Homoeopathy expert debunks common misconceptions: Here is what you need to know

14 May,2024 11:30 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

Although an increasing number of people have begun to trust homoeopathic treatments for several health issues, there are yet certain common myths that need to be busted for all to truly know the its effectiveness

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Homoeopathy is an alternative medical practice that treats diseases with extremely diluted medicines. Dr Mukesh Batra, founder and chairman, Dr Batra's Group of Companies debunks some common misconceptions.

Myth 1: Homoeopathy is slow
Homoeopathy has proven outstanding outcomes in the treatment of acute disease over the years. As a result, diseases such as diarrhea, colds, coughs, and body aches react promptly to homeopathic treatment. Long-term chronic illnesses, such as arthritis, asthma, allergies, anxiety, and depression take time to treat since they are not suppressed but are treated from the root.

Myth 2: Homoeopathy is just a placebo effect
This is a common misunderstanding that suggests homoeopathy's effects are solely psychological and have nothing to do with physiological changes in the body. Many clinical and double-blind investigations have been conducted to scientifically confirm its efficacy. Furthermore, the millions of cases that have been cured by homoeopathic treatment have been validated by medical data and are proof of its scientific effectiveness.

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Myth 3: Homoeopathy medicines are not safe
Homeopathy is one of the world's safest medicines. It has no toxicity or negative effects because it is diluted and administered in small dosages. It is however, advised to consult a professionally competent homeopath before starting self-treatment.

Myth 4: Homoeopathy cannot be used with other treatments
Homeopathy can be used with other treatments. Patients who come to homoeopathy often come with chronic complaints and are already on other forms of medicine. Some of the allopathic medicines that they are on cannot be suddenly stopped. Sudden withdrawal of chemical medicine can cause problems. Hence, it is better to add homoeopathy and gradually withdraw other forms of treatment.

Myth 5: Homoeopathic treatments impose various food restrictions
There are no specific diet restrictions while taking homoeopathic medicines. People with different illnesses may receive advice about what foods to avoid based on their condition. For example, those with high blood pressure may be told to eat less salt, while people with diabetes might be advised to cut down on sugar and carbohydrates. Most homoeopaths recommend a half an hour gap either way before taking homoeopathic medicines for better efficacy.

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Disclaimer: This information does not replace professional medical advice. Consult a qualified specialist or your physician for personalised guidance.

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