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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Homeopathy a proved science?

It definitely is. Homeopathy is a science based on sound logic and vast experimental data. Homeopathy is the only medicinal science where data has been collected by proving on human beings. The principles of Homeopathy have been derived and authenticated by vast clinical experiments and data. The homoeopathic medicines are prepared in a standardized manner. The homoeopathic pharmacopoeia lists more than 3500 remedies, whose clinical efficiency has been proved in various clinical trials conducted all over the world. Various institutions and individuals are proving new medicines and increasing the scope of homoeopathic medicines.


Are Homoeopaths qualified doctors?

Yes. There are more than 180 homoeopathic medical colleges in India and about 2000 colleges all over the world recognized by the Government and the University. The degree course is an extensive study of the human body and homoeopathic pharmacy, lasting for four and half years followed by internship for 1 year, which includes hospital training and patient management. After this the students are given the degree making them qualified doctors. There are now also postgraduate courses available in homeopathy. One has to register with the Homoeopathic Medical Council to practice homeopathy legally, and has to renew the registration every five years (India).


Is it true that Homoeopathic medicines are only placebos?

No. The pills of homoeopathic medicines are made from sugar but they work only as vehicles. Actual liquid medicine prepared with alcohol base is then poured over them and allowed to dry. These pills are then dispensed as medications. Homoeopathic medicines are also available in liquid form or tinctures, which can be ingested directly or by diluting them in water.


Does the Homoeopath give the same white pills for all illnesses / patients?

Certainly not. Although it appears that same white pills are given for all illnesses or patients it is not so, as there are more than 3500 remedies to prescribe from and new medicines are added to the list regularly, after their proving and clinical trials. All homoeopathic medicines are available as liquids with an alcohol base. In order to dispense a medicine to a patient, the indicated remedy in the liquid form is poured on the white sugar pills, which merely act as vehicles to transfer the medicinal property. Hence it appears that the same white pills are administered to all.


Is Homeopathy really a slow acting system of medicine?

No. It is seen that people usually resort to homoeopathic treatment for chronic, long-standing ailments like arthritis, allergies, asthma etc., which usually take a longer time to be cured by any kind of medications. Hence the time taken for the cure is proportionate to the chronicity of the ailment. In fact if a patient seeks homoeopathic treatment at the onset of an ailment, he stands great chances of quick recovery. Also in acute illnesses, contrary to the popular belief, homoeopathic medicines act fast and effectively. Another advantage with Homeopathy is, that after this duration of treatment the illness is cured, whereas with most of the other system of medicine symptoms are merely palliated or at times suppressed.


Does Homeopathy work in acute cases?

Yes. Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that give prompt relief in acute cases like fever, cough, cold, diarrhea, headaches etc. when the person opts for homeopathy at the onset of the ailment.


What are the disease conditions that can be treated with Homeopathy?

Conditions from a simple cold to cancer can be treated with Homeopathy. It takes into account the individual symptoms of the patient suffering from any disease and not the diagnosis of the disease. By the virtue of this certain diseases that cannot be diagnosed clinically or even unknown diseases can also be treated.


Does Homeopathy believe in Surgery?

Yes it does. Surgery is a separate branch of science. It has to be resorted to in conditions that are beyond the domain of medicine. But one can avoid surgery as homeopathy can effectively treat many so called surgical conditions like tonsillitis, piles, warts, kidney stones etc.


Does one need to have lot of diet restrictions to take Homoeopathic Medicines?

No. There are no major diet restrictions to be observed in the course of homoeopathic treatment. Diet restrictions are usually to be followed only pertaining to the clinical condition one has. Eg. restricting excessive sugar intake in diabetics etc. Most of the time the patient is only advised to abstain from eating or drinking 15 minutes before or after taking homoeopathic medication (specially strong smelling and tasting food like garlic, onions, tobacco etc). Coffee and camphor is asked to be avoided as it acts as antidote to many homoeopathic remedies.


Can patients suffering from Diabetes take Homoeopathic medicines?

Yes, why not ? As the daily dietary intake of sugar by a person would normally far exceed the small quantity consumed in the form of homoeopathic pills (Approximately the quantity of sugar consumed with 1 cup of tea is same as being consumed by entire week of Homoeopathic medicine). The patient also has an option of taking the medicines in liquid form, or by inhalation.


Should one take homoeopathic medicines only from a qualified doctor?

Yes. There have been instances of miracle cures by lay people practicing homeopathy, but it is always advisable to go to a homoeopathic physician, as he is qualified to judge the severity and depth of your illness and thereby prevent undue complications later on, which could be overlooked by a hobby practitioner due to his ignorance of medical knowledge. Only a qualified physician can guide you towards a complete (mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and pathological) recovery.


Is cure possible with Homoeopathic medicines?

Yes. Homeopathy is curative. It treats the cause (internal malady or the imbalanced energy) and not the expression (diagnostic symptoms specific to the disease) of the disease. The symptoms are only used as an indication to select the right remedy for the individual. It treats the person as a whole and not his individual body parts. Homeopathy takes into account the expressions of an illness characteristic to the individual and a curative remedy chosen on this basis gives a gentle and permanent cure.

Merely treating the expressions (E) and not the cause (C) only leads to palliation where as with the homoeopathic medicines, when the cause (C) is addressed and treated the expressions (E) automatically get ameliorated leading to cure. Thus Homeopathy brings about balance, peace and harmony in the body as a result of its curative property.


Homoeopathic dilutions cannot act as medicines ... Is it so?

No, they definitely act. This misconception persisted for a very long time and there was no technique to demonstrate the same. But newer researches go to show that dilutions definitely act.

For example :
1. When rats are drugged with the substance Arsenic, they excrete the same in the urine to a certain extent. When these rats are given potentised Arsenic the rate of excretion increases considerably; and higher the potency, the faster is the elimination.

2. Another experiment showed that when homoeopathic Belladona(potentised) was given to guinea pigs, it produced contractions in the ileum (part of intestine); and higher the potency stronger was the contraction.

3. Though this is yet a hypothesis, it seems that beyond Avogadro's number, the molecules in solutions appear to develop a 'stamp' or 'image' of the original substance, which does not get wiped off even in extremely diluted preparations.


Is it true that sometimes steroids are used in Homoeopathic medicines?

No. All Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by using scientific predefined methods of extracting the medicinal properties from source substances.

Merely treating the expressions (E) and not the cause (C) only leads to palliation where as with the homoeopathic medicines, when the cause (C) is addressed and treated the expressions (E) automatically get ameliorated leading to cure. Thus Homeopathy brings about balance, peace and harmony in the body as a result of its curative property.


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