Homoeopathy was discovered by a German physician Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843) in the late 18th century. It is a therapeutic system of medicine based on the principle “ similia similibus curentur” or “ let likes be treated by likes” . It is a method of treating patients by medicines producing similar symptoms when proved on healthy human beings. It treats the patient not only through holistic approach but also considers individualistic characteristics. Homoeopathic medicines are prepared from traces of animal, plant, mineral and other natural substances by a standard method called dynamization or potentization, which comprises of successive dilution and succession to raise the inherent curative power to maximum and makes it safest among all the system of medicine. The remedies work by stimulating the body’s defense mechanism to correct itself naturally.
Why Choose Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathic medicines are cost effective, palatable, have no side effects and can be administered easily. In some cases medicines can be prescribed to the patient without relying on costly diagnostic methods. It has a positive role in improving the quality of life in incurable chronic diseases like cancer , HIV/AIDS, terminally ill patients and incapacitating diseases like rheumatoid arthritis etc. Its popularity and acceptance around the world is increasing day by day and this itself is the proof of its effectiveness.
Myths About Homoeopath:
1. Homoeopathy Is Only A Placebo :
Homoeopathic medicines are prepared through standard pharmacological process of
drugs from various sources and undergo clinical trials.
2. Homoeopathy Is Harmful In Pregnancy And Children :
is completely safe in any phase of life and can be given even to a 1 day old
baby. In fact there are homoeopathic medicines available for morning sickness,
dyspepsia, easy labor, even in repeated miscarriages it has been found
3. Homoeopathy Can’t Be Taken With Other Medicines :
It’s completely safe to take homoeopathic medicines as an add on along with any medicine.
4. Homoeopathy Has Side Effects :
There is no side effect in taking homoeopathic medicines as they are extremely diluted and mild.
5. Homoeopathy Is Only Effective In Chronic Diseases :
Homoeopathic medicines are equally effective in acute as well as chronic diseases.