What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a therapeutic art of cure based on nature’s fundamental laws brought into practice to heal the sick patients by its holistic touch. It is the most gentle and harmless way of curing the disease permanently.

Who is the founder of Homeopathy?

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was Allopathic M.D. physician by profession and a researcher in medicine is the founder of Homeopathy.

How was Homeopathy found by Dr. Hahnemann?

While translating Cullen’s Materia Medica into English, he found that the herbal juice of Cinchona bark was used to cure Malaria and is capable of producing similar symptoms of that of Malaria, if taken by a healthy human being. That is, the medicine which cures the disease is capable of producing the same disease, if taken by healthy human being. Hahnemann started proving the drug Cinchona bark on his own body by taking its regular doses and surprisingly he found that the statement in Cullen’s Materia Medica is correct, as he found that all the symptoms of malaria were produced in him. When he stopped the drug and the symptoms disappeared and when he repeated the drug, the symptoms appeared. So, the year 1790 was probably the year in which the Therapeutic Law of cure was discovered and probably a new era for Homeopathy appeared on horizon.

The same drug in minute doses could make the sick person well provided the symptoms were similar to the disease. Finally in the year 1796, essay on Homeopathic Philosophy was published which is considered as the birth year for Homeopathy.

What is the basic law of nature used in Homeopathy?

A weaker dynamic force is permanently extinguished by a similar dynamic force, if the later is stronger than the former.

What are the other laws in nature used in Homeopathy?

  1. Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
  2. The flux of life travels from within outwards, from above downwards, from more important organs to less important organs.
  3. From tiny embryo different individuals are born, from within outwards. No two individuals are alike in the world.
  4. The symptoms go in the reverse order of it’s commence.
  5. The quantity of drug required is in inverse ratio to its similarity. In short, more the similarity of the drug to the disease, lesser the quantity of drug required.
  6. The quantity of force required to make any changes in nature is the least possible, if it is similimum to the nature. The decisive amount is always a minimal or infinitesimal.
  7. Function creates and develops the organ.
  8. Laws of elasticity – within the dynamic reversible limits the stress is proportional to strain. The dynamic disease force which affects and deviates the dynamic vital force is eliminated by a dynamic medicinal force only to bring the vital force to normalcy, if it is within the reversible dynamic limit.
  9. Laws of resonance – when two progressive dynamic forces having the same properties of (amplitude, speed, and period) are traveling in the same direction in a vital entity, if superimposed each other and the stronger entity resonates and expels the later entity, but all this is within reversible dynamic limit.

What are Homeopathic Medicines?

Homeopathic Medicines are nothing but different dynamic forces used to treat dynamic derangement (disease) in a dynamic living organism.

What is the concept of disease according to Homeopathy?

A disease is nothing but a dynamic noxious agent which affects and deviates a dynamic vital force. It makes its appearance by producing its characteristic symptoms on the organism.

How Homeopathic Medicines work on disease?

If concept of disease is dynamic, then in order to correct dynamic derangement, medicines should also be dynamic in action. In short, Homeopathic medicines dynamically and holistically work on living organisms in a most harmless way without leaving any side effects.

According to modern concept, if Bacteria and Viruses are the causes of disease, then what are views of Homeopathy for the same?

Suppose a group of people are exposed to Influenza Virus. Only few of them get sick and others remain healthy. Why does that happen? The people who remain healthy were immune to disease and were not vulnerable to disease. Immunity is a inborn tendency in individuals to recognize and acquire antigens. In short, the people who were immune to the disease were dynamically in a perfect equilibrium. People who got affected by disease were dynamically deranged before only, and were vulnerable to get affected by disease bacteria or virus. So, dynamic derangement in the person was first to occur, then bacteria and viruses entered in their body to produce disease. In fact, the presence of particular bacteria or viruses helps us to detect the type of dynamic derangement in a living entity and direct us to the necessary actions required to be taken to restore the dynamic equillibrium.

What is the role of antibiotics in treatment of bacterial or viral diseases?

Antibiotics help to eliminate or kill the bacteria in the body. It gives the temporary relief by controlling infection. However, the tendency in patients to attract microorganisms remains the same. So, the person who gets a temporary relief from infection is vulnerable to subsequent attacks from the same organisms, but this time with a greater intensity from time to time. Why this happens? This happens because microorganisms produce resistance to antibiotics. For example, the lethal power of Penicillin in 1960 was around 97%, has come down to around 43% in recent years. So, multiple antibiotics system is used to get rid off microorganisms. In many viral diseases antibiotics are not very effective. Newer and stronger antibiotics are manufactured every day to fight with resistant bacteria. It’s a constant battle of newer, stronger antibiotics against the evolution of bacteria which are becoming more resistant day by day.

How Homeopathy helps in the battle against resistant bacteria and viruses?

As Homeopathy works in a harmless and holistic way, it brings the dynamic force to normalcy by dynamic Homeopathic medicines. Two things are achieved by this. First, the little creatures (bacteria and viruses) leave the body without doing any harm. And second, as the equilibrium of the vital force is restored, the person regains the immunity for not getting affected by the microorganisms in future. It is the complete cure, so is called as the Holistic line of treatment.

Is it true that Homeopathy acts slowly on all disease?

As the Homeopathic treatment is based on nature’s fundamental laws, the action and reaction are equal and opposite. As seen in chronic diseases the disease progresses very slowly, the recovery as per nature’s law is also slow. So, Homeopathic medicines take time to cure chronic diseases, slowly but surely. In chronic cases it can be realized as patient under treatment gets more and more relief with time. As the acute diseases progress fast, the recovery can be fast also with Homeopathic treatment. By its very nature and effectiveness in delivering permanent relief, Homeopathy is used to treat more chronic diseases. Hence, there is a false belief that Homeopathy takes more time to cure. If it was slow, it wouldn’t have become so popular in fast paced metropolitan areas.

How Homeopathic medicines work on the body?

As Homeopathic medicines are nothing but different dynamic forces and don’t have any chemical existence, it works on the body in a dynamic way. By keeping Homeopathic pills under the tongue, nerve endings of the mouth are stimulated. The stimulus is carried to the brain and from brain the curative force of Homeopathy operates on the organ or location in the body where the dynamic derangement of disease exists. Just like electricity passing through wire cannot be seen but proves its existence by producing desired effects, Homeopathy also works in somewhat similar way.

How Homeopathy Medicines are prepared?

The Homeopathic medicines are originally prepared from any crude substance. It can be in the form of minerals, vegetables, plants, healthy or morbid extracts from animals and human beings, different energies like X-ray, light (photons), etc. One part of original substance is mixed with 99 parts of alcohol and it is potentised by 10 downward strokes to make it dynamic. This is the first potency. In order to prepare the second potency, one part of first potency is mixed with 99 parts of alcohol and the same process is repeated to make it dynamic. This is second potency. The same procedure is carried out to create higher and higher potencies. For example, in 30 potency, the actual quantity of original substance is 10 to the power of -30, which is much smaller than the molecular dimension of the original substance. As we go higher in potency, the actual original substance is almost nil in its existence but it shows its presence by affecting the vital force and producing its characteristic symptoms, when taken during the drug proving. In other words, Homeopathic medicines work dynamically not chemically (physiologically).

In spite of minuteness, how does it work?

According to universal laws, a dynamic force can be affected by a dynamic force only. If a living organism shows its lively existence by presence of dynamic life principle (vital force), it should be deranged by a dynamic noxious agent (disease) which should have a dynamic origin only. If that is so, then the medicines which are used to restore the vital force to its normal condition should also be dynamic. Hence, Homeopathic medicines in spite of the minuteness produce curative action on living organism. Higher the potency, more minute is the content, but more potent with deeper power of penetration in vital organs.

What is the magic of minimum dose?

The quantity of drug required is in inverse ratio to its similarity. More the similarity, lesser the quantity of medicine required. Homeopathic medicines are selected on symptom similarity. If selected medicine is similimum to diseased vital force, the quantity of medicine required is always a minimum and infinitesimal. In short, Homeopathic medicines work qualitatively not quantitatively.

What is drug proving in Homeopathy?

The drug proving in Homeopathy is to ascertain the knowledge that the drug’s capacity to produce its own disturbance in the form of symptoms when given to the healthy human body. When any drug is given to healthy human being in a potentised form, it produces functional changes by disturbing the balance of vital force temporarily. It produces its own characteristic symptoms which persist on the human body as long as it is implemented during the time of drug proving.

What is Homeopathy Materia Medica?

It is the systematic record of the drugs proven on the healthy normal bodies in the form of symptoms. When any potentised drug is administered to the healthy human body, it produces its characteristic symptoms and these symptoms are recorded systematically to represent the drug picture of that particular drug.

What is the use of Materia Medica?

It makes the physician acquainted with the dynamic, hidden and curative power of medicine which operates beyond molecular level. Materia Medica is useful to ascertain what is curative in medicine by studying various symptoms which the medicine has produced when given in healthy human being.

What is the role of Homeopathic Physician?

The role of physician is to perceive what is curable in disease by ascertaining the symptoms from diseased person and by analysing the symptoms which medicines can produce (by studying Materia Medica), and application of proper medicine to the disease by symptom similarity.

Who should take Homeopathic Medicines?

Irrespective of the type of disease, age or sex, the primary consideration should be given to the treatment that is harmless, scientific, logical, and quick as per the nature’s therapeutic law. Homeopathy works very well towards providing a permanent relief and helps eliminating disease from the body from within outwards, above downwards, from more important organs to less important organs.

What is approach of Homeopathy towards surgery?

Surgery is totally a unique branch in medical science where mechanical assistance is a must in order to set right the technical deformity in living organism. Any therapeutic science has hardly any scope in such condition. Hence, obviously Homeopathy is not against surgery. But there are number of diseases which are labeled as surgical where Homeopathy often works and cures them by avoiding surgery. Ailments like piles, Fissures in Anus, Fistula, Septic Tonsillitis, appendicitis, chronic otitis and otorrhoea (ear discharge), Aphonia(nodules on vocal chords affecting voice), nasal and ear polyps, small sized kidney stones, gall bladder stones, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, corns, warts, ganglion of the wrist, etc.

How Homeopathy works on Allergies?

An average human being comes in contact with more than 150 types of allergens daily and is vulnerable to allergic diseases like Urticaria, eczema, contact dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, allergic bronchitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis , etc. Most of the treatments offer temporary relief to the patients. Homeopathy acts on allergy in two ways. First, it removes existing allergy in human body as per nature’s law from within outwards. Second, it removes an allergic tendency to specific allergens in the stipulated time of treatment, thereby giving a permanent relief.

How does Homeopathy works on Depression and Anxiety Neurosis?

All the diseases related to mind are termed as dynamic derangement of vital force and mind. They don’t have any pathological findings and require the medicines which can correct the same ailment dynamically. Homeopathy is one of most effective treatments in such conditions. Some other treatments give only temporary relief and drug dependence, and eventually could worsen the condition.

How effective Homeopathy is in psychosomatic conditions?

Psychosomatic complaints like Migraine, Peptic ulcers, Asthma, Ulcerative Colitis, etc. have psychological origin from where it migrates to somas (body symptoms) ailments. Most of these ailments are treated by some treatments on pathological grounds giving only temporary relief. However, the main cause is often untreated. Homeopathy always treats patients as a whole by ascertaining his mental and general symptoms. After removing the inner cause of disease, the pathology is corrected by itself and patient is restored back to health. This gives rise to a complete cure.

What is the role of Homeopathy in Cancer?

The tissues or cells in the body which are affected by cancer are abnormally overgrowing without coordination with that of normal tissue. It is an autonomous uncontrolled growth in the form of tumor which serves no useful purpose but is harmful to the other vital tissues of the body. It goes on destroying the other useful tissues and work like a destructive parasite. Now, why these cells behave in this manner? Nobody is able to find out all the answers yet. The traditional treatment gets rid off this tissue. In some cases, the traces still remain and cancer can relapse. Homeopathy helps in correction of dynamic derangement in the organism. It influences the abnormal behavior of cancer cells, making them behave normally. In short, the abnormally behaving cancer cells become somber, simple and benign in character. Homeopathy is proven to be very effective in the beginning stages of cancer.

How does Homeopathy work on AIDS?

The patient with AIDS suffers from Immune Deficiency Syndrome which is nothing but lack of immunity to fight with any disease. Homeopathy looks at loss of immunity as the dynamic derangement of vital forces. Whatever may be the cause, the answer or solution can be ascertained only by bringing back the vital force to normal condition. Homeopathy doesn’t claim the cure to AIDS as yet, but helps the AIDS cases to slow down the progress of immunodeficiency for years without any further complications.