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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects of homeopathic medicines?

No, there are no side effects of homeopathic medicines. The reason is that the crude medicinal substances like plant, mineral, metal etc. are diluted by a process called potentization to such an extent by which the quantity of substance is reduced and the quality of the substance is at the same time increased. We also know that Disease manifest itself not merely by objective signs (signs observed by those around patient), but also by subjective symptoms (symptoms felt by the patient). Homeopathy is the only medicinal science where data has been collected by proving medicines on healthy human beings, and not on animals; because human beings can communicate their actual feelings during the proving, while animals cannot. Hence homeopathy can be considered as the safest science.

Is it safe to take Homeopathic medicines during Pregnancy?
Are vaccines permissible by Homeopathy?

We leave this decision to the parents/guardian of the child/patient. Doctors can only explain the pros and cons of vaccination and guide them to read available literature and decide for them self.

Is there treatment/cure for individuals suffering from Genetic disorders, Life-style diseases, Autoimmune diseases (e.g.: Autism, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cancer, Psoriasis), etc. in Homeopathy and period of treatment for the same?

Yes, individuals with Genetic disorders, Life-style diseases, Auto-immune diseases, etc. can be treated with homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines do act at the genetic level and is thus able to reverse the faulty genetic behavior. Through a detailed case history we try to understand the genetic behavior expressed at the level of Psyche-Brain-Organ. Based on the individual's altered genetic expression, the single similar homeopathic remedy is prescribed for each individual case which is aimed to stimulate the body's genetic repair mechanism, triggering a healing reaction at the level of Psyche-Brain-Organ thus harmonizing the internal disharmony and restoring health. This cure is only achieved when the prescribed remedy is similar to the genetic characters of the diseased individual. Period of Treatment- One needs to understand that once the right homeopathic remedy is given, improvement begins at once, though the time taken for the complete cure will be proportionate to the chronicity of the ailment. In fact if a patient seeks homeopathic treatment at the onset of an ailment, he stands a great chance of a really quick recovery.

Are individuals suffering from Cancer treatable with Homeopathy?

Yes, like any other disease, individuals suffering from Cancer, can be treated with Homeopathy. It is more effective when patients suffering from cancer seek homeopathic treatment in an early stage before it spreads to other organs. In the later stages, we may not be in a position to reverse the cancer but homeopathy can surely prolong the period of life with minimal sufferings.

What is the role of homeopathy in developmental disabilities/childhood disorders E.g.: Cerebral Palsy/Autism/Learning disabilities/Dyspraxia?

Many children with developmental disabilities, autism, genetic disorders, learning disabilities etc. respond extremely well to homeopathy. Homeopathy is the only medical science that can help children with their disorders. There have been excellent results with delayed speech, ADHD, enuresis, attachment disorders, conduct disorders, autism, etc.

Does Homeopathy work in acute cases?

Yes. It is a myth that homeopathic medicines act slowly and hence cannot be used in acute conditions. In fact homeopathy is the quickest to act compare to any system of medicine. Its action is instantaneous. Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that give prompt relief in acute cases like fever, cough, cold, diarrhea, headaches etc.

Does homeopathy take a long time to act?

It is a myth that the homeopathic remedy acts slowly. Its action is quick and the effect lasts much longer, often forever. Once the right homeopathic remedy is given, improvement begins at once though the time taken for the complete cure will be proportionate to the chronicity of the ailment. In fact if a patient seeks homeopathic treatment at the onset of an ailment, he stands a greater chance of a really quick recovery. For e.g. if "X" is suffering from bronchial asthma for the last 14 years and has been to various systems of medicine; now if he/she starts homeopathy, say in 2 years' time the patient is completely alright - Please tell which one is slower?

Does one have to take the Homeopathic medicine lifelong?

No. The duration of the treatment depends upon the nature of the disease and the fighting capacity of the patient's body. The treatment is required for a certain time period so as to improve the resistance of the body to fight diseases. Taking into consideration all these factors the treatment is continued for a certain time frame for the benefit of the patient. Once the patient starts improving we stop the medicines. His natural immunity and control mechanism of the body will take care of the remaining problems. This is seen in cases also falsely termed as incurables where the patient has to continue on medications for life such as diabetes, hypertension etc. Even in these cases a right homeopathic remedy will abolish the need for lifelong medications once the treatment is over.

Does the Homeopath give the same white pills for all illnesses/patients?

What seems so is not true. The white pills which are dispensed by a homeopath are only neutral vehicles or carriers of actual medicine that is sprinkled on them. When the actual drug is poured on these white pills they get coated with the curative power of the drug.

Can patients suffering from Diabetes take Homeopathic medicines?

Yes, why not? As the daily dietary intake of sugar by a person would normally far exceed the minute quantity consumed in the form of homeopathic pills (Approximately the quantity of sugar consumed with 1 cup of tea is same as being consumed by entire week of Homeopathic medication). The patient also has an option of taking the medicines in liquid form, or by inhalation. Besides this, homeopathic pills are composed of lactose that is not harmful even for a diabetic.

Are there any food restrictions during the treatment?

Yes, the patient is advised to avoid eating or drinking 15 minutes before and after taking homeopathic medication. One has to avoid strong coffee, raw onion and raw garlic. Also avoid eating mint and menthol as these can hinder the action of the homeopathic medicine or antidote the effects of the medicine. These are strictly to be followed for every patient. Rest of the food restrictions, depends on the case.

Why homeopaths do not tell the name of the medicine that has been given?

The name of the medicine is not disclosed for the benefit of the patient. If the patient after knowing the name of the medicine starts taking it according to his or her whims and fancies, it will distort the disease picture and in the future treatment of the patient will be much more difficult. At VITANOVA Homeopathic Clinics a copy of the case record is provided to the patient but at the end of the treatment, when the patient has completely recovered.

What should people know about homeopathy?

All who know and desire the benefits of the homeopathic system of medicine, or art of healing, should acquaint themselves with the customs of the strict practitioners in order to avoid deception.

People should know; that the homeopathic physician does not prescribe on the name of a disease; i.e. there are no specific medicines for names of diseases in homeopathy. If a physician should make a prescription the true practitioner of homeopathy will always base his prescription after an accurate study of the patient, as to his mind and physicals. E.g. if there are ten people suffering from asthma a careful study of each case of asthma is required so that we could find out how one case differs from the other 'INDIVIDUALIZATION' and only then a remedy is give. All ten asthmatics could receive ten different remedies based on individuality.

Based on such a study only one medicine will be selected. Homeopathy does not believe in combinations of medicine i.e. giving two or more medicines at one time to the patient, since we do not know what effect such a combination of individual medicine could have in the human body.

Homeopathy does not believe in external applications e.g. lotions, ointments, etc. to treat diseases which express themselves on the skin such as psoriasis, vitiligo, warts, eczema etc. If such diseases have occurred it is due to some internal disturbance which can be only taken care by treating it with internal medication and not external applications.