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Homeopathic Legislation in Portugal 2013

portugalWith thanks to ECCH European Central Council of Homeopaths 17.9.2013:

From http://www.homeopathy-ecch.org/Progressive Portuguese Government Shows Belgian Government The Error of Its Reactionary Way  

lei_n._71-2013_tnc.pdf   NB The wording of the new Portuguese law begins at the bottom right of the first page. An approximate English translation is available here: port – eng law.pdf

‘… On the 2 September 2013 the Health Minister of the Portuguese Government, Paulo Macedo, introduced the enacting legislation that lays down the future legal framework for the regulation of the practice homeopathy and 6 other CAM disciplines in Portugal. Lei 71/2013 is the product of a long process extending over a number of years and clearly sets out the requirements in terms of education and regulation for practitioners of CAM disciplines who do not have a conventional medical training but who wish to practise their discipline competently and responsibly.  Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathy takes hold in the Lebanon

LebanonWith thanks to The Daily Star 10.10.13:

From  http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2013/Oct-10/234128-alternative-medicine-lacks-regulation.ashx#axzz2hGjKdgpm  BEIRUT: Alternative medical treatments are becoming ever more popular in Lebanon. Holistic treatments such as reiki, acupuncture, homeopathy and Chinese herbal medicine are catching on with the public, thanks to word-of-mouth recommendations and increased international exposure via celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and David Beckham, practitioners say. These treatments are currently exempt from state regulation and in the absence of self-regulatory bodies, which often govern non-mainstream medical practices in countries such as the U.S. and the U.K., qualified practitioners say there is little to prevent charlatans from passing themselves off as experts. Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathy Becomes a Popular Treatment in the Arab Emirates

Arab EmiratesWith thanks to Top News Arab Emirates 10.4.13:

From http://topnews.ae/content/215656-homeopathy-becomes-popular-treatment-among-people ’… According to the data provided by district homeopathy authorities, homeopathy has emerged as an effective way of treatment. Homeopathy was earlier used to treat kidney stones. Now, it has gained popularity among people to seek treatment for skin, hair, cyst and other ailments as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Big Pharma’s Plot against homeopathy in Brazil

Homeopathy HealsWith thanks to Homeopathy Heals Web Site 21.2.13:

(Original article written by a retired Brazilian Senior Homeopathic Physician)

From http://homeopathyheals.me.uk/site/component/content/article/111-frontpage/2626-big-pharmas-plot-against-homeopathy-in-brazil ’… Suddenly Brazil´s population woke up in the early days of 2000 under heavy fire from Big Pharma’s plot with headlines in the compromised media and press, such as HOMEOPATHY IS OVER, etc. Well, it was the start of three full years of endless discussions in the press and media regarding this medical discipline.
After the first shock, there began a campaign against Homeopathy all over Brazil
with inspections by health authorities on homeopathic pharmacies and the
witch-hunting of pharmacists as well, under the excuse of quality controls, etc.,
and the forbidding in some cases, of sales of homeopathic remedies for several
fake reasons, etc. But Big Pharma made a hazardous Big Mistake by starting such a plot against Homeopathy since this has been an official medical specialty since 1980
under Decree #1000 and signed by the President of the Republic of Brazil
after Congress approval and official legal recognition of the Federal Board of Medicine in Brasilia. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian homeopathic doctors on their way to regulation

European Committee for HomeopathyWith thanks to the European Committee for Homeopathy 16.1.13:

From http://www.homeopathyeurope.org/media/news/newsletter-16-january-2013/italian-homeopathic-doctors-on-their-way-to-regulation Last month the Conference of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces in Italy approved a document on the regulation of education and training in homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine for medical doctors.

The document was produced in close cooperation with the Italian Medical Council FNOMCeO, along the lines of a previous similar agreement in Tuscany and proposed by the interregional Technical Group for Complementary Medicine. It was the main hurdle to pass on the way to a national regulation. Now it is up to the State-Regions Conference to approve the agreement, probably early this year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathy gets boost in the United Arab Emirates

Palm Island UAEWith thanks to The Gulf Today 20.1.13:

From http://gulftoday.ae/portal/18dc1645-dbc3-4c46-a16e-ae5cedcd1569.aspx

DUBAI: The practice of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) is gaining momentum in the UAE and other countries in the region, with widespread use of it among patients and general consumers in this part of the world.

Homeopathy, in particular, has gained more acceptance in the UAE, due to various factors including stringent regulatory approval processes from the Ministry of Health (MoH).  Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathy is the secret to the German’s Hong Kong Cup hope with Feuerblitz

With thanks to South China Morning Post; Racing pages; Michael Cox 6.12.12:

From: http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1098262/homeopathy-and-holistic-approach-are-secrets-trainers-success Morning trackwork sessions for the Longines Hong Kong International Races are a melting pot of training techniques as diverse as the nationalities that descend upon Sha Tin at this time of year.

But it’s fair to say none are considered to be as far outside the box as the holistic approach and “horse homeopathy” German handler Michael Figge employs with HK$22 million Hong Kong Cup hopeful Feuerblitz. Read the rest of this entry »

Homeopathy Popular In India

With thanks to http://www.medindia.net/news/Homeopathy-Popular-In-India-82548-1.htm posted by Rathi Manohar on  March 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM:

http://www.medindia.net/news/Homeopathy-Popular-In-India-82548-1.htm It is not just the fact that the size of the present domestic homeopathy market has been placed around Rs 27,580,000,000 (395 million Euro), but that with a 30 per cent annual increase, it will reach Rs. 46,000,000,000 (659 million Euro) in a few years. These figures place India second to France in the ranking of the homeopathy market. Read the rest of this entry »

Camilla seeks holistic therapy in India

With thanks to Gulf news.com:

http://gulfnews.com/news/world/uk-royal-seeks-holistic-therapy-in-india-1.1097201 Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, is currently in India for a seven-day holistic healing session.

Having arrived with her daughter, Laura Lopes, and eight personal staff last Saturday (October 27), the Duchess is attending healing sessions at Soukya (http://www.soukya.com/), a Bangalore-based health centre headed by Indian holistic physician, Dr Issac Mathai. Read the rest of this entry »

Homoeopathy to be integrated with healthcare in Uttar Pradesh in India

With thanks to AAJIKhabar Sunday, Sep 16 2012 3:23PM IST:

http://www.aajkikhabar.com/en/News/Health/Yoga-homoeopathy-to-be-integrated-with-healthcare-in-UP/702728.html Lucknow: All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh. The programme, officials here told the sources, would be funded under the National Rural Health Mission ( NRHM). 

In the first phase, an official said, yoga and a therapeutic healthcare option would be tested in 27 districts and would later be integrated with a parallel health plan that includes other systems of medicines such as unani, homoeopathy and ayurveda. The project has been allocated Rs.25 crore (sterling equivanent £2,839,029.10), with the money also being utilised to purchase and distribute ayurvedic, unani and homoeopathic medicines. The programme would be available at all government district hospitals, primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs).

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