Myths exist in all branches of medicine and it is important to know them apart from the facts. In case of homeopathy, The main reason is the myths and lack of awareness towards treatment of diseases and the remedies in homeopathy.
There is lack of awareness towards the scientific basis of homeopathy.
So let’s bust some of the common myths about diseases treatment, remedies and notions that prevails around homeopathy with this blog post.
Myth : Homeopathy is a pseudoscience and there is no scientific basis to suggest it’s efficacy
Fact : Homeopathy, like any other science, has principles and laws. It is in tuning with the laws of nature.
According to the nature’s law of cure, when 2 diseases meet in a human body, the weaker one gets suppressed by the stronger disease. Homeopathic remedies act in a similar way.
The symptoms manifested in the diseased individual are similar to the symptoms of the homeopathic remedy i.e the SIMILIMUM.
But the SIMILIMUM is always stronger than the disease, hence it permanently eradicates the diseases from the body.
Hence it concludes that homeopathy is, in fact, more scientific than any other system of medicine, remedies and in the treatment of diseases.
Myth : Homeopathy has a placebo effect
Fact : First let’s understand what is placebo effect. It is the benefit that patients experience after taking a placebo treatment.
It is solely caused by the patient’s psychological response to the treatment.
Placebo is a substance without any medicinal properties.
Although homeopathic remedies are used in extremely diluted form, even in its highest dilution, it still contains the remedy.
Proved by many researchers and nanotechnologists that when highly potentised, the remedy is reduced down to a molecular level, acts even better on the cells.
Furthermore, In homeopathy, placebo effect does not cause reversal of pathologies.
Myth : Homeopathy remedies is slow to act in treatment of diseases
Fact : This is a very common myth that people have which prevents them from using homeopathy.
But the truth is that, when correctly chosen and administered, homeopathic remedies can act very fast even in acute conditions.
You can see the result in just a few minutes. However, the belief that homeopathy can be taken only for chronic diseases is not true at all.
Chronic diseases have a longer duration and hence the time required for treatment is also longer.
But it is still faster and more effective than other modes of treatment.
Myth : Homeopaths do not see investigations or diagnosis
Fact : Firstly, I would like to point out that before anything else, homeopaths are doctors.
It is just as important for us to see the diagnosis and investigations, as is for any other doctor.
This is because, diagnosis helps us to understand the scope of homeopathy.
Investigations helps us to know the progress of the treatment, whether or not it is going in the right direction.
Eg. treating a patient of dyslipidaemia, if the triglyceride levels are reducing, we know it’s a good sign and our treatment is working perfectly.
Myth: Homeopathic remedies contain steroids
Fact : Steroids are naturally occurring hormones present in the body.
They are manufactured synthetically to suppress many diseases and their symptoms.
Homeopathy uses naturally occurring plant and mineral extracts to manufacture remedies.
None of these remedies contain steroids in any form.
Myth : Allopathy and Homeopathy medicines cannot be taken together
Fact : Homeopathy and Allopathy work very well in harmony with each other.
Although homeopathy can treat the gravest pathologies, it cannot do much when it comes to life threatening situations and emergencies, fractures, organ failure etc.
Allopathy has the upper hand hence, it should used in this situation.
However, homeopathy works better in acute and chronic diseases by treating the root cause.
It is also useful in complications and side effects that arise from overuse of allopathic medications.
So, it is important to understand the scope and limitations of both the “pathies” and give the patient what is best suitable to them.
Myth : While on homeopathy Coffee, onion and garlic cannot be taken
Fact : Although everything in moderation is OK, if taken in large quantities repeatedly, coffee and certain other strong herbs can affect the natural course of action of homeopathy.
It is best to keep a short gap of (30 minutes) between taking homeopathic medicines and coffee, food and so on.
The reason is that they may impinge upon the natural, therapeutic action of homeopathic medicines.