AN OVERVIEW OF HOW HOMEOPATHY WORKS AND ITS BENEFITS TO MANKIND
Homeopathy is used to treat chronic and acute illnesses. The medicines are prescribed after asking a series of questions to identify the root cause of symptoms. The area where Homeopathy scores over the modern medicine is it treats the cause of your discomfort and stimulating the body to heal itself. Critics and modern medicine practitioners argue that homeopathic remedies are ineffective small doses with only a placebo effect. [a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment, which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient’s belief in that treatment]
It is used to treat a variety of conditions including
- Digestive disorders
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Menopause etc
Homeopathy can be used for all ailments There is growing clinical evidence to show that homeopathy has a positiveeffect in treating several diseases. Homeopathy experts and researchers opine that it is not the chemicals in the solutions that cause a biological change, but the vibrations that emanates from the chemicals, which have an effect. Conventional medicine practitioners often ignore the concept of ‘vibrations’.
USED BY PHYSICIANS WORLDWIDE
Homeopathy has attained wide popularity not only in India but also several parts of Europe. It is so widely practiced by physicians in Europe that it cannot be termed as ‘alternative medicine’. Nearly 30% of French doctors and 20% of German doctors use homeopathic medicines. It has to be mentioned here that the British Royal Family has used and supported homeopathy since 1830.
What do Homeopathy medicines contain?
Homeopathy medicines present different pharmacological approach to treat ailments. Homeopathic medicine comes from a range of natural substances, which can be either plant, mineral or animal based. Some of the substances used by Homeopaths to treat a patient include activated charcoal, dried herbs, vinegar, garlic, caffeine, mountain herbs, white arsenic, crushed bees and stinging nettle plants. These are either extracted or processed in another way to create creams, drops, gels and skin ointments.
How does Homeopathy actually work?
One of the most important principles of homeopathic medicine is that treatments must be ‘individualized’ and tailored to each person’s specific symptoms, body, history and needs. It also works on the underlying principle that even if two people are battling the same illness, they can receive completely different kind of treatment based on their unique situation and how their body would be expected to respond.
An overview of how Homeopathy works
- Evaluation of a patient and identification of symptoms and match them with a remedy. Symptoms are graded depending on the patient’s intensity and frequency.
- The patients entire habits, lifestyle and background are considered. Preference is given on emotional symptoms and conditions contributing to the illness.
- One of the core beliefs in Homeopathy is mental and emotional symptoms are so important that they outweigh physical symptoms.
- Based on the number of ‘Potentization steps’ needed, a homeopathic remedy is diluted to a certain degree and assigned to the patient based on the intensity of symptoms.