Homeopathy is an alternative branch of medical science that works on the basic principle of “similia similibus curenter” means like cures like. It was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. According to NCH (National Center For Homeopathy)1, homeopathy is a safe, gentle and natural system of healing that works with your body to relive symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. Homeopathy has a holistic approach to care and looks beyond the labels of diseases to cure their causes rather than merely their symptoms. It stimulates body’s natural healing power and brings an ideal, gentle and permanent cure. It has some unique benefits and recognized as a great alternative treatment option. As a certified Homeopathic physician, I always love to share the goodness of Homeopathy with others.
How Does Homeopathy Work?
Homeopathy works on the principle of symptom similarity. It means the substance that is capable of causing disease, is also capable of curing. It is commonly assumed that homeopathic medicines are composed of extremely small doses of medicinal substance and made through a specific pharmacological process of dilution and vigorous shaking.
When a person suffer from any disease, a homeopathic therapist collect his all symptoms in detail, he matches the narrated symptoms with a medicine with the help of materia medica (homoeopathic therapeutic book), the similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the encouragements it needs to complete its healing works.
1. Homeopathy Works On The Theory Of Individualization
Homoeopathic case taking is a time-consuming process. And it requires a proper time and patience. Homoeopathy works on the principle of “individualization”, in simple words each individual is a unique person and so their disease too. It means identifying the individual as an entity and selecting the similimum according to his characteristics. When a person suffers from a disease, he or she is being of physical attributes, intelligence level, physical general (thirst, appetite, sleep, dream) mental general (anger, sadness) and after a proper collection and evaluation, an individual remedy is prescribed.
2. Homeopathy As An Alternate Treatment
Homeopathic medicines are safe, gentle, and non-toxic and had no adverse side effects. The first and most important reason is that Homeopathy is the safest mode of treatment. When these medicines used as directed they are completely safe for every one- including pregnant, nursing women and infants. They are given in such small doses that do not causes side effects, according to University of Maryland Medical Center2, the extremely diluted nature of homeopathic remedies removes risk of ultimately negative side effects, though during first 1-2 week after administering the homeopathic medicines sometimes there is worsening of existing symptoms occurred, it is called “aggravation”, it indicates that selected medicines has started its action. Homeopathic medicines come from a range of natural substances which can be either plant, mineral or animal based. And these natural substances make it safe and gentle to use. These ingredients available in medicine enable the body to heal the problems naturally. Unlikely conventional drugs, they rarely produce side effects, For instance, antibiotics often causes diarrhea as a common side effect. And most of the over the counter cough and cold medicines causes’ drowsiness. Nowadays we all are concerned about the side effects of conventional drugs. In this scenario, homeopathy is a wonderful treatment option. These medicines cure diseases in most gentle and safe manner, without any harmful side effects.
“Homeopathy cures a greater percentage of cases than any other method of treatment. Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients economically & non-violently”-Mahatma Gandhi.
3. Homeopathy Cures Diseases From Its Roots
According to homeopathic principle, diseases occur because of imbalance of elements present insides our immune system and deranged our vital force. The imbalance of body’s element reduces the efficiency of our body to fight against the disease causing organisms and leads to several health issues. Homeopathy treats a patient on both physical and psychological level and helps in curing a disease from root instead of just treating the symptoms. Let’s consider the conventional form of treatment. If two persons suffer from the same disease and shows similar kind of symptoms, usually the treatment or medicines issues to them will be the same, but in the case of homeopathy it is not just about the disease and symptoms. It also taken in to the accounts the peculiar and individualistic symptoms of sick person that includes past history, mental and physical general symptoms, modalities , sensations, causation etc. after collecting these symptoms an individual similimum (most similar) remedy is prescribed. And this indicated remedy acts on individual symptoms and cures a disease from the root.
4. Homeopathy Is Easily Accessible And Tolerable
Homoeopathic medicines are administered in the form of the tiny sweet globule. Every one accept it very well, even they loved it.
5. Homeopathy Boosts The Immune System Naturally
Another prominent reason, it increases immunity and resistance power. According to homoeopathic principle, when a person suffers from any disease his vital force (resistance power) get deranged. When an indicated homeopathic medicine is administered it acts on the vital force of the body and make it stronger. Then this stronger vital force eliminates the disease force. Thus, our inner resistance power is increased. By this way, it is an excellent method of curing a disease.
6. Homeopathy Is Safe With Other Medications
Homeopathic medicines are believed to be safe when used with other medicines. Although homeopathic remedies should not replace conventional treatment for serious health concerns, but they can be used as an alternative option. For example, in the case of asthma, it is necessary to use conventional inhalers and other indicated medicines. But we can add indicated homeopathic medicine along with them. When indicated medicine will start work on individual symptoms (it may take a time and patience is required) then the dose of conventional medicines can be tapered gradually. After a period of time patient can control his disease with homeopathic remedy only.
7. Homeopathy Is A Good Home Treatment
Because it is a gentle, safe and permanent mode of treatment and its method of dispensing medicine is also very simple. So after learning some basic principle it can be use it at home for treatment of common health problems. You only need to observe yours and your family’s symptoms, any changes you might see in those symptoms. With this way, it is easy to get started using homeopathy at home especially for treating simple and common illnesses. But for serious health concern, medical supervision is compulsory.
8. Homeopathy Helps With Acute And Chronic Conditions
Homoeopathy works great in treating both acute and chronic diseases. In acute disorders(like common cough-cold and fever) acute remedies work rapidly with good success and in the case of chronic diseases (where symptoms are less severe than acute disease, but they can affect seriously affect the quality of life and may worse over the time) well selected constitutional remedies may provide significant relief.
9. Homeopathy Is Cheap And Easy To Get
Homeopathic remedies are typically inexpensive and radially available. Therefore, they provide an affordable approach to healing.
There are various great books are available to know the basics of homeopathy. One is Homeopathic medicine for children and infants is a great book written by Dana Ullman3. In this book, he explains what is homeopathy? How does it work? How it can be used correctly to treat common childhood aliments. He included a complete guide to the use of homeopathy and valuable information on the important remedies that all parents have in their home medicine kit. Homeopathy also has a great role in various mental and psychological issues apart from the routine treatment. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), learning and behavioral problems and other psychological issues can be successfully treated with homeopathy. Ritalin free kids is a great book written by Judith Reich Enberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman. This book explains the role of safe and effective homeopathic medicine for ADHD, behavioral and learning problems. It offers a natural alternative to Ritalin and other harmful drugs. The authors describe their experience with more than 400 ADD patients whom they have treated. We will learn who lives have been dramatically changed and improved through the use of homeopathy. Nowadays, homeopathy is so well trusted. More than 300 million patients in over 80 nations are using it. As a parent and as a physician I had always observed the miraculous result of homeopathy.