What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a natural and holistic way of treating several diseases starting from acute illnesses like cold, flu, viral fevers to chronic diseases like Arthritis, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease and so on. Homeopathy was first introduced by Samuel Hahnemann a German physician as a system of alternative treatment (natural therapy) at the end of 18th century. Homeopathy mainly depends on the idea Like Cures Like i.e. if a substance that can produce disease in a healthy person, that can be used as a healing response in sick person presenting with a similar disease”. According to homeopathy when a person gets sick his whole body like mind, body and spirit gets affected and homeopathy not just focuses on treating the particular illness but believes to treat an individual as whole. Homeopathy treats illnesses by enhancing the body’s normal healing and self regulatory processes i.e. immune system. Homeopathy uses pills and liquid mixtures made of natural substances in the treatment which are extracted from plants, vegetables, animal based and also other natural minerals. As these homeopathic remedies are natural, they are mild, safe, effective, non toxic and have no adverse side effects when compared to other conventional treatments. Homeopathy treatment is suitable for all age groups from children to elders and it is also safe for conceived women.
Homeopathic treatment is prescribed based on the principle of symptom similarity i.e. based on the individual symptoms and also on theory of individualization. As homeopathic treatment is based on symptoms, the treatment and remedies differ from each individual. Homeopathic treatment basically depends on three principles, they are
Likes cure likes- It means any substance that can cause disease in a healthy person can also act as healing response in a sick person with similar symptoms and disease.
The minimum dose- It means giving minimum dose of substance to stimulate healing response.
The single remedy- Homeopathy mainly believes in giving single remedy at a time.
Homeopathy treatment assists to maintain health and avoid several acute and chronic illnesses. Homeopathic treatment is very effective than other conventional treatments and most of the people come to homeopathy treatment when other conventional treatments fail. Homeopathy does not just suppress the disease by treating symptoms, but it aims to eliminate the re-occurrence of the disease by treating the root cause of the problem. Homeopathy treatment effectively treats several health problems like Stress, depression, insomnia, infertility, obesity, asthma, hypertension, allergies, PCOD, skin rash, menstrual problems, cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and others. Homeopathy not just treats individuals physically but also treats them mentally and emotionally as it believes in overall wellbeing.
While taking homeopathic treatment individuals are asked to avoid strong flavors like mint, coffee or camphor and also should avoid intake of alcohol and smoking according the health issue they have. People are also asked not to touch the prescriptions or remedies like pills with hands, instead they are asked to use fresh spoon or cap to take them and also one should place the pills under their tongue.