Homeopathy is considered as the best alternative medicine system which contains natural substances to help the body heal itself. With its holistic natural approach, it is known to treat the person as a whole, rather than focusing on specific parts.
World Homoeopathy Day
World Homoeopathy Day is observed globally on the 10th of April every year to mark the birth anniversary of German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), who is the Founder of Homeopathy.
Recipient of the honourable Padma Shri for medicine, Dr. Mukesh Batra is the Founder of Dr Batra’sTM Positive Health Clinic Private Limited as a patient-driven institution and the world’s 1st branded homeopathic clinic in Mumbai in 1982.
On World Homoeopathy Day this year, the renowned Homoeopath busts myths surrounding Homeopathy treatment and explains why this method of treatment is beneficial over Allopathy.
Benefits of Homeopathy over Allopathy
Sharing the benefits of Homeopathy over Allopathy, Dr Batra shared, “One of the biggest advantages of Homeopathy is that it is safe and has no side effects. Homoeopathy has a lot to offer when it comes to Non-Communicable Diseases like allergies, asthma, diabetes, arthritis and even for anxiety and depression. Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that is non-invasive and safe.”
How Homeopathy medicines are sustainable
Homeopathy medicines are often considered sustainable. Explaining this, the doctor said, “This is because they are primarily created from natural ingredients and are substantially diluted. Homeopathy medications are created using a process known as potentization, which includes diluting a little amount of a drug in water and vigorously shaking it. This procedure is done several times, yielding a substantially diluted solution.
Because the medicines are thus substantially diluted, extremely few amounts of the original ingredient are required to produce huge quantities of medicine. These medications are made from natural ingredients; they are safer and less destructive to the environment than manufactured pharmaceuticals.”
Why Homeopathy takes time to cure
Homeopathy is believed to completely cure a patient of his/her ailment and provide permanent relief. However, this form of treatment does not show magic overnight. It is known to take time.
Quizzed why Homeopathy treatment is considered as ‘time consuming’, the doctor replied, “One of the main causes for this misconception is that people turn to Homeopathy when everything else fails. Ailments such as arthritis, asthma, and skin allergies take longer to cure since homeopathy treats the underlying source of the problem. Homeopathic treatments, on the other hand, work exactly as quickly as conventional drugs in cases of fever, diarrhea, cold, and cough. Sometimes it’s even faster.”
Myths surrounding homeopathy treatment
The Padma Shri recipient also busted certain myths surrounding Homeopathy Treatment.
In Dr. Batra’s words, “Homeopathy is a system of complementary medicine that is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person and can be used in a diluted form to treat those same symptoms in a sick person. As the word myth suggests, these are untrue but there are some long-standing beliefs that need to be cleared.
Homeopathy is slow
Homeopathy has shown excellent results over the years in the treatment of acute disease. So, problems like diarrhea, colds, coughs and body aches respond very quickly to homeopathy treatment. However, long-standing chronic ailments like arthritis, asthma, allergies, anxiety and depression take time as they are not suppressed but treated from the root.
Homeopathy is just a placebo effect
This is a frequent misconception that suggests Homeopathy’s effects are exclusively psychological and not based on any physiological changes in the body. There are many clinical and double-blind trials done to scientifically prove its efficacy. Besides, the millions of cases cured through Hmeopathy authenticated by medical data is testimony to its working scientifically
Homeopathy medicines are not safe
Homeopathy is one of the safest therapies in the world. As it is diluted it and given in minor doses, it does not cause any toxicity or side effects. However, it is recommended to be taken after consultation with professionally qualified homeopaths.”
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