What is Homeopathy?
Definition - Homeopathy is a therapeutic system of medicine that is based on the principle of similars- like cures like - which means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure similar symptoms in an unhealthy person. Homeopathy aims to aid and stimulate the body's own defense and immune processes. Homeopathic medicines are derived from a variety of plants, animal materials and minerals. These medicines are prescribed to fit each individual's needs, given in much smaller and less toxic doses than traditional medications, and are used for both prevention and treatment. Established 200 years ago by German physician Samuel Hahneman, and is recognized by the What Ailments can be Treated with Homeopathy?
Almost all ailments are amenable to homeopathic treatment. But Homeopathy is best known for its ability to treat chronic ailments. The reason for this is that Homeopathy is the only system of medicine which offers curative treatment (not palliative) in many chronic ailments which have been declared 'incurable' by other schools of medicine. Be it skin disease, chronic gastric and intestinal disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, asthma, allergic disorders, menstrual complaints, other hormonal disorders, arthritis, psychological disorders etc. All these and many more chronic ailments have been affected curatively by Homeopathy. The only major limiting factors are -
1. Gross structural and pathological changes.
2. Very low vitality of the patient.
3. Unavoidable presence of certain causative or maintaining factors.
Then Homeopathy is also known to make surgery unnecessary on many occasions. Many a tonsils, adenoids, appendices etc. have been saved with Homeopathy. Benign tumors and renal stones also respond well to homeopathic treatment.
Even in cases where curative treatment is not possible, like advanced cases of arthritis, malignancies etc. management and palliation with homeopathic medicines is very effective and improves the quality of life of such patients without making them suffer with the side-effects of the modern wonder-drugs ( ! ).
Homeopathy is also very effective in the treatment of acute ailments. And the action of a rightly selected homeopathic medicine is usually faster than any other medicines. Not only this, under proper homeopathic treatment the tendency to frequent recurrence of acutes and their tendency to become chronic is aborted. One last thing! In Homeopathy, it is said that Homeopathy never fails, it's the Homeopath that fails. And although Homeopathy has it's limitations, most 'curable' cases that do not respond to Homeopathy are due to improper selection of medicine or potency and case management. So if you do not get benefit from Homeopathy at first, don't dump Homeopathy - dump the Homeopath!
orld Health Organization as the second largest therapeutic system in the world.
Are Homeopathy Medicines Safe?
||Yes! They usually are. Homeopathy medicines are given in sub-physiological doses (as dilution). They do not have any chemicals or added colors in them. Since they work 'with' our immune system and not 'in spite' of our immune system, they usually do not cause adverse reactions.
Homeopathy medicines usually do not have any side-effects (as understood in conventional medicine) and they can not cause structural damage in general. They can be given to infants and pregnant woman too.
This does not mean that homeopathic medicines are totally harmless. The medicines are harmless only when selected properly and used in moderate potencies for a limited time or when taken under expert guidance. If the person taking the medicine is too sensitive or if the medicines are used in very high/very low dilutions (depending on the patients sensitivity) for long periods, medicinal symptoms can appear in a person.
Homeopathy medicines have a very profound action on human economy, so they should not be taken without consulting a qualified homeopath.
In many countries, homeopathy medicines are available as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which do not need a prescription. If you plan to use homeopathy remedies as home-remedies, at least follow these guidelines
- Do not try to treat any chronic ailment yourself.
- For acute conditions, use medicines in lower potencies like 6c, 12c, 30c etc.
- Do not repeat the medicine more than 3/4 times a day.
- If the medicine does not give desired results in a day or two, seek professional help.
There is no such thing in this world as 'totally-safe'. Homeopathy medicines are safe only when used judiciously.
Your child grow in safe hands of homoeopathy
Low immunity the most common reason for your child’s illnesses
With the changing lifestyle in today’s era, the habits and patterns of the growing children are changing too. Owing to the new adoptions in the ways of living, the children today are not as healthy as in the past and their immunity level seems to be comparatively weaker. It sometimes becomes quite a challenge for the parents to keep their children away from one or the other infection for long, as they seem to be falling ill more often not. Children usually take on to various diseases because of their vulnerability to the external influences that cause diseases. Since the immune system in children is not fully developed, it is only natural for children to fall ill more frequently than adults.
The child mortality rate is quite high in India. While some diseases of time from school or work. So, it is important that children are well protected and treated for various illnesses in time.
Homoeopathy –the safe option for your growing child
1) Homoeopathic medicines are not only free from adverse side effects but also stimulate child’s immune or defense system.
2) On the other hand, conventional medicines sometimes may do more harm than good to the tender health of children and might cause the body’s immunity to weaken further. The massive does of such medicines might not only suppress a child’s developing immune system, but even produce a number of side-effects.
3) By using homoeopathy for your children, you can help child develop resistance to the diseases. A few common ailments of children which can the indication of medicines;