Homoeopathy is expected to be the Medicine of 21 st Century era. Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced almost all over the world. In India it has become a household name due the safety of its pills and effectiveness of its cure. It is considered as the Second most popular system of medicine in the Country even WHO endorses it’s prevalence in many countries of the world including Europe, Asia, African Countries and Gulf etc. It is more than a century and a half now that Homoeopathy is being practiced in India. It has blended so well into the roots and traditions of the country that it has been recognised as one of the National System of Medicine and plays a very important role in providing health care to a large number of people. Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance (or homoeostasis) at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. It is based on the natural law of healing- "Similia Similibus Curantur” which means "likes are cured by likes”. It was given a scientific basis by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the early 19th century. It has been serving suffering humanity for over two centuries and has withstood the upheavals of time and has emerged as a time-tested therapy, for the scientific principles propounded by Hahnemann are natural and well proven and continue to be followed with success even today. Homoeopathy is a system of medicine which deals with the individualisation of the patient and treats the sick on the basis by considering the Mental, Physical, Emotional, Environmental and Circumstantial symptoms of the patient and not merely the symptoms of the disease. That’s why many patients suffering from the same diseases are being treated and cured with different medicines and not everyone is given the same medicines. Constitutional Treatment in Homoeopathy is the one which takes care of that patient thoroughly. India is only country in the world which has separate ministry of Homeopathy and it comes under the Ministry of AYUSH. The country is the biggest hub and is the go-to place when it comes for homeopathy. Having such a ministry for Homeopathy strengthens homeopathy’s claim to be part of the mainstream healthcare. Not only this, under AYUSH, there is a full-fledged research unit for Homeopathy, which is known as Central Council of Research for Homeopathy (CCRH) AYUSH has got multiple research units PAN India, CCH (Central Council of Homoeopathy) looks after the Education.
Government has allocated a substantial budget specifically for AYUSH, for research, treatment of patients and organising CME, educational programs and publications. The ministry of AYUSH is conducting multiple Health Projects. It has provided homeopathic consultation and treatment to over 1 lakh patients in the villages of India, thus creating a world record. If the entire budget of AYUSH is distributed and intelligently utilised, it will
create a wonderful quality of health across the entire population of India. The Indian government is financing multiple peripheral units for research on specific clinical conditions through colleges and research conducted by
individual doctors. All this research work is being published and circulated around the globe on a regular basis.
Moreover, government is also planning to support a highly evolved Medical Institutions to deliver quality Healthcare research all under one roof; which will be known as AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science – Homeopathy). These are some of the developments when it comes to Homeopathy in India, thus clearly indicating the importance of this therapy.
There are several reasons why Homeopathy is considered better than other systems of medicine. Apart from being pocket-friendly, this treatment focuses on improving immunity and reducing the disease recurrence. While most of the systems of medicines have one or more proven side effects, there are no such adverse effects from Homeopathy, as they are chemical free and potentized. Moreover, the Homeopathy medicines have a longer shelf life, which is a boon for the developing economy like ours. Homoeopathy Ensures Health Safely and Effectively is the one main reason for people to opt it as first line of treatment in the era of AYUSH .
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