Classical homeopathy is used worldwide, and is experiencing an unprecedented resurgence in Europe and North America as well as being increasingly recognized in Israel. It has an especially strong presence in India, where some medical schools teach its methods alongside conventional therapeutics, and where both chronic ailments and serious acute conditions not seen outside hospitals in the West are frequently entrusted to homeopathic treatment. The main challenge of homeopathy is in reaching out to a large enough number of people in order to make a significant difference to the health of the public at large.
Homeopathic practitioners come from diverse medical and non-medical backgrounds. Skilful homeopathic practice requires a firm grasp the principles of classical homeopathy combined with a thorough scientific literacy, i.e. the ability to think logically and critically while maintaining an open-minded humility about phenomena that do not meet the expectations of reason.
“Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond all doubt safer, more economical, … and the most complete medical science”. Mahatma Gandhi
Classical homeopathy is extremely safe and can be pursued alongside virtually any other treatment approach. During homeopathic treatment transient aggravation of some symptoms sometimes occurs as the organism readjusts to its new state. Most importantly, homeopathic remedies do not interact with medications, herbs, or supplements because homeopathic remedies have no active chemical constituents. There are some conventional medications (mainly steroids and anti-convulsants) that interfere with the body’s ability to respond to homeopathic treatment. In such cases treatment can still be pursued, but recovery may take significantly longer.