Homoeopathy is a branch of medicine that uses natural substances as remedies in highly diluted dosages to treat both acute and chronic conditions. The remedies compose of strictly natural substances obtained from plants, animals, and other living compounds which ensures that the medicine causes almost no side-effects at all. The driving ideology behind homoeopathic medicines is ‘similia similibuscurentur’, or “like cures like”, which implies that a substance that is known to develop signs of a disorder in a healthy body can be used to cure the same signs in a diseased body in the form of small diluted doses.
Every homoeopathic treatment focuses on curing a patient’s health to its entirety and not just their specific disorders. Hence, unlike allopathic treatments which work on organ or disease-specific diagnosis, homoeopathic treatments require a thorough diagnosis of the patient’s past and present condition. This includes their physical factors such as his build, appetite, thirst, food likes/dislikes, bowel habits, menstrual history (in case of females), sleep, past medical conditions, along with psychological factors such as sensitivity, fears, phobias, moods, etc.
The medicines that are prepared to treat an individual are customised as per the diagnosis of that individual.
Homoeopathic treatments can be prescribed to patients of all ages as these medicines have no significant side-effects. Also, homoeopathic medicines do not target the disease specifically; instead, they boost the patient’s immune system and physical resistance to that disease, thereby overcoming its symptoms and effects. Out of the myriad of conditions treated via homoeopathy, the most prominent conditions that are treated include:
Paediatric Disorders: Homoeopathy helps in managing and treating several conditions in kids caused by a range of infectious, bacterial, viral, parasitic and nutritional disorders. Specialised homoeopathic treatment courses can be prescribed to treat psychological conditions, such as nocturnal enuresis, phobias, hyperactive disorders, autism, ADHD etc.
Respiratory Disorders: The most respiratory disorders caused by viral or bacterial infections which include common cold, sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, etc. can be effectively treated via homoeopathy. With proper dosage, the intensity and frequency of asthma attacks are reduced drastically; therefore, eliminating the need for bronchodilators & steroids.
Female Disease: Homeopathy can offer good health to women in all stages of their lives, from infancy through old age. It is beneficial for the full range of emotional, mental and physical problems that a woman is likely to experience and can help her through the transitional and developmental milestones of her life. Diseases like dysmenorrhea, Menstrual disorders, PCOD, Infertility, Ovarian Cyst, Uterine Fibroids etc.