Frequently Asked Questions
What is Homeopathy ?
Homeopathy is a system of natural and safe therapy, that uses infinitesimal doses of medicines or remedies. These remedies are prepared from substances mainly found in nature.Because the remedies are very diluted,usually to the point that they cannot be traced, they are extremely safe.Essentially, Homeopathy transfers to the patient pharmacological information of biophysical nature.
There are literally hundreds of high quality, published basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing that homeopathy works..The goal of the homeopath is to recognize through the unique expression of the pathology and symptoms of a patient the pattern of the individual disturbances and identify the most similar ,that is most suitable to the individual case,remedies.Since homeopathic remedies are devoid of any chemical toxicity, homeopathy is the ideal system of medicine for people of all ages.
is the art and science of healing by safe, gentle, and natural methods. The word homeopathy is coined from the Greek words 'homoios' meaning like or similar and 'pathos' meaning suffering (similar suffering),so that it much more corectly it should be called “Homoeopathy”. It works on the principle of 'likes be cure by likes' which means that what will cause will cure.
Therefore, according to the Homeopathic Law of Similars, a substance that when taken in crude form causes a set of symptoms or disease in a healthy person can cure similar symptoms occurring during an illness when treated with small, often infinitesimal, potentised doses of the same substance. This substance will help to stimulate the body's own healing power to effect a deep and long-lasting cure. The concept has been known and applied since Hippocrates in 450 BC in Greece and has been further developed down the ages until more scientific examination was undertaken by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.
According to the homeopathic principle of Similars, a person suffering from hay fever, with watery eyes and a burning nasal discharge,instead of taking an antihistamine to dry up the discharge, might be prescribed Allium cepa, a tiny dose of common onion specially prepared by a homeopathic pharmacy - because onion is known to cause watery eyes and a burning nasal discharge. Similarly, suppose a person can't sleep because of agitation or an overactive mind, instead of giving a conventional "sleeping pill," a homeopath might give Coffea - a homeopathic preparation of coffee,which is known to prevent sleeping.
Will the homeopathic remedies interact with my conventional treatments?
Not at all. As each therapeutic system is working on different levels of the body (the conventional on the biochemical background ,the homeopathic on the biophysical background) there is no danger of contraindications. Homeopathic remedies work well alongside most conventional medicines.In any instance,you should never discontinue your conventional medications without consulting your conventional medical doctors.
What kind of Health Conditions are treated effectively by Homeopathy?
Homeopathy applies to most of these conditions with effectiveness and safeness
Can strong smells affect homeopathic treatment?
Just keep homeopathic remedies away from these smells
What about the toothpaste?
It is better to use a toothpaste compatible with homeopathy.Its use, anyway, should not to be next or prior to homeopathic remedies administration less than half an hour
Can I go to the dentist for fillings,etc while I am having homeopathic treatment?
Of course you can.You have only to stop homeopathic medication the day of a filling,nothing more
Can I drink coffee while I am having homeopathic treatment?
Yes,of course.There is nothing contained in coffee that might antidote the biophysical action of the homeopathic remedies.They may act equally well if you would take them with coffee.Keep off coffee only if it makes you nervous
What should I do if I fall ill with a cough or a cold while I am having homeopathic treatment?Can I take aspirin for a fever?
Homeopathic remedies are sufficient to combat effectively most of these common ailments.In any instance,if conventional medicine is objectively indicated,the you have to take it .In acute ailments,conventional medicines act much easier and in much shorter time,when they are accompanied by suitable homeopathic remedies.
Is Homeopathy also cost-effective ?
Homeopathy combines its evidenced effectiveness with essential cost-effectiveness in many Chronic Diseases.The cost of an Homeopathic treatment proves to be usually much lower than that of many other therapies, moreover considering that it covers ,under a single prescribing route,the totality of sufferings of an individual and not simply the pathology of a specific organ.So,for instance,if someone suffers from a skin rash,hypertension,anxiety and irritable colon,he/she is treated by a single Homeopathic prescribing .The critical point,of course,is the high quality of the therapeutic strategy , the talent, training and qualifications of the Medical Homeopath and his experience and expertise in the Homeopathic clinical management of Chronic Diseases.
Is Homeopathy involved in National Health Systems internationally?
Homeopathic Medicine with its unique case history analysis, systematic approach, abundant traditional and modern literature and natural ,non-toxic, remedies, has attracted many attentions from the international community. Today ,Homeopathic Medicine and Conventional Medicine are being used alongside in providing holistic medical and health services in many countries of the world.
What are the principles of Homeopathy?
The first major feature of Homeopathic medicine is the Indivualization for Treatment Determination.This means that different people may have different pathogenic reasons,symptoms and syndromes even though the disease name is the same, so treatment strategies and formulas are different.For example, the "headache" can be caused by external factors, such as wind, cold, damp, dryness and/or internal factors, such as metabolic deficiencies, blood stasis, liver disorders, emotional /mental /psychosomatic imbalances,etc. So different treatment strategies will be used according to the different causative factors.Homeopathic medicine considers essentially relevant to patient personal/social/environmental data, such as age, gender, work, living environment, emotional feelings, mood, stress, climate, habits, favored foods, etc.
The other major principle is Totality for Treatment Determination.This means that in all Diseases the whole organism suffers,even if organ pathology is conventionally recognized in a certain organ or part of the body.So,treatment should be applied for both the diseased organ or part of the body and for the totality of all current sufferings all over the body.The total sum of the present symptoms,functional dsturbances and pathologic lesions of the organism expresses the current model of the health defence mechanisms of the body,which is the most critical factor for the outcome of the pathology of the certain organ or part of the body. So,modern Homeopathy should care equally for both the Patient and the Disease.