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Homeopathy - An Introduction

Homeopathy: New Age Medicine

Over the past decade popularity of alternative medicine has nearly quadrupled as individuals are dissatisfied with the side effects of conventional drugs and the ever-increasing costs. A number of Insurance companies refuse to cover Homeopathic expenses in developed countries. This has prevented the spread of homeopathy and willingness to try or consider homeopathy as a primary line of treatment.

  • History

    In 1790, Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, observed that the plant Cinchona, containing quinine, administered in high dosage to a healthy individual, provoked an intermittent fever, and that this same remedy, taken in infinitesimal dosages, cured this symptom in an individual suffering from the same type of fever. He proved this principle on himself, his family, and his colleagues. Experiments conducted with numerous other medicinal substances were always very conclusive. This accidental experience laid down the stepping-stone of Homeopathy.

  • Principles

    The term "Homeopathy" means
    HOMEO = similar and
    PATHOS = disease.
    Homeopathy is based on three basic laws:

    • The law of Similars

      A substance when administrated to a healthy person will produce particular symptoms. When this substance is administered to an individual with the same or similar set of symptoms, in a diseased state, it will cure by boosting the body’s natural responses.

    • The law of Infinitesimal

      This is based on the principle that smaller the quantity of the medicinal substance, greater is its effect. A drop of the crude medicinal substance (plant tincture, chemicals etc) is added to 99 drops of alcohol and given 10 strokes. This is the 1st potency or 1C. A drop of this is further added to 99 drops of alcohol and after 10 strokes you get 2C. Similarly when 1 drop of medicine is added to 10 drops of alcohol, the first potency is 1X. Higher the potency, lesser is the material dose, and stronger is its effect. Commonly prescribed strengths are 6C, 30C, 200C, 1000 (1M), 10000 (10M), and 3X, 6X, 30X (C=Cent i.e. 1 drop in 100 drops & X=Decimal scale i.e. 1 drop in 10 drops).

    • The law of Individualization

      In Allopathy or modern medicine two persons suffering from the same disease is usually treated using the same medicine. However, a Homeopathic physician does not label a patient by the disease condition but considers a prescription based on the totality of both the mental and physical characteristics of the patient. Thus every case is different and needs an individualistic prescription.

  • What do Homeopathic Medicines look like?

    A Homeopath generally prescribes four categories of medicines :

    • Homeopathic Dilutions

      These are medicines potentised in alcohol (Refer above to: Law of Infinitesimal) and dispensed in cane sugar pills or pellets. There are over 1400 remedies in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. A Homeopath generally advises a patient to take 4-6 pills at varied intervals of time.

    • Mother Tinctures

      These are actual plant extracts known to cure or palliate ailments in material doses. Alcohol, water and glycerin are commonly used for the process of extraction. For e.g. to make 1 litre of mother tincture, only 100gms of the crude medicinal substance is used, and the rest being alcohol, water or glycerine.

    • Mother Solutions

      Chemical substances are dissolved in alcohol, water or glycerine and dispensed in a very dilute form. The ratio of the medicinal substance to the vehicle is usually 1/10. These solutions are absolutely safe, non-toxic and highly effective in treating various conditions.

    • Triturations

      These are powdered medicinal substances mixed with lactose and triturated using a mortar and pestle for hours. The ratio of the medicine to lactose is 1/10. They are dispensed either as powders or tablets.

Why Homeopathy

prescribed for most ailments have the propensity to help only and lean towards or its symptoms, rather than cure them.

E.g. If you suffer from nasal allergies, drugs which suppress your immune response to those allergens will be prescribed. Similarly, a child or adult suffering from ‘Allergic Asthma’ will be given bronchodilators and immuno-suppressants.

We need to recognize that a person gets afflicted by a disease due to an to develop that disease. Not everyone exposed to allergens or cold drafts develop allergies & colds respectively, and nor does every child exposed to humid weather and pollution develop asthma.

This inherent disposition to develop certain diseases is a part of your As homeopaths we stress on treating and not the presenting condition as a stand-alone disease. Your temperament, likes/dislikes, past medical and family history, genetic predisposition etc, which make up your constitution, indicates the capable of curing your ailment.

When a person’s constitution is homeopathically treated not only can the expressed immediately, the tendency (disposition) to develop that disease can also be Therefore, when an allergy is homeopathically treated the medicines help by relieving the immediate symptoms of the allergy (sneezing, fever etc) as well as to the allergens. Overtime, you will those allergens and environmental factors without the use of medication.

In short,

  • If you are

    • A victim of chronic problems
    • Suffering from long-lasting ailments
    • Affected by repeated relapses & remissions
  • And probably

    Tried conventional remedies which ONLY

    • Help temporarily or superficially
    • Produce unwanted side effects
    • Weaken our immune system
    • You need to…Opt for Homeopathy
  • Homeopathic medicines can

    • Boosts your body’s natural healing response
    • Will not suppress your immunity
    • Will help by avoiding any side effects
    • Can reduce and prevent relapses
    • And is safe for children & infants

Benefits Of Homeopathy

  • Avoid surgery

    Chalazion, tonsillitis, venereal or general warts, corns, ganglion, fistula-in-ano, internal or external piles, renal calculi etc. are some of the conditions treated successfully with Homeopathy, conditions commonly operated on.

  • No side effects, no contraindications

    Decades of clinical use and trials of the preparations have concluded that Homeopathic medicines are safe with other modes of treatment, effective, non-toxic, and free of any side effects.

  • Curative & palliative

    Homeopathy not only cures cases but also offers relief to conditions progressed to irreversible structural changes such as degenerative arthritis, side effects of chemo or radiotherapy etc.

  • Pain Relief without side effects

    Clinically, homeopathic medicines successfully relieve colic, spasms, general or trigeminal neuralgia, migraine headaches, toothache, chronic lumbago, sciatica, pain due to trauma etc.

  • Anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-septic

    Unlike allopathic medicines, homeopathy offers non-drowsy allergy treatment for hay fever, complete cure for viral warts, faster relief for viral cold sores and herpes and anti-bacterial therapy for infectious conditions. These have been verified at our clinics over the past 25 years and by clinicians worldwide. For please click here.

Homeopathy - Parent's First Choice

Practically 50-60% of the cases that undergo treatment are children. Majority of the children we treat are intolerant to the side effects encountered with conventional (allopathic) medicine or have developed a resistance to the commonly prescribed antibiotics. Also, children undergoing Homeopathic treatment from an early age, respond better to Homeopathic medicines in their adult life as compared to those initiating treatment at a later stage in life – an observation by our panel of physicians.

  • No side-effects, no contraindications.

    Decades of clinical use and trials of the preparations have concluded Homeopathic medicines to be safe for all ages and other modes of treatment, effective, non-toxic, and free of any side effects.

  • Tonsillitis - cure without surgery

    Innumerable cases of acute or chronic tonsillitis have been cured in our centres. Either allergic or septic in presentation; homeopathy treats the child without any side effects and prevents further recurrences.

  • Improves resistance & immunity

    Homeopathy acts favorably in boosting a child’s immune system and resistance, evident by making them less prone to recurrent infections and allergies as witnessed in our practice.

  • Highly effective

    Children as compared to adults are not as exposed to environmental factors that commonly lower a person’s response to Homeopathy. Children therefore respond quicker to Homeopathic medicines and recover much faster in cases of asthma, allergies, skin disorders etc.

  • Liked by children

    Homeopathic medicines are dispensed in the form of medicated, sweet sugar pellets and will often delight your child. You will be surprised that your child will be more than willing to take the medicines, a relief for most parents.