Homoeopathy may be the most controversial but also the most popular alternative medicine. While some argue against it, others swear by its power and effectiveness. Today, we will look into how homoeopathy works and its advantages over conventional medicines. So, let’s get started.
- Safe and no side-effects
Unlike conventional treatment that might come with a host of side-effects, homeopathic medicines are made from natural substances and hence, they do not cause any side-effects. They are safe for people of all age groups and can be taken for a long period of time.
- Individualised medicine
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment in homoeopathy. It customizes treatment for all individuals. The homeopathic doctor takes an in-depth review of your health status, temperament, personality, likes and dislikes. This will be used to guide the selection of homeopathic medicines for your condition.
- Corrects the root cause
Homoeopathy treats the whole person rather than just the physical symptoms, thereby correcting the root cause that has triggered your condition. For instance, if you’re having allergy due to weak immunity, or diabetes / thyroid due to genetic factors, or hair loss due to PCOS, homoeopathy will correct the root cause.
- Less recurrence
Homoeopathy treatment reduces recurrence rate. Let’s look at a case study for this. A detailed, long-term study conducted at Dr Batra’s™ showed that the recurrence rate of patchy hair loss (alopecia areata) was just 9.1% in patients treated with homoeopathy, whereas it was as high as 50% in patients who took conventional treatment for hair loss.
- Treats acute and chronic conditions without surgical intervention
A number of surgical conditions such as recurrent tonsillitis, piles, gall bladder stones, small-sized uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, warts and corns can be treated effectively with homoeopathy.
- Can be prescribed for pregnant women as well
While allopathic drugs can have possible side-effects on both mother and child, homeopathic remedies are safe and holistic in nature. They are ideal to address problems like nausea, anaemia, backache, cramps, morning sickness, heartburn, diarrhoea, blood pressure, emotional distress, etc., which usually occur during pregnancy. Also, since only tiny amounts of active ingredients are used, homeopathic medicines are safe for the growing baby as well.
- Can be taken along with allopathy
In patients suffering from drug-dependent diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, allopathic drugs cannot be suddenly withdrawn; hence, homeopathic medicines can be taken with allopathic medicines.