Homeopathy is safe. Unlike other medicines, homeopathic medicines usually do not have any side effects. Their ability to cause structural damage is Nil. The reason for this is that homeopathic medicines act by stimulating the body’s own defence mechanism and healing powers. They do not have any chemical action, so they do not have the potential to cause any sustained damage. The doses are given in sub-physiological quantities; they can be given to everyone – adults, children, the elderly.

Frequent asked questions:

What can be treated by Homeopathy?
Almost all ailments are amenable to homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy offers curative treatment (not palliative) in many chronic ailments. Be it skin disease, chronic gastric and intestinal disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, asthma, allergic disorders, menstrual complaints, other hormonal disorders, arthritis, psychological disorders etc.

Homeopathy is also very effective in acute ailments. And the action of a rightly selected medicine is usually faster than any other medicines. The right remedy sometimes can have a positive effect within a few minutes in acute cases.

Are Homeopathic medicines safe?
Homeopathic medicines are one of the safest systems of natural medicine. They are given in sub-physiological doses. They do not have any chemicals or added colours. In the hands of the experienced practitioner, Homeopathic medicines are very effective and extremely safe.

How do Homeopathic medicines work?
Homeopathic medicines act by stimulating the body’s own defence mechanism to correct the process which has initially lead to the disease condition. According to our current understanding, the medicines act as a electromagnetic signal, which is picked up by nerves and relayed to higher centers of the brain, which in turn stimulates our bodies healing powers to take specific corrective measures. Medicines tell the body ‘What to do?’ – the actual work is done by the body itself.

How do I take homeopathic medicines?
The dosage and frequency of the Homeopathic medicine will vary with every individual as well as the condition it being treated. Your homeopathic practitioner is the best person to determine this. Sometimes, in acute cases such as a cold for example, you may be given frequent doses initially, say every 15 minutes. In chronic conditions, one may be prescribed a single dose only and then a review will take place in say one month to monitor progress. This is because some Homeopathic medicines are given in a higher potency (strength) and their action lasts longer. Your Homeopath may not want to interrupt the healing process too soon.
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