Homeopathy was discovered by a German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann , 200 years ago . https://www.britannica.com/biography/Samuel-Hahnemann
It is based on the law of “Similia Similibus Curentur” – Like cures Like . Which means a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people .
There are various myths about Homeopathy in society. I am trying to demystifying them here :
1. Homeopathic Medicines are Placebo or Just “Sweet Pills” :
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from extremely small quantities of nano particles of substances extracted from plants, animals or minerals with an alcohol base. These white coloured sweet pills are non medicinal substances which when mixed with homeo medicines act as vehicle for carrying medicines inside the body .
2. Homeopathy is too slow :
Period of recovery depends on the type of disease and duration for which a person has been suffering .In my experience ,most of the people with chronic problems turn to homeopathy after trying all other systems of medicines,By the time disease has progressed becomes more severe and complicated. So these cases take longer to cure .
But in acute cases like cold, cough, diarrhoea , fever etc. homeopathic medicines act much faster. Here is one such feedback from a parent of a child with acute condition .check feedback
3. Homeopathy aggravates the disease initially :
It is not true in all cases. Many times patient comes to homeopathy after exposure to many other systems of medicines where the disease is suppressed, So homeopathic medicine will bring these symptoms to the surface before curing it .
4. Homeopathic Medicine contains steroids :
All the homeopathic medicines are prepared from the natural substances like plants, herbs, minerals , animals .These medicines are prepared by specialized process called potentization to enhance its medicinal effects .So saying that it contains steroids is baseless.
5. Homeopathy and other conventional medicines can not be consumed together :
In few cases like diabetes ,hypertension etc. Homeopathic medicines can be taken along with allopathic medicines without any harm .Some other medications like supplements and tonics are allowed to take along with homeopathic medicines .
6. Homeopathic pills can not be taken by diabetic patients :
Sugar in daily diet is much higher than that consumed by few globules . So one can safely take globules but still if in doubt one can always go for drops in water or over lactose .
7. Too many dietary restrictions while on homeopathic treatment :
Some substances like raw onion,raw garlic ,coffee or strong smelling substances like camphor interfere with action of few medicines .So in some cases patient is asked to abstain from these substances for better results .
8. Homeopathy is an alternative for surgery :
In few diseases like tonsillitis ,fissures , piles homeopathy acts very well but in some circumstances like severe injuries , fractures , life threatening or irreversible pathological conditions surgery is the only option.
9. Investigations are not required for homeopathic treatment :
Investigations are very important for diagnosis of any disease. By applying the knowledge of disease ,Homeopathic doctor can differentiate between common symptoms of the disease and individualistic symptoms of the person which helps him to select most suitable constitutional dose for that individual .
10. Homeopathy can cure all diseases :
Like any other medical science ,Homeopathy also has limitations .It can not treat cases where surgery is unavoidable and in some irreversible pathological conditions .