Who uses homeopathy?

Homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is more commonly used than you might think.  According to the World Health Organisation homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world.  Homeopathy is currently used in over 80 countries.  It has legal recognition as an individual system of medicine in 42 countries and is recognised as a part of complementary and alternative medicine in 28 countries. 

New market data shows that over half the German population has used homeopathic medicines and that the number of users has gone up from 53% of the population in 2009 to 60% in 2014.  According to recent surveys in France, an astounding 40% of the French public have used homeopathic medicines, and 39% of French physicians have prescribed them.  In 2004 a total of 7.5 million Italians use homeopathic medicines and in Spain, approximately 15% of the population have used homeopathic medicine.  In India there are over 100 million people who use and depend solely on this form of medicinal care.  

Here in the UK homeopathy is incredibly popular and there are over 3000 homeopathic practitioners. The British Royal family has been under homeopathic care since 1820 and there has always been a Royal Homeopathic doctor.  The post is currently held by Dr Peter Fisher.  The three (previously five) NHS homeopathic hospitals in the UK has published the findings of in-house patient surveys.  Patients with a very wide range of chronic conditions were asked to report how they felt after homeopathic treatment.  On average, 70% of follow up patients seen at homeopathic hospitals report a positive outcome from homeopathic treatment.

Tony Fox DSH

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