WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Essentially, homeopathy is a holistic system of treatment that stimulates the body's healing ability to make it efficient enough to get rid itself of diseases. Homeopathic doctors go beyond symptoms. By considering patients as unique individuals, they cure all patients as per their unique personality, mental state, emotions, body type, health records, etc. Highly diluted and energized substances derived from natural beings are used to treat patients of both acute and chronic diseases and improve their inner vitality and defensive ability.
HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM NATUROPATHY, ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBAL MEDICINE?
The only similarity among these treatments is that they do not employ any chemical drug or conventional procedures. However, these treatments differ from one another basically. Naturopathy is a broad term that encompasses all practitioners who use natural medicines, acupuncture, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicines, nutrients, and homeopathy. Acupuncture, it’s simply a branch of Oriental Medicine in which the complete focus of the practitioners is to balance and stimulate the body’s energy. Herbal medicine or Botanical medicine practice treats patients using the material doses of plant substances. Homeopathy is completely different from each one of the above practices. Homeopathy doctors believe in stimulating the body’s core vitality by using extremely diluted substances derived from plants, animals, and minerals.
WHAT KIND OF CONDITIONS OR DISEASES CAN BE TREATED HOMEOPATHICALLY?
Homeopathy can be applied to a wide range of medical conditions, ranging from both chronic and acute diseases. However, the homeopathic treatment is most suitable for diseases in their early stages. The side-effect-free medicines of homeopathy are not restricted to any specific illness. It’s only the medical condition, the personal medical history, mental and emotional state, and the lifestyle of the individual person that varies from patient to patient.
WHAT IS IN YOUR REMEDIES AND HOW ARE THEY MADE?
Homeopathic medicines are made by diluting the substances derived from a broad variety of plants, animals, and minerals. The substance is, then mixed in water and shaken vigorously to energize the dilution. This whole process is repeated thousand times until it gets its extremely potent remedial form. At the time of prescribing a homeopathic medicine to a patient, a homeopathic doctor selects the best suitable remedy as per the individual characteristics of that person.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A PARTICULAR REMEDY FOR A PATIENT?
Homeopathy practitioners go beyond observing the symptoms of a disease. They focus on the root cause of the medical condition by learning about the individual habits, lifestyle, state of mind, medical history of the person as well as his/her family, and such other things. By recognizing what exactly makes the person unique, a homeopath will try to know of his/her vital life force and choose a suitable remedy to arouse it for initiating a curative reaction.
ARE THERE ANY HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS OF A HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY?
Homeopathic remedies are, generally, side-effect-free and mild. The highly diluted doses of homeopathic medicines do not contain a high amount of the substances they are made from and hence, don’t impose any toxic reactions as other medications do. However, they are highly powerful stimuli and must be consumed under the expert guidance of our practitioners.
CAN I TAKE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ALONG WITH CONVENTIONAL MEDICATIONS?
Yes, homeopathic medicines can be taken along with other medications. In fact, it complements the conventional treatments for medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid, etc. for which most people are already taking another kind of medication.
IS IT OK FOR CHILDREN, ELDERLY PEOPLE, PREGNANT LADIES, OR ANIMALS TO TAKE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES?
Absolutely, homeopathic medicines are extremely mild and gentle. Anyone, including children, elderly people, pregnant ladies, and even animals can rely confidently on homeopathy for their treatment.
ARE THERE ANY REASONS OR SITUATIONS TO NOT USE HOMEOPATHY?
Yes, such a situation can occur in case you are not willing to commit to a mutually acceptable remedial plan prescribed by homeopathy practitioners.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT TO WORK?
It may take seconds or years for a homeopathic medicine to work. Generally, our remedies start alleviating the symptoms of your disease pretty fast and then continue to show positive effects over a long time like months or years. It depends on the history and severity of the medical condition that the duration of the cure will be determined. For instance, a chronic condition like Cirrhosis will take time to get fully cured whereas an acute case will be treated faster.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY HOMEOPATHIC CONSULTATION?
The primary and sole aim of our homeopathic doctor will be to understand which remedy is best for your core vitality to work better and rid you of the disease you’re suffering from, according to your individual personality. The doctor will ask you about various related to your body type, health records and your family’s medical history, descriptions of pains, physical sensations, emotions, mental state, and how you react to stress. You may be asked several times to repeat yourself. The session will last until the doctor has completely understood the root cause of your disease. On the basis of his/her understanding, the doctor will, then, the best remedy to cure your illness.
HOW FREQUENTLY IS IT APPROPRIATE TO HAVE CONSULTATIONS?
The consultation frequencies with our practitioners, mainly, depending on your medical condition. Generally, we recommend visits every 4-6 week for the first 6 months of the treatment.
WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL HOMEOPATHY?
Constitutional homeopathic prescribing is known as a system of prescribing remedies by having a profound understanding of an individual person’s basic energetic state. To remove all problematic symptoms, it is necessary to correct this energy imbalance. Constitutional prescribing is ideal for diseases requiring an eventual but comprehensive cure. It is a demanding discipline for which expert homeopaths get training for several years.
CAN I TREAT MYSELF WITH HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FROM THE HEALTH FOOD STORE?
Homeopathy is an art that requires an expert consultation. Unlike health food store who have only 20-30 basic remedies in lower strength, professionals have up to 5000 possible remedies in a variety of strengths. It is only after having a profound understanding of your energetic imbalance that our certified and experienced practitioners prescribe you with an appropriate medicine for your condition.
WILL I BE SUGGESTED FOR A CHANGE MY DIET?
While diet is not an issue with homeopathic treatment, some remedies require a specific lifestyle to be maintained for the treatment to be effective. In the treatment of alcoholic liver diseases, for instance, you will be recommended to abstain from alcohol permanently. Remember, a nutrient-centered diet plan is always promoted by all practitioners because such a food complements the healing process of all kinds of treatments.
HOW ARE YOUR HOMEOPATHY DOCTORS LICENSED AND WHAT TRAINING DO THEY RECEIVE?
Our practitioners are certified homeopathic doctors holding a post-graduate degree from reputed universities in India. They have full-fledged training in the field and are licensed by Central Council of Homeopathy, India, to practice homeopathic treatment and cure their patients.
WHERE DID HOMEOPATHY ORIGINATE AND WHICH COUNTRIES PRACTICE IT TODAY?
Homeopathy is an ancient art found in several traditions and cultures like Indian and Greek cultures. The practices of homeopathic treatment are mentioned in the most venerated Indian scriptures ‘the Vedas,’ around 5,000 years back. Most ancients Greeks also practiced this art amongst which the most notable name is of the classical physician Hippocrates. Sadly, the art lost after it for many decades. However, in the recent times, it was rediscovered by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann during the late 18th century while finding a cure for cholera epidemics on the return of Napoleonic armies. At present, homeopathic treatments are popular, mainly, in Europe, South America, and India. However, this practice can be noticed around the world as well. As per a survey, around 10,000 homeopathic doctors are found in Mumbai, India alone.