National Vice President for Belgium
Dr. Léon Scheepers
National Homeopathic Organization:
Unio Homoeopathica Belgica (UHB), www.homeopathie-unio.be
Status of Homeopathy in Belgium
The most important point for the Belgium Homeopathic Association UHB during the Belgium EU presidency (July - December 2010) was the revision of diplomas on an European level. For this reason, two important meetings were held: One with the Federal Agency of Drugs and Health Products (FAGG), responsible for the pre-registration of all (allopathic and homeopathic) drugs, and for the registration of homeopathic products in which UHB insisted on the importance of the continuous availability of homeopathic drugs, including nosodes. In a second meeting with the Belgium Minister of Health, UHB pointed out that the registration of homeopathic drugs has no value without the official qualification of the prescriber.
Download the full version of the National Vice-Presidents' Country Report
LMHI members can download the full-length NVP reports about the current status of homeoapthy in their countries in the login-protected section of this website "International Council > IC Reports 2011".
History of Homeopathy in Belgium
Dr. Pierre Joseph De Moor (1787-1845) was the first Medical Doctor practising homoeopathy at Alost in Belgium (1829 - West Flemish side). In 1832, Dr. Varlez (1792-1874) and Carlier (1797-1873) brought homoeopathy to Brussels. The first Organon appeared only in 1832 (Paris) in the same time that the first Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia (Leipzig); in 1934 Dr. Quin created the first English pharmacopoeia (London); Hahnemann died in 1843.
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