Frequently Asked Questions
Homoeopathy is one of the scientific systems of medicine based on the Principle “Similia Similibus Curentur ” which means, ” Let likes be treated by likes”. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician enunciated this Principle. It is proved that the medicine which can cause a set of symptoms on healthy human beings can cure the same symptoms in diseased patients.
The Homoeopathic medicines are dynamised by way of diluting and successing crude drug substance to activate its inherent properties. By this way the original drug substance is reduced to extremely to low quantity. Homoeopaths postulate that these medicines act on the immune system of the individuals and thereby strengthen it so as to enable the body to fight illness.
It is unfortunately a false impression that homoeopathic medicines act slow. One of the reasons for such a mis conception could be due to the fact that inspite of its tremendous potential to cure common acute aliments, Homoeopathy is being widely used for treatment of chronic, uncommon ailments.
Like any other systems of medicine, Homoeopathy has its own limitations. Through Homoeopathy, any ailment acute or chronic, local or general can be treated except diseases where surgery is unavoidable.
It does not happen to all cases and always, if the chosen remedy matches the patient’s need. But if repeated more than the need, it often increases the complaints, but it would subside on its own as soon as medicine is withdrawn.
It is myth regarding restriction in diet like onion, garlic, perfume, paan and tobacco. These medicines have been used on patients who are habituated to coffee and betel. IT ALWAYS ACTS. But with certain medicines when given, such restrictions are must. Otherwise the action may be nullified. Asking not to use paan , or cigarette are on the other hand are safe and healthy restrictions.
It is a fact that homoeoapthic medicines have no side effects. The term ‘side affects’ of a medicine comes from modern pharmacology. These drugs are aimed at one area of the body such as the cardiovascular system, the gut, the kidneys, etc. Though they have a primary area of action, they also effect other areas of the body. If these effects are undesirable, they are known as adverse side effects. Homoeopathic medicines are not employed against one particular area or organ of the body. The homoeopathic remedy is chosen because it matches as closely as possible with the totality of symptoms of the patient. Side effects, such as tissue destruction, do not occur under Homoeopathy.
Success of Homoeopathic practice depends on the availability of quality drugs. The manufacture and sale of Homoeopathic drugs is regulated under the DRAP ACT 2012 by the Govt. of Pakistan.Success of Homoeopathic practice depends on the availability of quality drugs. The manufacture and sale of Homoeopathic drugs is regulated under the DRAP ACT 2012 by the Govt. of Pakistan.
The MS Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory was established in the year 1995. It is a standard setting-cum-drug testing laboratory in private sector in Pakistan for the purpose of quality control. It combines contemporary advanced technology with indigenous know how and needs.
With the increasing popularity of the system it was mandatory that the quality medicines are available easily both to the doctor and the patient at economic rates. This lead to the manufacture of Homoeopathic medicines in the country. With the advancement of technology and newer techniques this industry is also making strides towards modernization. The Government takes steps to ensure that the quality of the products is maintained and improved by inspecting them regularly.
Homeopathic treatment is suitable for most people and has the advantage of being completely safe when used correctly. A Homoeopath makes efforts to see the disease holistically and that is the main reason why this system is getting more acceptability.
Since the early nineteenth century homeopathy has proved effective for millions of people worldwide; it has often been successful where other forms of treatment have failed. In more recent years medical journals have published positive reports of the results of scientific research into Homoeopathy.
Homoeopathy is recognized by an Act of Parliament in 19695, and accepted as a National system of medicine.
Always follow your doctor’s advice as stopping some medicine may be harmful and taking some other medicines may also be detrimental.
The safety of homoeopathic medicines is well known, still it is advised to take the opinion of a qualified Homoeopathic doctor in such situation.
Yes, They can be given safely to even to the youngest infant.
In most cases the 6th potency should be used, but choosing the right remedy is the most important thing to do. If the remedy is right, the results will be good consult your homoeopath
Homoeopathy is as effective for animals as it is for humans.
NO. Homoeopathy basically helps the body’s natural healing mechanism to heal itself. Therefore it is necessary that the natural responses of the body should not be suppressed by any agent. Steroids are basically given to suppress the immunological response and therefore cause the relief in symptoms. Thus giving steroids would be going against the very purpose of giving a homoeopathic medicine.
It depends on what the person is taking and for what reason and by whom it is given. Certain herbal supplements can interfere with the action of medicines. Supplements like calcium, multivitamins might be needed by the patient and could be allowed to be continued as per the case requirement. Anything which might change the symptoms or interfere with the treatment needs to be discontinued only after consultation.
Homoeopathic medicines are natural, mild in action and hence completely safe. They do not cause any side effects and are non addictive.
Yes, Homoeopathic medicines can be safely taken without any side effects or interactions with Allopathic treatment or any other therapy.
They are very diluted substances of usually natural elements from vegetable, mineral and animal kingdom. All Homeopathic Remedies are prepared in contemporary pharmaceutical industries in a special way which we call potentization.
Not at all.
Homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetables, minerals, chemicals, animal products and nosodes.Homeopathy remedies are highly diluted and potentized to be safe.
It definitely is. Homeopathy is a science based on sound logic and vast experimental data. Homeopathy is the only medicinal science where data has been collected by proving on human beings and not on animals because human beings can communicate their actual feelings during the testing while animals cannot.
Classical Homeopaths can treat both acute and chronic long standing diseases.
The result of the medicine depends on whether the disease is acute or chronic. Treatment of acute diseases show result in very short time. The time consumed for treating chronic disease depends upon the severity, complexity, duration and suppression of the disease.
Self prescribing without your doctor’s consent is never safe. It can interfere with the course of treatment and can also spoil the case. So always consult your physician before taking any medicine.
The remedies we use come from many sources. Most are derived from plants, but minerals, metals, animal products, and even some poisons, which have been used medicinally for generations, are also used. It seems alarming that homeopathy uses poisons, but you can rest assured that all substances whether of plant, mineral, metal, animal or poisonous origin are put through a special process whereby they are serially diluted and vigorously shaken. This special process is called “potentisation”, wherein the crude medicinal substances are serially diluted and “energized”