David Mundy FSHom
Originally an acupuncturist and osteopath, David studied at the College of Homeopathy, London and with many leading homeopaths including Vithoulkas, Jan Scholten and Rajan Sankaran. A practitioner for over 35 years, he teaches at many of the principal homeopathy colleges in the UK as well as overseas, and specialises in post-graduate training. David teaches from the wealth of his clinical experience, memorably filling our minds with homeopathic gems and plenty of jokes along the way.
David says, I have always had an interest in medical matters even from an early age and I also had an interest in eastern thought, eastern religions, eastern philosophy, so originally I found acupuncture and studied acupuncture for a few years and then I came across a book on homeopathy and read it and somehow it rang a lot of bells in my head and I realised almost instantly that homeopathy was what I wanted to do, so and then in synchronicity things happen and the very next week somebody introduced me to a homeopath by chance and he was running a study group so I started going and then they started the first homeopathic college which I enrolled in and that’s how I got into homeopathy basically.
How did you come to teach Homeopathy?
In a sense it was a bit like falling in love it was when I first encountered homeopathy everything I read seemed to ring true of what I already knew on some deeper level in my being and it just resonated as basically being absolutely true and so you could say the purpose in life is to find you know your passion and the meaning is to share that passion so that’s why I teach and I love teaching. Plus, the fact that when you teach you learn so much as well. Homeopathy is a bit like a journey with no final destination which is the other thing which really appeals to me as though you are continually learning and expanding your understanding and understanding is a very important word because homeopathy is not just about treating sick people or treating diseases for me homeopathy is a complete philosophy of life and it explains so many things in life, peoples’ behaviour, events in the world and also the hidden undercurrents of world affairs. So basically it’s a constant knowledge of exploration and discovery and it continually fascinates me.
Advice for someone contemplating the study of Homeopathy?
Well to be a student of homeopathy I thin the first thing is an open mind you can’t come here and expect to fit homeopathy into your personal belief structure you have sit and absorb and test in practice, don’t just accept what’s told you but actually look around you, look at your pet friends and everybody else and what’s happening in the world and test homeopathy against that. Its about the truth of things, how things really are, how things really work and its about the basic principles and laws of how the universe is governed. Homeopathy is a system that is based on an understanding of natural law, and using those principles to actually understand what disease is.
What are your thoughts about the School of Homeopathy?
I joined the school in 1981 and I have been a teacher here ever since that time and I think there is a very special atmosphere here I think there is an atmosphere of shared passion and the interaction between the students and myself is very good here, there is an openness, I think that’s probably the best word to use, there is an openness and a willing to look at things with fresh eyes and this school has in a sense not stayed in the past but has willingly absorbed all these different influences from different homeopathic teachers and then incorporated them into the syllabus so it gives us a chance to again continually explore new ideas and exchange of information.
What do you enjoy about your practice?
I have had various practices in different parts of England, even had a practice in Ireland for a while but I have move around a lot of my life so I suppose my main practice has always been centred around London and that’s why I still practice. The beauty of homeopathy is that it doesn’t treat diseases it treats the people so basically its almost like being a GP anybody can come and see you for homeopathic treatment so that means young children, babies, pregnant women, adolescents, middle age people, old people there’s a whole range of people come to see me with a great variety of problems both psychological problems and physical problems so there isn’t only one thing that I treat with homeopathy its basically, its almost like being a GP I suppose on one level. Homeopathy is part of who I am, its part of my understanding of life and the fact that I can actually use it into help other peoples lives and actually cure sickness and help people that’s the joy, it’s the feedback, its not just a philosophy, its an incredibly practical philosophy and one that gets results, otherwise why practice it. why would you do something for 40 years and get no results and the results sometimes are miraculous and that’s a fantastic experience when you are a homeopath when you see somebody come to see you in a desperate state or very ill physically or mentally or both and then over the period of months as you are treating them so see them unfold and get better and become who they were meant to be, it’s an incredibly rewarding experience.
Homeopathy is a bit like a journey with no final destination which is the other thing which really appeals to me as though you are continually learning and expanding your understanding and understanding is a very important word because homeopathy is not just about treating sick people or treating diseases for me homeopathy is a complete philosophy of life and it explains so many things in life.