B. M. Hegde
|Born||18 August 1938 (age 84)|
Belle Monappa Hegde (born 18 August 1938) is a cardiologist, professor of medicine, and author. He was the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010 and Padma Vibhushan in 2021. He has supported homeopathy and quantum healing.
Hegde was born on 18 August 1938 in Pangala near Udupi, Karnataka, India He obtained MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Madras in 1960 and later M.D. from King George Medical College, Lucknow
Over a long career at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Hegde served in various positions such as Professor, Principal and Dean. He was appointed the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 1999 and served till 2003. He was an Independent Director of Zydus Wellness. He also served as chairman of an expert committee of Bihar State Health Society
He is the chairman of Mangaluru branch of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He started a medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes and serves as its Editor-in-Chief. Hegde was a fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences till 2016.
B.M. Hegde is a part of the selection jury in Mahaveer Awards in Bhagwan Mahaveer Awards.
He has proposed that 'quantum healing' can bring sick persons back to normal, a concept widely regarded in the scientific community as pseudoscientific.
In 2019, when Hegde was invited to deliver a lecture on "Sauce of Happiness" at the campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he was called a proponent of "pseudo-science and quackery" by a group of research scholars, who questioned his criticism of modern medicine and accused him of promoting unverified treatments for various ailments. Hegde said it showed "how much the protesters knew about science."
Hegde has also written articles and given talks in support of homeopathy, regarded globally as a pseudoscience. Hegde argues that even if one thinks incorrectly that Homeopathy is a placebo, it is still important, as most modern medicine is worse than placebo.
Dr B.M. Hegde, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, ... have been awarded for their services as eminent medical teachers
he has teamed up with Professor Rustum Roy to start an innovative journal called JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF HEALING DISEASES (JSHO)
Quantum healing is what happens when your own volition can make it happen during the oscillation between matter and energy to rebuild the damaged part ... Auto-healing, akin to quantum healing, brings one back to normalcy. This alone can be called cure.
Yet homeopathy is a paradigmatic example of pseudoscience. It is neither simply bad science nor science fraud, but rather profoundly departs from scientific method and theories while being described as scientific by some of its adherents (often sincerely).
Lots of people have an idea that homeopathy is only a placebo and not effective otherwise. This is not true ... Therefore, even if one were to think that homeopathy is only a placebo, it does not belittle its importance as most of our modern medical drugs are worse than placebos