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01Can Homoeopathy be used in diabetic patients?
It can! The minute amount of sugar globuli (the little round pills) taken daily does not matter. Sugar intake in the daily diet is significantly higher than that taken by a few globuli. In very severe cases, the dilution may be taken as drops in water or over lactose.
02Is Homoeopathy an unproven science?
Homoeopathy is based on experimental pharmacological and clinical data. Over the years, homoeopathic medicines have been extensively studied for their efficacy in a variety of indication; Clinical studies have been conducted in India as well as other countries.
03Homoeopathy gives the same white pills for all types of illness. How can they be really effective?
Depending on the illness, homoeopaths medicate with different medicines. The sugar pills serve only as a vehicle for transfer of the medicine. The selected medicine, out of a range of more than 1200 different dilutions, is targeted to the individual problems.
04Are Homoeopathic doctors quacks who do not have formal training in the field of medicine?
Qualified doctors practice Homoeopathy, in most parts of the world. In India, there are over 160 medical colleges, which offer degree and post graduate studies in Homoeopathy.
05Is Homoeopathy slow acting and cannot be used in acute cases of diarrhea fever, cough, cold, etc.?
Homoeopathy is fast acting in acute cases and can be effectively used in treating infections, fever, cold, etc. Unfortunately, people tend to go to a homoeopath only when the acute problem becomes chronic. Naturally these cases take longer to treat. Also, most people take recourse in homoeopathy in cases of arthritis, allergic asthma or skin conditions etc., which take a longer time to treat with any other medicines.
06Does one have to follow strict dietary restrictions while on homoeopathic treatment?
Some patients are asked to abstain from onions, garlic, coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol, etc. as these substances interfere with the action of certain homoeopathic medicines. But then, restricting alcohol and tobacco is also safe and healthy.
07Is Homoeopathy useful in chronic cases?
Very often it is – where everything else has failed! But the true reason for this perception is because people turn to homoeopathy so late when everything else has failed! After years of allopathic treatment often an illness becomes chronic. The treatment will now naturally take longer than in case of using homoeopathy right from the beginning.
08Are Homoeopathy medicines sugar pills which act more as placebos and have no medicinal value as such?
Yes, the white sugar pills, as such do not have any medicinal value. But these act as vehicles or carriers for the medicines, which are alcohol based. Otherwise the medicine can be taken directly or dissolved in water. Homoeopathic medicines have been scientifically studied the world over and found to be effective in a wide range of diseases. Thus they are not placebos.