The International Homeopathy Day
The International Homeopathy Day is organised in close cooperation with the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) to support individual national homeopathic medical associations in their activities to promote the position of homeopathy in the national health care system. This annual event also celebrates the birthday of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, and therefore takes place around the date of April 10.
The official LMHI World Homeopathy Day Celebration of 2023 was organized by Homeopathic Association of South Africa. HSA lined up a series of exciting celebrations which took place from the 10th – 14th April 2023, where we celebrated homeopathy at an important location for homeopathy in South Africa.
On April 9, 2022, the commemoration of Hahnemann's Day was held in the city of Barcelona, Spain, which I attended on behalf of LMHI.
One of this year’s celebrations of the World Homeopathy Day, in remembrance of Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday, took place in Philadelphia, which is, ostensibly, a cradle of homeopathy since the middle of the 19th century, with the advent of Constantin Hering, Adolph Lippe, Henry N Guernsey, Ernest Farrington, James T Kent, and others, who have influenced the practice of homeopathy by providing clear and well documented cases to prove the efficacy of homeopathic medicine even in critical conditions, in hundreds of patients.
The report is devoted to the development of homeopathy in Russia in 2017, as well as to the international congress “World Homeopathy Day: Moscow-2018”, which was held on April 9-10th, 2018. Special attention is paid to the official statement made by the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Duma of the Russian Federation on whether it is lawful to use homeopathy in Russia and on the viewpoint held by some scientists concerning the Memorandum “On the Pseudoscientific Character of Homeopathy” as not being a binding legal act.
World Homeopathic Day 2017
Dr. Gustavo Cataldi
LMHI Prime Vice-president
The celebration of the World Homeopathic Day, tribute to Samuel Hahnemann, took place April 22nd and 23rd 2017, at Courtyard by Marriot Hotel (Brampton, Canada).
I had the pleasure to be there as LMHI Prime Vice-president representing our association. I was wonderfully received by Dr. Bhupinder Sharma (LMHI NVP for Canada, Council Member and Past President of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario) and Basil Ziv (Registrar and CEO of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario). The event was entitled “International Convention of World Homeopathic Day” and was organized by the Homeopathic Medical Association of Canada (HMAC). The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH), Ontario Homeopathic Association (OHA) and the Syndicat professionnel des homéopathes du Québec supported this gathering.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON WORLD HOMOEOPATHY DAY:
INTEGRATING HOMOEOPATHY IN HEALTH CARE
An international convention on world homoeopathy day was held to commemorate the 261st birth anniversary of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann on 9th-10th April 2016, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The theme of the convention was ‘Integrating Homoeopathy in healthcare’ for achieving Universal Health Coverage as advocated by the World Health Organization. The convention made for an ideal platform for extensive deliberations on the existing global scenario of Homoeopathy, with particular reference to India, strategy building and formulation of national policies for worldwide promotion, safety, quality and effectiveness of medicines, evolving standards of education, international co-operation and evidence-based practice of Homoeopathy.. Organized jointly by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), an autonomous research organization of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI), the convention witnessed presentation of more than 100 papers during 21 technical sessions held in parallel in four halls, each named after homoeopathic stalwarts viz. Hahnemann, Boenninghansen, Hering and Kent.
With the illustrious presence of Dr. Renzo Galassi, President of the International Homeopathic Medical League, and Dr. Antonio Marques secretary for public relations LMHI, the day of celebration began with a wreath at the tomb of Cuba’s most illustrious homeopath, Dr. Juan Antiga Escobar, who was professor of materia medica at the National School of Homeopathic Medicine of Mexico (1907-1909), honorary member of the Academy of Homeopathic Medicine of Puebla, translated the sixth edition of the Organon into Spanish and devoted his life to homeopathy, his remains are found in the necropolis of Colon.
The InternationalDay celebrated on the 10th of April in Spain was a very important institutional success and also a success in participation. It was specially addressed todoctors (to get more collaboration and commitment) in order to progress andobtain more official regulation. Throughout this day and during the previousweek and the following days it was carried out activities in twenty twodistricts, and about thirty acts, by twenty medical, pharmaceutical andveterinary associations. Moreover, twelve departments collaborated in theMedical Colleges and the program was spread to ten Autonomous Communities. Theactivities carried out with the international representatives were in Seville,Barcelona, Madrid and Tenerife.
The International Homeopathy Day 2013 (IHD 2013), celebrated each year on the occasion of Samuel Hahnemann's birthday, was held in Bogotá, Colombia, on 13 April 2013, it was organized by the LMHI member association "Fundación Instituto Colombiano de Homeopatía Luis G. Páez". The LMHI was represented by Dr José Matuk, LMHI President (Mexico), and Dr Edgar Godoy, LMHI Secretary for Archives (Ecuador).
International Symposium "Homeopathy in the XXI Century"
13 April 2013, Bogotá, Colombia
Cosmos 100 Hotel (Calle 100 # 21A-41 PBX (57-1) 6464000)
José Matuk (Mexico) - President of the LMHI
Edgar Godoy (Ecuador) - Secretary for Archives of the LMHI
Fundacion Instituto Colombiano de Homeopatía Luis G. Páez
Colombia has been selected this year by the LIGA MEDICORUM HOMEOPATHICA INTERNATIONALIS (LMHI), the international medical society for Homeopathy in the world, as venue for the INTERNATIONAL HOMEOPATHY DAY 2013 on the occasion of the birthday of its founder, Dr. CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH SAMUEL HAHNEMANN (10 April 1755). For this reason, we want to celebrate this day with an academic event, in which will treated theoretical and practical aspects about of the XXI century Homeopathic Clinic . This event will take place in the presence of LMHI President Dr. José Matuk from Mexico and the LMHI Secretary for Archives Dr. Edgar Godoy from Ecuador, as well as Government delegates, Health Authorities, and representatives from Colombia's Medical Education Associations and Homeopathic Medical Schools.
Intended for Doctors (General, Specialists and Veterinary), Students and practitioners of Homeopathic Medicine.
Edgar Godoy (Ecuador, LMHI Secretary for Archives)
Adriana Osorio (FICH Luis G. Paez)
Isabel Cristina Pinzón ( Instituto Hahnemanniano Dr. Juan de Dios Pinzón)
Dr. Fabio González (FICH Luis G Paez/ U. Juan N. Corpas)
José Matuk (Mexico, President of LMHI)
Nestor Calderón (FUNHOM)
Mario Acosta (ASCOHOM)
Alberto Zarte (AMHUS)
Luis Fernando Vargas (FICH Luis G Paez)
Carlos Riveros (FICH Luis G Paez)
Carlos Rugeles (FICH Luis G Paez).
Fundación Universitaria Escuela de Medicina Homeopática LUIS G PAEZ (FUNHOM)
Asociación Colombiana de Homeopatía (ASCOHOM)
Asociacion Medica Homeopática Unicista de Santander ( AMHUS)
Dr. Juan de dios Pinzón
Fundación Universitaria Juan N Corpas
Developing and Securing Homeopathy Worldwide
The International Homeopathy Day (IHD) will take place for the third time, it was initiated in 2010 and was then held for the first time in Slovenia, in 2011 the IHD was ccelebrated in Croatia, and in 2012 in Turkey. The personal presence of executive LMHI representatives and their political support for "younger" associations in homeopathically growing countries has proven a powerful and important tool. The LMHI officials have repeatedly noted that the respect from the government towards these associations increases in their presence. The LMHI states that "In these projects, the LMHI fullfills really its purpose of developing and securing homeopathy worldwide - as stipulated in its statutes".
The International Symposium on Homeopathy, held in Izmir, brought together important international and Turkish stakeholders to exchange information about
- the homeopathic medical doctrine,
- the current legal framework of medical doctors practicing homeopathy in all continents,
- its contribution to European and worldwide healthcare systems, as well as
- the current status of homeopathy in Turkey and the possibilities of its further development and its integration into the Turkish healthcare system.
Selling and Marketing of Homeopathic Remedies Now Possible in Turkey
As an important result of the joint meetings with the Turkish Health Ministry, the regulation regarding the selling and marketing of homeopathic remedies in pharmacies was passed by the Turkish Parliament on 17 May 2012. "The meetings we had together with LMHI President Dr. Matuk, Prime Vice-President Dr. Galassi and ECH President Dr. Nicolai in Ankara played a great role in this outcome!" emphazised Dr. Altunay Agaoglu, the LMHI's National Vice-President for Turkey.
Following the celebration of the International Hahnemann Day, the Turkish Classical Homeopathy Assosiation (TCHA) organized a seminer given by LMHI Prime Vice-President Dr. Renzo Galassi about the " Homeopathic Approach to Chronic Diseases".
Developing and Securing Homeopathy Worldwide
The International Homeopathy Day took place for the third time, in 2010 it was held in Slovenia and in 2011 it was held in Croatia. The personal presence and suppport of LMHI and ECH representatives for"younger" associations in homeopathically emerging countries has - once again - proven a powerful and important tool.
Representatives from the LMHI and the ECH have repeatedly noted that the respect from the government towards these associations increases "wherever we show up". In the words of LMHI Past President Dr. Ulrich Dr. Fischer: "In these projects, the LMHI fullfills really its purpose of developing and securing homeopathy worldwide - as described in its statutes". The LMHI plans to continue holding the International Homeopathy Day in different countries.
During the last 200 years, homeopathy has proven itself as a safe and effective medical method. In addition to this fact, homeopathy is less expensive than conventional medicine treatment. In 1997, the European Commission established that more than 100 million, representing more than 22 percent of all European citizens, had recourse to homeopathy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has placed homeopathy among five most often used non-conventional medical methods in the world. In a majority of EU Member States (with theexception of Slovenia and Sweden) homeopathy is part of regular medical practice carried out by physicians.
International Symposium on Homeopathic Medicine
Zagreb/Croatia, 24 March 2011
The Croatian Homeopathic Medical Society (CHMS), the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) and the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) jointly organized a very successfulInternational Symposium on Homeopathic Medicine in Zagreb/Croatia on 24 March 2011 to celebrate the International Homeopathy Day and to promote public and medical community's awareness of homeopathy in Croatia. LMHI and ECH representatives gave lectures about different aspects of medical homeopathy and provided political support in meetings with Croatian Health Care officials. Among the national speakers were Prof. Dr. sc. Damir Žubcic from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Zagreb University, Ines Buhac, mr. ph., Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at Zagreb University. Also present were Mirjana Lerman from the Croatian Ministry of Health and Social Care, and Ivan Žokalj, M.D., President of the Croatian Medical Chamber Working Group for Complementary Medicine Regulation. The symposium was hosted by Dr. Jelka Milic, President of the Croatian Homeopathic Medical Society and the LMHI's National Vice President for Croatia. LMHI and ECH officials held meetings with Croatian health policy officials to support and strengthen the position of the Croatian homeopathic colleagues. The personal presence and suppport of LMHI and ECH representatives for "younger" homeopathic associations has - once again - proven a powerful and important tool. LMHI Past-President Dr. Fischer reported that the respect towards the Croatian colleagues grew "wherever we showed up" and added that "in these projects, the LMHI fullfills really its purpose of developing and securing homeopathy worldwide - as described in its statutes. The International Homeopathy Day took place for the second time, in 2010 it was held in Slovenia. The LMHI plans to continue holding the International Homeopathy Day in different countries.
The LMHI Executive Officers Dr. Ulrich D. Fischer (Past President), Dr. Yves Faingnaert (Treasurer) and Dr. Thomas Peinbauer (General Secretary), and ECH President Dr. Ton Nicolai provided support and their help as representatives of the international and of the European homeopathic medical society. More than 120 people participated in the International Symposium on Homeopathic Medicine organized by CHMS President Dr. Jelka Milic, the LMHI's National Contact Person for Croatia, and her homeopathic colleagues. The working languages were Croatian and English, simultaneous interpretation was provided. The International Symposium was moderated by Sanja Hrvojevic Beganovic.
The topics and lectures covered international aspects of homeopathy (LMHI and ECH), as well as specific Croatian aspects, in particular in regard to national legislation, registration of homeopathic remedies, and the homeopathic edcuation of Medical Doctros (MDs). Dr. Peinbauer gave a presentation about "Homeopathy in Austria", pharmacology and even the collaboration between the veterinarian faculty of Zagreb and the homeopathic MD´s.
Before and after the symposium, the LMHI and ECH officials held meetings with representatives from the Croatian Ministry of Health, from the national Drug and Medical Products Agency as well as the Croatian Medical Chamber's Working Group for CAM Legislation. These meetings took place in a positive and encouraging atmosphere, strenthening the position of the Croatian homeopathic colleagues.
Developing and Securing Homeopathy Worldwide
The International Homeopathy Day took place for the second time, in 2010 it was held in Slovenia. The personal presence and suppport of LMHI and ECH representatives for "younger" associations in homeopathically emerging countries has - once again - proven a powerful and important tool. LMHI Past-President Dr. Fischer reported that the respect towards the Croatian colleagues grew "wherever we showed up" and added that "in these projects, the LMHI fullfills really its purpose of developing and securing homeopathy worldwide - as described in its statutes. The LMHI plans to continue holding the International Homeopathy Day in different countries.
During the last 200 years, homeopathy has proven itself as a safe and effective medical method. In addition to this fact, homeopathy is less expensive than conventional medicine treatment. In 1997, the European Commission established that more than 100 million, representing more than 22 percent of all European citizens, had recourse to homeopathy. The World Health Organization (WHO) placed homeopathy among five most often used non-conventional medical methods in the world. In a majority of EU Member States (with the exception of Slovenia and Sweden) homeopathy is part of regular medical practice carried out by physicians.
Further Downloads: Zakljuci radne grupe za rjesavanje pitanja komplementarne medicine u Hrvatskoj - Conclusions of the Working Group for Complementary Medicine, adopted by the Croatian Medical Chamber and published in its official journalLijecnicke Novine, February 2011 (in Croatian language)
Ljubljana/Slovenia, 8 April 2010
The Slovenian Homeopathic Society, the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) and the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) jointly organized theInternational Symposium on Homeopathy to celebrate the International Homeopathy Day and promote public awareness of homeopathy in Slovenia. The conference was held in Slovene and English, simultaneous interpretation was provided.
During the last 200 years homeopathy proved itself as a safe and effective medical method. In addition to that, homeopathy is less expensive than conventional medicine treatment.
In 1997, the European Commission established that more than 100 million, representing more than 22 per cent European citizens had recourse to homeopathy. The World Health Organisation placed homeopathy among five most often used non-conventional medical methods in the world. In a majority of EU Member States (with the exception of Slovenia and Sweden) homeopathy is part of regular medical practice carried out by physicians.
- Dr Zdenka Cebašek-Travnik, Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia
- Dr Ulrich D Fischer, President, Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis
- Dr Ton Nicolai, President, European Committee for Homeopathy
- Dr Erwin Kubesch, Ambassador of Austria to Slovenia
- Dr Villur Sundararajan Seshadri, Ambassador of India to Slovenia
- Dr Ivan Eržen, State Secretary, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia
- Irena Gorišek, MD, President, Slovenian Homeopathic Society
- Dr Milan Jazbec
All presentations can be downloaded from the SHD-website http://www.shd.si/?page=en/slovenianhomeopathicsociety