Homeopathy in Romania

Homeopathy in Romania

Honigberger, who took homeopathy to India was Romanian, and Hahnemann spent some of his early years in Sibu/Hermanstadt.

A homeopathic society was formed in Romania in 1947. But shortly after, with the advent of the communist regime, homeopathy was made illegal because there was no scientific explanation making it compatible with materialism. A few homeopaths fled to other countries, but some stayed. By 1967 the practice was "tolerated" and some pharmacies began operating.

The practice of homeopathy was legalized in 1969, and with the fall of the communist regime, it was no longer considered "witchcraft." A big influence on homeopathy in Romania was the wife of President Carstens of Germany- herself a homeopathic physician.

One must be a medical doctor to practice in Romania. As of 1995 there were about 700 homeopaths. The country is represented in the LMHI.