- Yes to Dr
- by Alison
- A British
From Wings of Gold
Airline Inflight Magazine
The waiting room of Dr Nik Omar's clinic is busy. A school boy whose
asthma cleared up within a day of taking homeopathic remedy has come back for some medicine to treat cold. A young woman is
waiting for pregnancy check up and to start a course of medicine for any easy birth. A man whose sever migraines vanished
after been treated by Dr Nik six months ago has dropped in to pick up a repeat prescription.
For them, there is no question that homeopathy works. Like
many of Dr Nik's patients, they show little concern about how or why it is effective. Only a few of the people in his waiting
room say that they have come because homeopathy uses natural substances. More stress the fact that it is cheap. One elderly
man, partially paralysed and walking with a stick, says that since his last heart attack, there is nothing more his doctor
can do for him, homeopathy is his last hope.
Dr Nik Omar does not fit the stereotype of dedicated
healer quietly pioneering his art. He is too bullish. Both his colleagues and his rivals acknowledge his tremendous energy.
All recognize that he, more than anyone, is responsible for raising homeopathy medicine profile in Malaysia.
Dr Nik has written hundreds of articles about his
work. He is an active member of the international homeopathic community. In 1979 he set up his own version of French medical
volunteer force, Medecine Sans Forntiers. He called his, Homeopathic Doctors Without Barriers. He says that
his mission in life is to bring homeopathic medicine to every Malaysian man, woman and child.
Dr Nik has training in both conventional and homeopathic
medicine. He studied both subjects for five years at Pakistan Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Lahore, before going
to Britain to train at London School of Chiropody, University College Hospital.
Homeopathy and acupuncture has always been his primary
interest. When he returned to Malaysia in 1977, it was homeopathic practice, not a chiropody clinic, that he set up in his
home town of Kota Bharu.
Currently, he is conducting a study of infertility with homeopathy medicine,
which has brought one of his most celebrated successes. He tells of a couple who had been married for 12 years without having
children until in desperation, they came to him." They have tried everything from faith healing to intensive tests at local
hospital," he says, " within only three months of counseling and homeopathic medications, the woman's pregnancy was confirmed."
Dr Nik prepares his own medicines from ingredients
imported from Europe and the States. That he has any results at all seem miraculous. The dosages are tiny and natural.
Dr Nik does not, however, dismiss the need for conventional
treatment. " No system of medicine has the right to claim it can cure everything, "he says." If someone's appendix is about
to bust, they must have surgery. But if a disease is caught early enough, and treated with homeopathy treatment, then surgery
would became almost redundant."
Despite the claims being made by Dr Nik and numerous other
homeopathic doctors in Malaysia and else where, homeopathy has yet to be welcomes by the orthodox medical establishment with
open arms. For him, the proof of the pudding is in the patients.
- Malaysian Airline magazine, January 1996 -
Prof Nik Omar is considered as one of the best homeopathic and acupuncturist