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How do Homeopathic remedies work ?

Many symptoms we experience are results of one under lying cause. For example,  pain, swelling, redness could be results of an infection or by some irritation. Homeopathic stimulates the body's own healing power, unlike other systems which interfere in body's process of healing to remove the underlying cause. Examples: Pain killers simply stop the message transmission to brain without removing the real problem which is cause of the pain. cough suppressants stop expulsion of phlegm (but  gets accumulated  in lungs  makes   more potential environment for bacteria), Homeopathic remedies completely cure the underlying cause without side effects.

How fast Homeopathic remedies can act ?

Homeopathic remedies start working immediately after it is taken. Often,  people suffering from headache  find relief within minutes. It may take a while to get complete cure depending on the condition of the individual. Most individuals with acute conditions like fever and cold find relief in one or two days. In chronic conditions, people start feeling better in few days. As chronic conditions develop over a period of time (asthma, arthritis, diabetes), and the cure should be brought by reversing the pathological changes, it may take longer time in certain cases.In case of arthritis, many people get tremendous relief  within a couple of weeks.

Is it Slow to Act ?

This is a popular but highly mistaken belief amongst the people that Homoeopathy is slow to act. This, of course is a myth. In acute illnesses when the infection is growing at a fast rate, nobody, not even the homoeopath, can afford to wait for slow, passive action. The speed of therapeutic response is of utmost importance. The properly selected remedy with the right potency and dosage works with unbelievable speed.

What are sources of Homeopathic remedies ?    

Homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetables, minerals, chemicals, animal products and nosodes.

Why should Homoeopathy be first choice for health care ?    

Homoeopathy  should be first choice for health care because it acts quickly without causing any side effects. The homeopathic system which is  proved on human beings is very effective in both acute and chronic conditions. It heals the problem from the root and establishes harmony in health. Besides healing the person, it improves the general resistance and avoids frequent visits to physicians for different problems. Homeopathic pills are sweet and every one  especially kids love to eat. Homeopathic treatment can be started  depending on signs and symptom without waiting for the diagnosing test results there by avoiding the deterioration of health and preventing further complications. Homeopathic remedies offer long lasting health.

What is Health ?    

According to World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental or social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
While treating the physical condition homeopaths consider the state of mind as well as social relations. Usually associated with dis-ease, different people have different moods, some are angry, some are dull and some weep. One may weep for the pain he is experiencing, other may let go as anger. A very bold person becomes depressed after diabetic attack . That indicates the hormonal levels of that person  which maintain Psychology, Physiology and immunity system. In thyrotoxicosis (excessive thyroxin hormone by hyperactivity thyroid gland) condition,  one may have irritability and anxiety with rapid heart action, loss of weight , exophthalmia, tremors, enlarged gland. Each hormone takes care of  many functions by   regulating many organs. In order to know the cause, classical homeopaths take the totality of symptoms into consideration to heal but not each symptom, so that the person gets the complete cure not just the relief.

Does the disease increases after taking treatment ?

Very occasionally after taking a homoeopathic medicine the symptoms could become slightly worse. But this is a good sign and It indicates that the medicine selected is enhancing the body's natural forces to heal itself. There is no cause for alarm as the effect is mild and transient. This may or may not be felt in all cases and should not last for more than 48 hours.

Difference between acute and chronic condition ?    

Acute conditions :  Symptoms in acute condition have rapid  onset, severe symptoms, lasts for short duration. e.g. flu, malaria, acute renal infection. Depending on the the condition and severity, people find relief in acute conditions  in few hours to few days. Some Acute problems are seasonal, many people get them at the same time of year.
Chronic conditions : Symptoms have slow onset and  long duration. e.g. diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. In chronic conditions, individuals start feeling better within few days after taking suitable homeopathic remedy. Usually chronic conditions have acute episodes (e.g. getting pain once a  week ) in their course. Progress of case during the homeopathic program determined by degree of  relief, frequency and duration of the acute episode. During the homeopathic program, one may experience better degree of relief and increase d gap between episodes. Most of the chronic problems are complicated  with multiple organic involvement and often associate with mental problems like anxiety, depression. Good health is achieved by restoring comfortable mental condition, healthy physiological changes in organs and harmonic connections between them.

Why  Homoeopathy is the best for psychosomatic problems ?

The disorders that have a physiological condition but are originated in the emotional state of an individual are termed psychosomatic (Psyche means mind, Soma means body).The psychosomatic conditons are also referred as psycho-physiologic disorders. This term applies to a large number of disorders of organs  innervated by the autonomic nervous system in which emotional factors are  primary contributing factor. The nervous system regulates and coordinates body's activities and brings proper responses by which the body adjusts to changes of either external environment or internal environment. The autonomic nervous system which controls body functions involuntarily divides in to sympathetic and parasympathetic system. Conditions like anxiety, fear stimulate sympathetic nerve fibers and produces vasoconstriction in the part supplied like  general rise in blood pressure, acceleration of the heart rate, depression of gastrointestinal activity. Some effects of  parasympathetic stimulation are constriction of bronchioles like in asthma, contraction of smooth muscles of alimentary canal (produce griping pain in stomach), slowing of heart rate, and increased secretion by gland like salivary, gastric glands. Repeated episodes of these anxiety conditions produce disorders in those organs. Symptoms can be healed smoothly without side effects by addressing mental anxiety and physical problem together. Homoeopathy remedies  act at the level of mind and body together to eradicate the problem as a whole.
examples of psychosomatic disorders: Migraine, asthma, acidity, peptic ulcer, allergy. Most of the times, some of the following mental conditions are the cause for these problems: such as excessive anxiety, irritability, insecurity, obsessive traits, undue jealousy, suspicion ( paranoid fears ), depression, neurosis etc...
By relieving these emotions, homeopathic remedies bring harmonious state of health. Homoeopathy is for the person as a whole, not for disease.

Are there any antibiotics in Homoeopathy?  

Biotic(living)means science that deals  with functions of life. Antibiotic means destructive to life. Bacteria affects only few people though lot of people get exposed to them, as you will talk to few known people  when you attend a party with hundreds of people. Antibodies of  immunity system kills the bacteria when it enters in to healthy people. Antibody is a protein developed in response to a specific antigen (foreign substance which produce disease). Antibody controls antigen from producing a disease. That means our body develops suitable antibody to each bacteria, each virus and each allergic substance. That is how,  our health is maintained, though we are exposed to billions of bacteria every day. Health problems rise whenever this immunity system is weak. Homeopathic remedies eliminate the need of antibiotics by strengthening the Immunity system.
Homeopathic remedies works effectively for the symptoms in following conditions to brings rapid recovery without side effects: e.g. sinusitis, tonsillitis, urinary infection, ear infection, bronchitis, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gastro-enteritis (vomiting-diarrhea), dysentery, etc... Homeopaths give individually selected remedies to each individual  with similar problem.There is no single homeopathic remedy got out dated in two hundred years.

Does Homoeopathy work for problems caused by virus  ? 

Yes.Homoeopathy is good option for problems caused by virus as they strengthen immunity system. Homeopathic remedies give good relief from symptoms of common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox , viral hepatitis (jaundice), viral meningitis.

Is there any solution for allergic conditions ?   

Yes.Allergy is an acquired hyper sensitivity to a substance (allergen) that does not normally cause a reaction. It is essentially a disorder of immune system resulting antibody-antigen reaction. But, in some cases there may be a genetic predisposition to acquisition of particular allergy, where we can't find any antibody.

Allergic conditions include:

Eczema, allergic rhinitis or coryza, hay fever, bronchial asthma
Symptoms like eosinophilia, nasal congestion, tearing, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, itching rash, eruptions
Etiology: pollen, dust, hair, fur, feathers, scabies, wool, chemicals, drugs, insect bites and  specific foods such as eggs, chocolate, milk, wheat, tomatoes, citrus fruits, oat-meal, potatoes.
20th century syndrome:  They develop symptoms like allergic  to every thing in the environment. This is most probably due to acute or chronic emotional stress. The individuals may isolate themselves from environmental materials.
Allergic conditions could be genetic or might have been developed later on due to a specific cause. Homoeopathy improves multiple symptoms of allergic condition with a single remedy.

Do I have to stop allopathic or other treatment with homoeopathic medicine ?

It will not be advisable to immediately stop the allopathic medicines as this may lead to unwarranted withdrawal symptoms as the body is used to taking those medicines.
The sudden-withdrawal effect of these potent drugs can be extremely harmful and it should be done very systematically and step by step. The dosage of allopathic medicine should gradually be decreased, while that of homoeopathic be increased.

Can Homoeopathic medicines be given during pregnancy and to infants?

Homoeopathic medicines are safe to take throughout pregnancy and lactation for ailments relating to this condition. They have no side-effects on the unborn foetus or the newborn child.

Till what time should a Homoeopathic medicine be taken?

Till the time the symptoms are not completely gone it should be continued and thereafter gradually decreased in frequency.

How can it help in surgical conditions ?   

Homoeopathy address the cause of the problem. It also reduces the reoccurrence of the problem by  removing the nature to develop that condition like piles, fissures, fistula, appendicitis (except gangrenous), chronic ear discharge, vocal cord nodules, polyp in nose-ear, kidney and gall bladder stones, small size uterine fibroid, ovarian cysts, warts, corns etc.

Problems often reappear as described below:
After surgery they appear in the same place,  e.g. recurrent kidney stones  after repeated surgeries.
After surgery they develop in different location e.g. caries tooth. Infection of another teeth after removal of badly infected teeth in same side or opposite side. This chain may end up the individual with artificial dentures.
Piles are nothing but swollen pyloric veins. The real problem may be pressure on veins from constipation, congested liver or heart problem. Until the root cause is removed, they appear again and again even after they are operated. Homeopathic remedies give strength to muscles and ligaments to hold uterus in proper place save the uterus from removal in case of uterine prolepses.

The pathological changes are nothing but end products of disease. Just removal is not the solution for many conditions. Homoeopathy remedies some time helps to avoid surgery,  they also remove the tendency to develop the problem again.

Does Homoeopathy work for infants and children?

Homeopathic remedies are safe and very effective for children. As Homeopathic remedies strengthen the resistance,  it is very wise to start Homoeopathy as early as possible and let them grow healthily from the beginning. It lessens or removes the need for eye glasses, dentures etc... Homoeopathy is also effective in behavioral problems and temperament seen commonly in children like irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, thumb-sucking, nail biting, destructiveness, bed-wetting; as well as mentally and physically backward children. Most of the children's ailments like cold, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, colic, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, chicken pox, mumps  can be addressed very effectively  with homeopathic remedies without any side effects. Homoeopathy removes allergic tendencies in kids to most food items. Single remedy for multiple symptoms in very minimal dose is offered in Homoeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are loved by kids because as the pills are sweet.

In what areas is Homoeopathic treatment more effective?

It is a complete medical science which has remedies for psychological, pathological and physiological disorders - and it also helps end drug- induced disorders. It works on a wide spectrum of illnesses like respiratory diseases, skin diseases, allergies, gastric diseases, etc and the actions of the medicines depends upon the selection and administration.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any health condition and is not a replacement for treatment by a healthcare provider.