It has been 200 years, but the popularity of Homeopathy shows that it is not waning anytime soon. Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle of causing the body’s own healing response. Homeopathy was discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was a doctor practicing western medicine.
Every year on April 10, his birth anniversary is celebrated as World Homeopathy Day which is also marked to give him a tribute for his discovery in medicines. This year will mark the 264th birthday of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.
On this day, let’s learn some facts on World Homeopathy Day and this alternative system of medicine
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine according to which a disease can be cured by a substance that can induce symptoms similar to the ailment itself by using highly diluted doses of natural ingredients.
Lower the dose of the homeopathic ingredients, higher the potency of the medicines. Some of the homeopathic substances are diluted to such great extent that no traces or molecules of the original substances remain.
Patient’s faith in homeopathy is the reason why nothing hasn’t change in recent times. 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.
Why is World Homeopathy Day celebrated?
World Homeopathy Day is celebrated not only to mark 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 alternative system of medicine and to improve accessibility and success rates.
World Homeopathy Day brings the community together to innovate, reinvent and modernize the system of medicine so that more people can avail its benefits.