To conduct more research and studies in homeopathy and its advancement, the Amity Institute of Homeopathy Research was launched on 9th March 2017. Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President Amity Group launched the institute in the presence of various officials who included Dr. R.K. Manchanda, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy; Mr. Peter Braun, Head, Homoeopathic Business Schwabe Group, Germany; Mr. Ashish Kumar , Managing Director, Dr Willmar Schwabe, Noida; Ms. Julia Peterle , Area Manager – Affiliated Companies Worldwide, DHU Homoeopathic Business Unit of Schwabe Group, Germany; Dr. Naval Kumar Verma , Lotus Holistic Health Centre and Institute, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, UAE;
Dr. Rajeev Kr. Sharma, Director, Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH; Dr. SPS Bakshi, Chairman cum Managing Director of Bakson Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. and Dr. Alok Kumar, Sr Consultant, Safdarjung Hospital.
A panel discussion on “Recent Advances and Emerging Trends in Homeopathy” was organised. Dr.Chauhan described homeopathy as an underexplored and under-utilized system of medicine which is now undergoing a phase of transformation globally. He stressed that there is a need for enhance scientific approach and research in the field so that the real potential of homeopathy is brought to its use for better healthcare.
Dr. R.K. Manchanda said that homeopathy is practiced in 18 countries and has been used as medical treatment for various health issues. He acknowledged that right from its inception, homeopathy has faced strong opposition from the conventional medical community and has not received its due recognition. He said that with growth of biomedical system, homeopathy is facing different kinds of challenges like how to improve the clinical practice of average homeopathic doctor even though research in homeopathy is using all modern parameters in both clinical and fundamental research to develop tools and processes to document clinical experiences. He highlighted that today, homeopathy has advanced to a stage where it has treated patients of chikungunya and finding cure for malaria.
Mr. Peter Braun said that apart of Europe, the Indian subcontinent is an important base for homeopathy. To explore potential areas of collaboration in homeopathy, Amity University signed a MoU with Dr Willmar Schwabe India Pvt Ltd. (ANI)