New Delhi : The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) signed two memoranda of understanding with institutions of higher education of Canada and Armenia during two day International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day organized at Vigyan Bhawan here.
These MOUs were signed between CCRH and College of Homeopaths of Ontario, Canada and another between CCRH and the Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia.
Speaking on the occasion, Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH, said homoeopathy has taken major scientific leaps in the past and its body of evidence is growing by the day.
Complimenting the CCRH for taking steps towards international cooperation in homeopathy education and research, Naik said that he saw the signing of the two MoUs as the beginning of many such bilateral cooperations in times to come.
The second day of International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day began with a session dedicated to the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Samuel Hahnemann. A floral tribute was paid to the legendary figure by the chairs and discussants of the panel.
A session each on challenges in education in homoeopathy in India and the global scenario of education in homoeopathy was held. The panelists discussed the concerns and challenges in the global and Indian scenario of education in homoeopathy and how there could be standardization of education for accredited curriculum for education in homoeopathy.
Another session on drug validation and drug development explored the therapeutic potential of nosodes (homoeopathic drugs prepared from disease material) and discussed the idea of reinventing nosodes, by way of their preparation and application in clinical field. This session was chaired by Dr. Martien Brands from Netherland, Dr. Isaac Golden from Australia and Dr. Laxmikanta Nanda from India. Dr. S.M. Singh, Dr. J.D. Daryani and Dr. Anil Khurana were the discussants.
The speakers of the session on harmonization of pharmacopoeias and drug laws brought up many vital issues like regulation of homoeopathic medicines worldwide, need for a common international pharmacopoeia, pharmacopoeial standards on homoeopathic drugs vis-a-vis drug regulations and need for upgrading specifications of plant raw materials in homoeopathic pharmacy.
Biomolecular research in homoeopathy was another session at the convention, which was chaired by Dr. Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh, Prof. (Dr.) Carla Holandino Quaresma (Brazil) and Prof.(Dr.) Kanjaksha Ghosh. Dr. Surender Singh and Dr. Anil Khurana were the discussants.
After elaborate presentation on basic research updates by Dr. Peter Fisher, Editor, international journal – Homeopathy, presentation on topics ranging from homeo-genomic approach towards personalized therapy of cancer, hypertension and oxidative stress parameters of kidney by modulating enzyme hypertnsive rat model, anti heat shock effect of Cantharis 200 transported from one plant to another through capillary water, to protective role of Rhus toxicodendron 6c on cells of primary cell culture in relation to dengue virus infection and molecular level correlation between probable homoeopathic medicines and bio-samples of patients.
Besides these, there were several presentations on clinical research including latest research updates, and role of Homoeopathy in malaria, dengue, natural disasters, brain injuries, chronic ear infection, sciatica etc. (ANI)