Dr. Mohammad Shams Alam is a leading academician, dedicated
himself for the scientificity of Homoeopathy. He serves as professor
and Head of the Department in a popular medical institution. Here he
brings the importance and value of studying anatomy.
Long time ago a qualified doctor came to me while I was preparing for
next day lecture. He saw and asked me “Are you reading Anatomy?”
“Yes!” was my answer.
“I know very well that you are a Homoeopath Doctor.” he
Again I answered him “Yes! I am a Homoeopath Doctor.”
“According to my information on homoeopathy, there is no diagnosis
“What do you mean?” I wondered.
“It means no homoeopathic medicines are ascertain for certain
diseases. It only depends upon signs and symptoms of the patients.”
He replied me.
“Yes!” I said and continued my speech “Selection of
homoeopathic medicine depends upon the totality of symptoms.”
He soon asked me “Than what is the purpose to study of Anatomy
“Because Anatomy is a subject of Medical Science which deals about
the structure, position, shape, situations and relations of the organ
or parts of the body.”
“It gives us knowledge of relation between bones, muscles, nerves,
artery & others. So, this subject is most essential subject for
Medical science. Students of all systems as Allopathy, Homoeopathy,
Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga, and other systems of medicine in
this era should study Anatomy. Allopathy is most common system in the
medical science, and also it is more popular because surgery is also
attached.. So for the students of Allopathy, subject of Anatomy is as
essential as Oxygen is for our life.”
“Here I want to say as a Homoeopath, that knowledge of Anatomy
is as important and valuable for us and the students of homoeopathic
medical science as soul is important for living body in human life.”
“Because in no other pathy of medical science other than homoeopathy
a specific part, point or region of the body is described in certain
medicine or remedy. Other pathy details their medicine with indications
of their action for the certain system of the body in certain diseases.”
“I want to give you some examples to prove my point
- Pain at bifurcation of trachea when coughing. Pain extends from
mid sternum to back. Remedy is Kali Bichromatum. It means Kali bich
activate the disturbance of deep cardiac nerve plexus.
- For cracking of the periosteum and inflammation of the periosteum.
Here homoeopathic materia medica indicate the medicine is ruta grave
(Tendency to the formation of deposits in periosteum Ruta G.) prickling
pain sorceress of the periosteum. It stimulates the growth of epithelium
on ulcerated surface. Remedy is symphytum (Boericke)
- Stitching, cutting pain from left kidney following course of Ureter
in to bladder and Urethra. This leading indication of berberis vulgaris.
It means berbaris correct the ulceration of nerves impulses to excretory
system. Is this type of special indications may present in any other
pathy? Answer is no and never.(It is only in Homoeopathy)
- Pain and Constriction around the heart. This symptoms manifests
coronary stenosis. Here it is necessary to know that heart receives
blood supply through the coronary arteries and if these arteries become
constricted then stenosis manifests. This indication is for Amyle
- Swelling of inguinal lymph glands specially on right side. Remedy
is Clematis erecta.
- Pain in right testis which ameliorate after urination, (Cobaltum)
patient may suffer with symptoms of emission without errection means
seminal ejaculation without errection of penis.
It means cobaltum constrict the seminal vesical without sexual disorder
when it may balance with sexual desire penis become erect.
- Dislocation of patellar on going up stair cannabis satives. It
indicates that tendons of quadriceps femoris muscles and patellar
ligament come under influence of cannabis sativa.
- Profuse acrid lachrymation with profuse blunt coryza, remedy is
Euphrasia. Action of euphrasia is on serous membrane. Especially on
conjunctiva & nasal cavity.
- Indication is severe dull, backache in lumbo sacral articulation
remedy is Aesculus hip.
- Indication is aching back wards along left floating ribs. Remedy
is amyle nitrate. This symptom indicates that neuralgia of left eleventh
inter costal nerves & sub costal nerves. No one drug from any
other pathy except homoeopathy which acts on certain nerves of the
- Extra ordinary rigidity of os of cervix of utrerus Remedy is caulophyllum.
It indicate that caulophylum relax the rigidity of os of cervix. No
other pathy have any one drug as this drug in homoeopathy.(Except
All above mentioned symptoms or indications of a certain remedy are
mentioned in Homoeopathic Materia Medica.
Here it is a point to say that Homoeopathic Materia Medica indicates
only those symptoms which are manifested on a healthy human body during
proving of a drug or remedy.
This is why?
Our first prover (inventor & father of homoeopathy) Dr. Samual Hahnemann
was a qualified doctor (M.D.). He had complete knowledge of all the
subjects of medical science & definitely he had a wide knowledge
So he mentioned his keen observation in Materia Medica Pura in which
he frequently used anatomical terms or the name of the specific structure
of the body. This is the fact that each and every remedy indicates special
part of organs of the body for their action.
Now, I want to compare Homoeopathy with other pathies.
(A) In other pathies study of Anatomy is necessary
to know the structure of the body but not for selection of drug or medicine.
But in Homeopathy knowledge of Anatomy is must for selection of the
(B) In other pathies knowledge of Anatomy is only for clinical point
But in Homoeopathy knowledge of Anatomy is not only
necessary for clinical point of views but also for the selection of
accurate remedy. Because only and only this pathy is proved on living
Here, I want to say that the study of Anatomy for a Homoeopathic student
as well as Homoeopathic Physician is must for the study of Materia Medica
and for selection of an accurate remedy.
Here, I again want to say that there are so many minor structures present
in the body which has no clinical importance in general medical science.
But, where as we homoeopath take a keen observation.
I also want to say that a Homoeopathic Doctor never
becomes a Good Homoeopath without the knowledge of Anatomy.
So above all the mentioned points prove that study of Anatomy is as
important for homoeopathic students and physicians as soul for the human
“Thank you Sir! Now my concept has changed about homoeopathy and
Lastly I request all the persons who read this article to please refer
your opinion to me.