World Homeopathy Awareness Week

Apr 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Ayni Books

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World Homeopathy Awareness Week 2018

This year we are celebrating the 14th annual Homeopathy Awareness Week. World Homeopathy Awareness Week (10th to 16th April) celebrates the birth of Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician recognized as the father of homeopathy.

Hahnemann discovered the healing powers of drugs and inert substances such as gold and platinum. He produced astounding cures in some of the worst epidemics of his time where the survival rates in homeopathic hospitals outstripped those in conventional hospitals.

The word ‘homeopathy’ has its roots in Greek and means ‘similar suffering’. The medicine is based on the principal of like-cures-like, in that a substance which could produce symptoms in a healthy person could cure those same symptoms displayed by a person in a diseased state.

The wealthiest families and the royalty of Europe were early patrons of homeopathy. Our modern day royals, namely The Queen and HRH Prince Charles also use homeopathy. The Queen is a patron of the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formally the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital) and is said to never travel without her first-aid homeopathic remedy kit. Celebrities including: David Beckham, Jude Law, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Martin all use homeopathy.

The growing demand for homeopathy

Homeopathy has been integrated into the healthcare systems of many European countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal.

Research carried out by market research analyst Mintel estimates U.S. retail sales of homeopathic and herbal remedies reached $5.4 billion in 2016.

In India homeopathy is one of the most popular forms of medicine. Today there are are over 200,000 registered homeopathic practitioners, 215 homeopathic hospitals and 7,000 homeopathic dispensaries.

Homeopathy and the NHS

NHS spending on homeopathy is very small.

Total NHS budget: £110 billion

Annual spend on inpatients with adverse reactions to drugs: £466 million

Annual spend on management consultants: £300 million

Annual spend on homeopathy: £4 million

The contracts the homeopathic hospitals have with Primary Care Trusts are a minuscule proportion of the NHS budget – and yet make such a big difference to patients. Outcome studies from the hospitals consistently show that well over two-thirds of patients feel better after treatment.

(source: British Homeopathic Association)

A homeopath’s “high and only mission is to restore the sick to health… in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way.”

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Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), father of homeopathy

A Little at a Time – Mary English

Are you interested in helping recover your health with fewer drugs and more natural treatments? Have you ever wanted to use an alternative approach to health? Would you like some real life insight into homeopathy, the gentle form of medicine? A Little at a Time: Homeopathy for You and Those You Love offers: Guidance on the sort of conditions you can safely treat at home; an explanation of what the ‘whole person approach’ is; suggestions, tips, and recommendations to help you feel more confident with treating your symptoms.

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“Even though I have used homeopathy myself for nearly 40 years, I have learnt a lot from this book. When I developed a painful condition a few years ago, I ended up being passed from one puzzled doctor to another who all tried to find a suitable drug to suppress my ‘disease’. Reading Mary English’s book was like finding a friend who understood me, who could work with me as a whole person, rather than against the ‘disease’, as if it were a separate part of me. I’d forgotten how homeopathy can be so empowering. One of the chapters is named ‘Gaining Responsibility for Your Own Health’ and that’s exactly what this book helps you to do.” – Little birdie, Amazon.

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Mary English was born in London and educated in Switzerland at the American International School of Zurich. She is an Author, Astrologer and Homeopath.

In 2001 Mary gained a Diploma in Homeopathy from the School of Homeopathy. She has been the chair and trustee for the Homeopathic Action Trust charity and guest editor for their publication A Picture of Health, trustee for the National Homeopathic Service charity and a Homeopathic volunteer for the Drugs and Homeless Initiative charity in Bath where for 8 years she ran a homeopathic clinic for clients with drug and alcohol issues. Mary is now editor of the Travelling Homeopaths Collective’s charity Newsletter and past editor of The Student Homeopath.

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