Dubai, Nov 14: The fourth International Homeopathy Conference will be held at Swissotel Al Murooj, Dubai on November 20. The event comes after a gap of four long years and aims to gather like-minded intellectuals from the Homeopathic Fraternity globally to collaborate, exchange views and share their expertise as to how Homeopathy contributes towards the wellbeing of our societies, aiming to foster healthier and more productive communities.
Concurrently we also announce the 20th anniversary celebration and success of Homeopathy in the UAE aspiring the practitioners to promote wellness 'Together towards Tomorrow'.
The speakers for the conference are renowned Homeopathic practitioners Dr Saptarshi Banerjee from Kolkata and professor Dr Mansoor Ali from Kozhikode, Kerala who would be highlighting the scope of Homeopathy in Dermatology.
Homeopathic practitioners numbering close to 250 doctors representing all the Emirates of UAE and India would be participating in this conference.
It was in February 2002 that the first selection of practitioners was done in Abu Dhabi by the Ministry of Health and Homeopathy was legally regulated into the Health care department of UAE. Today most of the Medical centres have Homeopathy incorporated in their facilities.
Homeopathy is a German system of Alternative medicine based on the principle of 'Similia Similibus Curantur' or 'Likes cure likes'. It is one of the systems of alternative and traditional systems of medicine in the AYUSH system of India.
According to the World Health Organization; Homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine followed and is widely accepted all over the world and has been so, for more than 200 years. A scientific system of therapeutics based on a person centric holistic approach. It treats the person as a whole; and in the process addresses the root cause of the disease and associated symptom. Homeopathy does not treat a disease alone but treats the “Man in the disease”. A homeopath not only gives importance to the disease diagnosis but looks beyond this and tries to find the person engulfed with the illness.
"The practitioner takes detailing of each symptom like the type, nature, frequency and intensity of the ailment and will get into finer details like change in thirst, appetite, bowel habits and any specific craving and aversion and pays attention to your emotional state, sensations and reactive pattern during the illness.
Homeopathy not only applies an individual approach to each of its patients but also plays a significant role as a prophylaxis and can protect one from all seasonal allergies, viral infections and many other such diseases helping to stimulate one’s defence mechanism and strengthen one’s immunity and assist the body to heal naturally.
Homeopathy is considered as one of the safest medicine with minimal side effects, easy to administer, caters to all age groups and can be safely administered during pregnancy and lactation. Moreover it can be used alongside with the conventional medicines and can serve as a best companion in ones journey towards wellness helping one achieve personal health goals. I leave the reader with these thoughts and also a wish, a wish for each one of us to work and achieve our wellness goals.
Dr Alphonse Dsouza, president of IHMA UAE and the Conference Chairman says, “The purpose of hosting this international conference in the UAE is to firstly, celebrate the successful journey of two decades of Homeopathy in the UAE. This event recognizes and acknowledges the support provided for us to flourish in the region. It also provides a platform for us to connect with one another and educate homoeopaths to keep updated with the evolving medical knowledge and practices. We chose UAE because it’s growing as a hub in Healthcare and has acquired a prominent place in the healthcare map over the years. It’s very important for us healthcare workers & providers to come together to promote the healthcare system we practice as a part of this revolution in the medical field.”
Dr V K Seethalakshmi, Homeopathic practitioner, Unicare Medical Centre says, Homeopathy has seen its own share of popularity and distrust over the past two centuries however it has inevitably established itself as an accepted Alternate Medicine as people experienced its benefits in treating day–to–day illnesses as well as chronic ailments.
Homeopathy’s popularity and acceptance have been driven from the fact that it treats the root problems, is cost effective, available OTC, and can be used alongside allopathy medicines without much side effects.
Our immune booster drugs immensely helped people during the COVID pandemic and we will continue to work towards making homeopathy people’s first choice of good health and wellness.
Dr Rozina Baig Zaheer , homeopathic practitioner at Zia medical centre, and the Convenor for the Remedium 4.0 says, “UAE is a home to diversities, cultures, beliefs and traditions where people have their individual perspective towards a life style they adopt and the same applies when it comes to acceptance of a specific Health care system as well.
Dr Halowine Coelho, from Frontline Medical Centre, Dubai is a senior homeopathy practitioner in the UAE. She was one of the first homeopaths who received license to practice Homeopathy in February 2002. She says that the residents of UAE welcomed this treatment with open arms. Since it was popular form of treatment in India, many people were happy to avail of this opportunity in the UAE. Although the journey has been quite challenging, yet very encouraging and when we look back through the years it has evolved into a popular system of treatment in the region.
Homeopathy still comes with a scepticism when it comes to its acceptance among the masses and is overshadowed by its myths and realities. It is a science whose scope has been undermined, yet it has been evolving and strengthening its roots as a popular choice many a times proving to be best and only mode of treatment in a varied number of illnesses. Explore the benefits of this science and make it your first choice.”