World Homoeopathy Day observed globally on 10 April every year to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr Samuel Hahnemann. Samuel Hahnemann was a physician born in Germany, who was a great researcher, linguist and applauded scientist.
The theme of 2020 is “Linking research with education and clinical practice: Advancing scientific collaborations”. This year in 2020, it will be the 265th birthday of Hahnemann. In India World, Homoeopathy Day is celebrated under the aegis of Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India.
What is homoeopathy?
A homoeopathy is an alternative form of medicine, which believes that ‘Like cures like.’ According to Homeopathy, a disease can be cured by a material that can induce symptoms similar to the sickness itself by using highly-diluted doses of natural ingredients. These materials are believed to trigger the body’s healing system. Lesser the dose of the homoeopathic ingredients, the larger the potency of the medicines. Some of the homoeopathic substances are diluted to such a large extent that no traces or molecules of the original substances remain.
Why is World Homoeopathy Day celebrated?
World Homeopathy Day is celebrated not only to commemorate the birth of Dr Hahnemann. It’s also a day to understand the challenges and future strategies to develop homoeopathy even further. It aims to create awareness about the different systems of medicine and to improve ease of access and success rates. World Homeopathy Day seeks to bring the community together to establish, reinvent and modernize the system of medicine so that more people can reap its benefits.
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- Minister of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH): Shripad Yesso Naik.