1. Who is a homeopath?
A homeopath is a doctor trained in homeopathy. Homeopathy is a natural alternative system of medicine used to treat acute and chronic conditions.
2. What are homeopathic medicines made up of?
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural sources such as plants, minerals, animals and tissues. Some medicines are also prepared from sources of energy like moonlight, Xrays, etc.
3. Do homeopathic medicines contain steroids?
Homeopathic medicines are devoid of steroids as they are all prepared from plant, mineral or animal sources.
4. Can homeopathic medicines be taken along with other medicines?
Homeopathic medications can be taken along with other medicines, or as directed by the homeopathic physician. In certain cases like skin conditions, the homeopathic doctor mightt ask you to discontinue existing medicines.
5. Is homeopathy scientifically proven?
There are several evidence based research studies that show the efficacy and scientificity of homeopathy available worldwide. However, there is a lot of controversy around this aspect and many mainstream doctors do not accept the evidence of the same.
The practitioners of the Homeopathic medical system are called Homeopaths. Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed in Germany in the late 1700s. It is based on two theories:
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from a wide range of natural and synthetic sources. Some of them are minerals and chemicals, plant materials, including flowers, leaves, stems, bark, roots, pollen, moss, lichen, algae & ferns; microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites; animal tissues, organs and secretions. Human materials may include hormones, tissues, and other secretions.
Homeopaths treat a variety of health conditions. Some of the common conditions treated are:
Generally, Homeopathic medicines do not interfere with prescription drugs like antibiotics, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, or other over-the-counter medications. However, Homeopathic medicines cannot replace medications prescribed by your physician. It is advised to talk to your doctor before using both medicines.
Yes, Homoeopathic medicines in India are covered under the provisions of the Central Council of Homoeopathy Act 1973, (Act 59) and the rules made thereunder.