What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a therapeutic art of cure based onnature’s fundamental laws brought into practice to heal the sick patients byits holistic touch. It is the most gentle and harmless way of curing thedisease permanently.

Who is the founder of Homeopathy?

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was Allopathic M.D.physician by profession and a researcher in medicine is the founder ofHomeopathy.

How was Homeopathy found by Dr. Hahnemann?

While translating Cullen’s Materia Medica intoEnglish, he found that the herbal juice of Cinchona bark was used to cureMalaria and is capable of producing similar symptoms of that of Malaria, iftaken by a healthy human being. That is, the medicine which cures the diseaseis capable of producing the same disease, if taken by healthy human being.Hahnemann started proving the drug Cinchona bark on his own body by taking itsregular doses and surprisingly he found that the statement in Cullen’s MateriaMedica is correct, as he found that all the symptoms of malaria were producedin him. When he stopped the drug and the symptoms disappeared and when herepeated the drug, the symptoms appeared. So, the year 1790 was probably theyear in which the Therapeutic Law of cure was discovered and probably a new erafor Homeopathy appeared on horizon.

The same drug in minute doses could make the sick person well provided thesymptoms were similar to the disease. Finally in the year 1796, essay onHomeopathic Philosophy was published which is considered as the birth year forHomeopathy.

What is the basic law of nature used in Homeopathy?

A weaker dynamic force is permanentlyextinguished by a similar dynamic force, if the later is stronger than theformer.

What are the other laws in nature used in Homeopathy?

  1. Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
  2. The flux of life travels from within outwards, from above downwards, from more important organs to less important organs.
  3. From tiny embryo different individuals are born, from within outwards. No two individuals are alike in the world.
  4. The symptoms go in the reverse order of it’s commence.
  5. The quantity of drug required is in inverse ratio to its similarity. In short, more the similarity of the drug to the disease, lesser the quantity of drug required.
  6. The quantity of force required to make any changes in nature is the least possible, if it is similimum to the nature. The decisive amount is always a minimal or infinitesimal.
  7. Function creates and develops the organ.
  8. Laws of elasticity – within the dynamic reversible limits the stress is proportional to strain. The dynamic disease force which affects and deviates the dynamic vital force is eliminated by a dynamic medicinal force only to bring the vital force to normalcy, if it is within the reversible dynamic limit.
  9. Laws of resonance – when two progressive dynamic forces having the same properties of (amplitude, speed, and period) are traveling in the same direction in a vital entity, if superimposed each other and the stronger entity resonates and expels the later entity, but all this is within reversible dynamic limit.

What are Homeopathic Medicines?

Homeopathic Medicines are nothing but differentdynamic forces used to treat dynamic derangement (disease) in a dynamic livingorganism.

What is the concept of disease according to Homeopathy?

A disease is nothing but a dynamic noxious agentwhich affects and deviates a dynamic vital force. It makes its appearance byproducing its characteristic symptoms on the organism.

How Homeopathic Medicines work on disease?

If concept of disease is dynamic, then in orderto correct dynamic derangement, medicines should also be dynamic in action. Inshort, Homeopathic medicines dynamically and holistically work on livingorganisms in a most harmless way without leaving any side effects.

According to modern concept, if Bacteria and Viruses are thecauses of disease, then what are views of Homeopathy for the same?

Suppose a group of people are exposed toInfluenza Virus. Only few of them get sick and others remain healthy. Why doesthat happen? The people who remain healthy were immune to disease and were notvulnerable to disease. Immunity is a inborn tendency in individuals torecognize and acquire antigens. In short, the people who were immune to thedisease were dynamically in a perfect equilibrium. People who got affected bydisease were dynamically deranged before only, and were vulnerable to get affectedby disease bacteria or virus. So, dynamic derangement in the person was firstto occur, then bacteria and viruses entered in their body to produce disease.In fact, the presence of particular bacteria or viruses helps us to detect thetype of dynamic derangement in a living entity and direct us to the necessaryactions required to be taken to restore the dynamic equillibrium.

What is the role of antibiotics in treatment of bacterial or viraldiseases?

Antibiotics help to eliminate or kill thebacteria in the body. It gives the temporary relief by controlling infection.However, the tendency in patients to attract microorganisms remains the same.So, the person who gets a temporary relief from infection is vulnerable tosubsequent attacks from the same organisms, but this time with a greaterintensity from time to time. Why this happens? This happens becausemicroorganisms produce resistance to antibiotics. For example, the lethal powerof Penicillin in 1960 was around 97%, has come down to around 43% in recentyears. So, multiple antibiotics system is used to get rid off microorganisms.In many viral diseases antibiotics are not very effective. Newer and strongerantibiotics are manufactured every day to fight with resistant bacteria. It’s aconstant battle of newer, stronger antibiotics against the evolution ofbacteria which are becoming more resistant day by day.

How Homeopathy helps in the battle against resistant bacteria andviruses?

As Homeopathy works in a harmless and holisticway, it brings the dynamic force to normalcy by dynamic Homeopathic medicines.Two things are achieved by this. First, the little creatures (bacteria andviruses) leave the body without doing any harm. And second, as the equilibriumof the vital force is restored, the person regains the immunity for not gettingaffected by the microorganisms in future. It is the complete cure, so is calledas the Holistic line of treatment.

Is it true that Homeopathy acts slowly on all disease?

As the Homeopathic treatment is based onnature’s fundamental laws, the action and reaction are equal and opposite. Asseen in chronic diseases the disease progresses very slowly, the recovery asper nature’s law is also slow. So, Homeopathic medicines take time to curechronic diseases, slowly but surely. In chronic cases it can be realized aspatient under treatment gets more and more relief with time. As the acutediseases progress fast, the recovery can be fast also with Homeopathictreatment. By its very nature and effectiveness in delivering permanent relief,Homeopathy is used to treat more chronic diseases. Hence, there is a falsebelief that Homeopathy takes more time to cure. If it was slow, it wouldn’thave become so popular in fast paced metropolitan areas.

How Homeopathic medicines work on the body?

As Homeopathic medicines are nothing butdifferent dynamic forces and don’t have any chemical existence, it works on thebody in a dynamic way. By keeping Homeopathic pills under the tongue, nerve endingsof the mouth are stimulated. The stimulus is carried to the brain and frombrain the curative force of Homeopathy operates on the organ or location in thebody where the dynamic derangement of disease exists. Just like electricitypassing through wire cannot be seen but proves its existence by producingdesired effects, Homeopathy also works in somewhat similar way.

How Homeopathy Medicines are prepared?

The Homeopathic medicines are originallyprepared from any crude substance. It can be in the form of minerals,vegetables, plants, healthy or morbid extracts from animals and human beings,different energies like X-ray, light (photons), etc. One part of original substanceis mixed with 99 parts of alcohol and it is potentised by 10 downward strokesto make it dynamic. This is the first potency. In order to prepare the secondpotency, one part of first potency is mixed with 99 parts of alcohol and thesame process is repeated to make it dynamic. This is second potency. The sameprocedure is carried out to create higher and higher potencies. For example, in30 potency, the actual quantity of original substance is 10 to the power of-30, which is much smaller than the molecular dimension of the originalsubstance. As we go higher in potency, the actual original substance is almostnil in its existence but it shows its presence by affecting the vital force andproducing its characteristic symptoms, when taken during the drug proving. Inother words, Homeopathic medicines work dynamically not chemically(physiologically).

In spite of minuteness, how does it work?

According to universal laws, a dynamic force canbe affected by a dynamic force only. If a living organism shows its livelyexistence by presence of dynamic life principle (vital force), it should bederanged by a dynamic noxious agent (disease) which should have a dynamicorigin only. If that is so, then the medicines which are used to restore thevital force to its normal condition should also be dynamic. Hence, Homeopathicmedicines in spite of the minuteness produce curative action on livingorganism. Higher the potency, more minute is the content, but more potent withdeeper power of penetration in vital organs.

What is the magic of minimum dose?

The quantity of drug required is in inverseratio to its similarity. More the similarity, lesser the quantity of medicinerequired. Homeopathic medicines are selected on symptom similarity. If selectedmedicine is similimum to diseased vital force, the quantity of medicinerequired is always a minimum and infinitesimal. In short, Homeopathic medicineswork qualitatively not quantitatively.

What is drug proving in Homeopathy?

The drug proving in Homeopathy is to ascertainthe knowledge that the drug’s capacity to produce its own disturbance in theform of symptoms when given to the healthy human body. When any drug is givento healthy human being in a potentised form, it produces functional changes bydisturbing the balance of vital force temporarily. It produces its owncharacteristic symptoms which persist on the human body as long as it isimplemented during the time of drug proving.

What is Homeopathy Materia Medica?

It is the systematic record of the drugs provenon the healthy normal bodies in the form of symptoms. When any potentised drugis administered to the healthy human body, it produces its characteristicsymptoms and these symptoms are recorded systematically to represent the drugpicture of that particular drug.

What is the use of Materia Medica?

It makes the physician acquainted with thedynamic, hidden and curative power of medicine which operates beyond molecularlevel. Materia Medica is useful to ascertain what is curative in medicine bystudying various symptoms which the medicine has produced when given in healthyhuman being.

What is the role of Homeopathic Physician?

The role of physician is to perceive what iscurable in disease by ascertaining the symptoms from diseased person and byanalysing the symptoms which medicines can produce (by studying MateriaMedica), and application of proper medicine to the disease by symptomsimilarity.

Who should take Homeopathic Medicines?

Irrespective of the type of disease, age or sex,the primary consideration should be given to the treatment that is harmless,scientific, logical, and quick as per the nature’s therapeutic law. Homeopathyworks very well towards providing a permanent relief and helps eliminatingdisease from the body from within outwards, above downwards, from moreimportant organs to less important organs.

What is approach of Homeopathy towards surgery?

Surgery is totally a unique branch in medicalscience where mechanical assistance is a must in order to set right thetechnical deformity in living organism. Any therapeutic science has hardly anyscope in such condition. Hence, obviously Homeopathy is not against surgery.But there are number of diseases which are labeled as surgical where Homeopathyoften works and cures them by avoiding surgery. Ailments like piles, Fissuresin Anus, Fistula, Septic Tonsillitis, appendicitis, chronic otitis andotorrhoea (ear discharge), Aphonia(nodules on vocal chords affecting voice),nasal and ear polyps, small sized kidney stones, gall bladder stones, uterinefibroids, ovarian cysts, corns, warts, ganglion of the wrist, etc.

How Homeopathy works on Allergies?

An average human being comes in contact withmore than 150 types of allergens daily and is vulnerable to allergic diseaseslike Urticaria, eczema, contact dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, allergicbronchitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis , etc. Most of the treatments offertemporary relief to the patients. Homeopathy acts on allergy in two ways.First, it removes existing allergy in human body as per nature’s law fromwithin outwards. Second, it removes an allergic tendency to specific allergensin the stipulated time of treatment, thereby giving a permanent relief.

How does Homeopathy works on Depression and Anxiety Neurosis?

All the diseases related to mind are termed asdynamic derangement of vital force and mind. They don’t have any pathologicalfindings and require the medicines which can correct the same ailmentdynamically. Homeopathy is one of most effective treatments in such conditions.Some other treatments give only temporary relief and drug dependence, andeventually could worsen the condition.

How effective Homeopathy is in psychosomatic conditions?

Psychosomatic complaints like Migraine, Pepticulcers, Asthma, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. have psychological origin from whereit migrates to somas (body symptoms) ailments. Most of these ailments aretreated by some treatments on pathological grounds giving only temporaryrelief. However, the main cause is often untreated. Homeopathy always treatspatients as a whole by ascertaining his mental and general symptoms. Afterremoving the inner cause of disease, the pathology is corrected by itself andpatient is restored back to health. This gives rise to a complete cure.

What is the role of Homeopathy in Cancer?

The tissues or cells in the body which areaffected by cancer are abnormally overgrowing without coordination with that ofnormal tissue. It is an autonomous uncontrolled growth in the form of tumorwhich serves no useful purpose but is harmful to the other vital tissues of thebody. It goes on destroying the other useful tissues and work like adestructive parasite. Now, why these cells behave in this manner? Nobody isable to find out all the answers yet. The traditional treatment gets rid offthis tissue. In some cases, the traces still remain and cancer can relapse.Homeopathy helps in correction of dynamic derangement in the organism. Itinfluences the abnormal behavior of cancer cells, making them behave normally.In short, the abnormally behaving cancer cells become somber, simple and benignin character. Homeopathy is proven to be very effective in the beginning stagesof cancer.

How does Homeopathy work on AIDS?

The patient with AIDS suffers from ImmuneDeficiency Syndrome which is nothing but lack of immunity to fight with anydisease. Homeopathy looks at loss of immunity as the dynamic derangement ofvital forces. Whatever may be the cause, the answer or solution can beascertained only by bringing back the vital force to normal condition.Homeopathy doesn’t claim the cure to AIDS as yet, but helps the AIDS cases toslow down the progress of immunodeficiency for years without any furthercomplications.