World Homoeopathy Day

April 12, 2022

"Homoeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer, more economical and most complete medical science" - Mahatma Gandhi.

The term Homoeopathy is derived from the Greek words Homeos, meaning “similar,” and pathos, meaning “suffering.” The medicines used in this system of therapeutics are chosen according to the Law of Similars (the concept of like curing like), a fundamental Homeopathic principle based on the observed relationship between a medicine’s ability to produce a specific constellation of signs and symptoms in a healthy individual and the same medicine’s ability to cure a sick patient with similar signs and symptoms.

Homoeopathy is one of the leading alternative systems of medicine worldwide introduced by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755 - 1843). It is practiced in more than 65 countries and recognized as the 2nd largest medical system in the world by World Health Organization.

Homoeopathy as a science of medical treatment has a philosophy of its own and its therapeutics are based on certain fundamental principles which are quite distinct and different from those of other School of medical sciences.

Homoeopathy seeks to relieve the individual as much as possible from the heavy burden of the hereditary tendencies he carries, and to guard against increasing this load by enabling his vital energy to provide its own immunity against disease.

The Homoeopathic system of medicine is safe and based on the individual constitution and totality of expressions. It believes in holistic, totalistic and individualistic mode through the well known constitutional approach which forms the corner stone of homoeopathic practice.

The World Homeopathy Day is celebrated every year on April 10 to pay tribute to Homoeopathy and its contribution to the world of medicine. The day is observed on the occasion of the birth anniversary of German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homoeopathy .This year we commemorate the 267th birth anniversary of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann.

World Homeopathy Day is celebrated not only to commemorate the birth of Dr Hahnemann. It is also a day to understand the challenges and future strategies to develop Homoeopathy even further. The system has got a widened acceptance towards health care and opens the doors of success to any aspiring student who desires to be a true practitioner of healing art. World Homeopathy Day seeks to bring the community together to establish, reinvent and modernize the system of medicine so that more people can reap its benefits.

Homeopathy is one of the most popular medical systems in India. It is one of the Medicine systems in the AYUSH - 'Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

In the pages of history of Mangalore the name Rev Fr Augustus Muller shines bright as gold. In the year 1878, with Jesuits from Venice sent to start colleges came a visionary Homoeopath Rev Fr Augustus Muller teaching in the newly started school, dispensed Homoeopathic medicines to students for a variety of ailments. The noble hearted Fr Muller had brought a chest of Homoeopathic medicines from Catellan, a Homoeopathic firm in Paris. With this he devoted himself to serve the sick people who were poverty ridden, neglected and uncared for. To accommodate the growing number of patients, he shifted to Kankanady hills under a banyan tree and continued his mission of healing and comforting the sick through Homoeopathy. Rev Fr Augustus Muller left to his heavenly abode in 1910 leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion that his successors at Fr Muller Institutions nurtured while constantly upgrading facilities keeping alive the motto of ‘Heal and comfort’.

Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital is presently situated at Deralakatte Mangalore providing health service to the suffering humanity and imparting professional education to the budding Homoeopaths.

The Out Patient Department at Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital functions from morning 9:00a.m. To 12:45 p.m and in the afternoon from 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

There is Treatment available for post covid ailments, a variety of Skin complaints such as psoriasis , irritant contact dermatitis, Allergy and other respiratory disorders ,Migraine and other headaches ,Leg and foot ulcers , varicose veins ,Kidney stones ,Thyroid related complaints ,Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, spondylosis, IVDP Constipation, gastric ulcer and other related digestive disorders, Paralysis and other neurological conditions ,Depression, fear, anxiety & sleeplessness ,Menstrual irregularities , PCOS , infertility ,Diseases related to children such as tonsillitis ,adenoid , worm complaints , ADHD by well experienced doctors.

There is also an inpatient department where 24 hours service is available. General ward, Semi private and private ward facility is available.

In the general ward Registration and admission charges, professional charges bed, food and nursing service charges are free. Screening unit, casualty services and day care facility is available with a modernized autoclave and laundry with a Hygienic canteen.

The hospital also has a Physiotherapy unit, X Ray unit, ECG facility and clinical laboratory. The hospital also has a well equipped naturopathy and yoga unit with experienced faculty having yoga sessions, massage therapy and other treatment procedures.

The hospital has SPECIALITY CLINCS which include Diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, vitiligo , Kidney stone, Headache and Migraine, Allergy and Asthma for adults and children, PCOD and infertility, Rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory joint disorders, Thyroid disorders, Psoriasis, warts and corns, gastrointestinal disorders and Back pain.

The hospital also provides health card benefits for the public which include general health check up, comprehensive health check up, women health check up and child health check up. The doctors are also available for online consultation globally.

Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College has a Palliative care centre to cater to the needs of the terminally ill patients with the motto of ‘Care and Comfort ‘. It aims to offer holistic palliative therapy to the patients with incurable life limiting conditions and to provide relief from distressing systems through Homoeopathy, yoga, Naturopathy and modern medicine.

For more information contact Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital Outpatient/Inpatient Unit 0824-2203901/9459456633.




By Dr Deepa Pais
Dr Deepa Pais is the deputy medical superintendent at Fr Muller Homoeopathic Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangaluru. Contact no 9880048538.
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Comment on this article

  • Rakesh pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 16 2022

    Thank you Dr. Deepa for useful information....

  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 14 2022

    very good informative article by Dr. Deepa.

  • Leo Lasrado, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 13 2022

    Very good facilities are available.I urge the people to make good use of this.They are cost effective. The online consultation will be most appropriate. for people under depression

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