LMHI Contact Person for Canada
|Prof. Dr. Bhupinder Sharma, M.D. (Hom.) |
2649, Islington Avenue
Homeopathic Medical Association of Canada, www.hmac.ca
History of Homeopathy in Canada
Report by Prof. Dr. Bhupinder Sharma M.D. (Hom.), Homeopathic Medical Association of Canada
Homeopathy arrived in Canada in the province of Ontario around the year 1840, and two years later in Quebec. It gained full professional status and established several homeopathic medical institutions. Recently, in January 2011, a popular TV channel telecasted a special show questioning the efficacy of Homeopathy in the wake of Ontario homeopaths getting regulated, by quoting that since Ontario will be the first province to regulate homeopathy - Is Homeopathy a Cure or Con - lending credibility to this unproven practice. The entire homeopathic community of Canada joined together under one platform to condemn the TV show noting that the telecast showed complete lack of respect and understanding of a time honored system of medical treatment used around the world. All the homeopathic associations in Ontario and Canada have opposed such moves by the media through TV interviews by Homeopathic Experts and creating public awareness write ups in their respective web sites. There are more than 11 provincial and national level homeopathic associations in Canada.