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IRFAN AHMAD
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LAUNCH “Healing with Homeopathy”, a book by Dr. Mukesh Batra

At the launch (From left) Maneka Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar and Dr. Mukesh Batra
At the launch (From left) Maneka Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar and Dr. Mukesh Batra

W ell-known Delhi homeopath Dr. Mukesh Batra launched his book “Healing with Homeopathy”, in the Capital recently. Published by Jaico Books, it was released by Parliamentarians Maneka Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor and his wife Sunanda Pushkar at The Park. The book, said Dr. Batra at the launch, “is very simply done and well-structured.” “There are some hundred diseases I have compiled along with their remedies in an alphabetical order. The book is like an encyclopaedia for homeopathy medicine.” The book, he said, has been aimed at developing one's understanding of homeopathy. But, it doesn't encourage self-medication and treatment. “It is very important that you always consult a doctor for any ailment because a cough can be TB or Bronchitis. Symptoms are only an external manifestation of a disease.”

Divided into three parts, the part one of the book introduces the reader to homeopathy. Part two tells the history of homeopathy and how homeopathy medicines work. Part three is about hundred aliments and their remedies. Some of the common diseases mentioned are acne, asthma, constipation, diabetes, gas, hair loss, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, sexual disorder in men and women, warts etc. Each ailment is explained under heads like what, how, why, symptoms, diagnosis, remedy, case study and expert views. He said, “Homeopathy is the most recent and the most radical of medical sciences. It is the most humane, safe, gentle and the fastest growing healthcare system of healing. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), homeopathy is the second largest medical system in the world. It is used by over 550 million people worldwide.” Homeopathy market is growing three times faster than traditional pharmaceuticals industry, he said, adding, “The global homeopathy market will be Rs.52,000 crore by 2017. And Indian homeopathy market is expected to reach Rs.5,873 crore by that time.”

The book also talks about the principles of homeopathy and how its medicine works. “Homeopathy treats diseases by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in healthy persons produce symptoms similar to those of the disease. This is the basic principle of homeopathy called Law of Similars. This law says that exposure to a substance can cause specific symptoms in a healthy person. That substance in homeopathic remedy stimulates the body's internal curative powers to overcome similar symptoms in illness states,” explained the homeopath.

Dr. Batra's book also demystifies many myths about homeopathy. He claimed, “There are no side-effects in homeopathy.”

IRFAN AHMAD

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