On this day:10thApril World Homeopathy Day

  • The World Homeopathy Day is celebrated each year on April 10 to pay tribute to homoeopathy 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 homoeopathy and also considered as the father of homeopathy.Born in Paris on April 10, 1755, Hahnemann 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 medicines are safe to use because they rarely cause side-effects. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. It means that a substance in a small amount is taken will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. Homoeopathy is derived from the Greek words homeo, means similar, and pathos, means suffering or disease.
  • It is one of the alternative disciplines of medicine that generally works by triggering the healing responses of the patient’s own body. It believes that any sickness can be cured by inducing symptoms similar to it through doses of natural ingredients.Today, a large number of people depend on homoeopathic treatment around the world.
  • World Homeopathy Day is celebrated to understand the challenges and future strategies to develop homoeopathy. The day aims to spread awareness about homoeopathy as a form of medicine and work towards improving its success rate.
  • The main objective of celebrating World Homeopathy Day is not only to create awareness about this different system of medicine, but also to make it easily accessible to more and more people. The world homeopathy community strives to bring together to establish, strengthen and modernize the system of medicine so that more and more people can benefit from it.
  • The theme of the World Homeopathy Day 2021 is ‘Homeopathy: the Ultimate Green Medicine’, offers many opportunities to learn about the important links between homeopathy and supporting a healthy environment.
  • Today, homeopathy is being treated in about 100 countries in the world. While the homeopathy method does no harm, the cost of its medicines is also not very high. Nowadays patients suffering from many complex diseases are being treated with homeopathy. It can eliminate complicated disease from root to root. Many international events take place every year on World Homeopathy Day, in which experts participate.
  • Homeopathy is one of the popular medical systems in India. The country is one of the biggest homoeopathic drug manufacturers and traders globally. In India, homoeopathy is as popular as Ayurveda, both of which fall under the purview of the AYUSH ministry.
  • Homeopathy is a safe therapeutic method, which can effectively treat many types of diseases. It is safe for pregnant women, lactating women, children and the elderly people. According to physicians, the more similar the symptoms and drug symptoms are, the greater the chances of the patient becoming healthy.
  • According to the Central Council of Homeopathy Research, it is a method of treating the patient by drugs in which similar symptoms are produced in a healthy person by simulating the natural disease, thereby treating the diseased person. Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine, based on the principle of “symmetry” medicine. In this method, patients are treated not only through a holistic approach, but also by understanding the individualistic characteristics of the patient.