Promotion of Homeopathic Research by Community Initiated and Supported Studies – PHORECISS by IPRH

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Time and again we come across difficulties in conducting/undertaking homeopathic research, due to reasons like insufficient funds/grants, scarce resources, limited exposure, inadequate manpower, lack of expertise, or just lack of time.


To promote interdisciplinary and community supported homeopathic research, Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy (IPRH) – presents you a unique, intuitive, not-for-profit, voluntary initiative called PHORECISS which is Promotion of Homeopathic Research by Community# Initiated and Supported Studies. PHORECISS is introduced on the philosophy that we as physician and researchers have the capabilities to contribute to homeopathic research, and PHORECISS abridges this gap between “desire of research” and “undertaking research” by community motivation and support.

For any research to be viable we need few basics like:

  • Research question
  • Hypothesis
  • Literature review
  • Suitable design
  • Population/Sample
  • Instrumentation
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Publication support
  • Funds/Grants Etc.

And this is also true that every individual has his/her own insights, experiences, USPs and expertise. All these qualities may be worth of sharing to significantly strengthen the impact, and improving standards of homeopathic research. PHORECISS recognizes how homeopathic clinicians, researchers and organizations are connected and have the capabilities to contribute for the promotion of research in homeopathy. At PHORECISS a “contributor” shares his/her USPs and expertise for the homeopathy.


  • Providing research sensitization and orientation training to strengthen members within organizational and community settings.
  • Motivating organizations and homeopathic communities to design and undertake quality homeopathic research.
  • Research evaluation of studies undertaken under PHORECISS and other studies also.
  • Formulation of Working Groups.
  • Promotion of Delphi processes to make PHORECISS transparent and practical.


  • Collaboration with individual clinicians, researchers/scientists, homeopathic organizations/associations.
  • Identification of core areas for undertaking research in homeopathy by discussions, exchange of ideas.
  • Identifying research questions and generation of hypothesis.
  • Formulations of proposals and protocols.
  • Obtaining approval of protocols as per standards of research.
  • Data collection at single or multiple sites using approved protocols.
  • Evaluation and analysis of results.
  • Publication of results.


To function better PHORECISS believes in formulating Working Groups of physicians, researchers, organizations and homeopathic communities and request them to give their inputs/data from time to time. Working groups are formed according to expertise and area of interest. PHORECISS aims to work closely with working group member, self-help groups, to build the capacity of individuals, so that key areas of homeopathic research can be addressed at local, regional, and state-wide level. See also Working Group Enrolment Form.


PHORECISS runs on support, and each one of us can contribute our expertise, cases, data, laboratory support, etc. To contribute please leave your details via Working Group Enrolment Form.


PHORECISS believes in supporting homeopathy. As a contributor, your name will be acknowledged in project you will be associated with. And above all, let Homeopathy be benefited at the end.


The biggest honorarium is the benefit of science itself. PHORECISS is a community supported voluntary, not-for-profit, initiative, and therefore, doesn’t pay to contributors. After all it should be our passion to support homeopathy unconditionally.


Contributors at PHORECISS have the option to contribute data and not grants as such. For example, if a clinical trial involves certain investigations, a contributing physician may get them done on their own. Such endeavours are highly appreciated. However, in situations where such things are not feasible, PHORECISS will use the grants received from individuals/charitable societies to support homeopathic research projects. The grants received under PHORECISS are project based and subjected to local audits and utilization proofs. To make a donation please visit the Support IPRH section here. New projects under PHORECISS will be notified on the website from time to time.


To be a part of PHORECISS you don’t need any membership, but yes you must fill the Working Group Enrolment Form so that you may be contacted for your services and expertise. You may also consider making Donations to IPRH.


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*PHORECISS is copyrighted by Dr. Saurav Arora under IPRH. #Homeopathic Community.


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Trend of Nosodes Usage in Homeopathic Practice

As homeopathic physicians we use nosodes in our daily practice. Nosodes have become an indispensable part of various cure, palliations and relief. But approach regarding their usage varies and depends upon the philosophy with which they are taught. Keeping this thing in mind a survey has been undertaken on “Trend of Nosodes Usage in Homeopathic Practice” to explore the trends of Nosode usage in clinical practice . The survey is completely online and only takes a minute or two. It can be filled in any internet browser and even using your mobiles.

It is a sincere request you to kindly spare your precious time and fill it online at

Kindly consider sharing this survey with your friends and colleagues, and help me in this exciting venture. Identity of responders will be kept strictly confidential.

Best Regards
Dr. Saurav Arora
BHMS (Delhi), Gold Medalist
Homeopathic Physician and Consultant
Senior Research Fellow, CCRH
Formerly at SHMC/INMAS
Founder: IPRH (
Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy (

Call for Articles – Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy

Dear learned Colleague,

The Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy [(JCSH), ISSN 2321-6255] now invites submissions for its forthcoming issue. JCSH is the first online, open access journal for case studies/case series in Homeopathy and is fully committed to provide free access to all its contents as soon as they are published. JCSH is indexed in Google Scholar and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) currently.

JCSH accepts submissions via Emails or Online Submission System (OSS). The OSS is an easy 05 steps submission process by which you may submit your article and track its progress from submission to decisions. You may also email your cases/case series via email to editor.jcsh. For quick submission you may download and use Case Record Format.

You are requested to support JCSH by submitting your case studies/series. JCSH also seeks support from organizations/authors/reviewers. Kindly send your details to editor.jcsh

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Thanks & Regards
Dr. Saurav Arora
BHMS (Gold Medalist)


Founder: Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy





(Bark of an Indian Tree, introduced by Dr. N. D. Ray, Calcutta)

Mother Tincture

  • Drug Strength 1/10
  • Janosia Ashoka in moderatelycoarse powder 100 g
  • Purified Water 125 ml
  • Strong Alcohol 900 ml

In Sanskrit Ashoka or Raktapallava; Bengali, Hindi, Oriya and Telegu Ashok; Gujrati Ashupani; Tamil and Malayalam Ashogam; Latin Sacara Ind. or Jenosia Ashoka.

This drug has been accepted by the therapies of Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Hekimi etc. with the names of Ashoka cordiel; Tin Ashoka; vibro Ashoka; Ashoka compound.

  • It is used in disorder related to menstural cycle and axis.
  • According to Ayurveda, intake of bark of Ashoka with boiled milk is a remedy for menstrual disorders. It is also helpful in dysmenorrhoea.
  • It is also known as a nourishing tonic for uterus.

Various clinical conditions in which Ashoka is used:-

  • Leucorrhoea
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Metorrhagia
  • Menorrhagia
  • Uterine colic
  • UTIs
  • Haemorrhoides
  • Relflex headaches arising due to uterine pathology

Dosage: Tincture to low potencies


  • Varma P. N., Indu V., Encyclopedia of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia
  • P. Banerjee, Materia Medica of Indian Drugs
  • Boericke W., Pocket manual of Materia Medica



(An active principle from the pancreas which affects sugar metabolism)

Excerpts from Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia by P. N. Verma / Indu Vaid

Synonyms: Insulin

Insiulin is polypeptide hormone produced in the B-cells of the islets of Langerhans.-situated in the pancreas of all vertebrates.

History and authority: The drug has been clinically evalued at central Research Institute for Homoeopathy. Short proving of Insulin 30 was reported at International Homoeopathic Congress, in Oct. 1977.

Description: A colour, crystalline powder, hexagonal system, usually obtained as flat rhomohidra.

Solubility: Readily soluble in dilute acid and in alkalies. Practically insoluble at pH between 4.58 – 7.0


  • Restores the lost ability to oxidize carbohydrates and again storing glycogen in the liver
  • Some use of it homoeopathically has been made by Dr. Wm. F. Baker, showing its applicability in acne, carbuncles, erythemas with itching ecaema. (William Boericke)
  • Given a persistent case of skin irritation, boils or varicose ulceration with polyuria, it is indicated. (William Boericke)

Prescribed dose: 3x to 30 x. (Dr. Ghosh recommends 30 to 200c potencies)

Affinities: liver, tissues, mucous membranes, skin, ear.

Comments by authorities:
W. A. Dewey
“Long before the discovery of Insulin Dr. Pierre Jousset of Paris prepared a pancreatic juice on a glycerine basis which he administered to diabetic patients in doses of 10 or 20 drops a day in water and had results sufficiently good to consider pancreatic juice, orally administered, as a remedy of great value in diabetes. Dr. Cartier, his practical successor, praised it but insisted on smaller doses given by mouth as larger doses and hypodermic injections of it had no effect in ordinary diabetes. Baker advises the homoeopathic strengths of Insulin 3d to 30th and reports happy results therefrom. Great care must be taken not to overdose. Boericke says that it maintains the blood sugar at a normal level and the urine remains free of sugar. Epileptic convulsions and mental derangements have been produced by hypodermic use of this hormone.”

K. N. Mathur

  • It is a SPECIFIC remedy in the following conditions
  • Enlarged liver with suppurative conditions e.g. , chronic suppurative tubercular glands with enlarged liver.
  • Enlarged liver with chronic diarrhoea.
  • Enlarged liver with chronic eczema.
  • Ailments with emaciation, debility, enlarged liver, when well selected remedies fall.

Duration of action: Not definite.



  • ABDOMEN – LIVER and region of liver; complaints of – chronic


  • EXTREMITIES – PAIN – Joints – gouty


  • FACE – ERUPTIONS – acne


  • GENERALS – BLOOD VESSELS – complaints of
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – accompanied by – boils
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – accompanied by – carbuncles
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – accompanied by – eczema
  • GENERALS – DIABETES MELLITUS – insulin dependent
  • GENERALS – VARICOSE veins – ulceration


  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – boils
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – carbuncle
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – eczema
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – eczema – itching
  • SKIN – ERUPTIONS – erythema


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