Bachelor of Homeopathic Medical Science - BHMS
Homeopathy from the Greek words homoios (similar) and pathos (suffering), is a system of medicine, notable for its practice of prescribing water-based solutions that do not contain chemically active ingredients.
Homeopathy calls for treating "like with like" (law of similars). The practitioner considers the totality of symptoms of a given case. He or she then chooses a remedy that has been reported in a homeopathic proving to produce a similar set of symptoms in healthy subjects. This remedy is usually given in extremely low concentrations prepared according to a procedure known as potentisation , because it is held that this process gives higher dilutions more therapeutic power.
Homeopathy was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) starting with his recognition of the Law of Simila as a general therapeutic law.
India has the largest homeopathic infrastructure in the world, with low estimates at about 64,000, but going as high as 300,000 practicing homeopaths. In addition, there are 180 colleges teaching courses, and 7500 government clinics and 307 hospitals which dispense homeopathic remedies.