Turning to Naturopathy? About half wish for integrative medicine

Forsa survey confirms: Germans want more natural healing

The Forsa society for social research and statistical analysis of recently released a survey that showed that the majority of Germans would like to see more integrative medicine. With integrative medicine, a combination of conventional methods of conventional medicine refers to alternative treatments from naturopathy, homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. 51 percent of respondents want a common approach.

The German Central Association of homeopathic Doctors (DZVhÄ) recently published the results of a recent Forsa survey, stating that the German wish for a greater cooperation between Orthodox medicine and Naturopathy. As a model here, Switzerland could serve. Be refunded since the middle of 2017, many of the alternative treatments as a reason for insurance, provided they were previously successfully tested on the scientific validity, usefulness and cost-effectiveness. The law for reimbursement of the costs has been obtained in Switzerland by popular vote.

More cooperation between Orthodox medicine and Naturopathy

“Are you of the opinion that the growing demand for homeopathy to initiate a turn in the medicine to Integrative medicine, i.e. the combination of Education and natural medicine?” This Forsa question agreed to 51 per cent of the 2,000 respondents, 21 percent abstained, and 28 per cent were not of this opinion.

German wish for a medicine turn

“The citizens want, in addition to an energy transition and mobility is also a Medicine a turnaround in Germany,” says Cornelia Bajic, the first Chairman of the DZVhÄ in a press release to the Forsa survey.

Homeopathy is on the rise

The DZVhÄ also reports that the administrators of the growing circle of homeopathy in Germany. In 2010, 45 percent of the population had indicated that they have already made experiences with homeopathy. In the current survey, 53 percent said to have been the homeopathic medicines used. “The wishes and values of the patient must be taken into account in the context of evidence-based medicine,” says Bajic. After all, the medical homeopathy belong to the most popular healing methods of conventional medicine.

The three pillars of evidence-based medicine

“The concept of modern evidence-based medicine (EbM) is based by Definition on three pillars,” explains the homeopathy expert. The concept is based on the clinical experience of the Doctors, on the other, on the values and Wishes of the patient, as well as on the current state of clinical research. To have each of these pillars of the medical homeopathy study to show Use of data and evidence for the therapeutic.

The evidence term is too vague?

Critics of Natural medicine limited, often alone on the pillar of the clinical research. “Homeopathic Doctors fight back against a constricted evidence term the critic,” stresses Bajic. More than a homeopathy debate society and politics in the view of Bajic has a clear understanding, which is the evidence term have General validity. (vb)