The National Academy of Homoeopathy, India, came into existence way back in the year 1978, with hardly 20 fellows on the roll with the objective of propagating homeopathy on Hahnemannian lines amongst the masses and also, establishing a non-political platform for free academic interplay amongst the like-minded professionals. In its early age, as expected, we had to face a number of hurdles but the devotional zeal of its fellows traversed them without much difficulty. Today, we feel proud to claim that this Academy has attained the status of being acknowledged as a pioneering center in the field of Homoeopathic academics.
In order to fulfill the objectives enshrined in its constitution, we have undertaken a number of projects for the benefit of the professionals and public alike. Of the many, two of the notables are the Residential training in homeopathic practice i.e. Schools &workshops. Our faculty members under the directorship of our President & Head – Dept of Hom Philosophy, Dr. Kasim Chimthanawala include Dr. Sagira Chimthanawala – Dept of Hom. Gynecology & Obstetrics, Dr. Adil Chimthanawala – Head Dept of Clinical Medicine, Dr. Fatema Chimthanawala – Dept of Hom Paediatrics, etc. Other active fellows viz Dr. Pratibha Dangre, Dr. Dipti Sikdar, Dr. Jai Kukreja, Dr. Pravesh Agrawal, Dr. Mayur Dhangar, etc. contribute their might to fulfill this objective.
Friends, since 1992, we have started conducting two short-term residential training seminaries as Gurukul, to mold Homoeopathic students and graduates into successful professionals. We conduct two schools, one is the month of December for 10 days i.e. Winter school for practitioners, teachers, and academicians.
The other one is in the month of April for 14 days i.e. Summer school for students, internees, and beginners. To date, we have already conducted 56 such training sessions. About 2500 plus candidates – students, practitioners, research workers, teachers, and graduates from all over the country have been benefitted. It is an attempt to fulfill the shortfall remaining in them due to inadequate teachings in mal-developed institutions.
We even conduct internship training programs for 3 months which is residential here in Nagpur in our Hospital. The student is expected to stay and learn under us and go as an enlightened Homoeopath to practice. It is for students studying to postgraduates who are allowed to attend this internship. A unique feature of the postgraduate residential schools is that the entire training is conducted on our country’s age-old tradition of Guru Shishya cult. At this Gurukul, the Discipline and decorum have to be maintained to the maximum possible extent along with total devotion to the commitment for which the participant has voluntarily opted.
Likewise, for the past 15 years, we are also conducting Theme- based workshops in memory of Late Dr. J.N.Kanjilal of Kolkata. They are in the months of Feb/March and September. Till date 24 have been conducted on various themes i.e. Acids, Kalis, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Hepatic disorders, Diahom-08 on Diabetes Mellitus in Durg, Miasma-09 in Pune on Miasms, 2- day workshop on Cardiology Cardiohom 09 in Solan Himachal Pradhesh, Carcinocin 2010 here itself, Neurohom 2010 in Raipur, Workshop on Haematology in April 2011, GOHOM 2011 a 2day Homoeopathic Gynecology & Obstetric workshop, PediaHom 2012 a 2-day workshop on Homoeopathic Paediatric on 16-17th April 2012 and a sequel ie.2-day Homoeopathic Workshop on Homoeopathic Gynecology & Obstetrics “GO HOM II 2012”, Learn from your own cases on 24th November 2013, Workshop on Homoeopathy in renal disorders in March 2014, Hypertension Summit in 2015 & Nephrology Workshop in 2016, GOHOM 5 in June 2017 & Pathology with homeopathy 1 & 2 in 2018 and recently in Feb 2019.
We have been conducting drug re-proving projects bi-annually since 2004 and have proved 29 drugs till now. They are Sumbulus Moschatus, Stannum Metallicum, Gelsemium Sempiverens, Carboneum Sulphuricum, Glonine, Spigelia Anthelmenthica, Aconitum Ferox, Osteo-Arthritic-Nosode, Nicotinum Tabacum, Rumex Crispus, Spongia & Ruta, rumex &_Ammon carb, _, etc successfully.
A book is compiled on these named “Siddhi” for reference and new symptoms in the reproving conducted. The National Academy of homeopathy India got another feather in its cap when the Malaysian University approached it to train its 1st batch of Homoeopaths from Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences for 3 months of training.
Seven of its students were sent here for the 1st International Internship Training Program in August 2013 and the 2nd batch & 3rd batch along with Indian delegates in August 2014 and August 2015 and so forth till 2019 respectively to learn homeopathy on the academy’s standards.
They were exposed to multispeciality clinics in and around Nagpur, Live Case taking & case management, Surgical interventions, First aid, Minor surgeries, Normal deliveries, Lectures from basic anatomy & materia medica, etc to major subjects of medicine, repertory, and Philosophy.
They even made Mother tinctures and experimented with its activities during their stay. Their three-month journey ended when they returned back to Malaysia as another group of torchbearers of the Academy for their University.
We have been regularly conducting Internship training programs in the month of August to October for students from India & abroad, for 3 months which is residential here in Nagpur in our Hospital. The student is expected to stay and learn under us and go as an enlightened Homoeopath to practice. It is for students studying to postgraduates who are allowed to attend this internship.
Further, on the 4th Saturday of every month, regular clinical meets are conducted at Hahnemannian Hall Sitabuldi Nagpur. Various cases are discussed at length.
The Academy has even started their youtube channel via Dr. Aadil Chimthanawala in which we try to provide lectures to the general public and Doctors in simple language to upgrade their knowledge and spread the awareness of homeopathy.
Dr. Aadil along with other faculty members goes live every Friday at 10 pm and solves live queries of the public in general. On Instagram too we have a live session under the name “ Aadil Chimthanawala speaks” every Thursday at 8 pm.
Our faculty members under the directorship of our President & Head – Dept of Hom Philosophy, Dr. Kasim Chimthanawala include Dr. Sagira Chimthanawala – Dept of Hom. Gynecology & Obstetrics, Dr. Adil Chimthanawala – Head Dept of Clinical Medicine,
Dr. Fatema Chimthanawala – Dept of Hom Paediatrics, etc. Other active fellows viz Dr. Pratibha Dangre, Dr. Dipti Sikdar, Dr. Jai Kukreja, Dr. Pravesh Agrawal, Dr. Mayur Dhangar, etc. contribute their might to fulfill this objective.