10 Things About Homeopathy Most People Do Not Know
10 Things About Homeopathy Most People Do Not Know
by Sanjib Sarkar
Homeopathy is the most popular form of alternative medicine. However, consumers know very little about homopathy. This article will help solve some misunderstandings with homeopathy.
1) Homeopathic remedies are sugar pills that have nothing in them.
Certain homeopathic medicines have no measurable substance. However, many remedies do have measurable substances. In medicine that is 24X or 12C has no measurable substance. However, some medicine potencies such as 6X, 6C, 12X will have a measurable substance.
2) Homeoapthy trials always resulted in failure with properly conducted and tested trials. Studies that have shown positive results were either to tiny to be considered, poorly designed or contained researchers bias.
Trials in Homeopathy is a very mixed bag. Sometimes people are looking at the wrong information source. Many skeptics will take successful trials and point out that when looking at larger trials in the study, homeopathy does not seem to work. Although, the conclusions of the authors were that homeopathy seems to works better than a placebo.
Several homeopathic trials that showed responses greater than a placebo were rather large. Oscillococcinum studies were properly designed and show a successful result in reducing the flu in patients by 6 hours. These studies were also done by other researchers. Although there studies were not as large as the initial study, the results always showed Oscillococcinum would reduce the time a person has the flu. These studies show that the idea the homeopathic remedies were always unsuccessful in large scale trials are not always true.
3) Life threatening diseases should not be treated with homeopathy.
Homeopathy can treat life threatening diseases with the help of a well trained homeopathic physician. Also, the general medical doctor and other specialists involved in treating the disease should be included on the treatment plan. Medical doctors should always be seen if you have a life threatening illness. Homeopathy can not cure all life threatening diseases.
Many people with life threatening diseases have faired well with Homeopathy. Homeopathy malaria trials show that in trials that homeopathic medicine worked as well as conventional medicine in treating people with malaria.
4) Allopathy and homeopathy can not be complimentary.
Homeopathy and allopathic medicines can be used together. Some trials were done to test how homeoapthy and allopathy can work together. Homeopathy may reduce the side effects of chemotherapy in some small initial trials. These results are encouraging but more research needs to be done.
5) Homeopathy, Herbal, and Ayurvedic medicine are similar.
Homeopathy, Herbal and Ayurvedics are not much alike at all. Homeopathy dilutes substances to create remedies. Every homeopathy medicine has been diluted to a certain level.
Herbal medicine is based on a plant life. Ayurvedic is a system of medicine that dates back to ancient India. This system of medicine theorizes that all materials of vegetable, animal and mineral origin has some medical purpose.
Ayurvedic use these materials to treat patients. Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines are used quite a bit in India so that creates some confusion in people thinking they are the same thing.
6) Homeopathy is slow to work
Flu, colds, motion sickness and pain relief can provide fast relief using homeopathic remedies. Chronic conditions such as acne, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions will take longer to treat because they are completed.
7) Homeopathy is only for people
Homeopathic pet medicine is being extremely popular in homeopathy. Homeopathy offers a cost effective and safe way to help you pet with acute conditions such as allergies, anxiety and joint relief.
8) You can learn homeopathy and treat yourself.
This may be the case in acute conditions such as cold and flu. However, more complicated and chronic cases will require you to see a homeopathic doctor. Chronic cases involve generally taking quite a few remedies in the course of a treatment. A book can not tell you which homeopathic remedies to take and how much to take when your condition starts to improve or worsen.
9) Homeopathic medicines are not found in too many places.
Homeopathic rmedies are readily available. They can found in many health food stores such as Whole Foods. Retail giants such as Walmart, Target and CVS carry homeopathic combinations for acute conditions such as cold and flu and insomnia.
Single remedies are not as readily available as homeopathic combinations. Single remedies can be obtained in specialized health food stores, natural pharmacies or on the Internet. These single remedies are specific to the person taking them. Most people taking single remedies usually have a doctor's prescription.
10) All homeopathic remedies work the same on all people.
Homeopathy is most effective when the remedies are individualized. A homeopathic remedy which works well for one person may not being effective at all for another person. Homeopathic doctors prescribe medicines based on your personality types and your medical health history.
Homeopathy assumes everyone is different so using the same remedy to treat everyone will not work according to Classical Homeopathy principals. Modern medicine generally gives everyone the same medicine for general conditions.
About the Author:
Sanjib Sarkar is a content writer for Hmedicine.com. Hmedicine.com is an online website that specializes in selling homeopathic medicines such as Oscillococcinum. Hmedicine.com also provides many informational resources such as a blog, homeopathy forum and a homeopathy guide.
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