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Homeopathy use around the world
Homeopathy is included in the national health systems of a number of countries e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Switzerland.
India leads in terms of number of people using homeopathy, with 100 million people depending solely on homeopathy for their medical care.1
There are over 200,000 registered homeopathic doctors currently, with approximately 12,000 more being added every year.3
100 million EU citizens, some 29% of the EU’s population, use homeopathic medicines in their day-to-day healthcare.2
Homeopathy is practised in 40 out of 42 European countries.4
10% of people in the UK use homeopathy – an estimated 6 million people.5
In Britain, the market for homeopathy is growing at around 20% per year. In 2007, it was estimated to be worth £38m, and is projected to reach £46m in 2012.6
There are ~ 400 doctors in the UK that use homeopathy, regulated by the Faculty of Homeopathy and promoted by the British Homeopathic Association.7
There are ~1,500 professional homeopaths (non-medically qualified homeopaths) in the UK,8 regulated by the Society of Homeopaths (65%), Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and Homeopathic Medical Association. They largely operate in private practice outside the NHS.