It’s an age-old tradition, the practice of bringing herbs to homeopathic doctors for a placebo effect.
Today, a small number of homeopathic clinics are flourishing in India, with the help of a new online portal called www.indiahomeopathy.com.
These clinics, known as naturopaths, are licensed by the state government to practise homeopathic medicine in their own names.
But a growing number of patients are turning to naturopathy clinics for a cheaper alternative to the mainstream treatments.
The process of obtaining a homeopathic prescription is easy: You go to a naturopathic clinic in your area, fill in a form, and wait.
The clinic’s pharmacist will then check your medical history, assess your allergies and other conditions, and issue you a prescription for the herbal medicine you need.
The pharmacist can then make a small donation to the homeopathic clinic’s mission, according to the website, and the homeopath is credited with the patient’s “sustained improvement”.
The website lists many of the homeopathy clinics in India that offer the herbal treatment.
However, there is also a growing trend for homeopathic naturoprescriptions to be made online, with many of these services providing cheaper, alternative treatments.
It’s a move that many believe will save India’s health care system billions of dollars annually in unnecessary treatment and cost.
But is it worth it?
“You can’t have everything, you can’t just prescribe everything,” said Suresh K. Sharma, an associate professor of health sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
“There are a lot of people that have gone to natures to get homeopathic treatments.
So the whole point of this service is to make sure that the people are getting what they need.
But if they’re doing that for free, they are going to lose the ability to treat patients with more expensive therapies.”
Sharma believes that the health system is being harmed by this trend.
He said it is the case that homeopathy is becoming more popular in India.
“If you look at the overall numbers, the country has more homeopathy practitioners than it did 10 years ago,” he said.
“But it is only about 1% of the population.
That’s still a very small percentage.”
The government says it is working to promote the use of homeopathy in the country, and that the website has helped people learn about homeopathy.
“We encourage people to use the website to understand homeopathy, and if they have any questions, they can reach us,” said Anjali K. Mishra, director of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a statement.
Sharma believes there are many benefits of homeopaths and that many people will be able to use this service to improve their health.
But there are some concerns.
According to Sharma, some people might not know about the risks of using a homeopath.
“People need to be aware of what’s going on, and how to do the treatment.
That might be the main thing,” he explained.
He also pointed out that there are not many quality homeopathic studies on this topic, and it is a bit of a grey area.
“A lot of the studies have been done in Europe, where there’s a higher risk of getting any side effects.
So you can use homeopathy with very little data on the side effects,” he added.
However Sharma said the use is growing, with more people visiting the websites.
He hopes that these clinics will become a part of India, and make homeopathy more accessible to more people.
“When people see homeopathy being used in this way, they will go there.
They will know about it,” Sharma said.
India’s National Homeopathic Council said it has made it a priority to promote homeopathy as a treatment.
“The National Homeopathy Council has made the process of registration and registration for homeopathy compulsory for all the home health services and is working hard to make this compulsory,” said Nisha Patel, a spokesperson for the council.
Homeopathic medicine is a highly regulated profession, and any patient seeking homeopathic treatment must be screened, and can only receive the treatment if they meet certain criteria, according a press release issued by the council in September 2017.
However homeopathic services are still very limited in India and there are a number of problems that come up when using homeopathy treatments, Sharma said, including side effects from the treatments.
“You cannot really tell what’s in the treatment,” he told Al Jazeera.
“They do give you a little bit of information, but you have to be careful and be very careful.
It has to be done carefully and the patient has to get some information.”
In the case of the case in which the woman went to a homeopathy clinic, she ended up getting a placebo treatment, which included some herbs.
Sharma says the problem is that there is no standard for measuring the effectiveness of home remedies.
“For the home remedy, it is