Homoeopathy today has been globally established as the No. 1 system of alternative medicine. Our goal should be to set high standards and create it the mainstream system of medicine. Therefore, it is important for us to understand the position of homoeopathy in different countries, because our job is not only to treat patients, but also promote our pathy.
In 2011, there were 3000+ practitioners using homoeopathy in their everyday practice. The British Homoeopathic Dental Association (BHDA) claimed to have 69 dentists, while the British Association of Homoeopathic Veterinary Surgeons has 36 vets planned as members.
The NHS spends around 4 million a year on homoeopathy. The three NHS homoeopathic hospitals have been a element of the NHS since it began in 1948.
They treat approximately 200,000 NHS patients per year with homoeopathy. GPs are able to refer NHS patients to practiced and regulated homoeopathic physicians and most private health insurance companies and cash-plans consider homoeopathic treatment a good investment.
There is no national licensure in the United States and licensure is gritty by State (50 states). All 50 states license DVMs, where homoeopathy is included within the scale of practice. Thirteen states license naturopathic physicians and homoeopathy is incorporated within their scope of practice. This exists in the States of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Kansas, Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Washington DC.
A prospective student should disseminate themselves with the laws in the state in which they wish to practice. The states of Arizona, Connecticut and Nevada are the only other states in the US that license medical doctors (MD) who practice homoeopathy, osteopathic doctors who practice homoeopathy (DO) and homoeopathic medical assistants.
Approximately 3.1 billion were spent on homoeopathic medicine and 2.3% of the persons matured 18 or over had consulted a practitioner that year.
The Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH) is the national register of attributed homoeopathic doctors in Australia. Homoeopathic physicians were the
first of the corresponding medicine professions to develop government-endorsed National Competency Standards (NCS) for the education of homoeopathic physicians in Australia. The Australian Register of Homoeopaths, a registered company, was created in 1999 to be the national registration body for professional homoeopathic physicians.
There are a number of recognized homoeopathic associations in Australia, all of which have legislative body on the board of AROH. In order to become a professional part of these associations, practitioners must first register with AROH.
The online register shows more than 700 registrants on AROH. Although our research has shown that there are 1000 practitioners in Australia.
As a result of growing interest in and use of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) therapies in medical practices and as a necessary function of its duty to protect the public interest, the UAE Ministry of Health requires all TCAM physicians and practitioners to comply with professional, ethical and practice standards, and act as responsible agents for their patients. To allow these practitioners to work in UAE a qualifying examination (TCAM exam) is held by MOH about three times a year, and so far more than 200 homeopaths have experienced to practice in UAE.
Many other countries like Germany, South Africa, France, Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, etc. maintain homoeopathy very well. This is evident from the advent of many international courses like P. G. (Hom.) London, advanced diploma courses from Australia, USA, etc.
Moreover, the Indian government is also planning to expand the existing fiber optical network to rural areas. This means almost 55000 Centers including Community Health Centre Primary Health Centre will be connected by fiber optics. This promises a better and brighter future for rural health and homoeopathy, through tele-medicine and tele-homoeopathy. Mind Technologies has already treated more than 14,000 patients in Eastern India in a highly successful Tele-homoeopathy pilot project. As a staunch homeopathic doctor each homoeopathic physician should appeal to all his homoeopathic practitioner friends to extend their full support towards development of our genuine system of medicine.