The World organisation of Homeopathy: Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI)
LMHI is a world umbrella organisation for homeopathic doctors and homeopathic associations with members from 76 countries. It was founded in Rotterdam on 10 September 1925 by fourteen homeopathic physicians from nine countries. The American Dr. Roy Upham was its first President. The LMHI was established under the terms of Swiss civil law with Geneva designated as its registered office. The new seat of the LMHI is since 2013 in Kothen-Germany, Walstrasse 45, House of S. Hahnemann. It is now registered as Non Profit Organization The purpose of the LMHI is the development of homeopathy worldwide and the creation of a link between homeopaths with medical diplomas and also between societies and persons who are interested in homeopathy. Fort his purposes LMHI member countries who are appointed by the highest governing body of the LMHI, the international council, are organizing the LMHI world congresses. The world congress is celebrated every year. Here some places of the congresses: USA-2010, India - 2011, Japan-2012, Ecuador- 2013, France-2014, Brazil 2015, Argentina-2016, Germany-2017, South Africa-2018, Italy-2019, Turkey-2020, Colombia-2021, Bangladesh 2022 etc. (for more information: http://www.lmhi.org/Article/Detail/96
) LMHI has several working groups with world wide projects to serve homeopathy and bring high quality to the homeopathic community, where every member can work. These are:
- Archives WG: to arcihive all the homeopathic documents, research, congress proceedings etc in one place and to provide it to our members– Stuttgart, Foundation Bosch.
- Education WG: One of the most essential functions of the LMHI is that of being the guardian and preserving institution of the timeless qualities of homeopathy. The LIGA achieves this goal by promulgating excellent Homeopathic Medical Education Standards and by encouraging all schools and homeopathic medical associations worldwide and all of their members to provide the best possible homeopathic education to their members. For this purpose, the LMHI adopted the LMHI-ECH Curriculum at the International Council Meeting in Warsaw 2009. This document presents the minimum standards of education and training in homeopathic medicine for medical doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians and dentists, agreed by all homeopathic training centers worldwide. This document provides the training requirements for a safe and effective practice of medical homeopathy and outlines the syllabus for examinations leading to a qualification in homeopathic medicine. This document also provides the basis for the accreditation by the LMHI of courses taught by organisations affiliated to the LMHI..
- Provings WG: Homeopathic drug proving is essential in the development of the homeopathic art of cure. After clinical verification of the collected symptoms, it provides a necessary tool to find the most appropriate remedy for the patient. Many theories, methods and protocols have been established. Meanwhile ethical and legal requirements have become more and more important (Declaration of Helsinki, ICH Guidelines January 1997). A homeopathic drug proving (HDP) is nowadays considered to be a clinical trial, as such these Guidelines are based on the ICH “Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice” (CPMP/ICH/135/95). Guidelines are not strict rules but will ensure that all relevant items necessary for a homeopathic proving respecting Good Clinical Practice (GCP) are taken into account. It will help also to obtain comparable results from provings of a same medicine in different places in the world.
- Research WG: This joint publication of the Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) and the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) was revised edition after 69th LMHI Congress, July 2014 (Paris, France). The aim is to consider all important aspects of the scientific framework of homeopathic practice including ethical questions, evaluation of daily practice, looking at the level of scientific evidence of each of these aspects..
- Public relations WG: to give support to our members and LMHI in political strategies, helping our members for Attack against Homeopathy and collecting Funds and donations for our solidarity projects
- Pharmacy WG: the group wrote a Homeopathic remedy definition document. The new project is now Harmonization of the different Pharmacopeias world wide
- Dentistry WG: To join the dentists of the world and give them correct education about Homeopathy
- Newsletter WG: To maintain the LMHI website www.lmhi.org and publish every year 3-4 LMHI Newsletter where many very excellent articles about Hahnemanian homeopathy frm very famous masters and homeopaths are published for our members.
- Solidarity and Co-operation WG: The goal is to help countries with difficulties, by offering political and educational support.
LMHI - Who can be a member?
Every homeopathic doctor can be a member to the LMHI. There are three classes of members in the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI): Institutional Full Members
Institutional Members are National Homeopathic Organizations and Institutions. Persons whose national homeopathic organization pays collective LMHI dues are members by virtue of that association. These active Members are medical physicians, veterinary surgeons, dental surgeons, and pharmacists with a full degree in the respective field from a National University, Faculty, Examining Board or Licensing Authority recognized by the government of the country of their citizenship and practice. A homeopathic physician, veterinary surgeon, dental surgeon or pharmacist is a graduate, licensed practitioner who has obtained special training in homeopathy for which he possesses LMHI recognized diploma(s) and who applies the Law of Similars in his practice. These members are voting members. Individual Full Members
Individual Full Members are persons possessing the qualifications described under Active Members above whose country does not have a national organization through which they can obtain Institutional Membership. Associate Members
All persons with qualifications recognized nationally, who have undertaken homeopathic training recognized by the LMHI, such as medical students, chemists and all persons, who are licensed health care providers, such as naturopaths, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and, generally, persons and institutions who by their profession or activities can contribute to homeopathy, such as scientists, researchers, authors, research institutes, charity organizations, patient organizations may become associate members of the association (“associate members”). These members have no voting right. Membership Dues
The LMHI membership fee system is based on the most recent data of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita from the World Bank. The fee is paid according to the categories per member and year. For India the membership fee is 7 euro per year (category C).
For more detailed information: visit http://www.lmhi.org and mail to firstname.lastname@example.org