Public acceptance of homeopathy is high and it could become the first choice for students seeking a medical education, AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday.
Sonowal inaugurated a two-day scientific convention on ‘Homeopathy: People’s Choice for Wellness’ here on the World Homeopathy Day (WHD).
World Homeopathy Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of homeopathy, Dr Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann. The convention is being organised by three apex bodies under the Ministry of AYUSH — Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, National Commission for Homeopathy, and National Institute of Homeopathy.
Minister of State for AYUSH Mahendrabhai Munjpara was also present at the event. Addressing the gathering, Sonowal emphasised that a transformative shift is underway in the education, practice and drug development sectors of AYUSH.
He said the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine and the National Commission for Homeopathy have aligned AYUSH education according to the new education policy, and are attracting new talents to the extent that not only AYUSH is the first choice of treatment, but could also become the first choice for students seeking medical education.
The minister said homeopathy medicines are easily administered and acceptable to a large number of people.
He further said public acceptance of homeopathy is high, and people seek treatment from family physicians for generations, an official statement said. Munjpara highlighted that homeopathy is very effective in treating various diseases and improving individual health by safer means, at a lesser cost.
The delegates of the convention included homoeopathic researchers, scientists from interdisciplinary streams, practitioners, students, industrialists along with representatives of various homoeopathic associations.