The Good News and the Bad

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Written by Alan V. Schmukler

India’s economy is growing, which invites some industries that require vigilance.

India is the 9th fastest growing nation in the world, whose GDP grew 7.9 percent in January-March from a year earlier. Accordingly, one may expect businesses to expand their presence there including Pharma. The bad news is that the Pharmaceutical industry has historically used its wealth and influence to suppress homeopathy. Among the strategies it uses are: (1) corrupting government officials (2) filing nuisance law suits (3) spreading lies in the press (4) defunding homeopathy hospitals and schools (5) instigating laws to inhibit the practice of homeopathy. When Pharma expands its presence in India, we can expect this same behavior. In the United States, Pharma has donated up to $200,000 each to individual senators and congressmen. Drug companies will often spend half-a- million dollars in lobbying congress. It’s not hard to imagine how that could corrupt legislators in any country.

Homeopathy is crucial to medical care in India where it serves so many people, including millions of the poor. Also, it is often the only path to health for those with chronic illnesses. As a matter of public health, it must be protected as an important national resource.  I would like to see legislators in India pass laws to severely punish any person or organization that conspires to undermine homeopathy, defames it or tries to restrain its practice. The laws should have criminal penalties, since civil fines are useless against Pharma’s deep pockets.

In a country with over 224,000 homoeopathy doctors, 7856 government dispensaries and 207 government hospitals which routinely cure life threatening ailments, anyone who claims homeopathy is placebo is either a fool or a liar — and most likely a Pharma surrogate. Pharma operates surreptitiously through their paid stooges, so we must be vigilant for any sign of their tricks. The government needs to send a clear message that such behavior will not be tolerated.

In this issue:

We have a special presentation from the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (IACH), founded by Prof. George Vithoulkas. The Academy, located on Alonissos, is dedicated to teaching classical homeopathy to doctors and health practitioners. IACH has trained over 15,000 doctors and practitioners from 62 countries.  These are really fine, methodical case presentations.


This month we interview Dr. Lauri Grossman (DC CCH RSHom (NA). Lauri is a dynamic mover and shaker, who shares important lessons in dealing with the allopathic establishment, the media and offering help in foreign lands. She has taught at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She developed the curriculum in Homeopathy for the graduate nursing programs at New York University and the College of New Rochelle. She was recently elected to the board of National Center for Homeopathy.  www.drlaurigrossman.com

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy –Presentation

IACH Cases:

Osteomyelitis in a Woman of 60  – Dr. Andrew Ward

Epilepsy in a Boy of 6 – Dr. Atul Jaggi

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis – 17 yr follow up –Dr. Dmitry Chabanov

Recurring Fever –PFAPA Syndrome – Dr. Hara Varsakeli

Grief and Irritability  – Dr. Ioannis Stamou

Iridocyclitis  – Dr. Jorgos Kavouras

Healing Gangrene with Homeopathy – Drs. Seema Mahesh and Mahesh M.

Recurrent Otitis – Dr. Nadezhda Kubashera

Chronic Insomnia – Dr. Panagiotis Giotas

Severe Headaches in a Girl of 12 – Dr. Tatiana Pokatova

Epilepsy in a man of 43 –  Dr. Ziad Salloum

IACH Articles  

How the E- Learning Program of Prof. George Vithoulkas was Created –Maria Chorianopoulou

The Future of Homeopathy – Prof. George Vithoulkas

The New Era of Homeopathy in Brazil – Dr. Lorraine Sulaiman

New Papers:


TIPS & SECRETS  – Alan V. Schmukler

Some notes on Hahnemann’s Life -1816 – Dr. T. L. Bradford

Glaucoma – Keynotes of Important Remedies – Dr. C. G. Raue

On the Conviction of James Feijo – Dr. Ronald P. Marsh

Key Remedies in Felon – Dr. C. G. Raue

Materia Medica of Natrum Carb with Case Summaries – Dr. Temple S. Hoyne

Taking the Case and Repertorizing – G. D. Pettitt

A Brief Look at Some Injury Remedies – Dr. Sana Shaikh /Dr. Shrikant Talari

From the Clinic

An Anthroposophical Approach to Synovial Cyst –  Dr. Serguei Krissiouk

Bipolar Depression – Dr. Kavita Chandak

A Synergistic Approach to Asthma -Dr. RIshi Vyas

Autism in a boy of 5 – Catherine Sharfstein

Leucorrhea and Thalassemia – Dr. Jitesh Sharma

Candida Vaginais – Dr. Jalak hatri Nagrani


Ask the Holistic VetDr. Deva Khalsa, holistic veterinarian answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to [email protected]


Clinical Assessment of the Efficacy of Homeopathic Remedies  in Psychiatric Patients –  Dr. Sadeghi Seyedaghanoor / Dr. Fahimeh Mahdavi

Long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize – Gilles-Eric Séralini

Book Review

First Aid with Homeopathy by Dr. Manuel Mateu Ratera is reviewed by Rochelle Marsden.

Ask the Plant Doctor  – Agrohomeopath Radko Tichavsky answers readers’ questions about houseplants and crops. Send your questions to: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also 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. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.


  • Hi!
    Reading your edi is like a confirmation of my sanity …. there are others like me who see and sense the plots of Big Pharma. People usually think I’m either nuts or joking when I propagate homeopathy for serious diseases.
    This times collection has lots of things I had to look up. Thanks for the spoon feeding 🙂

    • Greetings Ayesha,

      It’s difficult being sane in an insane world. Hang onto your perceptions, they’re absolutely correct!

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