Homeopathy -An Overview

Homeopathy is a alternative medicine developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician in 1796. It is based on the principle that “like cures like”. In simple words, it means that any substance, which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure similar symptoms in a sick person.

For eg.An onion is a substance which makes your eyes water and your nose burn. If you are having an attack of hay fever with watering eyes and a burning nose, a homeopathic remedy made from onion can relieve it.

Homeopathy is scientific, gentle, safe, rapid and permanent method of healing. It treats the disease from its roots, for most of the ailments. Homeopathy does not suppress or treat outwardly, it heals the patient from within.

Homeopathy does not suppress or treat outwardly, it heals the patient from within.

Homeopathy is based upon science while its application is an art. It’s practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself.
Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. Homeopathic doctors considering the totality of the patient’s symptoms, personal traits, physical, psychological state, life history and selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.
Before the medicines are decided upon, their curative powers are discovered by testing them out on healthy human subjects and carefully noting emotional, mental and physical changes. This is termed a ‘proving’.
Homeopathically prepared remedies are given in a minimum dose which is gentle, powerful, safe, non-addictive, and not tested on animals.

Homeopathy is a Holistic Medicine working on the concept that life is composed of body, mind, and spirit (Vital energy). According to homeopathy, it is not from external things or from Individual organs that man becomes sick but its due to rearrangement of inner energy (vital force) is the basic cause of illness.
Therefore, Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole not just a particular disease and not believe in giving different medicines for different affected parts of the body.

Origin And Background of Homoeopathy

The term “Homoeopathy” originated from the Greek words “Homoeos” and “Pathos” which means “similar” and “suffering or disease” respectively.Homoeopathic system of treatment is based on the axioms OR low “similia similibus curentur” which means “let like be treated by likes”.Though this is a practice known to the world in the earlier generations, the credit of using it in the science of healing for the first time and developing it into a branch of medical science goes to Samuel Hahnemann. He had spared a long and useful life of 88 years during which he benefited the suffering humanity immensely by introducing this new system of medicine. This medical science firstly originated by a German physician Dr. Hahemann.

Introduction and Cinchona Bark experiment = Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann was a German Allopathic Physician. Though he set up his practice, as an allopathic medical practitioner, he stopped it with utter dissatisfaction towards the medical science that he had mastered and started translating books from German to English. While engaged in translating once he came across a comment from Cullen’s work, Materia Medica which stated it was the bitter taste of cinchona bark that cured Malaria. This aroused the curiosity of Dr. Hahnemann and he tested the medicine on his body. Surprisingly, his body showed symptoms of Malaria and then he tested the same on his family members also. This was the first example of drug proving that led to the discovery of Homoeopathy in 1790.His attention was arrested by the remark of the author that cinchona bark cured malaria because of its bitterness and toxic effects of the stomach. This explanation appeared unsatisfactory to him.

Dr. Hahnemann experiments and observations

Dr. Hahnemann spent several years experimenting on himself, his family and a group of followers, testing a wide range of natural substances, such as plants, minerals, metals, etc. In fact, he was the ‘father’ of experimental pharmacology.
Hahnemann himself ingested 4drams of cinchona bark twice daily for a few days. To his great astonishment, he was attacked by symptoms very similar to Ague fever or malarial fever. This unexpected result set up in his mind new thoughts and he conducted similar experiments on himself and other individuals with other medicines whose curative action in certain diseases had been well establishing.
He found that in the healthy persons the medicines produce symptoms very similar to what they cure in diseased individuals.

Homoeopathy origin in India

Homoeopathy came to India as early as 1810 when a French traveler, Dr. John Martin Honigberger who learned Homoeopathy from Dr. Samuel Hahnemann visited India and treated patients with Homoeopathy.
In his second visit in the year 1839, he treated the then ruler of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh with Dulcamara. Maharaja was so happy with results and he encouraged him to continue the Homoeopathic treatment in India.
Homoeopathy continued to spread and Indians found in its philosophy and principles, a reflection of their belief and culture. The ancient Hindu physicians had, in fact recognized the “Law of Similars” as one of the principles of treatment. In the Bhagwat Purana, written hundred of years ago in the Bhagwat Purana – a Sanskrit couplet says “Vishaya Vishmoshashi” to which Homoeopathy took root and flourished. Surgeon Samuel Brooking, a retired Medical Officer had the courage and conviction to establish a Homoeopathic Hospital at Tanjore, in South India, in 1847. There have been a number of other well-known enthusiasts like Dr. Cooper and Dr. J. Ruther ford Russel, two Government Medical Officers, Mr. H. Ryper, a military pensioner, Captain May and others of Calcutta, made Homoeopathy popular among the masses of Bengal. Last but not the least, was the services rendered by Dr. C. J. Tonnere, M.D. the French Homoeopath, proved “Acalpha Indica” in the year 1851 was first Health Officer of the town of Calcutta and later he established Homoeopathic Hospital.

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Sources Of Homoeopathic Medicines

Homoeopathic medicines are prepared largely from naturally occurring substances like 1) Plant kingdom

1) Plant kingdom

2) Animal kingdom

3) Mineral kingdom

When these substances are diluted as per homeopathic guidelines these substances lose their natural toxicity and only the medicinal curative properties remain active.

How are homeopathic medicines tested?

Homoeopathy is the only science where the homeopathic drugs proved on healthy human beings of all ages and on both sexes.

1) Plant kingdom
There are over many homeopathic drugs that have been proved and are in use world over. The process of preparing is unique. The mother tincture, which is the core extract of the plant that may come from the roots or stem or leaves or fruit or the entire plant is prepared and then is diluted with alcohol to form various higher potencies by giving what is called as succussions. Succussions are repeated beatings given to the bottle containing the mixture (mother tincture of the drug diluted with a prescribed amount of alcohol) to extract the hidden medicinal powers or energy of the drug. It comes in various potencies.
There are so many drugs which is prepared from plant kingdom. Some examples are:

1) Drug name = Ocimum sanctum
Common name = tulsi

2) Drug name = Syzygium jambolanum
Common name = java plum,jamun

3) Drug name = Calendula
Common name = marigold

4) Drug name = Allium Sativa
Common name = garlic

5) Drug name = Allium cepa
Common name = onion

2) Animal kingdom

Many homeopathic drugs are prepared from the animal kingdom which is prepared in a similar manner as that of the plant kingdom the only difference being here the part of the whole animal is taken to prepare the medicine. A few examples of animal kingdom drugs are listed below:

1) Drug name = tarantula hispanica
Common name = Spanish spider
2) Drug name = Vipera
Common name = Russell’s viper

3) Drug name = naja tripudians
Common name = king cobra

4) Drug name = sepia
Common name = dried inky juice of cuttle fish

5) Drug name = cantharis
Common name = Spanish

3) Mineral kingdom

The drugs under this category are very useful and have a good medicinal effect. Individual drugs or compounds are taken and medicines are prepared. It also contains elements such as Phosphorous. A few examples are:
1) Calcarea carbonica = (caco#3)
2) Calcarea phosphoric = (ca3(po4)2)
3) Natrum muriaticum = (NaCl)

Acids are also included in this category such as:
1) Nitric acid
2) Phosphoric acid

Also, metals are included in this category such as:
1) Drug name = cuprum metallicum
Common name = copper

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Benefits of Homoeopathy Or Why Homoeopathy?

Homeopathy is a holistic science as it treats by a minute or nano doses of natural drug substances. There should always be a reason for opting anything. In case of the homeopathic system of medicine, it has many reasons as it is based on natural laws and principles.

*Homeopathy can be used in any age group and specifically safer in children, infants, pregnant women and old persons.

*These medicines are too much convenient and easy to consume.

* Homeopathic principle states that during treatment we should treat an individual as a whole, so Homeopathic treatment is very much beneficial for the persons who suffer from more than one or complex diseases.

*Homeopathic medicines act directly on our nervous system, hence it also boosts up our immune system.

*Homeopathic medicines don’t have too much effect on the person if taken wrongly or accidentally.
*They even don’t harm our pocket much as they are cheaper in cost.
*As a Homeopathic medicine contains sub physiological quantities of doses so they don’t cause any structural damage to the body. So we can say that homeopathic medicines have no side effects.
*In rare cases, if homeopathic medicines produce any allergic reactions to the patient, they will not be harmful as they produce only a short time period of medicinal aggravations and can be easily antidoted by other homeopathic medicines. Their antidotes are completely safe and effective and don’t produce any damage or illness to the individual.
*In some of the common surgeries, homeopathy acts as a boon as it can prevent the patient from undergoing pain and side effects of surgeries. As it can treat tonsillitis, adenoids, nasal polyps, lipoma, specific cases of renal and gall stones etc without any surgical intervention.

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Myths And Facts Of Homoeopathy

Myth – Does homeopathy have some limitations?
Fact –  Every science has some limitations. Homoeopathy is not an exception. Homoeopathy does not claim to treat all the disease which demands immediate medical attention till the patient is out of danger.
Some diseases that have advanced to a stage that they need surgery might not respond to homeopathic remedies. But homeopathy can avoid some surgical conditions like tonsillitis, adenoids, nasal polyps, non-healing ulcers in spite of skin grafting, in many cases amputations can be avoided etc. There is a long list of proven cases.

Myth – Is homeopathy capable of curing medical illness?

Fact – Homeopathy has proved its efficacy in treating auto-immune disorders, allergies, female disorders, diseases of children and elderly people. Acute cases including seasonal diseases can be effectively treated with homeopathic remedies. In fact, some diseases are curable only by homeopathic medicines.

Myth – Are supplements advisable along with homeopathy?

Fact – Supplements are a part of homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy has a limited role in nutritional disorders as the food that is deficient in essential nutrients should be taken first.
In certain conditions where another source of nutrients is necessary then supplements are recommended.

Myth- Are lab investigations required in homeopathy?

Fact-Yes.For proper diagnosis and effective homeopathic prescription, lab investigations such as X-ray, blood tests, MRI etc. are needed.
As I have said earlier homeopathy is not different from modern medical science, so various lab investigations are necessary to make a diagnosis that is helpful in remedy prescription.

Myth-Is homeopathy a “magic pathy”?
Fact- No. homeopathy is no other than science, it is not true to call it a magic pathy. Lack of understanding of how homeopathic treatment works it gives rise to a myth that it is a “magic pathy”.

Myth-Does onion, garlic, tea, stimulants like coffee and alcohol have any effect on homeopathic remedies?
Fact- Homeopathic medicines are absorbed from the tongue and the inner lining of the mouth hence patients are asked not to eat or drink anything 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after taking the medicine. Certainly, restricted diet needed to be followed which is disease related such as purine containing food in gout, sour food in tonsil, preservatives and so on. Generally, anything that contains Caffeine, Coca (e.g. Coca-Cola), Menthol, Camphor, Peppermint, excessive Salt etc. should be avoided because these may antidote (but not always) the effects of some homeopathic medicines.

Myth-Does homeopathy treat the diseases permanently?
Fact-Homoeopathy treats the patient not the disease. Permanent cure depends on the stage and severity of the disease. I don’t say homeopathy is an ultimate medicine, certain cases of the advanced stage in which cure is not possible we palliate the symptoms to give relief to the patient.

Myth-Can we take homeopathy medicines along with allopathy medicines?
Fact-Yes, homeopathic medicines can be taken along with allopathy but it is advised that your consultant homeopathic doctor must know which allopathic medicines you are taking.

Myth-Do homeopathy medicines aggravate the symptoms?
Fact-Homeopathic aggravation is misinterpreted. There may be a mild increase in the symptoms in few cases in which suppression with allopathic drugs is there. In some cases when the allopathic medicines are discontinued then the suppressed disease comes in true form. In any chronic disease, the selection of remedies will be based on the disease condition and the susceptibility of the patient so that unwanted aggravations will be avoided.

Myth-Is homeopathy effective in structural changes in the body?
Fact-There are numerous documented cases that have proved the efficacy of homeopathic remedies that it can reverse the structural changes in the body.

Myth-Does homeopathy treat only chronic conditions?
Fact-As many people are getting aware of homeopathy, I have many patients with acute illness. Homeopathy is a great alternative medicine in cases of acute diseases e.g. it is very effective in a cough, cold, fever, otitis media, tonsillitis, sinusitis, pneumonia etc with instant relief.

Myth-Action of homeopathic remedies is slow. Is it true or false?
Fact-This is not true. Homeopathy has been labeled as slow acting because of delay in treatment of chronic cases. As the chronic diseases are persisting for a long time in the body and have a remarkable negative effect on health it takes time to come to normal health position. Unfortunately, people go to a homeopath only when the acute problems become chronic or the conventional approaches fail to be effective.
In acute cases, homeopathy is effectively prescribed and has shown positive results e.g. infections, fever, diarrhea, etc. It is true that homeopathy is slow to act in comparison to steroids, anti-inflammatory medicines; painkillers etc. but the side effect of theses so called fast acting drugs is well known.

Myth-Is homeopathy safer during pregnancy and in infants?
Fact-Yes, Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and have no side effects, so they are safe to be prescribed during pregnancy and in infants.

Myth- Are homeopathic doctors against surgery?
Fact- No, homeopathy is not against surgery. Certain diseases where surgery is needed no other alternative medicine can substitute the task of surgery.
Surgery is a part of the homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy medicines are given in pre and post surgical conditions. There are various homeopathic remedies in such cases, few of them are: Thiosinamum helps in post surgical scarring; Ruta is helpful in damage to tendons or cartilages during surgery with pain or delayed recovery; Phosphorus is given in hemorrhage during or after surgery; Naja given in hypotension resulting from shock, etc.

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Scientific Homoeopathy

“Homeopathy is purely a science based system of medicine.” This statement is very true if we understand the action of its medicines and also depends on the person who practices this system of medicine i.e. A Homeopath. Homeopathy was discovered by Dr. Hahnemann, a German physician who was before the rudiments of medicine had been developed at that time. By his keen observations, he discovered the homeopathy based on specific laws and principles.

Homeopathy was discovered by Dr. Hahnemann, a German physician who was before the rudiments of medicine had been developed at that time. By his keen observations, he discovered the homeopathy based on specific laws and principles.
So homeopathy can also be called as scientific homeopathy. Basically, scientific homeopathy can be called as the practicing of homeopathy based on its principles and laws. Various facts related to homeopathic medicines justify the word “scientific homeopathy”.
*Homeopathic medicines are prepared by the methods of potentization by dilution and succussion which is based in on the “law of infinitesimals”. (This law states that when drugs are diluted either in water or alcohol, they actually increase in therapeutic potency).
*The principles of homeopathy run contrary to allopathic medicine and have never been established only on the basis of observations and experience.
*Homeopathic medicines are always proved under carefully controlled clinical trials.
Unfortunately due to mental symptoms concepts and dreams related concepts in homeopathy creates deviation of a scientific approach to homeopathy and its action. But except that since last few decades the scientific background behind homeopathy is being researched and established. Various kinds of concerned or scientific persons like, biologists, physicists, and pharmacologists worked and make researchers that homeopathic medicines are basically a form of a nano-pharmacological system of medicine.

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Homoeopathy All Over The World

Homeopathy is now used worldwide. It is recognized by the World Health Organization as a valid form of healthcare, making it the second fastest growing and widely used medical system in the world. Our goal should be to set high standards and make it the mainstream system of medicine. Therefore, it is important for us to understand the status of homeopathy in different countries, because our job is not only to treat patients, but also popularize our pathy.

THE UNITED KINGDOM 42% of British physicians refer patients to homeopaths. The Royal family has used homeopathy for three generations.In the United Kingdom Homeopathy treatment is available and funded by the National Health Service (NHS), and some health insurance companies will recognize treatment by homeopaths. As a result, the United Kingdom is the only country in the European Union with public-sector hospitals for complementary/alternative medicine.

42% of British physicians refer patients to homeopaths. The Royal family has used homeopathy for three generations.In the United Kingdom Homeopathy treatment is available and funded by the National Health Service (NHS), and some health insurance companies will recognize treatment by homeopaths. As a result, the United Kingdom is the only country in the European Union with public-sector hospitals for complementary/alternative medicine.

AUSTRALIA Homoeopathic physicians were the first of the complementary medicine professions to develop government-endorsed National Competency Standards (NCS) for the education of homeopathic physicians in Australia.

Homoeopathic physicians were the first of the complementary medicine professions to develop government-endorsed National Competency Standards (NCS) for the education of homeopathic physicians in Australia.
There are a number of recognized homeopathic associations in Australia, all of which have representatives on the board of AROH. The Australian Homeopathic Association is Australia’s only national professional association for homeopathic practitioners and has branches in the States of Australia. Branch Committees provide the day-to-day running of the Association in their State, including the organization of local seminars, while the National Council of the Association (made up of representatives from each Branch) sets the strategic direction and overall policies, and provides such services as are considered best achieved at a national level. Significant achievements are made via the combined energies of the committees throughout Australia, all of whom are unpaid volunteers. Dr. Von Boenninghausen was born in 1785 in an Australian family.

USA There is no national licensure in the United States and licensure is determined by State (50 states). All 50 states license DVM’s, where homeopathy is included within the scope of practice. Thirteen states license naturopathic physicians and homeopathy is included within their scope of practice. This exists in the States of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Kansas, Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Washington DC. The market for homeopathic medicine in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry. Homeopathic remedies are recognized and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies under strict guidelines. The states of Arizona and Nevada are the only states in the country that license homeopathic medical doctors and homeopathic medical assistants. Thirteen states license naturopathic physicians and homeopathy is included within their scope of practice. Several states include homeopathy within the scope of practice for chiropractic physicians and acupuncturists. Dr. Kent was born in Woodhull, New York in the United States of America.

There is no national licensure in the United States and licensure is determined by State (50 states). All 50 states license DVM’s, where homeopathy is included within the scope of practice. Thirteen states license naturopathic physicians and homeopathy is included within their scope of practice. This exists in the States of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Kansas, Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Washington DC. The market for homeopathic medicine in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry. Homeopathic remedies are recognized and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies under strict guidelines. The states of Arizona and Nevada are the only states in the country that license homeopathic medical doctors and homeopathic medical assistants. Thirteen states license naturopathic physicians and homeopathy is included within their scope of practice. Several states include homeopathy within the scope of practice for chiropractic physicians and acupuncturists. Dr. Kent was born in Woodhull, New York in the United States of America.

GERMANY In Germany, homeopathy is one of the acknowledged peculiar forms of treatment. There are about 30% physicians consider homeopathy effective. he surveys found that pediatric homeopathy is quite popular in Germany, particularly among children from families with a higher socioeconomic status. Nowadays, homeopathy attracts more and more friends among the German population. In medical schools, the number of homeopathic courses offered has increased.

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Difference Between Homoeopathy And Allopathy

Most people are unaware of the silent conflict that has been waged between two distinctly different philosophies in the field of medicine.

Homeopathy & Allopathy are two methodologies to treat an illness. Both methodologies have a common goal which is to cure the sick people with different origin and different way of treatment.

Word homeopathy is basically derived from the Greek word “homos” which means like and “pathos” which means suffering. Which means “like cures like” or we can say that the substance which is responsible for a particular disease in healthy people is used to cure that disease.

Homeopathy medicines are highly dependent on the individuality of the patient and assessing his difference and response in contrast to other patients suffering from the same disease. Two persons having the same disease are treated differently means the medicine is different for both in homeopathy. The medicine is given on the basis of how different peoples react to the same kind of disease. So, everyone has a different reaction to the same disease and hence is treated with different medicines.

In homeopathy complete case history of the patient is done as a whole included his desires, aversion, dreams, susceptibility, general modalities, menstruation & medicine given to an individual depends on his behavior and his susceptibility to a particular type of disease.

Homeopathy is a field of medicine which deals with the root of the problem. It helps the body to heal itself by improving its immune system. The medicines given in this type of medication are meant to cure the root of the problem. This hence cures the cause of infection. Also, most of the homeopathic medication is permanent. This means disease once treated completely over a course period, will not recur again.

In allopathy particular medicine is prescribed for particularly affected organ or specifically fixed medicines on the name of the particular disease, results in suppression of the disease. The pill given for a disease is curing that particular disease and giving birth to another disease in the body.

Allopathy is commonly called as drug therapy. It involves chemical treatment for diseases and weaknesses. It is a study of disease which affects the patient. It depends upon the diagnosis of the disease on the basis of the signs & symptoms which are common in all the patients suffering from a particular disease. Diagnosis of each & every case is not possible & so treatment based on diagnosis can not be possible in all the cases.

Allopathy mainly depends on three things hypothesis, experimentation and the outcome of the experiment. This methodology basically depends on experimentation. In this doctors treat a disease based on symptoms not on the causes. The pill given to the patient depends on the outcome of the experiment. Suppose one got viral then his blood is tested to check the type of viral. Depending on the output of the blood test the pill is given. So we can say that in allopathy there is a pill for a particular disease. There is no place for individuality in allopathy because the same pill is given to all the patients having the same kind of disease.

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How do I find a good homeopath?

One of the most common questions is, “How do I find a good homeopath?” Choosing the right homeopath is something that should be done thoughtfully to ensure that you find the right homeopath for you and your family, just as you would with any other type of health practitioner.

Worldwide, homeopathy is regarded as a “low risk” system of medicine. In a perverse way, this low risk-status has worked against it because now a days few people currently call themselves an expert in prescribing homeopathy medicines without qualified as homeopathy doctor.

How do you find a real one? How do you find someone with the knowledge and skill to treat your complaint homeopathically and not just someone who prescribes potentized remedies with no knowledge of homeopathy mode of treatment? A professional homeopath is one who has granted doctorate degree through the full time, full-length course as any other allopathic doctor, including one year of internship at a hospital and is registered with an appropriate organization and preferably one recognized by your government as being representative of acceptable homeopathic standards.

Homeopaths understand that health is sustained by nutritious food, the sunshine, exercise, harmonious relationships, clean air and water, but when the person is still unwell in spite of these basics being present, they will use homeopathy to correct the imbalance causing the poor health.

Poor practitioners have no awareness of which therapies stimulate and which suppress. For this reason, they prescribe any homeopathic treatment as long as it provides short-term relief and causes suppression.

Your homeopath should be interested in all the mental, emotional and physical reactions you experience. This cross-section of symptoms, past and present, reveals the true extent of any ill-health and which remedy will give the best results whereas non-qualified practitioner focuses on only one or two immediate symptoms they may be saving time but not be collecting enough information to make a good prescription.

Homeopaths treat diseased people rather than diseases. Homeopathy works best when prescribed for the person’s unique response to an experience of their illness. For this reason, different people with the same complaint often receive different rather than the same remedies.

A practitioner who gives you a remedy for particular disease shows they do not understand homeopathy.

A good homeopath will give you a test dose of the prescribed remedy to assess how strongly you respond because patient sensitivity can vary to homeopathic remedies. Some people are quite sensitive and respond strongly to the remedy while others display gradual improvement with long-term dosing. Sensitive individuals are more likely to experience an aggravation with repeated doses or doses that are too strong.

Practitioners who prescribe regular doses without first checking for sensitivity are either poorly trained. You would be aware to invest your money elsewhere.

Most people are unaware of the silent conflict that has been waged between two distinctly different philosophies in the field of medicine.

Homeopathy & Allopathy are two methodologies to treat an illness. Both methodologies have a common goal which is to cure the sick people with different origin and different way of treatment.

Word homeopathy is basically derived from the Greek word “homos” which means like and “pathos” which means suffering. Which means “like cures like” or we can say that the substance which is responsible for a particular disease in healthy people is used to cure that disease.

Homeopathy medicines are highly dependent on the individuality of the patient and assessing his difference and response in contrast to other patients suffering from the same disease.  Two persons having the same disease are treated differently means the medicine is different for both in homeopathy. The medicine is given on the basis of how different peoples react to the same kind of disease. So, everyone has a different reaction to the same disease and hence is treated with different medicines.

In homeopathy complete case history of the patient is done as a whole included his desires, aversion, dreams, susceptibility, general modalities, menstruation & medicine given to an individual depends on his behavior and his susceptibility to a particular type of disease.

Homeopathy is a field of medicine which deals with the root of the problem. It helps the body to heal itself by improving its immune system. The medicines given in this type of medication are meant to cure the root of the problem. This hence cures the cause of infection. Also, most of the homeopathic medication is permanent. This means disease once treated completely over a course period, will not recur again.

In allopathy particular medicine is prescribed for particularly affected organ or specifically fixed medicines on the name of the particular disease results in suppression of the disease. The pill given for a disease is during that particular disease and giving birth to another disease in the body.

Allopathy is commonly called as drug therapy. It involves chemical treatment for diseases and weaknesses. It is a study of disease which affects the patient. It depends upon the diagnosis of the disease on the basis of the signs & symptoms which are common in all the patients suffering from a particular disease. Diagnosis of each & every case is not possible & so treatment based on diagnosis can not be possible in all the cases.

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Where Doesn’t Homoeopathy Work?

Every system of medicine has its own limitations where it fails to work or act. Same as in homeopathy also, it has also its limitations as we can also say its disadvantages where we can’t rely on homeopathic medicines only.

A good homeopath should always be aware of his/her limitations so that he/she can guide a patient well according to his state of health and type of illness. A proper advice at an exact time can save lives and also justify the role of a responsible physician.

* The biggest limitation of homeopathy is a “homeopath” itself. As a very few homeopathic practicing doctors are qualified. Most of the unprofessional and unqualified physicians are harming the status of homeopathy and also producing obstacles in progress of homeopathy. So when they practice homeopathy doesn’t work as they don’t know principles, laws and scientific approach of homeopathy.

*Most of the emergency situations like accidents, poisonings, specific surgeries like in perforations, lithiasis, and malignancies etc, one should go for an allopathic system of medicine as homeopathy can’t help in such situations.

*Homeopathy can’t help in few diseases where pathology of diseases progresses and is irreversible.

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