The AYUSH ministry with the scientific advisory board of the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) under the Ministry of AYUSH has issued a health advisory, recommended that homeopathic medicines could be effective in the prevention of novel coronavirus infections. Homoeopathy has a great success history over the prevention and treatment of viral diseases and is worth adapting for this pandemic too. Studies has shown that people adapted homoeopathic remedies for immunity boosting are not been reported infected by corona virus till date. We at Shiva homoeo clinic are providing medicines to build immunity against corona virus and have delivered medicines to thousands of patients across the country. We are committed to serve in this critical situation to benefit the mankind against COVID-19 pandemic.
India over the past couple of years has seen an enormous rise in the incidence of lifestyle diseases, attributed to lifestyle changes adopted especially in urban India.
It had been observed that lifestyle diseases are prevalent in developed countries, and of late, India has fallen prey. In the modern world, people consume junk and processed food, lead a sedentary lifestyle and also acquire unhealthy habits like smoking, alcohol consumption and poor sleeping patterns.
Common lifestyle diseases include heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, chronic liver disease, COPD, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.
The risk of developing these diseases depends on various factors including the kind of work one does, the environment where the person lives, the kind of food consumed, amount of physical activity, and one’s susceptibility to stress.
“Lifestyle diseases” are an epidemic and “causes a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic”,
The term “lifestyle disease” by itself literally means a disease acquired depending on the lifestyle one leads. This is encouraging in a way that if a person takes a step towards changing his /her lifestyle his/her disease burden can be greatly reduced but taking note that it has to be timely.
Homoeopathy is an important modality which can help lifestyle disorders and play a significant role in delaying the occurrence of lifestyle disorders and in management of these disorders.
Homoeopathy cures patients by medicines whose efficacy has been established by proving the efficacy of such medicines on healthy human beings. Homoeopathy treats patients through a holistic approach and considers individualistic characteristics of the person along with the disease symptoms.
The medicines are prescribed on symptom similarity of the drug and disease thus this needs a detailed interaction between the homeopath (Doctor) and the patient on the first consultation.
People who take constitutional homeopathic medicines which are given on basis of complete physical and mental makeup of the person significantly delay lifestyle disorders like diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
This is especially significant in cases with a family history of hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes. Diagnosed cases of hypertension can be well managed with homeopathic remedies provided medicine is prescribed on the constitutional totality of the person and not specific disease-based symptoms, the reason being that homoeopathy is an individualistic based medical therapy where each patient is given a different remedy depending on his or her constitution.
Disorders like hypothyroidism, early diabetes, depression, mood disorders which are most common these days in urban areas can be controlled well with homoeopathy without any side effects or the fear of dependency to a drug.
The benefit of homoeopathy is that when a person takes the right remedy not only does the disease being targeted is cured, but the overall immunity of the person is also boosted and their tendency to any other disease they are susceptible to, also reduces.
Patients becomes less prone to diseases and infections and their stress management improves drastically, in the sense the triggers which increase the stress will no longer cause stress and people remain healthier and stress free.
Homeopathic medicines act at a much deeper level both at the physical and mental plane so as to bring a balance of the person’s physical and emotional health. Homoeopathy also gives good positive results when administered as an adjunct to conventional medicine or any other line of therapy in complicated or late stages of these diseases where conventional medicine doesn’t have the complete key.
Similarly, obesity also a major health concern in India is an issue which requires management at multiple levels, with homeopathic medicines combined with lifestyle changes, the basic metabolic rate of the body can be regulated and obesity kept at check.
People who opt for homeopathic treatment for a long term fall ill less often and over a period of time also become less prone to stress and feel healthier overall.
The earlier one starts on homoeopathy better are the results for the same. Children who grow on homoeopathy live much healthier lives. So, choosing homoeopathy as a treatment option is recommended for better health.
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor. Some cancers, such as leukemia, do not form tumors.
Most common forms of cancer
Cancer may occur anywhere in the body. In women, breast cancer is one of the most common. In men, it’s prostate cancer. Lung cancer and colorectal cancer affect both men and women in high numbers.
There are five main categories of cancer:
- Carcinomas begin in the skin or tissues that line the internal organs.
- Sarcomas develop in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle or other connective tissues.
- Leukemia begins in the blood and bone marrow.
- Lymphomas start in the immune system.
- Central nervous system cancers develop in the brain and spinal cord.
Homeopathic medicines are given to the cancer patients alongside conventional treatment because cancer treatments can cause adverse effects, and homeopathic medicines is to help with these symptoms. Homoeopathic medicines could help patients with problems caused by cancer treatment as adverse effects of radiotherapy, adverse effects of chemotherapy, menopausal symptoms associated with breast cancer treatment, prevention of radiotherapy-induced dermatitis and chemotherapy-induced stomatitis.
Homoeopathy is a useful approach in prevention and treatment of cancer. Various studies reported the effects of homoeopathic medicines in the management of cancer pain and other symptoms related to cancer. Homoeopathic remedies have been proven successful in treating cancer and also in subsidizing side effects of chemotherapy. Homeopathic remedies have significant effects on reducing the tumor size, relieving pain and healing of sores.
Homoeopathy is a painless and effective approach for the treatment and prevention of cancer. Homeopathic remedies increase their body’s ability to fight cancer, improves the physical and emotional well-being, and relieve pain resulting from the disease or conventional treatments.
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.
Autism is a medical disorder affecting children. It can be mostly diagnosed in the first 3 years of life. Autism affects the way a child relates and responds to his or her environment. It affects his interaction with other people and often delays certain developmental milestones like speech. It impacts their academic performance as well. It is often difficult for parents to spot the early symptoms of autism because they might be mistaken as just a developmental delay, which could be taken care of without medical intervention. However, autism is not just a developmental delay. It needs early intervention and treatment so that the child doesn’t suffer for a prolonged time due to his developmental disabilities.
Homoeopathy has shown some great results in treatment of autism in children. Behaviour modification through homeopathic medicines is possible and this fact has been well-documented. Research studies have estimated that homeopathic medicines bring about a positive change for a wide range of symptoms in autistic children. They also help in reducing child’s hyperactivity, irritability, or aggressive behavior.
usefulness of homoeopathic treatment in management of neuropsychological dysfunction in childhood autism disorder, which is reflected in significant reduction of hyperactivity, behavioral dysfunction, sensory impairment as well as communication difficulty.
Homeopathic medicine for autism is completely safe. Centuries of extensive practice, research, and trials have proven the safety of this gentle system of medicine, For both people and animals. Unlike some conventional drugs, homeopathic medicine for autism are non-addictive. Furthermore, they have no dangerous side-effects. It’s safe to use for babies, children, and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Once it is determined that surgery is medically necessary, homeopathic medicines can reduce complications of surgery and augment healing so that people can recover more quickly afterward.
Homeopathic medicines are given to the patients in order to prevent infection and hemorrhaging
Homeopathic medicines can also help people deal with the various emotions they are experiencing prior to surgery i.e. anxiety, apprehension, weakness, and trembling prior to surgery.
homeopathic medicine given to people before and after surgery because of its ability to reduce surgical shock and minimize bleeding. Surgical shock is a condition that trauma or surgery can cause in which all the capillaries and small blood vessels are filled with blood at the same time.
Homeopathic medicines can also be beneficial for patients who undergo long-term intravenous (IV) therapy. Frequent insertion of an IV commonly causes phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) and hematoma (the pooling of blood under the skin); a double-blind study using homoeopathy found that it can effectively reduce and prevent such problems.3 The study showed significant benefits from homoeopathy including reduced pain. Besides subjective improvement, there were also objectively measured increases in blood flow and in blood coagulation factors.
homeopathic medicines help in certain clinical conditions which are commonly experienced post-surgery that are bleeding, constipation, nausea, vomiting, pain, swelling, wounds and drug reactions
Stress and anxiety are part and parcel of every day busy life. But for some people, it is a much bigger issue and starts to interfere with one’s daily routine. When anxiety takes center stage in life, even the small task seems mountainous. It becomes a psychological disorder, which requires immediate attention and help. A person suffering from anxiety may experience symptoms like muscle tension, , rapid breathing, shaking, change in appetite and sleeping issue.
Homeopathic treatment can relieve the symptoms associated with these conditions. As the symptoms are relieved with the use of homeopathic remedies, the patient is able to move on with their life, as they learn new behavioral and emotional responses to their particular triggering factors.
patients with these conditions are successfully treated with homoeopathy and the response of patients suffering from these conditions to homoeopathy is generally good. The approach to treatment is individualized and based on the patient’s clinical condition. The homeopath has to take a complete history, including the present complaints, with all the particular and unique characteristics; the past medical and family history, including a social and developmental history, since most of these conditions have emotional components rooted in early childhood. Often, the triggering circumstances from the past, as well as the present, can help to pin point the particular homeopathic remedy which can relieve the complaints.
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Signs and symptoms of PCOS often develop around the time of the first menstrual period during puberty. Sometimes PCOS develops later, for example, in response to substantial weight gain.
Signs and symptoms of PCOS vary. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when you experience at least two of these signs:
- Irregular periods. Infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles are the most common sign of PCOS. For example, you might have fewer than nine periods a year, more than 35 days between periods and abnormally heavy periods.
- Excess androgen. Elevated levels of male hormone may result in physical signs, such as excess facial and body hair (hirsutism), and occasionally severe acne and male-pattern baldness.
- Polycystic ovaries. Your ovaries might be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs. As a result, the ovaries might fail to function regularly.
PCOS treatment in homoeopathy
Homoeopathy focuses on the root cause of an ailment and works to correct hormonal imbalance, regularizing ovulation as well as restoring menstrual normalcy. Homoeopathy for PCOS is an individualized treatment and therefore effectively addresses and helps to treat the associated symptoms of PCOS effectively.
PCOS treatment in homoeopathy follows a very healthy approach. Because many of the PCOS symptoms can be associated with various other conditions, it is important to scrutinize the individual’s genetic and psychological history and then come up with a medication that rightfully matches the clinical findings.