About Homoeopathy

About Homoeopathy

The Homoeopathic way of healing was devised by the Great German Physician Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann in the late 18th Century
He came across an old idea of the efficacy of ‘Cinchona bark’ in treating intermittent fever due to its toxic effect on the stomach and conducted experiments upon himself in order to get at the truth.
He deducted from the experiment that Cinchona was used as a remedy for intermittent fever and it could also produce symptoms similar to those of intermittent fever.
The Homoeopathic practitioner follows the well-known principles of ‘SimiliaSimilibusCurentur’, which literally means that ‘similar things cure similar things’.
In simple terms it means that the substance which can produce specific symptoms in a healthy individual cures those similar symptoms in a sick individual.
Homoeopathy has a definite and effective treatment for a number of diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, skin eruption, allergic conditions and mental or emotional disorders.

Advent of Homoeopathy in India

  • The history of Homoeopathy System in India can be traced back to 1835 when a Romanian Doctor named John Martin Honigberger visited India.
  • He was the first one to introduce the Homoeopathic system of treatment in India in the year 1839.
  • During his visit to India, he cured Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab, who was suffering from paralysis of the vocal cords with swelling of the feet. He treated him by dispensing ‘Dulcamara’ in wine, with low potency. This medicine cured him.
  • The Maharaja was also impressed by him, when he treated, the ulcer of his favorite horse’s leg.
  • Later Dr. Honigberger shifted to Calcutta and came to be known as the “Cholera Doctor”.
  • He wrote many books. Among them, ‘Thirty five years in the East’ and ‘Adventures, Discoveries, Experiments and Historical sketches of Punjab and Kashmir’ became very popular in India.
  • In 1836 at Thanjavur, Dr. Samuel Brookling, a retired surgical officer, dispensed homoeopathic medicines to his civilians and army officers who had been stationed at Madras.
  • Further, in 1837, Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar invented treatment of Asthma in Homoeopathy.
  • On 16th February 1867, he wrote an article entitled “On the supposed Uncertainty in Medical Science and the Relationship between Diseases and Medicine”.
  • He was the first man to start a journal on Homoeopathy – “Indian Medical Review”, and to attend the first Homoeopathic National Congress conference under the chairmanship of Dr. C. Hering.
  • In 1867 Dr. Salzar of Vienna became the founder of Homoeopathic education in India.
  • Majumdar, Dr. Roy, Dr. B.N. Banerjee and Dr. Younan established the first Homoeopathic College in India in the year 1878 under the name of “Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College”.
  • Another personality Dr. S.C. Ghosh used many drugs from the Indian herbs and gave them to his patients in low potency with great results.
  • He introduced a book named “Drugs of Hindustan”. Unfortunately, nobody noticed this book, until 1970-’71, when the “Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy” (CCRIMH) unearthed the book and a number of drugs were proved to be effective.
  • In August 1869, a Bengali gentleman named Babu Priyanath Bose started a hospital with an Outpatient Department in Allahabad. It was the centre where Motilal Nehru took his treatment during the struggle for freedom.
  • In 1880 Father Augustus Muller, a priest and a teacher at a school founded the ‘Society of Jesus’ in Kankanady in Mangalore, and started dispensing free homoeopathic drugs there.
  • In 1902 there was an epidemic of pneumonic plague ,during that period Father Augustus Muller treated most of the people successfully.
  • He established a clinic for plague and leprosy. By Seeing this, the British presented him with the ‘Kaiser-e-Hind’ Award.
  • He also wrote a book entitled “Twelve Tissue Remedies”.
  • In 1944, the Government of India set up a five member Medical Committee with Dr. L.D. Dhawale as one of the
  • He was the spearhead in starting the ‘Government Homoeopathic Hospital’.
  • In 1946 the “Council of Homoeopathy” of West Bengal was established.
  • It recognized the Homoeopathy System of Medicine.
  • B. K. Sarkar, M.D., was a renowned teacher in Homoeopathic Philosophy at Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College.
  • His contribution to Homoeopathy was enormous and his commentaries on the 5th edition of “The Organon of Medicine ” were well known.
  • In 1952, the Homoeopathic Reference Committee was formed by Government of India.
  • The Government of India constituted a Central Council of Health in 1960.
  • In Maharashtra, the State passed an Act in 1960. It constituted two bodies, namely (1) Court of Examiners (concerned with education and new colleges) (2) Board of Homoeopathy (concerned with the regulation of practice and licensing homoeopathic practitioners). This Act came to be known as the “Bombay Act”.
  • The Court and Board became the chief importers of Messers B & T (Boericke and Tafel) of America and Schwabe of Germany. Boger’s Boenninghausen Repertory was first published by Roy & Co. in India.
  • They also started manufacturing homoeopathic drugs in Maharashtra. Mr. James Fergusson, Governor of Mumbai took treatment from Dr. Kulkarni. Dr. S.R. Phatak, M.D., from Mumbai University, was influenced to practice Homoeopathy. He wrote two books: ‘Phatak’s Alphabetical Repertory’ and ‘Phatak’s MateriaMedica’.
  • P. Sankaran was another homoeopathic doctor, Who wrote around 30 booklets on topics relevant to the practice of Homoeopathy. He proved the efficacy of the drugs Aqua Marina and Pituitary.
  • P. Sankaran popularized the low priced editions of books on Homoeopathy in India which did not exceed Rs. 10/-. He wrote a small card repertory and started a journal known as the “Indian Journal of Homoeopathy”.
  • Presently, it is published as the “Indian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine” which was formerly edited by Dr. K.N. Kasad. Currently, it is being edited by Dr. Praful Barvalia.
  • Burjor Boman Behram who was a physician with an M.B.B.S., who became a Homoeopathic doctor. He continued to practice Homoeopathy till his death in the year 2000.
  • In 1966, the Central Government, under the Ministry of Health passed a Bill, which was a joint bill for setting up a Central Council of the Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy.
  • It was passed as an Act in the year1969. By this, Ayurveda was recognized by the Government of India and then the Central Council of Ayurveda was formed. In 1970,the Government proposed a separate bill on Homoeopathy.
  • The Government set up a Joint Select Committee under the Chairmanship of Smt. Purabi Mukhopadhayay, M.P to study the bill. On 19th December 1973, the President gave his consent to the bill and thus the“Homoeopathy Central Council Act 1973” was passed.
  • In 1972 the Central Council for Research in Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (CCRIMH) was formed and in the same year, the Central Research Institute at Calcutta was established by the Government of India and three regional research institutes were set up at Delhi, Orissa and Kerala.
  • The headquarters of the ‘Central Council for Homoeopathy is at Ghaziabad in Delhi. Presently, there are 200 units and 10 regional institutes functioning in our nation. The Central Council of Homoeopathy, along with other recommendations, formed a uniform syllabus for Diploma, Degree and linked courses. They were called as D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S.
  • Under the Department of Homoeopathy, the first Government Homoeo Dispensary was set up in the year 1958.
  • Upto 1968 the Government Homoeo Institution was under the Director of Indigenous Medicine. An Assistant Director of Homoeopathic Medicine was appointed in 1973. In the course of time, Department of Homoeopathy was formed under a Director of Homoeopathy.
  • Since then, the Department has made steady progress in the opening of institutions throughout the state. At present there are 561 Govt. Homoeo Dispensaries and 31 Homoeo Hospitals out of which 14 are District Hospitals with the strength of 970 beds.
  • Homoeo hospitals and dispensaries under the Department of Homoeopathy made steady progress in the field of rendering medical relief to the public and now there is a wide demand from the public to open new Homoeopathy hospitals and dispensaries in the different parts of the country. Opening of ‘Rural Homoeo Dispensaries’ is a major project, taken up by this Department.

Excel Homoeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Excel Homoeopathy Medical College & Hospital is situated on an eco-friendly hillock besides the Coimbatore – Salem Highway, NH-544 at Pallakkapalayam, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, which is located about 9 km away from Bhavani, 20 km from Erode, 40 km from Salem and 107 km from Coimbatore. The nearest Airport is Coimbatore and the nearest Railway station is Erode Junction.
Excel Homoeopathy Medical College hospital was established in 2018 and then Excel Homoeopathy Medical College was established in 2019. The college offers 5½-Year Bachelor’s Degree BHMS (Bachelor of Homoeopathy Medicine and Surgery) course in the field of Homoeopathy system of Medicine.
The college is affiliated with The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Recognized by Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) and approved by The Ministry of AYUSH, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi.