Various alternative systems of medicine have gained great importance in last few decades. Among them, homeopathy is one of the health-sciences that was surrounded by so many controversies but kept emerging victorious, thanks to its eternal principles and scientifically proved medicines. No wonder Master Samuel Hahnemann (Founder of Homeopathy) leaving his roaring practice of modern medicine, dedicated his life for Homeopathy.
Then why many people are still skeptical to use homeopathy in their healing practice? Lack of apt knowledge and intellectually acquired ability to interpret the facts may be some of the reasons. Here is an attempt to nullify some of the myths that surround this beautiful and efficacious science. Let’s see-
(1)Homeopathic medicines are slow to act-
I think this is one of the most fatal myths that prevent people from approaching this wonderful science. The homeopathic medicines are selected not just on the basis of diagnosis of a particular case but on the basis of characteristic signs and symptoms of the disease. Moreover, it is an individualistic science where exact match between drug symptoms and disease symptoms need to be done in order to impart cure. So failure to match the symptoms of the patient with that of the medicine leads to partial similarity or no-similarity. It obviously leads to slow-effect or no-effect. Here one must understand that these failures are due to homeopaths and not homeopathy! When the expert homeopath after carefully evaluating the patient, applies the law of similars, relief of the symptoms takes place even within minutes.
(2)Homeopaths do not divulge the name of medicine they are giving-
Well, homeopaths certainly do not want to claim that they are doing miracles and their secret medicine will impart relief. If the patient is educated and can understand the depth of homeopathic medicines well, homeopaths really do not have problems with telling the names of medicine they are giving. But homeopathy is not like modern medicine. It is an individual science that caters problems of people individually. If two people are suffering from common cold, the remedy for these two may not be the same. If in case the doctor tells the remedy name and the patient in utter ignorance about homeopathic principles, gives the same medicine to his friend or family member for similar-looking symptoms, it may lead to bad effects or no effects at all. Even in the same patient the set of symptoms may differ every time he catches similar illness. So, the medicines may change. That’s why many homeopaths prefer to dispense medicines on their own and do not prescribe. There is nothing more to it at all!
(3)Upon starting homeopathic treatment, the patient gets terrible aggravation of his symptoms, be it skin related or otherwise-
Basically homeopathic medicines are given on the basis of symptom similarity as we said. Therefore, in the initial period, slight aggravation of existing symptoms is a good sign, which indicates that the medicine selected is right. But this temporary rise in symptoms never prolongs and after this brief period, patient starts feeling better almost immediately. In many patients, such initial rise of symptoms is also not found and the patient feels better right from the first dose. If there is extreme aggravation of any kind, it indicates wrong remedy selection and the doctor has to verify his history taking and re-evaluate his case.