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International Academy of Classical Homeopathy

Maria Chorianopoulou discusses the goals of and opportunities presented by the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.

The International Academy of Classical Homeopathy (I.A.C.H.) (https://www.vithoulkas.com/, http://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr/, is located in Alonissos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Homeopathic Medicine. The aim of I.A.C.H. is the education of Medical students, Medical Doctors and Health Practitioners, in general, in order to become Classical Homeopaths, according to the principles of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.

George Vithoulkas established the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in 1995, where he serves as Head of Educational Department (Educator).

In this Academy, George Vithoulkas gives over the knowledge gleaned from his 55 years of experience and teaches his most current theories regarding Levels of Health.

In his teachings, he provides detailed information that both helps doctors determine each patient’s state of health, as well as facilitates their ability to estimate whether a case is curable with homeopathy and the amount of time and remedies that will be needed to accomplish a cure.

Every year, during the summer months, groups of doctors from various countries gather to be trained at the Academy. They come from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Russia, the U.S.A., Canada, Austria, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, Greece, etc. 12.000 medical doctors and homeopathic practitioners from 33 countries have been trained in the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.

On the 1st of June, 2010, the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, launched the “E-Learning Program in Classical Homeopathy” http://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr

This program is an academic, on-line program based on the highest educational standards according to the principles of Samuel Hahnemann.

The program contains the following modules: Theory, Materia Medica, Repertorization, Questions and Answers, Topics, Cases and Analysis.

Parallel with each video, there are indications of the portions of books of Hahnemann, Kent and Vithoulkas, corresponding to the teaching that the students have to study.

The new and pioneering theory of the Levels of Health will enable the students to deeply understand the process their patient is going through and they will understand  when to apply a remedy, what potency, how often to repeat it and what to expect as a reaction.

They will have the possibility of following the long-term treatment of many cases, how George Vithoulkas takes the case, how he analyses and synthesizes the information in order to find the correct remedy, what strategies he uses to come to a prescription and how he differentiates the remedies.

Some of the features of the course are:

Moderator/Tutor – Online Tests and Self-Assessment Exercises – Final Online Exams – Extensive Notes – Questions for each video – Portions of Books from Hahnemann, Kent, Vithoulkas for each video – Books free of charge – Forum for student questions.

Prof. Vithoulkas is speaking English and the program is available with English and Spanish subtitles. Translations are currently being done in another 9 languages.

It consists of 300 hours of video & audio, 300 hours of study and 150 hours of clinical practice (total:750 hours).

The duration of the course is 2 years.



In Ukraine, the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy is in cooperation with the “Kiev Medical Academy”, a state Medical Academy with 85 years of tradition, carrying out a Postgraduate Educational Program in Homeopathy for Medical Doctors and Pharmacists containing the videotaped teachings of George Vithoulkas.

Likewise in Russia, Classical Homeopathy is taught as a Postgraduate Educational Program for Medical Doctors in the “Moscow Medical Academy” in the “Department of Restorative Medicine”. The graduating doctors get a specialization in Classical Homoeopathy recognised by the Ministry of Health. The lectures are based on the teaching material provided exclusively by I.A.C.H.

From 2005 until 2008, the “University of the Aegean” in co-operation with the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, offered a Program of Continuous Education in Homeopathy for Greek Medical Doctors, Dentists, Veterinarians and Pharmacists.

Since 2006, there is a 2-year Postgraduate Program on Classical Homeopathy at the University of the Aegean with the title: “Holistic Alternative Therapeutic Systems–Classical Homeopathy”.

In this Master’s Degree Program there is participation of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy and Professor George Vithoulkas as an Honorary Professor of the University of the Aegean. IACH is responsible for the cognitive learning objective of this Master of Science. George Vithoulkas teaches in the Master of Science through teleconference from the Academy in Alonissos.

The E-Learning Program of IACH has been adopted as a main educational program by the “American Medical College of Homeopathy” in USA.

The teachings of Prof. Vithoulkas are also projected through the e-learning program and video courses in Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Holland, India (in three different locations), Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Russia (Siberia), Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Uruguay. At the end of the course all students are required to pass Final Exams in order to receive the Diploma of I.A.C.H. Those that do not take the examinations or fail in them, receive a certificate of attendance.

In 1996, George Vithoulkas was awarded the Right Livelihood Award “Alternative Nobel Prize” (one of the most prestigious awards worldwide as described by the United Nations) “…for his outstanding contribution to the revival of homeopathic knowledge and the training of homeopaths to the highest standards.”


Our vision is for IACH to become a Foundation which will promote the correct teaching of Classical Homeopathy, connect with more Universities, organize international meetings, promote research, inform doctors & patients of the possibilities of Homeopathy and honour the best research projects as well as the best homeopaths from all over the world.

About the author

Maria Chorianopoulou

Maria Chorianopoulou, PhD is the Director of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy in Alonissos, Greece. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Psychology, and has university degrees from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of Philology, with a Specialization in the Classics. She was a Lecturer at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Greece (2008-2014) in the fields of "Research Methodology", "History of Institutions" and "Philosophy of Law”. Previously she held the office of Director of the Political Office of the Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance in Greece; was the Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Greece; and was the Special Assistant to the ex-Prime Minister of Greece.
Maria Chorianopoulou is the main contributor to the realization (2006) of the Master Degree Program on Classical Homeopathy at the Aegean University in Greece which comprises the full teachings of Professor George Vithoulkas.
She considers the E-Learning Program in Classical Homeopathy by Professor George Vithoulkas a significant accomplishment in her life. She is responsible for the promotion of Professor George Vithoulkas’ teachings, and oversees his entire organization including the IACH’s educational programs worldwide.
Maria Chorianopoulou has translated into Greek the book “Science of Homeopathy” by Professor George Vithoulkas, and is the author of two books: Lycurgus’ Politics and Syntax of the Modern Greek Language (two volumes).
https://www.vithoulkas.com , https://www.vithoulkas.edu.gr

1 Comment

  • Thank you Maria for this excellent article on the IACH and for your part in organizing the E-learning program. The IACH is very important, as it keeps the candle burning for true homeopathy.

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