Homeopathy Book Reviews

The Science of Homeopathy and Levels of Health

Drs. Viraj Shah and Seema Mahesh discuss Prof. George Vithoulkas’ books The Science of Homeopathy and Levels of Health. They stress the critically important concepts that Prof. Vithoulkas developed and how those ideas affect every aspect of practice.

Prof George Vithoulkas is a living legend of homeopathy and is celebrated as a teacher of teachers. Over six decades of his life have been dedicated to the perfecting of the art and science that is homeopathy. These are presented for every serious student in the two books, ‘The Science of Homeopathy’  and ‘Levels Of Health’.

The Science of Homeopathy was first published in 1978, and even after 45 years, this monumental and visionary work remains relevant to the classical homeopathic practice, a reflection of its timeless excellence. Through this masterpiece one can gain clarity on the basic tenets of true homeopathic science.

The work of a classical homeopath involves understanding the true nature of the human being, what is the smooth functioning of a living organism, what disrupts this functioning and how to correct it. This implies understanding of the construction of a human organism, the influences that disrupt – genetic, environmental, psychological, and medical, the direction in which disease flows and where a patient must head while under treatment. These are addressed in detail in this book.

There are chapters that deal with the human being in the environment, the three levels of the human being, and the defense mechanism (Vital Force), giving clear foundation on which a patient’s state may be understood.

The biggest contribution of this book, however, is the “definition of health”. There are many definitions out there, but this definition encompasses the integral human being, making it practical to gauge where a patient is headed while under treatment.

The last part of the book is dedicated to understanding practical issues of case taking, prescription, and assessment of remedy response. The remedy response observations are built upon those provided by the master Dr. J T Kent.

Vithoulkas provides 22 such observations, involving the three levels of the human being and these seem to address every clinical response after a remedy and what they mean to the prescriber.

In all, The Science of Homeopathy stands alone as a necessary text that a homeopath, intending to serve humanity and succeed, must read.

Levels of Health

The second volume of the Science of homeopathy is Levels of Health. This theory is not just useful for understanding the range of human health status in the world but is an invaluable clinical tool that can guide prescription and prognosis. Every serious homeopath has been plagued by the following doubts in practice.

  • Is a condition/patient curable or not?
  • How long will a particular case take to get better?
  • What is the best strategy for prescription in a case? (There are 5 strategies to prescription according to Vithoulkas)
  • To treat an acute or not?
  • To change a remedy or not?
  • To change a potency or not?
  • Why do some patients respond so quickly and dramatically while others need years of treatment?
  • Why do some people live to be a hundred while others die early?

Such doubts and more find clear answers in this book. The division of health levels into 12 staggered categories based on their genetics, diagnosis and past medical history guides the physician to address the case taking, prescription, follow ups and prognosis with accuracy. The 22 observations of remedy response are reiterated here in the light of the levels of health.

In all, the Levels of Health gives a homeopath the edge required to make accurate decisions and succeed with a majority of one’s cases.

The above two books make for an exciting read as they delve deep into the human organism’s working and many questions about why human being behaves in a particular way are answered. These books are essential to every homeopath, like supplements to Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine.

We are very happy to announce that these books are now printed in India and available at reduced prices of:

The Science of Homeopathy – 999 INR

Levels of Health – 700 INR

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About the author

Viraj Shah

Dr Viraj Shah completed his B.H.M.S. from Shree B. A. Dangar Homeopathic Medical College, Rajkot, in 2011 and M.D (hom) from Anand Homeopathic Medical College & Research Institute, Anand, in 2015. He has also secured the IACH – Diploma from International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Greece, the Postgraduate certification at International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Greece, and the Postgraduate certification at the National Academy of Homeopathy, Nagpur, India. Presently, he is practising classical Homeopathy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is also attached to Baroda Homeopathic Medical College as an Associate Professor in the Department of Repertory. He is an Administrator of the E-Learning course by Prof. George Vithoulkas and a Co-Ordinator of the E-Learning Course in Ahmedabad for Gujarat State. He is also a member of the research team of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, Greece. He regularly presents cases and articles in various homeopathic journals and peers review medical journals.
He is the founder and teaching faculty of ‘Hahnemannian Teaching’ in Ahmedabad, where he teaches Hahnemannian Homeopathy for free.

About the author

Seema Mahesh

Dr Seema Mahesh (BHMS, MD (hom) Dip IACH (Greece), MSc Medical Sciences (Malaysia) is a classical homeopath from Bangalore, India, practicing for the past 20 years. She completed homeopathic medical education at the Rajiv Gandhi University and her PG diploma at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (IACH), Greece, under Prof George Vithoulkas. She then turned to research and trained at the Taylor’s University Malaysia for her research post-graduation degree in Medical Sciences. She has been involved in the research committee of IACH and is currently the Director of Research at IACH Greece, collaborating with clinicians and researchers from 95 countries. She is instrumental in taking the core concepts of classical homeopathy to the medical journals and conferences. Having published 22 research papers in peer reviewed medical journals, and hundreds of articles on other platforms, she has also presented her research on concepts of health, disease and cure at medical conferences of immunology and autoimmunity, at NewYork USA, Fiji, Dublin Ireland, Krakow Poland, Stockholm Sweden, Harvard Medical School USA, Amsterdam Netherlands, London UK, Madrid Spain,Vancouver Canada, Tel Aviv Israel, Istanbul Turkey, New Delhi, Athens Greece, Basel, Switzerland and Paris, France. Her presentation at Harvard won her an award of excellence. Her research papers have been downloaded a record number of times.

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  • The science of Homeopathy and Levels of Health these are nothing but a huge factual experience of more than 60 years of our most respected beloved Professor George Vithoulkas Sir. This work is really Magnum Opus in Hahnemannian way. It is a must read and followed knowledge or great guide to do Hahnemannian Homeopathy most effectively and satisfactory way. Dr Viraj Shah and Dr Seema Mahesh have written about these books so nicely and appropriately and it’s really nice thing that these books are now available in India and in most affordable price that most of our students can buy very easily.

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