What the masters say about Dr. Shreepad Khedekar
Blog of an IAS (Indo-American Soc.) member:
Today Indo American Society, Bombay invited Dr. Shreepad Khedekar for a talk on homeopathy. Dr Khedekar is MD in homeopathy and he has done significant research in the field. Khedekar’s talk was significant because it was moderated by renowned heart specialist Dr Parulkar, who had been Director of KEM Hospital as well as Medical Council.
Khedekar runs a chain of homeopathy clinics under umbrella of Imperial Clinics. Initially, the thought of curing people around the world, especially using Homeopathy, had not occurred to him while he sat in awe listening to commentators compare the skills of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. But as they say, life works in mysterious ways and Khadeker experienced this at medical school, when he found himself awed by a wholesome science called Homeopathy.
He started his private practice soon after his Master’s degree. But that wasn’t nearly enough to satiate his hunger for knowledge. A new path soon led him into the world of research. He worked to understand Homeopathy’s relation to genetics. The result was his first book, ‘ACSOTROM: a comparative study of the rubrics of MIND’ a compilation of all the mind rubrics from repertory with their most indicated remedies and their comparison. A second book, RUBRICS AND MIASMS followed shortly. Dr. Khedekhar has also authored two other books – NUCLEUS OF GENETIC CONSTITUTION and NUCLEUS focusing on the genetics from the perspective of homeopathy.
But he always thought to himself, “What good is knowledge if it isn’t freely shared with the world?” Sure, seminars help. Sure, talks and workshops help. But to his mind, what practitioners needed was a school that would groom them for the real world. A school that would help them tackle any medical case – from the known to the unknown. From the diagnosed to the undiagnosed. From the curable to the so called incurable.
According to Khedekar, Genes influence a person’s appearance, characteristics and their susceptibility to disease. They can even help archaeologists identify long lost kings. Rapid advances in DNA sequencing are providing scientists with the ability to explore the human genome, or genetic code, in more detail. This is leading to new discoveries about the genetic causes of human disease and new ways to improve our health.
Khedekar says that in 1948, the World Health Organization defined Health as ‘A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. But when you think about it, most physicians today have barely begun to understand this definition, much less put it into practice. Because the healthcare sector’s focus still remains physical wellbeing. Which in turn means that doctors only treat physical symptoms. And that remains a far cry from ‘curing’ an illness.
As far back as 1796, a man named Samuel Hahnemann who was MD in Allopathy, came up with concept of Homeopathy. He had a vision of a medicinal world that would not just curb and control illnesses, but cure them completely. At the heart of the homeopathic philosophy lies a simple interpretation: Diseases occurwhen the body’s internal ‘life force’ or vital energy is disturbed. In other words, a negative state of mind attracts negative energies into the body and produces symptoms of diseases. How then does homeopathy cure these diseases? How does it help the body’s internal energy get back on track? By using animal, plant, mineral and other substances in its remedies. These substances are then diluted with distilled water and sent through a process called ‘succussion’. This process activates the vital energies trapped in the substances. With the consumption of these medicines, a patient’s mind and body absorb the vital energies and get on to the path of recovery. With no side effects. With no harmful chemicals. And with remedies that eradicate the illness altogether.
Dr Khedekar feels that the focus of research in medical science should now be about genome and protein .
What homeopathy costs?
Your first consultation with a private homeopath will usually cost between INR 500 to INR 10,000. Further appointments usually cost less – about INR 500 to INR 5000 depending on the location of the place and experience of homeopath. It will also depend on the skill level of his staff or assistants who usually take the first case and prepare it for the main consultant.
Your remedy will usually be included in the consultation price, but do check this first. Homeopathic tablets or other products usually cost around INR 100 to INR500 if you need to buy them separately in India.
So it is a very exciting area in which Dr Khedekar has started working !