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MYTHS ON HOMOEOPATHY

Homoeopathy Drugs are Slow to Act

It is a myth that homoeopathic drugs are slow to act. Patients respond to homoeopathic medicines instantaneously and the symptoms start improving quickly, even with single dose. Since homoeopathy usually deals with the chronic and lingering problems and such problems do take longer time to recover, this at times creates an impression that the drugs are slow in action. But the face remains that the problems, which were almost difficult to treat by the other systems of medicine do recover permanently with homoeopathy. It will be pertinent to add that the acute symptoms like migraine headache, diarrhoea, fever and colic recover with well - selected homoeopathic drugs instantaneously. So it can be said that the response with the homoeopathic drugs usually depends upon the duration and intensity of the problem and is not at all slow.

Homoeopathic Treatment requires Dietary Restriction

It is a fallacy that a lot of dietary restrictions are required while taking homoeopathic medicines. Dietary advices even in homoeopathy are primarily decided by the disease of the patient like salt restrictions in hypertension, sugar restriction in diabetes mellitus patients etc. It has been seen that homoeopathic medicines do act on person who are in that dietary restriction are prerequisite for taking homoeopathic are treatment. However, it will be wise to keep the mouth clean and fresh before taking the medicine. There are very few homoeopathic drugs where some dietary restrictions would be advisable to ensure better and lasting effect of the drugs.

Homoeopathy Drugs cause initial Aggravation

It is generally felt that homoeopathic drugs cause initial aggravation, which is not a correct picture. The fact is that homoeopathic drugs stimulate the immune reaction by way of creating an artificial similar symptomatology in subtle manner which if it all felt by the patient is of transitory nature, and hardly affect the quality of life. Patients with chronic diseases who had been taking palliative immunosuppressive drugs (steroids), invariably report long drawn aggravation. Such aggravation is due to the withdrawal effect of the drugs. The safe course in all patients is to withdraw these drugs gradually and after getting some additional relief with homoeopathic drugs, aggravation can be minimized. Sometimes in chronic cases where there is lot of suppression of different symptoms for the last many years and the problems are of complex nature, old symptoms of the patient tend to appear during the phase of recovery, all such symptoms should be within tolerable limits and should give a simultaneous feeling of well being. So there is no need to have apprehension about the aggravations while taking homoeopathic treatment for any disease.

Homoeopathy treats only the Symptoms

Homoeopathy takes in to account symptoms of the disease; characteristics of the patients, his desires and aversions, his state of mind and prepares a portrait of sickness, which is used for selecting a suitable homoeopathic drug. This drug usually covers most of the symptoms and removes the disease by stimulating the immune system of the body permanently. Homoeopathic doctors also monitor all other laboratory parameters like testing of blood sugar, eye examination, and heart examination in a diabetic patient. All these parameters help the physicians in the management of the case and helps in deciding about the extent of recovery during the follow up of patients. Hence homoeopathy gives comprehensive health care to patients.

Homeopathic practitioners receive inadequate training

In fact all qualified homeopathic practitioners undergo a five and half years including one year of compulsory Internship training course (B.H.M.S.) at accredited Homoeopathic Medical Colleges recognized by Govt. of India, which includes Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology (Eye), Orthopedics, Dental, Practice of Medicine, Community Medicine (Preventive and Social Medicine), Pediatrics, Dermatology (Skin) and including Homoeopathic subjects Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Homoeopathic Materia medica, Organon of Medicine and Homeopathic Philosophy and Homeopathic Repertory. Yet medical doctors treat after much shorter homeopathy courses. There is also 3 years MD (Homoeopathy) courses in 7 Subject i.e. MD (Medicine), MD (Pediatrics), MD (Materia medica), MD (Repertory), MD (Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy), MD (Homoeopathic Pharmacy). In near future CCH, Govt. of India is thinking to add more post graduation courses in Homoeopathy like MD (Dermatology) and MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology) etc. Like other medical system Homeopathy is a complete Medial system. Homoeopathic Syllabus Of Indian Universities amended by Central Council Of Homoeopathy, Govt. Of India.

Homoeopathy can only help functional problems such as pain, weakness, where there are no structural changes in the body.

Homoeopathy has proved its efficacy for the treatment of structural pathology. Numerous documented cases where the reversal of the structural pathology has taken place indicate the depth of homoeopathy action.
The skeptics should keep the eyes open to evaluate the documented cases.

Homoeopathy is practiced by some quacks and those who have no scientific medical back-ground

Well, homoeopathy in most parts of the world is practiced by the qualified allopath, the practitioners of the modern medicine. The founder of homoeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, MD was a German scientist. And most of the masters and the pioneers in the past were enlightened allopath.
Those who think we are quacks, we just smile.....think that he has no knowledge about homeopathy medical system and its education.

Homoeopathy is a miracle medicine and it cures every disease.

Homoeopathy is no panacea. It has its own set of limitations. We do fail in many cases, and keep learning to heal the suffering humanity. Homoeopathy is not an ultimate medicine, for nothing is ultimate in this universe.

Is that homoeopathy would worsen my symptoms initially and then bring about improvement". I am scared to try Homoeopathy since I cannot afford to see my symptoms getting worse than what I have at present.

It is not true that Homoeopathy would lead to an initial aggravation of your complaints. After Dr. Biswal?s MD in Homeopathy in General medicine Specialty and 5 years of dedicated and sincere practice in homeopathy, he claims that he is yet to see any homoeopathic aggravation!. The aggravation which the patient experiences at times after taking the medicines is usually coincidental with the progress of the disease where in it worsens in its natural course. This confirms that the homoeopathic remedies are usually harmless, but the myths associated with them are not.

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