Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy is a medical science developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician. It is based on the principle that “like cures like”. In simple words, it means that any substance, which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure similar symptoms in a person who is sick. This idea is referred to as the “Law of Similar“, and was understood by Aristotle and Hippocrates and mentioned in ancient Hindu manuscripts. It was Hahnemann, however, who turned it into a science of healing.

Here are examples of this principle:

  1. An onion is a substance which makes your eyes water and your nose burn. If you are having an attack of hay fever with watering eyes and a burning nose, a homoeopathic remedy made from onion can relieve it.
  2. Poison ivy causes redness, intense itching, and burning, blistering and sometimes stiff muscles. Homoeopathically it has been used for everything from herpes and burns to eczema and arthritis.
  3. When you are stung by a bee you feel a burning, stinging pain and the tissues surrounding the area swell up. Some relief is gained from applying cold to the area. If you had swollen tonsils with burning and stinging pain relieved by cold, a homoeopathic remedy prepared from the same source could cure.

Currently there are three thousand substances used as homoeopathic remedies to treat everything from colds and cough to arthritis and cancer.

A second principle of homoeopathy is that you should give the least amount of medicine necessary to evoke a healing response. This is called the “Minimum Dose”.  We all know that normal medicines can cause side effects, leading to much suffering or even death. In an effort to prevent side effects, Hahnemann began successive dilution with agitation of his medicines, to find the point at which they would be therapeutic, but not toxic.

Homoeopathy’s Track Record

You may be wondering what kind of track record homoeopathy has for treating serious diseases. A look at the past will establish that homoeopathy has proven itself reliable and is often much more effective than conventional treatment.

The worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918 killed 22 million people worldwide and 500,000 in the U.S. The death rate was 30% or higher for those treated conventionally, while homoeopaths cured an amazing 98% of their cases!

During the Cholera and Typhus epidemics in Europe from the 1860’s to early 1900’s, people using homoeopathy had survival rates 50% or greater than those treated by conventional  medicine.

In an epidemic of Typhus in Leipzig (1813), Dr. Hahnemann treated 180 cases of Typhus, losing only two patients. Mortality rates for conventional treatment were over 30%.

During the cholera epidemic of 1849 in Cincinnati, with survival rates between 40 -52%, those treated by homoeopathy had a 97% survival rate. These results were published in the local newspapers.

Prevention

Homoeopathy has also proven itself invaluable in preventing illness.  In the 1957 polio epidemic in Buenos Aires, the homoeopathic remedy Lathyrus was given to thousands of people. Not one case of polio was reported in these individuals.

In a 1974 epidemic of meningicoccal meningitis in Brazil, 18,640 children were given a homoeopathic remedy for prevention. Only 4 cases of meningitis occurred in these children.

In the smallpox epidemic of 1902 in Iowa, the homoeopathic remedy Variolinum was given preventively to 2,806 patients of 15 doctors. The protection rate was 97%.

History

After his first experiments in 1790, Hahnemann tried many other substances, learning what symptoms they would produce and therefore, what symptoms they could cure. He taught others his new method of healing and soon homoeopathy spread from Germany to the rest of the continent.  By 1829, Hahnemann was famous throughout Europe. He produced amazing cures in some of the worst epidemics of the time. During a typhus epidemic in 1813, Hahnemann cured 179 of 180 cases. During epidemics, survival rates in Homoeopathic hospitals far surpassed those in conventional ones. Because of its success in healing the most serious diseases without harm to the patient, homoeopathy was soon practiced all over the world. The wealthiest families and the royalty of Europe were early patrons of homoeopathy.

The World Health Organization estimates that homoeopathy is used by 500 million people worldwide, making it the second most widely used medicine in the world.

In England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, homoeopathy is included in the National Health Service.

In France, 18,000 physicians prescribe homoeopathic remedies. There are seven medical schools offering  post grad degrees in homoeopathy and all 23,000 pharmacies carry homoeopathic remedies.

In England, 42% of British physicians refer patients to homoeopaths.  The Royal family has used used homoeopathy for three generations. There are currently five homoeopathic hospitals, and the oldest, the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, has been there for 100 years.

India has over 70,000 board certified homoeopathic physicians, hundreds of homoeopathic hospitals and clinics and many homoeopathic medical schools.

In Germany, 20% of Physicians prescribe homoeopathic remedies.

In the Netherlands, 45% of physicians consider homoeopathy effective.

Homoeopathy is also practiced in Vienna, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Pakistan, Greece, and Belgium.

Homoeopathy is considered to be a very effective alternative medical therapy that is absolutely safe and natural. Unlike other medications, it does not have any side effects. It can be attributed to the fact that homoeopathic treatment aims at stimulating the body's own defensive system, thereby enhancing the body's resistance to fight diseases. The reservoir of homoeopathy benefits is very large. Read on to know more about homeopathy treatment effects…

Advantages of Homoeopathic Medicines:

  • It is beneficial in treating both acute and chronic health conditions. In fact, it has a solution for every chronic disease, even those that have been given the label of 'incurable' by other systems of medicine.
  • It is very easy to take homoeopathic medicines. Usually, they are given to the patient in the form of sweet sugar pills that are tasty to eat. Thus, kids become ready to consume them.
  • These medicines are inexpensive, when compared to allopathic and ayurvedic drugs and thus are very much affordable.
  • The diagnostic procedure of homoeopaths is hassle free and doesn't involve expensive time-consuming tests. They rely on the patient's symptoms and accordingly give them doses.
  • This treatment not just helps in healing the immediate problem but also leads to overall health improvement.
  • It is suitable for persons of all age groups.
  • It is non-toxic and produces absolutely no chemical side effects.

Online consultancy delivers high quality homoeopathic care direct to you via the Internet. The service is ideal for people living in areas without access to a reliable homoeopath. It is also perfect for those seeking to avoid the headache of trying to keep appointments in London.

The online homoeopathic consultancy allows you to take immediate action to start resolving your health issues while saving you the hassle and cost of travel.

Simply complete the detailed consultation questionnaire from the comfort of your chair. This site is privately run and your consultation will be submitted to Francis Treuherz personally. He will put the same care and quality into the consultation as if you were in his office, and because homoeopathy deals with the whole self, if you are honest in answering the questionnaire, this will work for you.

You may complete the questionnaire either online, or download and then email or mail it (download questionnaire here). You may add as much text as you wish in your own words, beyond the questionnaire.

The online consultation service is ideal for non-acute (i.e. non urgent) matters which are a long term or chronic disturbance to your health, whether emotional, intellectual or physical.

Many patients also feel more comfortable discussing potentially embarrassing health issues by email instead of in a face to face environment.

  1. What is Homoeopathy?

Homoeopathy is an alternative system of medicines which improves the persons physical as well as mental health. It is the gentle and effective system of medicine. The medicine are prepared from natural substance so can be used without side-effect for long time.

  1. Homoeopathy proved science or not?

Yes it is provide scientifically. It is the only medicinal science in which the information has been collected by proving the medicine on human being and not on animal as human being can express their feeling and animals can’t.

  1. How to take the medicines?

The medicines are in the pills from.

If you had been given the medicines in the envelope. Carefully open the envelope and empty the contents in your mouth without touching the pill. If it is given in a plastic container take the medicine according to the instructions on the label.

  1. Are Homoeopathic medicines plain sugar pill (Placebo)?

 No it not true, as the plan sugar pill is the base for the medicines and we are adding the mother tinctures in that which is the important ingredient prepared from natural substances.

  1. Is Homoeopathic treatment slow acting?

Homoeopathy cures the disease from its root cause. Its action is quick and lasts for a longer time. But in few chronic cases it may take time to cure, but the action of medicines lasts longer.

  1. What is the importance of detailed history of the patient in Homoeopathy?

Yes the detailed history of patients of utmost importance as homoeopathy trets the man in disease and not the disease in man. As homoeopathy believes that the present situation of the case may be due to some past incidences. So it is important to know the detailed past history of patient. It will help the physician to clarify the case.

  1. Why the Homoeopathic physician will not reveal the name of the drug?

For the advantage of patient the physician will not reveal the name of the drug .If the patient know the name of the medicine they will take the medicine by their own which will disturb the disease picture and further treatment.

  1. Why strong Aroma or Taste should be avoided while taking Homoeopathic medicines?

It is true because strong Aroma or taste may interfere with the action of medicine.

  1. Does Homoeopathy work on the placebo effect?

No. Though few critics would like to believe so, homoeopathic medicines definitely have the ability to cure by producing a curative effect. Please refer to Ailments & Rx where majority of the cases are not functional derangements, they are reversed pathological or structural changes. The results and the duration in which they have been achieved can be attributed only to this curative effect.

  1. Does homoeopathy cure completely?

Yes. However our success rate depends on the extent to which structural or pathological changes have taken place and the nature of the disease. Refer to Ailments & Rx for in depth information about individual conditions.

  1. What are the limitations of homoeopathy?

Homoeopathy is generally not recommended in cases where risk to life or the condition of the patient exists. Though you may take these medicines concomitantly with conventional medicines, you should avoid taking them at the cost of stopping essential life saving remedies. You should always consult your primary care physician before altering your treatment regimen.

  1. Does homoeopathy reverse structural changes?

Yes. A number of conditions mentioned in the Ailments & Rx list are structural changes and can be easily reverted back to normalcy. However gross pathological changes in our experience can only be palliated and symptomatic relief offered.

  1. Will my condition recur?

After complete treatment ailments usually do not reoccur. However, certain difficult or stubborn cases like allergies, colds, IBS etc. or in other words conditions directly related to the environment, habits, hygiene, and mental well being could occasionally reoccur, however they generally do so with lesser frequency and intensity.

  1. What is the duration of the treatment?

Majority of curable cases can be treated within 3 to 12 months, depending on the disease condition. It is practically impossible to predict a precise period as an individual’s response as well as the extent to which the condition has progressed varies significantly.