Govt to Tie-up with institutes to advance homoeopathy research

  • Posted on: 23 May 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

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An autonomous body under the AYUSH department of Union Health Ministry is planning to tieup with top homeopathy research organisations with an aim of boosting the healthcare industry. The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), the autonomous body under AYUSH, has called for further research to promote this system of medicine, said Dr R K Manchanda, Director General of CCRH.

This comes against the backdrop of the World Homeopathy Summit hosted by Global Homeopathy Foundation in collaboration with the CCRH which saw participation of scientists and practitioners from India and abroad. The research work at the summit yielded information of genomics which can be juxtaposed on effect of homeopathic medicines individualised at molecular level, he said.

He pointed out that the CCRH has been instrumental in cutting edge research publications on cancer, Japanese encephalitis, diabetes, Urolithiasis, memory function and detection of nanoparticles in high homeopathic dilutions. The CCRH has found out that integration of homeopathic and allopathic medicines has proved to be successful in tackling Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

He expressed happiness at the huge participation of scientists from Brazil, Italy as well India's ICMR, IITB, ICT, IICT, Bose, Haffkine and CSIR at the summit to prove that homeopathy is not a "placebo medicine" but science. "The deliberations at the summit held recently and the ocean of information on the research done into treatment of AIDS, cancer, influenza and TB and the detection o nanoparticles in homeopathic medicines will definitely take homeopathy to a new dimension altogether," he said.

Now, we are in a position to declare to the world that research work has conclusively proved that homeopathy works, and works effectively in several cases of complicated diseases," said Rajesh Shah, organising secretary of the summit. Researchers at the summit had established that homeopathic medicine made from venom of rattlesnake can arrest spread of HIV while another research group demonstrated that cancer tumor regressed significantly after administering homeopathic nanoparticles of Calcaria Carbonicum.

The summit saw participants seeking to dispel the myth and disinformation by a section that homeopathy is a "humbug" and that it has only a placebo effect. PTI

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