Homeopathy or Homeopathic Medicine is the second largest practiced medicine the world over, acclaims the WHO. The reason why it is gaining impetus is the fact that it is a natural, effective and clinically proven safe medicine. Discovered by a German scientist, Dr. Hahneman in the year 1796, Homeopathy has been widely adopted by over 100 million people in India alone, for various health issues. Let’s find out some answers to the frequently asked questions about Homeopathy:
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a medical system which is of the belief that the body has the capacity to cure itself. Basis this fact, the practitioners use some natural substances obtained from plants and minerals to stimulate the natural healing mechanism of the body thereby making it highly effective.
How does Homeopathy work?
The process that works behind Homeopathy is the belief that “like cures like”. It means that when a particular substance, which produces some symptoms in the body, if used in small doses, can treat an illness which produces the same symptoms. For instance, red onion is an allergen to eyes owing to which it is used in the homeopathic drugs to combat allergies, thus proving the phenomenon “like cures like”.
The second phenomenon that works in Homeopathic treatment is the “Law of minimum dose”, i.e. the lower the dose of the drug, the better is its efficacy. Also, homeopathy treatment is individualized as per the requirement of each patient.
How long does it take for homeopathy to work?
The homeopathy treatment may start showing an improvement in one’s condition in as soon as few weeks to as late as few years depending upon the duration of one’s illness, its progression and earlier treatments that might have been taken by an individual. The sooner the homeopathic treatment is started, the better are its outcomes.
Author Bio: Dr.Kavitha D, BHMS is an energetic and passionate homeopath serving at Homeocare international Begumpet branch, Hyderabad, Telangana. She has over 16 years of rich experience and has successfully treated several people suffering from various diseases with constitutional homeopathy treatment.