History of Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a school of natural medicine that has been widely practiced over the last 200 years. In the early 1900ís twenty percent of U.S. physicians were homeopaths with over one hundred homeopathic hospitals.
During the 1832 Cholera epidemic and 1918 flu epidemic, a time when death rates climbed to 30% to 60%, records indicate over a 95% survival rate for those treated with homeopathy.
Unfortunately, in the 1920ís, the standardization of medical schools forced all of the 22 homeopathic colleges operating at the time out of business. Today many of those former homeopathic colleges are operating as conventional medical schools such as Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia, New York Medical College, and Boston University Medical School.
Internationally, homeopathy has remained widely practiced, particularly in Europe, India and South America. For example, in England, 40% of physicians refer to homeopaths and in France, 30% of family physicians use homeopathy. In India there are well over 100 homeopathic colleges and 100,000 practicing homeopaths.
Fortunately, the United States saw a resurgence in demand for natural healthcare in the 1980ís.
Today, Homeopathy has become the fastest growing form of alternative medicine in the United States.