Editor: Dr Raj K. Manchanda, Secretary for Research, LMHI & Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (India)
This piece of work intends to provide you with the information related to homeopathy in its varied aspects, ranging from its educational and legal framework to recent advances in terms of scientific establishment of homeopathy.
The book begins with an overview of the current place of homeopathy in healthcare, with referencesfrom recent surveys. The declarations by WHO in support of the traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) are presented next. This includes the recentmost declaration in Delhi, especially for Southeast Asian region where T&CM is practised extensively.
A chapter on synoptic view of the users of homeopathy worldwidehas special focus on the indicators like knowledge and attitude of the users towards homeopathy, which clearly reveals a need to improve the public access to this system.
The chapter on educational framework lays out the status of the education of T&CM and throws light on the fact whether Homeopathy is taught as an independent degree or diploma course, or an additional one in T&CM curriculum. The level of education for Homeopathy, that is, graduation or above, is also mentioned wherever relevant.
Keeping in mind the growing concern over the ethical and safety issues of homeopathic medicines, this book features a separate chapter entailing the key issues that revolve around safety issues in broadly harmless homeopathic medicines. The ethical aspects explain how and why homeopathy is ethically required in today’s times, as also the ethical responsibilities of homeopathy as a system.