Homeopathy Discovery and Growth
Being with lesser side effect and a milder form of treatment, this was becoming popular curtailing the influence of conventional medicine. Homeopathy has strived throughout the centuries only because of its traits of being effective and safe. During large epidemics, this method of treatment always performed better than conventional ones. Lately, there have been a number of groundbreaking researches in the field of Homeopathy. Some of the best scientific minds including Luc Montagnier, the Nobel laureate, have come up with substantial studies and research in this field. His statement about this science is a signature of its growing prospective., Luc Montagnier quoted, “I can’t say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions are right. High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules.” He is also the founder and president of the World Foundation of AIDS Research and Prevention. In 2009, he demonstrated that at high aqueous dilutions, some bacterial DNA sequences are able to induce electromagnetic waves. This is a path breaking theory, which opened vast scopes for homeopathic research and development.
Another recent contribution in this field was from a group of scientist from IIT, Mumbai. They presented conclusive ideas that homeopathic pills works on the principle of Nanotechnology. According to Dr Jayesh Bellare, “Homeopathy has been a conundrum for modern medicine. Its practitioners maintained that homeopathic pills got more potent on dilution, but they could never explain the mechanism scientifically enough for the modern scientists.” These path breaking works are strong support to homeopathy creating new foundations for the branch.
Homeopathic industry has drawn good attention lately. According to a report by The New York Times, in UK, the growth rate of homeopathic practitioners is at 39% per year. A recent survey by British Medical Journal, 42% percent of the physicians refer patients to their homeopathic counterparts. It is an undeniable fact that the influence of homeopathic treatment is increasing and growth is certain in this industry.
Today India is a hub of homeopathy and India has the largest number of homeopathic practitioners in the world and has the largest number of colleges in homeopathic education. The course curriculum in homeopathy is one of the most well defined course in our country. According to a report by ASSOCHAM, the Indian homeopathy market will grow at the rate of 30% annually reaching the size of Rs. 4,600 crore. The global market of this industry stands at Rs. 26,300 crore. This industry is growing rapidly all over the globe, growth rate being 25% annually. France is the largest contributor to this market. Surveys indicate that more people are being attracted to this treatment since the medicine efficacy is more evident for its use reliability is increasing over time. This upright trend will have huge impact on medical world while this branch seems to create better avenues o cure diseases, which are considered as almost incurable by allopathic treatment.