WHAT IS HOMOEOPATHY?
Homoeopathy is a complimentary form of medicine, discovered by a German physician and scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, and has been verified experimentally and clinically for 200 years. Homoeopathy is the revolutionary, natural medical science. Homoeopathy is a gentle and effective system of medicine. Homoeopathic medicines are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. Throughout its 200-year history, Homoeopathy has proven effective in treating diseases for which conventional medicine has little to offer. However, due to its low cost, which threatens pharmaceutical profits, as well as its divergence from conventional medical theory, Homoeopathy has been continually attacked by the medical establishment. Homoeopathy is practiced around the world, with an estimated 500 million people receiving Homoeopathic treatment. The World Health Organization has cited Homoeopathy as one of the systems of medicine that should be integrated worldwide with conventional medicine in order to provide adequate global health care.
HOW DOES HOMOEOPATHY WORK?
Homoeopathy believes that no two individuals are alike whether in health or in disease. Therefore no two cases of the same disease are exactly alike. Difference of manifestation in symptoms and modalities always exits. This is commonly seen in two cases of viral fever in the same household. One may require warm drinks with lot of cooling while the other may feel better by cold drinks. You may be a person who is thin, and easily excited, or the docile, sedentary sort. It is these differences which give each case its individuality and creates the need for an individual Homoeopathic Medicine. Homoeopathic treatment takes note of uncommon, peculiar, striking symptoms for the diagnosis of the patients. It does not treat the illness that the patient has, but rather treats the patient that has illness.
ARE HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES SAFE?
Yes! By a special mode of preparation called ‘potentiszation’, over 2,500 Homoeopathic medicines are prepared from sources such as vegetables, animal, minerals, chemicals, etc. Hence, Homoeopathic Medicines with their ultra minute doses are non toxic, absolutely harmless and bring about a safe process of healing.
Unlike conventional medicines which often have many side effects, Homoeopathic medicines have no side effects because of the dilution of the extract. Viral infections such as common cold, influenza, measles, chickenpox, mumps, viral hepatitis (jaundice), viral meningitis etc. are very well treated with Homoeopathic Medicine. Conventional allopathic medicine has no curative treatment for viral diseases except infusing antibiotics under the pretext of preventing secondary bacterial infection, which often has the effect of decreasing the body’s immunity to bacteria and causing more susceptibility to illness.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I START HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT?
A session with a Homoeopathic Doctor is a unique experience for someone accustomed to conventional medicine. For instance, you may suffer from chronic headaches, perhaps migraines. While the conventional medical treatment for this condition is the same for most everyone (some form of analgesics or anti-inflammatory), Homoeopathy recognizes over two hundred symptom patterns associated with headaches, and has corresponding Homoeopathic medicines for each. The first task of the Homoeopathic Doctor is a process called “profiling,” or recording all of the qualities – physical, mental, and emotional – that will determine the patient’s medicine or medicines. It is very important that the Homoeopathic Doctor gets as much detail about the patient as a whole and their current symptoms in order to be able to assist them.