A recent study conducted by Ipsos for Boiron Laboratories indicates that the French would use 53% of homeopathic medicines. This result indicates an increase in consumption in recent years, these products of alternative medicine.
A few years ago, in 2004, only 39% of the French drank homeopathy. Today in 2011, they would be 53% to opt for the alternative medicine that remains yet unclear. Homeopathic medicines have thus found their place in 80% of French households and that, although 20% of them use these drugs while ignoring the nature of the products they own.
Homeopathy is essentially used as part of "acute and chronic diseases", especially to counter the winter diseases for 56% of cases, small bumps and bruises for 52% of cases, stress, teething, and allergies conducted by Ipsos, the survey also shows that homeopathy is used by adults to 53%, against 45% by children.
"People are turning increasingly to alternative methods of care. However, homeopathy is one of the few alternative medicines reimbursed almost in its entirety, unlike herbal medicine for example. And it is a medicine that makes it very easy to self-medicate.” It is told by Dr. Christine Coquart, homeopath in Paris. Thus, 65% of users say they use homeopathy for his side "natural” and 49% for avoid drugs "chemical". However, respondents on the subject of finger pointing lack of information circulating around this medicine while 69% say it is the doctor who may be best able to answer their questions about the subject.