A much needed book on Practice of Medicine along with homeopathic management of all
diseases. It covers all the conditions and diseases of various systems in a comprehensive
way (easy to understand and remember simultaneously). The exclusive added feature is
the mention of predominant miasm and homeopathic therapeutics of all conditions given in
the book. Aseparate section on emergency has also been included. For the convenience of
students, this book has been divided into three broad sections.
Dr V. K. Chauhan is Principal, Dr B.R. Sur Homoeopathic
Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Nanak Pura, New
Delhi. He is Ex-professor of Medicine and Paediatrics at Nehru
Homoeopathic Medical College, Delhi. He joined this prestigious
institution as Demonstrator in 1977 and subsequently rose to
become Professor. He has undergone continuous training at various
prestigious institutions in India, UK and USA. He is MD in
Repertory. He is currently involved at institutional level in teaching
undergraduate and postgraduate students at different institutions.
He conducts weekly clinical meet with interns, HP and registrars.
He is also working as indoor incharge and also as unit incharge and is involved in indoor
patient care. In outdoor patient department, he conducts OPD on arthritis. He is also
Superintendent, for BHMS Examination of Delhi University. He frequently participates
and contributes in CME of various organisations. He is external examiner and paper
setter in the subject of medicine and anatomy, Punjab University. He is member of Delhi
Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad and has co-authored many books on homeopathy
Dr Meeta Gupta. He has been awarded State Award 2006, Delhi Govt., for his
untiring work in the field of homeopathy.
Dr Meeta Gupta is MD in Materia Medica from Lord Mahavira
Homoeopathic Medical College, Kitchlu Nagar, Hehneman Road,
Ludhiana. She has also done PGDHA (Post Graduate Diploma in
Hospital Administration) from YMCA, New Delhi. She also has MSc
(Ecology and Environment) from Indian Institute of Ecology and
Environment, New Delhi. She is presently working as Senior Medical
Officer in Dr B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and
Research Centre, Govt. of Delhi which keeps her actively involved
in clinical teaching, research and administrative activities with a
practical and scientific orientation towards homeopathy. She has co-authored many books
on homeopathy with Dr V.K. Chauhan.
Prime aim in writing this handbook is to meet the requirements of homeopathic
medical students and practitioners. Idea is to provide a basic and comprehensive approach
to the treatment planning, which one must adapt in the very beginning of a given clinical
situation, and follow judiciously in a realistic manner keeping in touch with the current
medical practice. Our endeavour is to follow standard medical therapy in a rational and
clear pattern. Selective stress has been given to those diseases which are common to this
country and are incorporated in the present text. The choice of drugs is an open one. We
have included those drugs which by and large are standard drugs and are being traditionally
used by masters of the prescribing art. Alternative methods of treatment have been
mentioned only when they are needed. The therapeutic part has drugs which is based on
the clinical situation and their particular therapeutic necessity. The idea of giving allopathic
medicines is that: If at all a patient who is undergoing medication, consults a homeopath,
he should be aware of the drugs and he should not stop these drugs. It is to be understood
that being a homeopath you are not entitled to prescribe the allopathic drugs. In such
situations the patient must be referred to the concerned specialist. The reference range of
serological investigations may vary according to the laboratory method adopted. As such
these need to be referred from current methods adopted by the respective laboratory.
‘ The section on emergency has been reviewed by Dr. K.K. Shrivastava, Cardiologist,
specifically in reference to indications of allopathic drugs. If the patient is being concurrently
seen by a homeopath, the drugs as prescribed by the allopath should not be withdrawn
without mutual discussion.
This book is being framed according to the syllabus laid down by "The Central Council
of Homeopathy" for the undergraduate and postgraduate level of curriculum at the national
The topics are divided into three broad sections. The first section deals with the
Principles of Homeopathic Practice, second one with the Current Biomedical Concepts of
Medicine and Their diagnosis and Homeopathic Therapeutics, the third and last one
incorporates brief outline of commonly used Homeopathic Medicines.
We are fully conscious of our shortcomings and hence welcome criticism. We will
highly appreciate the suggestions from our readers for the improvement of the book.
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