World Homoeopathy Day 2024- History, Theme, Significance

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World Homoeopathy Day

World Homoeopathy Day is observed on the 10th of April each year. This day memorialises the contributions and accomplishments of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician and the founding father of homoeopathy. On this global day, the homoeopathic society, the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), under the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Naturopathy, Siddha, and Homoeopathy), the Government of India organises an event to promote the use of this treatment course for treating illnesses and leading a healthy life. Additionally, AYUSH also awards various scholarships to students enrolled in any homoeopathy institution. In this blog, we will learn more about World Homeopathy Day history, theme, and significance.

Historical Background

World Homoeopathy Day is celebrated to honour the legacy of the founding father of homoeopathy Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. He was born on this day in 1755. He was an accomplished linguist, a commendable scientist, and an exemplary scientist. He has been credited with discovering homoeopathy as a way of healing illnesses. He derived a complete system of therapeutics from the Law of Similars, which is the basis of homoeopathy, and the teachings and findings of Paracelsus and Hippocrates. 

Dr Hahnemann started his journey with an understanding of the writing of William Cullen- ‘Materia Medica’. Cullen, also known as Hippocrates of Scotland completed this book in 1789 wherein he mentioned the use of Cinchona bark to get relief from intermittent fever. To realise the effects and advantages of Cinchona bark, Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann started using this material on himself. After understanding the impact produced by this bark, he introduced the concept of Human Proving, on which he based subsequent therapeutics. This was just the beginning of this medicine branch. He compiled all his provings in his books from 1805 onwards. With this series of clinical successes, homoeopathy was born as a branch of medicine.  

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What is the Theme of World Homeopathy Day 2024?

The 2024 theme for World Homoeopathy Day is, “Empowering Research, Enhancing Proficiency: A Homoeopathy Symposium”. It highlights the importance of boosting research in homoeopathy to increase the overall efficiency of this field. By focusing on this particular theme, the day also aims to raise awareness about the importance and growth of homoeopathy. 

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The objectives of World Homeopathy Day are as follows:

  • Empowering stakeholders to engage in research and use the research evidence to improve homoeopathy treatment
  • Organising zonal events to propagate the use of homoeopathy by sharing resources and growth strategies at these events
  • Draft futuristic road maps to boost the use of homoeopathy as an in-house treatment method.

Activities to Meet the Objectives

The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy will organise the following events on 10th April 2023 to meet the above objectives:

  • A presentation on focus areas: Mental Well-being and Health; Women’s Health and Well-being, Education Reforms, and Pharmacovigilance of Homoeopathic Drugs.
  • Provision of Short-Term Studentship in Homoeopathy (STSH) awards to students pursuing this branch of medicine.
  • Provision of MD Scholarship Awards
  • Release of homoeopathy resource materials and publications of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy.
  • Books and Films Release

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Significance of World Homoeopathy Day for India

World Homoeopathy Day holds great significance in India due to the extensive use of homoeopathic medicines and treatment methods in Indian households. As this branch of medicine is an inherent part of the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) ministry, the nation is witnessing a considerable surge in the number of practitioners, users, and homoeopathic public health clinics and educational institutions. 

Given below are some interesting facts about homoeopathy in India:

  • India is the largest manufacturer of homoeopathic medicines.
  • 35.8% of AYUSH colleges in India are homoeopathy Institutions
  • 37% of AYUSH practitioners in India are homoeopathy physicians


Q1. What is the theme of World Homoeopathy Day 2023?

Ans. The 2023 theme for this day is “Homeoparivar- Sarvajan Swasthya” or “One Health, One Family”.

Q2. Who is the father of Homeopathy?

Ans. Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann is the father of homoeopathy. He was a German physician, a linguist, and a commendable scientist. 

Q3. Who is the father of homoeopathy in India?

Ans. Dr Mohendra Lal Sircar is considered the father of homoeopathy in India. He was the first Indian homoeopathic physician. 

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