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Schwabe News Volume 2 | Issue 5 | October 2011


As per reports homoeopathy is growing faster than the conventional medical system in India. The reason perhaps as many experts in the field and historians pointed out is the commonality of Indian medical culture and classical Hahnemannian homeopathy. The concept of vital force, for instance, finds much acknowledgement and recognition in India, more so than in Europe. This growth of homoeopathy has surprised the Dr. George Withoulkas, one of the contemporary masters of homoeopathy. An article in the Economic Times web version has given the opinions of this Right Livelihood Awardee.

Alnus serrulata is has been covered by many materia medicas. But its established symptoms are limited. A detailed proving has been published in the American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine and Homoeopathic Links. Abstract of notable symptoms are under the section ‘Proving’. This drug is available from Schwabe India in mother tincture, 6CH, 12CH, 30CH, 200CH and 1M.

Cardiospermum is common in some parts of India and is used in Indian System of Medicine. It was proved and introduced into homoeopathy by Deutsche Homöopathie-Union, Germany. Since then it has been used by homoeopaths around the world with good success. A detailed information on this drug is given under ‘Mother tincture info’.

Rauvolfia serpentina is a well known drug for hypertension. Much has been studied on its efficacy worldwide. Patients using this mother tincture often face a difficulty while travelling or in office, etc. Understanding this, Schwabe India has come out with this mother tincture in tablet form. The complete details are given under ‘Product watch’.

A literature work has found out how the original symptom of a remedy transforms during the translation from the source. They have taken the example of the rubric ‘fear of ghost’ as a symptom in Lycopodium. In this literature work, the authors have found out originally it is not the symptom of the remedy, but it has transformed in the process of translation. Along with this study, another interesting study is covered under ‘Research News’. The second study is about the link between being a good doctor and practising homoeopathy. Availability of time, scope of diagnosis, holistic approach, empathy, competence, etc. are the factors for being a good doctor in patient’s perspective. Since the principles of homoeopathy have these as built-in characteristics, the authors argue that homoeopathic physicians are more likely to exhibit these characteristics.

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Dr. R. Valavan, BHMS, MD (Hom)