- What is Homoeopathy ?
- Why should homoeopathy be the choice of therapy?
- NO STEROID IN HOMOEOPATHY
- How Homoeopathy Works?
- Myths and Facts of Homoeopathy
- Are you Healthy?
- Special instructions for patients
Today, homoeopathy is found in almost every country. 500 million people use homoeopathy everyday!! As per the data, In Europe, 40% of French physicians use homeopathy; 40% of Dutch, 37% of British, 27% of German and 62% of India to name but few. It is an integral part of the health care systems in Germany, France, India and Brazil. Millions of patients benefit from homoeopathy everyday.
1. What is homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is the most refined natural system of medicine which is founded and based on the Natural law of ‘Similia Similibus Curantur’ means ‘let likes be treated by likes’ and the word Homoeopathy also advocates this where ‘Homoeos’ means ‘Similar’ (not same) and ‘Pathos’ means ‘Suffering’. Came into existence in 18th century and founded by Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a famous German physician of allopathic medicine who was disappointed by the uncertainty and lack of any fixed principal of healing. In 1790 while translating Cullen’s ‘Materia Medica’ from English to German he became highly dissatisfied by reading that Cinchona bark cures malaria because of its bitterness by which it kills the parasite. To prove this he himself started taking the cinchona juice twice daily for few days he was surprised when attacked by the symptoms very similar to malaria. This unexpected result set up in his mind a new chain of thoughts and he conducted similar experiments on himself and others with different medicines and the result was same and came to conclusion ‘that medicines cure diseases only because they can produce similar symptoms in healthy individuals’. The whole of Homoeopathy is derived from this law.
2. Why should homoeopathy be the choice of therapy?
Homoeopathy is scientific, logical, safe, quick and extremely effective method of healing. It offers long lasting to permanent cure, treating the disease from its roots, for most of the ailments. Homeopathy is one of the most rational sciences with respect to its concepts of health, disease and cure. Homoeopathy does not treat superficially by just driving away the symptoms but heals the patient from within. Undoubtedly, homoeopathy is the medicine of future.
Homoeopathy: Holistic Medicine
The concept of disease in homeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body) is the cause of illness. Homoeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease. Medical philosophy is coming more and more to the conclusion that the mere treatment of symptoms and organs can only help temporarily and that it is the healing power of the body as whole that has to be enhanced. Homoeopathy believes in holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach.
Homoeopathy: Ideal for Infants and Children
Most of the children ailments like Cold, Cough, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Colic,Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Asthma, Measles, Chickenpox, Mumps, Dentition problems, etc., could be very effectively and quickly treated with homeopathy without producing any side effects whatsoever. Unlike antibiotics and other such medicines, homeopathic pills do not hamper digestion, or lower body’s resistance. Neither do they cause any allergies nor cause any damage even if taken over a long period. Children, willingly ingest homeopathic pills being sweet in taste. Indeed, homoeopathy is child-friendly! Besides, homoeopathy is effective also in temperament and behavioral problems seen commonly in children like irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, destructiveness; and thumb- sucking, nail biting, bed-wetting; as well as in mentally and physically backward children.
Homoeopathy: Substitute to Antibiotics for many infections
Homoeopathy is an effective alternate to antibiotics in many infectious diseases, producing no toxic side effects and bringing about rapid recovery. Homoeopathy has treatment for many of the infectious disease such as Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Meningitis, Otitis media (pus from ear), Gastroenteritis (vomiting-diarrhea), Dysentery, Urinary Infections, etc. Homoeopathy, however, is not the best option for critical infections such as cerebral malaria, typhoid, acute tuberculosis, sever infection, etc.
Homoeopathy offers wonder treatment for Viral infections:
Viral infections such as common cold, influenza, measles, chickenpox, mumps, viral hepatitis (jaundice), viral meningitis etc. are very well treated with homoeopathy Allopathic system has no curative treatment for viral diseases except infusing antibiotics under the pretext of preventing secondary bacterial infection.
Homoeopathy: Often avoids Surgery
Homoeopathy is not against surgery. Surgery is an art and science by itself. Surgery is called forth in the conditions where medicines have limited or no role, and where surgical aid, operation can cure or improve the condition. There are number of diseases which are labeled as ‘surgical’, where homoeopathy works curatively and can avoid surgery. Some such ailments are: Septic recurrent Tonsillitis, Piles, Fissure-in-ano, Fistula, Appendicitis (except gangrenous), Chronic ear discharge, Vocal cord nodules, Polyp in nose-ear, Kidney and Biliary (small) stones, small size Uterine Fibroid, Ovarian Cysts, Warts, Corns, etc.
Homoeopathy: Answer to Allergic diseases
In modern life infections have diminished and various allergic disorders have grown rampant. Homoeopathy offers very effective treatment in all allergic diseases such as various skin diseases like Urticaria, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, as well as gives unbelievably miraculous results in Asthmatic Bronchitis.
Homoeopathy: Excellent for Psychosomatic ailments
The psychosomatic disorders like Migraine, Asthma, Acidity, Peptic ulcer, Allergy, Ulcerative colitis, etc. are successfully treated with homoeopathy. Homoeopathy has long recognized the psychological origin of somatic (body) symptoms. Homoeopathy always examines patient’s mental make-up in all cases and remedies are given acting at the level of mind and body together, thus eradicating the disease.
Perhaps no other system of medicine has such a superb approach of tackling the mind-body disorders with definite therapeutic agents. Homoeopathic remedies are capable of influencing the state of mind. They can specifically act to alleviate emotional disturbance such as excessive anxiety, irritability, insecurity, obsessive traits, undue jealousy, suspicion (paranoid) fears, depression, neurosis etc. By relieving the emotions such as above, homeopathic remedies bring about harmonious state of health. Thus homoeopathy demonstrates the possibility of the highest goal of medicine, the therapy for the person rather than for the disease alone. Homoeopathic remedies can treat mental and emotional disturbed states.
Homoeopathy: Not a last Resort
To obtain the best results and full benefits of homoeopathic science, one should resort to homoeopathy in the early phase of sickness. Because of ignorance and lack of awareness in general public about the usefulness of homoeopathy in all kinds of diseases ranging from Cold to Cancer, many patients approach homoeopathy late. By this time the disease process advances to an incurable stage and homoeopathy can offer little then, to the otherwise curable disorders. However timely given homoeopathic treatment could be a blessing to the ailing humanity.
Homoeopathy: A near complete system of medicine:
Homoeopathy is not limited to certain diseases but is universally applicable to all kinds of diseases. It is time, when people must be made fully aware of the benefits and the scope of homoeopathy in various day-to-day diseases. Homoeopathy should be more and more made available to the benefit of ailing persons, as it can positively help 90% of the diseases we have today.
3. NO STEROID IN HOMOEOPATHY
There is a misconception in some part of media and public in general about homeopaths using cortisone or steroids. Unfortunately, this has done more harm than good to the cause of homeopathy.
Steroids have been used by conventional medicine doctors for just about everything under the sun, whenever they need help to give relief to the patient. The steroid is the easiest recourse and sometimes the primary or ultimate choice. The response to administration of steroids in a lot of diseases is unbelievably amazing and fast.
This may lead to a thinking that any problem which responds quickly or positively to a prescription should be because of steroid! If a given case under homeopathic prescription does unbelievably well and responds in time less than anticipated, it is often blamed on steroid or a steroid like effect.
The Truth About Steroids:
Steroids affect your heart. Steroid abuse has been associated with cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. These heart problems can even happen to athletes under the age of 30.
Steroids affect your appearance. In both sexes, steroids can cause male-pattern baldness, cysts, acne, and oily hair and skin. Steroids affect your mood. Steroids can make you angry and hostile for no reason.
HOW HOMOEOPATHY WORKS:
If we carefully observe a person undergoing constitutional treatment with homoeopathic medicines we can see various interesting changes taking place in his/her body, mind and emotional plane. Can you believe homoeopathic medicines can convert an introvert into an outgoing person, a diffident child into a confident one a jealous and restless lady into a milder and relaxed one? If you feel generally better after taking a constitutional medicine that does not mean the medicine contains steroids. It happens because usually most of the polycrest (a medicine of many uses) medicines have a broad sphere of action and they affect almost every part of human body including the endocrine system and improved hormonal levels and a generally improved health is what is responsible for feeling of well being.
WHAT ARE THE LAB TESTS TO DETECT PRESENCE OF STEROID?
There are several Laboratory tests available to estimate the presence of steroids in a given sample.
BEWARE ABOUT THE FALSE POSITIVE REACTION:
One of the old methods of detecting the presence of steroid is COLORIMETRIC METHOD using tetrazolim blue salts. If the given compound contain steroid, during this test a highly coloured compound is produced which is known as FARMAZAN. This test gives false positive result if the given compound contain reducing sugar like lactose. As we all know most of the Homoeopathic medicines contain lactose( goat’s milk powder- sweet pills in which homoeopathic medicines are dispensed) and hence there will be a false positive reaction. Most of the potentised Homoeopathic medicines contain some percentage of dispensing alcohol and responsible for the false positive reaction. Hence this method is not advisable to confirm the presence of steroids.
If we really want to find out whether the content has steroid, then, Indian Pharmacopoeia 1996 mentions some Specific Tests in Appendix 3.6 (identification of steroids) and Appendix 3.7 (identification of related foreign steroids), for testing steroids including TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) or HPTLC (High Power Thin Layer Chromatography) which when applied to homoeopathic medicines, give negative results for steroids.
It is also important to know that almost all steroids show UV absorption between 235 and 240 nm in dehydrated alcohol or methanol in a clear solution. If an ultraviolet spectrum of this solution is taken between 400 nm and 200 nm on a suitable spectrophotometer, any steroid present will show up as a maximum between 235nm and 240 nm. The absence of such a band means the absence of steroid.
Differences between Homeopathic Medicines and Steroids:
|Homeopathic remedies are prepared as a series of dilutions,Homeopaths call this process “potentization”. Dilution often continues until all of the original substance is gone. They can be prepared from animals, plants, or minerals. The more dilution that takes place, the more powerful the remedy.||A steroid is a type of organic compound that contains a specific arrangement of four rings that are joined to each other.|
They are chemically-prepared life saving drugs which are more concentrated and more powerful
|A reaction sometimes takes just milliseconds but the purpose is toward the CURE.||Have instantaneous reactions but it is for a limited period and often used to save the life.|
|Symptoms never / rarely reappear.||After finishing the medicine, symptoms reappear immediately|
|Zero/Minimal side effects (Only when wrongly prescribed or with repeated doses)||Always have side effects with every dose|
|More then 3,000 remedies and growing||Limited salts used|
Conclusion is Homeopathic medicines are very effective. If we were using steroids, then there would be no need to fill our clinic with thousands of medicines with different potencies rather than just a few strips of steroids. I never force anyone to choose homeopathy but I request that if someone has no knowledge of homeopathy, please do not comment on Homeopathy practices.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES DO NOT CONTAIN ANY STEROIDS IN ANY FORM.
4. How Homoeopathy Works?
The way Homoeopathy works?
Homeopathy, a therapeutic system used for over 250 years, works on the principle that ‘like cures like’ — an illness is treated with a substance which could produce similar symptoms in a healthy person. However, medicines are given in highly diluted forms and are therefore extremely safe and have no side-effects.
It is a holistic system of treatment. It aims to treat the whole person, rather than just the physical symptoms.
Homeopathy is safe and gentle and can be used to effectively treat children and adults alike, including pregnant and nursing mothers. There are no adverse side effects or suppression with homeopathy because it simply supports the body’s own attempts to heal itself, following the natural tendencies of the body, not blocking or impeding it in any way. People often seek homeopathic treatment for illnesses and conditions with which they have been diagnosed, yet many people choose homeopathy when they suffer from pain or discomfort but diagnostic tests show no abnormalities. Others come simply because they feel generally unwell or lack energy. The healing effects of homeopathy are practically limitless, and as such, homeopathy is a wonderful treatment option for everyone.
The homoeopathic remedy works by stimulating the body’s own healing power. The stimulus will help assist your own system to clear itself of any expressions of imbalance. The aim is to bring your own body to a level of health so as to cure in acute cases. In chronic cases you will need infrequent treatment and eventually no treatment at all. But the basic fundamental of the science is so individualizing and so patient- specific.
Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine in which treatment is tailored to the individual. Homeopathy can be used alongside conventional medicine when necessary to give an integrated approach to your healthcare.
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that considers the mental, emotional and physical aspects of the individual. It treats the whole person, not just the disease, and has a remarkably effective approach to restoring health and vitality.
Homeopathy originated in Germany more than 200 years ago and since then has grown to become the world’s second most widely practiced system of medicine. It is the only system of medicine which is truly holistic. It not only takes note of the current symptomatology, but explores the patient’s past medical history and even the family medical history to uncover the underlying disease tendencies.
Today medical science knows that most diseases are psycho-somatic in nature, which means that diseases are often caused and also affected by your state of mind. Homeopathy is the only system of medicine that studies every patient’s mental and emotional makeup to treat the patient more effectively.
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine, which gives individualized treatment that is safe, effective, quick and lasting!
Although it has a wide range of uses, homeopathy is not an exclusive alternative, and is not the right treatment for every complaint. It can be used alone or to complement other treatments, for instance symptoms of, or side effects of treatments for cancer. In any case it is best integrated with other treatments so that everybody involved in the patient’s care communicates and works together.
Homeopathy is generally very safe. It is non-addictive and has no dangerous side effects. Homeopathy is safe to use for babies, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
What is constitutional treatment in homeopathy?
According to homoeopathy, mind and body are very much linked and physical problems cannot be effectively cured without understanding and putting right the person’s constitution and character. Constitution means a person’s state of health, including their temperament and any inherited and acquired characteristics. To determine the constitution of a person, a homeopath usually asks a great many questions.
Homeopathy believes that if your constitution is healthy, you will not succumb to any infection, i.e. bacteria and viruses will not affect you as your susceptibility is low. This is the basic difference between allopathy and homeopathy.
Allopaths believe that one becomes sick due to infection, i.e. bacteria and viruses; hence their treatment is aimed at killing the infection using strong drugs. This however, further reduces the immunity of the person making it weaker and the person becomes more susceptible and falls sick again and again. Homeopaths believe, however, that first your constitution becomes weak and then you become susceptible to infection. The bacteria and viruses are the end products of disease process and not the cause of disease. The bacteria and viruses are everywhere; they will not affect you till your immunity is strong.
The treatment is aimed at raising the vitality, i.e. immunity of the person so that he can fight out the disease himself. This is why homeopathy is able to cure permanently while in allopathy there are frequent remissions.
Individualistic nature of homeopathic prescription
Unlike allopathy, homeopathy is not readymade but tailor-made to suit an individual. Therefore, two people are unlikely to be prescribed the same remedy. One remedy may be prescribed constitutionally for general bodily imbalances and another remedy may be prescribed simultaneously for specific, acute symptoms. On the subsequent visit the remedies may be changed depending upon the progress of the patient. Thus, we can say that in homoeopathy we use designer remedies designed especially for an individual.
As your Homoeopath what do we need to know and why?
To find the right remedy for you as an individual we need to know all about you. An understanding of you as a person, your habits, patterns of behavior, likes and dislikes, your reactive pattern along with a detailed description of your complaint and the symptoms you experience all together will direct us in helping you. Anything that is typical of you will help us in this process. Finding out about your general energy level, your past medical history and the way you live is also important. Anything you say will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The medicines will be given to you in the form of pills and powders. At times a liquid can also be given in cases needful of frequent doses. The medicines are made out of milk sugar and cane sugar. They are medicated with the remedy prepared in alcohol base. The medicines used are all made from natural products of the best quality company. They are sweet to taste and do not require any water to be taken along with them. In fact, they are absorbed directly from the mucosal lining of the oral cavity (mouth) hence they should be sucked once put into the mouth and not be swallowed with water etc. We suggest that you avoid strong smelling perfumes, camphor, menthol, eucalyptus, iodex, other balms etc. as they antidote the effect of the medicine which is administered in very minute quantities. If you are given homoeopathic remedies to take at a later date be sure to store them in a cool dark place, away from anything with a strong smell.
What to expect once the treatment starts?
After taking your medicine you may notice some changes. Along with a relief in the ailments patients experience a period of exceptional well being and optimism. Sometimes your symptoms may appear to get worse for a short time followed by relief in complaints. This aggravation of complaints is a good sign. Sometimes a discharge or cold or a rash may appear after taking the medicine .All these are various reactions which you may or may not experience. These are due to individual sensitivity and are due to individual reaction to the medicine and not due to the medicine per se. All these symptoms are part of the healing process and will pass soon. Let us know if you develop these symptoms and we will help you out if they are of concern. You are also required to make a note of any changes you observe during your treatment.
Popularity of Homeopathy
- The popularity of homeopathy has grown in the past 30 years, its revival entirely through word of mouth and estimated to be growing at more than 20% a year the world over
- Hundreds of famous people throughout the past 200 years have enjoyed the benefits of homeopathic medicine.
- The aristocratic patronage of homeopathy in the U.K. extended well into the 1940s and beyond can be easily demonstrated. In the Homeopathic Medical Directories there are lists of patrons of the dispensaries and hospitals. They read like an extract from Burke’s or Debrett’s.
- The Royal Families of Europe use homeopathic medicine and Queen Elizabeth II of England never travels anywhere without her homeopathic vials of medicine.
- In a recent Global TGI survey where people were asked whether they trust homeopathy the following percentages of people living in urban areas said YES: 62% in India, 58% Brazil, 53% Saudi Arabia, Chile 49%, United Arab Emirates 49%, France 40%, South Africa 35%, Russia 28%, Germany 27%, Argentina 25%, Hungary 25%, USA 18%, UK 15%
5. MYTHS & FACTS OF HOMOEOPATHY
Myth :- It is slow to act
FACT :- This is a myth .The fact is, relief from Homoeopathic medicine can be seen within few minutes to some hours. In acute conditions homoeopathy not only gives instantaneous results but also cuts short the period of illness with a shorter convalescent period, the long lasting weakness or relapses seen after the conventional treatment of acute diseases can be done away with Homoeopathy. This myth is popular, because most of the people approaching a Homoeopath after they have tried all treatments and by that time their acute complaints have become chronic. Homoeopathy is, in fact, FAST AND RAPID IN ACTION in conditions like acute infections, fever, diarrhoea, etc. while in cases of chronic diseases as the disease has been there since a long time it does take time to cure but recognizable improvement starts within two to three weeks time. in fact even in acute situations & conditions e.g. fevers, acute sore throats, injuries, burns, insect bites etc. , correct observation & eliciting appropriate symptoms, a keen eye & open mind help in prescribing for these acute conditions.
Myth :- Homoeopathy is more placebo effect and faith healing
FACT :- Scientific double blind randomized clinical trials & carefully conducted clinical proving of these dilutions (Homoeopathic medicines) proves otherwise & these trials have been duly recorded & can be repeated. Scientific double blind studies have indicated that homoeopathy is far above the placebo effect. The effect of homoeopathic medicine has been observed during clinical trials carried out for various diseases. Recognized homoeopathic institutions are carrying out these clinical trials. There is a regulating body, the Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy, which monitors these research works and keeps record of these trials with scientific evidence.
Myth :- All medicines look same
FACT :- All homoeopathic medicines are not same though they look alike. As the vehicle used to dispense them is common i.e. white sweet pills, one may get the impression that all homoeopathic medicines are the same. Since the homoeopathic medicines are prepared or diluted in alcohol first and taking it in that form is not only difficult but impractical as well. The founder of homoeopathy devised this most benign and simple method only for the convenience of dispensing the minute doses of homoeopathic medicines with ease and precision.
Myth :- Homoeopathy is not for first aid.
FACT :- Homoeopathy works wonder in cases of sprains and strains, concussions, minor cuts and wounds, burns and scalds, sunburn, bites and stings, blisters, toothache, bleeding hemorrhoids, hiccoughs etc.
Myth :- Homoeopathy first increases the disease condition & then relieve
FACT :- Whenever a right homoeopathic remedy is chosen, it is supposed to relieve the complaints & not to increase. It does happen that some of the symptoms, previously suppressed with non Homoeopathic medicines, may come on surface only to be cured properly by the same medicine. Homoeopathic aggravation is a term applied for a short rise in intensity of the physical symptom with feeling of general well-being as the vital energy is concentrating on the affected organ while bringing the system at ease. For example if a patient suffering with fever is given the right homoeopathic medicine visibly the fever might rise further briefly but the patient will rather start feeling better almost instantly his throat pain, headache or body ache or any concomitant symptoms will become less intense and he / she descend in deep and refreshing sleep.
Myth :- Restriction for diet during the treatment
FACT :- Since all Homoeopathic medicines are absorbed from the tongue & buccal mucosa ( inner lining of the mouth ) — which is abundantly supplied with nerve endings, it is advised to patients that they refrain from eating or drinking anything for 15 minutes before & after taking the Homoeopathic medicine. Also it is wiser to rinse one’s mouth if one has eaten anything strong smelling such as garlic onion etc. Excess of coffee, alcohol, tobacco are restricted (as they are stimulants) esp. in patients who are restless or anxious. Dietary restrictions at times are suggested totally on the basis of the disease patient is suffering from & the stage of the disease. Besides, to chew Tobacco or betel, excessive use of alcohol and other narcotics or harmful substances are established health hazards & prohibited not only by homoeopaths but by all systems of medicines. Here too a real homoeopath would rather use these cravings as guiding symptoms and try to fight them at that level only i.e. try and reduce the dependence of the patients on such harmful stimulants as well as motivate the patient to use his her own will and conscience against the addiction.
Myth :- Only chronic cases can be cured by homoeopathy
FACT :- The notion that homoeopathy works well in chronic cases is true but it works equally well in acute cases too with the additional advantage that the recurrence of acute problems like that of tonsillitis, recurrent cold and coughs, frequent skin allergies is markedly reduced by the use of constitutional homoeopathic medications. Homoeopathy has excellent medicines to treat colic, diarrhoea, headache, cough, toothache, viral fevers etc.
Myth :- One can’t take them in diabetes as pills are sweet.
FACT :- The amount of sugar in these pills is almost negligible and, the doses needed are also so small in Homoeopathy. Moreover, they have never caused any harm in any case of Diabetes mellitus till date. Sugar free pills are also available. If necessary, medicines can be given in distilled water also.
Myth :- Disease diagnosis is not important in Homoeopathy
FACT :- In fact diagnosis is of utmost importance for a Homoeopath as his sound knowledge of disease will help him differentiate between common symptoms of disease and the individualistic symptoms of person thus help him select the homoeopathic medicine on individualistic symptoms which is basis of homoeopathic prescription.
Myth :- Homoeopathy can only help functional problems such as pain, weakness.
FACT :- Homoeopathy has proved its efficacy for the treatment of structural pathology. Numerous documented cases where the reversal of the structural pathology has taken place indicating the depth of homoeopathy action. Clinical studies on diseases like hepatitis, renal calculi, cancer, tumours, fibroids, polyps have shown improvement with homoeopathic medicines. Disease where irreversible structural changes have taken place like malignancies and AIDS Homoeopathy is given to improve the quality of life.
Myth :- With Homoeopathy, other conventional medicines such as anti-Hypertensive or Anti-diabetic drugs have to be totally discontinued.
FACT :- Homoeopathy treats the individual patient as a whole human being in context of the long term health & well being & even with conventional medicines, it is imperative that patients continue their medication which are acting on the physiological plane, but do so judiciously & under the guidance of experienced physicians.
Myth :- Homoeopathy is not safe & cannot be prescribed during pregnancy or to lactating/nursing mothers.
FACT :- In Homoeopathy infinitesimal minute doses, which have been prepared in dilutions which do not cause any toxicity, Pathogenicity; but on the contrary help the person’s individual constitution & immune system & are useful for the Mother-to-be’s general resistance as well as for problems encountered during pregnancy like nausea, vomiting etc. without any iatrogenic risk.
Myth :- In Cancers, Homoeopathy is not advisable esp. in conjunction with radio- & chemotherapy.
FACT :- The prime role of helping the patient’s immune status, promoting & restoring health is highlighted when Homoeopathic medicines are used to help such patients whose blood counts reduce after chemotherapy & these wonderful pills boost their general resistance.
Myth :- Homoeopathy with Allopathic Medicines – Is it Justified?
FACT :- There is no rationale of stopping Allopathic drugs and Homoeopathic medicine can be given concurrently, since Homoeopathic potencies act on a dynamic plane whereas Allopathic drugs act on a physico-chemical level.
Myth :- Homoeopathy is useful only for the chronic conditions and has no role for acute ailments
FACT :- Homoeopathy is a great alternative medicine for acute diseases. In fact, we treat large number of acute ailments varying from cough-cold-fever to pneumonia, tonsillitis, hepatitis, sinusitis,etc. Homoeopathy is a real alternative medicine for most acute conditions.
Myth :- When it comes to handling infections, nothing can beat antibiotics.
FACT :- Over an again, thousands of practitioners world over, have repeatedly and regularly observed that infections of all kind including the bacterial infections, respond beautifully to homoeopathy and no antibiotics are required for most of such conditions. It is in rare cases when the infection is very massive and the body has lost the vitality to recover, probably antibiotics are required for most of such conditions. It is in rare cases when the infection is very massive and the body has lost the vitality to recover, probably antibiotics are required in addition to homoeopathy.
Are you healthy?
Do you experience the kind of freedom inherent in true health? And it is this very definition which provides a perspective on the enormous and magnificent potential inherent in each and every one of us.
Now it is time to redefine disease through homoeopathy. According to this system symptoms are mere indications that the internal harmony of the body mechanisms is altered. The disharmony allows the disease (dis-ease) to set in. Of the symptoms that develop a few are common to the disease and are helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. The rest are symptoms peculiar to the patient.
Often we have mothers complaining that while one child is dull drowsy & thirst less during high fever the other one at the same time is hyperactive and asks frequently for sips of water. With the same infection two children within the same house develop completely opposite symptoms which require 2 completely different remedies.
Let’s take an example of rheumatoid arthritis. Three women walk into our clinic with this problem. Though all of them have the pain and swelling and immobility of the joints one woman says it happens only in summer. One says that it is worse at about dawn and it disturbs her sleep making her wake up with excruciating pain. The third woman says that she ends up with these pains every time she fights with her uncaring husband which is the case every second day and applying icepacks relieves her all the time. These appear vague statements and have nothing to do with the problem of arthritis. Nonetheless they are very much a part of each of these women and have everything to do with their individual personalities. In fact ,it is these very details which differentiate the arthritis of each of these women. Naturally ,the three women need very different remedies and that is exactly what we as homoeopaths do! It is not surprising when the three women come back for a follow-up the first one reports that her long-standing constipation is helped along with the ailing limbs. The second one says that she can work much better now, her moods are fine while the third one’s husband walks in saying she is much easier to deal with .She is a changed person!
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS
TO GET THE DESIRED RESULTS FROM OUR REMEDIES
If a patient religiously follows the instructions mentioned below, results will be efficacious and quick.
- Listen & follow your doctor’s advice carefully & seriously.
- Take all doses at proper time. Only take the dose that has been recommended by the consultant for you.
- Do not eat/drink 10-15 minutes before and after taking the homeopathic remedies (except in emergency).
- Do not touch the actual remedy with your hands, place remedy on the cap or use a spoon.
- All remedies should be taken without water except liquid/drops. Pills/globules should be chewed and swallowed.
- Do not take/combine any other sort of medicine (Herbal, Allopathic, etc) with Homeopathic remedies. It is preferred that you leave at least 20-30 minutes gap before and after taking Homeopathic remedies (except in emergency).
- Do not use strong perfume 5-10 minutes before and after taking the remedies. Patients with respiratory problems must avoid use of mosquito repellents, strong deodorants and perfumes and avoid going in dusty smoky places.
- Do not keep/open your remedy where there are any strong smells like cigarette smoke, room spray etc.
- Do not brush your teeth 5-10 minutes before and after taking the homeopathic remedy.
- Keep all Remedies/medicines out of reach of children.
- Patients who use life saving drugs or suffer from Heart problems, asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis or any other life threatening disease, shouldn’t stop their regular medication unless they have been advised by their Doctor.
- Avoid smoking, alcohol, sedation drugs and tobacco to get better results.
- It is common belief that raw onion, coffee, hing etc have to be avoided during Homoeopathic treatment. According ti us, it is required only in certain diseases conditions and with specific medications, so take the advice from your doctor on diet restriction and follow it for best results.
- Do not discontinue the treatment. If the treatment is discontinued for more than a week, then it can break the continuous chain of healing process and may require re starting of the treatment.
- In case of emergency, please contact your Doctor , take their advice and follow it.
Note: All patients are requested to follow the rules of the clinic. Kindly take a new number if you miss your allotted appointment.