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Medicine without side-affects

Dr. Vidyalakshmi Prakash
Filed on August 14, 2017
Medicine without side-affects

Integrating mind, body and spirit, homeopathy is an art and science

Dr. Vidyalakshmi Prakash

Homeopathy is the world's second largest alternate medicine, and it has permanent answers to many of the ailments and complexities of life


World Homeopathy Day is celebrated on April 10 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of Homeopathy, Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). The day reminds us to pause and ponder over the future possibilities of homeopathy medicine. It also aims at promoting homeopathy by making homeopathy everybody's choice through education, accessibility and professionalism.

Homeopathy is essentially a natural healing process, providing remedies to assist the patient to regain health by stimulating the body's natural healing process. Homeopathy concentrates on treating the patient, rather than the disease. In India, homeopathy is one of the most popular forms of medicine. It's a household name in India due to the safety of its pills and gentleness of its cure.

According to a worldwide review done by the World Health Organisation on legal status of traditional medicine and alternative medicine in 2006, 49 per cent of people have tried homeopathy at least once and the percentage is increasing from then on a daily basis. Homeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world.

Homeopathy is not limited to physical illness. It works with symptoms in the physical, mental, emotional and behavioural realms. It shines in acute, minor contagious illness, and sequential homeopathy offers untold answers to chronic complaints. While the remedies are derived and prepared from thousands of different natural plants, animals and mineral substances, awareness about the system helps to transform the homeopathic philosophy into successful and enjoyable practice of this powerful medicine.

Experience the best of both worlds

Consulting a homeopath allows you to receive the best of both worlds, with the most effective personalised treatment. Homeopathy stands for a holistic, complete, cost effective and safe approach to promote health, prevent and treat diseases.

Homeopathic medicines when used as directed are completely safe for everyone. It should not be confused with any herbal therapies or natural medicine. It is its own, unique therapeutic system. Homeopathy is a complete science in itself, it not only helps to cure diseases but also grooms the whole personality. Ideally, homeopathy works to allow the body to fully heal itself, yielding long-term health, without permanent dependence on continued use of drugs, including homeopathic remedies.

Art and science of homeopathy

Integrating mind, body and spirit, homeopathy is an art and science. The word homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homeos 'similar' and pathos, 'disease'. Homeopathy means, "to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to that of the disease."

A homeopathic remedy tends to give a patient more freedom of movement in the area of their life, whether or not it is an emotional state or a physical state where they feel "stuck." For example, a remedy could help with not being able to speak up, not having the confidence to do something or a painful knee that prevents the patient from walking.

Homeopathy and detoxification

Why do you need homeopathic detoxification? Detoxification is the in-word these days. We talk about detoxification on a regular basis. If you have never given a thought on homeopathic detoxification yet, it's high time you should think about it.

When the body is bogged down by toxins it can increase inflammation, slow down digestion, and everything runs inefficiently. We all are bombarded daily by toxins in the air, water, food and surfaces all around us. We are all exposed to unknown and often unacknowledged chemicals on a daily basis. These toxins can build up in our system and over time, can create serious problems out of it.

General and specific detoxification is safe, gentle and thorough. The homeopath can detoxify you with tailored medicines and treatment, which suits best for your body and mind, thereby improving the overall wellbeing of your body.

There would be improvement in digestion, elimination, skin tone and quality, overall improvement of aches and pains and generally improved energy levels just from detoxification. No one can guarantee specific health outcomes. But when someone undertakes homeopathic detoxification, they will be less toxic than when they started.

When the allergy seasons swing by giving you nightmares, when the conventional medicines give you strong side effects, when you really look for a holistic approach to the cure, Homeopathy comes to play a big role to make your life a bit more happier and easier. The day-to-day life stress is a happening thing in the present generation, when completing 24 hours could be as stressful as a job interview for you. Whether speaking in public or a bad break up, the butterflies in the stomach can give you sleepless nights. Homeopathy gives you the best treatments for what we call the 'gut feelings'. Unlike other medicines homeopathy treats wholly, by treating your minds.

Homeopathy and celebrities

If the environmental friendly, cruelty free medicines, which are made from natural sources (e.g. plants, minerals, herbs) are not enough to convince you to take up homeopathy, then the long list of your favourite celebrities might as well do the job.

From Usain Bolt to Paul McCartney, from Prince Charles to former prime minister of England Tony Blair, these are a few who have declared their support for homeopathy. There you have it! Royalties, sports persons, models, movie stars, rock stars and political figures are there right behind the homeopathic medicine revolution. Many of them have a homeopath on speed dial for their health and wellness concerns.

Mahatma Gandhi was also one of the world's greatest proponents of homeopathy, and from the impact of his words on such a huge number of people, second only to Hahnemann himself as homeopathy's chief proselyte. May your life be free of illness and may your remedy choice be right the first time you choose.

Dr. Vidyalakshmi Prakash leads the fourth generation of doctors from a family engaged in education, treatment, research, propagation and manufacture of homoeopathic medicines for the last 96 years. She is now working as a Homoeopathy Practitioner at Jupiter Specialty Medical Center in Karama. (dr.vidyalakshmiprakash@gmail.com)

 





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