The Delusion

Editorial, Homeopathy for Everyone, September 2015


Recently I heard some allopathic doctors, who had never studied homeopathy, declaring quite confidently that it was a delusion. It reminded me of an event I witnessed some years ago. I was walking past the Philadelphia Convention Center (U.S.) and saw that it was hosting a major conference of allergy doctors. Physicians from all over the country were there, milling about and chatting. They had rented a huge lecture hall and the schedule listed three days of talks. None of this was unusual, but something struck me as quite absurd. Not one of those doctors could, or ever had, cured any allergy! Yet, they all considered themselves experts in that field. They had diplomas, modern offices, secretaries, drugs, diagnostic devices and grand conventions, all the trappings of healers, except the actual ability to heal! Here was an entire system of medicine based on suppression of symptoms, but with no knowledge of real cure. It was adhered to without question, while the patients over time became increasingly worse. If that’s not a true delusion, I don’t know what is.

In 1849, homeopathic doctor Henry Wigand MD, wrote “A Letter To The Allopathic Doctors Of Dayton Ohio” in which he chastised the allopaths for their blind opposition to homeopathy. I end with his quote, which is just as relevant today:

“That ignorant, uneducated men should oppose new truths is to be expected, but when men, who by the very nature of their profession and their supposed education do so, when they abuse or misrepresent a science, a medical or any other system, when they darken it with foul slander before having investigated the same, why it seems to me they make themselves unworthy of the names of scholars and Gentlemen. Shame upon such a man. Shame upon you, Gentlemen,—when you thus close your minds against, and refuse to investigate a new system of medicine, merely because it clashes with your favorite mode, notwithstanding it is presented to you by men of as gifted and cultivated minds and generous hearts, as ever graced any age of our world.”


In this issue:

Interview: This month we have three interviews.

Dr. Amarsinh D. Nikam: The eminent Dr. Amarsinh D Nikam is interviewed by Ashok RajGuru. In 1994 Dr. Nikam established the Aditya Homeopathic Hospital and Healing Centre in Pune, India. It is an 80-bed facility which uses only homeopathic treatment and treats the most serious chronic and acute cases. He shares his approach which has led to extraordinary success in treating illness.

Pierre Fontaine: Our editor sits down with Homeopath and author Pierre Fontaine, co-founder of the New York State Homeopathic Association. Pierre has treated over a thousand cases of autism and he discusses his special approach. His methods involve a very different kind of case taking.

Dr. Jose  Luis  Guzman Carreto, a Mexican radiologist turned homeopath, talks about use of homeopathy in Geriatrics.


Drs. Bipin Jethani and Anju Jethani (Clinical Experiences with Polychrests Prescribed on the Basis of Their Lesser Known Indications), William J. Olson P.C. and Jeremiah Morgan P.C. (FDA’s power grab against homeopathy), Dr. Pierre F. Curie (The Pathogenetic Powers of Medicine ), Kathrine Dehn (Collective Maintaining Causes) , Dr. Pierre Schmidt’s History (from Schmidt Nagel Homeopathie) , Kathleen Cameron & Lisa Mix (From Hahnemann’s Hand to Your Computer Screen: Building a Digital Homeopathy Collection), Alan V. Schmukler (Tips & Secrets), Elaine Lewis (Tidbits).


Petr Zacharias (Multiple Sclerosis and also Tinnitus), Julius fernandes ( Bipolar Disorder), Jerry Kantor ( Sjogren’s Syndrome),Dr. Shraddha Samant (PCOD), Dr. Mahesh Ghandi ( Schizophrenia), Dr. Usha Shah (Sjogren’s Syndrome), Dr. Karl Robinson (Sarcopenia), Beverly Brown ( Chikungunya), Dr. Shyamji Raj (Vitiligo), Dr. Sunayana R. Agrawal (Learning Disability).

Veterinary – Ask the Holistic Vet:  Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers’ veterinary questions. Exceptional advice and guidance!

Research – Robert Medhurst –Part 33 in his important series on research in homeopathy.

Book Reviews

How to Best use Boger and Boenninghausen Repertory (Dr Farokh Master)

Reviewed by Dr Isha Gupta

Homeopathy for Plants (Christiane Maute) – Reviewed by Vatsala Sperling

Ask the Plant Doctors:  Radko Tichavsky, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania answer reader’s questions about crops and houseplants.


Elaine Lewis has a new quiz and answers from last’s month. Send your answers!

Petr Zacharias founder of the Prague College of Homeopathy offers a new quiz to sharpen your skills.

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.


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