Homeopathy in Denmark

Homeopathy in Denmark

Homeopathy was brought to Denmark by Hans Christian Lund, a pupil of Hahnemann, in 1821. Lund did a translation of the Organon, but the date is unknown.

He was followed by Johann Pabst in 1830. A journal, Homoeopathiken, was published in Copenhagen in 1833.

The 1911 Directory says: "We have a report that homeopathy is not spreading amongst the profession because of a lack of organizing spirit." It lists six doctors (one graduating from Hahnemann, Philadelphia in 1888). "There are others who ask not to be known as homeopaths as there is no certain organization."

Homeopathic medicines could be prescribed only by medical doctors from 1936 until 1976, when homeopathy was re-established as an "alternative" practice.

The Danish Association of Classical Homeopathy (DSKH) was founded in 1987 along with the School of Classical Homoeopathy (SKH). As of 1998, the DSKH has 22 full members and 49 associate members. There are two MDs on the register. The journal Hahnegal, is published quarterly.