to update this Homeopathic treatment section in response to the
queries we receive routinely and the lack of understanding regarding
the basic principles of homeopathy by other branches of medicine,
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy (or Homeopathic medicine) is a branch of healthcare that
originated in Germany in the 18th century. Originally discovered
by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, Homeopathy evolved
due to Hahnemann’s desire to find a less aggressive means
of treating diseases.
medicines are prepared by diluting the original substance (plant
extracts, chemicals etc) to the extent where by traces of this
substance fail to exist in the final homeopathic preparation or
medicine. Since material traces cannot be detected by the most
advanced equipments available today, Homeopathy has been on the
agenda of critics who challenge its benefits and curative properties.
You may refer to http://www.homeoconsult.com/faqs.php
or medical branch (Homeopathy) can survive for 2 centuries if
it had no beneficial effects (Refer to http://www.homeoconsult.com/cured_cases_link.php).
Simply because the curative mechanism of Homeopathic medicines
cannot be detected by modern equipments and physicists, and is
postulated, it does not mean that this science (Homeopathy) should
be disregarded. It simply means that our techniques haven’t
progressed that far yet!
do Homeopathic medicines work?
(Also read: http://www.homeoconsult.com/homeopathy_an_introduction.php)
understand this: If you repeatedly give a homeopathic
medicine or remedy to a person who is relatively healthy for sometime
(a process called homeopathic drug proving) he will slowly but
surely develop some of the symptoms the remedy is capable of curing
in a person suffering (diseased person) from those symptoms.
theory how Homeopathic treatment works: When a Homeopathic
medicine is administered to a diseased person, the remedy too
produces artificial symptoms similar to that of the disease he/she
suffers from. Our body reacts to this invoking a healing response
(similar to the effects of vaccination). In short, the Homeopathic
medicine only redirects the body and mind to a healthy state by
stimulating our own healing response and is a curative reaction
to the effects of the Homeopathic medicine.
then explain the credible and consequential increase in WBC’s
(white blood cells or antibodies) in infectious conditions, or
the increase in endorphins which help in pain management when
Homeopathic medicines or Homeopathic remedies are prescribed.
Homeopathy or Homeopathic treatment scientific?
You bet! Homeopathic medicines do not contain any detectable physical
atoms of the original substance from which it is prepared. For
e.g. Homeopathic medicine ‘Sulphur’ prepared from
the chemical ‘Sulphur’ will have no traces of Sulphur
in the final homeopathic preparation. However, the curative properties
of the homeopathic remedy ‘Sulphur’ are well documented
through a clinical process called ‘Provings’ and noted
in the ‘Materia Medica’ referred by homeopaths.
drug proving: Before a homeopathic remedy is approved
to be clinically usable that particular remedy is administered
to a group of relatively healthy individuals over a period of
time (Homeopathic proving). The symptoms they experience (sensations,
altered sleep patterns, dreams, functional organ changes etc)
are noted and documented. When a sick individual presents symptoms
similar to those matching a homeopathic remedy capable of producing
similar symptoms in a proving, the remedy when administered is
capable of curing or relieving that individual.
The exception to this homeopathic drug proving rule: A
homeopathic remedy if found to be clinically useful in treating
a particular ailment repeatedly or by chance may also be indicated
in similar situations. Experience and clinical observations play
a vital role in ascertaining the usability of such homeopathic
homeopathic medicines do not contain traces of the original substance
(not yet detectable by the methods we currently have) the documentation
and clinical records are scientific and meticulous.
Homeopathy or Homeopathic Medicines accepted by other branches
Yes! The benefits
of homeopathy have and are being noticed and acknowledged by doctors
and individuals worldwide and the number of physician referrals
as well as the number of individuals opting for Homeopathy is
steadily on a rise.
was in fact discovered by a physician who practiced modern medicine,
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Physicians and researchers who continued
works of Dr. Hahnemann were also MD’s practicing modern
medicine. Some such doctors were: Dr. William Boericke, Dr. James
Tyler Kent, to name a few. You can also refer to the list of celebrities
taking homeopathy at
there any controversies regarding Homeopathy?
homeopaths (those practicing Homeopathy) were being questioned
about this science and an objection to patients being referred
to them was raised. In our view such controversies has nothing
to do with the clinical efficacy of Homeopathic medicines and
may have risen due to increasing threat to the sales of conventional
medicine or failure to communicate the limitations of homeopathy
by the Homeopath.
can be rigid in the way they practice homeopathy and may prevent
their patients from conventional modes of treatment when needed.
Homeopaths need to stop such practices as well as educate their
patients of the benefits and limitations of homeopathic medicines
and know the limits of their treatment.
If you choose
Homeopathic treatment from a sound and sincere homeopath you can
avoid most of the problems that may arise and forget about the
Homeopathic treatment safe in general?
treatment is absolutely safe and there are no know side effects
or contraindications whatsoever. You can opt for homeopathic treatment
for conditions affecting infants and children to those which appear
during old age. Even complicated and so called incurable conditions
can benefit from homeopathic treatment, with a word of caution
(as mentioned below) when you do so for conditions which can cause
sever complications or prove fatal.
Homeopathic treatment recommended for conditions like Hepatitis,
Cancer, AIDS, Diabetes, Hypertension or conditions needing immediate
surgical or aggressive medical intervention or hospitalization.
such as these can be successfully managed with homeopathic medicines
and the homeopathic treatment we recommend to start with is usually
in conjunction with the conventional medicines already prescribed.
The only time we recommend conventional medicines to be stopped
before the homeopathic treatment commences is when the severity
of your condition is not a direct threat to your wellbeing or
survival. If we or the patient is unsure of stopping those medicines,
homeopathic medicines are started simultaneously, and as the condition
improves, conventional medicines are weaned off.
Homeopathic treatment for Life threatening conditions
should have the following protocol:
should be used concomitantly with, not in place
of, standard AIDS or cancer therapy especially when the condition
is life threatening or critical.
- By choice,
numerous individuals opt for natural and alternative modes of
treatment such as homeopathy instead of chemo or radiation
therapy. Though we do offer such homeopathic treatments
with the intention of preventing disease progression, there
is no guarantee of the outcome. Do not blindly believe those
who guarantee such cures and always make an educated
can help your general well being and in turn improve
your innate, immune response. Homeopathic medicines
could help in a faster recovery and/or maintain your health.
medicines can assist in improving your organ function as well
as altered laboratory values.
treatment is a safe and natural, complementary
and supportive therapy ideal for all age groups suffering from
so called ‘incurable’ or ‘terminal’
what conditions can I opt for Homeopathy?
Homeopathic treatment is beneficial for several conditions like
those which appear during infancy to those that surface during
old age. Some benefits of Homeopathic treatment during different
life stages are mentioned below. Do note that Homeopathic treatment
should be used concomitantly with, not in place of, conventional
treatments in some of the conditions below
for Pregnant Mothers & Post-natal care
Homeopathic medicines can be opted for during pregnancy as it
has no side effects. They can help women who have a tendency towards
habitual abortions and delayed or early onset of labor, alongside
conventional treatments recommended. Homeopathic treatment can
also benefit new mothers who suffer from conditions like postnatal
depression, poor or insufficient lactation, nipple soreness, mastitis,
Homeopathic treatment can be safely opted for newborns as the
medicines are gentle and have absolutely no side effects or contraindication.
Some commonly treated conditions are jaundice, runny nose due
to common colds and flu, diaper rash or nappy rash, fever and
indigestion causing regurgitation of milk etc.
Besides the above conditions Homeopathic treatment is commonly
used for cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis of scalp and sometimes
involving the face), infant colic, indigestion, diarrhea, atopic
dermatitis, sleeplessness and restlessness.
Eczema or Atopic dermatitis link: http://www.homeoconsult.com/eczema.php
for Children & Teen years
Besides the usual condition like recurrent colds, tonsillitis
etc, Homeopathic treatment is highly recommended for some specific
disorders like Autism, ADD (Attention deficit disorder) or ADHD
(Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), bronchial or allergic
asthma, respiratory allergies, skin allergies, eczema, alopecia
areata, repeated or multiple chalazion, migraine headaches, molluscum
contagiosum, psoriasis, warts, nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting
ADHD link: http://www.homeoconsult.com/today_on_homeoconsult.php#today1
Alopecia Areata: http://www.homeoconsult.com/hair_fall_alopecia.php
Sinusitis & Chronic colds: http://www.homeoconsult.com/sinusitis.php
Homeopathy for Adult Men
Homeopathic treatment is often indicated for specific conditions
like premature baldness, alopecia areata, prostate gland enlargement,
venereal warts, penile lichen planus, eczema, impotency, renal
calculi or kidney stones, etc.
Specialized homeopathic treatment can be opted for conditions
affecting the menstrual cycle, poly cystic ovarian disease (PCOD),
fibroids, ovarian cysts, leucorrhea, lichen planus, venereal warts
or condylomata, acne, premenstrual tension/syndrome (PMS), benign
breast tumors (fibroadenomas), alopecia areata, female pattern
for Old age
Homeopathic medicines can be safely opted for conditions such
as arthritis, osteoporosis, neurological problems, complications
and management of diabetes & hypertension, cardiac or bronchial
asthma, emphysema, early stages of cataract etc.
Homeopathic medicines do any harm?
not! There aren’t any toxic or medicinal side effects of
homeopathic medicines and the only time an individual may feel
their condition is worsening is when the homeopathic medicines
fail to work. The condition or ailment may progress on its own
course while the homeopathic medicines fail to offer any relief.
Homeopathic treatment guarantee a cure?
may guarantee a cure or relief for some specific conditions he/she
may be very competent is treating. However, ethically speaking,
no homeopath should do so and don’t expect this from your
homeopath or the homeopathic medicines you buy from the retail
Homeopathy take longer than conventional medicines?
This is a common misconception and is directly related to the
nature and duration of your ailment. Homeopathic treatment recommended
for acute conditions can work pretty fast and sometimes even faster
than conventional medicines. It works wonders in acute conditions
like colds, skin allergies, pain, neuralgias, viral coughs, conjunctivitis,
urethritis, sore throat, infantile colic, to name a few. The misconception
arises as homeopaths commonly treat chronic conditions which take
time in reversing or palliating. For e.g. a person suffering from
asthma or eczema may need only 2-3 months of homeopathic treatment
if the condition is of recent origin; or may need homeopathic
treatment for 1-2 years if the problem is chronic.
FAQ’S of Homeopathic treatment are also listed below: