The system of homoeopathy was introduced by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. The basic principle of homoeopathy is the “law of the similar” that is medical conditions are to be healed with remedies that are similar to condition. It is frequently called gentle medicine, natural medicine, and alternative medicine, balancing medicine or natural healing. Homoeopathy medicines are made of highly diluted substances in mainly pill form that triggers the body’s natural system of curing. Homoeopathy is known for its easiness of taking medicine at any level of age. It is undoubtedly emerging as one of the largest careers for the aspirant in the medical field.
Courses in homoeopathy are given both at bachelor level as well as masters level-
BHMS: Stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery, which can be pursued by students who have completed their 12th level exam from science stream. Duration of this course is five and a half years, and admission is made based on entrance exam conducted at state and national levels. After completion of the course, the student has a lot of career options such as he/she can become doctor, scientist, therapist, a professor in college and can earn up to 3 to 5 lakhs. For pursuing this course, the student should possess experimental, research and development skills. After completion of BHMS if a person wishes for further higher studies, then he/she can do Masters of Science in psychiatry, regenerative medicine or hospital management.
One can go for employment in fields like hospitals, research centres etc. They can be a consultant, homoeopath, pharmacist. There are seven specializations offered in MD homoeopathy course, and they are-
I. Paediatrics
II. Repertory
III. Homeopathic Materia
IV. Psychiatry
V. Homoeopathic Pharmacy
VI. Practice of medicine
VII. Organon of medicine with homoeopathy philosophy


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