The Courage of Conviction

Written by Alan V. Schmukler

EDITORIAL April 2018 – Alan V. Schmukler

It’s likely that most doctors come out of medical school with some degree of idealism and good intentions. Immediately, they begin writing prescriptions for drugs with disastrous side effects. They spend the rest of their working years trying to balance harm from disease with harm from drugs. They get stuck on that pharmaceutical treadmill and can’t get off.  But some do…

Our interview this month is with Dr. Ronald D. Whitmont, President of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH).  Originally trained in allopathy, he became disenchanted and now practices only classical homeopathy.  Many thousands of AIH members since it was founded in 1844, started out practicing allopathy, saw its failings and embraced homeopathy. It took courage, conviction and passion to make that change. They knew it would be more difficult to earn a living, and there would be opposition from the conventional establishment.

Starting with Hahnemann, and continuing today, homeopaths have had to contend with ignorance, prejudice and even persecution. The famous Scottish homeopath, James Comptom Burnett (1840-1901), was still in medical school when his anatomy teacher warned him that homeopathy wasn’t a promising career. Burnett responded, “I cannot buy worldly honors at the cost of my conscience.”  Following his conscience worked out well, as it often does. He became famous and highly sought after.

Every day more people discover homeopathy and decide to follow that path. In this issue, Maja Letić reports on a Jan Scholten seminar that was attended by 360 homeopaths. They were Slovaks, Czechs, Poles, British, English, Americans, Germans, Hungarians, Serbs and others who traveled to Bratislava, excited to learn new ideas. It’s not unusual for homeopathy students to travel to other countries to study. That enthusiasm is always present and always growing in the homeopathic community.

Lately in the news, I read about homeopathy being disparaged and of attempts to suppress it. This is being done by corrupt individuals who have sold their souls to Pharma. They would sacrifice a life giving healing art for a few dollars. They work in vain. Homeopathy will no more go away than the sun will stop shining.

April 2018 Editorial – In this issue

EDITORIAL  – The Courage of Conviction

Feedback from February 2018 – Hpathy.com

INTERVIEW:  This month we interview Dr. Ronald D. Whitmont, who serves as the President of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH), the oldest national medical association in the United States.


TIDBITS – The Flu From Hell!  – Elaine Lewis

Homeopathy in Acute Cases – Dr. Santanu Maity

Impressions of Jan Scholten’s Seminar in Bratislava  Maja Letić

Soul of Remedies – Fluoric Acid – Dr. Rajan Sankaran

Importance of the 2nd Prescription – Dona Thomas

My Journey with a Legend – Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad

A Chat with Homeopathic Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Goldsmith –Brenda Goldstein

Bronchiectasis – Synopses of often indicated remedies – Dr. Pooja Bhatt

Homeopathy helps restore normality after the war – Lucy DePieri

Indications for Helonias Dioca – Dr. Shruti Nair

The Scope of Homeopathy in Warts – Dr. Ardeshir Jagose

TIPS & SECRETS – Alan V. Schmukler


Special Presentation – Drs. Bhavisha and Sachindra Joshi on MAPing Personalities, Prescribing Animal Remedies – Concepts and Cases

A Quick Guide to the Joshi’s Animal Theory  – Drs. Bhavisha and Sachindra Joshi

Case of the Gym King and His Nightmares –the Joshi Approach – Vatsala Sperling

A Case of Lac Ovis – the Joshi Approach –  Ilana Dannheisser 

Two Cases solved with the Joshi MAP approach  – Hans Martin


Vitiligo in a Man of 42 – Dr. Sameer Pookkayil

Two Brief Teaching Cases with Analysis – Peter Zacharias

Sensory Neuropathy in a Woman of 55 – Dr. Pooriya Jeste-Subhedar

Primary Amenorrhea in a Woman of 15  – Dr. Nikisha Harwani

PCOD is a woman of 35 – Dr. Menka Chaturvedi

Acute Psychosis – Dr. Vanita Rajiv Johari

Calf Pain in a Woman of 34 – Dr. Navnit Vachani

Multiple Complaints in a Girl of 10 – Dr. Upma Israni

Acute Rectal Bleeding – Dr. Shelly Sharma       

Granulomatous Mastitis – Dr. Swapna Potdar

Alopecia Areata in a Girl of 12 – Dr. Vitan Gosain


Cardiac examination in Homeopathy: A practical approach to examination, in the tradition of the homeopathic masters by Janice Block, MD is reviewed by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg, NMD

“Dynamic Gemmotherapy. Beyond GemnoTherapy”by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg NMD is reviewed by Rochelle Marsden


Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa – March 2018


Crossword March 2018 – Alan V. Schmukler


So Many Warnings  – Alan V. Schmukler


Elaine & Shana Lewis

Revisiting:  – Elaine & Shana Lewis


Homeopathy – Recent Research Findings – Robert Medhurst


The Plant Doctor – March 2018– Radko Tichavsky

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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