FACTS & MYTHS

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  • Myth 1: Homoeopathy is a slow system and takes long time to cure or relieve symptoms.
    • Fact:

      Homoeopathy is not a slow system, but cure and relief depend upon at what stage the patient has approached the doctor for treatment. In case of chronic diseases with suppressions will take a course of time. Earlier the patients come, faster the relief.

  • Myth 2: Homoeopathy is only for chronic ailments, and it is not effective in acute diseases.
    • Fact:

      Except in a few medical emergencies which require immediate hospitalization/surgery (e.g. in accident, acute trauma), Homoeopathy can provide rapid relief in acute conditions like fever, cold, vomiting, diarrhea, sprains, etc.

  • Myth 3: Homoeopathy medicines are placebos.
    • Fact:

      The best proof one can have about the efficacy of Homoeopathic medicines is the cure of patients suffering from debilitating illnesses. For examples reducing diabetic ulcer, tonsillitis, adenoids, others, through Homoeopathy cannot be just a placebo effect or a psychological healing!

  • Myth 4: Homoeopathic medicines contains steroids and heavy metals.
    • Fact:

      In Homoeopathy there is no place for steroids. In fact, the Homoeopathic system of medicine OPPOSES the use of steroids for any disease. All the medicines undergo a process of potentisation and there is NO possibility of any trace of crude metal elements in it. Homoeopathic pharmacies have strict standardization and quality control systems before delivering medicines to the consumer.

  • Myth 5: Homoeopathy can’t be used with other conventional medicines.
    • Fact:

      Most patients who approach Homoeopathy will be already taking other medicines for ailments like Diabetes, Hypertension, etc. Usually such medicines can be continued. If the patient desires or situation warrants, those medicines can be tapered in due course after consulting the doctor..

  • Myth 6: Always aggravates the disease in the beginning
    • Fact:

      In any chronic disease the selection of medicines will be based on the disease condition and the patient’s profile. That way, aggravation can be avoided. In some cases when the patient has already used medicines which suppress symptoms (e.g. steroids), Homoeopathic medicines will bring them to the surface before curing the disease. This is called Homoeopathic aggravation which lasts for a very short period before leading to complete cure. Even the short duration of aggravation does NOT affect the well-being of the patient in any way.

  • Myth 7: Homoeopathy is alternative for surgical conditions
    • Fact:

      Homoeopathy is not always an alternative for surgical conditions. We have our own scope and limitations in treating surgical conditions. Some conditions can be treated by surgery only.

  • Myth 8: Self-medication in Homoeopathy in harmless. Anyone can treat themselves with Homoeopathy by reading books and matching symptoms, you         don’t need a qualified doctor.
    • Fact:

      Very wrong idea. Each and every Homoeopathy drugs have a wide range of action and application. So just knowing a few drugs by name without knowing the pharmacokinetics involved can cause unwanted effects in the long run. So such medicines should only be taken according to a thorough evaluation and prescription by a Homoeopathy doctor.

  • Myth 9: Homoeopathy doesn't require any diagnosis and investigation in treating diseases
    • Fact:

      Like other systems Homoeopathy also requires proper diagnosis and investigations to treat a person.

  • Myth 10: Too many restrictions in food and lifestyle habits need to be made while taking Homoeopathy treatment
    • Restrictions always comes as part of general management for some disease conditions, e.g. avoiding high-sugar or high-calorie foods in diabetes, avoiding oily and fried foods in patients with high cholesterol levels. In the case of Homoeopathic medicines, the only restriction that is needed is to avoiding strong coffee and strong smelling substances immediately after taking medicines. This facilitates faster action of the medicines..

  • Myth 11: Homoeopathy can never replace antibiotics.
    • Fact:

      Today we are living in a world where humans are facing antibiotic resistant organisms who are finding good results with Homoeopathic medicines. Even infective conditions can be treated effectively in Homoeopathy like typhoid, dengue, etc. In such conditions, Homoeopathic medicines speed up healing and restore the body to normal health without weakening the patient. As a matter of fact, people who use Homoeopathy regularly for any ailment develop good immunity so that they do not contract viral infections such as dengue, chikungunya, in the first place. Even if they do contract, the infection runs such a mild course that the person may not even realize it was dengue or chikungunya! Further, Homoeopathic medicines effectively prevent encephalitis (commonly called as ‘brain fever’), a dangerous, potentially fatal infection of the brain.

      Having said the above, we would like to say that we believe in the benefits of all streams of medicine. The different streams of medicine may differ in their approach to treatment and cure, but their goal is the same: to promote health and well-being of the community. Thus, we are open-minded and believe that the benefits of all systems of medicine should be used to achieve this goal.