Editorial: India's young generation of homeopaths
I have always been convinced that the pen is more powerful than the sword and that the pen helps you reach places which you cannot physically reach. I want to thank Deborah Collins and Patricia Maché for trusting me to use my pen for the cause of Homeopathy in general and Interhomeopathy in particular. I hope, through the platform of Interhomeopathy, that my pen will help me further spread the light of homeopathy, where I cannot reach physically.
When Deborah and Patricia approached me with the proposal to be a guest editor for Interhomoeopathy, I wondered – what contribution should I bring forth? Already, we have a sea of informative homeopathic journals available everywhere. How could I add some more to that! I finally struck on the idea of bringing the cases from the desk of the young generation of homoeopathy for this issue.
The budding generation represents the future of homoeopathy; they are a bundle of pregnant energy, the fire of enthusiasm resides in their heart, and they carry the powerful force of vitality all the time. If this force of vitality and enthusiasm gets pure, efficient, and uncorrupted guidance, no one can ever challenge the speed and reach of homoeopathy. I thought that bringing them forward on this forum would add fuel to their already charged force and vitality.
All of us are aware that India is a land of variety - you get variety in every possible aspects - culture, language, dance forms, art forms, food, etc., and this is also true for Homoeopathy. India has nourished varieties of homoeopaths and homoeopathy, both from the traditional classical era as well as the conventional classical era, over many decades. We have had M.L. Dhawale, M.L.Sehgal, Jugal Kishore, P. Sankaran, and many more from traditional era and now we have P. Vijaykar, P. Banerji, P. Barwalia, R. Sankaran, Jayesh Shah, and Humaranwala, to name a few. All these pioneers have given extraordinary contributions to our science in their own individual ways. They have been kind enough to pass on their experiences to the young generation of homoeopaths, so that the young ones can then take the lead. In this issue of Interhomeopathy, I bring forth a few such young generation homoeopaths who have been guided by their masters and now they are ready to take their own individual lead.
We have Chirag Rathod who has learned from the rich experiences of P. Vijaykar, and we have Parth Mankad, Atul Patwardhan and Priyanka Jain Gandhi who have learned the Sensation method from Rajan Sankaran and the Case Witnessing Process from Dinesh Chauhan. Through their approach in homoeopathy, you will be able to appreciate the flavor of classical homeopathy that they have learned from their respective masters and also the aroma of individuality that they have added. They all have presented one pediatric case from their practice.
Chirag brings the case of a child who suffered from low IQ and slow learning. The child from Parth’s clinic suffered from ADHD. Priyanka Jain Gandhi presents a case who suffered from recurrent bronchitis, while Atul’s case suffered from recurrent tonsillitis. In their cases, it is easy to see how their case-taking style and their way of managing the case represent the guidance they have received from their masters and how beautifully it is furthered by their own personal approach. Also, the fact is palpable enough that every flavor of classical homoeopathy presented here works wonderfully for the diverse pathologies.
I hope you enjoy reading this present issue and that the information helps you to taste and relish some variety of classical homoeopathy practiced in this corner of the world. The message to my young friends of homoeopathy is that they are fortunate to have rich guidelines available to them from such great masters of homoeopathy, and that they are free to apply what guides them further on the healing path of homoeopathy the way our young friends, who present their cases here, have done.
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Keywords: classical homeopathy, young generation, India