All about Homeopathy- Myths and Facts

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Homeopathy is an age-old natural medical system widely practiced across the world to treat an array of medical conditions. The ideology behind Homeopathy is that the body can cure itself when treated with the substance in small doses that caused the disease when taken in large doses. Thereby, famously said to be based on the principle of “like cures like”.

One Should be aware of Homeopathy Benefits, Treatment and Homeopathy- Myths and Facts.

How does Homeopathic treatment work?

How does Homeopathic treatment work?
How does Homeopathic treatment work?

The common question that arises about Homeopathy is how a substance that inflicts illness can be used to treat the illness by using the same substance in smaller quantities. The science behind this medical practice is that agents that inflicts illness when administered in smaller amounts can stimulate the body’s immune system and improve the ability of the body to heal on its own.

The most notable point in Homeopathy practice is that the treatment is customized to each patient’s requirements. Factors such as specific symptoms, health history, and body type.  No two patients suffering from the same illness are treated the same way. Only after a thorough examination and evaluation, the Homeopathic doctors regulate the treatment for each patient. Each person is treated as a unique individual.

A Homoeopathic doctor will engage in discussing the family history, medical history, personal features, daily routines, food habits, relationships, stress factors, etc in order to establish a treatment module. Each individual reacts distinctively to different doses of Homeopathic medicines. The dose requirement varies from much higher doses to lower doses depending on the individuals’ needs. The doses fixed are always started off with the minimum possible dose that is just enough to derive the benefits.

In order to get a  better understanding and a wide idea about the patient’s symptoms, lab tests are also undertaken.  The test results along with the inputs obtained from the discussion with the patient, the homeopathic doctor will get a fair idea of the patient’s conditions and thereby qualifies them to help the patients. Recent studies show that the population taking up homeopathy is has hiked over the years.

A signification portion of the world’s population prefers homeopathy over other medical practices and some rely on homeopathy occasionally. While homeopathy is turning into a  widely followed medical practice across the globe, many are still skeptical to adopt homeopathy owing to the bizarre myths that surround it.  In this blog, we try to break these myths and highlight the facts behind homeopathy.

Myths and Facts about Homeopathy

Some of the Homeopathy- Myths and Facts are as listed below:

 Myths and Facts about Homeopathy
Myths and Facts about Homeopathy

Myth 1:

Homeopathy is scientifically hypothetical

Fact: Through experimental pharmacological and clinical data studies, homeopathy has received scientific validation. Various clinical studies to assess the efficacy of this practice. Research on homeopathy has been conducted in India and many other countries over the years to understand it’s authenticity. The founder of Homeopathy is regarded as the founder of experimental pharmacology.

Myth 2:

Homeopathy medicines are nothing but sugar and posses no medicinal significance.

Fact: The alcohol-based pills given during homeopathic treatment are formulated and serve as carriers or transmitters of medicines. In the absence of these carriers, medicines can be consumed directly or by making a solution using water. The sugar pills without formulation do not hold any medicinal value. Homeopathy has proven to be an effective medical practice.

Myth 3:

The benefits of Homeopathy drug administration is very slow and gradual. It cannot be used to treat acute conditions like diarrhea, fever, cold, etc.

Fact: The general tendency of the people is to approach homeopathic treatment once an acute problem exacerbates and turn into a chronic condition. Treatment for these will clearly take a longer time to treat. That being said, homeopathy is able to effectively treat acute issues such as infections, fever, cold and cough. Homeopathy course is widely adopted to treat skin allergies, asthmatic and breathing troubles, arthritis which generally takes a long duration to get treated.

Myth 4:

Homeopathy has a ‘magic cure’ for all disorder

Fact: Every medical approach has its own shortcomings. The concept of  ‘magic cure’ does not exist. Similarly, homeopathy too can only be effective to a certain extent. Diseases and disorders in which surgical intervention is inevitable, homeopathy cannot be used to treat it.

Myth 5:

Homeopathic doctors are phonies without a proper formal education in the field of medicine

Fact: Homeopathy is practiced by licensed and qualified medical practitioners. A lot of recognized medical universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Homeopathy. Currently, there are about 2,00,000 homeopathy professionals in India.

Myth 6:

Homeopathic treatment demands a strict dietary regulation

Fact: Depending on the issue being treated and the patient’s condition, certain dietary regulation is advised. Some food components such as beverages, onion, and garlic as they can conflict with the action of the homeopathic drug and hamper the treatment process.

Myth 7 :

Homeopathy is effective only for chronic cases

Fact : People tend to try all the medical practices and finally head towards Homeopathy when every other treatment has gone vain. By the time people choose to take up homeopathic medicine, the long duration of allopathic treatment will have already turned into a chronic illness. Therefore, when homeopathic treatment is started all over again, it will naturally take a long time to heal the ailment.

Myth 8:

 Diabetic patients cannot be treated by Homeopathy

Fact: Homeopathy is widely accepted as a treatment for Diabetic patients. The misconception is that the sugar balls that are used as medicine carriers in homeopathic treatment will adversely affect diabetic patients. However, these sugar pills have negligible effects on the sugar levels of the patient. Although, in exceptional cases, the medicine may be taken by diluting in the water.

Myth 9:

How is homeopathy effective, when the Homoeopathic doctor gives the same white pills for all treatment

Fact: After a thorough evaluation of the patient’s condition, the homeopathic doctors formulate specific medicines into the alcohol-based white pills to treat a specific illness. These white pills only serve as transporters. The medicines that are customized are derived from over a range of 1200 different dilutions.

Myth 10:

Homeopathic medicine has serious side effects

Fact: Typically, when medicines are administered under proper vigilance, homeopathic medicines show no side effects. But, tinctures in very low potencies may exhibit minor side effects.

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