Many newspaper articles have been published in recent years criticizing homeopathy, claiming that it is nothing more than water, ignoring all the positive studies, and claiming that it works on the placebo effect. So, we, Reena Homoeo Healthcare Centre, the best homeopathy clinic in Vadodara decided to compile a list of facts to counter this criticism and present the key points as clearly as possible.
So, let’s get this party started.
Myth: Homeopathy creates a “Magic Cure” – it is simply an unproven treatment method.
Fact: Homeopathy is a treatment method based on laws and principles derived from sound logic and scientific evidence. Its exact scientific basis is still unknown, but clinical and experimental data demonstrate its effectiveness.
Myth: Homeopathic medicines are placebos with no therapeutic effect.
Fact: This is the most widely held misconception about homeopathy. It’s become a habit to burp it now and then. True, the sugar pills are inert and have no medicinal value; however, they serve as vehicles or carriers for homeopathic medicines. Homoeopathic medicines can be given dissolved in water or the form of sugar pills, and they will still work to cure you. It is the subsequent cure that proves the medicine worked and was not a placebo. The efficacy of homoeopathic cures in scientific studies around the world cannot be based solely on the placebo effect.
Myth: Homeopathy takes a long time to work.
Fact: Although this is the most widely held myth about homeopathy, it is not always true. Indeed, if the similimum is chosen correctly, the patient will show immediate signs of improvement. The response time for acute diseases is minutes, while for chronic diseases it can take days; it all depends on your disease state and the duration of the remedy’s action. Your best homeopathic doctor of Vadodara would let you know if there are any signs of improvement that you can see for yourself. So, you can see for yourself that, in most cases, homoeopathy works faster and provides faster relief than other medical systems.
Myth: Excessive medication has a quick effect.
Fact: Because of their experiences with conventional medicine, some people misinterpret this rule; however, this is not the case with Homeopathy. One of the cardinal principles of homeopathy is the Law of Minimum Doses, which states that homoeopathic medicines are given in qualitative doses, or potencies, rather than quantitative doses. A single dose of the similimum, even if it’s in the form of a poppy-sized globule, can do wonders for you. You are jeopardizing your recovery if you take more than what is prescribed.
Myth: A good medicine should have an expiration date.
Fact: Homeopathic medicines have an expiration date; passing the medicine vials down through generations would be futile. To preserve homoeopathic medicines, a small amount of alcohol is added; once this evaporates, your medicines are useless. It is recommended that you store your medicines in dark-coloured bottles away from sunlight for better results – it simply helps them last longer (read not forever).
Myth: Bitter medicines have a greater and faster effect.
Fact: This is not a scientific fact; a medicine’s power comes from its constituents, not its flavour. And if you believe it, you should know that most homoeopathic remedies are bitter, so they are given in the form of sugar globules to soothe your tongue; after all, Homeopathy is a gentle treatment.
Myth: Homeopathic patients should avoid onions, garlic, tobacco, and other foods.
Fact: We’ve discovered that most foods we eat have the potential to affect our health, but it all depends on how we use them. Because homeopathic medicines from the best homeopathic clinic of Vadodara work on a dynamic plane and can affect us even at very low doses, it’s critical not to interfere with their action. Including foods such as onions, garlic, camphor, and herbs in our diet only adds to the number of medicines we already take, preventing them from working properly and thus affecting a cure. However, the modern culinary trend involves such extensive use of spices that it is difficult to avoid them entirely. As a result, they can be used in moderation and with only a brief interlude.
Myth: There is a different medicine for each symptom or complaint.
Fact: This isn’t always the case, because homeopathy treats the patient as a whole, rather than his specific illnesses or complaints. As a result, the medicine of choice is always one that belongs to the patient as a whole. You should follow your best homeopathic doctor of Vadodara’s advice because he knows when to change the prescription and when not to. You can only tell him as much as you know about your disease on your part.
Myth: Homeopathy is about psychological healing.
Fact: Some people believe that homeopathy is only for psychological healing. We don’t completely dismiss it, because what good is a cure if the patient is allowed to bottle up his grievances and sorrows? We admit that there are times when the patient is suffering from suppressed emotions and the only way out is for him to talk it out. In these cases, homoeopathic case-taking and counselling act as “catharsis,” relieving the patient, but this is not always the case. Thorough case taking is used to select the best medicine for the patient’s treatment. It’s possible that talking it out provides temporary relief, but it’s the medicine, not the case taking, that determines the cure.