In Switzerland, Homeopathy, phytomedicine, anthroposophic medicine, traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture are to receive the same status as conventional medicine, when it comes to the reimbursement of health care costs . The local mandatory health-insurance provider of Switzerland will continue to cover the expenses of these 5 CAM therapies.
Initially, since 2012, the payment of these health care approaches had only been provisional.
The ministry of interior has now argued that the provision of evidence of efficacy, convenience, and profitability of these CAM approaches, will never entirely be possible, and has consequently decided to assume the principle of trust for these health care approaches.
The decree will be brought to hearing in June 2016 , and is aimed at coming into effect in May 2017. As such, a continued provision of access to these CAM therapies will be warranted.
Announcement of the Ministry of interior of Switzerland – 29.03.16:
“The practice of alternative forms of medical treatment like Hijama, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Acupuncture has been officially approved by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP).”
From ‘Gulf Times’, dated 09. January 2016 at: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/474391/Homeopathy-Ayurveda-get-official-nod
In its recent report, appraising data from European member states on the use of anthroposophic and homeopathic medicine, ECHAMPS (European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products) has pointed out that there is “significant to high and growing demand for these products in at least two thirds of EU Member States, including those both with and without a long-term tradition for these products. In some markets, the products are used by up to 60% of the population”.
The announcement, published 16th December 2015, by the European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (ECHAMPS) is accessible at: http://www.echamp.eu/news-and-events/news/eu-market-for-homeopathic-and-anthroposophic-medicines-grows-by-over-6-a-year
The report was published November 2015, and is available at: http://www.echamp.eu/echamp-resources/echamp-brochures/november2015-profile-of-an-industry.pdf
For organic farming, the EU rules that animal welfare has to be prioritized and:
“disease shall be treated immediately to avoid suffering to the animal; chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products including antibiotics may be used where necessary and under strict conditions, when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate.”
This information was published 25th April 2015 in the Official Journal of the European Union at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32007R0834&from=EN
According to its publication in the Ontario Gazette of 14th March 2015, eventual government approval has lead to the announcement of the proclamation of the Homeopathy Act, 2007.
Proclamation takes place 1st of April 2015, and is the result of intensive effort for structuring and regulating Homeopathy in the county of Ontario.
Information found, dated 15th March 2015, at: https://www.facebook.co/CollegeOfHomeopathsOfOntario?fref=nf
as well as at in the publication of the Ontario Gazette, Volume 148, Issue 11 | Mar 14, 2015, accessible at: http://www.ontario.ca/ontario-gazette?keyword=homeopathy&date_from=&date_to=&op=Search
The American Medical College of Homeopathy has announced its impending closure following the discontinuation of monetary funding by sponsors. Unless $100k in capital can be raised the AMCH will be closing its doors on February 5th.
Source found on FB 07.01.2015: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bb216fadbcda87e7e41e5e1d3&id=9e35aeb17f&e=c726c1b565
According to a new survey conducted by the Allensbach Institute of public opinion research in Germany, an interrogation of a representative sample of the German population (1.503 Individuals from the age of 16) came to the conclusion that:
– 94% of the population know what Homeopathy is…
– 60% of the population have already taken homeopathic remedies
– almost 9 of 10 individuals reported a positive effect of the treatment with homeopathic remedies
– the public believes that the importance of homeopathic remedies will continue to increase
The full report, dated 20th October 2014 can be accessed at:
This info was found via ‘DANA ULLMAN’s Homeopathic Educational Services blog’, dated 23rd October 2014 at:
Homeopathic remedies have been received in Liberia and will be trialled for the treatment of Ebola.
The source says the delivery had arrived following talks between the foreign ministry and the International Emergency Management Organization (IEMO) in Italy. The IEMO has emphasized the preparedness to further aid, should the effectiveness of the remedies call for these steps.
Sourced dated 05th September 2014 at : http://www.thenewdawnliberia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12573:more-experimental-ebola-drugs-arrive&catid=46:health&Itemid=60