Homeopathy is a form of treatment founded by Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century. According to the Society of Homeopaths, homeopathy is based on the theory of ‘treating like with like’ and an observation that symptoms of an illness are identical to those experienced by a healthy person treated for that illness
It’s based on two theories:
Homeopathy uses animal, plant, mineral, and synthetic substances in its preparations, generally referring to them using Latin or faux-Latin names. Homeopathic products are often made as sugar pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets. Homeopathic remedies are produced by diluting (watering down) an active substance that causes similar symptoms in the belief that this will reduce the likelihood of harm.
Homeopathy or homeopathic medicine originated in 18th century is a holistic system of treatment. Homeopathy is used for treating acute and chronic illness and is one of the trusted natural form of medicine based on the principle of body can cure itself.
Asian cultures, believes that disease is caused by an imbalance of elements which make up the human body. Ayurveda recognizes five elements (pancha bhuta) that make up the body. All five elements—air, fire, water, earth, ether—have to be in balance for the body to be healthy. Any form of illness causes an imbalance that affects an individual. Homeopathy medicines are used for treating the whole individual by influencing the body’s regulatory mechanism to bring about complete healing rather than focussing on the diseased part or labelled sickness.
The purpose of homeopathy is to restore the body to its health state and the remedies are believed to stimulate body’s own healing process.
At Medstar, our Homeopathy doctor treats patients with a holistic approach. The tailormade treatment is based on the physical, psychological and emotional characteristics and complaints.
Homeopathic Doctors have a different approach to the consultation. They like to get a complete detail on the patient, during the case taking, about the general health, history of the patient, physical, mental and emotional levels apart from symptomatic questions. May time some symptoms are so subtle that patient ignores them but the best homeopathy doctors would like to spend time to get to know the patient.
The first visit often include a questionnaire detailing out patients medical and family history and a long interview with the Doctor who would ask more detailed questions depending on the responses of the questionnaire.
At the end of the consultation, the homeopathic doctor will give you a prescription and advise you how often to take the medicine. Homeopathy is usually taken in tablet or pill but is also available in liquid form.
Classical homeopaths prescribe mostly single remedies rather than combinations keeping the medicine quantity as a minimum.
Homeopathy is generally a safe treatment, as it uses medicines in extremely diluted quantities, and there are usually minimal side effects. Its non-toxicity makes it a good choice for the treatment of children.
Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Focus on prevention is critical in reducing non communicable diseases or lifestyle disorders like diabetes and hypertension and homeopathy plays an effective role in delaying their occurrence as well in its management.
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