Homeopathic medicine is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses various plants, minerals or animals in very small dose to stimulate the sick person’s natural defenses. The homeopath seeks to find a substance that would cause the similar symptoms the person has and then gives it in small, specially prepared dose. The word Homeopathy originates from two Greek words 'Homeo' which means 'similar' and 'Pathos' which stands for 'treatment by the same.' The method of treatment was developed by a German scientist named Dr. Christian Samuel Hahnemann.
Homeopathy’s Approach Homeopathy is based on a"whole person" approach. In homeopathy, the remedy or treatment program is customized and individualized to the patient, with the intent of removing the underlying cause. Conventional Medicine’s Approach Conventional (allopathic) medicine usually relies on treating a patient’s physical symptoms. This treatment might also assume a person’s symptoms need to be controlled, suppressed or eliminated.
Homeopathic remedies are indeed very small doses. However, they are specially prepared doses which undergo a specific process — including dilution of ingredients (called potentization), as well as a vigorous shaking (succussion).Specially formulated homeopathic remedies are thought to resonate with the body, triggering a positive healing response.
Finding the appropriate homeopathic remedy depends upon gaining a complete understanding of the patient as a whole person. This means that the homeopath must take note of the physical, mental and emotional levels of each person before deciding on a correct remedy.
If you think you must "believe in" homeopathy for it to work, you need to know that it is not a placebo effect.
Yes, prescriptions, OTCs, supplements, etc.– homeopathy has no contra indications and because it works with the body’s own resources, it has no risk of habituation or ‘druggy’ side effects.
Homeopathic medicine is ideal for people of all ages, even the most sensitive like an expectant mother or a new born because it is devoid of chemical toxicity.Homeopathic medicines works effectively and curatively in treating people with wide range of conditions, from acute (indisposition and infectious disease like viral and bacterial) to chronic (longstanding) to lifestyle such as obesity to genetic diseases to epidemics regardless of whether the cause of the illness is mental/emotional or physical.
The action of homeopathic medicine is dependent on various factors like sensitivity of the diseased person, the nature of illness of the person, the pathology of the disease, various other treatment measures taken before resorting to homeopathy and patient’s vitality. On consideration of the above factors, if the most appropriate homeopathic medicine is selected and administered, the action is fast and beneficial.
Homeopathic treatment during pregnancy is safe for the mother as well as the baby. Difficulties during pregnancy and the delivery or its aftermath as well as all the problems experienced by the newborn can be dealt with very efficiently and without side effects with homeopathy.Homeopathic treatment during last three months of pregnancy will aid safe and smooth normal delivery. At times homeopathic medicines help where caesarean delivery is indicated because of lack of labor pains. The treatment has potential to block early onset of possible inherited diseases.
Homoeopathy is currently used in over 80 countries. It has legal recognition as an individual system of medicine in 42 countries and is recognized as a part of complementary and alternative medicine in 28 countries . Homeopathy has now spread its wings globally, with currently 450 million patients. Homoeopathy is the second largest system used in India and world. The use of homoeopathy is steadily growing in India and as per an analysis by Ministry of AYUSH, this sector exhibited an annual growth rate of 26.3% in the past year, the highest among the other AYUSH modalities.