An Expert On Everything You Need To Know About Homeopathy

Natasha Patel , 05 Feb 2020

When the conversation surrounding homoeopathy came up on the Girl Tribe group, I knew this was something I’d want to share… So here it goes—storytime!

As a child, I was a sickly one. The smallest cold and cough would lead to heavy wheezing and me gasping for air. But the only reason my asthma didn’t reach the point where I needed to rely on an inhaler is that my doctor was a homoeopath who treated it, and me, for many years (even now till date). For people who’ve always been intrigued by the concept and method of homoeopathy, here goes… Everything you need to know from the right source and my family doctor, Dr. Adi Jagose.

What exactly is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts.

The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability.

How is it helpful as compared to other forms of medicine?

It is safe and had no side effects as compared to modern medicine which has many side effects. Homoeopathy boosts the body immune system to maintain good health.

Are there any specific areas it can help with?

Homeopathy is good for functional disorders and also helps many diseases where allopathy has no treatment.

Can anybody take homoeopathy? Are there any side effects to taking this form of medication?

Yes, homeopathy is good for all ages as it has no side effects. It is gentle in action and pleasant to taste. Children love its sweet taste. Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Are there any cases where homeopathy doesn’t really work?

Yes, each system of medicine has its limitations. An acute emergency and irreversible damage is done to organs Homeopathy has little scope. Thus each homeopath should decide what to treat and what not to treat.

Does one’s lifestyle have to change when taking homeopathy?

Lifestyle modifications will only be applicable if you have a disease requiring it like high blood pressure, diabetes etc.

How often should one visit a homeopathic doctor? And how can one identify a reputable doctor?

Regarding visiting a doctor maybe once a year if you don’t have any medical issues. That is for a routine health check-up. Regarding reputable doctor ask other patients who have taken treatment and they will tell you.

Have any more questions? Leave a comment below or on the Girl Tribe group!

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