Myths & facts of Homeopathy
There are two ways of treating the sick individual. One is by the law of opposites and the other is by the law of Similars. Homeopathy works on the law of Similars. Simply, it means: -A medicine, which can produce sleeplessness in a healthy individual, can cure the complaint of sleeplessness in a sick individual. A medicine that can produce diarrhea in a healthy individual can cure a person suffering from diarrhea. The medicine once taken stimulates and enhances the body's own mechanism to fight the disease. It corrects the body's immunity, which in turn fights the disease.
The homeopath aims not at the disease but at raising your Immune Response. To target this, he needs to know your entire personality physically, intellectually, emotionally and also your subconscious. A collection of all these together help in the selection of the medicine. Hence the extensive case-taking that you undergo helps us to put all these aspects together.
THIS IS NOT TRUE! Homeopathy can give quick effective results within 5 to 10 minutes in severe gallstone, renal and abdominal colic. It can bring down temperatures in just 10 minutes in case of high fevers and works effectively in malaria, typhoid etc. However in chronic cases of arthritis, skin allergies, asthma etc. affecting the patient since 15-20 years the remedy must be given 6 months to a year to treat the problem effectively.
Any medicine that has effects has side effects. Homeopathic medication if taken without the supervision of a qualified Homeopath can have adverse effects. The reasons why our medication has no side-effects are as follows: • The quantity is minimum. • The remedy is prepared by serial dilutions to liberate its healing properties. This process is called potentisation where its physical quantity is reduced and its potential is enhanced. • The homeopath goes through a painstaking two-hour procedure to find the remedy most suited to your entire personality. It is this intricate detailed Similarity between the patient and his medication that nullifies any chances of side effects.
Avoid use of any external applications like balms, ointments etc., which have camphor or menthol in them. These are known to antidote the effect of the minimum dose. Besides they help only by causing counter irritation and diversion from the pain. Avoid strong perfumes. You can consume your regular tea and coffee but if you are not used to these things refrain from doing anything new during the course of the treatment. Do not stop any allopathic medication on your own. These medications have to be tapered down under medical supervision.
Our medication can be taken on empty stomach, after breakfast, after lunch or at anytime of the day. The only precaution is to keep the mouth clean 15-20 minutes before and after the dose. This is necessary to allow proper absorption of the medication through the tongue.
In some case we see a Homeopathic aggravation. This is a good sign in the course of your treatment. At such times the symptoms intensify to a certain degree before the problem settles down completely. An old complaint that has been not taken care off might recur for a certain period of time during the course of the treatment. This is an important part of the healing process. Do not panic but inform your doctor immediately. These symptoms settle down completely. Sometimes a skin rash may appear during the course of the treatment. This is because as the treatment progress the disease is thrown from a more important internal organ to a less important outer part like the skin. Patients develop old skin problems like ringworm, eczema, boils, etc. depending on their susceptibility. By this time the internal problem has been resolved, the general level of well being is restored and the skin rash is also resolved in a short period of time.
You should find an improvement in all spheres: • The intensity and frequency of your chief complaint. • Your general criteria -appetite, sleep, dreams, energy levels. • Your moods, temperaments, • Your capacity to deal with stress, sensitive issues and your overall mental state.
We can help in every acute problem very effectively and you will not need to resort to any other form of treatment. The medicines given at this time are fast-acting and can relieve you of any discomfort ,pain etc. At times these episodes are very characteristic to the individual and help in understanding the longstanding complaint in a better way. Consequently the long-standing problem is helped better and the frequency of such acute episodes also reduces. We shall ourselves guide to a specialist if need be in times of crisis.
In case of emergency you may use the SOS PACKET provided to you by the doctor after consulting them on phone. An emergency medical kit is available at the clinic . It comes with necessary medication and instructions for its use. You may call up the doctor first. Only if you cannot contact the doctor then you may read instructions and use this kit. The medicines from the travel kit can be used for all as per the instructions mentioned in the pamphlet in the Kit.
The problem per se does not recur after the treatment. A mild episode of a chronic problem can recur sporadically due to undue physical or mental stress. However these episodes will be very rare and their intensity will be minimal. This is because the medication makes you capable of handling situations better and fighting your stress better.
Homeopathic medication can last very long when preserved in dry conditions and away from sunlight in a cool dark place. They must be discarded when they get moist or change colour to a yellow taint. We prescribe medication for overseas patients, patients on ship etc, for six months at a stretch. Please remember that the medication must be kept away from strong smelling substances like camphor, mint, menthol ,strong oils and perfumes etc.
Homeopathy has excellent result in infants even few days or months old. Infant colic, fevers, colds etc. can be well taken care of.
NO !! A well-selected Homeopathic remedy has the capacity to bring about a drastic change in the patients complaints. People at time feel that a steroid is used to bring about this change. But its not true, when the right remedy works, the patient not only sees a change in the complaints but also at the level of his general state, general well being which doesn't happen when on steroids. Also long term use of steroids have their side effects like weight gain, moon face, excessive body hair to name a few. The commonly performed test to find out steroids is the "Colorimetric Method" test which gives a false positive result for any reducing sugar, aldehyde (Homeopathic medicines are sugar , lactose & alcohol based) . The best test to find out if the medicine contains steroids is the "Liberman Buchard" test. Thin layer chromatography method & a UV absorption method. This method helps in differentiating & finding out if the substance indeed contains steroids.