Homoeopathy (also called homeopathy) is the scientific medical system based on the “Law of Similars” i.e. ‘Likes be treated by Likes’. This law states that a drug or a substance capable of producing in a healthy person a diseased – state exactly similar to that observed in a diseased person, acts as a curative agent if the disease is in a curable stage. In the incurable stage of the disease, however, the same drug acts as the best palliative. This Law of Similars was discovered by a great German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. Since then the system has been verified experimentally and clinically tested to be most effective and gentle. Homoeopathy is a natural medical science. The medicines are prepared from natural substances.
Homoeopathy treats the person as whole and not the disease, so it removes the disease form its deepest place. It does not treat superficially, it treats the patient from within, and it strengthens the immune system and thus gives a long lasting recovery. Homoeopathy is highly scientific, logical, safe, quick and extremely effective method of healing.
Homoeopathy is the most rational science with respect to its concepts of health, disease and cure. Till now it is one of the most widely accepted alternative medical therapy but it is of no doubt that Homoeopathy is the Medical Science of future.
Homoeopathy is scientific medical science but it difference in its approach to a case. Homoeopathy believes in the concept of ‘Individualization’. Every individual who falls sick or suffers any disease has got a susceptible constitution. This gets affected as a whole when any one falls sick. The Concept of Individualization takes in to consideration the response of the individual to the unfavorable environment. The homeopathic physician will study this response through signs and symptoms taking in to consideration body as whole.
While assessing this total response the homeopathic physician gives fundamental importance to the causative factors, the peculiar symptoms, the emotional and/or intellectual changes, the hereditary influences etc. Homeopathic physician goes beyond the diagnosis to study as to why the individual falls sick. It is more of a holistic approach, so homoeopathy is also called as Holistic Medical Science.
Homoeopathy has a unique method of preparation of the drugs in which the end result will contain only the 'dynamic curative power' of the drug substance, free of any original crude substance. By a special mode of preparation called 'potentization', over 2000 homeopathic medicines are prepared from its such as vegetables, animal, minerals, chemicals, etc. The homeopathic medicines are absolutely harmless because of its minute dose and are safe to take. Homeopathic medicines are having dynamic energy which works on the vital energy of the body. They are absolutely non – toxic and harmless.
Homoeopathy is most ideal for the kids as they are absolutely non – toxic and harmless. Most of the children suffers from recurrent respiratory disorders like Coryza, cough, tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Asthma or dentition problems, infantile eczema, dysentery, colic, such complaints are very well taken care with the homeopathic treatment without any side effects and most importantly they can be tackled very quickly.
The medicine boosts the child’s immunity and thus reduces the recurrent episodes of the complaints. Also complaints of children like hyperactivity disorder, behavior disorder, fear disorders, aggressiveness, tamper – tantrums, destructiveness, bed - wetting can also be tackled very well with the homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic medicines are sweet in taste so it is very user friendly with the kids.
As homeopathic medicines can excellently control the acute episodes of the complaints and removes it very quickly and efficiently without any toxic effect like antibiotics. It also does not alter the digestion as like many of the antibiotics. Homoeopathy has very effective and quick treatment for sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, otitis – media (ear infection), gastroenteritis, dysentery, urinary tract infection etc.
In today’s time more and more children and adults are started suffering from allergic disorders like Urticaria, eczema, allergic cold, asthma. Allergy is any exaggerated immune response to a foreign antigen regardless of mechanism. Allergic disorders most commonly affect the nose, eyes, skin, and lungs. Homeopathic medicines not only remove the acute episode of the allergic reaction but as it acts on the immunity of the body it works as a best immunotherapy in long run.
Many of the surgical cases can be treated conservatively with the homeopathic treatment. Certain conditions like sinusitis, tonsillitis, piles, renal calculi (small size), abscesses, fistula, fissure in ano, pilo niddle sinus, vocal cord nodule, warts, corns, billiary stones (small) etc can be tackled with homoeopathy.
Probably homoeopathy had initiated the thought and now very well supported by the modern medical science of psychological origin of the somatic (physical or bodily) symptoms. The psychosomatic disorders like asthma, Ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, dysentery, Migraine, peptic ulcer, allergy, psoriasis. Probably no other medical science might have such a fantastic approach to the patients of considering mind – body relationship while studying a case. In homoeopathy we always study the mind first and then its relation to the bodily symptoms and try to give the remedy which covers this mind – body relationship and thus eradicates the disease.
Homoeopathy medicines can also cure emotional and mental disorders like depressions, undue anxieties, phobias, obsessive traits, undue irritability, etc. Homoeopathy relieves the excessive emotional disturbances like above and bring the harmonious state of mind & health. Thus homoeopathy treats the man as a whole tackling each and every complaints of the body.
Homoeopathy is probably only science which studies the patient as a whole meaning taking in to consideration each and every part of the body collectively. As per the homeopathic philosophy, when a person falls sick each of his systems are involved on or in other way, or when one system becomes weak it alter the function of another. So every part of the body is interconnected, if that is so then how can we take each of the weak of diseased system separately? In homoeopathy we study each and every system collectively; also we consider the family history to study the genetic effect, condition of mother during pregnancy in case of child patients, past history, family environment, etc. This is called totalistic approach; with this we get a constitutional medicine for a sick individual which helps to eradicate the disease totally.
Our these totalistic approach is now a days becoming very popular and scientifically proving true so more and more people are now opting homoeopathy as the first choice of alternative medical science. In other way it is becoming the first choice of the patients as more and more people are becoming health consciousness. Now the time has come that for the treatment of any disease which does not respond to any particular line of treatment, one must take a homeopathic opinion immediately.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural sources. Out of total homeopathic medicines 80% is from vegetable kingdom, parts used like roots, flowers, stems or juices. Rest 20% is divided between chemical, minerals like phosphorus, sulphur, potassium chloride, nitric acid etc, and animal sources like snake venom (Lachesis, Naja, vipera), bee sting (apis Mel).
Also certain medicines are made from microbes, bacterias, viruses called Influenzinum, Tubercullinum, Pyroginum, this are called nosodes. Certain hormones and body secretions are used like thyroid, pituitary, this are called sarcodes. Homoeopathy has plenty of sources of medicines and vides range of medicines so they are never ever adulterated with any other substances to prove its action. Whatever chemical substance present they are present as naturally.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by method called potentization. There are two methods in that centesimal and decimal. Very small quantities of drug substance say 1 drop of fresh plant juice is taken and to it added 99 drop of alcohol or distilled water, and powerful 10 physical strokes are given. This liberates the internal dynamic energy; this is called medicine in 1C strength. In this way medicines are prepared with different strength like 6C, 30C, 200C, 1000C, 10000C, 50000C, 1000000C. More the strength more the power or dynamic energy.
After 24C virtually there are no molecules of medicinal substance as by Avogadro, but there more of dynamic energy left.
As homeopathic medicines are diluted they are non toxic and do not produce any adverse effect. It is not adulterated with any substance so absolutely safe to use.