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Myths About Homeopathy

Myths About Homeopathy

Among the many myths, the biggest amongst all is the false notion of homeopathic treatment being a slow treatment. Is homeopathic treatment really  slow ? How slow is homeopathy? It’s a question that every homeopath has to answer a million times a during his lifetime

The real answer is that it is as slow  or fast as the nature gets.  To understand this,  one has to understand the basic principle underlying homeopathy . Homeopathic medicines work on the principle of like cures like. This means that a similar impression like that of the disease is given to  the body in the from of medicine . This in turn incites a small reaction in the body which fights the disease. In simpler terms, it means that homeopathic medicines stimulate body’s own healing processes. This is the basic principle of homeopathy, so the speed at which homeopathic medicines cure a disease is largely governed by the way our natural restorative process of our body respond. Thus Homeopathic medicines are not slow in action they are as slow or as fast as our body’s healing system reacts. Body’s healing reaction is dependant on many factors. The intensity of disease, nature and the time since its been in the body and to some extent the over all vitality of the body  have major outcome on the speed at which our body cures it self. For example a long standing (20 years or so) case of eczema would take a coupe of months to be totally cured. On the other hand an acute case of simple sore throat can respond within hours.

The second myth that plagues homeopathy is that of  ‘Onions and  Coffee’ . Should onions and coffee be avoided with homeopathic medicines ?; can they antidote homeopathic effect on human body ?. I very strongly believe that these are myths and do not alter the homeopathic action in our body. I am a regular onion eater and I have closely monitored myself whenever I am on homeopathic medication. It does work. Even while I take onions. I have never advocated the avoidance of onions and coffee to my patients, still it works for them. It is a pure myth . Coming to think of it ,how can two substances antidote a complete range of four thousand plus homeopathic medicines used in homeopathy. There is no homeopathic research or clinical trials that indicates that onions and coffee antidote homeopathic action . The founder of homeopathy -Dr. Hahnemann had cautioned against the overuse of coffee as a stimulant and that has been misread and wrongfully interpreted.

The third myth – after taking homeopathic medicines there is always an increase in existing symptoms.  Its very common to hear from patients ‘Will my Symptoms increase when I start homeopathic medicine?’ The answer is ‘ Not always’; they do but only in certain conditions and are easily avoidable  . In certain disease conditions, where the symptoms are suppressed by the use of conventional medicines ,one might see a slight increase in symptoms which is usually temporary  and is usually followed by major relief  even in previous condition too.  These increase in symptoms can easily be avoided by an expert homeopath with  careful choice of medicine potency. Thus the statement that there is always an increase of symptoms  after taking homeopathic medicines is a myth


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  1. Mrs. Riddhi Jani says:

    Hi Dr Sharma,

    My mom is 54 years old and she was been operated with Mechanical Valve in 2010. She is taking Warfarin which is ok but she is not compatible with allopathy with any kind of other medical irregularities (like cough cold). So Dr suggested to try homoepathy as whenever she takes allopathy her INR rate increases and she has to undergo bad pain due to blood getting thinner.

    So please suggest that taking homoepathy will not increase her INR rate and make her blood thin?
    Pls reply.

  2. Uttam Saikia says:

    For a year or so, I have been intermittently suffering from tingling sensation in legs, feet on the left side. This was associated with some others like burning sensation in the body, occasional loss of balance, memory problems, mental exhausion, pain in legs etc. It was diagnosed as vitb12 deficiency initially and after allopathic treatment I got some temporary relief. However, for last two months or so I am under homoeopathic treatment. The local homoeopath is prescribing medicines like five phos, agaricus, apocynum, Daphne indica, euonymus etc in various combinations for almost two months. However, the symptoms still persist. I am a believer in Homoeopathy, do I need to continue this or seek the help of other alternativs?
    Hoping for a kind response
    Uttam Saikia

  3. Svaroopa says:

    Sir have taken medicine for vitiligo from last two month
    And have noticed their is increase in spread but doctor
    Says first the symptoms increases and then it will decrease
    Is it true in case of vitiligo ?

  4. Satnam kaur says:

    Sir; i m taking five phos 4 tablets twice ca I eat raw onion

  5. Ilda Jackmakian says:

    Dr. SHARMA,

    I have been on homepathic treatment for hypothyrodism for 8 months. My blood tests show normal TSH and T3 although some symptoms and mainly estrogen dominance have not completely cleared. I am scheduled for a surgery soon amd was eondering how safe is it to go under taking into account the possible complications of hypothyrodism and anesthesia?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.


  6. Shristi Agrawal says:

    Good afternoon sir,
    Sir I have been taking homeopathic medicine for hairfall since 3 years. I have seen regrowth but at times my hair starts falling a lot, the same way it used too before the treatment. Please help.

  7. Subhransu Sekhar Dutta says:

    I have ear infection,but after taking homeopathic for somedays ,i have seen there is a slight increase in pain,
    I want to know does homeopathic first increase than decrease the infection?

  8. Hi Doc, I hv a lip allergies due to use of expired lipstick. I took allopathic medicine twice but that only suppressed the symptoms with antibiotics and cream. However, now I am taking homeopathy ftom last 1.5 months and now my symptoms got increased a lot. My lips are too much swelled. Please advice should i continue to take that medicine or not.

  9. Dr shivanand Tiwari says:

    Dear Dr Sharma I am 63 yrs old a retired microbiologist who never suffered any major problems but for last three weeks I feel too much pain in the calf muscle of my left leg in the morning that I can not walk for 10 minutes then after rubbing for fee minutes pain decreases then only I can walk. Now I feel pain i the left hip also . some one advised to take homeopathic medicine please advise me at your earliest possible. With regards Dr shivanand Tiwari

  10. DIPANKAR BOSE says:

    I am a male senior citizen, aged 72 years. I am
    Experiencing extreme pain on the right side of waist which comes down up to right knee. It is very difficult to sit, walk or stand for more than half hour. Sleep also disturbed due to nagging pain. It may have caused due to muscle pull as pain is originating from a particular small plot. Is it possible to cure completely by Homeopathic medicines? How long it may take? Please help with valued advice. Thanks.

  11. PRANAB MISRA says:

    Dear Doctor,

    I am suffering from GERD and hyperacidity. I am taking China 200 globules, Nat Phos tablets and mother tincture drops for almost one month. There is no relief and symptoms seem to aggravate. I am 57 years, non-smoker, non-drinker, weigh 83 kg and exercise sometime. Please advise.

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