Homeopathy is more popular in Asian countries especially India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, than Europe and America. Homeopathy received the moral support from Mahatma Gandhi. Who said, “it cures a greater number of people than any other method of treatment” As an article in the World Health Forum (journal of WHO) noted, ” Homeopathic treatment seems well suited for use in rural areas where the infrastructure, equipment, and drugs needed for conventional medicine cannot be provided.” According to the report in the World Health Forum, “In the Indian subcontinent the legal position of the practitioners of homeopathy has been elevated to a professional level similar to that of an allopathic medical practitioner.”
Unbelievably, presently there are 165 homeopathic medical colleges in the country; state governments or universities maintain many of them. There are graduate (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & surgery) and postgraduate courses (MD) in Homeopathy. Some of the state governments are conducting courses for homeopathic pharmacists and homeopathic nurses. The number of licensed homeopathic doctors is around 800000. Nearly 30% of Indian public depend on homeopathy for their health care needs. In India, there are hundreds of State and Central government owned homeopathic hospitals having inpatient facility. There are thousands of State and Central government owned dispensaries having out patient facility. There are thousands of homeopathic pharmacies and around 150 homeopathic laboratories in the country. Central and State government owned research institutes finds the new horizons for the future of homeopathy. Researches are mainly focused on psychiatric disease, AIDS, cancer, Goiter, filariasis, asthma and hepatitis.
More than a 30 % government registered homeopathic doctors are getting an average patients visit between one hundred and two hundred per day.
Homeopathic doctors are well organized under different organizations like, The Institution of Homeopaths Kerala (IHK), Asian Homeopathic Medical League (AHML), Indian Institute of Homeopathic Physicians (IIHP), Indian Homeopathic Medical Association (IHMA), Round Table Homeopathy India and Homeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI). IHK alone has membership strength around 5000 registered homeopathic doctors, that too in a comparatively smaller state of Inida. IHK organizes scientific seminars in every three months with an average participation of 400 delegates.