Myths On Homoeopathy

  • Homoeopathy acts slowly!

    This is only one side of the coin. Homoeopathy certainly acts fast when needed .In acute cases, when the right remedy is given at the right time and in right doses, homoeopathy acts fast, provided the patient gives the right picture of his ailment with his/her mental state. This certainly helps treat acute illness, for eg- if a patient has common cold with thirst for sips, great weakness along with restlessness, arsenic album will help to cure . In chronic and old cases it may take a time, e.g. Psoriasis. In acute attacks of asthma, homoeopathy can relive patients in few minutes but to remove the tendency / allergen/ triggering factor of asthma attack it takes time.

  • Homoeopathy doesn’t helps in treating infections!

    It has been scientifically proved that homoeopathy works in all kinds of infection, provided the symptoms given by the patient is properly understood and interpreted, so as to reach the right remedy. In few cases ,where symptoms are few, one may have to resort to alternative line of treatment.

  • Homoeopathy has mere placebo effect!

    It’s a science and we have records of how the drugs have helped people (infants to elders) and even animals. A placebo may help an individual psychologically to some extent, but it cannot cure chronic illnesses like Gout, Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc and even acute infections. For e.g. a tonsillitis case where tonsils are inflamed , there is a great difficulty in swallowing and high fever- a medicinal effect of merc solubilis will only help and not the placebo. Homoeopathy certainly shows dramatic results in many chronic and acute diseases. How can that be called placebo?

  • Homoeopaths are quacks!

    Homoeopathy is a 5 ½ yr degree course approved by Universities in India .The curriculum includes Anatomy, Physiology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pathology, Pharmacy as well as Pharmacopoeia. All homoeopathic medicines effects have been monitored and proved for over 200 years and have been well documented.

  • Homoeopathy initially worsens the symptoms and then cures the disease/medical condition?

    It is not true but a myth about homoeopathy. It can happen in few skin disorders which are not treated but suppressed. When you stop those medications and start with homoeopathy, the original skin disease reappears which can be wrongly interpreted as worsening of symptoms.

  • Does homoeopathy has treatment for all the diseases?

    A frequently asked question to homoeopaths. Yes, it is a science that can treat all cases from simple cold to infertility. It can also reverse structural pathology and give good results. Only in surgical cases like hernia, accidents, fractures, dislocations, etc we may to refer to surgeons, when and where natural anatomy is at stake.

  • Why so many questions are asked for simple problems like cold how are they related to my problem?

    Homoeopathy has more than hundred medicines for simple cold and to come to a exact group of medicines, the detail and specific information is necessary. The mental as well as physical state has to be considered in both acute and chronic diseases so that it can be completely cured .Here, homoeopathy differs from other school of medicines. We don’t only treat the physique, but also treat the mental status which governs the diseases.

  • Does homoeopathic medicine have any side effects?

    Homoeopathy medicines are absolutely safe for all age group i.e. from infants to old people and even in pregnancy. As explained above, both detailed physical and mental state of patient has to be considered for permanent and proper cure.

  • What am I supposed to do if I am taking some treatment for my existing disease and what if I get some acute problems like cold during the course of Homoeopathic treatment?

    It all depends on what problem you are suffering from and for how long. If the treatment is for diabetes, thyroid, heart diseases or any other life threatening disease, you are supposed to continue it along with homeopathy. In course of time, we may think of tapering the dose and stop it slowly according to the patients’ response.

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  • Why does homoeopathy take a long time ?

          It is a myth that homoeopathy is slow acting. Most of the times what happens is the patient comes to us with long history of chronic illness. Therefore the treatment takes time. Homoeopathy is in fact fast acting in acute conditions such as fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc.

  • Do homoeopathic medicines have side effects ?

    Our medicines are energy. They are prepared by serial dilutions and contain no material substance in them. Hence, no side effects.

  • Why should there be a gap before and after the intake of the medicine ?

          You have to keep the medicine on the tongue so that it comes in contact with the nerves. That is the reason why we say not to eat anything half an hour before or after. So that the tongue has nothing else that will interfere with the absorption of the medicine.

  • Can diabetic patients take sweet sugar pills ?

          The amount of sugar present is negligible for it to affect diabetics.

  • Can homoeopathy and other system of medicine(Ayurveda/Allopathy) be taken together?

          We do not advocate the use of Ayurveda and homoeopathy together because both are holistic medicine. Therefore, if you take two together, we don’t know how to evaluate your progress. We will not come to know with which system you are better. Same with the case of allopathy. Also these conventional medicines change the symptoms to such an extent that their original presentation of the symptom is lost, making it difficult to gather enough accurate information to prescribe the correct homoeopathic remedy. The symptoms are the compass that a homoeopath uses to find his way to the right remedy. If you were to take conventional medication to treat symptoms after beginning homoeopathic treatment, you could stop the action of the remedy, rendering it ineffective. Most of the acute conditions are handled well with homoeopathy but in some exceptional conditions, we do advice the patient to take allopathic treatment.

  • How frequently, do we need to see the doctor during the course of treatment ?

          For chronic complaints one should report to the doctor only after a month but in any acute conditions/emergency, one should get in touch with the doctor immediately.

  • Do we have different medicines for different complaints ?

          In homoeopathy we do not have separate medicine for head, nose, ears, throat, etc. We give one single medicine which affects the patient as a whole and removes all his troubles. There is no medicine for any particular disease but there is medicine for the patient who is suffering from the disease. A single remedy is chosen on the basis of holistic approach which treats different complaints of the same person.

  • Dr., what do we need to tell you in a follow-up ?

          First and foremost, you need to tell us how you feel in your chief complaint and associated complaint. Here it is very important that while reporting a chief complaint, it is better you also mention the new problems or if you have suffered from the same problem in the past because they indicate that we need to change your medicine/potency. Do mention about your temperament, desires, sleep, dreams and appetite. In mental sphere, we need to know if anything had happened to upset you at home or at your work place, like any quarrel, or some bad news etc. All these symptoms when told in detail, help us to treat you better.

  • What do we do if the complaints recur after stopping homoeopathic treatment and can it be cured ?

          During the course of homoeopathic treatment or after it has been stopped if something happens in your day today life at mental or physical level to upset the balance created in your system by the homoeopathic medicine the original complaint can be felt again. But it is true that with homoeopathic treatment, the capacity of the person to handle such upset improved and relapses may not occur.

  • Can homoeopathy aggravate your problems ?

    Rarely after the homoeopathic treatment is given there can be increase in your complaints. There can be two reasons for this. First and the more common reason can be the stopping of pain killers or ointment applications which may have kept your symptoms suppressed for a long time and due to removal of that factor, the complaints will be experienced in its actual intensity. In that case, homoeopathic medicine will gradually bring the whole thing under control.

    Another possibility is that after the homoeopathic treatment there is slight and short worsening followed by rapid relief. This initial worsening is often the reaction of our body before the cure occurs and is a very good sign.

    Another reaction that may be noticed during the course of homoeopathic treatment is that your original problems will get better gradually and then some new symptoms may appear. These new problems may indicate that we need to change your medicine and give you something that will cover this new picture and thereby help you in achieving a holistic cure.

  • During some acute problem should we take allopathic treatment for quick relief while your homoeopathic treatment is on ?

    Our medicines are derived from following sources:

    From Plants

    • Belladonna atropa (Deadly Nightshade)
    • Calendula Off (Marigold)
    • Arnica Montana (Leopards bane)
    • Crocus Sativa (Meadow saffron)

    From Minerals

    • Sulphur
    • Calcarea Carb (Calcium Carbonate)
    • Nitric-Acid
    • Natrum-Muriaticum (Common Salt)

    From Healthy Tissue & Secretions (Sarcodes)

    • Thyroid
    • Pituitary


    • Magnet
    • X-Ray
  • What do I do in case of emergencies ?

    In case of emergency, call up the doctor and it is here that the use of Medical Kit comes in especially when the problem arises at odd hours and you are staying far away. If you phone at 11’o clock in the night and tell the problem that the child is vomiting, what can we do. We can advice you to take that particular medicine from the kit. We strictly advice you not to take the medicine without our advice.

  • Why should a skin rash develop during homoeopathic treatment ?

    Whenever a person’s immunity goes down, he becomes prone to various allergies and infections. At that time, our body in order to cause minimum damage always tries to restrict the problem to the most external and the least important part of the body usually the skin, but most of us apply ointment and believe that it is cured which is not so. The problem only gets pushed inside to a deeper organs like lungs, kidneys, liver, etc. to cause serious disease like asthma, nephritis, hepatitis, etc.

    During the homoeopathic treatment, the disease struggles from the more important to less important organs. So, very often when the chronic trouble in deeper organ improves, we see that the person feels better overall and his skin shows some or the other problem which could be eczema or ring worm or boils. We know that this is the only way his chronic problem can finally go.

  • What is the importance of dreams in homoeopathy ?

    Dreams represent your inner most feelings. Our aim is to understand you as a person. So, no matter how absurd your dreams may be, they are of utmost importance to us.

  • What is the life of homoeopathic medicine ?

    Homoeopathic remedies have no expiry date. It can be preserved for years, if well kept away from moisture and strong smelling substances.

  • What are the sources from which homoeopathic medicines are prepared ?

    Often during your treatment, you may come down with some acute problem like throat infection, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc. At this time we advice that you should preferably take homoeopathic treatment to handle this acute crisis.

    The first reason is that our body at the time of such acute crisis throws up certain peculiar symptoms which may not be felt so intensely otherwise. It is very likely that the remedy will cover these peculiar symptoms and thereby help you out of that acute crisis which will also relieve your other long standing ailments. This medicine is fast acting. We have also seen that when an acute infection is handled with homoeopathy the frequency of occurrence of such acute attacks reduces.

  • How does homoeopathy work?

    It works by stimulating the body’s own healing power. This stimulus assists your system in clearing itself of any expressions of imbalance.

    The homoeopath gives you a medicine or remedy which matches your symptoms as you experience them, and which takes into account you as a person – your individual characteristics emotionally as well as physically.

  • What does the homoeopath need to know?

    The homoeopath needs a detailed understanding of who you are, along with details of any complaints and how you experience them. The series of questions on this site will lead you through all the types of information required in order to treat you. The more your homoeopath knows about you, the more easily will he or she be able to treat you effectively.

  • What happens once treatment starts?

    Sometimes patients experience exceptional well being and optimism. Sometimes your symptoms may get worse for a time. This is a good sign that the remedy is taking effect. Sometimes a cold, rash or some other form of discharge may appear as your system goes through a cleaning stage. If any of your responses concern you, do not hesitate feel free to contact us.

  • How long does treatment take?

    Generally time period depends on the illness as well as the other individual characteristics of your case. In general, a slowly developing or long-standing complaint takes longer to cure than an acute one. Remember that homoeopathy aims to cure both the cause of your illness as well as its symptoms, so be patient.

  • What is the relationship between symptoms and homeopathy?

    Symptoms are the language of a disease — the body’s attempt to balance itself. Without symptoms, a person could have a potentially life threatening illness with no way of identifying it. There have been many cancer patients who reported that they hadn’t suffered from a cold or flu in years prior to their diagnosis. The explanation was probably not that they didn’t have infections during this period, but more likely that their bodies were unable to fight these infections by producing necessary symptom indications.

    Many conventional drugs try to inhibit and suppress symptoms — sometimes leading to even more serious symptoms. Conventional (allopathic) physicians do not usually recognize the new series of symptoms as being related to the old. Thus, they treat them as new and unrelated problems.

    Did you know that a fever is the body’s attempt to activate the immune system’s white blood cells and defend itself from infection? If a person is given a symptom-suppressing medication — fighting the fever — too soon, they will be less able to fight the actual infection.

    Homeopathy does not seek to remove or suppress symptoms. Its goal is to recognize and remove the underlying cause of these symptoms. This is why a homeopath will work toward understanding the whole person — including their body, mind and emotional state — before prescribing a remedy.

  • What are the physical, mental and emotional aspects of homeopathy?

    Homeopathy is based on the philosophy that the body, mind and emotions are not really separate and distinct, but are actually fully integrated. Based on this perspective, a homeopath seeks a remedy that fits all of a patient’s physical and psychological symptoms. Although some people’s symptoms may be complex, a well-trained homeopath will know which symptoms should be specially noted, and can choose an effective, individualized remedy.

    Prolonged emotional stress can cause physical problems, like upset stomach, difficulty in digesting foods, poor nutrient assimilation, weaker immune system, sleeplessness, etc. The opposite is also true. Illness and physical problems can result in anxiety or emotional uneasiness. Therefore, it is important for a homeopath to conduct an in-depth interview of a patient to ensure a proper, all encompassing remedy.

  • Is homeopathy merely psychological?

    If you think you must “believe in” homeopathy for it to work, you need to know that it is not a placebo effect. Here are some powerful examples:

    Infants: Homeopathic remedies and treatments are successfully used by parents for common infant ailments such as colic, teething pain, allergies and some infections.

    Animals: There are many veterinarians using homeopathic medicines to treat domestic pets such as cats, dogs and birds, as well as barnyard animals like goats, horses and cows. Is it possible to have a placebo effect with animals?

    Millions of people across the world use and rely on homeopathic remedies. Today there are a rapidly growing number of conventional medical doctors using homeopathic medicines, including:

    39% of French family physicians
    20% of German physicians
    10% of Italian physicians

    Moreover, in many European countries there is a growing trend of medical doctors referring patients to homeopathic physicians.

If you have any acute ailment, you can contact us or you can consult your family doctor in case of emergency. You can take that medicine along with homoeopathic medicine. To update your case you are supposed to inform us everything in your next visit.

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