Homeopathy is the longest established and most prominent European system of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843).
It is a safe, gentle and natural system of medicine that uses the brilliance of the human body and its innate ability to recover from states of illness and disease, by stimulating its "vital force” with the energy of therapeutic substances derived from various sources like the plant and mineral kingdoms.
The worldwide prevalence and reach of homeopathy
Homeopathy is at present the second largest system of medicine in the world according to the World Health Organisation. Over 200 million people worldwide use homeopathy on a regular basis.
29% of European citizens use homeopathic medicines in their day-to-day healthcare. In Europe, France is the biggest user of homeopathy with 49% of its citizens opting for homeopathy.
An estimated 6 million people in the UK, 10% of its population, use homeopathy. The Royal Family are the most prominent patrons of homeopathy in the UK.
Homeopathy is part of the national health system in countries like Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Switzerland & India.