Dr. Yvonne Fok
Homeopathy in China and Hong Kong
Internationally qualified homeopathic practitioner courses were brought first into Hong Kong and Macau in 2008, and then later into Taiwan and Mainland China. The practitioner programme offered by the School of Homeopathy (UK) is fully accredited by the Homeopathic Medical Association and The Society of Homeopaths, the British representative on the European and International Councils for Classical Homeopathy.
The Hong Kong Association of Homeopathy (HKAH) and Macau Association of Homeopathy (MAH) were founded by Prof. To Ka Lun Aaron in 2005. These two associations became member of the International Council for Homeopathy (ICH) in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The two associations organize homeopathic conferences and exhibitions, attracting an attendance of more than 3.000 people.
In 2014, The Department of Health in Hong Kong stated that the Government encouraged the development of such society-based registration system along the principle, so that the acts and activities of homeopaths would subject to regulatory control by the association. On the other hand, MAH started up a campaign in 2015, during the public consultation period for the healthcare reform. With the support from members of the legislative council, the discussion in the legislative council began in Oct 2016.
With biostatisticians in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the first cohort study of homeopathy in China was finished by HKAH in 2016 and will be published in 2017. Representatives from the HKAH have joined the systematic research team in the Homeopathic Research Institute in 2017.
In collaboration with Archibel, the first fully fledged Chinese homeopathic software was released in 2014, with the first complete Chinese translation of Kent's Repertory, William Boericke’s Repertory and Materia medica, which has been made available with Radaropus. New books in Chinese are being added and more translations of classical homeopathic literature are in process.