Majority of the population has been using Homoeopathic products occasionally. Many more have heard about it. Yet, only a small percentage of public is regularly seeing a Homoeopath as the first doctor of choice. Homeopathic medicine is a natural form of healing and significant amounts of individuals are currently opting for this as an alternative & they feel homeopathic treatment methods fit in with their approach to life; it is safer and extremely beneficial.
Why is that so?
This is due to myths surrounding homoeopathy :-
- Homoeopathic medicines are slow acting, can only treat chronic cases?
Ans. No, they are not slow acting & can be used to treat Acute cases also. Correct homeopathic medicine immediately affects the body but the time taken in curing a disease depends on nature of disease. New diseases get cured at a faster pace than old diseases. Homeopathic medicines cure the disease completely due to which people feel that treatment is taking more time.
- Homoeopathic medicines are just sugar pills?
Ans. Sugar pills act as carriers or vehicles for homoeopathic medicines which are alcohol based and are scientifically studied the world over and found effective in a wide range of diseases.
Proof according to Physics
Some of the NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) research has shown that it is possible to differentiate homoeopathic preparations from pure alcohol and water, because their spectroscopic pattern is different. In this way it is possible to differentiate one homoeopathic preparation from another and one potency from another (Lex Rutten, (2009), Scientific Research in Homoeopathy).
Latest research shows that homoeopathic preparations made from metals can be scientifically “verified” using Nanophysics which obey the laws of Quantum physics. This indicates what all other aspects seemed to have pointed to all along: that the scientific answer may lie in modern physics which deals with the subatomic world, particularly so because a homoeopathic preparation does not contain a single atom or molecule beyond a potency of 12c.
Amongst other websites research data can be found on the following website:
M. Grimes in Natural News; (2011); Important for Swine Flu Epidemic …
ECH, (2011), Stunning Cuban experiences on leptospirosis
Lex Rutten, (2009), Scientific Research in Homoeopathy
Homoeopathy has a large body of empirical data
-For instance, Homoeopathy was 98% successful in treating the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. Data from the US show that Ohio reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortally rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. In Connecticut 6,602 cases were reported, with 55 deaths under homoeopathic treatment which is less than 1% (M. Grimes in Natural News; (2011); Important for Swine Flu Epidemic …).
-Homoeopathy has also been used very successfully in prophylaxis for leptospirosis in Cuba in 2007. 2.4 million people got a homoeopathic preparation and only 10 cases were reported instead of the usual several thousand cases (ECH, (2011), Stunning Cuban experiences on leptospirosis).
-There are numerous reports about the beneficial effect of homoeopathy on people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, psoriasis and other ailments, as well as in epidemics.
- Homoeopathic medicines have dietary restrictions?
Ans. It has some dietary restrictions for strong smelling substances like garlic, onion & for narcotics such as coffee, alcohol & tobacco. But then restricting alcohol & tobacco is also safe & healthy.
- Homoeopathic medicines are “magic remedy”?
Ans. Is having its limitations like any other field of medicine and is not a magic remedy.
- Homoeopathic medicines can’t be used in diabetic patients?
Ans. In severe cases of diabetes, alcohol based medicines can be taken in lactose (as carrier for medicine). The sugar in homeopathic medicines is so little in quantity that the sugar level of the diabetic patient does not elevate. Even wheat elevates the sugar level in blood.
- Homoeopaths are quacks who don’t have formal training in field of medicine?
Ans. At present there are homoeopaths which are trained, qualified & degree holders from different colleges in the country & public should not get confused with degree holder homoeopaths(B.H.M.S) with other practitioners like electro-homoeopaths (B.E.M.S) or naturopaths(N.D.),etc. & should try to take treatment from them to get rapid, permanent cure for their ailments. Typically, homeopathic doctors attend a homeopathic medical school and obtain a degree, very similar to a general practitioner.
- Homoeopathic medicines have no side effects?
Ans. Has side effects if wrong medicine is taken for longer time, then it can give you other diseases or worsen your sufferings as these medicines are based on principle- “Similia similibus curentur” (i.e. homoeopathic medicines cure the
same sufferings which they produce if taken for sometime in a human being). Still, if an incorrect homeopathic medicine is taken for a long time then side effects of homeopathic medicines can be seen. Hence, to get full benefit of homeopathic medicines, always take treatment from a qualified homeopathic physician.
- Why there are so many confusions about homeopathy?
Ans: Homeopathic treatment is a Scientific Medical Methodology. Because the possibilities of harm are very less & medicines are relatively cheaper therefore homeopathic doctors, gave birth to various myths to protect themselves, which dosen’t contain any truth. No initiation was taken by anyone to kill these myths & so these myths are prevailing even today.
- How far is it true that homeopathic medicine first aggravates the disease?
Ans: No, only homeopathic doctors say so due to ignorance. Sometimes it is seen that when the disease is suppressed by use of strong medicines then the disease retrieves to its fundamental state which is considered to be elevated by homeopathic medicines.
There are many more myths that people carry in their mind. We have tried to dispel some of the more common ones.