Q: What is Homoeopathy ?
Ans: Homoeopathy is a fast growing advanced alternative medicine science in the world. Homoeopathy is a science of therapeutics based on Nature’s Law of cure whereby a medicine producing the similar symptoms to that of the disease and that too in a very minute quantity is given to a patient. Homoeopathy is a complete system of medicine based on the fixed fundamental principles and is universally applicable to all kind of diseases.
Q: How Homoeopathic medicines are prepared ? What are their sources ?
Ans: Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by a process called Potentisation, by which the medicinal properties lying latent in a natural substance become awakened and developed into activity to an incredible degree then the action of potentised medicine is deeper and longer. Homoeopathic medicines are prepared from the plants, flowers, roots, animal products, poisons, minerals, micro-organisms and certain metals etc.
Q: Can Homoeopathy be used for treating all type of diseases?
Ans: Homoeopathy is a complete system of medicine, which is not limited to certain diseases but universally applicable to all type of diseases.
Q: What is the role of Homoeopathy in diseases termed, ‘Surgical Diseases ‘?
Ans: Homoeopathy is not against the Surgery. Surgery is needed in certain conditions to improve the health of a patient where the medicines have limited or no role. But there are number of diseases labelled as “Surgical Diseases” where homoeopathy works curatively and can avoid the operation e.g. TONSILLITIS, WARTS, NASAL POLYP, URINARY STONES, FIBROID Etc.
Q: What are the probable side effects of the homoeopathic medicines?
Ans: Homeopathy affects the body’s energy, not its chemical balance. So homoeopathic medicines are absolutely harmless, non-toxic, free from any side-effects and safe for children, adults, old people and for all when prescribed according to the guidelines under the physician’s supervision.
Q: Can Homoeopathic medicine be taken along with the allopathic medicine?
Ans: Yes, homoeopathic medicines can be taken along with the allopathic medicines because both the medicines have a different plan of action and there is no contradiction.
Q: Do homoeopathic medicines have Slow Action?
Ans: There is a myth that the homoeopathic medicines act slowly. It is not so. Homoeopathy is fast acting in the Acute conditions such as fever, diarrhoea, cold, pains etc. But in the chronic diseases e.g. Psoriasis, Asthma etc, it takes a certain time to cure where the disease is deep-rooted. So homoeopathy has been wrongly labelled as slow acting.
Q: Is there any Dietary restrictions while taking homoeopathic treatment?
Ans: It depends on the disease and the consulting doctor. If the doctor feels that a particular food is acting as a causative, exciting/maintaining fector then it should be avoided. In some disease, certain food items are to be avoided as they may cause obstacle in the improvement of the patient’s condition.