The Use of Homeopathy Internationally

  • There are 5 homeopathic hospitals in Great Britain run by the British National Health Service, and 2 private Homoeopathic hospitals.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) have called for closer incorporation of Homoeopathy into “western medical systems” (WHO Bulletin, 1999, 77, 2, 160-165
  • Homeopathy is one of the world’s most frequently used complementary therapies (Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America, 2000, February, 26, 1, 117-123)
  • The users of Homoeopathy have a higher level of satisfaction with their treatment than those using orthodox medical treatment. (British Homoeopathic Journal, October 1989, 78, 219-229)
  • British consumers of homeopathic products find that Homoeopathic over-the-counter (OTC) products are extremely effective in the majority of cases (Newsletter of The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS Trust, January 1997, 90-94)
  • The European Parliament has called for Homoeopathy to be integrated into medical practice. (Archives of Internal Medicine, 159, 17, September 27, 1999)
  • The French Medical Association has called for Homoeopathy to be included in all medical degree training. (Archives of Internal Medicine, 159, 17, September 27, 1999)
  • 42% of British doctors refer their patients for homeopathic treatment. In the UK, Homoeopathy is the only form of natural medicine supported by the National Health Service (Natural Medicine Society News, June 1992)
  • 66% of UK pharmacies sell homeopathic medicines.(The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 16, 1999, 263, 644-646)
  • 45% of Netherlands doctors use Homoeopathy (Family Practice, 1990, September, 7, 3, 227-232)
  • 47% of Dutch doctors use Homoeopathy (Medical Journal of Australia, 2000, 172, 105-109)
  • 65 to 80% of the world’s population (about 3 billion people) rely on traditional (alternative) medicine as their primary form of health care. (WHO) HOMOEOPATHY WORLDWIDE – FACTS & FIGURES Australian Homoeopathic Association – Version 4th February 2008
  • 20% of Scottish doctors have been trained in the use of Homoeopathy (J AltAndCompl Med, 2001, 7, Suppl 1, S103-9)
  • Homeopathy is the most frequently used natural medicine in Italy and the typical user as in other western countries is well educated, 35-44 and female (European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2002, April, 58 (1), 61-4)
  • In Italy, 16,000 pharmacies stock homeopathic medicines and the Homoeopathy market in Italy generates a turnover of 129 million Euros. (Financial Times, May 3, 2002)
  • Japanese doctors have set up the Japanese Physicians Society for Homoeopathy to train doctors in Homoeopathy (Simile, Oct 2002, 7-8)
  • In Switzerland, in the 10 years to 2002, interest in Homoeopathy has risen by 300% and Homoeopathy is debatable by most health insurance providers (Swiss Radio International, May 2, 2002)
  • 39% of Belgium pediatricians are in favor of Homoeopathy (Homoeopathy,2002, 91, 262)
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