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ABOUT HOMEOPATHY
PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOPATHY
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ABOUT HOMEOPATHY

The word "Homoeopathy" is derived from Greek word “Homoios” meaning similar and “Pathos” meaning suffering. It is a holistic system of medicine based on law of individuality – where the patient is treated as a whole and not his disease symptoms. It treats the individual with highly diluted medicinal substances which triggers the body’s natural healing mechanism that in-turn annihilates the disease condition. It has been at the service to mankind since 200 years. It was proved by a German physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann in the year 1810.

Dr Hahnemann graduated from medical school in 1779 and started his own medical practice. But he was not happy with the modern medicinal practice of treating patients by purging, bloodletting and use of toxic chemicals. So Dr Hahnemann gave up medical practice and diverted his interest in the field of chemistry. As he was well versed with many languages, he used to translate medical texts. When he was translating William Cullen's Materia Medica into German, he came across the medicinal use of cinchona bark for the treatment of malarial fever. Hence Dr Hahnemann decided to try and test the effects of cinchona bark. When he ingested the bark, he developed malaria like symptoms. Since that day he continued proving substances on the idea of "similar suffering". Thus he derived to the law of "Similia Similibus Curantur" meaning "let likes be cured by likes". Thus a Homeopath prescribes Homeopathic medicine which can produce similar symptoms in a healthy person same to those symptoms experienced by the diseased individual.

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PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOPATHY

1. The law of Similia : It is one of the cardinal principles of homeopathy, based on nature's law of cure "Similia Similibus Curentur" i.e. like cures like. Dr Hahnemann gave a mandatory to this phrase and derived the law of "Similia Similibus Curantur" meaning "let likes be cured by likes". Which means medicines that can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual can only cure similar set of symptoms in a diseased individual.

2. Law of simplex : Homoeopathy upholds monopharamacy, it believes one simple substance should be administered to a patient at a time. Homeopaths do not feel the need to prescribe numerous drugs at a time, unlike allopaths who prescribe 4 different drugs for 4 different symptoms. The selection of medicine depends on each patient’s constitution

3. Law of Minimum dose : The smallest quantity of the homeopathic medicine should be prescribed so as to stimulate the immune system leading to cure, thus avoiding undue aggravation and organic damage which are likely to be caused by large doses of medicines. Homeopathic medicines are diluted in water or ethyl alcohol in 1:99 ratio and is similarly further diluted to achieve higher potency.

4. Principles of drug proving : homeopathy is the only medical science where medicines are proved on healthy human beings. As humans and observe and express every minute changes at the emotion, intellectual and at physical level, the data collected from the proving is accurate and more reliable.

5. Principe of chronic diseases : All the chronic diseases are due to suppression of either of the 3 miasms – Psora, Sycosis and Syphyilis. And almost 3/4th of all chronic diseases are due to Psora (itch).

6. Principle of vital force : Homeopathy believes that human body is governed by a force, vital force and when this vital force is deranged or weakened disease process sets in.

7. Principles of drug dynamization : Drug dynamization is the process of liberating the inherent cuirative power of the drug substance which remains dormant in its crude form. As human body is governed by the dynamic vital force, only dynamic power of the medicine can come to its aid.
FAQ

1. What are Homeopathic Medicines made of?
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from naturally occurring substances, plants, animals and minerals. These medicines are prepared with alcohol base and dispensed by pouring the medicine over the sugar pills.

2. Is Homeopathy a proved science?
Yes Homeopathy is a science based on sound logic and vast experimental data. Homeopathy is the only medicinal science where medicines are proved on healthy human beings and not on animals. As human beings can communicate their feelings during the testing while animals cannot. The principles of Homeopathy have been derived and authenticated by vast clinical experiments and data. The homeopathic medicines are prepared in a standardized manner. The homeopathic pharmacopoeia lists more than 3000 remedies, whose clinical efficiency has been proved in various clinical trials conducted all over the world.

3. Like other physicians are Homeopaths qualified doctors?
Yes Homeopaths are qualified doctors and one must register with Medical Council to practice legally. There are many Homeopathic medical colleges in India and all over the world recognized by their respective Governments. The degree course is a full four and half year course followed by internship for 1year, which includes practical training in hospitals.

4. Is it true that Homeopathic medicines are only placebos (sugar pills)?
No it is a myth. The pills of Homeopathic medicines are made from sugar but they work only as neutral vehicles or carriers of actual medicines that is poured on them. Different drugs are usually poured in various differing potencies as to best suit different patients.

5. Is it true there are lots of food restrictions during the treatment?
No, the patient is only advised to avoid eating or drinking 10 minutes before or after taking homeopathic medication. One has to avoid mint, coffee, raw onion and raw garlic. Also avoid eating or applying camphor and menthol as these can hinder the action of the homeopathic medicine or antidote the effects of the medicine.

6. Are Homeopathic Medicines Safe, do they have any side effects?
Homeopathic medications are safe and have no side effects as in the medicine original substance is present in minimal quantity. Sometimes the symptoms may get aggravated for short period of time, but this is a good sign that the homeopathic medicine is right and has started acting. Sometimes your old symptoms like constipation, warts or any skin rash may reappear, do not take any medicine to treat these reappearing old symptoms, this is a positive sign and these old symptoms will go away in short period of time and you are healed completely and permanently.



 
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