We are trying to answer your doubts.
1. Does homeopathic medicines contain steroids?
Homeopathic medicine does not contain steroids. Medicines are prepared from various sources that include plants, elements & minerals, animal parts & secretions, human body secretions (ex-hormones) and other natural sources. By a special technique known as potentization.
2. Can homeopathy treat conditions like tumours, cyst, hernia etc?
Yes mild to moderately severe pathological growths/conditons, for instance anal fissure, piles/haemorrhoids, lipoma, cysts, varicose veins can be efficiently treated by homeopathy to avoid invasive procidures. Complaints that recur after an invasive procedure ex-warts, anal fissure, cervical lesions, ulcers can be treated and even cured successfully by homeopathy. In case of severe or grade 3 surgical problems for instance rectal/uterine prolapse, hernia may be treated by homeopathy to delay a procedure, or to buy time till the procedure can be planned.
Homeopathy can be useful in reduction of painful symptoms and recurrences prior to or after the proceudre.
3. Is homeopathic treatment slow?
Homeopathic treatment is not slow, the time taken by the body to respond to medication is variable. Conditions like flu, headache gets better in a couple of hours after taking the remedy. Conditions like psoriasis, allergic bronchitis; hormonal imbalances take comparatively longer duration to respond and finally cured.
4. What do these small pills contain?
The small pills called Globules are a medium for dispensing the prescribed remedy. The actual medicine is the transparent liquid, known as DILUTION that your doctor puts on the globules.
5. How can such small pills have any effect?
Homeopathic medicines act on cellular level, just like vitamins, hormones. Things that act on cellular levels are required in micro doses… i.e. very very small quantity.
6. Why do these all look alike?
The medicine is prepared in a distinct manner (Potentization), and is ULTRADILUTIONS of the original drug; one cannot see the original drug in this preparation. What we see is the medium which is very dilute alcohol.
7. Which patients are not suitable for homeopathic treatment? In which cases homeopathy cannot help?
Cases where major pathological changes have taken place, for instance Cancer which has metastasized to multiple locations. Major pathological conditions ex-grade 3 uterine or rectal prolapse. Cases where patient is continuously on immunosuppressive drugs, heavy doses of steroids, here homeopathy has little or no scope. Persons unwilling to take the medication.
8. Can allopathic medication be taking along with Homeopathy?
In cases like Hypertension, Diabetes, Renal Disorders a patient is compelled to take allopathic medication, in such situations homeopathy can be taken along with conventional treatment. In cases like Thyroid disorders, Acid peptic disorders etc where patient is on allopathic med’s since a long time, it is advisable to continue them for a while and gradually reduce the dosage, and switch to Homeopathy. In both situations the treating physicians must be informed/consulted.
9. Do I have to follow any dietary restrictions during the treatment?
For best and faster results, it is advised to discontinue or at least limit the intake of stimulants like alcohol, tobacco/ cigarettes etc. Also excessive intake of coffee, mint, mouth fresheners is not advisable. Some food articles may be asked to be avoided in certain medical conditions.
10. What do I do after the first visit?
During Homeopathic treatment, follow-up’s are as important as the first visit. The change of symptoms may lead to a change in the prescription- the remedy, dose or potency.