Editorial – January 2021 – Homeopathy Wins in India – Fights in France

Written by Alan V. Schmukler

Editorial – January 2021 – Homeopathy Wins in India – Fights in France

Two headlines this month lifted my spirits.  The first was:

New Delhi: Homeopathy Practitioners Can Give Medicines To Mitigate Covid: Top Court.1  After much back and forth legal wrangling, the Supreme Court finally ruled that homeopathic medical practitioners may prescribe remedies for prophylaxis, amelioration and mitigation of COVID-19. The question of whether homeopaths in India would be invited to the table had hung in the air far too long. For a time, it seemed like homeopathy, with its long history of success with viral diseases and deadly epidemics, would be handicapped by the laws. But now that has been resolved. The Supreme court showed its wisdom and impartiality in this important issue. That decision will free up thousands of experienced, qualified, homeopathic doctors to help deal with this national crisis.

The second headline readHomeopathy: Group fights France’s no reimbursement rule 2  A couple of years ago, the French health authority, la Haute Autorité de santé (HAS), and the Health Minister Agnès Buzyn, declared that homeopathic remedies were not effective and therefore no longer eligible for state  reimbursement. She stated: “Homeopathy has not proven its benefit to public health nor to current pathologies.”

I wrote an editorial about that in my July, 2019 editorial, France Falls to Pharma 3I.. . Buzyn and the HAS made that decision without having read any of the thousands of cured homeopathy cases, nor reviewed the roughly 3000 clinical studies and research papers that exist on homeopathy 4. What’s more, a survey had found that 95% of French pediatricians, dermatologists, and general practitioners used homeopathic medicines. At the time I thought the homeopathy community must defend itself. To my dismay, there wasn’t enough of a ground swell, and the decision to remove homeopathy from the health care system became law.

Now, however, the homeopathy organization l’Association pour la Promotion de la Médecine Homéopathique (APMH), based in Lyon, has taken the state to court over that decision. It will now be up to the court, to determine whether homeopathy is recognized as a true healing modality by the government of France. We don’t know how it will turn out, but homeopaths will now have the opportunity to present mountains of evidence to support our healing art. The decision will affect millions of French people during this critical time.

  1. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/homeopathy-practitioners-can-give-medicines-to-mitigate-covid-19-supreme-court-2339088
  2. https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Homeopathy-Group-fights-France-s-no-reimbursement-rule-from-in-court
  3. https://hpathy.com/editorials/editorial-july-2019/
  4. www.carstens-stiftung.de/hombrex

In This Issue:


–– Homeopathy Wins in India and Fights in France  Alan V. Schmukler

–– Letters to the Editor – Feedback from Dec 2020



–– Dr. Girish Gupta is interviewed by Alan V. Schmukler. Dr. Gupta, who has served as Secretary General of the Asian Homoeopathic Medical League and President of the Homoeopathic Research Foundation (HRF), is a recipient many honors.



–– Online Homeopathy Course by George Vithoulkas

–– 50% Discount on Homeopathy Foundation Course

–– Lectures on Organon of Medicine VOLUME 3 now available!!


Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM) – Special Presentation

–– Uncontrolled Eructations – Woman of 71 – Christiane Garczarek

–– Eight Case Summaries – Annalisa Percy

–– Chronic Depression – Woman of 70 – Melissa Montoya

–– Gluten Sensitivity – Woman of 40 – Gladys Miu

––   TMJ, Cystic Acne and Hives in a Woman of 35 – Zoë Alexandra

–– Opthalmoplegia – In a Boy of 5 – Amynah Hirani

–– Autism in a Boy of 9 – Alia Donato

–– Lack of Energy-Woman of 36 – Marti Veliz

––  About CCHM



–– Post Covid Sequelae Management with Sars Covid Nosode and Indicated Medicine – Chetna N Shukla

–– The Prover and the Repertoriser – Jeremy Sherr

––  Restoring Vitality and Functional Status after COVID-19 A Homeopathic /Holistic Approach – Ajit Kulkarni

–– How Homeopathy Can Help Address the Current Major Public Health Issues – Hélène Renoux

–– Soul of Remedies – Calcarea carbonica – Rajan Sankaran

–– Transitioning Into a New World Paradigm –  Elizabeth Adalian

–– Tidbits 76:  Dog Scratch! Another Picture Case – Elaine Lewis

–– Tips & Secrets –  Alan V. Schmukler



–– Free Homeopathy Books Online

–– Best Homeopathy Course for Beginners

–– The Best Book to Study Organon!



–– Rheumatoid Arthritis – Woman of 37 –  Rajiv Peres

–– Diabetes /Hypertension – Man of 61- Manoj K. Patil

–– Phosphoricum Acidum in Treatment of COVID-19 Patients – Mirjana Živanov

–– TB Lymphadenitis -Woman of 20 – Mafkhar Baig

–– Grade IV Colitis – Woman of 49 – B.K. Malhotra

––   Hypothyroid – Woman of 30 – Shraddha Samant



–– Deep Vein Thrombosis Cured by Homeopathy: A Case Report  – S. ChoudhuryA.R. Khuda-Bukhsh



–– Evidence-based Research of Homeopathy in Dermatologyby Dr Girish Gupta –  reviewed by Kavitha Kukunoor, Regina Rianelli

–– Homeopathy At Wellie Level (HAWL) –(homeopathy for the farm) –Reviewed by Vatsala Sperling.



–– Ask the Holistic Vet – January 2021 – Deva Khalsa

–– Veterinary Homeopathy – Field Experience – Nijalingappa P.K.



–– The Plant Doctor – January 2021 – Radko Tichavsky



–– Perspective



–– Homeopathy Crossword January 2021



–– Revisiting: Sudden Loss of Vision – Elaine Lewis

–– QUIZ:  – Nose Running Like a Faucet! – Elaine Lewis

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.

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