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Who Uses Homeopathy

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Who Uses Homeopathy?

The World Health Organisation recognizes Homeopathy as
the second largest therapeutic system in the world.

Today around 500 million people use Homeopathy.

Homeopathy is actively used in over 80 countries of the world.

Members of the British Royal Family all use Homeopathy

Numerous leading physicians and scientists have used and are positive about homeopathy. Sir William Ostler (father of modern medicine) Emil Adolph von Beliring (father of immunology) Charles Fredrick Menninger (father of Menninger clinic) August Bier (father of spinal aneastesia) C. Evert Koop (former Surgeon General US) Brian Josephson (Nobel Laureate)

Eleven US Presisents used Homeopathy or sponsored enabling legislation (Lincoln, Tyler, Hayes, Garfield, Arhtur, Harrison, McKinley, Coolridge, Harding, Hoover, & Clinton) plus two British Prime Ministers (Disreali and Blair).

Many US literary greats including Washington, Irving, Louise May Alcott, Mark Twain, as well as European greats Goeth, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George Bernard Shaw all used Homeopathy.

Loads of celebrities use homeopathy to help improve health and wellbeing including Anderson, Pamela - Aniston, Jenifer Becker, Boris - Beckham, David Blair, Tony - Bloom, Orlando - Crawford, Cindy Fonda, Jane Franks, Michael - Gandhi, Mahatma - Goldberg, Whoopi - Hall, Jerry - Houston, Angelica - Jagger, Jade Judd, Naomi - McGuire, Tobey - McCartney, Sir Paul Menuin, Yehudi Navratolova, Martina Newton-John, Olivia - Presley, Priscilla & Lisa Marie Rockefeller, John D - Shepherd, Cybil Robertson, Cliff Seymour, Jane -  Turner, Tina Twain, Mark - Warren, Leslie Ann -
Zeta-Jones, Catherine to mention but a few.

Race horses in Canada can only be treated by means of Homeopathy

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North America
The first records of homeopathy in Canada dates from 1845 when two homeopathic doctors (Arthur Fisher and J.O. Rosenstein) were reported practicing in Montreal, Quebec. Dr Joseph Lancaster in 1846 was the first to start a practice in Ontario and became well known for his use of disinfection in the cholera epidemic of 1857.
Later Dr Lancaster was instrumental in passing the 1859 Act Respecting Homeopathy and establishing the Homeopathic Medical Board of Upper Canada.  This gave way in 1869 to the Ontario Medical Act was which integrated allopaths, homeopaths and eclectics in a single provincial body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). The integration of three different systems of medicine within the same regulatory body was quite unique, unlike the situations in other countries, such as the United States and England, where confrontations were routine. Homeopathic representation continued on the CPSO until the decline in homeopathic influence in1960 occasioned by a lack of a teaching hospital in Canada as well as international opinion at the time.
It was not until the1980s that influence returned, strongly supported by general demand, and the establishment of the Homeopathic College of Canada in 1995 with the mandate to establish the profession in Canada and to foster research and education. Today the increased public awareness for accessible and effective health care has meant that the demand for alternative health method has increased dramatically.
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The history of homeopathy in the States is unlike that of any other country. It arrived in the 1820s and was flourishing by the 1840s. In 1841 Constantine Hering (the founding father of homeopathy in America) established the Homeopathic Medical College in Philadelphia which was to remain throughout the century the centre of homeopathic education for the United States and indeed the world. If Hering was the father then James Tyler Kent was the intellectual of homeopathy. He published his famous Homeopathic Repertory in 1897 which is standard text to this day. By 1898 there were 20 homeopathic colleges, 74 specialised and 66 general hospitals, 57 pharmacies and 9 national societies. The number of homeopathic physicians in 1902 was estimated at 15,000.
In 1930 Abraham Flexnor reviewed medical education on the basis that universities must give to society not what it wants but what it should have. Apparently Flexnor was the sole arbiter of defining what society needed. The result was that following his report only one homeopathic school remained. Later in 1938 Roosevelt passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which defined homeopathic remedies as medicines the consequence of which was that they required a medical prescription.
Even today the American Medical Association is not in favour of homeopathy. For this reason there are only a few hundred practicing homeopaths out of a total 615,000 doctors. In only 11 of the 50 States are non medical health practitioners allowed to prescribe homeopathic drugs.
However there may be hope on the horizon. The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was established in 1998 and a White House Policy Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medline was set up in 2000. Both bodies are charged to ensure public policy maximizes access and delivery of CAM. Whether this is sufficient to bring about a revival in fortunes only time will tell. In the mean time the US pharmaceutical industry with its huge financial clout and its army of lobbyists continues to hold sway in legislative circles.
In Mexico Homeopathy is officially recognized with 4,000 homeopaths out of a medico core of 92,000 doctors

Mexico's Homeopathic pedigree goes back to 1850 when a Spanish doctor Andrade y Baz arrived in Veracruz. The first Mexican to be converted to Homeopathy was Dr. Cresencio Colin in 1870. Homeopathy was officially recognised in 1894 when the president of the Republic officially inaugurated the first Homeopathic hospital. By 2010 there were two colleges that granted the M. D. degree, five post graduates schools, two Homeopathic hospitals with Homeopathic doctors offices in a further three hospitals. Today (2012)  there are seventy natural and homeopathic medical schools in Mexico. Homeopathy is recognized in the countrys federal healthcare laws and there is growing support for fully integrating homeopathy and traditional medicine into the national health care system.
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South America
In Argentina there are an estimated 1200 homeopathic doctors out of a total 88,000
One of Argentinas most respected homeopaths Dr Francisco Eizayaga states that approximately 3 million of their 30 million population use Homeopathy.
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Brazil has recognized Homeopathy since 1980
There are some 15,000 homeopathic doctors out of a medical profession of 282,000
Additionally there are 10 specialised homeopathic schools and several conventional medical schools which have homeopathic courses.

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Senegal, Ivory Coast and Nigeria are the main countries using homeopathy where it is state recognised but restricted to doctors.

In Kenya the Abha Light Foundation was established in 1998 to promote homeopathy and alternative medicine. To date there are 20 medical centres, 25 mobile clinics and 5 specialist clinics operating.
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Homeopathy surfaced in Morocco and Tunisia over the last 15 years where there are now a reported 80-100 doctors practicing Homeopathy.

In Tanzania Jeremy Sheer of the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies has established a centre for the treatment of AIDS Estimates are that somewhere between 24 and 30 million Africans are infected with HIV and 1.5 to 2 million die of AIDS each year. The disease has left an estimated 14 million children orphans
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South Africa has recognised Homeopathy since 1982 and practitioners must be registered with the Allied Health Council. Since 2001 the South African Faculty in Homeopathy, operating out of Johannesburg and Cape Town has trained practitioners of which in 2006 there were about 80 registered with the Council.
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The current situation varies from country to country. The result is a situation where citizens do not share equal rights and opportunities.
In many member EU states (comprising 60% of the EU) the practice of homeopathy is restricted to medical doctors whilst in others (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and the UK) non medically qualified practitioners may prescribe.
Out of 39 European countries in only the following 25 is it legal to practice Homeopathy
Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom
In the remaining 14 countries it is necessary to be a medical doctor.
In Poland although illegal the practice of non medically prescribed Homeopathy seems to be tolerated by the authorities.
In Switzerland the position is ambivalent as it is legal in some cantons.
Strangely Croatia and Slovenia do not permit medical doctors prescribe Homeopathy.
The European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) is the statutory body for the regulation of all health professionals. It aims at full integration of Homeopathy within the EU health care system.
The European Council for Classical Homeopathy (ECCH) is an international council whose membership is made up of 27 Homeopathic associations with well established national roots from 23 different countries.It enjoys a consultative role with the ECH.
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United Kingdom Homeopathy was introduced around the 1830s by a British aristocrat Dr F.H.R.Quinn who was a Francophile, spoke fluent French, and was regarded in France as Hahnemanns great successor. His concentration with upper class gentry had the benefit that the medical establishment raised no serious objections to the advent of the new medical art into England as they had no wish to engage with such a formidable foe as the aristocracy. Consequently Homeopathy became well established throughout the country. On the other hand there was a down side in that it meant that here was no grass root support since the middle and working class regarded it as more or less as an upper class foible.
As the influence of the English Aristocracy went into decline so too did homeopathy. Consequently, a few homeopathic doctors around the end of the 19th century (such as Dr. J.H.Clarke), concerned for the future of homeopathy, broke away from the British Homeopathic Society and started writing books and teaching the principles of homeopathy to lay-persons. This combined with the advent of Kentian philosophy brought to England from the States first by Dr Skinner in Liverpool in the 1880s and later by Drs John Weir and Margaret Tyler in the period 1900-1920 lais the foundation for a revival in fortunes.
 Eventually in 1978 a group of lay practitioners established their own Society of Homeopaths, a Register, College (The London College of Homeopathy), Journal (The Homeopath) and Code of Ethics, inadvertently imitating the medical professionalisation process of the 1850s. This resulted in the rapid expansion of homeopathy in the UK, more Colleges becoming established during the 1980s and 1990s.
Thus the mantle of establishment was shed and Homeopathy moved from being entirely dominated by a medically-qualified elite with a wealthy clientele of artistocrats. Today the opposite holds true: It is now numerically dominated by professional homeopaths, who have, single handedly, brought about its resuscitation from a 'near-death experience' in the mid-seventies with a present client-base almost entirely composed of middle and lower-class patients
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Ireland Historically homeopathy dates back to 1820 when Frederick Hahnemann, son of the founder Samuel Hahnemann, came to Dublin where he lived in Dawson Street until 1928. However the Homeopathic influence was confined to around large urban areas like Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and the Belfast area in the north. During the potato famine of the 1840s Drs Luther and Kidd had success treating victims with homeopathy. Later Dr. Kidd left Dublin to become physician to prime minister Benjamin Desraeli. The first edition of the English translation of the Organon was edited by Samuel Stratten in Dublin in 1833. More recently the most active homeopath was probably Dr W H Roberts, who ran the Dublin Homeopathic Dispensary for many years until its demise in the early 1950's. Finally Dr Greene of Ennis must be mentioned for his work of introducing Crataegus (Hawthorn) as a heart remedy around 1890. I say "introduced" it to Ireland for in actual fact he kept it as a closely guarded secret to his dying day when he finally told his daughter who then released his secret. A hundred years later in 1990 there came into being the Irish Society of Homeopaths originally based in Galway but now transferred to Dublin. Today Homeopathy is once again increasing in popularity. The smart Irish party going set is all too familiar with Nux vom as a hang over cure as is Arnica to the sporting fraternity.
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has 2,860 hospitals, with a total of 45,720 beds and 22,100 dispensaries for traditional forms of medicine (Ayruveda, Unani and Homeopathy). There are over 250,000 homeopathic practitioners.
Homeopathy was brought to India in the Bengal area within Hahnemanns lifetime, around 1810, by a German geologist. Official recognition was achieved in 1839 when a Frenchman Dr John Honing Berger treated the maharaja of Lahore (now in Pakistan) for a condition which had defied the best efforts of local doctors. Dr Honing Berger eventually settled in Calcutta where he became known as the cholera Doctor.
Dr Mahendra Lal Sircar was the first qualified Indian homeopath and became instrumental in spreading the healing art throughout the whole subcontinent.
Almost 10% of the population use Homeopathy (about 1000 million people). It is included in the national health system beside western medicine. Practitioners of homeopathy must be registered with the Central Council for Homeopathy which comes directly under the aegis of the Health Department. 

In Pakistan Homeopathy has been recognised since 1965 and is regulated by the National Council for Homeopathy (formerly Board of Homeopathic System of Medicine) which has 12,714 registered practitioners although some 45,000 have graduated through one or other of the counties 130 homeopathic colleges with another 15,000 undergraduates in the 4 year course awaiting qualification.
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Australia's first homeopath, Dr Stephen Simpson, arrived in New South Wales on 26 January 1840. About 6 months later he moved to Queensland.

Around this time, Dr William Sherwin, a native-born Australian (born in New South Wales), started to seriously consider and experience the use of homeopathy.  He may have met, and been inspired by, Dr Simpson, as they were both in Sydney during 1840.

In 1999 the various homeopathic associations in Australia relinquished their role as registering bodies and formed the independent, national, registering body for Australian homeopaths - the Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH) which is the national register of accredited homoeopaths in Australia. The Board of AROH registers homoeopaths who are qualified to government-endorsed standards.

In 2002 The Federal government endorsed the National Competency Standards in Homeopathy, as contained in The Health Training Package in conjunction with the Australian National Training Authority.
Homeopaths were the first of the complementary medicine professions to develop government-endorsed National Competency Standards (NCS) for the education of homeopaths in Australia
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The growth of Homeopathy in Japan has been nothing short of phenomenal. In 1996 Dr Toraku Yui was invited from London where she was a practicing Homeopath to give a lecture on homeoapthy in Japan. Such was the interest that in 1998 Yui formed the Japanese Homeopathic Medical Association (JPMHA) with a registration today of over 3,000 practitioners. In 2006 JPMHA joined the International Council for Homeopathy (ICH) which is the international version of ECCH. In 2000 the Japanese Physicians Society for Homeopathy was started as a body to represent qualified medical doctors practicing Homeopathy.
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