Homeopathy FAQs

1.What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a very unique healing art that stimulates the body’s core vitality to rid itself of illness and promote wellness.
It is a science and art of healing.
It is a proven medical system based on a specific set of principles regarding health, disease, cure and posology. It is effective in acute and chronic conditions,stimulating the vitality of the individual.
The potent Homeopathic medicines are serially diluted to release the latent curative power. It works on the principle of let likes be cured by likes. It is a Safe, gentle,curative mode of treatment.

2.What are the side effects of Homeopathy?
Since the remedies are highly diluted, they do not contain significant amounts of the original substance from which they are made. Therefore, they do not have the toxic effects associated with many conventional medications or other substances. They are, however, powerful energetic stimuli and must be used with discretion. Sometimes, as part of the curative process, a person will experience a temporary intensification of symptoms.

3.Can you take Homeopathy with Conventional Medicine?
Yes. Many people who seek out homeopathic care are already taking conventional medication with the goal of reducing or eliminating the medication. With the proper remedy and treatment plan, this is often possible.

4.Is homeopathy slow acting and can’t be used in acute cases?
Homeopathy is fast acting in acute cases and can be effectively used in treating infection, fevers, colds and other acute problems. Unfortunately, people tend to try homeopathy only after the acute problem has become chronic. Naturally, these cases take longer to treat. Also, most people take recourse to homeopathy in chronic cases of arthritis, allergic asthma and skin conditions which take a longer time to treat with any form of treatment. However, in acute ailments like fever, diarrhoea, acute cold, cough, etc., homeopathic remedies act as fast as conventional medicines, sometimes even faster.

5.Homeopathic doctors give the same white pills for all types of illness. How can they be really effective?
Although all homeopathic medicines look alike, essentially they are not the same. A homeopathic doctor medicates the white pills with different liquid medicines. There are more than 3000 liquid medicines derived mainly from plants and minerals kingdom. For better palatability, the liquid homeopathic medicine is poured into small round, white globules, which are highly porous and absorptive, and are targeted to suit every individual patient’s needs.

6.Are there any dietary restrictions to be followed during Homeopathic treatment?
Homeopathic medicines act through nerve endings. Since the maximum number of nerve endings is below our tongue, the best way to take homeopathic medicines is to place it below the tongue and suck it. Any strong odor in the mouth can reduce efficacy of homeopathic medicine. A simple mouth rinse before taking the medicine is recommended. There is absolutely no need to avoid onions, garlic, coffee or tea during your homeopathic treatment. the patient is only advised to avoid eating or drinking 15 minutes before or after taking homeopathic medication.

7.Is Homeopathy only a Placebo?
No. The pills of Homeopathic medicines are made from sugar but they work only as vehicles. Actual liquid medicine prepared from various natural medicinal substances, is poured over the pills and dispensed as medications. Homeopathic medicines are also available in liquid form or tinctures, which can be administered directly or by diluting them in water whenever required.

8.Why is such a detailed case history asked?
Detailed history is very essential as homeopathy believes in treating the individual and not the disease. So the physician needs to know the individual along with the disease. Homeopathy is a holistic science hence its imperative to understand the person his attributes, emotional and mental make up, physical appearance,food preferences, lifestyle,family and past history etc
Every incidence affects our life, so it is very important to know all the incidences and its impact it had on the patients. Hence a detailed history right from the childhood till date is needed to find the right medicine which suits the patient.As mentioned earlier the homeopath needs to make a portrait. Finer details are important to understand you as a person.

9. Is it Safe for Diabetics?
Yes,it is safe for diabetics to take Homeopathy. The amount of lactose will not give a spike in the sugar levels.

10. Does Homeopathic medicines have Steroids?
No. It is a misconception that has been developing in the recent times.
All Homeopathic medicines are prepared by using scientific predefined methods of extracting the medicinal properties from source substances. There is no scope or need to adulterate the derived medicines with any other substances, as this would completely obliterate the curative properties of the same.
Also added steroids if taken for long duration will give you puffiness,weight gain,moon face etc.If the patient has any doubts he should check the medicines from a standard laboratory before consuming any quantity. Ask for
Liberman Buchard test, thin layer chromatography method and UV absorption method.
Colorimetric method (which uses tetrazolium blue salts) gives a false positive response.