WHO global report on traditional and complementary medicine 2019
This report provides valuable information for policy-makers, health professionals and the public for capitalizing on the potential contribution of T&CM to health and well-being.
WHO is halfway through implementing the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023. Our current focus is to develop norms, standards and technical documents based on reliable information and data, to support Member States in providing safe, qualified and effective T&CM services and their appropriate integration into health systems for achieving universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. I am very pleased to introduce the WHO global report on traditional and complementary medicine 2019.
Page 47 of the report says that – “Member States that formally acknowledged that their population uses indigenous TM and other T&CM practices. Acupuncture was the most common form of practice (reported by 113 Member States), closely followed by herbal medicines (110) and indigenous TM (109). Homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine came in next, each used by 100 Member States, while more than 90 Member States reported use of naturopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy and ayurvedic medicine, in that order. The use of Unani medicine was reported by 82 Member States.
So Homoeopathy is the most practiced AYUSH system in the world