Fact vs Myth About Homoeopathy

Myth :- It is slow to act

FACT :-  Relief from Homoeopathic medicine can be seen within few minutes to some hours. In acute conditions homoeopathy not only gives instantaneous results but also cuts short the period of illness.

Myth :-  All medicines are the same

FACT :- All homoeopathic medicines are not the same though they look alike. As the vehicle used to dispense them is common i.e. white sweet pills, one may get the impression that all homoeopathic medicines are the same.

Myth :- Homoeopathy is not for first aid.

FACT :- Homoeopathy works wonder in cases of sprains and strains, concussions, minor cuts and wounds, burns, scalds, sunburn, bites and stings, blisters, toothache, bleeding hemorrhoids, hiccoughs etc.

Myth :- Homoeopathy first increases the disease condition & then relieve

FACT :- Whenever a right homoeopathic remedy is chosen, it is supposed to relieve the complaints & not to increase. It does happen that some of the symptoms, previously suppressed with non Homoeopathic medicines, may come on surface only to be cured properly by the same medicine

Myth :- Restriction for diet during the treatment

FACT :- Since all Homoeopathic medicines are absorbed from the tongue, it is advised to patients that they refrain from eating or drinking anything for 15 minutes before & after taking the Homoeopathic medicine. Also it is wiser to rinse one's mouth if one has eaten anything strong smelling such as garlic onion etc. Excess of coffee, alcohol, tobacco are restricted esp. in patients who are restless or anxious. Besides, to chew Tobacco, excessive use of alcohol and other narcotics are established prohibited not only by homoeopaths but by all systems of medicines.

Myth :- Only chronic cases can be cured by homoeopathy

FACT :- The notion that homoeopathy works well in chronic cases is true but it works equally well in acute cases too with the additional advantage that the recurrence of acute problems like that of tonsillitis, recurrent cold and coughs, frequent skin allergies is markedly reduced by the use of constitutional homoeopathic medications.

Myth :- One can't take them in diabetes as pills are sweet.

FACT :- The amount of sugar in these pills is almost negligible and, the doses needed are also so small in Homoeopathy. Moreover, they have never caused any harm in any case of Diabetes mellitus till date. Sugar free pills are also available. If necessary, medicines can be given  in distilled water also.

Myth :- Homoeopathy is not safe & cannot be prescribed during pregnancy or to lactating mothers

FACT :- In Homoeopathy infinitesimal minute doses, which have been prepared in dilutions which do not cause any toxicity, It help the person's individual constitution & immune system & are useful for the Mother-to-be's general resistance as well as for problems encountered during pregnancy like nausea, vomiting etc. without any iatrogenic risk.

Myth :- Homoeopathy with Allopathic Medicines - Is it Justified?

FACT :- There is no rationale of stopping Allopathic drugs and Homoeopathic medicine can be given concurrently, since Homoeopathic potencies act on a dynamic plane whereas Allopathic drugs act on a physico-chemical level.