Way back in 1980-85 a few physicians in Mulund (Mumbai) started meeting regularly to discuss Homoeopathy – Lacunae of research and paucity of documentation of cases were noticed in Homoeopathic literature. This led to the establishment of Association for Research in Homoeopathy in 1986. Dr. S. S. Apte, Dr. C. M. Rachh, Dr. K. N. Shah and Dr. S. Parmeswaran took a leading role.
Rheumatology clinic was started in 1989 followed by Respiratory and Dermatology clinics.
The beginning was made in the small premises in Mulund.The objectives and activities of the Association earned widespread acclaim and support of the people from all walks of life. In 1996, a plot admeasuring 2000 sq. meter at Airoli (Navi Mumbai) was acquired from CIDCO.
Today, the centre is vibrant with number of activities, the main thrust being patient care.Currently, clinical services at Airoli centre are being availed of, not only by people in and around Airoli, but those living far off and quite a few living abroad, through internet consultations.
Group discussions on academic topics are a regular feature at the centre. Periodically, seminars and conferences are held. Notable was the exhibition and the seminar in March 2010 organised jointly by Gothe Institute / Max Muller Bhavan (Mumbai), Robert Bosche Stifing, Germany and ARH.
Since its inception ARH is active in clinical and basic research in Homoeopathy. In the field of education, certificate course and fellowship programme for Homoeopathic graduates are being upgraded from time to time.
Rural Health Care project at ARH is unique in the sense that besides healthcare, guidance is given for adequate use of natural resources for financial stability.