About AIHC


Our Mission 


The AIHC has been established to advance Classical Homeopathy by creating an international standard for the certification of homeopathic practitioners.


As the world becomes more interconnected and the popularity of homeopathy increases, the AIHC aims to unite the homeopathic community as a global force to strengthen and support the profession internationally.


The AIHC will meet the demand for qualified homeopathic practitioners by certifying individuals from around the world who achieve and maintain a recognized standard of professional competence.


Founding Members


In 2015 a group of international homeopaths came together with the purpose of creating a standard for Classical Homeopathy internationally. The result was the AIHC, which allows homeopaths globally to attain the status of International Homeopathic Certification (IHC).


Attaining Certification

When you apply for and attain the status of IHC (International Homeopathic Certification), you will be joining the first truly international homeopathic certification program. The AIHC has the support of the most distinguished homeopaths in the world. All homeopaths who hold the IHC will know that you are well qualified as a classical homeopath because of the shared experience of becoming certified, and will confidently refer patients to one another.


Anyone who has been trained as a classical homeopath and fulfills the prerequisites listed here, is welcome to apply for the IHC. This includes well-trained homeopaths with or without medical licenses, regardless of their case-taking style.


Candidates for the IHC need to have graduated from a recognized school of homeopathy*. That homeopathic education must have included at least 500 didactic hours of classical homeopathic education and 250 clinic hours (both documented), along with documentation of a course in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology & Disease (at least 90 hours). A letter of recommendation from the director of that homeopathic school, or from one of the main instructors must be included.


Read all of the application prerequisites here

To apply for the IHC credential, please begin by completing the Initial Application.

*The AIHC reserves the right to confirm your school's credentials.



Candidates for the IHC who already hold a professional homeopathic certification such as CCH, BHMS, DHANP (all international credentials will be considered on an individual basis), can apply for their certification without taking the exam. If you are a previously certified professional homeopath you may complete the Fast-Track Application in order to attain your IHC. 


Read all of the requirements for the Fast-Track Application here

*If you are a certified/licensed professional homeopath who has been practicing for more than 5 years, with a minimum of 200 cases, please contact us.

AIHC Code of Ethics


Homeopaths who are certified IHC shall practice homeopathy according to the following principles of Classical Homeopathy, as put forth by Samuel Hahnemann in his treatise, The Organon of the Medical Art.


  1. The Law of Similars - similia similibus curentur

  2. Totality- treating the whole person on all three levels; physical, emotional and mental

  3. Individuality- every person is unique

  4. Potentization- dilution and succussion of medicines

  5. Minimal dose- the least amount of medicine required in each individual case


Internationally certified homeopaths shall use every available method to profoundly cure their patients in order to restore health and balance, and when necessary, they will suggest the use of other helpful modalities including traditional western medicine. As stated in the first aphorism of the Organon:


“The practitioner of the medical art’s highest and only calling is to make the sick healthy, to cure, as it is called.”

Internationally certified homeopaths shall honor the profession of homeopathy by respecting the work of others, and the right to privacy and confidentiality for all clients.

Donating to the AIHC

Your donations to the AIHC are always welcome, thank you! 

The AIHC is a 501(c)(6) corporation, so please consult a tax professional to determine whether your donation is tax deductible, given your individual circumstances.




Meet the Board

Rajan Sankaran, LCEH, MD, IHC

Dr. Rajan Sankaran is recognized by homeopaths worldwide for his groundbreaking ideas and for his visionary way of thinking. His deep insights have profoundly affected the way homeopaths think and practice today. His ideas and lucid style make him very popular as a teacher amongst homeopaths internationally. Dr. Sankaran runs a busy practice in Mumbai, he is the author of numerous influential books, and he is the head of The Other Song, an innovative homeopathic academy in Mumbai.

Dr. Paresh Vasani, BHMS, IHC, AIHC President

Dr. Paresh Vasani is a member of the Bombay School and The Other Song, which are renowned for groundbreaking work in homeopathy. He has been instrumental in developing and updating the Vital Quest Software. Dr. Vasani's years of successful practice and straightforward teaching style have earned him the regard of students internationally, and he demonstrates the Synergy System of case-taking in seminars around the world.

Maria Berger, MD, IHC, AIHC Steering Committee

Dr. Berger studied medicine at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and wrote her MD thesis on Alzheimer’s disease. After finishing her training as a general practitioner in 2008, she moved to the US. She joined the New York School of Homeopathy as a student in 2013. She is the first student who passed the AIHC certification in 2017. In homeopathy and the healing arts she found her true compassion. She now works as a general practitioner and homeopath in Salzburg, Austria.


Divya Chhabra, BHMS, IHC, CCH

Divya graduated from Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homoeopathic Medical College in Mumbai in 1989 and began her practice in Mumbai in 1992. Dr. Chhabra teaches throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Her innovative case-taking method, which she calls “Leap to the Simillimum,” is rapidly gaining recognition worldwide. She teaches an annual seminar for NYSH students and participants from around the world.


Helen Darroch, IHC, CCH, AIHC Steering Committee

Helen Darroch graduated from the New York School of Homeopathy in 2009. She has a private practice in Brooklyn, New York, where she is dedicated to helping her patients reach their health goals in order to live their lives to the fullest potential.


Mahesh Gandhi, MD, IHC

Dr. Mahesh Gandhi completed his M.D. (Psychiatry) in Modern Medicine in 1981 from KEM hospital, Mumbai. With a passion for teaching, he taught in Medical Colleges for almost 10 years. He is also a consultant and lecturer at ‘The Other Song Academy- International Academy of Advanced Homoeopathy’. His 40 years of clinical experience has given him tremendous insight into the homeopathic treatment of psychiatric cases.


Roopali Gupta, IHC, CCH, AIHC Steering Committee

Roopali Gupta is a classical homeopath practicing in the New York/New Jersey area.  She is a graduate of the New York School of Homeopathy and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from McGill University, Canada. She follows the Synergy Approach in her homeopathic practice, utilizing several complementary methods, both modern and classical, to arrive at the simillimum. 

Birgit Kleinfeld, IHC, CCH, AIHC Steering Committee

Birgit Kleinfeld is a graduate of the New York School of Homeopathy who teaches "Homeopathy for Trauma and Acute Conditions" at NYSH. She studied Mathematics and Biology at the University of Goettingen, Germany, worked as a high school teacher in Germany and in the US,  but now she calls New York home. She has a private practice in Westchester and Manhattan.

Resie Moonen, MD, IHC

Resie Moonen began her homeopathic career in 1985 as a family practitioner in a homeopathic clinic. A teacher of homeopathy since 1995, she currently teaches at the Homeopathic School for Doctors in Holland and at seminars around Europe, teaching in Dutch, German, English and French, including regular seminars at the New York School of Homeopathy. Resie has worked for many years as a volunteer in the BHC (Bhaktapur Homeopathic Clinic), Nepal.

Misha Norland, FSHom, IHC

Misha Norland began studying homeopathy in 1970 under John Damonte. He helped set up the British Society of Homeopaths and taught at the newly established College of Homeopathy in London. In 1981 he founded the School of Homeopathy in Devon, where he also developed a classical homeopathy correspondence course and set up schools in New York, Athens and Tokyo. Misha conducts annual provings at the School of Homeopathy where he also continues to teach. He has written books and articles, and is the president of WISH – the World Institute for Sensation Homeopathy.

Anne Schadde, IHC

Anne Schadde has been practicing homeopathy since 1986 in Munich. Major influences on her daily practice are the works of psychologist Carl Jung and the humanist Rudolf Steiner, and homeopathically, the work of Dr. Rajan Sankaran. She was a founding member of the European and International Councils for Classical Homeopathy (ECCH & ICCH). She is well known for her provings of Ozone, Lithium carbonicum, Ginkgo biloba, Cowry sea snail, Lapis lazuli, Agarwood and the seven Tourmalines.

Jan Scholten, MD, IHC

Jan Scholten has been promoting homeopathy in many ways for over 25 years; he founded the homeopathic clinic Homeopatisch Artsencentrum Utrecht, the homeopathic publishing house Sticting Alonnissos, and he has been doing research and writing his own books on homeopathy since 1993. Jan is particularly well known for his work with the periodic table which gave order to the mineral kingdom homeopathically, while introducing many new remedies to our materia medica. He is a very popular speaker internationally and he has given many seminars all over the world.

Janet Snowdon, RSHom, IHC

Janet has been a homeopath for nearly 30 years. She studied with many leading homeopaths including George Vithoulkas, Jayesh Shah and Rajan Sankaran. Janet has been involved in proving new remedies, and she has been teaching in colleges and seminars in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand for 20 years. Janet has a busy practice in Bath, England.

Susan Sonz, CCH, IHC, AIHC Steering Committee

Susan Sonz has been the principal teacher and director of the four-year undergraduate program at the New York School of Homeopathy since 1998, where she also trains graduates through the internship program called GAP (Graduate Apprentice Program). She works and studies with many distinguished homeopaths in the international homeopathic community, produces international seminars, publishes articles frequently, and conducts homeopathic provings. 

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