The World Homeopathy Day is observed every year on April 10 in memory of Dr. Hahnemann, the Founder of Homoeopathy who was born on this day. Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann was a physician born in Germany, who was a great researcher, linguist and applauded scientist.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that works on the principle of triggering the body’s own healing responses. It was founded more than 200 years ago, and its popularity shows no signs of vanishing. Homeopathy was discovered by the German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who himself was a doctor practicing western medicine. This year in 2022, it will be the 267th birthday of Hahnemann. On this day, let’s learn some of the most fascinating facts of the alternative system of medicine and World Homeopathy Day 2022: April 10, Theme, celebration, quiz.
What is Homeopathy?
A homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine, which believes that ‘Like cures like.’ According to Homeopathy, a disease can be cured by a material that can induce symptoms similar to the sickness itself by using highly-diluted doses of natural ingredients. These materials are believed to trigger the body’s healing system. Lesser the dose of the homeopathic ingredients, the larger the potency of the medicines. Some of the homeopathic substances are diluted to such a large extent that no traces or molecules of the original substances remain.
Western medicine dismisses homeopathy as a mere placebo whose two most important principles are at ornery with the laws of physics. But the faith patients have in homeopathy hasn’t seen any change.. Plenty of documented cases exist where people have been seemingly cured of their health conditions with homeopathy.
Homeopathy is also one of the most preferred alternative systems of healing in India, coming quite to the indigenous medicine Ayurveda. It’s also among the Indian government’s AYUSH for alternative medicine. India also has the biggest homeopathic drug manufacturers and traders in the country.
World Homeopathy Day 2022 Theme
The Theme of World Homeopathy Day 2022 is “Homeopathy: People’s Choice for Wellness”
World Homeopathy Day 2021 theme – “Homeopathy- Roadmap for Integrative Medicine”
World Homeopathy Day 2020 theme – “Enhancing the scope of homeopathy in Public Health”
Why is World Homeopathy Day Celebrated?
World Homeopathy Day is celebrated not only to commemorate the birth of Dr. Hahnemann. It’s also a day to understand the challenges and future strategies to develop homeopathy even further.
It aims to create awareness about the different systems of medicine and to improve ease of access and success rates. World Homeopathy Day seeks to bring the community together to establish, reinvent and modernize the system of medicine so that more people can reap its benefits.
World Homoeopathy Day: What it means for India
Homeopathy is one of the most popular medical systems in India, in fact, a close second among the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) services. There are growing numbers of users, practitioners, educational institutes, as well as public health clinics, compared to the AYUSH systems in India. Academic homeopathy institutes comprise 35.8% of AYUSH colleges, while homeopathy practitioners are 37% of the AYUSH in total. Our country has the biggest drug manufacture and traders’ sector in Homoeopathy.
World Homoeopathy Day (WHD) gives us an opportunity to review the path trodden so far, take stock of the challenges facing us, and formulate future strategies for the development of Homoeopathy. There is a need to focus on the quality of education, enhancing the success rate of an average practitioner. There is also a need to ensure the production and availability of high-quality homeopathic drugs in the market. This is not possible unless the homeopathic community innovates, modernizes, reinvents, forges ahead jointly, with a variety of initiatives and research projects. Therefore the theme is ‘Linking research with education and clinical practice: Advancing scientific collaborations’.
World Homeopathy Day 2022 Quiz
1. When is World Homeopathy day celebrated?
World Homeopathy Day 2022 Quotes
- “I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.” – Paul McCartney
- “Homeopathy is the safest and most reliable approach to ailments and has withstood the assaults of established medical practice for over 100 years” – Yehudi Menuhin
- “There have been two great revelations in my life. The first was bebop, the second was homeopathy.” – Dizzy Gillespie
- “Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically and non-violently.” – Mahatma Gandhi
- “I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a doctor. The doctors I knew as a very young child must have helped to plant the desire in me, when I was as young as five or six. One homeopathic physician, Dr. Justice Gage Wright, was a great model.” – C. Everett Koop, M.D.