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In Memoriam Dr. med. Prafull Vijayakar

Written by Jay Yasgur

Homeopath and author Jay Yasgur presents a memoriam for Dr. Prafull Vijayakar who passed on December 17th, 2020. Dr. Vijayakar, the “The Lion of Homoeopathy”, was the founder of the Predictive Homeopathy approach, now practiced by many homeopaths.

Prafull Vijayakar, the “The Lion of Homoeopathy” and founder of the Predictive Homeopathy methodological approach to our healing art, crossed the threshold on the 17th day of December last, 2020. He was 68.

After his medical degree, which he took from the Bombay Homoeopathic Medical College, he started his practice in the hospital setting. He soon turned, with heart and soul, to classical homeopathy which he practiced, since 1974.

This ‘master of the cure for the incurables,’ found no case too difficult to accept and in seminar after seminar proved that. Rajan Sankaran first referred to him as the “The Lion of Homoeopathy”

Dr. Vijayakar presented ‘Management of Acute Cases’ [during the 15th All India Homoeopathic Scientific Seminar, December 2007, in Rajkot, Gujrat, India, a series of cases with miraculous evidence. If I am not mistaken, it was this seminar where Dr. Rajan Sankaran, a co-speaker of the session, called him “The Lion of Homoeopathy.”

“The delegates were in such awe that it was difficult for him to come out of the auditorium due to being thronged. The beeline of excited students wished to see, ask and simply be near the source of such knowledge and inspiration.”–p. 26 (Dr. Piyush Joshi, Prafull Vijayakar Memorial Book 2021; this 88 page tribute book is published by the Indian homeopathic journal, National Journal of Homoeopathy).

His methodology was outlined in a series of books, the first being Predictive Homeopathic Series, Part 1: ‘The Theory of Suppression’. This book explained his ‘7 layers of suppression’ concept of how disease is suppressed and how homeopaths can check their work and alter treatment when necessary. It was awarded the ‘Vidyeshwari Pratishthan Scientist Award’ in 1998.

Other books in this series include, Part 2: ‘The Theory of Acutes,’ Part 3: ‘The End of Myasmtion of Miasms,’ Part 4:’Homeopathy and Modern Science’  and Part 5: ‘Verbatim.’

It is unknown if Vijayakar knew of or was influenced by similar work conducted by the noted German homeopathic physician Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg (1905-1985) in the middle of the last century. Vijayakar produced a Chart of Suppression which is very similar to Dr. Reckeweg’s Table of Homotoxicosis.

It can be said, however, that Reckeweg did not follow the classical approach as did Vijayakar. In 2004, he established his first ‘camp’ called “Hope for the Hopeless” in which he and his medical colleagues offered free consultations to thousands during the two week gathering:

“I have attended a number of the Free Camps called HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS.

“At every camp there used to be at [least] 1,000 patients. He was God to the patient’s (sic) parents of autistic children. The results at these camps were stunning. People never missed their dates of the quarterly camps. Medicines, too were given free. He was a true legend with a high level of spiritual knowledge, which he blended with scientific solutions! Such people are born once in a century!”–Atyam Ramesh

Mohan, https://www.homeobook.com/dr-prafull-vijayakar-the-

legendhomoeopath-passed-away/ (accessed March 2, 2021).

In 2007, he started a camp in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai. This particular camp became so popular that by 2020 it was serving 2000-2500 patients at no charge. At these camps he assembled a number of homeopathic doctors and other health care workers who gave of their talents quite willingly.

Despite being ever busy, he found time to initiate an organization, “Predictive Homoeopathy Women Channel Partner.” It’s aim was to support those women practitioners who were struggling during the initial phases of their homeopathic careers.

“Homeopathy is such a divine science, that it’s not we who choose to be homeopaths, but it’s homeopathy which chooses us.”–Prafull Vijayakar

About the author

Jay Yasgur

Jay is a licensed pharmacist, having received his pharmacy degree from Duquesne University and his MSc in Allied Health from the University of North Florida.

He became interested in the holistic health care field while studying massage in Florida. Later, while associated with a holistic health clinic, he pursued homeopathic studies under the direction of A.J. Trofe, a naturopath.
Jay Yasgur is the author of Yasgur's Homeopathic Dictionary and Holistic Health Reference, 4th Ed'.

He has written many homeopathic articles for Pharmacy Times, American Druggist and American Pharmacy, as well as Resonance, Simillimum, Lilpoh, Homeopathic Links, Journal of the American Institute, and Homeopathy Today.

His latest book, '111 Great Homeopaths' was published in 2004.

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