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World homeopathy day, on 10 April, to address a much discussed issue that cannot be pretended that it does not exist. There are continuous studies and opposing positions on the many different practices that we can put in the category of homeopathic ones. People who rely on and trust homeopathy are growing, World Homeopathy Day is an opportunity to get everyone around a table, enemies and friends of homeopathy, to try to provide the correct information to those who are not doctors and has the right to be guided to a healthy use of homeopathic remedies.
World homeopathy day: when
The choice of the date of April 10 for the World homeopathy day it is linked to the founder of homeopathic medicine, Samuel Hahnemann, born exactly on this spring day.
World homeopathy day: data
Number calls number, let's see some data before celebrating the World homeopathy day with supporters of these practices who fear that soon the number of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines available in Italy will be insufficient to cover therapeutic needs. This would only happen in Italy, in other countries there World homeopathy day it is not faced with this imminent risk in mind.
There are about 11 million Italian citizens who use homeopathic medicines, a quarter of them do so habitually but "only" twenty thousand Italian doctors are reported to prescribe homeopaths to their patients. According to AIFA, from 1995 to date, homeopathic medicines introduced in the Italian market are 25,000 but in one year more than 30 million packages of homeopathic medicines are sold. According to Omeoimprese, the turnover in pharmacies related to products of this type is around 320 million euros.
World homeopathy day: what is celebrated
Whether you like it or not, todayhomeopathy is the most widespread among non-conventional medicines and it is a discussed and always topical topic also because the various studies concerning its effectiveness provide completely different data and it is difficult to know whether to trust or not. Anyone who is not a doctor or an expert gets confused and bewildered, or runs away from the idea or is fascinated by it, but the best thing would be to be able to have more certainty to be able to decide what position to take on the alleged uselessness of homeopathic treatments.
Homeopathy: how it works
Homeopathy it works like a vaccine more than as an antibiotic. When you take a homeopathic medicine against a certain disease, in practice you take substances similar to the agent that causes it, in this way you want stimulate an immune reaction going to reinforce the defenses of our body. This would result in recovery, or prevention of the disease in question.
What homeopathy gives us is the centrality of the patient and no more than the disease: we move from treating a disease to treating those who suffer or could suffer from it. Very often, perhaps even correctly, homeopaths are taken in association with traditional medicines with the aim of improving the patient's overall health.
This is why we hear about homeopathy as one practice not alternative but complementary to classical medicine, in combination or which takes over after a treatment with traditional drugs.
One of the most used homeopathic products are the drops of Nux Vomica which, despite the name, also work for other ailments and not just for severe nausea
Homeopathy: favorable opinions
According to some data provided by Doxa, 4 out of 5 Italians say they are satisfied with the results of the homeopathic treatments followed. If we move in France, England or Germany, we find many more followers of homeopathy which in these areas is a practice that has grown exponentially.
In France and Germany today the remedies homeopaths are partially or fully reimbursed by the public health service and homeopathy is also practiced within the Health Service, in hospitals. In most cases, it is a use that goes alongside that of classic drugs and shows beneficial effects much appreciated by doctors themselves.
The mix of traditional and homeopathic it is increasingly successful where it is practiced with judgment. This means that, in order to prescribe homeopathic medicines, it is necessary to spend a lot of time with the patient in order to probe aspects that are not purely medical but also psychological and character.
There World homeopathy day it is therefore also an opportunity to think about the role of homeopaths and the importance of dialoguing with the patient, looking at him and evaluating him as a whole. Let's go back to centrality of the person as a person and not only as a "victim of disease". In favor of homeopathy or not, we can think of a medicine with an increasingly human approach.
Those who are skeptical if not opposed to homeopathy believe that this practice is often successful with non-serious diseases and that they would heal even without doing anything, with the passage of time. This is when it comes to colds, fever, winter ailments, diarrhea, pain relievers, hemorrhoids, allergies, psoriasis, cough, gastritis, depression, headache, all cases in which it could be a "placebo effect".
It is not easy to arrive at a univocal position on homeopathy as this practice is today it is not suitable for multinational drug companies who basically hope that it will remain "suffocated" by very strict laws on the production of remedies of this nature. Any scientific demonstration of the effectiveness of this complementary / alternative medicine would certainly unblock the situation.
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