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Statistics on Homeopathy

 

Courtesy of Holistic and Homeopathic Resource Center

Use of homeopathy by physicians in Europe

· 40% (18,000) of French M.D.s have treated 40% of the French public (Compl Med Research, May 1990, 4(2)4-8.)

· 40 % of Dutch

· 37% of British and 42% of family physicians refer to homeopaths (BMJ, 292, June 7,1986, 1498-1500)

· 20% of German

· 20% of Scottish physicians have had training in homeopathy

Homeopathy reimbursable under national health services

· Britain · France · Germany · Greece

· India · Austria · Israel

· Almost all private European health insurance schemes and a number of American ones will reimburse homeopathy if prescribed by a physician according to standardized codes.

Five homeopathic hospitals in the UK

· Royal London HH

· Bristol HH

· Tunbridge Wells HH

· Liverpool HH

· Glasgow HH

Medical schools

· Six French medical schools offer courses in homeopathy. It is also taught at all pharmacy schools, and four veterinary schools (Poll I.F.O.P. Feb.89)

· homeopathy is a post-graduate training course for M.D.s (as an area of specialization)

· All M.D.s in Germany are required to take 1 course in homeopathy

· 80% of recent graduates from medical schools in Britain said they wanted training in either homeopathy, acupuncture, or hypnosis. (BMJ, 287,July 30,1983,337-39)

· there are five homeopathic medical colleges in Mexico teaching homeopathy - approved by WHO

Some official organizations which represent M.D. homeopaths

· Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (10,000 members worldwide)

· American Institute of Homeopathy (100 registered members) - unofficial estimates at 500-1000 practicing

· Australia Medical Faculty of Homeopathy (150 members)

· Austrian Association for Homeopathic Medicine (840 members)

· Hellenic Homeopathic Medical Society (130 members) while Mexico has (246)

In addition, the following countries have practicing M.D. or lay homeopaths numbering in the 100s or 1,000s

· Spain · South Africa · New Zealand · Argentina

· Pakistan · Canada · Romania · Denmark

· Brazil · Russia · Ukraine 

· Benelux countries · and many others

India

· India has over 120 four and five year homeopathic medical colleges, and 100,000 homeopathic physicians and practitioners · Mother Teresa added homeopathic care to the services at her missions. She opened her first charitable homeopathic dispensary in Calcutta in 1950 and had a special interest in homeopathy because of its effectiveness and low cost.

· United States

· NEJM (1993) says one third of all Americans use some form of alternative medicine while in 1996 billion was spent on alternative treatments alone

· in 1990 two and a half million Americans used homeopathy, making about five million visits to homeopathic practitioners

· in 1996 Americans spent 0 million on homeopathic medicines.

Pharmacy

· almost every pharmacy in Germany and France (20,000) stocks homeopathic remedies

· the most popular cold and flu medicine in France is a homeopathic medicine

· the most popular hayfever remedy in Germany is homeopathic, and other medicines for the common cold, sore throats and circulatory problems are in the top ten of their respective categories.

 

 
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