Benefits of homoeopathy
Homeopathy is safe
e doses of Homoeopathic medicines are prepared in a standardized, well-controlled and hygienic environment. As compared to the conventional medication, the doses of Homoeopathic medicines have sub physiological presence of the source substance, as a result of which, there are no toxicological effects of the remedies. Hence there are no side effects or structural damages to the organs. Also there are no added colors or flavors to the medicines. Homoeopathic medicines work by enhancing the immune response of the body to the illness. They are safe to administer in children, pregnant women, old persons as well as in immuno-compromised individuals and people with weak constitutions. The doses are calibrated in small quantities, so an accidental intake of extra medication (e.g. taking more number of pills at a time than advised) at a time resulting in overdose is nil. According to the principles of Homoeopathic pharmacy and posology, an intake of 3-4 pills at a time or even 10 – 15 pills is the same and constitutes a single dose.
Homoeopathic Medicines are Palatable and Easy to Administer:
Homoeopathic pills are sucrose based (so are sweet to taste) and are very much palatable. Children take these medicines willingly and do not make a “fuss” over taking medication.
Ingestion is easier as the pills have to be kept in the mouth, sucked and allowed to dissolve, so no water is required to swallow them. As the size of the pills is quite small, there is no gagging while swallowing the medicine.
There are no major food and diet restrictions as regards to the taking of Homoeopathic medicines. One is only expected not to eat or drink anything 15 minutes prior to and after taking the medicines, and avoid anything with a strong odor or taste.
In rare situations when a patient is not able to take drugs orally, Homoeopathic medicines can be administered through olfaction (by inhalation) and that too with the same efficacy.
Homoeopathic medicines are also available in liquid form, so if desired, one can take them by adding a few drops of medicine in a tablespoon of water.
They are now also available in conventional blister packs, making it easier to carry them.
Homoeopathy is a holistic science which treats “Man in disease” and not “Disease in man”. Disease and its symptoms are nothing but an expression of some inner disturbance. Merely alleviating the symptoms without addressing the inner disturbance does not lead to a cure. For e.g. in a person suffering from recurrent allergic rhinitis (allergic cold), the outside allergen is not the cause of his problem (it just acts as a stimulus), but his altered immune response is responsible for the malady. When medicines are given for the allergic symptoms, the symptoms do get ameliorated but the altered immune response is not taken care of, which results in recurrence of the same problem again and again. On the contrary, Homoeopathic medicines bring about restoration of this inner disturbance (altered immunity), which is the root cause of the various expressions that are seen in the form of disease and its symptoms. Once this inner disturbance is corrected the malady is effectively and permanently removed rendering the person free from the disease.
Hence it is able to cure many of the disease conditions that are termed as incurable by the conventional system of medicine. Many illnesses have been found to respond favorably to Homoeopathic medication. e.g. allergic disorders, skin diseases, systemic illnesses like high blood pressure, psychosomatic and psychiatric illness etc are just a few to mention .The medicines give equally good results in acute as well chronic illnesses.
As Homoeopathy treats the individual as whole and not different parts of his body, the benefits of such a treatment are ten folds.
Individuals under the treatment experience a general sense of well-being. They feel better in their mind as well as the body and this has a profound effect on their day-to-day life. People under regular Homoeopathic treatment develop a good immunity, tend to fall less sick over a period of time and thus can live a healthier and fruitful life. Hence Homoeopathy is considered as a healing science, which makes the patient better mentally (emotionally and intellectually), physically and socially.
- No harmful side effects :
A special preparation process called potentisation refines the medicines to remove any toxic side-effects. It is suitable for babies and octogenarians alike and during pregnancy and menopause. However you should only take Homoeopathic medicines under the guidance of a qualified Homoeopathic practitioner if you are pregnant.
- Gentle :
Homoeopathy works by stimulating the body’s own natural defense mechanism. Although gentle the results may be powerful and long lasting.
- Easy to take :
Homoeopathic medicines are given either as small pleasant tasting tablets which dissolve in the mouth, or in liquid form. Granules, powders or drops are available for babies and children.
- Inexpensive :
Homoeopathic medicines cost surprisingly less than allopathic prescription medication.
- Inexpensive :
Humans respond differently to medication than animals do. All Homoeopathic medication is tested on healthy humans. The symptoms that a substance. taken over time elicits in a healthy person, are shown to be exactly those that can be cured in a sick person suffering from those symptoms.
- Preventive Treatment :
By boosting the body’s immune system, Homoeopathy can help improve a person’s resistance to illness and infections.
- Patient involvement :
Homoeopathy takes into account the whole person i.e. it is Holistic. The Homoeopath will ask many questions, not only about the symptoms which are bothering an individual, but how they react to the condition, as well as wanting to know about general health and lifestyle. Like a practitioner and psychologist in one.
- Value for money :
Homoeopathic medicines are generally less expensive than conventional medicines. The Homoeopath will spend a great deal of time getting to the root of your problem. The Homoeopathic medicines are intended to boost the immune system, making you stronger and less likely to get sick.
- Invaluable for first aid :
Homoeopathic medicines can be safely used the home or workplace to treat simple problems-such as bruises, minor burns, sprains, insect bites and gastric upsets. However more serious or chronic complaints should be treated by a qualified practitioner.
- The medicine of the future :
With over 6000 Homoeopathic medicines in existence and new Homoeopathic medicines being discovered all the time, Homoeopathy is a growing art. However unlike allopathic medicine that takes drugs off the market every year as new side-effects are discovered, Homoeopaths still use the same medicines they were using 200 years ago with new medicines to broaden their scope. Scientists are only now discovering breakthroughs in quantum physics that helps us to develop a deeper understanding of Homoeopathy, as it was used 200 years ago.
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