Editorials

Keeping our Eyes on the Prize

Alan V. Schmukler
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EDITORIAL March 2017

Dr. Jayasurya P. Sreeramulu, the Principal of GSPS Government Homoeopathic Medical College, Hyderabad, recently announced that he’d had some modest success treating HIV with the homeopathic remedy Crotalus H.  Whether his treatment will bear out is still to be seen. I’m sure that as you’re reading this, your first thought is to learn more about his method.  However, that was not the impulse of the National AIDS Control Organisation, which, without ever exploring his findings, declared that it would take legal and administrative action against him for not registering his clinical trial and not informing them of it. 1

Throughout history, new ideas have often been rejected and the people who proposed them persecuted. In the 16th century, Michael Servetus discovered the circulation of the blood, and for this he was charged with heresy and burned at the stake (along with his books to stoke the fire).  When William Harvey made the same discovery seventy five years later, he was met with ridicule, although he finally prevailed.  Even the simplest ideas may be opposed, as was Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis’s suggestion that surgeons operating with dirty hands caused their patients to fall ill and die. Hahnemann of course had to fight tremendous opposition for years and deal with persecution from orthodox medicine. Homeopaths around the world continue that battle today.

Have you ever wondered which side you would have been on in those historic controversies?  Let me suggest that you and the millions of people who have let homeopathy into their lives, would have been on the right side of history. You all have this in common, that you were open to a new idea, even one that has been greatly ridiculed. In the end, you kept your curiosity and trusted your own experiences rather than dogma.

With all the attacks on homeopathy, including the closing of hospitals and schools, the labeling of remedies as “unscientific” and persecution of homeopaths, it would be easy to lose heart.  We must remember however, that the fervor with which homeopathy is attacked is in direct proportion to its enormous power to heal. That power is the secret that all of us share.  It’s the engine that drives us. We all desire a world where homeopathy is available to everyone, and so much suffering is relieved. No matter what opposition we encounter, we keep moving towards that end. Hahnemann expressed it so well:

“I have paid no regard to either ingratitude or persecutions in the course of my life, which although toilsome, has not been without satisfaction, on account of the grandeur of the end I had in view.”  – Samuel Hahnemann

1 https://scroll.in/pulse/828599/in-the-news-a-dubious-aids-trial-a-defective-vaccine-and-an-abortion-case-at-the-supreme-court

In this Issue:

Interview:  The eminent Dr. Farokh Master is interviewed by Dr. Manish Bhatia.

Dr. Farokh Master is a renowned homeopath, teacher and author of 55 books, whose influence has been felt around the world. He was the first doctor to introduce homeopathy into allopathic hospitals in India and the first to open a cancer department in Ruby Hall Hospital. He founded the Dr. Farokh Master Summer School which now operates in a number of countries. Dr. Master has received numerous awards for his contributions to homeopathy, the treatment of cancer and homeopathy education.

This month we have a special presentation from Dr. Farokh Master’s Group:

Cases and Articles 

Infertility in a Woman of 31 – Dr. Kanika Sabharwal

Herpes and Anxiety Disorder  – Dr. Sneha Parikh

Migraine of 10 Years  – Dr. Darshlan J. Shah

Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria – Dr. ZilikaJain

Molluscum Contagiosum – Dr. Aanchal Parmar

Diabetes Mellitis and Rat Bite – Dr. Ajay P. Pandey

Behavior Disorder in a Boy of 4  – Dr. Arshiya Qureshi

Urticaria in a Boy of 10 –  Dr. Surabhi Chitre

Dysmenorrhoea in a Woman of 22 – Dr. Khyati Vora

Lichen Planus  – Dr. Abhishek Joshi

Chronic Urticaria in a Boy of 14  – Dr. Pooja D.Gori

My experiences with DES and Folliculinum – Dr. Farokh Master

Keynotes of Remedies in Rheumatology – Dr. Pouja Rheum

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Articles

Tidbits – Elaine Lewis

Homeopathy on the Front Lines in Mexico – A Promise of Health – Barbara Grannell

A Holistic Approach to Depression – Gill Graham

Dreams, The Key to an Unknown Door  – Dr. Luc DeSchepper

George Vithoulkas’s Speech at Cheboksary Medical University

Migraine Headache  – Keynotes of Important Remedies – Robert Medhurst

Understanding the Kingdom Classification – Dr. Rajan Sankaran

A Proving of Methuselah  – Marijke Creveld

TIPS & SECRETS – Alan V. Schmukler

Cases

Renal Carcinoma with Metastasis – Wg. Cdr (Retd) B.K. Malhotra

Exploring the 3rd Row of Periodic Table –with case to illustrate – Dr. Rajan Ssankaran

Allergic Rhinitis  – Dr. Prabal Howell

Endometriosis ina Woman of 29 –  Kiran Shambhag

Duodenal Ulcer – Dr. Kamal Jalodia

Mulitple Phobias in a Girl of 16  – Stavroula Pervolaraki

Veterinary

Ask the Holistic VetDr. Deva Khalsa, holistic veterinarian answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to Mail@hpathy.com

Book Reviews

The World According to Homeopathy by Dr. Larry Malerba – reviewed by David Johnson

Structure – Experience with the Mineral Kingdom by Dr. Rajan Sankaran – reviewed by Dr. Padmaja Shenoy

Your Are the Placebo by Joe Dispenza – reviewed by Dr. V.T. Yekkirala

Ask the Plant Doctor  – Agrohomeopath Radko Tichavsky answers readers’ questions about houseplants and crops. Send your questions to: Mail@hpathy.com

Research 

A Clinical Study of Homeopathy In Back Pain – Drs. Purenda Ash and Pawan Sharma

QUIZ – Elaine Lewis – Sharpen your skills with this monthly quiz from Elaine Lewis. Also, see “Revisiting” to learn the answer to last month’s quiz.

There’s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle. Get Involved!  Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: Mail@hpathy.com

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy4Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. You can visit Alan at his website: www.healgently.com

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