Homeopathy Facts and myth

Homeopathy Myth & Facts

It is slow to act –

False -The action of Homeopathic medicines solely depends on the disease condition. For e.g. acute cases like tonsillitis, neuralgias, colic etc. the action of the remedy selected is equally fast. However, the general feeling that Homeopathy works slow may be due to the fact that the cases most often seen by Homeopaths are usually of long standing duration or chronic in nature. In other words a patient for e.g. suffering from initial symptoms of arthritis seldom opts for homeopathic treatment early and is seen when the disease progresses significantly, which then can only be palliated. 

Homeopathy is only herbal.

False Homeopathic medicines are not only sourced from plants, they are also prepared from minerals, animal sources, etc. Homeopaths generally prescribe Homeopathic medicines (potentised dilutions) that are prepared from various sources. They are prepared by diluting them to the extent where quantitative traces of the original substance fail to exist, therefore not herbal. Homeopathic physicians incorporating naturopathy in their practice may prescribe actual plant extracts, known as Mother Tinctures, which may be classified as herbal therapy.

Homeopathy is more placebo effect and faith healing

False-Scientific double blind studies have indicated that Homeopathy is far above the placebo effect. The effect of homoeopathic medicine has been observed during clinical trials carried out for various diseases. Recognized homoeopathic institutions are carrying out these clinical trials. There is a regulating body, the Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy, which monitors these research works and keeps record of these trials with scientific evidence.

Homeopathy treats only certain diseases.

False. The sphere of action is these remedies is vast and practically covers most of the diseases. You can visit the testimonial section of multicare.com site where you will find the personal experiences of different patients from acute disease condition to serious disease condition.

All medicines looks same

True. Homoeopathic medicines are prepared in an alcohol base. The white sugar globules or pills are only a medium or vehicle for the transport of the medicine into the body. The liquid medicine is dispensed in the sugar globules that are made from lactose.

Homeopathy is not for first aid.

False. Homeopathy works wonder in cases of sprains and strains, concussions, minor cuts and wounds, burns and scalds, sunburn, bites and stings, blisters, toothache, bleeding hemorrhoids, hiccoughs etc. Refer to’ testimonial’ section

Only chronic cases can be cured by homeopathy

False -The notion that Homeopathy works well in chronic cases is true but it works equally well in acute cases too with the additional advantage that the recurrence of acute problems like that of tonsillitis, recurrent cold and coughs, frequent skin allergies is markedly reduced by the use of constitutional homoeopathic medications. Homeopathy has excellent medicines to treat colic, diarrhoea, headache, cough, toothache, viral fevers etc.

Homeopathy first increase the disease condition & then relieve

False - It is a myth. It does not happen to all cases. But if medicine is repeated more than the need, or the potency chosen is higher than required by the patient then there is a medicinal aggravation or increase in the complaints, but these symptoms would subside on its own as soon as that medicine is withdrawn and the right potency medicine is to be administrated for getting the curative action.

Restriction for diet during the treatment

False - It is a myth regarding restriction in diet like onion, garlic, perfume, paan and tobacco. These medicines have been used on patients who are habituated to coffee and betel. IT ALWAYS ACTS. But yes, certain homoeopathic medicines when given, can be inactivated by certain substances so only in those medicines these restrictions are required and not in all the medicines.

Disease diagnosis is not important in Homeopathy

False – In fact diagnosis is of utmost importance for a Homoeopath as his sound knowledge of disease will help him differentiate between common symptoms of disease and the individualistic symptoms of person thus help him select the homoeopathic medicine on individualistic symptoms which is basis of homoeopathic prescription.


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