History of Homoeopathy
Homoeopathic system of medicine has gained huge popularity in the last few decades. Accoding to WHO statistics, it is 2nd largest system of medicine and is being practised in over 80 countries and used by 50 crore people worldwide.Just over 200 years old, Homoeopathy was founded by the great German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 and is thus the youngest of all the medical sciences.
Homoeopathy is based on the law of similia, according to which, a substance capable of producing certain symptoms in a healthy individual is capable of treating similar symptoms in a diseased person. Thus, the logic is to evoke a healing response from the body itself rather than trying to suppress the disease manifestation.
A HOLISTIC SCIENCE
Homoeopathy has always considered diseases to be an amalgamation of physical, mental emotional and general symptoms. This truth has been accepted by modern medicine only now. THE diseases are not caused by the mere presence of disease-causing organisms in the internal or external environment, but rather due to the weakening of the body's defense mechanisms, was propounded by Homoeopathy long before even the microscope was invented. Homoeopathy has had a futuristic approach right from the beginning The concept of working towards developing an overall sense of well being in individuals is gaining grounds rather than merely keeping people disease free. Since homoeopathic remedies boost the natural defense mechanisms of the body, they play a vital role in preventive medicine
An individualistic science, with a personal touch
Treating patients individualistically and not juston its disease diagnosis , this system of medicine provides quick relief and long lasting cures safely, reliably, painlessly, non-invasively, and cost-effectively.
Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by the process of dynamisation which involves serial dilutions of the original substance along with vigorous mixing (succession) with the vehicle medium so as to remove any toxic potential and liberate the therapeutic energies.
ADVANTAGE OF HOMOEOPATHY IN SYSTEMIC AND CHRONIC DISEASES.
While other systems of medicine simply suppress symptoms and treat the body in parts, Homoeopathy recognizes the body as a unified whole of physical as well as psychological components and confronts the problem from deep within. This is why it offers hope to many cases deemed 'incurable' by other medical sciences.
Homoeopathic remedies are easy to take with no special dietary or lifestyle restrictions, unless a particular disease calls for them.
Effective, safe and gentle treatment for the whole family
The curative effects and the symptomatology of every homoeopathic medicine are proven only on healthy human beings, not on diseased people or animals,thus, making homoeopathy uniquely reliable. Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by the process of dynamization, in which, the original medicinal substance, irrespective of its nature whether inert or toxic initially, undergoes serial dilutions with constant friction so as to liberate its healing energies whilst getting rid of its ability to produce any side-effects. Being infinitesimally small doses, these medicines do not produce any adverse reactions even when taken for prolonged periods of time and can therefore be safely given even to babies, children, and elderly people.
NON TOXIC, CONVENIENT AND PATIENT FRIENDLY
Homoeopathy is a complete system of medicine that assists the natural tendency of the human body to heal itself. Homoeopathic medicines being easy to administer, sweet to taste, non-invasive and free of side-effects, are extremely convenient for the patient and therefore command better patient compliance. They are absolutely safe even if taken for prolonged periods of time.
Goes easy on your pocket!
Homoeopathic treatment is extremely cost-effective in the long run especially keeping in mind that treatment is sought for chronic diseases that need long-term treatment. Homoeopathy believes in employing a single remedy, in minimum dose and minimal repetition when treating any patient. Homoeopathic medicines are therefore inexpensive as compared to medicines from the other medical systems. Moreover, Homoeopathy also obviates the need for surgery in a number of conditions such as warts, piles, fissures, tonsillitis, ovarian cysts and kidney stones for which patient may otherwise have to pay up a lot for conventional treatment methods.
GET YOUR FACTS RIGHTS! BUST THE MYTHS
It is really surprising that despite the homoeopathic successes, people are still misjudging homoeopathy because of certain misconceptions and myths. Below are listed some of the commonest myths surrounding homoeopathy, along with our reply for the same.
Homoeopathy effect is a mere placebo effect ( SO NOT TRUE!)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Homoeopathy as an accepted system of medicine and the world's second largest system of medicine. There have been many double blind trials conducted where the efficacy of Homoeopathic medicines have been proved. Studies have shown the ability of Homoeopathic medicines to induce physiological changes in the body temperature. Homoeopathy even works on animals in diseases like distemper and fifty percent of veterinary doctors in UK use Homoeopathy. It shows effective results in infants even in acute diseases such as abdominal colic. This would not have been possible if homoeopathic remedies were placeboes.
Homoeopathic treatment is slow to act and hence not for acute diseases (Biggest Misconception)
Homoeopathy IS certainly a popular choice in chronic problems such as arthritis, allergic asthma or skin conditions, etc., which take a longer time to be treated with any other system of medicine too. However, in acute ailments like fever, diarrhoea, acute cold, cough, etc., homoeopathic remedies act as fast as conventional medicines, sometimes even faster.
Homoeopathy cannot help in surgical cases (homoeopathy can avoid many surgeries)
Tonsillitis, piles, fissures, fistula, chronic ear discharge, vocal cord nodules, kidney and gall bladder stones, small-sized uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, warts, corns and many other surgical conditions are effectively and permanently cured by Homoeopathy.
However, every medical science has its set of advantages and limitations. Thus, in certain cases where the disease has reached an advanced stage or in emergency cases, surgery is essential and cannot be avoided. In fact, many surgeons and dentists use Homeopathy pre and post operatively.
Various dietary restrictions have to be followed during homoeopathic treatment (FALSE!)
The diet restrictions a homoeopath may impose depend upon the disease that the patient suffers from; for example, diabetics should avoid sweets and a high carbohydrate diet. Traditional homoeopaths do not prefer the use or consumption of any substance with strong odors like garlic, onions, etc., as this could affect the action of homoeopathic medicines. Modern homoeopaths recommend having the medicines after rinsing the mouth half an hour before and after meals and also advocate placing the medicine below the tongue for best results.
Homoeopathy cannot be taken along with allopathic medicines (Yes! it can be taken)
In patients suffering from drug-dependant diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, allopathic drugs cannot be suddenly withdrawn; hence, homoeopathic medicines may be taken with allopathic medicines.
Some medicines in Allopathy tend to suppress rather than cure while homeopathic medicines may expel toxins. In such cases, it is better to take Homoeopathy alone.
Homoeopathy is very old system of medicine and it is not relevant today. (Homoeopathy is gaining more popularity day by day)
Homoeopathy is amongst the newest of medical systems. It is 210 years old, introduced by a German scientist Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755 to 1843), as compared to the conventional medicine, which date backs to Hippocrates (460 BC to 370 BC).
Homoeopathy is a young science. And, it has been evolving.
Homoeopathy works only for functional and emotional disease. (Great potential of curing grave pathologies)
Experience of thousands of practitioners and millions of patients confirm that homoeopathy also works in the cases of physical pathology such as intestinal ulcers, fissures, chronic inflammation, infections, skin lesions, arthritis, etc. There are tons of documented cases proving this fact.
Homoeopathy is not safe & cannot be prescribed during pregnancy or to lactating/nursing mothers (The most safe and gentle system)
Homoeopathic medicines which are prepared in infinitesmal minute doses which do not cause any toxicity, pathogenecity ; 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.
Homoeopathy is not advisable in cancers esp. in conjunction with radio- & chemotherapy. (Homoeopathy boosts patient’s immunity)
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.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
- Female disorders & menstrual disorders
- Decreased sperm count (Oligospermia)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Herpes zoster & herpes simplex
- Bronchial asthma
- Allergic bronchitis
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Contact dermatitis
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
- Stomach ulcers
- Renal calculi
- Alopecia areata
- Sciatica & other neuralgia
- Cervical spodylitis
- Lumbar spodylitis & disc prolapsed
- Dengue with prevention
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Anxiety neurosis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Anal fissure
- Piles & haemorrhoids
- Gastro esophageal reflux disease
- Hepatitis A,B,C
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lichen planus
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Benign prostate hypertrophy
- Prostate cancer
- Sleep apnoea
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Ulcerative colitis
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hypertension(high blood pressure)
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Acne rosacea
- Tinea cruris (ring worm)
- Acne Rosacea
- Alopecia Areata
- Alzheimer's disease
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Asthma in adults
- Asthma in children
- Atopic Dermatitis
- AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Backache (pain)
- Bells Palsy
- Bipolar Mood Disorder
- Calcaneal Spur
- Callosities (corns)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cervical Spondylitis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Constipation
- Corns (Callosities)
- Crohn's Disease
- Diabetes Type II
- Dry Eye
- Dysmenorrhea (Painful menses)
- Enteric fever (Typhoid)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Fatty Liver
- Fibroadenoma (Breast tumor)
- Frequent Colds
- Fungal Infection
- Gall bladder Stones
- GERD(Gastro-esophageal reflux disease)
- Hair loss
- Heart Diseases
- Hemiplegia (limb paralysis)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Zoster
- Hot Flashes
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidney Stones
- Lichen Planus
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Loss of Libido (Low sex drive)
- Lumber Spondylitis
- Meniere's disease
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Mouth Ulcers (Apthous Ulcers)
- Nasal Polyps
- Non-healing ulcers
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Nutritional Anemia
- Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis(OCN - OCD)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)
- PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease)
- Peptic ulcer
- Pityriasis Versicolor
- Post Herpetic Neuralgia
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Enlargement
- Prurigo Nodularis
- Psoriasitic Arthritis
- Raynauds Disease
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
- Sexual problems
- Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS)
- Swine Flu
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Tumor (Bone)
- Typhoid (Enteric fever)
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Uterine fibroid
- Varicose veins
- Vocal Nodules
- Writer's Cramp & many more
To keep diseases at bay, homoeopathy is the way
In today’s fast life we sometimes fall prey to the hectic life style we are leading and become ignorant of our health problems. Also the growing global warming and increasing pollutants in the environment are taking a toll on everybody’s health, we want to seek fast relief for our problems, but don’t realize that human body that is already facing the increasing toxicity in the environment , has to bear the nefarious side effects of the allopathic system of medicines.
Homoeopathy has an answer to almost all the health disorders the human beings suffer from.
We have mentioned a few common disorders that homoeopathy treats successfully, for which there is no satisfactory treatment in other system of medicines. But this is not a complete list of diseases in which homoeopathy helps , for almost every health disorders that humans suffer from, homoeopathy has an answer.
Homeopathic remedies are easy to take with no special dietary or lifestyle restrictions, unless a particular disease calls for them.
Effective and gentle treatment for the whole family
The curative effects and the symptomatology of every homeopathic medicine are proven only on healthy human beings, not rats and rabbits, making homeopathy uniquely reliable. Homeopathic medicines are prepared by the process of dynamization, in which, the original medicinal substance, irrespective of its nature whether inert or toxic initially, undergoes serial dilutions with constant friction so as to liberate its healing energies whilst getting rid of its ability to produce any side-effects. Being infinitesimally small doses, these medicines do not produce any adverse reactions even when taken for prolonged periods of time and can therefore be safely given even to babies, children, and elderly people.
Patient-friendly and convenient
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine that assists the natural tendency of the human body to heal itself. Homeopathic medicines being easy to administer, sweet to taste, non-invasive and free of side-effects, are extremely convenient for the patient and therefore command better patient compliance. They are absolutely safe even if taken for prolonged periods of time.
Homeopathic treatment is extremely cost-effective in the long run especially keeping in mind that treatment is sought for chronic diseases that need long-term treatment. Homeopathy believes in employing a single remedy, in minimum dose and minimal repetition when treating any patient. Homeopathic medicines are therefore inexpensive as compared to medicines from the other medical systems. Moreover, Homeopathy also obviates the need for surgery in a number of conditions such as warts, piles, fissures, tonsillitis, ovarian cysts and kidney stones for which patient may otherwise have to pay up a lot for conventional treatment methods.