MLDMHI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
THE FIRST MEETING OF THE MLDMHIAA VIDARBHA CHAPTER
Prabodhchandra Meshram, MD (Hom)
The MLDMHIAA VIDARBHA Chapter conducted its first meeting in Nagpur on 20th September 2018 at Mind Park, 84, Madhav Nagar. Alumni from Nagpur, Chandrapur, and Gondia districts were present.
The meeting started at 9 am with breakfast. It was a peaceful location; open lawn and well equipped venue with a projector and a good sound system. The senior alumni were quite enthusiastic, while the juniors were curious. The team welcomed Dr. Anand Kapse and Dr Janhavi Kapse. Everyone introduced themselves, as some were meeting each other for the first time. During initial introduction it became clear that most of the alumni have established their private homeopathic practice while some are lecturers in Homeopathic colleges.
Dr. Kapse sir introduced MLDMHIAA to the attendees. The difference between MLDMHIAA and ICR study groups was also explained in brief. It was made clear that the learning would not be restricted to ICR methodology; alumni following other schools of thought can also share their experiences. Kapse sir in his introduction clearly mentioned that MLDMHIAA is strictly confined to the Alumni of MLDMHI. He appealed to all Alumni to present their clinical cases in the meetings so that we can learn from each other’s experiences. There were a few who responded to this request. Cases were circulated and presented in the meeting.
Dr. Kishor Mendhe presented a case of Tinea infection in which he neglected the clinical state of hypertension. He had prescribed the remedy based on the characteristic food modalities. There was no doubt about the cure, but the group was not confident about the basis of his selection. The group therefore analyzed the case; especially, Dr. Kapse sir highlighted the life space in which the type of personality and its mental state indicated the individuality similar to the selected medicine. The basic framework of causation and modalities was already matching with the now added location; further investigation into the life space cleared the rest of portrait. The group was happy with the complete totality. Kapse sir stated that Boenninghausen provides a simple way to arrive at similimum. Kent’s method also does the same if we learn to pick and infer the exact mental state of the patient.
Dr Prabodh presented a case of epilepsy in a pregnant woman. The patient had a seizure every 15 days, and the patient was not responding well to allopathic medicines. Epilepsy is still a social stigma in many areas; therefore, the vulnerable family developed anxiety and the patient nurtured in such environment manifested psychosomatic expressions. The physician perceived the conceptual image and evolution of mind in a structured way and represented it in the working of the case. The greater role of Homeopathy in curing this case was depicted, compared to the lesser role played by the heavy suppressive medication. The group understood the importance of CI and Concept of Evolution in portraying the picture of totality. We hope that the group will be able to implement this learning in their practice to gain similar results.
Only two cases were presented to the group due to time constraint, but they revitalized the Alumni. For a long time, they had not experienced the old SCR doctrine which now comes true. This time they witnessed Conceptual Image and Evolution live through the Epilepsy case. Success of presentation lay in the fact that Alumni expressed the desire to learn such art through regular meetings as MLDMHIAA Vidarbha activity. Another important learning was that rejuvenation and revitalization happens only in group discussion.
After the case presentation, we moved to MLDMHIAA Vidarbha group activity discussion. The Alumni shared their views. All were committed to Homoeopathic practice and some were teaching in different Homoeopathic colleges. They were quite disturbed about the state of Homoeopathy and Homoeopathic colleges in Vidarbha. All said thanks to the teaching that they got in MLDMHI, they were helped to understand and stabilize in current profession.
Dr. Ruchi Jain shared her experience of following another system and achieving success. However, she stated that the Secret behind her success was the teaching at MLDMHI. Without that background, she would not have understood the crux of another system and would find it hard to be successful. Many alumni had a similar experience.
Dr. Kapse sir told us about the spirit of freedom and love as institutional ethos. Freedom helps us evolve. Our institute provides such an environment. It is life and living without fear and worry. Close intimacy comes from freedom. We can sit together. We can talk. We can share our views. We can cry together. We can shout. The Institute gives us that facility. That’s how we are successful. There is so much love among us. Occasionally, there is some anger and frustration among colleagues. This is because of imperfectness and ignorance within the self, which can slowly pass if we strive to evolve. We believe that the MLDMHIAA meetings should inculcate this ethos.
Post lunch, Dr. Rashmi Shukla gave a presentation on general status of Homeopathy in Nagpur and discussed problem in propagating homoeopathy across the globe. She presented us a book on Nano-medicine written by her father.
Alumni have lot of concerns about the state of Homoeopathy in Vidarbha. They addressed some in front of Kapse sir. Their main concern was homeopathic education and colleges. The Nagpur and Amravati colleges have closed down. The remaining college is not in a good state. The alumni are working in homeopathic colleges and were worried about the current education system and limited capacity of students. They feel they were and are better than these students. The possibility of intern training as an alumni activity was considered. Dr. Kapse Sir shared his experience about training students. He had visited Dr. Nikam Hospital in Pune. He praised their work in the field of homoeopathic hospital care. He said that more evidence-based work and research is the need of the present day. We must improve logic in the field of diagnosis and homeopathic treatment. Our MLDMHI Institute always holds scientific and evidence-based approach to the problem. Dr. Kapse sir said that it is difficult to understand, but essential for homeopathy to survive.
There are lots of things that we can learn collectively. This is the interface through which our journey can begin. There are and will be some disagreements amongst us. That does not mean we will not come together and grow together. For a great cause and specific reason, we can harmoniously work together.
Everyone agreed on meeting at least once in two months and discuss clinical experiences. It will help to enhance our clinical knowledge and skill. Future plans could be discussed after more such meetings.
Finally, everyone thanked Dr. Anand Kapse sir for visiting and sharing his valuable time. Some Alumni requested him to visit their OPDs.
- The following Alumni attended:
Dr. Rashmi Shukla
Dr. Anand Paliwal
Dr. Yashodhan Wadekar
Dr. Akansha Agrawal
Dr. Kishor Mendhe
Dr. Ruchi Jain
Dr. Prabodhchandra Meshram
Dr. Vidya Kite
Dr. Ruchi Sahu
Dr. Asha Wadhwani
Dr. Prashant Rode