Homeopathic treatment is effective in managing mental diseases of all types and severities.
The severity of the mental disease can range from mild, moderate to severe, depending on what the patient’s symptoms are.
Symptoms of sadness, feeling low and a mood which feels blue, might be symptoms of mild mental disease. Delusions, schizophrenia, tendency to harm themselves or somebody else, could indicate a mental disease of severe intensity.
Although I say low severity mental disease only for classification purposes, I understand that mental disease of any severity can be extremely difficult to deal with.
HOW HOMEOPATHY LOOKS AT MENTAL DISEASES
Mental diseases, like any physical disease, are an outwardly reflected picture of an internal derangement. This derangement is much deeper inside than the symptoms seen on the outside. When we see symptoms of any disease, they are just ways in which our body communicates with us to tell us that it is suffering.
Homeopathic treatment understands that mental diseases have a much deeper cause than what we see in the patient’s symptoms. It is not just a labelled disease, but it is a journey of suffering that the patient goes through. Every individual thinks differently and hence suffers from a disease in different manners. Instead of considering the disease process itself, it is important to consider the patient who is suffering from this disease.
SUPPRESSION AND MENTAL DISEASES
Suppression is when treatment of any particular disease, results in masking of the symptoms of the disease, rather than curing it. This gives a false impression that the disease has been treated and removed from the body. Suppression of a disease in one organ can result in the disease presenting itself, in a much severe form, in another organ.
Suppression can take place at mental and physical levels. Until there is a trigger, this suppressed physical disease can remain dormant in the body for years. This trigger causes the disease to come up and show itself in the most susceptible organ at that time. On careful investigation, and digging into the past history of the patient, we find this suppression, which is an important cause of the disease.
Just as suppressing one’s emotions often leads to a later explosion of these emotions to someone who happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, suppressing physical symptoms can lead to a more serious physical disease or a more disturbing mental illness.
Conventional medicine, like antidepressants, anxiolytics etc, masks the symptoms of the disease, fooling the body that it is cured of the disease. As we discussed earlier, symptoms of diseases are a way of the body to communicate it’s suffering. Suppressing these symptoms does nothing to cure the disease, but just pushes the disease deeper and reduces the innate power of the body to overcome it.
HOW HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT HELPS TO OVERCOME MENTAL DISEASES
Homeopathy believes that every individual is different, and hence their suffering is always different. It does not believe in treating the diagnosis but treating the patient as a whole. Homeopathic medicines are not prescribed based on what disease the patient has. It takes into account how the patient suffered through it, what effect it has on him, and how the patient reacts to these emotions.
This way of treatment with homeopathy makes the most sense when seen as a psychological standpoint. No 2 persons are the same, everybody has their own uniqueness. Everybody behaves differently to various aspects of life. This uniqueness is best seen in mental diseases when one person will differ from another when facing similar life situations. These differences are based on the temperament, upbringing, environment factors of the patient. Then why don’t we consider these minute differences of behaviours when prescribing to a mentally ill patient?
When treating a mentally ill patient, the homeopathic physician takes into account all aspects of the patient’s life, not just from the time he developed the disease, but even before that. This is helpful to know the cause of disease or history of suppression if any. A remedy is chosen on carefully working out the case, and analyzing all the symptoms. This perfectly suits the individual, mentally and physically. This remedy given in only the minimum required dose will support the body’s own defense mechanism to initiate cure.
Homeopathic treatment offers a gentle and safe approach to mental diseases. Large doses of powerful conventional medicines can do more harm than good.
WHAT HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE USEFUL FOR MENTAL DISEASES
As mentioned above, homeopathy doesn’t prescribe according to the diagnosis, but according to the patient. So it isn’t justified to name remedies which can be used for anxiety, depression etc. The remedy given should be carefully selected covering the symptoms of the patient, and it should be given in minute doses.
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Author- Dr. Tasneem .H. Soni
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