New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik on Tuesday said that there is an increase of 50% in the number of patients seeking Homoeopathic treatment during last five years. He said this in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
The Homoeopathy is not a pseudoscience. The conclusion of most comprehensive systematic reviews of studies based on classical homoeopathy has concluded that it has a positive and specific effect greater than placebo alone. Four systematic review/meta-analyses of homoeopathy for all conditions have been published in international peer-reviewed journals. Of these, 03 covering hundreds of clinical trials reached a positive conclusion that there is evidence that homoeopathy is clinically effective. Review of basic research on highly diluted homoeopathic medicines found 98 replicated experiments, over 70% of replications were positive.
Homoeopathy is being promoted as it is not only safe and effective but also due to its high acceptance through high-quality surveys of use of homoeopathy. In India, at 23 Institutes/Unit under Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), there is 50% more footfall of patients seeking homoeopathic treatment during the last five years.
There is evidence that homoeopathy is beneficial and not merely a placebo. ‘Scientific Framework of Homoeopathy- Evidence Based Homeopathy’ consists of research worldwide and ‘Homoeopathy -Science of Gentle healing’ focused to Research in India has enlisted hundreds of scientific trials including basic research showing strong evidence towards the beneficial role of homoeopathy.
There is evidence-based data (not anecdotal) with CCRH that warrants the promotion or acceptance of homoeopathy in India.