Mahatma Gandhi believed that homeopathy was the best medical system in the world. Thus, in 1947, he worked to guarantee its institutional presence in the new nation’s government. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was a practicing homeopath. Due to their efforts, six year homeopathic medical schools provide standardized training across the country and homeopathic hospitals exist in all major cities. In the far north, homeopathy is less practiced than in the south, but even here you will find that most people respect the profession.
As a professional homeopath, there is no greater place to practice than India. You need to be prepared for anything. Absolutely anyone could walk into your clinic. In this northern climate, serious infectious diseases, like malaria, is not common but does occasionally occur. Tuberculosis and typhoid are very prevalent. It is here, in an Indian clinic, that practicing homeopaths can discover great confidence in the power of homeopathic medicine.
Although many people are over medicated with allopathic drugs, they are happy to find an alternative and will easily stop the medication once they feel trust in you. It is a great joy to allow people the freedom to let go of harmful medicines and embark on a path of true healing. It is here, in India, that we have the freedom to practice homeopathy fully. There are also many uncompensated cases, where people come in with no history of allopathic treatment. These patients respond very quickly. These cases present an opportunity to see, first hand, how homeopathy works directly with the vital force, and are rarely seen in the west anymore.
Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of practicing here is the human interactions with the patients themselves. Most of them genuinely put their trust in you as a doctor. You, in turn, are inspired to do everything possible to help them. Wonderful relationships develop. The elderly Tibetans are a pure joy to encounter. Most days, we feel that we are the ones being healed by their inner warmth and radiant smiles. Even as they suffer, they bring light and peace into the clinic.