HOME­O­PATHIC DOC­TOR Po­tion play

THE LOW­DOWN

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CLOCK­WORK The work sched­ule of a home­o­pathic doc­tor in a hos­pi­tal may be some­thing like this. The time de­voted to OPDS may vary ac­cord­ing to shifts. How­ever, a doc­tor in pri­vate prac­tice will have a dif­fer­ent sched­ule, de­pend­ing on the tim­ings of his clinic 9am: Reach hos­pi­tal 9.15am: Take Ho­moeopa­thy is a form of al­ter­na­tive medicine in which prac­ti­tion­ers treat pa­tients us­ing highly di­luted prepa­ra­tions. Ho­moeopa­thy main­tains that the vi­tal force can re­act and adapt to in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal causes that ho­moeopaths re­fer to as the ‘law of sus­cep­ti­bil­ity’. This law im­plies that a neg­a­tive state of mind at­tracts hy­po­thet­i­cal dis­ease en­ti­ties called ‘mi­asms’ to in­vade the body and pro­duce symp­toms of dis­eases. How­ever, the fa­ther of this sys­tem, Samuel Hah­ne­mann, re­jected the no­tion of a dis­ease as a sep­a­rate thing or in­vad­ing en­tity and in­sisted that it was al­ways part of the ‘liv­ing whole’. He in­te­grated the prin­ci­ples found in the writ­ings of an­cient philoso­phers into a holis­tic sys­tem of ther­a­peu­tics classes with UG and PG stu­dents 1.30pm: Quick lunch 2pm: Con­duct clin­i­cal classes for stu­dents 3pm: Treat pa­tients in OPDS 4 pm: Check pa­tients in the ward 5.30pm on­wards: Go to the li­brary, read jour­nals and pre­pare for next day’s lec­ture 6.30pm: Call it a day

THE PAY­OFF In the govern­ment sec­tor:

heal­ing is a long-drawn process

Al­ter­na­tive cure: Homeopa­thy prom­ises heal­ing with­out ma­jor side ef­fect as medicines are highly di­luted prepa­ra­tions

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