Today 10 April 2017 is ‘World Homoeopathy Day’ which commemorates the 262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy.
A special event is being held in Delhi today to pay tribute to Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, who was a great scholar, linguist and acclaimed scientist. In attendance is the AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik at the world convention themed “Enhancing Quality Research in Homoeopathy through scientific evidence and rich clinical experiences”.
The convention will have around five scientific sessions where experts of national and international repute shall be deliberating on key areas of homoeopathic research, strengthening college infrastructure for undertaking research along with latest trends in drug validation, role in public health and epidemics by means of high quality research including NABH accreditation of homoeopathic hospitals.
The seminars at this convention is aimed to educate stake holders to understand the intricacies of Homeopathic research and to provide adequate exposure of quality research environment to medical colleges, practioners, clinicians and researchers.
The founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, was the real advocate of logical reasoning. He based his discovery of Homoeopathy not on hypothesis alone, but on repeated testing of his hypothesis on healthy subjects and scientific maintenance and keen analysis of all his observations.
He deduced from what he observed, but not before he could critically analyse his own work, contemplate on the ‘whys’ and ‘why nots’ and then after enough introspection, and adequately convincing the rejectionist in him, he accepted his practical observations and deciphered time-tested theories from those.
World Homoeopathy Day, celebrated the world over to commemorate the birth anniversary of this legendary scientist, provides an ideal opportunity to stress upon the new possibilities in the global health scenario if Homoeopathy is integrated in mainstream public health.
With World Health Organisation emphasizing on the need of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Homoeopathy has a lot to offer to the world as it is economical, safe and effective. Homoeopathy is widely popular and recognized in India and has been integrated into the national health care systems. Meaningful recommendations coming out of the convention are expected to enrich the research base of Homoeopathy in India and abroad.
The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, homoeopathy, Sowa-rigpa (Traditional Tibetan medicine), and other Indigenous Medicine systems.