Question 1. What is the Difference b/w Homoeopathy and Naturopathy.
Answer: Homoeopathy is branch of Naturopathy. Naturopath’s use various modalities in their practice .This may include: Herbal medicine, Ayurveda, Nutritional Medicine, dietary and life style advice, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Bachelor of Homoeopathy is a five and half year degree in India and couple of year study in Australia is required to practice as a Homoeopathic Practitioner.
Question 2. What is the difference between Ayurveda and Homoeopathy.
Answer: Both are holistic ways of healing and are alternative form of medicine. In Homoeopathy medicines are highly diluted to an extent with process of potentiating that they become dynamic (potent )and all the harmful effects of that particular substance does not exist. Homoeopathy works by stimulating your body’s immune system to fight against the disease. That’s why Homoeopathic Medicines are safe, gentle and without any side effects.
In Ayurveda crude substance is used to prepare medicines which are used for external and internal uses. In Ayurveda Medicines are prepared from plants, vegetables, herbs, metals and minerals. They follow the instructions mentioned in their books to prepare medicines. Mostly they use crude substances and mostly prepared in Ayurvedic pharmacies. Lot of substances we use at home as well as home remedies. Homoeopaths use some of the same substances but in potency or mother tincture form and are prepared by homoeopathic pharmacies.
E.g. Aurum Metallicum (gold) is used as a remedy in Homoeopathy in potency. In Ayurveda gold is also used as a medicine. “Swarna Bhasma “which translates to “gold ash “is often prescribed as a traditional Ayurveda treatment for different treatments.
Question 3. What are the sources of Homoeopathic medicines.
Answer: Homoeopathic medicines are made from:
Plants (e.g. Belladonna, Arnica, Bryonia, Gelsemium , Allium Cepa ,Allium Sativum and Chamomilla)
Minerals and Metals (e.g. Mercurious solubus ,Aurum Metalicum , Argentum Nitricum and Sulphur )
Animal (e.g. Sepia made from squid ink , Lachesis made from Surukuku snake venom )
Sarcodes (made from healthy tissue e.g. Adrenalin (extract of supra renal bodies)
Nosode( e.g. Tuberculinum ( pus from tubercular abscess),
Question 4: How Homoeopathic Medicines are made and why they are safe and without any side effects:
Answer: Homoeopathic medicines are made by process of potentisation . With process of potentisation the latent properties of crude substances are aroused and developed into activity to an incredible degree. Homoeopathic Medicines are made through a process of serial dilutions, where the original substance is diluted in water or alcohol and is ‘successed’, meaning that it is energized by shaking the dilution. The resultant remedy solution is then diluted and succussed again. This process is done repeatedly, sometimes hundreds or thousands of times, resulting in an extremely dilute and highly energetically potent remedy. By selecting a remedy that closely matches the individual characteristics of a person, a homeopath is able to stimulate a deep curative reaction.
Drugs are potentised by the following two methods:
Trituration – in case of insoluble substances
Succussion – In case of soluble substances
So in Layman language Homeopathic medicines are highly diluted to an extent that the harmful effects of the crude substance are not present in them. They become more dynamic or potent in their nature. That’s why Homoeopathic Medicines are more safe and gentle on human body. Their action is deeper, longer, wide spread and helps to treat the root cause. If remedy matches with disease picture then only it will work. It takes months and years to get rid of chronic disease through homoeopathy.
Question 5: Is all the Homoeopathic Medicines are same. White globule looks same to me.
Answer: White globules are a vehicle it helps in transportation of medicine to your body. For example like we use car to go from one place to other. White globules are made from cane sugar and Homoeopathic dilutions are poured into then and then administered to the patient through white globules. Your Homoeopathic Practitioner selects the medicine based on your current circumstances, personality and situation and uses that particular medicine to medicate the globules.
Question 6: Why you cannot touch the medicated globules and why to rinse your mouth before taking the medicine. What is the reason behind it.
Answer: Homoeopathic Medicines do not have any crude substance in them they are potent, dynamic or energetic. By touching the Medicines you disturb their healing properties and they will not be much effective. Food particles in mouth also reduce their effectiveness. This is the reason behind that you rinse your mouth before taking the medicine.
Question 7: Can Homoeopathic medicines can be taken along with Conventional Medicines.
Answer: Yes in most of the cases it’s possible if there are any issues your Homoeopath will let you know. Lot of people worldwide take Homoeopathy and Conventional Medicines at the same time. In some chronic cases I have noticed that dose of Conventional medicines get reduced while patient is on Homoeopathic treatment. In lot of incurable diseases people use Homoeopathy as a supportive medicine alongside with conventional medicine. In some cases I have notice that person body is not reacting to the conventional medicine or over reacting to the conventional medicine. In those cases well selected Homoeopathic remedies helps body to respond back to conventional medicines and abolish the over reaction of body to conventional medicine.Homoeopathy work holistically and polycrust remedies work on each and every organ so action is wide spread and help to improve the person holistically.
Questions 8: How often you need Homoeopathic consultations
Answer: It depends from case to case. Couple of things determine how often you need to consult a Homoeopath. In acute diseases you may have to see your Homoeopath twice weekly if after first prescription symptom are still present or changed. In Chronic cases 4 to 6 weeks for the first 6 months to 1 year. However this may differ in a particular instance.
Question 9: Can I treat a chronic condition myself with Homoeopathy by buying the medicines from a homoeopathic pharmacy or health store.
Answer: The reasons mentioned below explains why you should not treat a chronic disease by self medication:
(a) It’s very hard to understand your own deepest energetic imbalance yourself. Even professional Homoeopaths need to consult to another Homoeopathic practitioner for their own treatment for a chronic disease.
Lack of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, prognosis of diseases.
Lack of knowledge of Homoeopathic drug picture of remedies which are used more frequently. There are more than 200 polycrust remedies and there drug picture is more than 10 pages long. Their action is holistic and wide spread. Homoeopathic remedies in different potencies which are used by practitioners. Treating oneself with constitutional homeopathic remedies usually is a recipe for frustrations and can lead to greater difficulties.
Lack of knowledge of relationship of Homoeopathic remedies with each other and the substances which we eat and drink in our daily diet. I came across couple of patients who are taking IGNATIA remedy and at the same time drinking coffee daily. IGNATIA and COFFEA CRUDA remedy are inimical. Do not drink coffee while using IGNATIA. If you are taking Psorinum and at the same time drinking coffee your condition will not improve. Coffee antidote Psorinum .Most of the time people are taking remedies which are antidote to each other or inimical to each other.
Lack of knowledge of aggravation time of remedies e.g. Lyco aggravation time is 4pm to 8pm so I always recommend not to take medicine during aggravation time as it can aggravate your symptoms .Alumina aggravation at new and full moon .Every remedy has relations with other remedies, aggravations and ameliorations so being untrained or goggle doctors you only look at the smaller picture and not able to capture the bigger picture and deeper energetic imbalance.
Lack of knowledge of complementary remedies and follow up remedies.
Lack of knowledge of different potencies ,repetition of dose , diet and regimen
Lack of knowledge of miasms, obstacle to cure which block the action of indicated remedies.
Lack of knowledge of evaluation of symptoms, causes of disease, symptomatology, totality of symptoms, repertories and drug picture of medicines which is more than 10 to 15 pages long for each polycrust remedy. GOOGLE DO NOT EXPLAINS THE WHOLE PICTURE OF MEDICINE IN DETAIL. So when you Google homoeopathic treatment for a particular disease it shows you lot of remedies with some symptoms which are related to that particular disease or system. It did not explain the whole drug picture of that particular remedy.
The list of reasons are long that’s why you should not do self medication in chronic diseases. I COME ACROSS LOT OF PEOPLE IN INDIAN COMMUNITY DO SELF MEDICATION WITHOUT HAVING PROPER KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE ABOVE MENTIONED THINGS .IT COMPLICATES THE THINGS MORE RATHER THAN HEALING THE SICK .DISEASES GET MORE COMPLEX, SYMPTOMS GET SUPPRESSED AND HARD TO KICK THEM OUT FROM BODY. SO MORAL OF THE STORY IS DO NOT DO YOUR OWN EXPERIMENTS WITH HOMOEOPATHIIC REMEDIES IN CHRONIC DISEASES AND CONSULT A HOMOEOPATH WHO IS TRAINED AND QUALIFIED.BACHLEOR OF HOMOEOPATHY IS FIVE AND HALF YEAR DEGREE IN INDIA AND IN AUSTRALIA YOU NEED COUPLE OF YEARS OF STUDY TO BECOME A QUALIFIED HOMOEOPATH.
Question 10: Why homoeopathic consultation is more expensive in Australia, Europe, England and newzeland as compared to developing countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh etc. (Question asked by lot of people from developing countries. People refused to try the treatment because consultation and medicines are expensive. )
Answer: Countries like Australia are developed countries and standard of living and manufacturing is quite HIGH and COSTLY. Cost of running a business, business overheads and cost of living is high as well. A Homoeopath who is working to feed his family also deserved to be paid according to Australian Standards not according to Indian Standards or other developing countries standards .If we earn in dollars we do payments in dollars.
Total time spend on a new case is more than 2 hours.
First step: Initial consultation can take more than one hour
Second step: REPERTORIZING of case takes another half an hour.
Repertorization helps in finding the closet remedies to a particular case.
Third step: After selecting the remedy you prepare the remedy and do your case notes which take another 15 min. Another 15 min to explain the remedy to patient if you have posted the remedy to them.
With an overseas consultation time spend with patient in some cases is too less and some Homoeopaths select the remedies without studying the case to a deeper level . I have come across the cases where patients have been taking Homoeopathic remedies for years (more than 2 to 3 year) for simple diseases like migraine, eczema, constipation which can be resolved in 3 to 6 months easily if the case of patient is studied properly to a deeper level to find out the root cause and a proper remedy is matched through repertorization. Homoeopathy is an art and science. Art is to understand your patients mind and to follow a holistic approach rather than to follow a disease specific approach. Skill in Homoeopathy is to understand your patient holistically and it’s a time consuming process and during treatment need lot of patience as well. In complex cases sometime need to use lot of remedies to get the person back to healthy state and to peel the layers step by step.
Sharing my experience with you of a case of Tinnitus which was present there from ages. I explained in detail about Homoeopathy and spend more than total 2 hours in total as case was complex and has lot of layers of diseases emotional and physical. I received a call after a while that I have no relief at all from Tinnitus not even 1%. Sometime patients are not interested in holistic approach only interested in cure of a specific disease. I find it very hard sometime to explain to people that first may be your emotional and mind health will improve then physical symptoms will improve. If a disease is 5 year old it can take 6 to 7 months to resolve it if it is of a CURABLE NATURE .Some patients has no patience and they are only looking for a disease specific treatment rather than a holistic treatment. In those chronic cases very hard to heal the sick back to normal healthy state. Some cases are not curable so you have to give it a go rather than I spend money so you must give results. For demanding people and who are looking for a quick solution of every chronic melody may be Homoeopathy is not a best choice.
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