Homeopathy worldwide

Worldwide, over 200 million people use homeopathy on a regular basis. Homeopathy is included in the national health systems of a number of countries e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada.


100 million EU citizens, some 29% of the EU’s population, use homeopathic medicines in their day-to-day healthcare. Homeopathy is practised in 40 out of 42 European countries.


Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic medicine for ‘flu, is one of the best selling over-the-counter medicines in France.

United Kingdom

10% of people in the UK use homeopathy – an estimated 6 million people. 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.
In the NHS approx. 40,000 homeopathic prescriptions are provided to patients per year by doctors working within the homeopathic service. There were originally 5 homeopathic hospitals (Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Bristol and Tunbridge Wells). Tunbridge Wells closed in 2007 and earlier this year the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital changed its name to the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
There are ~ 400 doctors in the UK that use homeopathy, regulated by the Faculty of Homeopathy and promoted by the British Homeopathic Association.
There and ~1,500 professional homeopaths (non-medically qualified homeopaths) in the UK,9 regulated by the Society of Homeopaths (65%), Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and Homeopathic Medical Association. They largely operate in private practice outside the NHS.
See NHS spending on homeopathy

United Statets of America

According to the National Institutes of Health, over 6 million people in the United States use homeopathy, mainly for self-care of specific health conditions. Of those who use homeopathy, ~1 million are children and over 5 million are adults.10, 11


India leads in terms of number of people using homeopathy, with 100 million people depending solely on homeopathy for their medical care.1

2,24,279 registered homoeopathy doctors are in India with 7856 Govt. homoeopathy dispensaries and 207 of Govt. homoeopathy hospitals providing homoeopathy treatment.

References:The information was taken from Homeopathy Research Institute,UK