Career in the Field of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is an alternative branch of medicine that is not approved for practice in many countries. Yet, making a career in homeopathy may yield you good fame and money if you have that quality in you.

Many people regard homeopathy as a waste of resources and money. At many placed, I've even seen people questioning the effectiveness of the sugar pills and drops of alcohols in dealing with any disease. To be correct, there is lot of suspicion and ignorance about this form of medicine even after so many decades of useful service to the humanity. However, this trend is being reversed at least in India with patients getting aware of the benefits of permanent cure, and also partly because their purse doesn't allow much. You can cash in this opportunity and build a brilliant and long lasting career as a homeopath.

What is the principle underlying the field of Homeopathy?

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann invented Homeopathy on the principle of simile. He tested many herbs and chemicals on his own body to prove that like cures like. He argued that it is possible to cure diseases through the substances that produce the same effect in the body as the sickness when introduced into body.  The basic aim of homeopathy is to develop resistance in the body itself so that it can fight the disease. Power of a medicine in homeopathy is another great concept. It is proved through studies that the lower the amount of a medicine in a solution the more time the body will take to recognize and heal. Thus, a medicine of high potency has a longer lasting effect on human body than a lower potency used.

Top Institutes and Courses Offered

To earn a degree in homeopathy, you must have completed your intermediate in science with biology as an optional subject. You can pursue a graduate degree or a master's degree program depending upon your prior qualification. MD in homeopathy is of 3 years duration and needs a BHMS degree to get enrolled in the program. 

Two popular courses in homeopathy in India are,

  1. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) - 4 and a half years course plus one year internship, and
  2. Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (DHMS) - 4 years course plus one year internship

Some of the best colleges available in India to study homeopathy are as follows,

  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kerala
  • All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata
  • Vinayaka Misssion University, Salem (Tamilnadu)
  • University of Health, Vijayawada
  • Yerala Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  • Surreal Education, New Delhi
  • Armed Force Medical College, Pune
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Venutai Yashwantrao Chavan Homoeopathic Medical College, Vengurla
  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicines, Kolkata
  • Dr. Jaisoorya Potti Shree Ramulu Government Homeopathic Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Swami Vivekananda Homoeopathic Medical College, Bhavnagar
  • Dhondumana Sathe Homeopathic Medical College, Pune
  • School of Continuing Education and Correspondence Courses, New Delhi
  • Mansa Correspondence College, Bangalore
  • Mysore Correspondence College, Bangalore
  • Vasundhra Raje Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Gwalior
  • Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Vengurla
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVDU), Pune
  • Arihant Homeopathic Medical College and Research Institute, Ahamadabad
  • TU - Tantia University, Srinagar
  • Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, New Delhi
  • Parul University, Vadodara
  • RKDF University, Bhopal
  • Lord Buddha Homeopathy Medical College and Hospital, Greater Noida
  • IIMT Group of Colleges, Agra
  • Swarrnim Startup and Innovation University, Ahmadabad
  • Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal
  • Pragyan International University, Ranchi

Making Career in Homeopathy

If you have chosen to make a career out of Homeopathy, it is already clear that you have a keen interest in the subject. Unless you have a deep penchant in the field, it is hard to make a mark here. This is because Homeopathy is more about practice and prudence than knowledge. Both private and public sectors are open for you after completing a course in Homeopathy. You can get hired in Government or private hospitals and clinics, medical colleges, training institutes, NGOs, research institutes, charitable institutions or start your own clinic after gaining some experience. You have a great opportunity to earn reputation as well as money if you master your expertise.