What is Homoeopathy? Know Here Everything!

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The term ‘Homoeopathy’ comes from ‘homoeos’ meaning similar and ‘pathos’ meaning suffering. Though considered as an alternative system of medicine, Homoeopathy is the second-most leading systems of medicine in the world, recognized by most World Health Bodies and practiced by physicians qualifying with equivalent education standards as compared to modern medical doctors.

Discovered by a German physician called Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the 19th century, Homoeopathy has regained its importance over the last few decades because of its holistic approach.

Homoeopathy is a complete system of medicine capable of tackling most disease conditions. To name a few, degenerative bone and joint conditions like arthritis and chronic back pain, skin complaints like eczema and psoriasis, hair fall, acidity, asthma, migraine, hormonal disorders, chronic digestive troubles, etc. Emotional and psychological disturbances like mood disorders, hyper-activity in children, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, nervousness, lack of self-confidence, etc. respond well to Homoeopathic treatment too. Homeopathy has also proved to be very efficacious in veterinary sciences for use on various animals to treat different disease conditions.

Homoeopathic remedies are super dilutions of naturally available substancesmaking them safefor any organism consuming them. However, a dose higher than that recommended by the Physician, can surely evoke some unpleasant effects in the body.

With the introduction of theseremedial substances, regular use of drugs like painkillers, anti-depressants, anti-histaminics, psychiatric drugs, steroids, etc. that are known to cause severe side-effects in the long run, can be gradually reduced or even withdrawn, so that the patient may enjoy the benefits of the medication rather than suffering from its harmful effects, thus improving the quality of life.

Contrary to the general belief, Homoeopathy is not a slow process. But if you expect an age-old illness to be cured in the same period of time as a recent cough and cold then you are confusing Homoeopathy with magic! It takes great efforts for a physician to treat an individual holistically. Hence, it is only fair to give your Homoeopath the time and patience he/she deserves, for an old illness to be treated correctly and wisely.

Homoeopathic remedies can be of immense help to patients of any age group for complaints related to any disease condition. For most medical conditions, Homoeopathy can be trusted with complete cure of the illness. In pathologically irreversible conditions (like cancers, kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, lung fibrosis, etc.), Homoeopathy can help in arresting / slowing down the disease process and providing a good quality of life to the patient.

Every physician’s aim must be to treat the individual as a whole and not just the disease. It is the patients’ complete health that is of utmost importance to every treating physician and he/she must aim at achieving ONLY that.

 

WRITER’S INFORMATION:

CHAITALI SHAH

HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN (INDIA)

(CURRENTLY IN PROCESS OF OBTAINING LICENSE TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF ONTARIO)

EXPERIENCE:

I amcertified in Palliative Care by Cipla, Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer treatment by The Lukas Clinic, Switzerland and am also a certified Ozone Therapist.I have been a practitioner of Homeopathy and Integrated medicine for over 8 years in India, before movingto Toronto in July 2019, and I am currently in the process of obtaining my license to practice as a ‘Homeopath’ in the state of Ontario.