Today, I received an email advertising a book – nothing unusual, of course. But the book and its author are both quite unusual. Here is the text:

Dr. Farokh J. Master’s birth into homeopathy was in the year 1976, when he joined Bombay homeopathic medical college, after giving up his studies at the orthodox school of medicine. Dr Master was instrumental in starting homeopathic out-patient dept in many allopathic hospitals viz. Bombay Hospital, KEM Hospital & Ruby Hall, Pune. Besides his work as a senior Homeopath of the HHC, Dr. Farokh Master is teaching homeopathy (advanced level) at the Mumbai Homeopathic Medical College, part of Mumbai university. He is also teaching at other homeopathic colleges in India and abroad. He has given seminars in various countries like Austria, Australia, India, Japan etc…

Healing Cancer: A Homoeopathic Approach

As a homeopath one should not deter oneself in dealing with any type of cases, be it cancer. But for executing that an ultimate guidance is needed. Cancer is so much prevalent and challenging medical problem of today that a trustworthy source of accurate information becomes pertinent and this work of Dr. Farokh Master immediately propels at the top of quality books for cancer. Based on Master’s  40  years of experience this book was written for students to understand the basis of oncology and for practitioners for brushing-up of their knowledge in this growing discipline. Author says that to get a grasp on cancer cases we should believe in the potential of the homeopathic treatment, that healing from cancer refers to internal process of becoming whole and feeling harmonious with yourself and your environment.To even start with handling the cases of cancer one should be aware of understanding of cancer, its cause, pathophysiology, different types, conventional treatment and their side effects, integrative medicines, social problems in the treatment, such topics are well casted by Volume 1 of the book…•    A whole chapter on Cadmium salts and cancer.•    51 “lesser known remedies” are briefly quoted and their usefulness in different situations and types of cancer exposed.•    A long chapter deals with the “Indian drugs”, it is important that these remedies are used mostly in tincture or low potencies, as herbal or Ayurvedic remedies or food supplements relieving the patients. •    The choice and differentiation between the remedies is then helped by the “Repertory of Cancer”, very well compiled and a highly useful section. “Clinical tips from my practice” given as a sub-chapter. •    It ends with recommendations on how to deal with radiation illness and the side-effects of conventional treatment, as well as the treatment of pain and help with palliative care. For fighting and curing cancer and improving the quality and quantity of life of people, knowledge of Homeopathy, both philosophically and scientifically is needed which this work of art portrays delightfully.


It is clear that Dr. Farokh J. Master does not suggest using homeopathy in addition to conventional cancer therapies. He foremost wants to employ it as an alternative cancer cure. It is also clear that, if his concepts were generally adopted, they could kill millions.

Some defenders of homeopathy might claim that this is not what most homeopaths would advocate; they would merely recommend homeopathy as an adjunct to conventional oncology. Yet, there are many examples to the contrary, and not just from India – after all, Hahnemann, the inventor of homeopathy, insisted that homeopathy must never be combined with ‘allopathic’ medicines.

So, the next time someone claims homeopathy to be harmless, please show them this post.

13 Responses to “Healing Cancer: A Homoeopathic Approach”… This is how homeopathy might kill thousands of patients

  • I suggest you do as I have done, and sit in on Dr Master’s clinic in Mumbai and read through his patient case histories and see for yourself the documented (with standard testing) results for his cancer patients, before making your unsupported claims.

    • thanks

      but no thanks

    • Do not trust a homeopath who posts a VERY LONG lists of testimonials for advertising purposes on his homepage.

      Trust even less a homeopath who thinks he has to present every little honor, recognition or award unknown outside the homeopathy bubble.

      • Good point RPGNo1. He even listed his 10th and 12th grade marks. I’d say 58% is piss-poor performance.

        Inter Science Examination from K C College, Dinshaw Vatcha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai in 1976. (Secured 58 %) with Physics, Chemistry Biology

        S.S.C. Examination from Bharda New High School, Waudby Road, Mumbai in 1974. (Secured 58 %) and Distinction in General Science

      • ‘after giving up his studies at the orthodox school of medicine’ -?

      • Testimonials are always a red flag for a quack. Duck 🦆

    • Read the delusional fantasies of a delusional fantasist? What good would that do?

    • @stan
      This man appears to be an expert in diluted truth. Just look at his resume:

      Some things that caught my eye:

      “First Indian Homeopath to start his own Homeopathy Schools in Europe & USA under the name
      of Dr. Farokh Master Summer School. This school is currently run in more than 6 countries.”
      I can’t find any reference to these schools anywhere except here.

      “Rated as Top 10 Best Homeopathic Doctors in the world by Pioneer University, Oxon U.K. …”
      To the best of my knowledge, there is no Pioneer University in the UK, and certainly not in Oxford (which is sometmies referred to as Oxon).

      “Recognised and acknowledged worldwide for his contribution in the treatment of Cancer &
      Homeopathy at St Lukas Clinic of Tumor, Switzerland, …”
      Nope, no mention of his name in connection to this institute anywhere. The closest I could find was that he followed some quack courses (mistletoe treatments for cancer) there around 1985.
      “Madame Curie Institute of Cancer, Paris …”
      Nope, nothing here either …
      “Chicago Children’s General Hospital, U.S.A.”
      And once again: no mention of the man anywhere.

      Then I tried tracing back some of his ‘scientific research papers’ mentioned in the resume: zero results.
      Seminars: most of the listed events don’t mention his name as a speaker (or in any other function). Maybe he simply included all events that he attended as a visitor?
      Books: many of the titles produce no results when searched for.

      I also found that he claimed to treat up to 200 patients per day, but has reduced that number now to between 50 and 100 patients daily – which is still an insane amount, especially given that homeopathy should be carefully tailored to each individual patient.

      So barring some exceptions, almost nothing of what is mentioned can actually be linked to him, and most of what he claims appears to be at least wildly exaggerated, if not completely fabricated. This is not someone you can trust.

  • I have read this and some of Dr. Ernst’s other writings on alternative medicine and thought I’d link to a project of related subject matter. My friend Diana is making a short comedy called Prophet about the harm of junk cancer treatments and the danger of not following legitimate protocols.. You can watch a two-minute video presentation here.
    If you can’t donate, it would be great if you could follow the project and share it. Fundraising ends in six days and I’m trying to help Diana achieve her goal by reaching out to like-minded people. Thank you!
    (I tried to reach Dr. Ernst first using his blog’s contact page but it results in “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact the administrator by another method” no matter what browser I use.)

  • Hi There!

    I’m Diana, and I’ve written a short film called “Prophet.”

    “Prophet” is a dark comedy about a woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer but can’t afford her treatments. She meets an unqualified wellness guru who introduces her to junk alternative therapies. They nearly kill her, but she becomes an influencer, peddling the same quackery to fund her legitimate treatments.

    I’ve written this short film so that I can make people think while they laugh at the absurdity of the health care system, from its mainstream failures to the unregulated world of alternative medicine.

    I’ve used the science from this website, articles from the James Randi Educational Foundation, and Steven Novella’s to help shape my short film.

    I’m passionate about exposing medical quackery now called “alternative medicine” by using my skills as a comedic actress and storyteller.

    You can learn more about my short film here:

    Thank you!


  • Horrifying.
    I did have one success with a kind hearted woman who is into all sorts of weird stuff, in stopping her promoting Gerson ‘therapy’ on her blog. I think she stopped because she got tired of my graphic comments saying she would kill people, every time she mentioned it. I expect she is still advocating it.
    Personally I think coffee is delicious and if you’re silly enough to use it as an enema you’ll believe any old rubbish.

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