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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. But my symptoms “weakness & tired” increased within 5 days

  2. Fatema Johra says:

    Hello Doctor,
    Hope you could help me. My father had a major surgery and chemotherapy to get rid of Oesophageal cancer in 2015. He has been alright since. But he has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer and doesn’t have the stamina to go through with neither chemotherapy nor a surgery.
    We’re now considering having Homeopathic treatment. A lot of people are saying Homeopathy increases the disease before starting to cure. It sounds scary when we’re dealing with cancer.
    Please advise. Any words from you would be much appreciated from our devastated family.

  3. Vijay Pratap Singh says:

    I am suffering from chronic nasal allergy. I sneeze more than 10 once. It creates headache, itching in eyes, watery eyes, sore throat, pain in nerves. Please give me prescription.

    From:Vijay Pratap Singh
    Dhanaura, Distt. Amroha
    Uttar pradesh.

  4. Waresha says:

    Hi dr sharma i have a problem of skin allergy from last month. I have skin hives on my whole body or sometimes on my face kindly plz give me some advice as which medicine should i use?

  5. Im an endo patient .i have bilateral cysys in my ovaries but my current ultrasound shows adenomyosis in my uterus too .can i recover and conceive with trying for 3 years .

  6. Rajdeep Ganguli says:

    How long should I not eat anything or drink to take homeopathy medicine?

  7. Geetanjali Yadav says:

    Dr. Sharma,
    I am Geetanjali Yadav from Lucknow( 22 year old).I have been suffering from intestinal worms since last 20 days. I can feel them crawling in the anus region and vaginal walls too.They cause me too much discomfort.I have been taking albendazole 400mg tablet since last 5 days on the chemist’s advice.I have also taken this earlier for 3 days but then they reappear. I have been applying tea tree oil on my genitals since 5 days and eating raw garlic on empty stomach since 2 days. But , they haven’t disappeared, although lessen in numbers. Can you suggest me something ? Is it true that homeopathy first worsen the disease and then end it ?

  8. P C Anand Kumar says:

    Hi sir, Iam Anand from Chennai, iam suffering from chronic gastritis (erosive pangastritis), nausea, dizziness and internal shaking. last two days iam taking homeopathy medicine. is it curable in homeopathy, doctor?

  9. Hello Sir,

    I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis which results changes in Left SI joint.

    I have complaints of back pain from 10-12 years. It increased in last 4-5 yeas. from last 3-4 I am not able to walk due to changes in SI joints.
    I used to take Allopathic medicine earlier which gives temporary relief but now it start showing its side effect in the form of fixed drug eruption spots on skin.

    Can you please suggest me , do we have any remedy for such auto-immune disorders. How long it will take cure?

  10. Prasenjit Samanta says:

    For last seven months I’m getting indigestion. At first I got too gas(flatulence ) in morning and evening, and the frequency of bowel movement was not right. I started to take drugs for first 2 weeks without getting a doctor. After that I start homeopathy for 2 weeks. After that starts to take drugs again for another 5 months . Within this 5 months i start to get BLOATING from morning to night. Now i’m taking homeopathy for last 1 month. I got very depressed about that. Now i got many bloating after taking homeopathy. What to do now? please help…..

  11. Ashish Malviya says:

    I had written my wife’s decease few days back but I didn’t get any reply.

  12. Surya Narayana says:

    Hello Doctor
    My name is surya my father aged about 52 is suffering from motions he is getting motion for 6 to 7 times a day
    From the last one year. So,we have undergone many treatments and presently we hav started taking homeopathy from last one month and the problem for motions was stone problem in pancreas and damage in pancreas.So doctor i want to know how long will this homeopathy treatment takes to get my father cured

  13. I have a pimple problem on my face

    • Harjinder Singh says:

      Hello doctor,
      I Harjinder Singh 39 yrs’ suffering with stress,anxiety, fobia for last 8 yrs. I can’t laugh and shouting loudly. Because it causes heart pepilation.
      I am scared by thundering,heavy sound,listening about sad news. I can’t manage its too painful.
      I have been taking cholonozopem 0.5 % twice a day and zolfresh 10 mg at bed time.
      My cardio tests like Echo,stress Echo,TMT, C.T angiography is normal.
      But my condition going bad day by day.
      Plz help me.

  14. Jennifer phillips says:

    I have actinomycosis of the jaw. I have been really sicm and lost several teeth. I currently think i have one more tooth with abbsess this has gone into the bone of the jaw. My femer bone is also hurting. and below my knee cap. I have a femer titanium rod in that leg. Is that rod going to cause a problem. Cause i know some people have had to remove rod before they got better. One dentist said i have a nico lesion in jaw neuralgia inducing osnecrosis. He said like osteomylitis. Xray shows ashadow like a hole or lesion. Found a infectios disease dr and told her all my symtoms in the past with jaw and she aaid i know what you have its actinomycosis. What can i do with thia situation. Thank you ao much.

  15. Christine says:


    I had a blood test and all was in order. I visited a homeopath and was told my hormones and thyroid is not working properly. I pick up weight very easy…..

    Question. I want to go for an accurate blood test again without any meds in system. Hoe long must i wait for homepathic meds not to influence my bloodtest.

    Also I am not losing any weight as yet after two months.

  16. Hello,

    I am having hair loss from frontal line since last 3-4 years and not realising it is female pattern baldness as not my scalp has been starting showing.
    I got afraid that there is no cure to this desease.

    Is there any remedy in homeopathy for this situation ? If yes approx how much time it will take to cure desease in general if it is 4-5 years old. I understand exact time period no one can say but just to get some idea.

  17. From last year I had two white patches one was on my vazina and other was on my thigh, now in this year I had one spot on my stomach and other one on my back side. I am taking ars rubrum 30 medicine, is it ok

  18. my 3 1/2 year child autism ,speech delay behivour problem please help me . I have already tried gfcf sf and candida diet. And now want to shift too homeopathy. My number is 7042723977

  19. John Bannor says:

    Hello Dr. I have slow, very weak and small amount of semen .I went to hospital to do semen analysis and it was confirmed I have oligospermia. Please help solve this problem for me.

  20. S.SRUTHILAYA says:

    Hi dr.sharma..i have completed my plus two in 2016with 88%.I want to study that gud for me ????????

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