Homeopathic Medicine is a natural and holistic approach to the treatment of a patient. It focuses not only on treating a particular disease but on the treatment of an individual as a whole. Homeopathy naturally heals a person using natural products like minerals, plants and animals. It is used by more than 200 million people across the world for treating acute as well as chronic conditions. This way of treatment is unique to each person and their body, spirit and emotions, all are considered for the management as well as prevention of illness. These factors are taken into account by the homeopathic professional; before selecting the medicine for an individual. The medicine is also based on the symptoms of a disease and health level of a patient.
Homeopathic Medicine is considered to be the safest way for the treatment of an individual. Based on the fact that each one of us has our own healing power, Homeopathy treats each patient in a unique way. The treatment rarely causes side effects and is non-addictive and non-toxic. The homeopathic medicine can be taken by anyone, people of all ages, including children, pregnant women or women who are still breastfeeding. However, they should be undertaken under the proper guidance of a professional homeopathic doctor.
Principles of Homeopathy
Homeopathic Medicine works on some basic principles.
The first one, also known as the guiding principle, is ‘like cures like’. According to it, the substance that makes the person ill can be used for treating that illness. Next principle is ‘minimum dose’. According to this, the homeopathic medicines are made after a series of dilutions so that they don’t have any chemical substance. Higher the dilution, more effective is the therapy and with fewer or no side effects. The third principle is ‘single remedy’. Only one remedy is given to the patient at any given time in homeopathic treatment. This is done to know which remedy effectively cured the illness.
Homeopathic Treatment for Acute and Chronic Diseases
The treatment in Homeopathy consists of two main categories-Acute and Chronic. For the recent onset of illness, like the common cold, acute treatment is prescribed. It might be self-limited, like the common cold, or it might also be progressive, like pneumonia. The body may overcome this kind of illness, but homeopathic medicine will help in recovering effectively and quickly by stimulating the body.
It is a chronic disease if it is recurring or long-standing. For this, chronic treatment is prescribed with the duration of treatment depending on previous treatment, earlier health history, nature of the disease, etc. The homeopathic treatment in such cases is individualized so that the patient can return to lead a normal life.
The main goal of Homeopathic Medicine is to give long-lasting relief to an individual. It is much safer than conventional medicine as it does not contain any toxic substance. It can easily cure the diseases without giving any side effects to the patient. The treatment is holistic in nature as it cures the individual as a whole. The homeopathic medicine stimulates the patient’s healing power through the immune system.