This is my humble attempt to answer the questions and accusations hurled at Homeopaths time and again. Here we go to begin with PART - I...
Q. 1. Does HOMEOPATHY act slowly?
ANS.1 The notion "Homoeopathy acts slowly?" or " HOMEOPATHY takes long time to show results." is baseless. In acute illnesses if remedy is selected accurately, its effect is almost magical. In chronic illnesses, time taken is relative to the duration of illness.
Q. 2. Why a detailed history is needed for homeopathic treatment?
ANS.2. Long interviews/Detailed history have their use, as HOMEOPATHY wants to go into your deep study, by considering your immediate sufferings, your past illnesses, your hereditary tendencies and family history, your emotional status as a whole - during illness and otherwise, your liking and disliking in food, drink, temperature, weather etc and many more things to select an appropriate remedy to stimulate your immune system as a whole to make you disease- free totally.
Q. 3. I am not having any specific disease. Can I take homeopathic treatment for increasing my immunity level?
ANS.3. Buddy, if you are healthy why do you want medication. BUT, I understand the bottomline of your question and it is the human nature to improve upon the existing condition. If we can demarcate any such parameter by which it can be substantiated that your immunity level has increased, YES, homoeopathy has the potential to do so.
Q. 4. My disease is not yet diagnosed. Can homeopathy help me?
ANS.4. Homoeopathic treatment is based on symptom similarity and is not fully dependent on diagnosis. It can possibly cure you of the impending disease, which is yet to be fully developed by building the immunity as a whole i.e. nipping the evil in the bud.
Q. 5. Is homeopathy a placebo treatment?
ANS.5. Use it and see for yourself.
Q. 6. How much time one should give for treatment of chronic and long-standing problems?
ANS.6. There is no THUMB RULE to know the duration of treatment required. A minimum period of three to six month is generally enough to feel the perceptible difference though the complete restoration may depend on many diverse factors like chronicity of complaints, multiplicity of complaints, severity of complaints, recurrence of complaints, past history, family history, age and individual's response to the treatment, continued physical, mental and psychological stresses etc.
Q. 7. I am scared to take homeopathic treatment as I have heard it aggravates the existing conditions initially. Is it really so?
ANS.7. First of all it is not mandatory to have homeopathic aggravation in all the patients. It depends on the sensitivity of the patients. Even if it happens, it is generally of a very transitory nature and is a good omen to mark the beginning of the improvement
Q. 8. What do you mean by holistic medicine ? Is homeopathy a holistic system of medicine?
ANS. 8. The term 'Holistic' was coined by General Smuts, putting forward the theory of Holism - the fundamental principle of the universe is the creation of wholes i.e. complete and self contained systems from atom and the cell by evolution of the most complex forms of life and mind. The system of treatment that takes into consideration the mind-body entity as a whole, can be put under the Holistic Medicine. As HOMEOPATHY goes into your deep study, by considering your immediate sufferings, your past illnesses, your hereditary tendencies and family history, your emotional status as a whole - during illness and otherwise, your liking and disliking in food, drink, temperature, weather etc. and many more things to select an appropriate remedy to stimulate your immune system as a whole to make you disease- free totally, in a HOLISTIC WAY.
Q. 9. What does CONSTITUTIONAL HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT mean?
ANS. 9. Homeopathy treats " MAN IN DISEASE NOT DISEASES IN MAN". As HOMEOPATHY goes into your deep study, by considering your immediate sufferings, your past illnesses, your hereditary tendencies and family history, your emotional status as a whole - during illness and otherwise, your reactions and behavior while under stress your liking and disliking in food, drink, temperature, weather etc. and many more things which comprise the constitution of the individual to select an appropriate remedy to stimulate immune system as a whole.
Q. 10. When homeopathy is based on symptoms matching, then, what is the need of Lab-investigations? (Like blood test, x-ray, ultrasound , CT scan, MRI etc )
ANS. 10. Lab investigations are needed initially for disease diagnosis to understand the gravity of the illness to know prognosis of the illness to know the course of the illness to evaluate the correctness of the treatment by retesting when clinical relief is already there.
Q. 11. Do homeopathic medicines contain steroids?
ANS. 11. Medicines can be checked at any reputed laboratory to rule out the possibility.
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