Does Homeopathy have a placebo effect?
A homeopathic remedy acts as a signal which energises or stimulates the body’s self-healing powers.
This mobilises the immune systems on all levels – mental, emotional and physical. Homeopathically
potentised medicines (not the bio chemic combinations) can cross the blood – brain barrier. This can
be explained scientifically basis the theory of pharmacodynamics.
In addition to the above, our extensive work with animals proves the placebo effect theory
completely wrong. Animals respond extremely well to our medication. And they don’t register as
such that they are being given medicines, thereby ruling out any placebo effect.
Homeopathy is SLOW to Act.
Homeopathy is increasingly being used in acute situations and emergencies as well, playing a
supporting role to conventional emergency care. In our practice, we support the treatment for
various issues that need quick treatment like bronchitis, diarrhoea injuries and infectious diseases.
At the same time, we must remember that a patient often goes to a homoeopath after suffering for
years with diseases. So, diseases like psoriasis, eczema, and chronic disease take time to heal as it
must be cured from root cause not just bring temporary relief from discomfort. The body takes time
to heal from within. Patients start feeling better sooner but it takes time for complete cure so that
symptoms do not return.
Does Homeopathy cause an increase in symptoms before they start reducing?
This is another common myth regarding Homeopathy.
Homeopathic aggravations exist in theory, but we have not seen a case of homeopathic aggravation
in all our years of clinical practice. The aggravation which the patient experiences at times after
taking the medicines is usually coincidental with the progress of the disease where in it worsens in
its natural course.
Do homoeopaths use cortisone, a steroid? Are they safe?
This question is often posed by some patients during a consultation. The answer is a definite ‘‘no’’.
Homoeopaths of integrity and commitment to their profession do not use cortisone, and in fact have
no need to. Their materia medica is very rich in remedies with a vast range of curative effects.
Homeopathic medicines are made from natural sources and are diluted uniquely to such a degree
that often only a molecule of the original drug substance is present while the rest is only the
potentised energy. They work on the body by gently boosting the natural energy of the body. They
are virtually free of side effects, toxic effects or addiction.
They can be safely given to even new-borns, pregnant women and sensitive patients.