Some Reflections About the Interest of Non-conventional Medicine in Public Health, Especially Homeopathy

  • Catherine Gaucher

The use of non-conventional medicine in developing countries has been a challenge for many medical doctors during the last 20 years; among them, the “Homeopaths Without Borders” (HWB). Therefore, to think about the interest of this special form of medicine, called non-conventional medicine, in public health is inevitable.

One first shall give some prior definitions of the working field: what is nonconventional medicine and what is public health?

NON-CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE refers to the use of methods of treatment which have not been validated by the dominant scientific community.

PUBLIC HEALTH refers to the health condition of a community of human beings: in a town, in a country, on earth.


Herbal Medicine Sickle Cell Anemia Traditional Medicine Complementary Medicine Homeopathic Medicine 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Gaucher
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  1. 1.NGO Homeopaths Without BordersParisFrance

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