write this as academicians and homoeopathic practitioners. We have been in
the field of homoeopathic education and practice for 25 years in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
is disheartening to learn about the chaos and furore over homoeopathy in the UK.
Questions have been raised in the British Parliament whether homoeopathy is
scientific and whether it should be supported and funded by the government.
Govt. patronage In India, homoeopathy has progressed
considerably because of the patronage received by it from the Indian
government. It was recognized as a system of medicine by an Act of
Parliament, and with the formation of the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH), homoeopathic education and practice was
CCH has regulations in place
that prescribe the minimum standards of education and training in
homoeopathic colleges in India.
No person is allowed to practice homoeopathy unless he/she has graduated from
a homoeopathic college that is recognized by the CCH. Correspondence courses are not recognized.
of homoeopaths The
training of a homoeopathic student in India is similar to that of a
student being trained in conventional (allopathic) medicine. This means that
a student has to enroll in a college for a
full-time course of 4 1/2 years (plus a 1 year compulsory internship) in
homeopathy. He is taught the same subjects as his contemporary in the
allopathic course- anatomy, physiology, pathology, medicine, surgery, OB-GYN
and community medicine. He also has to attend practicals
(e.g. dissections in anatomy, biochemistry in physiology, etc.) as well as
clinics in clinical subjects with demonstrations on real patients, and
observing as well as assisting in surgeries as well as deliveries in the
the Indian model This
is lacking in most of the countries in the world where homoeopathy is being
practiced. The onus is on the British government to regulate the training and
practice of homoeopathy in UK.
The MPs should study the rules and regulations of the CCH,
India, and make use of the
experience of this organization to help streamline the practice of
homoeopathy in UK
and also prove to the world (and themselves!) that it has a scientific basis.
in homoeopathy The
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), India encourages research and development of
homoeopathy in India.
It has piloted many research projects to prove the efficacy of homoeopathy.
Many new drugs have been proved by the CCRH and lots of scientific papers
have been published by it including clinical research done on HIV/AIDS,
Bronchial Asthma, Cancers, etc.
CCH and the CCRH are under the Department
of AYUSH (Ayurved, Unani,
Siddha, Homoeopathy) of the Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The Dept. of AYUSH encourages the Central
Councils of the various alternative systems of medicines to organize CMEs for practitioners and ROTPs
(Re-Orientation Training Programmes) for teachers. It also sanctions funds
for research at recognized institutions.
We have had success in treating cases with organic lesions and we have
published them in various homoeopathic journals. We have also published many
of these cases on our web site www.drvaishnav.com. Theses cases with documented
evidence in the form of X rays, Ultrasounds, Colour Doppler studies, etc., both
before and after treatment, prove that homoeopathy really works. We have
published an article in a journal for allopathic doctors on the role of ultrsounds in homoeopathic practice. The article
underscores the awareness of a modern homoeopath and the scientific approach
to the treatment of his patients.
request you to forward this link to all the homoeopaths in your address book.
It is our mission to save homoeopathy.
Dr. Vijay Vaishnav,
and ex-Head, Dept. of Materia Medica,
CMP Homoeopathic Medical College,
Vaishnav, MD (Hom),
Head, Dept. of OB-GYN, CMP Homoeopathic Medical