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Myths And Facts About Homeopathy

MYTH
Homeopathy is slow acting.

TRUTH
Homeopathy is not slow acting. This myth is popular, because most of the people approaching a homeopath have a long history of chronic multiple problems and hence the treatment takes time.

Homeopathy gives fast relief in acute conditions like cold, cough, allergies, headaches, tonsillitis, sinusitis, loose motions, stomach pain and many other conditions. In fact, it works just like antibiotics without side effects.

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MYTH
Homeopathy is nothing but faith healing. It is placebo.

TRUTH
That is not true. Scientific, random and double blinded studies have repeatedly proved that homeopathy is not a PLACEBO EFFECT. The effect of homeopathic medicines has been observed repeatedly on neonates, infants, unconscious patients and animals where faith healing is not possible.

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MYTH
Small white pills are not effective.

TRUTH
All the medicines are prepared in an alcohol base. The white globules or pills are only the vehicle through which medicines are transported throughout the body. These doubts arise in people who use homeopathic medicines for the first time.

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MYTH
Homeopathy is useful only for the chronic conditions. It cannot treat acute conditions.

TRUTH
Homeopathy is a great alternative medicine for acute illnesses like common seasonal cold, cough, fever, sinusitis, tonsillitis, vomiting, diarrhea, toothache, urinary tract infection etc. Homeopathy offers a better alternative method of treatment for such ailments and in fact, it is fast and rapid in action in acute conditions.

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MYTH
Homeopathy is quackery. It is practiced by those who have no scientific background.

TRUTH
That is not true. The founder of homeopathy, Dr. Sammuel Hahnemann, MD was a German physician. Homeopathy has a full fledged Bachelor's degree course of 5 ½ years of training with the post graduate M.D. course.

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MYTH
Homeopathy is like a form of herbalism.

TRUTH
Homeopathic medicines mostly are derived from plants (and their parts) like herbs, shrubs, ferns, leaves, nuts, fruits, roots flowers etc. But minerals like Sulphur, Arsenic, Antimony and metals like Gold, Silver, and Platinum are also used to make the medicines. Substances extracted from plants, minerals and animals are transformed by potentisation into valuable medicines which can be used for acute as well as chronic illnesses.

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MYTH
It is too dilute to be scientific.

TRUTH
Many people say that homeopathic remedies are too dilute to be scientifically possible to have any effect. They state this in ignorance of modern science. Homeopathic is scientific, safe and effective form of medicine. It is 200 hundred years old and is rapidly gaining popularity all over the world.

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MYTH
Homeopathy helps only functional problems such as pain, weakness, tiredness etc.

TRUTH
This is not true. Homeopathy is equally effective for structural pathologies. There are many cases in which the reversal of the structural pathology has taken place.

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MYTH
Homeopathy cures all.

TRUTH
Homeopathy can cure a lot of illness, at least a wide range as any other medical system.

It has its own scope and limitations. The physicians as well as the people have to understand that every illness cannot be treated or cured.

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