Key Concepts of Homoeopathic Medicine
- Homoeopathic Medicine seeks to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and processes so as to prevent and treat illnesses.
- Homoeopathic treatment involves giving very small doses of substances that would produce similar symptoms of illness in healthy people if they were given in large doses.
- Homoeopathic treatment is individualized (tailored to each person). Dr. Kumar will select Homoeopathic Medicines according to the whole picture of the patient; not only the symptoms of the illness but also the lifestyle, emotional and mental states, and other factors.
Rather than simply suppressing symptoms of a disease, Homoeopathic Medicines act as catalyst that aids the body’s inherent healing mechanisms. Homeopaths believe that any physical disease has a mental and emotional component. The homeopathic diagnosis is threefold, including physical symptoms (e.g., feverish), current emotional and psychological state (e.g., anxious, restless), and overall constitution of the individual (this includes more enduring qualities related to a person’s creativity, initiative, persistence, concentration, physical sensitivities, stamina). The right remedy for a particular condition addresses all of these aspects and requires a highly individualized diagnosis.