Homeopathy can help in a wide range of conditions except cases that are strictly surgical or severe infections. Chronic diseases like psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, anxiety, thyroid disorders, sinusitis, hair fall, acne, PCOD, menstrual complaints, all these can be well treated with homeopathy. If you are not sure, just discuss your condition with a qualified homeopath and understand the scope of homeopathy to help you. Your homeopath will also be able to tell you an approximate time in which you will see improvement in your case.
What is the correct way to take homeopathic medicines?
Take the medicines strictly as per your Dr’s advice. When taking pills, do not touch them with your hands. Tip them into the cap of the container [not in your palm] and take only as many pills as per your prescribed dosage. Store your medicines away from direct sunlight and always away from perfumes or strong odours. Keep them out of reach of children. They are sweet pills yes, but they are medicine nonetheless!
Do I need to avoid onions, garlic and coffee when I am on homeopathic treatment?
Homoeopathic medicine is absorbed from the mouth, hence it’s better to have a clean mouth, free of strong flavours, so that maximum medicine is absorbed. Avoid eating or drinking anything atleast 10 minutes before and after taking your dose. Since coffee, raw onion, raw garlic and mint have strong odours they are best avoided too close to your dosage time. Rest of the diet has to be followed as per the instructions of your Dr or nutritionist, depending on your health condition.
Do homeopathic medicine contains steroids?
No, they do not contain steroids. Homoeopathic medicines are made from plants, flowers, roots, leaves, minerals such as gold, silver etc as well as from parts of animals. But none of the medicines contain steroids in any form.
Is it true that homeopathy is slow acting?
As compared to allopathy, homeopathy may seem slower to act. But that is relative. Often homeopathy gives you an option for cure or relief when allopathy has failed. It treats the disease from the root and does not provide only symptomatic relief. And if you have to reverse diseases that have been with you for months or years together, then you will have to be patient and give it time.
Why do homeopaths ask so many questions?
Those who have taken homeopathy will be familiar with the detailed homeopathic case-taking. It involves asking questions that are seemingly unrelated to the patient’s complaint. The reason for this is, in order for the homeopath to select your right remedy he or she will have to ask you many questions even related to your food cravings, dreams or temperament to get a complete picture of you, physically, emotionally and mentally. Based on this, your remedy is selected and the medicine is prepared.
Why do homeopaths not tell me the name of the medicine given to patient?
There are many reasons for this. Homeopathy remedy selection is a very personalised process and not a one-size-fits-all. After understanding your physical and mental symptoms, the same is matched with a remedy, for selection. And the appropriate dosage is decided. When you visit your homeopath for follow-up, he or she will decide if remedy has to be changed, repeated or dosage needs to be altered. Now, there is a chance that if the name of medicine is shared with the patient, patient may refer to Google guru and try to self medicate or read up more about the remedy and it’s uses. This half information will only cause more confusion in the mind of the patient as you do not have the same subject knowledge as your homoeopath and hence, you will not be able to clearly understand why a particular remedy was given to you.
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