1. What is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathy is one of the scientific systems of medicine based on the Principle " Similia Similibus Curentur " which means, " let likes be treated by likes". Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician enunciated this Principle. It is proved that the medicine which can cause a set of symptoms on healthy human beings can cure the same symptoms in diseased patients. This concept is similar to the " Samam Samenah Shanthi " concept of Indian thought.
2. How do Homoeopathic medicines work?
The Homoeopathic medicines are dynamised by way of diluting and successing crude drug substance to activate its inherent properties. By this way the original drug substance is reduced to extremely to low quantity. Homoeopaths postulate that these medicines act on the immune system of the individuals and thereby strengthen it so as to enable the body to fight illness.
3. Is Homoeopathic medicine act slow?
It is unfortunately a false impression that homoeopathic medicines act slow. One of the reasons for such a mis conception could be due to the fact that inspite of its tremendous potential to cure common acute aliments, Homoeopathy is being widely used for treatment of chronic, uncommon ailments. It is considered good only when common ailment becomes uncommonly troublesome and chronic, or when there is a difficult condition, which defies conventional treatment or there is a proposed surgical treatment which is unavoidable . Naturally, these conditions will take some time to be cured. Even then, by its effectiveness and successes, it has earned good reputation and patronage. The use of these medicines in Government dispensaries in various localities has proved their quick effect where 90 % of patients come only for acute problems like diarrhea, fever, cough, cold and pains
Source; Myths and Facts (CCRH Publication)
4. Can Homoeopathy treat any thing and every thing?
Like any other systems of medicine, Homoeopathy has its own limitations. Through Homoeopathy, any ailment acute or chronic, local or general can be treated excerpt diseases where surgery is unavoidable. Some of the so called surgical problems like enlarged tonsils, sinusitis, piles, fistula, kidney stone etc, in its early stages could be treated with Homoeopathic medicines to a large extent.
Source; Myths and Facts. (CCRH Publication)