A Handbook for Students Teachers and Professionals in Homoeopathy review by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque

Book review by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque

I think no introduction is needed for Dr Mansoor Ali, as he is a well-known academician, researcher, clinician, career guide, Repertory expert, and above all, a good friend of everyone beyond the man-made boundaries and associations! I personally found him supporting all homeopaths doing good things for the system, no matter which association they belong to.

Many among us have learnt ‘how to take rubrics’ from his teachings. As a Professor and Head of the Department of Repertory in Government Homeopathic medical college Trivandrum, he has enough workload and a tight schedule. However, he is there everywhere for giving respond to even simple doubts people ask about homoeopathy and practice related things. Whenever I face any queries on study and career opportunities, I always suggest his web database – Homeobook.com, which is a huge treasury of information.

So, here is his second book: HOMOEOPATHY – A Handbook for Students, Teachers and Professionals in Homoeopathy.

This book has given gems of knowledge under six sections; all those sections are very useful for beginners, BHMS and MD students, teachers, researchers, senior practitioners, also any other medical professional who wants to know the situation of homeopathy and its opportunities. This book has given many secrets useful for starting your practice and getting more cases. There are many valuable case taking tips, the art of rubric selection, and useful clinical tips for a successful practice. Many times, BHMS students ask for opportunities after completing the course, which are given in detail here.

When Homeopaths go abroad, they often search for the status of homeopathy in those countries, also possibility to get a license to practice, which is covered in this book. The book gives a list of homeopathic journals, peer-reviewed journals, associations, government bodies, and modern medical journals, websites, etc. We often notice many established practitioners making mistakes while editing PowerPoint slides, hence ‘how to make powerpoint’ is given very nicely in this book; also how to write a thesis and dissertation, hence useful not only for MD students and researchers, but also for practitioners who wish to present papers and write articles in reputed journals. Even a well-treated case presentation will be rejected when it is not presented as per the standard format. So, this book will guide us for better paper presentations.

There are some thought-provoking quotes and examples. The author has also told some bitter truths about the ego of teachers and policymakers and its impacts on beginners in homeopathy. At least a small per cent of readers (less than 5% hopefully!) may read this book with a ‘folded forehead’ as they may think he has written about them! There are tips for better teacher-student relationships, motivation and communication skill development.

Emphasis is given on the topic, “how to keep the audience attentive”, including the after-effects of monotonous speech by compared with a crying baby. This book is basically a kind of reorientation training for teachers, skill development and Continuing Medical Education(CME) for general practitioners, career guidance for beginners, an expert guide for researchers, an encyclopedia for a professional from other medical fields, also a gap analysis for those who manage colleges and hospitals for further development.

If I just mention the list of chapters given in this book, I think that itself will show you the effort he has taken for helping his fellow homoeopaths.



  1. For a better future in Homeopathy
  2. Four types of teachers?
  3. Effective PowerPoint Presentation -Tips and facts
  4. The educational attributes and responsibilities of a teacher
  5. CCH inspection, Ghost faculty and Salary structure in Homeopathy Medical Colleges
  6. Need of a uniform basic salary structure
  7. How to conduct orientation classes for first BHMS students
  8. We need an abridged and updated BHMS Syllabus
  9. Medical Courses after BHMS Regular & Distance learning courses in Health Sector
  10. Feedback form for teachers and institutions
  11. How to prepare for competitive examinations
  12. Which subject and college are the best for doing PG in Homeopathy?
  13. Recommended books, Apps and Websites for AIAPGET, Ayush NET, PSC, UPSC, MOH UAE exams in Homeopathy
  14. NCH/CCH Second Schedule curtailing the prospects of new generation homeopaths
  15. Why are CCH /NCH inspectors behaving arrogantly?
  16. Pros and Cons of bridge course for Ayush practitioners
  17. Importance of Diagnosis in Homeopathy
  18. External MD in Homeopathy Vs Regular MD
  19. Need of a unified streamlined Organon Philosophy textbook for BHMS
  20. Organon of Medicine – The Last moment revision
  21. Source of Homoeopathic Materia Medica
  22. How to face PSC UPSC Medical Officer Interview – Expected questions
  23. CCH/NCH inspection and salary of Homeopathy College teachers
  24. Why Rural Internship is a must for Homoeopathy?
  25. List of books and journal on Medical Education Technology



  1. Job Opportunities in India after BHMS
  2. Scope of Homeopathy in Australia
  3. Bahrain- Scope of Homeopathy Ayurveda Alternative medicine
  4. Migrate to Canada as a Homeopath
  5. How to establish a Homeopathic practice in European countries
  6. Scope of Homeopathic practice in Japan
  7. Malaysia – How to establish a Homeopathic practice
  8. Immigrate into New Zealand as a Homeopath
  9. Oman – How to practice Homeopathy, Ayurveda
  10. Qatar – How to practice Homeopathy, Ayurveda
  11. 11 Homeopathic Practice in Singapore
  12. United Arab Emirates – How to practice Homeopathy,Ayurveda and other Complementary Alternative systems
  13. Scope of Homeopathy Practice in the United Kingdom
  14. United States of America – Scope of Homeopathic Practice and higher education



  1. How to design your clinic the right way?
  2. Survival of a private practitioner in the midst of free treatment programmes
  3. Why private practice is the best option in homoeopathy?
  4. What happened to lady doctors?
  5. Air hostess philosophy in clinic designing
  6. How to select the best location for your clinic
  7. How to advertise your clinic and get more revenue
  8. How to set up an online consultation or clinic?
  9. Essential contents for doctors’ website
  10. Need of appointment scheduler
  11. Facebook and WhatsApp chat to your website and get more clients
  12. Google Business – How to list your clinic in Google Search and Google Map
  13. Homoeopathic cosmetology Clinic
  14. Clinical Tips from my 25 years of Homoeopathic Practice



  1. How to select the best topic for a dissertation/thesis
  2. How to prepare a good literature review with the help of free online tools
  3. Common mistakes in Postgraduate Dissertation and how to avoid them
  4. Peer Reviewed Indexed Journals in Homoeopathy
  5. Referencing methods and free reference managers for dissertation
  6. How to check Plagiarism and Grammar in thesis or dissertation for free
  7. Database of Research in Homoeopathy – Current Status, Opportunities and Challenges



  1. Effective case taking – step by step practical approach
  2. Doctor-Patient – how to develop clinical skills
  3. Repertory – the last moment revision for exams
  4. Last moment revision in Therapeutic Pocket Book
  5. Symptoms and their relevance in Homoeopathy
  6. Study of Rubrics from Kent’s repertory
  7. Study of Rubrics from Boger’s repertory
  8. Important clinical rubrics and sub rubrics in Synthesis
  9. Important Rubrics in Murphy’s Repertory for practitioners
  10. Important Clinical rubrics from Complete repertory
  11. Comparative study of mind rubrics
  12. Mind rubrics for busy practitioners and students
  13. Homoeopathy for the side effects of vaccination
  14. Translating symptoms into rubrics
  15. Homoeopathy Software
  16. Radar Opus – A step by step demo
  17. Hompath Zomeo – A set by step demo
  18. Complete Dynamics – A step by step demo
  19. Reliable methods in the selection of rubrics and repertorisation
  20. Utility of repertory in the management of acute diseases



  1. History of Homoeopathy in India
  2. Interesting Statistics of Homeopathy in India
  3. History of Homoeopathy in Kerala
  4. A case of alopecia totalis managed with Homoeopathy
  5. Why modern pharmacology courses for Homoeopaths in Maharashtra?
  6. A review of my book ‘the summum bonum of a repertory’ by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
  7. A review of my book ‘the summum bonum of a repertory’ by Dr SK Tiwari
  8. How Homeopaths effectively managed fever epidemics in Kerala
  9. Effective Homoeopathic management of viral fever
  10. Swine Flu – The Real Facts and Homoeopathy Perspective
  11. Homeopathic Management of Spinal disorders
  12. Homoeopathy approach in osteoporosis
  13. Acute gastroenteritis – Homoeopathic approach
  14. A brief study of Nosodes and Sarcodes in Homoeopathy
  15. Associations and Organisations in Homoeopathy
  16. Global Schools and colleges in Homoeopathy
  17. Homoeopathy Journals from across the globe
  18. Useful General Medicine websites
  19. Homoeopathy pharmaceuticals in India and abroad
  20. Useful Homoeopathy websites
  21. Homoeopathic Heritage – Exclusive interview with Dr Mansoor Ali

In spite of his busy schedule, he has done this work sincerely, only with an intention that our system should flourish and every homeopath must be successful in his career. I wholeheartedly congratulate Dr Masoor Ali for his dedicated service to homoeopathy. I never force anybody to purchase my books, but this book I strongly suggest you purchase this because it is a huge treasury of information needed in our day-to-day professional life. And those who are either lazy or have a feeling that “I am happy with the greatest knowledge I have” need not purchase this heavy book!

Author: Dr Mansoor Ali KR
88 chapters, 909 pages. Price: Rs.990/- INR

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