The Indian Homeopathic Health Minister, Ramesh Sharma, has said that homeopathy is a form of medical treatment, and not a medical treatment.
Homeopathy, he said, is a non-medical treatment.
This statement was made in a meeting on the issue with experts in the field of homeopathy, said Sharma, while addressing the National Institute of Homeopathy (NIIHO).
Sharma was addressing a session of the conference titled ‘Homeopathy and Health’ on October 4.
Sharma said that there is no evidence that homeopathic medicines can cause any medical problem.
Sharma also clarified that he has never recommended the use of homeopathic drugs in hospitals.
He was responding to a query from a journalist.
Homeopathic medicines, like many other forms of medicine, have their own list of active ingredients.
They include vitamins, minerals, vitamins and minerals salts, acids, and herbal extracts.
Sharma has been vocal on this issue since he took charge of the NIIHO in 2014.
Sharma had also raised concerns about the introduction of homeopaths in the National Health Service (NHS), saying that it is a threat to health care system and that they have no qualifications to do so.
He had also said that people using homeopathy have no scientific background.
Sharma’s comments were met with some criticism from some quarters, particularly from the Homeopathic Research Council (HRRC), a body set up by the ministry to monitor and promote homeopathy.
“Sharma has a right to his opinion and his opinion is welcome, but his statement is against science,” said Dr Pratap Das, president of HRRC, which was founded in 2008.
Dr Das also said the NIBH and NIIHS have a responsibility to ensure that homeopath are not misused.
“We need to ensure quality in the health system,” Das said.
The HRRC is not against homeopathy as it is used in various traditional and alternative medicine practices.
However, Das said, there are many serious issues that need to be addressed.
The Homeopathic Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is an organisation that has conducted research into the health benefits of home remedies.
However its chief scientist, Dr H.S. Narayanan, has told the media that his organisation has not been involved in any research on homeopathy and its potential benefits.
Homeopaths and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have also been opposing the introduction in the government of home-grown herbal medicines, saying that they are not scientific.
Home-grown remedies are being widely used in India and the country has more than 70,000 registered homeopathic clinics across the country.
According to a recent report by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), in 2017, more than 80% of the total patients in India who received homeopathic treatment in primary care hospitals were women.
“The majority of women in India do not want to be homeopathic patients.
So there is a growing demand for homeopathic treatments in the healthcare sector,” said a senior medical officer from an Indian hospital.
However some health experts said that it was important to educate the public about homeopathy so that the public can make informed decisions.
“There is a need for homeopathy education to be provided in schools, and there should be a minimum age requirement to apply for homeopath services,” said Rameshar Thakkar, professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Hyderabad.
Thakar also pointed out that the current practice of allowing homeopathic doctors to prescribe homeopathic medicine is problematic.
“It is not very ethical for home health doctors to do this.
I think that this is a serious issue for the health sector in India.
Home health doctors have not been adequately trained in homeopathy,” he said.
Home and herbal medicine has been around for more than two millennia, but it is the first time that it has become mainstream in the world.
Home, herbs and the home, a place of refuge, is often described as a place where people can escape from the modern world.
A few years ago, a prominent homeopath and author, Jhumpa Lahiri, began making it a focal point of his writings.
A couple of years ago he published his book, The Home and Herbs, in which he said that the home and the plants and herbs are a refuge from the world and have healing powers.
Today, he is a household name and he is known for his books and documentaries.
Home remedies, he wrote in the book, are “an integral part of the daily routine of life in India”.
Today, homeopathic remedies are sold in grocery stores and in pharmacies.
A book that Lahiri wrote about the history of home, herbs, and the magic powers of home was recently published in India by a book publisher.
“Homeopathic medicines have been around in India for centuries.
The idea behind the practice dates back to the Indus Valley civilization and was the idea