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How can one get online advice for homeopathy treatment?
There are many websites providing online treatment and advice. This site (www.delhihomeo.com) also provides the same. Please click the link “online advice” on this site and submit your query and we will revert back soon. Subsequently, on case to case basis, it is advisable to go on for “online treatment” where we provide detail consultation and treatment.
What are the fundamentals/ basic approach of homeopathic treatment?
Homeopaths, like many modern physiologists, recognize that symptoms represent the best efforts of the organism to adapt to and defend against various stresses or infections. Because the body is not always successful in dealing with every stress or infection, it is important to find a substance in nature that has the capacity to mimic the symptoms the person is experiencing in order to aid the body in its efforts to defend and ultimately heal itself. The "law of similars," the basic principle of homeopathy, is even used in some conventional medical therapies, such as immunization and allergy treatments. These treatments, however, are not pure homeopathy since homeopathic medicines are more individually prescribed, given in smaller doses, and used to treat sick people and to prevent disease.
Do the small doses used in homoeopathy possibly have any physiological effect? How can you respond to this?
Homeopathic remedies are indeed very small doses. However, they are specially prepared doses which undergo a specific process — including dilution of ingredients (called potentization), as well as a vigorous shaking (succussion).
Specially formulated homeopathic remedies are thought to resonate with the body, triggering a positive healing response. This response gently, and effectively, heals from the inside out.
The documented results from thousands of experienced homeopaths, and from millions of their patients, clearly show that these small, individualized doses produce profound health benefits.
Although we do not understand precisely how the homeopathic medicines work, there is clear evidence that the medicines are active and can heal. Homeopathic medicines also have been shown to work on infants and on various animals (including dogs, cats, horses and even cows) where it is highly unlikely that they are acting only as a placebo.
Homeo-paths also find that people who are being treated with homeopathic medicine for a chronic disease sometimes experience a temporary exacerbation in their symptoms as the body's defenses are being stimulated. Homeopaths have found that a "healing crisis" is sometimes necessary to achieve healing. It is highly unlikely that this temporary worsening of symptoms is the result of a placebo response.
It is important to know that the small doses used by homeopaths only have an effect when a person has a hypersensitivity to the small doses given. If the wrong medicine is given to a person, nothing happens. If the correct medicine is given, the medicine acts as a catalyst to the person's defenses. In any case, homeopathic medicines do not have side effects.
If a person is taking homeopathic medicines, is it fine to also take conventional drugs?
It is possible to take them together, though the homeopathic medicines often work fast and well enough that the person does not need to take conventional drugs. Some conventional medicines, however, are so strong that they inhibit any action of the homeopathic medicine. In such situations it is discretion of individual whether to take conventional or homeopathic medicine.
What are Potencies?
Potencies relate to strength of a homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic medicine consists of natural substances that are extremely diluted. These dilutions, stimulate the defense system of your body. The amount of dilution is called potency. Let us see this example that illustrates this point further. The lowest potency scale is X. A medicine with 30X has more strength than a medicine with 6X. The C scale is a higher potency than X. Depending on your condition, a doctor may prescribe a dilution of X (decimal), C (centesimal), or M (millennial). M is the strongest and an extension of the C scale.
What about treatment using homeopathy for terminally ill patients?
When a patient’s pathology has become too deep for complete return to health, there are many homeopathic medicines for palliation of symptoms. Medicines can be used to reduce anxiety, fears, depression, gastro-intestinal upsets and even the pain of the more advanced illnesses. It is always better to try than not, in the treatment of deep pathology. There are always the cases of remarkable recoveries in any form of medicine and these cases continue to perplex and delight us all. Moreover, it seems that patients who do have these remarkable recoveries have one thing in common. They make a quantum shift in their view of the world and their approach to health.
Can homeopathy treat the side-effects of vaccinations?
Interestingly, homeopathy has been compared by analogy with vaccination. The use of micro-doses of a substance to improve immunity is the foundation of homeopathy. However, the difference lies in the preparation of homeopathics. Many people who react badly to vaccinations have found relief in homeopathy. Some may experience immediate and acute swelling of the limb at the site of the needle, others find that their children develop asthma concurrently or after vaccination, while others develop ear, nose and throat conditions, warts and other skin conditions.
Many people would not associate these things as being connected with vaccinations, while Homeopaths take these associations seriously into account. Homeopaths have in their arsenal of medicines, just such ones for these kinds of reactions to vaccinations. We are all individual and we all react according to our particular susceptibilities.
There are homeopathic medicines sold in health food stores that are supposedly for specific diseases. If homeopathy is based on finding a medicine individually suited to the person, are these medicines really homeopathic?
These homeopathic medicines found in most health food stores are called "combination medicines" or "formulas," since they have between three to eight different homeopathic medicines mixed together in them. The various manufacturers choose the medicines most commonly prescribed for specific symptoms and assume that one of them will help cure the ailment that the consumer has. But most professional homeopaths have found that the medicine individually chosen for the person tends to work more often and more deeply. It is, however, generally believed that combination medicines should not be prescribed for chronic or serious acute health problems. Such conditions require the supervision of homeopathic or medical experts.
Do homeopathy medicines have any side effects?
No, many conventional medicines attempt to suppress symptoms without allowing the body to heal itself, sometimes resulting in harmful side effects. Instead of suppressing symptoms, homeopathy gently works with the body to stimulate balance or healing. Also, since homeopathic medicines have no side effects, this reduces the percentage of iatrogenic (doctor-induced) diseases.
Are there guidelines to follow for homeopathic medicines to be effective?
Yes, since homeopathic medicine stimulates your own defense system there are certain rules to be followed to maximize the effectiveness of the homeopathic medicine. Rules for Taking Homeopathic Remedies
Take nothing by mouth 10-20 minutes prior to or following dosage. This includes food, drink, chewing gum, toothpaste etc.
Limit as much as possible caffeine in any forms, such as soft drinks, coffee, or chocolate.
No camphor, such as in muscle and joint rubs. Avoid moth ball fumes.
Avoid raw garlic, cooked is okay.
Alcohol sensitivities: If the patient is sensitive to the alcohol, they may put the drops into a glass (3 oz) of warm water. Allow one minute for the alcohol to evaporate.
Do homeopathic medicines take longer to work than conventional medicines?
The success of homeopathic medicine depends on the situation and how closely homeopathic rules (see question 5) are followed. In addition, for the most part, the duration of the healing process is proportional to the duration of your ailment. A chronic condition can be cured effectively, but not overnight.
Can homeopathic medicine and conventional medicine work together?
Yes, homeopathic medicine and conventional medicines may work together. It is advised that you have your doctor closely monitor this situation. Since homeopathic medicines have no side effects, they do not interact with other medicine, homeopathic or otherwise.
The only problem arises for the homeopath, as it gives a mixed picture and obscures the real symptomatology. Homeopathic medicines act on the immune system and generally can be safely taken along with conventional medicines. However, there arises a problem for the homeopath in the assessment of symptoms in a heavily medicated patient.
For example, are the headaches a patient may experience a side-effect of the conventional medicine or are they natural to the patient? Homeopaths generally like to treat patients who are giving them clean symptom pictures. It can be problematic to distinguish these symptoms in a heavily medicated patient.
Having said that, if a patient is being treated with both forms of medicines, as the homeopathic improves the state of the patient, conventional medicines can be reduced. Many conventional doctors will work hand-in-hand with alternative practitioners and will often recommend homeopathy when faced with patients who do not seem to improve using conventional approaches.
How long will it take to see the results of taking homeopathic medicine?
This entirely depends on the vitality of the patient and the chronicity of complaints. A patient who is generally very weak and exhausted with a complaint of many years duration will take longer to heal than a person with a recent complaint and with generally a very high vitality. The medicines are taken in small quantity and over limited periods of time, usually at most a week or two. Then the homeopath will like to wait and see the effects of the medicine before increasing the dosage or perhaps changing the medicine as new symptom pictures arise. The goal is to treat the patient in as short a time and with as little medicine as possible to affect a cure. There is no such thing as taking homeopathy indefinitely, as there is with conventional medicine treatment. If the homeopathic medicine is not working, then the homeopath may have not chosen the best one for the patient, or the pathology is too far advanced for complete recovery.
How is homeopathic treatment approach different from other pathies?
The goal of the homeopathic treatment is to encourage the body to return to a natural state of balance and health. Like the missing pieces of a puzzle, homeopathic medicines help "fill-in" the gaps in the body to stimulate a person’s own healing potential and energies. When this occurs, the person will have access to the body’s natural strength and wisdom, so that more conventional medicines and chemical-based substances may not be needed.
Do homeopathic medicines have steroids?
No. It is a misconception that has been developing in the recent times. Due to quick improvement people think that homeopaths give steroids. All Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by using scientific predefined methods of extracting the medicinal properties from source substances. There is no scope or need to adulterate the derived medicines with any other substances, as this would completely obliterate the curative properties of the same.
The prescription of homoeopathic medicines is based on the similarity of the symptoms of the patient with those produced by the drug (in its purest form) when proved (clinical trials) in healthy individuals. So any addition to the original medicine would completely alter its medicinal properties and hence alter it non-curative. Also if steroid is added the medicines will taste bitter. If the patient has any doubts he should check the medicines from a standard laboratory before consuming any quantity.
Does homeopathy believe in disease diagnosis and the pathological investigations?
Yes. It is very essential to diagnose a disease, but for the selection of the remedy we require to know the characteristic symptoms of the patient and not the disease symptoms. Consider this example, if a person is having an attack of asthma, s/he will be having wheezing and congestion of the chest and he gets relief only if he throws his head backwards.
Wheezing and congestion of chest are symptoms of the disease but for the selection of the remedy the important symptom is 'relief by throwing head backwards'. Hence to differentiate the disease symptoms with the individual characteristic symptoms good knowledge of disease is important. The pathological investigations are also important to judge the improvement, know disease diagnosis and the prognosis.
Is homeopathy merely psychological?
If you think you must "believe in" homeopathy for it to work, you need to know that it is not a placebo effect. Here are some powerful examples:
There is an increasing body of evidence in favour of homoeopathy’s effectiveness.
A recent high quality trial by the prestigious, WHO qualified facility, the Finlay Institute in Cuba, involving two and a half million people, found homoeopathy to be extremely effective in the prevention of Leptospirosis (Dr. Concepción Campa Huergo report to Finlay Institute ‘Nosodes 2008 conference’ December 2008, to be published).
A trial conducted by Quebec homoeopathy organization in partnership with McGill University in Honduras found homoeopathy effective in preventing and treating parasitic Chagas disease (Martine Jourde report to Finlay Institute ‘Nosode 2008 conference’ December 2008).
Three studies that show homoeopathy is effective in the treatment of child hood diarrhea. Furthermore, counter to the uninformed claim of Joe Martines, on behalf of Dr Elizabeth Mason, Director, WHO Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, rehydration was included in the protocol of the trials (See below).
A pilot study in Ghana showing homoeopathic treatment equal to and slightly more effective than chloroquine in the treatment of acute malaria (Br Homoeopath J 1996 Apr;85(2):66-70).
The Stanford study treating tuberculosis in HIV patients resulted in significant improvement in patients receiving homeopathic immunotherapy (Stanford, Comm Br Hom Res Grp Dec 1992 22 30-9).
A meta-analysis of childhood diarrhoea trials. This meta-analysis of 242 children showed a highly significant result in the duration of childhood diarrhoea (P=0.008). J. Jacobs, WB Jonas, M Jimenez-Perez, D Crothers, Homoeopathy for Childhood Diarrhea: Combined Results and Meta-analysis from Three Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial, The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 22 (3): 229-234, March 2003.

SYSTEM WISE:

Apart from general frequently asked questions, this section also covers real life examples (the names of individuals deliberately not mentioned to maintain privacy.)

RESPIRATORY

Can nasal allergies be completely eradicated by use of homeopathic remedies?
The different names describing nasal allergies are hay fever, allergic rhinitis, pollinosis . When complicated with breathing problem it is termed as hay asthma. Homeopathic medicines can provide a great treatment for those who suffer from such seasonal allergic conditions. Not only a short term relief but also a long term cure from nasal allergy can be achieved with treatment with homeopathic remedies.
Nasal allergy or Allergic rhinitis is a consequence of a misdirected defence response from the body. The body’s defence cells which are meant to fight micro-organisms like bacteria’s and viruses, start attacking substances like pollens which are otherwise harmless for our body. This interaction between the defence cells (antibodies) and substances like pollens wheat threshing dust (antigens), results in the production of a substance called as histamine which is responsible for all the local symptoms produced during allergies.
Homeopathic medicines work by optimizing the overactive immune system. Homeopathic medicines provide a stimulus (in a highly diluted form) to the body like that of the trigger or allergen leading to the gradual desensitization of the immune system.
The following homoeopathic medicines are found to be very useful in treating Allergic rhinitis. Natrum mur , Arsenic Album, Sabadilla, Allium Cepa ,Aralea racemosa etc
Can chronic sinusitis be treated with homoeopathy?
Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which the sinuses inside our skull become inflamed for months and years together. This condition can considerably reduce ones quality of life. Patients suffering from chronic Sinusitis complain of difficulty in breathing from nose, headaches, pain and tenderness in the face. As homeopathy is a symptom based system of medicine, the prescription is based upon the symptoms presented by the patient.
Many symptomatic factors determine the choice of remedy .i.e. the type of discharges from the nose and throat, the sinus that is involved and other factors like the time of the year when this problem increases also its relation to weather. The main homeopathic medicines used for treating chronic sinusitis are Hydrastis, kali bichrome, Silicea and Merc Sol. When the sinusitis is complicated by nasal polyps Lemna Minor works well.
At times the treatment of underlying allergy may also require a totally different set of medicines. Prescription based on the detailed study of the patient’s physical and mental makeup (which is also called as constitutional prescribing) is at times required to cure the allergy from the base.
My 6 year old child is a nasal breather and often suffers from cold and ear aches. He was diagnosed to be having adenoids. Can you advise any medicine for the same?
Enlarged adenoids and tonsils are a concern in young children as they can be a major source of recurrent infections like sore throat, middle ear infections and sinusitis. This can majorly affect the health and growth of small children in more than one way. Homeopathy offers a very safe and effective way to cure enlarged adenoids and tonsils and can save the little ones from the surgeon’s knife.
Homeopathy believes that whenever possible the tonsils and adenoids (lymphoid tissues) should be saved as they are an important defense tissue of our body and provide the children with the much required Immunity. Tonsils are located on the both the side of the throat and adenoids higher up where the nose and the throat meet (also called as nasopharynx).Enlarged adenoids usually lead to difficulty in breathing, which may eventually become difficult through nose and also become noisy. This is the reason for mouth breathing in children. The voice quality also changes to become ‘pinched nose type’.
Snoring during sleep is very important clue for identifying enlarged adenoids in kids. Sleep should be carefully observed for brief pauses in breathing. Homeopathic medicines not only cure the enlargements but also enhance the body’s resistance to fight the recurrent infections. Among the Homeopathic medicines, Agraphis Nutans is a very important medicine in homeopathy for treating adenoids. Others being Baryta carb, merc proto iod, Merc sol etc The treatment of enlarged tonsils with homeopathy has two stages. Acute inflammation needs to be treated with a different set of medicines and its enlargement to be treated once the acute stage is over. Deep-acting medicines are often required to treat the constitution of the child and bring about lasting relief.
I have 1 1/2 year old son he is suffering from Asthma. My father was an asthma patient. When the climate changes my son is suffers from flu, cough and breathlessness problem. He has lack of appetite. His weight is 8KG. I want to know is it 100% is curable in Homeopathy and what is the duration of treatment. Please advise asap.
Childhood asthma is a disorder with genetic predispositions and a strong allergic component. Inflammation is caused by physical activity, upper respiratory, infections, allergens, and irritants. Exposure to these stimuli—often called triggers—creates more swelling and blocking of the airways. Asthma can be controlled with proper medical diagnosis and management. It cannot be cured .Homeopathy has an edge over other systems of treatment available for allergic disorders for the following reasons:
Homoeopathy strengthens the immune system and restores the state of health permanently.
No side-effects of medicines.
No need to eliminate food items to which the child is sensitive from diet , for ever.
Some asthma triggers--like pets with fur or feathers--can be avoided. Others —like physical exercise—are important for good health and should be controlled rather than avoided. Pollens—try to avoid exposure to flowering vegetation. Keep bedroom windows closed.
Mites in house dust—Vacuum clean mattress daily, shake out blankets daily, dust bedroom thoroughly.
Avoid preparation of relevant drugs.

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What are the causes of acne and is there any treatment available in Homoeopathy?
All forms of pimples (acne) are due to an internal disorder. Thus the usage of external application does not yield permanent results. Internal homeopathic medication is often the best natural option to stop the recurrence of acne and that too without side-effects. Medically speaking too acne results out of an internal disorder. It is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin’s oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and the outbreak of lesions commonly called pimples or acne.
They usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. An important causative factor is an increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones). These increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum (oil). Hormonal changes related to pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills can also cause acne.
Another factor is heredity or genetics. With homoeopathic medicines a careful, proper and continued management over a period of months can greatly reduce the effect of acne and the subsequent scaring. It is advised to clean the skin with ordinary toilet soap and wash hair thoroughly with shampoo. Antim crud, Graphites, Calcarea carb, Lyco , Nat mur and Sepia are used as constitutional drugs to stop recurrences. Bell, Hep sulph, Merc sol and Sil are used in secondary infections.
Are there any medicines for regrowth of hair and what are the causes of hair fall?
Yes, homeopathy certainly has medicines for controlling of hair and regrowth of hair but losing hair can be due to various reasons such as not able to cope with stress, bad eating habits, indulging in smoking.
It could also be due to underlying medical causes like thyroid, e anaemia, diabetes, post-illness such as typhoid, jaundice and malaria. You ought to correct your condition before it worsens. Homoeopathy treats hair loss not from the scalp but from within, internally. Even today, hair loss has been treated with local medication with a narrow understanding that it is not a local disorder but it needs to be treated with internal medicine by treating the root cause of your hair fall.
Homeopathic medicines also act as a cushion while treating stress and help the person to cope with stress comfortably during those stressful conditions. Homeopathic treatment along with the latest medical technology and expertise of professional trichologists can help to treat hair loss in the most rational and scientific manner.
My 12 year old son suffers from warts on face and hands, although he does not complain of any pain or itching in the warts they are the cause of a lot of embarrassment to him, we have consulted a dermatologist who advised cautery but I have heard that this may not be a permanent solution. Can Homoeopathy offer a permanent cure of his problem?
Homoeopathic remedies show excellent results in cases of warts. Unlike Cautery which may be followed by recurrence, indicated homoeopathic medicines provide permanent relief from warts. You are advised to consult a homoeopath who may be able to prescribe an appropriate homoeopathic remedy on the basis of totality of symptoms.
Is there a cure for molluscum in homeopathy? How much time does it take to vanish completely ?
Molluscum is caused by a large virus of pox group. In most cases the lesion disappears even without any treatment in a couple of months , However some lesions may persist for sometime and require intervention. Drugs are many like Bromium,calc ars, Cal carb, Kali iod, Sulp, sil, Thuja etc. After the correct dose of homeopathic medicine , the lesions start disappearing after an inflammatory reaction with erythma and itching.
I am suffering from disease psoriasis. I want to know how can I recover from it. need your help ?
Psoriasis is considered to be inherited as autosomal dominant character with irregular penetrance. Exact cause of the disease is not known. Most useful constitutional drugs are Ars, Borax,Flr ac, Graphites, Silicea, Sulphur, natrum mur etc.
I recently met a patient who was suffering from a serious skin disease-pemphigus vulgaris. On knowing that I was a homoeopath, she complained that she got her skin disease due to homoeopathic medicines, which were being prescribed to her by a local homoeopath for her joint problems. I was a little shocked to hear that and wondered if our medicines could produce such an effect? Is it possible that homoeopathic medicines can produce such a disastrous effect on human body?
Pemphigus vulgaris is an auto-immune disorder of skin and can not be caused by homoeopathic treatment. Homoeopathic drugs are absolutely safe and it is myth that homoeopathic drugs essentially first aggravate the skin disease before curing. It may be a co-incidence that the disease started after the homoeopathic treatment for some other disease.
I am taking homoeopathic treatment for psoriasis for the past one year. I am taking the medicine religiously and have been very patient till date though there is no sign of recovery at all. I know this problem takes time to cure but shouldn’t have I shown some signs of improvement? How long will the medicine take to act on my system so that I start showing recovery?
Psoriasis is a disease having characteristic remissions and exacerbations. It has also been seen that patients who have already taken prolonged allopathic treatment tend to respond with homoeopathy belatedly. It will be better if you keep patience and at least watch for two exacerbations.
I am a 26 year old executive in a MNC, I have noticed that my hair have started graying at an alarming rate recently. Can mental stress contribute to this problem? Can you suggest some homoeopathic remedy for this? I also suffer from excessive flatulence.
A number of factors can contribute to premature graying of hair, chief amongst them being heredity i.e positive family history, stress , faulty eating habits, diet lacking in proteins and vitamins.
Although the process of graying cannot be reversed or completely stopped as it is a natural occurrence, appropriate homoeopathic remedy may slow it down.
Based on your symptoms you may take Lycopodium 30 3 doses, followed by sac lac for 15 days .the case may be reviewed after that to decide future course of action.
Necessary corrections should be made in lifestyle and diet for better results.
What are varicose veins and ulcers and how homeopathy can be beneficial in this condition?
Veins appear as enlarged, snake-like, blue veins and are most easily seen under the skin while standing. Itching may be present around the enlarged veins. Skin ulcers at ankle, whenever present, indicate a sever form of varicose veins.
Though each case of varicose veins represents itself as an individual one and needs to be treated accordingly, homoeopathic medicines Calcarea flour ,Hamemelis, Vipera and Acid flour stand at the top of the table for treating varicose veins. Calcarea Iodatum works extremely well for ulcers accompanying varicose veins.
Does homeopathy provide 100% treatment for Vitiligo? I have small white patches for last 7 years. I just want to know that it is possible to get original color of effected skin?? If yes then please guide me for best homeo doctor for "Vitiligo". I would be grateful for you.
Vitiligo is an absolutely harmless disease except for its cosmetic implications. The spread of disease can be arrested and a substantial amount of the repigmentation of the lesions can be achieved by proper homeopathic treatment. Response to treatment is slow. Pigmentation of the lesions usually starts around hair follicles, thus the lesions in hairy area show early response. Repigmentation also starts at the margin of the lesions. The treatment should be continued till the maximum repigmentation is obtained. If there is no repigmentation during the next four months, treatment should be withdrawn and depigmented areas can be covered by camouflage. Homeopathic drugs which you can try under proper guidance are Alum, Ars sulph flavus, Ars sulph rubrum, Calo, Hydrocotyle, Lac can, Mangi., Nat-caust., Natrum mur, Pitu-gl., Selenium, Sil., Zinc phos etc.

GASTROINTESTINAL QUERIES

Pain due to gall bladder stones. Sonography revealed two stones out of which one passed out and caused pain and pancreatitis. I was hospitalized for two days and treated. Doctors have advised removal of gall bladder. Is there any remedy apart from removal of gall bladder?
Gall bladder stones is a very commonly occurring phenomenon. It is estimated that about 20% of women and 8% of men have Gall bladder stones. However, the important point to observe is that most of them are 'silent' stones and do not exhibit any symptoms or complications. Most of them are detected through routine diagnosis like Ultra Sonography (USG) or X-Ray or CT Scans.
Dissolution of Stone: Homoeopathic medicines are there that gradually dissolves the stone. This is achieved by using our medication continuously over a period of time. The length of this treatment depends on the size and chemical composition of the stone and varies from case to case. However, during this period of prolonged treatment the patient remains free from any symptoms related to this disease and is able to carry on his/her normal life. The role of this medicine is not only to provide immediate relief to the pain but also to reduce the chances of recurrence of the colic.

I am facing acute constipation for the last so many years. I m taking laxatives since 2003 with mixed results
Constipation is a condition which is quite common these days, due mainly to the sedentary lifestyle of the urban population. Though there are more than 100 homoeopathic medicines for treating constipation, Alumina, Bryonia, Nux Vomica and Opium Graveolens are the most commonly indicated. You may take Nux vom 30 three times daily for one week followed by S/L 30 three times daily for one week. You are advised to change your lifestyle slightly. Your diet must include fresh raw fruits, vegetables along with every meal if possible. Drink plenty of water, avoid excess of tea/coffee smoking should be cut down to minimum as it also contributes to constipation. If you do not check this problem then you may have advice for at least 2-3 weeks and get back to us with details regarding your complaints
Can you throw some light on hemorrhoids and its treatment in Homoeopathy?
The term hemorrhoids or piles refer to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, ageing, chronic constipation or diarrhoea. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external). Although many people have hemorrhoids, not all experience symptoms. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool, or in the toilet bowl. However, an internal hemorrhoid may protrude through the anus outside the body, becoming irritating and painful.
Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus. In addition, excessive straining, rubbing, or cleaning around the anus may cause irritation with bleeding and/or itching, which may produce a vicious cycle of symptoms. Some simple lifestyle modifications can help one, prevent and even cure piles. A softer stool and regular bowel movements are its main goals. A softer stool makes emptying the bowels easier and lessens the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining.
Increasing fluid intake can help in reducing the hardness of the stools. Drinking six to eight glasses of fluid (not alcohol) results in softer, bulkier stools.
Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In addition, a fiber supplement such as psyllium can be very helpful.
Do not prevent holding the urge, as it can lead to irregular bowel movement and also hardening of the stools.
Regular exercise, including walking, can be very effective in regulating your digestive system.
A combination lifestyle changes and homeopathic treatment can be a great relief to a person suffering from piles, as it eliminates the possibility of surgery. Moreover, a thorough homeopathic treatment can remove the tendency and thereby prevent its recurrence. Medicines which are useful in piles are Nux vomica, Aesculus, Collinsonia, Hamemelis,Millefolium etc
How efficacious is homoeopathy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IRRITABLE Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to cramps, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Some people with IBS have constipation while others have diarrhea and experience both intermittently. The cause of IBS is not known. Doctors call it a functional disorder because there is no sign of disease when the colon is examined.
The conventional system of medicine has practically no treatment but homeopathy does, for it does not treat diseases but human beings suffering from diseases, thus giving a total cure. As a comprehensive holistic approach to health care, homeopathy is able to offer solution to many of these problems. Medicines which are efficacious are Nux vomica, Anti, crud, Pulstilla, Argentum, Bovista, Lachesis, Carbo veg etc.
I am 37 year old suffering from the symptoms like heartburn and a feeling of pain and/or burning in the chest or throat. Got endoscopy done and was diagnosed to have grade 1 GERD.(Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Few factors that cause the lower end to relax more frequently are Fatty foods, Chocolate, caffeine, onions, spicy foods, mint and some medications, Alcohol, Large meals, lying down soon after eating. Other factors that may contribute to GERD include alcohol use overweight, pregnancy and smoking.
Although GERD can limit daily activities and productivity, it is rarely life-threatening. With an understanding of the causes and proper homoeopathic treatment most people will find relief. Natrum phos, Nux vomica, Robonia, Abeis nigra, Iris etc are few medicines among many to help relieve GERD.
Can food allergies be treated by homoeopathy?
The symptoms that the allergic individual produces are individual in nature. They can range from a mild asthmatic attack to a severe life threatening allergic response (anaphylaxis). The complex process of digestion also affects the timing and the location of a reaction. If people are allergic to a particular food, for example, they may first experience itching in the mouth as they start to eat the food. After the food is digested in the stomach, abdominal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea or pain may start. When the food allergens enter and travel through the bloodstream, they can cause a drop in blood pressure. As the allergens reach the skin, they can induce hives or eczema, or when they reach the lungs, they may cause asthma. All of this takes place within a few minutes to an hour.
Homoeopathic treatment of food allergies can be very beneficial as it treats food allergies by optimising the overcharged immune system. Though the treatment may require a more serious approach, most of the allergies can be treated with homeopathy. Homeopathy views food allergies as an expression of a disturbance in the patient’s healing system. Food allergies are not a disease to be cured in themselves, but a reflection of an underlying imbalance.
Food sensitivity or intolerance can be treated by homeopathic medicines that are specific to that particular problem. For example, homeopathic medicine Silicea for milk intolerance in infants, when even the mother’s milk disagrees, or Zingiber for diarrhoea that sets in after eating melons or Antim crudum for headache that comes after eating fruits.

NEOPLASM
CANCER

What is approach of homoeopathic towards treating cancer?
There are two aims. One aim addresses the immediate concerns of the patient - like pains, water accumulation, nausea, Insomnia (sleeplessness) etc thus improving the quality of life. The other aim is targeted at the main disease itself. There are many medicines in Homoeopathy to address the severe pains experienced by cancer patients.
Do you have any answer for COLON CANCER? My Sis-in-law is suffering from colon cancer. She is at 4th stage. Please do let me know if homeopathy has some answer.
Homoeopathy can be given along with the chemotherapy and radiotherapy to alleviate the symptoms arising thereof. Since it is the last stage of cancer, medicines can be given only to palliate the symptoms and can reduce the pain and mental agony which is there in the last stage.
There are two aims. One aim addresses the immediate concerns of the patient - like pains, water accumulation, nausea, Insomnia (sleeplessness) etc thus improving the quality of life. The other aim is targeted at the main disease itself. There are many medicines in Homoeopathy to address the severe pains experienced by cancer patients.

GENITOURINARY QUERIES

How effective is homeopathy for urolithiasis?
Kidney stones ( Renal Calculi or Urolithiasis) are hard masses that develop in the kidney or urinary tract .These masses are made up of crystals. They may contain many chemicals but usually are made up of calcium (with combination of oxalates or phosphates) and uric acid. Homeopathy forms a very safe and an effective bet in avoiding surgery by removing and preventing renal calculi from recurring again .Other lifestyle modifications like increasing fluid intake (10-12 glasses of water) and a well regulated diet is the first step in prevention of stones.
Many stones tend to come out on their own but some do require medical intervention. Berberis Vulgaris is homeopathy’s best bet, other medicines like Sarsaparilla, Hydrangea, and Benzoic Acid are also used very extensively used in homeopathy for the treatment of renal calculi. Choice of medicine in homeopathy is based upon the symptoms presented by the patient.
What Causes Bedwetting and is there any treatment in Homoeopathy?
The real cause of bedwetting is not known.. Most cases likely result from a mix of factors, including slower physical development, an overproduction of urine at night, a lack of ability to recognise bladder filling when asleep, and, in some cases, anxiety. For many, there is a strong family history of bedwetting, suggesting an inherited factor. Certain inherited genes appear to contribute to incontinence. There are a variety of emotional reasons for bedwetting.
Many homoeopathic medicines have been found to be effective. Causticum is useful when involuntary urination is worse in winter and better in summer. It is also for children who tend to wet their pants when they cough or sneeze or even laugh. Kreosote is one of the most oftenly indicated in cases where bedwetting occurs in the first part of the sleep and the child finds it difficult to wake up from deep slumber.
Cina is very beneficial in cases where along with the bedwetting problem child depicts symptoms of worm manifestations; irritation of the nose, causing constant desire to pick, or press into it, extreme ill humour, heightened irritability and most commonly gritting teeth during sleep. Equisetum hymnale is for children who wet their pants or their bed for no known reason other than out of habit. It should be considered when the person has no other obvious symptoms. Avoid self-medication. Consult your homoeopath for an appropriate dosage and repetition.
Can homoeopathy help in a case of uterine fibroids in a multipara of climacteric age complaining of profuse vaginal bleeding or is surgery the treatment of choice?
Homeopathic treatment plan in such a case is more conservative as compared to the surgical option of hysterectomy that allopathy suggests. As the patient is nearing menopause and Uterine Fibroids usually subside naturally in size once menopause occurs, the patient may be advised to take indicated homoeopathic remedy till then. Care must be taken that the patient doesn’t suffer from anaemia on account of profuse vaginal bleeding, by advising iron rich diet and appropriate haematinic supplements.
What are the causes and treatment of male impotence?
This is very common disorder. This disorder is characterized by an inability to have or sustain penile erection till the completion of satisfactory sexual activity. This can be due to following causes Hormonal disturbances, diseases like mumps, diabetes mellitus, Brain tumour, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disorder, Alcohol and drugs. In case of psychological impotence, the early morning erection and erection during sleep are usually preserved. This type of impotence can be due to
Lack of knowledge about the sex
Fear of failure and performance anxiety (e.g. during Honeymoon)
Marital conflicts
Lack of privacy
Inferiority complex
Fear of pregnancy
Fatigue (after the day's hard work)
Anxiety disorder
Mood disorder
Homoeopathic medicines act by increasing the blood supply and exciting the nerves. It also treats psychological problems of the patients by administering a constitutional remedy, which treats him/her in totality. After Homeopathic medicine patient experience a general feeling of well being and thus regains the vigor permanently.
The moment you feel excited, you hardly get time to do act. It is not that many ayurvedic, homeo medicine were tried but no effective relief. If you discuss more allopathic doctors prescribe sedatives. What do you suggest sir. This symptoms is lasting for last 15-20 years.
Sir , there are many medicines in Homeopathy which can help you have a better sex life like Caladium, Phosphoric acid,Selenium,Yohibium,Lycopodium etc. But first you need to consult a sex therapist to openly discuss your problem because many a times a simple psychotherapy session can do wonders. Further we would advice you that you personally consult a qualified homoeopath near your vicinity for the right homoeopathic.
I am a 45-year-old lady working in a school. my periods have become irregular for the last six months. I feel depressed most of the times and feel lot of heat at times in various parts of the body. My gynecologist says it is menopause and these symptoms can last another five years. Can these burning sensation) and depression be cured? Kindly suggest some homeo cure.
Menopause means the permanent cessation of menses resulting from loss of ovarian follicular function. At menopause, the decline in ovarian hormones (particularly estrogen) may result in short-term unpleasant effects such as hot flashes, mood changes, that can adversely affect the qualify of life, and may increase the risk of osteoporosis and possibly coronary heart disease. A natural approach to menopause includes a nutritional diet, lifestyle modifications and a regular exercise programme.
The most important dietary recommendation for all menopausal women is to increase foods containing natural phytoestrogens. All soya foods are rich in phytoestrogens and are thus extremely beneficial for all menopausal women. Menopause happens to all women, but affects each woman uniquely. According to the symptomatology and unique symptoms a suitable homeopathic remedy can be chosen to reduce the effects of menopause.

MENTAL

What is the treatment available in Homoeopathy for autism?
Autism is a childhood disorder begins in early childhood (typically during the first three years of life) which affects the child’s communication skills, social interactions, and causes restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior in varying degrees. Autism (also called as autism spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder) can range from severe to a very milder form.
The actual cause for autism is not clear. Homeopathy for treating autism in kids is gaining quite popularity all over the world. Clinical experience shows that results are much better when the treatment is started at an earlier age ,even though at higher ages like six or seven some kids do show remarkable improvements; but Homoeopathic intervention at an early age(before much behavioral and emotional issues come up) has distinct advantages. The results with homeopathy in treating autism are selective.
This means that where one segment of kids may respond extremely favorable to the treatment others may fail to yield any relief. Even while treating with homeopathy the child needs to be rated on an autism rating scale. Periodical assessments on the autism rating scale are must to gauge the improvements in the child. Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine; it takes into consideration the constitutional picture (complete physical and mental make up of the child) along with the necessary details of the disease while prescribing. Medicines that are very effective in treating autism are Carcinocin, Thuja, and Secretin. etc
How can sleeplessness be overcome. Are there any medicines in Homeopathy for combating sleeplessness?
Insomnia can be classified as transient (short term), intermittent (on and off) and chronic (constant). Chronic insomnia can result in a combination of physical and mental disorders. Depression is the most common cause, although physical causes such as night pains caused by arthritis, kidney and heart disease, restless legs syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and hyperthyroidism can also be the causative factors for insomnia.
In addition, some other factors also have a role in insomnia: excessive caffeine (tea, coffee) intake, taking of alcohol before bedtime, smoking cigarettes before bedtime, disrupted sleep schedules and excessive sleeping in the afternoon. Whereas the conventional system treats this disease by giving drugs to induce artificial sleep, which frequently may cause side-effects or addiction, the homoeopathic approach is totally safe and natural.
It treats insomnia by giving a tiny dose of a substance that in large doses may cause sleeplessness in a healthy person. This tiny dose helps in optimising the sleep regulatory mechanism in the body. Drugs that are found useful are Coffea cruda, Nux vomica, Pasiflora etc. Chronic insomnia needs to be treated according to the cause and also evaluated on the constitutional scale.
Ways to combat sleeplessness
The key is to find out what’s causing insomnia so that it can be dealt with directly. Simply making a few changes in the sleep habits helps many people.
It is important to set a schedule for sleeping.
Any activity – such as bathing, reading and music – which relaxes you should be made a bedtime ritual.
Set a regular exercise schedule, and for maximum benefits exercise 5-6 hours before sleep time.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
If after 30 minutes of lying in the bed you are not able to sleep, it is better that you do something else till you feel sleepy.
I have taken advice in past too, but for just an opposite problem--sleeping disorder. A problem I face these days is of oversleeping which has increased my paunch (obesity) due to the lifestyle of low level of exercises resulting in reduced performance...most of times, I feel dizzy in afternoons, driving me to sleep off, impacting my work. I tend to relax quite a lot throughout the day, in bouts of time I get. Pls. suggest if there are any homeopathy drugs that can cure obesity and related affects--urge for oversleeping.
As per your statement you very well know the cause of obesity which in your case seems to be a sedentary lifestyle. For that you need to make efforts to actually get down to doing 20 minutes of any brisk activity like walking, running, aerobics, abdominal crunches etc. This will help improve the peripheral circulation which will lead to dual benefits of a refreshed feel and reduce obesity. Other factors like controlling diet would also help. You are also advised to drink plenty of water to beat the heat because dehydration also leads to lethargic feeling. As for medicine, you are advised to start with Phytolaca 30 two times a day for a week time. Write back to us after a week time and log in to On line treatment for further follow up as you had been advised earlier.
Is there any treatment for Alcohol addiction in homeopathy?
There are a number of homeopathic remedies which can be used to treat alcohol addiction ,such as Asarum Europaeum , nux vomica, quercus glanium spiritus to name a few. Choice of remedy depends on the symptom totality of the patient.
What is the efficacy of Tarentula in ADHD?
Homeopathic prescribing is generally based on idiosyncratic characteristics of an individual but if one medicine is to be favoured for treating a large number of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) cases, Tarentula Hispania should be that one.
All hyperactive children cannot be lumped together under one diagnostic category. A child, who lashes out in a violent manner at his family members and peers cannot be fitted into the same diagnostic group as a sweet gregarious one who simply cannot pay attention to the work in the class. A homeopath would say that both temperaments are as different as day and night and would prescribe very different medicines. Individualization stands as a key point in homeopathic
I am a 35 years old software engineer, suffering from depression for the last three years. There is a continuous feeling of gloominess. I get easily tired and have lost complete interest in my household as well as office work, there are times when I feel like committing suicide (without any apparent reason). My sleep is disturbed and I have tried conventional anti-depressive medication, but its benefits were short-lived and were not without side affects. Please suggest a homeopathic medicine
You seem to suffer from major depression or unipolar depression, which is characterized by severe, persistent depressed mood and loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, accompanied by decreased energy levels, changes in sleep and appetite, and feelings of guilt or hopelessness. The following Homeopathic medicines like Natrum muriaticum, Ignatia, Kali Phos and Coffea, Natrum sulph etc are extremely effective in treating depression. As you have mentioned suicidal thoughts as one of your symptoms, you may take Aurum Metallicum 200 one dose a week, for a week time.
I am a 34-year-old lawyer. From the past two years, I have been suffering from strange attacks which come any time and last 10 minutes or so. During an attack, I feel as if I am going to die, my heartbeat increases, my hands turn cold and sweaty, and I feel as if I am losing control. I have noticed that these occur even when I am relaxed. Please suggest some treatment.
It is evident from your symptoms that you are suffering from a chronic anxiety disorder, which in medical terminology is termed as panic disorder or panic attacks. People with this disorder have a feeling of terror that strikes suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. They can’t predict when an attack will occur, and many develop intense anxiety between episodes, worrying when and where the next one will strike.
When a panic attacks strikes, the heart starts pounding and you may feel sweaty, weak, faint, or dizzy. Other symptoms include tingling hands, chest pain or smothering sensation, and a fear of impending doom or loss of control.Many medicines ae helpful like Lyssin, Argentum Nitricum, Gelsemium You can take one dose of Aconitum napellus 200 and wait for results. At times, a single dose is sufficient to cure such disorders only to be repeated when symptoms reappear.
Anxiety disorders are treatable in homeopathy. The treatment is based on a complete evaluation of the child/adolescent’s symptom pattern and intensity of symptoms. Causative factors are more important than the symptoms. If they are identified clearly and the prescription is based on it, this can lead to a faster clearance of the disorder.
What are the common triggering factors of migraine and how homeopathy can be beneficial in treating this?
Stress, emotional disturbances, tobacco smoke, fasting-hunger, lack of proper sleep, excessive tea or coffee intake, foods containing monosodium glutamate, hormonal changes, weather changes. Genetic predisposition is supposed to play a major role.
Homeopathy can cure the disease permanently, though it may take some time before the recurrence of headache are completely stopped. It also depends on the factors such as patient compliance, medicine intake regularity, knowledge and avoidance of trigger factors and the chronicity of migraine attacks.
With the correct prescription, one may slowly notice the problem receding, the attacks becoming less frequent and also their decreasing severity. Sanguinaria, Nux Vomica, Iris and Spigelia lead the homeopathic table in treating this disorder. There are a few preventive tips that you can follow:
Keep a note on the triggering factors such as foods, activities and weather in a diary: to help identify the trigger factors
Exercise regularly Sleep adequately. Sleeping too much or too less can trigger migraine.
Avoid Foods such as caffeine and Chinese foods that contain monosodium glucamate and chocolates cheese as these are well-known trigger factors.
Eat regularly: Fasting is a very common trigger in many people so make sure that you eat at regular intervals.
Exercise regularly

MUSCULO

I am 34 year old shopkeeper and suffer from an early-morning stiffness and pain in my lower back, which reduces during the day with exercise or as I get into my routine. This has persisted for more than three months, X ray spine shows changes suggestive of ankylosing spondylosis (AS).How can homeopathy help me?
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a disease that causes arthritis of the spine and the sacroiliac joints. You are advised to get HLA b-27 gene marker test done. Homoeopathic treatment can be a great boon to the patients if the intervention is started well in time. In this disorder too, the homoeopathic medicines work by optimising the body’s overactive immune (defense) system. The stage of the disease at which the homeopathic treatment is started, is a major factor in determining the outcome of the treatment. For example if the treatment is started in the initial stages when not too much of the elastic tissue is lost, the prognosis are very good and the condition can be reversed in most of the cases .In stages where extensive bone formation has replaced elastic tissue, homeopathic medicines may not be able to reverse the situation but can still help in easing many symptoms. You are advised to follow the following
Tips to combat ankylosing spondylitis
Regular and moderate amount exercise can have a great effect in reducing the severity of disease also in slowing the progression.
Stretching and range of motion exercise have a very important role in the self care for those suffering from AS.
Despite the stiffness, maintain a proper posture.
Specific breathing techniques can help in maintaining good expandability of lungs.
Is homoeopathy effective in treating osteoarthritis?
One of the most common causes of knee pain is the osteoarthritis of the knee joint. This is most common in the old and middle age groups. Osteoarthritis generally affects the weight-bearing joints such as the knee, but it may harm any other joint too.
Homeopathic intervention done at the right stage can give significant relief from pain and swelling. This system of medicine has an edge over the conventional pain killers by providing relief which is not short-lived but has a lasting effect. There is another distinct advantage; it stops further damage to the cartilage thereby controlling the advancement of the disease.
Moreover, homeopathic treatment (under professional guidance) does not have any side-effects even if the medicines are used for a long period. As mentioned earlier, a carefully prescribed homoeopathic medicine can be a great help in relieving pain and increasing the mobility of the joint. Arnica Montana, Rhus Tox, Bryonia Alba, Ledum Pal,Calcarea fluor, Apis Mellifica and Osteoarthritic Nosode (OAN) (OAN is a homoeopathic medicine prepared from the synovial fluid of an osteo-arthritic knee) are some of the important homoeopathic medicines used in treating . However if you are interested for the exact desire you may send your case for free consultation on our website www.delhihomeo.com
I am 45 year old lady suffering from cervical spondylosis and also having numbness of fingers. What medicine is advisable?
Cervical spondylosis results from chronic degeneration of the cervical spine including the cushions between the neck vertebrae (intervertebral disks) and joints between the bones of the cervical spine. There may be abnormal growths or ’spurs’ on the vertebrae (the bones of the spine). These accumulated changes can gradually compress one or more of the nerve roots.
This can cause increasing pain in the neck and arm, weakness, and changes in sensation. Homeopathic medicines Cimicifuga, Lachnanthes, Guaiacum, Paris Quadrifolia, RhusTox and Bryonia are very effective in treating cervical spondylosis. As you have mentioned feeling of numbness in the fingers as one of your symptoms, you may start your treatment with Paris Quadrifolia 200, one dose every alternate day for a period of of15 days.
You should also take care of other factors that affect cervical spondylosis. Avoid high-impact exercise (running and jumping). Maintain the neck’s Range of Motion (ROM) with daily ROM exercise. Avoid holding the head in any position for long periods of time (e.g. driving, watching TV). Avoid prolonged neck extension. Be careful when performing physical activities that are done infrequently. Such activities can aggravate the problem. Try postural training, it can prove very beneficial.

ENDOCRINE

Can patients suffering from Diabetes take Homeopathic medicines?
Yes why not? As the daily dietary intake of sugar by a person would normally far exceed the minuscule quantity consumed in the form of homeopathic pills (Approximately the quantity of sugar consumed with 1 cup of tea is same as being consumed by entire week of Homeopathic medication). The patient also has an option of taking the medicines in liquid form, or by inhalation. Besides this, homeopathic pills are composed of lactose that is not harmful even for diabetes.
I want to reduce my weight so please help me I am too fatty my friends told me that you have the solution for all kinds of diseases
Weight gain is the result of the life-style that you must be having since years may be due to junk-food eating habit or due to consumption of excessive fatty and oily food. It can also be due to certain underlying medical conditions like hypothyroidism, acromegaly etc.Family history of obesity is also one of the main causes of chronic weight gain. The use of steroids and insulin in diabetic patients is commonly followed by weight gain. One needs to be assessed thoroughly for the weight gain problem.
Homeopathy offers a safe and painless weight-loss solution for obesity. Since it is based on natural medicines in minute doses, there are virtually no side effects while undergoing a weight-loss program through homeopathy.
Homeopathic treatment helps in treating the underlying medical causes of obesity like hypothyroidism through constitutional treatment which involves a detailed case-taking and examination where the treatment is individualised vary from patient to patient. Homeopathy takes into account the emotions of a patient while prescribing treatment.
For example, an indolent, inactive obese patient may need 'Calcarea Carb' while a depressed, timid obese patient may need ' Graphites.' Homeopathic treatment together with minimal life-style modification in nutrition and exercise is an answer to obesity.

EDUCATION:

Apart from general frequently asked questions, this section also covers real life examples (the names of individuals deliberately not mentioned to maintain privacy.)

BHMS

I am a student of class XI. I have been on homoeopathic medicines since the time I was born, so my family and I are die hard fans of homoeopathy. I want to become a homoeopathic doctor but don’t know what procedure I have to follow and which colleges I can opt for etc.? I am a resident of Delhi and study in a Delhi school. Kindly guide me?
In Delhi, there are two Homoeopathic colleges namely Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, B-Block, Defence Colony, New Delhi-Tel No: 24331193, 24334225-6 & Dr. B.R.Sur Homoeopathic medical College and Research center, Nanak Pura, New Delhi. Tel No: 24105298-99. The admission in Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital affiliated with Delhi University is based on the marks obtained in PCB. The admission in Dr. B.R.Sur College in based on the entrance conducted by Indraprastha University. More information can be obtained from the above telephone numbers.
I need to take admission in your institute. I scored 78% in pcb can you suggest me that I can fulfill your requirements for admission. Please Sir give your suggestions quickly as soon as possible
Admission procedure is on the basis of merrit.Class 12th PCB marks are taken into consideration. There is no entrance test.
Last date for submission of form is 7th July 09.
You can receive the bulletin of information form V P Patel Chest Institute, University, North Campus 6th Floor and from Nehru Homoeopathic medical college and Hospital, Defence Colony New Delhi.
You can go through the prospectus at Delhi university website www.du.ac.in
A bank draft of any nationalized bank of Rs 250 in favor of Registrar , university of Delhi has to be made.
NHMC cut off General 72% reserved 68%
SHMC cut off General 60% and reserved 55%
For admission in SHMC you can visit the site www.delhihomeo.com and click on SHMC brochure for information and date.
I want to know whether diplomas in psychotherapy and in geriatrics will be helpful for a homoeopath or not? If not, are there any other courses or diplomas, which will be helpful for a homoeopath?
Knowledge in any field or subject generally enhances the perception. Obtaining diplomas in psychotherapy and in geriatrics as a homoeopath can enrich your knowledge, however your diplomas may not count for any additional benefit from the job point of view. But if you have completed your BHMS you may pursue M. D. (Homoeopathy) in Psychiatry, which shall further deepen the homoeopathic perspective, and this qualification may also benefit in securing jobs.
I have passed 12 with PCB subjects. I have got 48 % in PCB and according to CCH, I am illegible to get admission in any university. But no university is following this rule. Please tell me which university is following the rule of CCH so that I can try for admission? And please also take strict action on those universities, which are not following the rule of CCH?
Universities and homoeopathic colleges are adopting different strategies to shortlist the students for the admission. CCH rules do not prescribe minimum percentage in 12th Class with PCB for getting admission into the Homoeopathic College. The universities are also academic bodies and are competent to decide about the entry level percentage. Since your present percentage is not good enough for getting admission in homoeopathic courses, it is advisable if you try to improve the percentage and then aspire for admission in a Homoeopathic Medical College.
I am practicing homoeopathy for the last 33 years after obtaining a postal diploma, M.M.H. from the Homoeopathic Medical Mission, Trivandrum (now renamed as Mayevalli Medical Mission) and also obtaining a registration (R.M.P.) from the Council of Alternative Systems of Medicine, Kolkatta. I am eager to register myself under Part-B of the Council by obtaining a suitable certificate/diploma, if any sponsored by the Central Council of Homoeopathy, through postal course or part-time course.
I have come across an advertisement published in the daily "Ananda Bazaar Patrika", a leading daily newspaper in West Bengal published by the Institute of Health and Medical Science, Kakdwip, South 24 Paraganas, West Bengal the contents of which are as under:
" Obtain DHMS and BHMS with registration through postal course, under the approval from CCH immediately. For details write to Institute of Health and Medical Science, Kakdwip, South 24 Paraganas, West Bengal with a MO for Rs.100/-
When contacted over phone yesterday, I have come to know from the said institute that they have obtained due authority from you for so and issue DHMS and BHMS certificates/diplomas. The course fee is Rs.16,000/- and Rs.18,000/- respectively and the duration of the courses (postal) are 3 and 6 months only.
I request you to kindly advice me through your monthly whether the said institute has been actually authorized by the Council to impart such courses and issue certificate and diplomas with registration. This information is needed to save the innocent students from being cheated.
These questions are of great importance for the general public. The recognized qualification in homoeopathy is not imparted by any institution through postal courses. The said institution appears to be giving wrong impression that they have been authorized by anyone to issue DHMS and BHMS on the basis of postal courses. Such institutions have no legal authority and are misleading the public. It will be appropriate if you complaint about such institution to the Council of Homoeopathy, West Bengal or to the Health Department of West Bengal Govt. for initiating suitable action.
Your registration in the Part -II of the Central Register notified by Central Council of Homoeopathy, statutory body of Govt. of India, is not possible at this stage as the same has already been stopped for the last many years. The registration certificate given by so called Council of Alternative Systems of Medicine, Kolkatta also appears to be not genuine and does not give legal authority to practice homoeopathy; however the same may also be confirmed from the Central Council of Homoeopathy, www.cchindia.com
Any course is available in the field of Homeopathy as available in Engineering like AMIE India
Course available is full time BHMS degree course which is 5 and half year old course for which you need to have physics, chemistry and biology in 12 the standard
My wife has completed BHMS from Bhopal. Can she do her internship from Delhi or Gurgaon.
Yes ,she can do internship from Delhi. She has to approach the Principal of the Homoeopathic Medical College and hospital and take written permission and also give a no objection certificate from the college she has completed her BHMS. She will not enjoy the benefit of stipend.
Please give me the details of the following courses?
a) NEHM (RMP), C grade
b) DEHM, B Grade, Diploma in electro-homoeopathy
c) BEMS, 41/2 year course in electrohomoeopathy
d) MD (EH), A grade correspondence course
These courses are not of homoeopathy and have not been recognized.

PG COURSE

I am a fresher ,passed my degree BHMS. I want to do MD in psychiatric, or to do gynea. obst. related courses. please advice me. I want to do these courses correspondence or please advise me something else which is better for me. My dream is to open a homoeopathic hospital
MD in Psychiatry and Gynae are available only at select universities which you will have to individually find out. Different universities have different time and criteria for admissions and different regulations and particular subjects. There is no correspondence for the same. You may visit www.cchindia.com for further queries.
By academic yr 2009-2010 Delhi homoeopathic college has started MD in medicine and pediatrics,what is the admission procedure for that course, If any entrance examination, in which months it will be held ?
The entrance test for the MD course in Delhi had been conducted for the first time and that got over in December 2008. Admission is through entrance test only. This normally will get advertised in leading newspapers whenever university plans to hold it next.
I have read in readers queries March 15th vol. 4 regarding Diploma in faculty of the homoeopathy, faculty of homoeopathy London courses are recognized in India. I will be thankful to you if you give me the full particulars of that college or institution which gives D.F.HOM, M.F.HOM, FF.HOM. How to apply to obtain that diploma? Kindly give me information.
M. F. (Hom) is only open to MBBS graduates and for getting admission to this course you can correspond to the:
Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, Greenwell Street, London, WIW 5 BP. Telephone - + 442073918823
Fax + 442073918812
E-mail:rlhhconference@compu serve.com
Can you provide the list of MD Homeo colleges for external and internal MD n India and abroad?
You can find the list of colleges and universities for MD courses by visiting the site www.cchindia.com. You will be eligible for Internal Md. For External MD you either need to have 7 years of teaching experience or 10 years of clinical experience and these are available from Aurangabad, Allahabad,Ludhiana, Jaipur and these too are available till 1 year from now . After 2009 no External MD course will be available. For internal MD every college and university has different rules and regulation for admission and time of outlet of forms, which you will have to personally go and find out. Scope for homeopathy abroad is present in some countries as various countries do not recognize homeopathic medicine. Kindly investigate the various countries where it is recognized through the internet
I have just passed the final BHMS examination. What are the qualifications that I would need for getting admission in the M.D. Course of other universities?
Any student who has passed out BHMS qualification as per Central Council of Homeopathy syllabus having all the above mentioned subjects shall qualify in appearing M.D. courses offered by homoeopathic colleges which are available in seven subjects viz. Organon and Homeopathic Philosophy, Repertory, Materia Medica, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Practice of Medicine and Pediatrics. The homoeopathic doctor is not entitled for M.D. courses in other systems of medicine like Allopathic, Ayurvedic etc. The details of M. D. courses available in homeopathy can be seen at www.cchindia.com
I need some information regarding master degree in Homeopathy. one of my friend completed BHMS, now he wants to do master degree in homeopathy, I need advice for him so that he can go in right path. Can you give me some information where to approach for doing master degree. which will help for his job profile.
For higher education you have various colleges all over India offering MD courses in Organon, Repertory, Materia medica and some colleges are offering MD in Medicine and Pediatrics also. . For further details you need to visit this site www.cchindia.com.
I am a homoeopathic consultant from Pune. I have been registered from M.C.H. in the year 1999 and again in the year 2001. I want to do P.G. course in homoeopathy. I have already gone through the C.C.H. list of P.G. colleges but I want to know about PG in subjects other than Materia Medica, Organon, Repertory. I want to do PG in other subjects like Medicine, Gynaecology, and Paediatrics. I want to know which colleges conduct PG courses in these subjects. Are PG courses available outside India? If yes, which country?
Post graduate courses are available in the subjects of medicine and pediatrics not in gynaecology. These are regular courses and are available in most of the PG colleges listed in the www.cchindia.com .For specific information you may contact these colleges. The PG courses being conducted outside India are not recognized in India except the M. F. (Hom).
I am an intern doctor of B.H.M.S. from Rajasthan University, Jaipur. I want to do M.D. in Homoeopathy from any good govt. homoeopathic college outside Rajasthan. Can you tell me in which government colleges have the 4 new branches been started? (Psychiatry, pediatrics, medicine, pharmacy). Can you give me address and information regarding admission in these colleges?
It seems that you are very much interested in pursuing M. D. courses in the subjects of psychiatry, pediatrics, medicine and pharmacy. These courses are at present not available in any Government homoeopathic medical colleges to best of our information. Some of the colleges in Southern state might have started M.D. in these subjects. However M.D. (Hom) is available in the following colleges:
1. G.D.Memorial Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital,East Ram Krishna Nagar, Patna-800 020
2. Sonajirao Kshirsagar Homoeopathic Medical College,Vidhya Nagar, College Road (W),Beed-431 122.
3. Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Trust, 40 Parekh Street, St., Girgaum, Mumbai-400001
More information about M.D. (Hom) may be obtained from the web-site www.cchindia.com

MISCELLANEOUS

I have been taking homoeopathic treatment from a local homoeopath for eczema for seven months now but without relief. Since I have a lot of faith in homoeopathy, I decided to try another homoeopathic doctor, so I asked the doctor from whom I was taking treatment for the name of medicines which she had already prescribed to me. But she refused point blank. Even on my repeated requests she did not comply.
I want to know that is the doctor not legally bound to give the patient the names of the medicines or does she have the right to hide this vital information from her patients? What action can be taken against her in case she is legally bound to give the patient the desired information?
Every physician is required to give prescription to every patient irrespective of any pathy one practices. It is fundamental right of the patient to know the names of drugs prescribed and dispensed. If any physician refuses to tell the names of the drugs complaint can be lodged with the Homoeopathic Board of respective state. The action against the physician can be taken as per the provisions of the Homoeopathic Act of the respective State.
Can biochemic medicines act as food supplements? If yes, can we use these instead of the multivitamins and other supplements prescribed by our doctors?
Biochemic medicines are not food supplements, these salts are dynamised with sugar of milk in the ratio of 1 : 9 with every potency, the quantity of medicine in biochemic drugs is so minute that it can act only dynamically not physiologically therefore it is not correct to use them as multivitamin and food supplements. These drugs can be good supplements to homoeopathic treatment if used judiciously with specific dietary instructions.
I have been taking homoeopathic treatment regularly for migraine with great relief. My problem is that I am migrating to Canada two months later. I want to carry the medicines over there but my homoeopath says that she cannot give me medicine for more than a month as the symptoms keep changing. I am really perturbed and don’t know what to do as I don’t want to go back to the state I was in. Kindly advice what can be done in such a situation?
The knowledge about the homoeopathic drug being prescribed by any homoeopath is the fundamental right of the patient. It will be appropriate if you request the doctor to give you prescription of the drug being administered. Thereafter you can further consult at Canada, though it will not be very cost effective. You can also keep in touch with your present doctor through e-communication.
What is the procedure to set up a homoeopathic college in India?
Central Council of Homoeopathy, a statutory body of Govt. of India lays down the minimum standards of education, requirements for the opening of homoeopathic college. Any society or organization if wants to set up a homoeopathic college and hospital should approach respective state Govt. of Essentiality certificate, concerned university and then after completing formalities as given in the Central Council of Homoeopathic Minimum Standard Regulations may approach Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. After getting approval from the Govt. of India, new college can be set up. More information about this can be obtained from the web site www.cchindia.com
Gate and Patent acts are to be implemented in near future over medicines. Will there be any effect of these acts over homoeopathy. If yes, please tell me in detail? What will be the minimum requirement to open a homoeopathic hospital and a shop?
The policy of Indian government has changed from socialist towards the liberalization and globalization from 1990 onwards. India has also become member of WTO and is also partner in the GATE and Patent Act. The conventional homoeopathic medicines are developed through drug proving on healthy human beings and subsequently their symptoms are verified in patients by the homoeopathic fraternity. The conventional medicines are then included in homoeopathic materia medica which can be manufactured, sold and used by any qualified homoeopathic doctor. So there is hardly any scope for being affected by the GATE and Patent act. However there is another aspect of developing various combinations of homoeopathic medicines by different manufacturers for the treatment of various disease entities on the basis of their exclusive research according to the international parameters given in the document of WHO on the policy of traditional systems of medicine. This document can be seen at the official website of WHO www.whoint.org .
The homoeopathic hospital can be started by any agency having qualified homoeopathic doctors to run. There are no restrictions from the government side for the establishment of homoeopathic hospital. However if any organization wants to establish homoeopathic college along-with hospital there are guidelines for the same which can be seen in the official website of Central Council of Homoeopathy www.cchindia.com and website of Department of ISM and homoeopathy, Government of India www.indianmedicine.nic.in. The chemist shop for the sale of homoeopathic medicines requires license from the state drug controller.

PRACTICE

I would like to know whether the Homoeopathic qualification -MNCH (U.S.A.) is recognized in India and endorses one to practice homoeopathy. There is an ENT surgeon in my locality that has recently added this affixation (MNCH) to his name and is practicing homoeopathy and allopathy along side. Could you please clarify this for the benefit of lay people like me, who get entrapped by such unscrupulous practitioners? I would also like to know that can the allopathic people who are M.B.B.S. practice anything without proper/formal study and prescribe anything from any system of medicine for the patient under the sun. If that is so why can’t the homoeopaths prescribe in the same manner? I would also like to know where could one complain about such types of practitioners.
Homoeopathy practice and registration in Delhi is governed by the provisions of Delhi Homoeopathic Act, 1956 amended from time to time and Central Council of Homoeopathy Act, 1973. The qualification MSCH (U. S. A.) is not a recognized qualification and any person possessing this qualification with any of the degree of modern system of medicines is not entitled to practice and prescribe homoeopathic medicine legally. If you have any grievance against such practitioners you may write to the Directorate of Health Services, F-17, Karkardooma, New Delhi or to the Registrar, Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Block 8/A, Old Secretariat, Delhi for taking necessary action in the matter.
I am a practicing homeopath registered with the CCH and married to an Army officer. We have recently re-located to Delhi on posting and wish to resume my practicing at Delhi by opening my own clinic.
Do I need to register myself with Delhi Council of homeopathy or I can open my clinic anywhere based on my CCH Registration?
You will need to get register yourself with Delhi board as well to practice in Delhi in addition to CCH registration
I have qualified (BHMS) from Karnataka and am presently registered under the State Board in Karnataka. I would like to set up a private clinic in Kerala. Do I require a separate registration from Kerala. In fact I have applied for the state Board in Kerala for registration, but on enquiry they say that it will come through only by January 2004. Does this bar me from practicing till I get my registration?
Also let me know if homoeopaths need any other license to keep and sell homoeopathic medicines - especially patents like cough syrup (for patients) in the private clinic?
The rights of qualified doctor who has already been registered in one state are covered in the provisions in section 15(1) of Central Council of Homoeopathy Act., 1973 which states as under “..... 15. (1) - Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, any medical qualification included in the Second or the Third Schedule shall be sufficient qualification for enrolment on any Sate Register of Homoeopathy.”
It is apparent from the above that there is no need for re-registration with every state government where one intends to practice, so you can legally practice in Kerala as long as you want. The homoeopathic doctor can always keep homoeopathic drugs which include patents also for dispensing to his patients and is not required to take any drug license. However if you want to sell homoeopathic drugs to general public there is a requirement for taking sale license from the drug controller of the respective state
I am a postgraduate in Homoeo from Karnataka. When I went to register in Hyderabad for B.H.M.S and M.D degree, they said that I have to cancel my Karnataka registration and then I have to register in Andhra Pradesh. I want to know whether it is necessary to register again in Hyderabad for my practice? I can’t go to Bangalore, as I am going to start my practice soon and is there any transferring of registration from Karnataka you Hyderabad? Or any other alternative? or is there any temporary registration process that I can do in Hyderabad? Please reply.
There is no need to cancel your registration in Karnataka. It is not required. But you need to register yourself with the respective State Board where you want to practice. There is no temporary registration process.
I am a practicing M.B.B.S. doctor with deep interest in homoeopathy. Is there any official government sanction -correspondence or regular course in which I can get a diploma or any other qualification to practice homoeopathy legally?
There is no course for MBBS doctors in India wanting to learn and practice homeopathy legally. However MBBS doctors are entitled for admission in the M. F. (Hom) course being conducted by “Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, Greenwell Street, London, for getting admission to this course you can correspond to the,
WIW 5 BP. Telephone - + 442073918823
Fax + 442073918812
E-mail rlhhconference@comp- userve.com
This degree is recognized in India for practicing homeopathy.
It is a common practice seen especially amongst retired people to start practicing homoeopathy by just reading books, which is quite frustrating for us homoeopaths who have toiled for five and a half years to get a degree. Can’t an action been taken against such people who are practicing without a proper qualification in their hands?
It is not correct position that retired people are practicing homeopathy just by reading books, having no registration. No one can practice homeopathy in Delhi without registration with the Delhi Homoeopathic Board. Anyone having a registration with the board, may be on experience basis, one is lawfully entitled for practicing homeopathy, but any person practicing without any registration it is illegal. If you are sure that any person practicing in your area is not having proper registration you may complain about the same to the anti-quackery cell of the government or to the Delhi Homeopathic Board, necessary action against such persons can be taken.
I am a B class registered homoeopathic practitioner registered with Tamil Nadu Council practicing homoeopathy - 3 days in Tamil Nadu area and 3 days in Kerala area. Some of my friends are of the opinion that a B class practitioner of Tamil Nadu registration is not entitled to practice at Kerala area and registration from Kerala Board is essential.
Is it possible to get registration from two states or registration from one state is sufficient enough to practice in another state. Kindly also clarify that am I entitled to register myself in the Central Council of Homoeopathy, if so under what rule?
The rights of a ‘B’ Class registered homoeopathic practitioners are protected under the Section 15 (b) of Central Council of Homoeopathic Act. 1973, and section 26 (2) which states:
(1) Subject to the conditions and restrictions laid down in this Act regarding practice of Homoeopathy by persons possessing certain recognized medical qualifications, every person whose name is for the time being borne on Part I of the Central Register of Homoeopathy shall be entitled according to his qualifications to practice Homoeopathy in any part of India and to recover in due course of law in respect of such practice any expenses, charges in respect of such practice any expenses, charges inn respect of medicaments of other appliances or any fees to which he may be entitled.
(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection
(3) of section 15, any person whose name is for the time being borne on Part II of the Central Register of Homoeopathy, may practice Homoeopathy in any State, other than the State where he is enrolled on the State Register of Homoeopathy with the previous approval of the Government of the State where he intends to practice.
As you are registered in Tamil Nadu and intend to practice for 3 days in Kerala what you are required to do is to get permission from the State Govt. of Kerala for practicing in the Kerala on the basis of your registration in Part B of Central Register maintained by Central Council of Homoeopathy. You are required to write a letter to Secretary, Central Council of Homoeopathy enclosing your registration certificate issued by Tamil Nadu Homoeopathic council for knowing your registration number in the Central Register of Homeopathy. on the basis of your registration number in the Central Register you may apply to the Kerala Govt. for permission to practice and there is no need for registration in Kerala.
I have just completed my B.H.M.S. and I am practicing homeopathy. Kindly let me know:
*Whether we can open a branch of our clinic in any other Asian country? If possible what are the requirements to open a branch in that country?
*Is there any website from where we can get any useful information in this regard?
Congratulations on your completion of BHMS, however there is no reciprocal recognition of Bachelor of Homoeopathic System of Medicine and Surgery in the Asian countries, as such you cannot practice legally in these countries.
I passed BHMS from Muzaffarpur University in 2001 and I got registration from Homoeopathic Board, Patna. I want to know what is the schedule I, II, III of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act 1973? Which colleges come under these schedules and what is meant by the recognition of the college? Do doctors who are registered under Bihar Homoeopathic Board come under schedule II or III of Homoeopathy Central Council Act 1973 and can they practice in any other state? If any person has his BHMS completed in other state, is he allowed to practice in his own state without his state board registration?
All the colleges in India are recognized by Central Council of Homoeopathy as per the provisions of Homoeopathy Central Council Act 1973. The colleges are also recognized by the respective universities or state boards for the purpose of examinations and award of degree qualification. The qualifications awarded by the universities are included in the IInd schedule of Homoeopathy. If a person possesses qualification included in the second schedule of homoeopathy, he can practice anywhere in India without any restriction, however he is also required to get himself registered with the respective state board. Schedule “I” relates to the number of seats allotted to different states in the Central Council of Homoeopathy and nothing do with the registration of homoeopathic doctors. The Schedule “III” relates to the recognized qualifications awarded by the universities outside India. Further information on these issues can be obtained from the website www.cchindia.com.
I am a registered homoeopathic medical practitioner registered in Homoeopathic Council of Tamil Nadu under class B: year 1976. Last year I came to know through one of my friends that they are renewing the registration and issuing identity cards etc.. So I personally went to Chennai and enquired at the Council office. They say that they cannot renew my registration since I am residing in Kerala. They would only renew registration whose address is in Tamil Nadu whose address is in Tamil Nadu but in the late 80’s I had to leave Tamil Nadu and settle in Kerala. I had informed them about my change of address which they had changed and used to send me ballot papers etc. to my new Kerala address.
The address now in their register is the Kerala address. Even then they refuse to renew my medical registration. I am afraid I may lose my consequent benefits if my registration is not renewed. Kindly advise me what should I do and oblige?
The doctors who were registered in the Part B of the State Register and are also having their registration in the Part - B of the central register maintained by Central Council of Homoeopathy as per the provisions of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 are entitled to practice in the respective state or in any other state with the formal approval of the respective State Government where one intends to practice. The rights of such persons have been safeguarded as per the provision 26 (2) (b) of the CCH Act, 1973. As regards your change of address is concerned it is apparent that the board has already changed your address in their record as they are sending the letters and election notices on the new address. The state board is also required to renew your registration if at all they are doing. It will be pertinent to mention that if you are also required to take approval from the Govt. of Kerala for practicing at the new address.
Being a science graduate, I am practicing homoeopathy since five years with good performance. My problem is that I do not have any certificate for legal practice. Please give me information of any homoeopathic course except B.H.M.S. that I can undergo and practice homoeopathy legally?
There is no recognized course for allowing practicing homeopathy legally other than the BHMS which is a five and half years regular course in the recognized college after passing 12th class with science background. All correspondence or short term courses being offered by various news bulletins are unrecognized and are illegal.
I am an allopathic doctor with MBBS qualification. I am a general practitioner for the past 15 years. I happened to see your magazine "Homoeopathy for All". I have been interested in knowing more about homoeopathy and would learn this branch of medicine. As I am a general practitioner I am unable to attend Homoeopathy College and classes. I am 48 years old.
There is lots of advertisement in newspapers about "Learn homoeopathy through correspondence". Please let me know whether there are any such recognized correspondence courses which are legal, I mean Consumer Protection Act. And will I be qualified to practice homoeopathy after completing such correspondence courses?
Your interest in homoeopathy is appreciable; however, you will not be a qualified homoeopath and practice homoeopathy by undergoing any so advertised correspondence courses in homoeopathy. Correspondence courses in homoeopathy are not recognized and are illegal activities misguiding the public. Such courses should be reported to the respective state governments, Central Council of Homoeopathy and Govt. of India for suitable action against such institutions.
I am a fresh graduate from a homoeopathic college and would like to set up a practice but my problem is that I do not have the right amount of funds to start a clinic. I wish to know if there are any banks, which provide loans to doctors, or if CCH has some provision to provide financial help to people like us?
The Central Council of Homoeopathy do not provide funds/loan for the establishment of homeopathic clinics. The purpose of the council is to lay down the standard of homeopathic education and to recognize the colleges for this purpose. Council is also maintaining central register of homeopaths. Nowadays the nationalized as well as private banks are offering soft loans to the professionals, it will be appropriate if you try for loans from these banks.

Journals and Softwares

From where can I get foreign journals of Germany and other European countries?
In which European country post graduation in homoeopathy is available and what are the prerequisites for admission?
From where can I get the software of homoeopathic medicines?
You can get the foreign journals of Germany and other European countries through Central News Agency located at E-4/15 Jhandelwalan, New Delhi - 110005. You can contact them on their email id subs@can_india.com and their website www. cna_india.com. Telephone No. 011-23670534 and 01123364448. You need to place annual subscription with them.
None of the European countries have post graduation courses in Homoeopathy. There are many homoeopathic softwares available viz Hompath, CARA, Mac Repertory and RADAR. Hompath Homoeopathic software can be procured from Hompath, 8, New Hari Niwas, Dattatray Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai - 400 054 India. Tel. : (022) 26172032 RADAR homoeopathic software can be procured from B. Jain Exports India Pvt. Ltd, 1921, Street No. 10th, Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi - 11005, Phone No. 23670572, 23683200, Fax - 91-11-2361047, Email bjain@vsnl.com and website www.bjainindia.com
CARA Professional :- Sanjeevani Software, 212, 1st Floor, New Mahavir Bldg, Telang Road, Matunga (C. Rly), Mumbai- 400019 (India), Tel : 022- 24014505/24102847, Fax 022-24105998, email sanjvani@ bom4.vsnl.net.in, Website:www. carapro.com www. homeocases.org
Mac Repertory :- Cosmic Healers Pvt. Ltd, 7393, Sector- B Pocket- 10, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070, India, Telephone 26890747,2 6123670, 26123702, Fax 26122509, E-mail cosmic@bakshigroup.com Website www.bakshigroup.com

PHARMACY RELATED

As a patient taking Homoeopathy medicine for a long time, I just wanted to know whether steroids can be added to homoeopathic dilutions and patient not coming to know of it? If yes is there a way by which we can test the same?
It has been often said that some Homoeopath use steroids in massive doses to impress upon the patients. I would like to clarify that Steroids in Homoeopathic doses (high dilutions) are not harmful and used sparingly on the basis of their symptoms. Most of the Homoeopaths treating patients according to the Homoeopathic principles are not using steroids. The treatment is therefore absolutely harmless and can be taken for long time as advised. In case of any doubt the Homoeopathic drugs can be got tested from the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia laboratory located at Ghaziabad, U.P.
Can homoeopathic drug be adulterated? If so, how can one judge if a homoeopathic drug is adulterated?
A homeopathic drug may be deemed adulterated if:
If it consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid or decomposed substance or,
If it has been prepared , packed or stored under insanitary conditions whereby it may have been contaminated with filth or whereby it may have been rendered injurious to health, or,
If its container is composed in whole or in part of any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the contents injurious to health. Or,
If it bears or contains for the purpose of coloring only a color other than one which is prescribed, or,
If it contains a harmful or toxic substance which may render it injurious to health or if any substance has been mixed therewith so as to reduce its quality or strength.
I among others have qualified BHMS. Like other states sufficient grants are provided for homoeopathy in Jammu and Kashmir state but practically there is no homoeopathic department existing. Where are the funds utilized?
Is there any accountability?
CCH is the statutory body of homoeopathy in India which formulates plans and programs for the development of homoeopathy in India, we have provided all the necessary documents including CCH act to the Health Department of J&K. Is there any proposal for development of homoeopathy in J&K?
If so, what steps is it initiating?
I may also request that previously we met the Ex-health Minster of J&K state regarding the development of homoeopathy, who told us that the state government cannot take any step unless central government asks to do it. Kindly favour with your kind opinion and valuable suggestions in the matter. Also favour us with destination wise Homoeopathic Pharmacist Training Institutes in India?
The concern for the development of homoeopathy in your state is acknowledged. The information about the Central Council of Homoeopathy can be obtained from its web-site www.cchindia.com. To improve the situation in your state it will be appropriate if through the Health department of J& K your association approaches, Department of ISM and Homoeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family, Govt. of India, www.indianmedicine.nic.in for specific grant from the Govt. Your association should pursue their case for the development of homoeopathy by opening of government dispensaries in each district in the existing allopathic dispensaries/primary health centres. As regards recognized training in homoeopathic pharmacy is concerned, there are no pharmacy training institutes however in some of the colleges of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala such courses have been introduced recently.
I would like to know that whether there is any directive from the Govt of India regarding sale of homoeopathic medicines in Allopathic pharmacies in places where there is no Homoeopathic Pharmacy. A senior colleague of mine directed me to contact you for correct news. Some Homoeopathic magazines have published as stated above.
The sale of homoeopathic medicine has been facilitated by a notification issued by Govt. of India wherein commonly used homoeopathic and bio-chemic drugs have been declared as over the counter (OTC) products and their sale is not prohibited by even allopathic chemists. The purpose of this notification is to ensure the availability of common homeopathic medicines in the far flung countries where it is not financially viable to establish separate homoeopathic chemist shop.
I am purchasing from Assam Homoeopathic Medicine Company demand road permit means sales tax. I am not a busy doctor, not a whole seller, and do not use any patents. My daily income is only Rs.200 to Rs.300. I want to know whether I need to pay sales tax. How can I get road permit to purchase the medicines from homoeopathic company. I am not interested in wholesale; I just want the medicines for my private practice so please tell me how to go about it?
The sales tax number etc. are required if you want to sale Homoeopathic drugs from the clinic, it is not required for dispensing Homoeopathic medicine. It is also clarified that you can purchase Homoeopathic drugs from any Pharmacy out side your state by paying the sales tax applicable in the respective state. Small quantity of medicines can be ordered by VPP or by sending advance cheque to the respective pharmacy. The medicines can be also being purchased through the online services of different pharmacies.

PROSPECTS OUTSIDE INDIA

What is the scope of Homeopathy in USA?
Arizona, Connecticut and Nevada have specific licensing boards for Homeopathic physicians. The majority of allopathic medical schools in the USA now offer courses on CAM. Beginning in 1997, primary care allopathic physicians have been able to take course designed to introduce Homeopathy and encourage them to incorporate Homeopathy in their practice. BHMS alone is not sufficient to practice in US. For furhter details you can visit http:/www.homeopathyhome.com
What are the job prospects in India and scope of Homoeopathy abroad in US and UK
For job prospects you need to watch out for vacancies in Employment newspaper. UPSC holds test every year for the same.
Scope for homeopathy abroad is present in some countries as various countries do not recognize homeopathic medicine. Kindly investigate the various countries where it is recognized through the internet.
United Kingdom is the only country in the European Union with public sector hospitals for complementary/alternative medicine. Indeed there are National Health Service homoeopathic hospitals in London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, and Tun bridge Wells.
All Schools of Homoeopathy in Canada offer diplomat status. There is no legal doctorate or University degree programme for Homeopathy in Canada. A doctorate in any field other than allopathic medicine cannot legally be used while practicing alternative medicine.

JOB PROSPECTS

I have completed my B.H.M.S. course last month and like to know the various options available now except M.D..
You can very well go for your MD in organon, Repertory, Materai Medica and some colleges offering medicine and pediatrics. You can visit cchindia.com for further information.
Job prospects are as follows:
1. Teaching jobs--In teaching institutes
2. Jobs in Govt. dispensaries --CGHS/Delhi Administration/MCD/NDMC/SHS
3. Charitable dispensaries
4. Private practice
5. Research Oriented jobs

Research

I want to undertake a research project in homoeopathy and I already have a project report ready for the same. Kindly let me know the ways by which I can get financial support from the government as I recently heard that the government gives monetary support to start such projects?
Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India provides financial assistance under the extra mural research projects of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy. You can apply under this scheme for undertaking up your research project. For more details you may log on www: indianmedicine.nic.in
I am a first year B.H.M.S. student. I desire to know in detail, if there is any scope of further recognized study and research work in this field in India and abroad?
The Central Council of Homoeopathy has already notified post graduate courses in homoeopathy in seven subjects namely Materia medica, Organon and Philosophy, Repertory, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Practice of Medicine Psychiatry. These courses are available in several colleges up-to date list can be obtained from www.cchindia.com. After passing BHMS you may pursue any of these courses.
I want to know, as a 2nd year B.H.M.S. student, is Homoeopathy a proved system of treatment? I shall be keenly delighted if you inform me about the latest research results by scientists all over world, if there is any research?
Homoeopathic system of medicine is a proven system of medicine. It has cured several incurable cases. There is abundant literature indicating the usefulness of this system. I will advise you to kindly see the homoeopathic journals coming to your college library and also study back issues of these journals. There are several websites viz www.delhihomeo.com, www.ccrhindia.com, spiritindia.com and many others highlighting the authenticity of homoeopathy.
The government has some provision for people to start extramural research in homoeopathy. Could you please let me know what are the other requirements that need to be completed to start such a research center before approaching the Ministry?
The scheme for extramural research has been given in detail in the official website of Department of Indian system of medicine and homoeopathy, Govt. of India, www.indianmedicne.nic.in. The complete information can be downloaded from this website.

DISPENSARIES

How many dispensaries are there in under Delhi govt where homeopathic services can be availed?
In recent years a large part of the population of Delhi has demonstrated an increasing interest in employing homoeopathy and its benefits. To meet out the requirements of Delhihites, Govt. of Delhi is providing free of cost services to populace of Delhi. There are at present 80 homeopathic dispensaries in Delhi, most of thes are concentrated in the JJ Clusters and rural areas. The work of the dispensaries is being looked after by Chief Medical Officers (Homeopathy)/ Senior Medical Officers (Homeopathy)/ General Duty Medical Officer (Homeopathy), Pharmacist (Homeopathy) and Class-IV. Twenty Eight homoeopathic dispensaries were started in 1978. Patients of acute as well as chronic with varied complaints such as GIT disorders, respiratory diseases, fevers, skin diseases, viral infections, asthma and allergic disorders, joint disorders are being treated in these dispensaries. The number of patients availing this facility has increased from 8 lakh patients in 1997 to more than 16 lakh patients in 2008.Details of the dispensaries can be had from the Patient care section of our website
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