cause of research, India is the clear market leader in homeopathy."
Another doctor said, "Homeopathy is prevalent in about 86 countries of the world which includes USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and others. The total financial revenue of homeopathy market stands at 135 billion dollar per year with substantial yearly growth being witnessed every year."
He further added, "Several countries including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh have accorded the status of National Official Medical System to homeopathy. For research and development purposes, a Central Homeopathy Institute and to establish the quality of medicines a Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory has been established."
Another doctor present during the occasion added that homeopathy is the only medical science in world in which medicines are tested on human bodies and it is now even used for animals and birds also.