What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a definite system for
curing ills, health disorders and chronic ailments. Here are answers to
some of the oft-asked questions about Homeopathy.
1) What exactly is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is a science that was discovered way back in 1790 by a German physician called Dr Samuel Hahnemann. In fact, the principles of Homeopathy were recognized much before the system was crystallized.
The word Homoeopathy is derived from
two Greek words :-
Homoeopathy is a branch of therapeutics
that treats the patient on the principle of -
2) How does Homoeopathy act?
Homeopathy acts by stimulating the body's own healing mechanism. It activates the vital energy in our body. This energy is called chi in Chinese medicine, and prana in Sanskrit.
According to the law of SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR, the symptoms of a diseased person can be cured by administration of a drug that has been proved to produce a similar set of symptoms in a healthy human being. For example, it is a well-known fact that all human beings experience irritation of eyes while cutting onions. These symptoms are very similar to the symptoms experienced during conjunctivitis.
Now, according to the Homoeopathic
Law of 'Like Cures Likes', a remedy prepared from onions can definitely
cure the symptoms of conjunctivitis.
3) How is Homoeopathy different from Allopathy and Ayurveda?
4) Is it true that Homoeopathic medicines are totally harmless and without any side effects?
Homoeopathic medicines are considered
harmless and without any side effects. However, there is a word of caution.
If these medicines are taken in consonance with the basic Homeopathic principle,
then only will they be helpful.
If a patient has resorted to Homeopathy in the middle of an Allopathic course, it is advisable not to discontinue abruptly. But otherwise, a Homeopath is likely to taper off the Allopathic medicines at the earliest.
Definitely YES! Homeopathy acts wonderfully
on pregnant women without giving any side effects. It is beneficial to
the mother as well as the fetus.
In order to activate the patient's
body, especially it's inherent healing energy; the Homeopath requires a
very deep understanding of the behavioral pattern of the patient's body.
Naturally, a Homeopath needs a detailed medical and psychological history
of the patient.
Homeopathy is not at all a slow acting
system of medicine. It acts wonderfully fast in all acute cases, especially
when the disease is detected in the primary stages. It takes time to show
results only during chronic conditions.
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