Homeopathy is a method of natural treatment based on individual symptoms of the disease and application of the appropriate homeopathic medicine. Globally, homeopathy is used by over 2 million people and is part of the national healthcare systems of Switzerland, India, Chile, Pakistan and Mexico. The National Insurance schemes of some European countries such as France, Denmark and Luxembourg cover treatment locally. Asian countries have a strong tradition of homeopathy, Hong Kong included, and international expat insurance companies often cover homeopathic treatment and remedies.
For homeopathy to be effective it is important that it is administered by a trained and experienced homeopathic physician who is educated about the pathology of the disease, the scope of homeopathy in that situation, skilled at observing the difference in each person’s symptom presentation and knowledgeable of the pharmacopoeia of the remedies. This combination promotes evidence-based homeopathy and its role in functional medicine. Licensed homeopathic pharmaceutical laboratories manufacture homeopathic remedies.