Homeopathy could become medical students' first choice: AYUSH Minister

Published in ‘India Today’ this article talks about the growing popularity of Homeopathy, especially in India.



“AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday homeopathy could become the first choice for students pursuing medical education as its public acceptance is high. The AYUSH minister’s remarks came as he inaugurated a two-day scientific convention on ‘Homoeopathy: People’s Choice for Wellness’. Three apex bodies of the AYUSH Ministry, namely, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, National Commission for Homoeopathy, and the National Institute of Homoeopathy organised the event.


The AYUSH Minister further stated that a transformation is taking place in the fields of AYUSH education, practise, and drug development.

He further remarked that the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine and the National Commission for Homoeopathy have aligned AYUSH education with the new education policy and are attracting new talent to the point where AYUSH is not only the first choice for treatment, but may also be the first choice for students seeking medical education.


AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal went on to say that homoeopathy medicines are easily administered and a large number of people accept them.

According to an official release, he also stated that public acceptance of homoeopathy is strong, and that people have sought treatment from family physicians for generations.


NB: The Ministry of Ayush, is a ministry of the Government of India, responsible for developing education, research and propagation of indigenous alternative medicine systems in India. Ayush is a name devised from the names of the alternative healthcare systems covered by the ministry: Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy.[1] (Wikipedia )