Why Homeopathy should be your choice of therapy?
Homeopathy is highly scientific, logical,
safe, quick and extremely effective method of healing. It offers long
lasting to permanent relief by eliminating the disease from its roots,
for most of the ailments. Homeopathy is the most rational science
with respect to its concepts of health, disease and cure. Homeopathy
does not treat superficially by just driving away the symptoms but
heals the patient from within. Undoubtedly, homeopathy is the medicine
of future as it aims to heal the person as a whole.
What are Homeopathic remedies?
homeopathic remedies are derived from natural substances that come from
plants, minerals, or animals. A remedy is prepared by diluting the
substance in a series of steps. Homeopathy asserts that this process
can maintain a substance's healing properties regardless of how many
times it has been diluted. Many homeopathic remedies are so highly
diluted that not one molecule of the original natural substance
remains. Remedies are sold in liquid, pellet, and tablet forms.
How are Homeopathic medicines prescribed?
physician can prescribe homeopathic medicines after diagnosis.
Typically the patients have a lengthy first visit, during which the
provider takes an in-depth assessment of the patient. This is used to
guide the selection of one or more homeopathic remedies. During
followup visits, patients report how they are responding to the remedy
or remedies, which helps the practitioner make decisions about
This can include:
Simple prescriptions for non-serious pain or illness (cold symptoms, teething discomfort, etc.)
Medications prescribed according to recurring symptoms (e.g., pain caused or soothed by motion)
Treatment that takes several criteria into account: your
current problem or illness, your medical history, any laboratory
analyses or X-rays, as well as your reactions to your environment
(cold or warm, etc.) your behavior and personality (worrisome,
Have any side effects or complications been reported from use of Homeopathic medicine?
medicines in high dilutions, taken under the supervision of trained
professionals, are considered safe and unlikely to cause severe adverse
Some patients report feeling worse for a brief period of time
after starting homeopathic remedies. Homeopaths interpret this as the
body temporarily stimulating symptoms while it makes an effort to
Liquid homeopathic remedies can contain alcohol and are
permitted to have higher levels of alcohol than conventional drugs for
adults. This may be of concern to some consumers. However, no adverse
effects from the alcohol levels have been reported either to the FDA
or in the scientific literature.
Homeopathic remedies are not known to interfere with
conventional drugs; however, if you are considering using homeopathic
remedies, you should discuss this with your health care provider. If
you have more than one provider, discuss it with each one.
What is the history of the discovery and use of homeopathy?
the late 1700s, Samuel Hahnemann, a physician, chemist, and linguist
in Germany, proposed a new approach to treating illness. This was at a
time when the most common medical treatments were harsh, such as
bloodletting, purging, blistering, and the use of sulfur and mercury.
At the time, there were few effective medications for treating
patients, and knowledge about their effects was limited.
Hahnemann was interested in developing a
less-threatening approach to medicine. The first major step reportedly
was when he was translating an herbal text and read about a treatment
(cinchona bark) used to cure malaria. He took some cinchona bark and
observed that, as a healthy person, he developed symptoms that were very
similar to malaria symptoms. This led Hahnemann to consider that a
substance may create symptoms that it can also relieve. This concept
is called the “similia principle” or “like cures like.” The similia
principle had a prior history in medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient
Greece—who noted, for example, that recurrent vomiting could be
treated with an emetic (such as ipecacuanha) that would be expected to
make it worse—to folk medicine.14,15 Another way to view “like cures
like” is that symptoms are part of the body’s attempt to heal
itself—for example, a fever can develop as a result of an immune
response to an infection, and a cough may help to eliminate mucus—and
medication may be given to support this self- healing response.
Why Homeopathy is called Holistic Medicine?
system of treatment considers person as a whole entity with his
mental, physical and emotional symptoms. It does not put a diagnostic
label on the person. When the Homeopathic case taking is done, it
contains complete details of every symptom regarding its causation,
location, duration, sensation, extension, modalities &
concomitants including any peculiar or keynote symptom. Past ailments
and family history are also considered while prescribing. The treatment
is aimed to heal the person as a whole.