Homeopathic Medicine



Dr. Samuel Hahnemann discovered homeopathy in 1796, in Germany. He formed the system of homeopathy and methods to use it. He introduced dynamic- energetic medicines in the field of medicine. He tested all the homeopathic drugs on human beings. 


Dr. Soniya Gandhi uses homeopathic medicines in her clinical practice to treat various diseases. She gives single medicine at a time after taking a full history from the patient.


What is homeopathy?


Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine where diseases are treated by considering a person as a whole, which involves understanding the physical state as well as the mental and emotional state of a person. The medicines are given to promote the healing process in the body.


The Homeopathy is based on the fact that there is a life force in our body. The life force is dynamic, performs all the functions, keeps us healthy, and without it, we won't be living. When this life force is mistuned, the diseases originate. So by giving Homeopathic medicines, this life force is balanced and therefore health is restored.


The homeopathy is based on the law of similars -like cures like; which means that a particular medicine when given to the patient to treat a particular condition, and the same medicine, when given to a healthy, will develop the similar condition. Medicine has the capacity to heal the sickness because the same medicine can cause the same/similar illness in a healthy person.


The law of similars, law of minimum dose, treating the whole individual, and treating with single homeopathic medicine at a time are the basis of Homeopathy.  


What are the homeopathic medicines?


They are minute medicines, made up of lactose and different medicinal substances derived from plants, minerals, metals, and animals. There can be given in pills or in liquid formulations. 


Dynamization is a process in which homeopathic medicines are taken in a particular proportion and then vigorous shaking/mixing is done.


By doing so, the energetic properties of inert substances are released and this energy is used to treat the dynamic imbalanced life principle. This is based on the Law of Similars.  


How homeopathic medicines act?


Homeopathic medicines act through nerves. Once homeopathic medicines are taken the innumerable nerve endings on the inner lining of the mouth and on the digestive tract absorb them. Sometimes homeopathic medicines are applied to the skin and smelled.  


How homeopathic medicines are made up of?

Homeopathic medicines are made from different sources. The substances originate from plants, animals, minerals, from healthy secretions/parts from humans, some are prepared from diseased parts (called as Nosodes), metals, and elements.  



Who will be benefited from homeopathic medicines?


In acute and in chronic conditions people generally take these medicines. 


How homeopathic medicines are given to patients?


Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after taking a complete history of the illness, physical complaints, and the mental and emotional state of the patient. The symptoms taken from the patient are matched with the most similar medicine and the remedy is selected. The dose and the repetition are selected depending on the patient's condition and susceptibility. Homeopathic medicines are taken orally most of the time. 


How are you going to feel after taking homeopathic medicine?


The patients generally feel the improvement of their condition. Sometimes patients get little worsening of presenting symptoms i.e. homeopathic aggravation after that the improvement follows quickly. Homeopathic aggravation doesn't happen all the time. 


Helpful links: 


British Homeopathic Association www.britishhomeopathic.org


North American Society of Homeopaths http://www.homeopathy.org/ 


American Institute of Homeopathy http://www.homeopathyusa.org/