World Homeopathy Day is celebrated on April 10 every year. This day aims at marking the importance of homeopathy and its contributions to traditional medicine. This day also honors the memory of Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann — the founder of homeopathy. Samuel Hahnemann was born in 1755 and grew up in Meissen in Germany. He received his medical degree in Erlangen in 1779. Homeopathy comes from ‘homeo’ and ‘pathos,’ Greek words. Homeo means similar and pathos means suffering or disease. One of the most striking features of homeopathy is that it was described as quackery, irregular, fringe, or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM.)
History of World Homeopathy Day
The founder of homeopathy was Samuel Hahnemann, a French physician, scientist, and great scholar. During his first 15 years as a physician — while struggling desperately to make a living — he made a discovery. He believed that if patients had an illness, they had to be given the ingredients that induce symptoms of the said illness to cure the disease. Thus, if a patient was suffering from severe fever, he was given a medicine that in a healthy person would provoke a high fever. Hahnemann claimed to be able to compile a selection of appropriate remedies, by a process he called ‘proving’. This gave rise to a famous aphorism “like cures like.”
Homeopathy remedies are made with natural ingredients since they come from plants, minerals, or animals. Examples of these ingredients are red onions, arnica (a mountain herb), poison ivy, stinging nettle, white arsenic, and crushed whole bees. To determine a treatment for a person not only will a homeopath consider detailed pathology but also all of the person’s symptoms including physical, mental, or emotional. This is one of the things that make a difference between traditional medicine and homeopathy — as homeopaths hold long consultations lasting at least an hour with their patients.
Homeopathy is used to treat a variety of diseases, for example, allergies, migraines, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and premenstrual syndrome. According to the “National Institute of Health,” more than six million people use homeopathy to treat specific health conditions in the U.S., and over 200 million people use homeopathy on regular basis worldwide.
World Homeopathy Day timeline
Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, also known as Samuel Hahnemann, is born in Paris.
He receives his medical degree in Erlangen.
He publishes his first work called “Essay on a New Principle for Ascertaining the Curative Power of Drugs.”
While he struggled to make ends meet at the start of his career, Hahnemann was a millionaire when he died.
World Homeopathy Day FAQs
Which country is the best for homeopathy?
That would be India which has been dubbed the ‘country of homeopathy’ and has around 217,000 homeopathic doctors.
Who is the father of homeopathy in India?
Mahendra Lal Sircar was the first Indian homeopathic physician.
Which countries use homeopathy?
Homeopathy is used worldwide. Prevalence countries are the U.S.A., U.K., Australia, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore.
How to Observe World Homeopathy Day
Book an appointment with your homeopath
This celebration day may be a good opportunity to go and see your homeopath. Use the hashtags #WorldHomeopathyDay or #isupporthomeopathy on social media to help remind people that they should also take a trip to their homeopath.
Buy a present for your homeopath
Homeopaths are in charge of taking care of the health of many people. Therefore, this day could be a great opportunity to commemorate these professionals.
Learn more about homeopathy
To participate in this day, visit your local health food store and browse homeopathic remedies. Explore the various health conditions that homeopathy is used to address.
5 Interesting Facts About Homeopathy
Homeopathy is also an art
Not only is homeopathy a science but also an art.
According to homeopathy, the body heals itself
By helping the patient to reach a higher level of health, homeopathy helps the body heal by itself.
Homeopaths train for several years
Homeopathic practitioners train for five and a half years in Physiology and Anatomy, as well as Materia Medica, Pathology and Disease, Homeopathic Repertory, and Homeopathic Philosophy.
Homeopathy is a recognized science
In 2005, the World Health Organization brought out a report that showed homeopathy was beneficial, causing panic among “Big Pharma.”
Queen Elizabeth II believes in homeopathy
She takes her homeopathic vials of medicine before traveling anywhere, the Royal Family of Europe also uses homeopathic remedies.
Why World Homeopathy Day is Important
It takes care of our health
Homeopathy treatments are individualized, which means that every person is treated differently and has their own unique medicine. Treatments are tailored to our bodies and ailments.
It is a day to raise awareness
Some people suffering from a disease may take this day to start a homeopathic treatment and heal. Maybe it will help heal someone!
Positive effects of homeopathic are highlighted
On this day, a lot of information will be available. It is an opportunity to raise consciousness about the benefits of homeopathy.
World Homeopathy Day dates