The history of Homeopathy in India is linked with the name of Dr.Honigberger, a French man who brought homeopathy to India. This therapeutic system came to be practiced in India during the life time of Dr.Hahnemann, the father of Homeopathy. Later Dr. MahendraLalSircar was instrumental in spreading the prestige and fame of homeopathy far and wide in India. Ultimately more and more people started taking homeopathic treatment for various diseases.
The strength of Homeopathy lies in its holistic approach to curing people at all levels of wellbeing. How much we look forward to popping those sweet, white coloured pills, we think of it as the sweet cure to the bitter illness. When the tried and tested allopathic treatment doesn’t cure well, we go for the closest which is Homeopathy to cure it all. It may take some time, but results are assured with discipline and restraint.Samuel Hahnemann the founder of Homeopathy lived in Germany where he formulated medicines based on the law of “Like Cures Like “ more than 200 years ago.
There is a huge demand for Homeopathy in India atleast 50 to 60 million people adopting this system of cure. In India the study of Homeopathy is well recognized and regulated by authorities. Department of Homeopathy , Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy ( AYUSH ) was set up in 2003 with the objective of promoting education and research in Homeopathy, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy systems. Homeopathy is listed among others for the National System of Medicine. The homeopathic pharmaceutical market is likely to expand annually by 30% to attain a stupendous value of Rs 4,600 crores. The strength of homeopathy lies in its holistic approach to curing people at all levels of wellbeing.
BHMS aspirants should have passed 10 + 2 with English, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry as their subjects.The institution set up under the central council of Homeopathy Act 1973,(Act 59). Any University or or similar institution in India offering either a degree or a diploma in homeopathy can do so only if it is approved by CCH. The CCH also defines particular course curriculam and notifies benchmarks that need to be maintained by homeopathy teaching institutions, apart from maintaining a central registry of all homeopathy physicians in India. In 2007. The union Health ministry set up the National Council For Clinical Establishments for determine minimum standards for clinical establishments, a CCH representative is also a formal member of this National Council.
The Course structure is to train students to homeopath physicians to serve both rural and urban population across the country. The course is of five and half year`s duration ( including one year compulsory internship).