Articles on central council of homoeopathy

ADHD in Children and Role of Homoeopathy

Dr. Shelja, Homeopath
Does your child find it hard to focus????Symptoms:Kids with ADHD are fidgety and easily distracted.They cannnot pay attention to work. Mistakes a lot and cannot do work which need a lot of concentrationThey are hyperactive child always in hurry,can not sit still in one place and talks a lotThey have trouble in waiting for their turn in class or in any game.They have outburst of temper tantrumThey start many projects but do not finish any completelyCauses:Children with ADHD has less activity in brain that control attention. They have imbalance in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.Treatment:The medications that are generally used to treat ADHD cause many side-effects that can be quite harmful to a small child.Homeopathic remedies can help curing the ADHD without causing any side effects. These medicines are natural and are very safe to be taken. Homeopathy is said to be very effective for children, and it can be considered as alternative treatment. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed as per the symptoms observed in the child and have to be taken in dosages as prescribed by the homeopath.  Each child is assessed as the unique person they are. The remedy must reflect everything about the child. A detailed history is fundamental to the correct choice of remedy. The homeopath will ask about the health of the child and the family, the pregnancy and delivery, early development, vaccinations, life events, schooling, favourite foods, drinks and other detail history to find out correct medicine.A few homoeopathic medicines are:CinaChammomilaStramoniumTuberculinumVeretrumalbTarantulaZinc metThese medicines should be taken under supervision of authorised homoeopathic doctor.

Cheer Up Childhood With Homoeopathy

Dr. Rani Bhutada, Homeopath
Our Children are our little ‘Masters’, Our Reflection!!Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori education, while praying said: Help us, O Lord, to penetrate into the secrets of the CHILD, so that we may know him, love him, and serve him according to Your Laws of Justice, and following Your Divine Will!She also states that “the child builds his inmost self out of the deeply held impressions he receives.”When the formative years of children are very well organised, i.e. their creativity and thinking is handled in the right way, and any illness [mental or physical] during this phase is treated with the right homoeopathic remedy, then the children remain healthy for the rest of their lives.“All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.”Children are the reflections of our past, since they are born out of us, bear imprints of the environment we provide and bring up them in. We feed them on all planes – physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. We are living our lives once again through them.In Homoeopathy, ‘Miasm’ refers to the principle that there are three basic causes at the root of various diseases.  Anti-miasmatic treatment nips the bud of innumerable possible acute and chronic diseases that can afflict the future of dear children due to hereditary taints.The SEED, SOIL and SURROUNDING are three important components for healthy GROWTH of LIFE. Because “Growth is not merely a harmonious increase in size, but a transformation”-Dr. Maria M.  Anti-miasmatic treatment changes the soil and secures immunity. Hahnemann, founder of Homoeopathy, also writes that “a pregnant woman thus treated, have given birth to children usually healthier and stronger, to the astonishment of everybody”. Diseases like anxiety and fears - fear of failure, stage fright, exam funk; refusal to go to school, bed wetting, bullying or aggressive child, tics, stammering, specific conditions like asthma, travel sickness, hyperactivity, tummy upsets, recurrent cough and colds, allergies, eczema, etc. are very well taken care of by 'gentle hands' of homoeopathy.The ‘little’ patient will then not only recovers more quickly, but without the tedious convalescence and certainly without any sequels which are all too common in other methods of treatment.‘Help these shine bright on each step towards their BIGGER, BETTER & BEAUTIFUL life, so that they contribute positively and constructively to make this 'World' and makes it a wonderful place to live in!Yes, I believe that “a stitch in time saves nine”, do you?

Myths and Facts About Homoeopathy

Dr. E Sathiyamoorthy, Homeopath
Being the second largest system practised all over the world still there are many misconceptions about homoeopathy prevails. Most of the time criticisms about the system made by non homoeopathic and non medical people. Even among the non homoeopathic medical brethren homoeopathy is misunderstood or it is not taken to that level of understanding.Awareness about homoeopathy is restricted only to the beneficiaries of it. so as a qualified practising homoeopath I felt it is my duty  to  clarify the common myths which prevailing in the society about homoeopathy up to best of my knowledge.1. Myth: Homoeopathy is a slow system it takes long time to cure or relieve the diseasesFact: Homoeopathy is not a slow system but cure and relief depends upon at what stage the patient approaching for homoeopathy treatment is important. In case of chronic diseases with suppressions will take a course of time. Earlier the approach and faster the relief is the rule.2. Myth: Homoeopathy is only for chronic ailment not effective in acute diseasesFact: Except few medical emergencies which requires immediate hospitalization and speciality care, homoeopathy can treat acute cases like fever, cold,vomiting ,diarrhea etc effectively with instant relief3. Myth: Homoeopathy medicines are placebosFact:Homoeopathy medicines undergoes a process called potentisation in which ultra dilution prepared with dynamic conversion of crude drug substances .most of the time controversy comes about the ultra dilution beyond avogadros number, but those dilutions clinically proven on human beings.4. Myth:Homoeopathy medicines contains steroids and heavy metalsFact:In homoeopathy there is no place for steroids..since all the source materials undergo process of potentisation and trituration there won’t even trace of crud metal elements in it. Homoeopathic pharmacies have strict standardization and quality control systems before delivering medicines to the consumer.5.Myth:Homoeopathy can’t be used with other conventional medicinesFact:Around 60% of patients who approaches homoeopathy will be already taking some or other medicines for different ailments like Diabetes,Hypertension,IHD;so it is not a constraint to use conventional medicines along with homoepathy. If really there is some interactions homoeopathy doctor will give the instruction how well the time should be given between both medicines.6.Myth:Homoeopathy always aggravate the disease condition when start taking itFact: In any chronic disease the selection of remedies will be based on the disease condition and the susceptibility of the patient .so unwanted aggravations will be avoided. In some cases where the patient approaches homoeopathy after some suppressive treatments  homoeopathy medicines will bring them to the surface before curing it. It is called Homoeopathic aggravation which will disappear in the course of treatment.7. Myth:Homoeopathy is alternative for surgical conditionsFact: Homoeopathy is not always alternative for surgical conditions. We have our own scope and limitations in treating the surgical conditions.Surgical conditions will  be treated  by surgery only.8. Myth: self medication in homoeopathy in harmlessFact: Very wrong idea. Each and every homoeopathy drugs has its wide range of action and application. so just knowing few drugs by its name without knowing its pharmacology will cause unwanted side effects in long duration.So it is always wise to consult a homoeopathy doctor to start with a treatment.9.Myth:Homoeopathy doesn't require any diagnosis and investigation in treating diseasesFact:Like other systems homoeopathy also requires proper diagnosis and investigations if needed in a particular case.10.Myth:Too many restrictions in food and liffestyle habits while taking homoeopathy treatmentFact:Restrictions always comes as general manangement to particular disease condition.Eg.Avoiding sweets in diabetes and avoiding oily and fried food in patients having high cholestrol levels.Avoiding strong cofee and strong smelling balms,,smoking immediately after taking medicines will help faster action of  homoeopathy medicines.

Facts About Homoeopathy

Dr. C Sundara Alagappan, Homeopath
Homoeopathy is a medical science developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician. It is based on the principle that “like cures like”. In simple words, it means that any substance, which can produce symptoms in a healthy person, can cure similar symptoms in a person who is sick. This idea is referred to as the “Law of Similar”, and was understood by Aristotle and Hippocrates and mentioned in ancient Hindu manuscripts. It was Hahnemann, however, who turned it into a science of healing.Here are examples of this principle:An onion is a substance which makes your eyes water and your nose burn. If you are having an attack of hay fever with watering eyes and a burning nose, a homoeopathic remedy made from onion can relieve it.Poison ivy causes redness, intense itching, burning, blistering and sometimes stiff muscles. Homoeopathically it has been used for everything from herpes and burns to eczema and arthritis.When you are stung by a bee you feel a burning, stinging pain and the tissues surrounding the area swell up. Some relief is gained from applying cold to the area. If you had swollen tonsils with burning and stinging pain relieved by cold, a homoeopathic remedy prepared from the same source could cure.Currently there are three thousand substances used as homoeopathic remedies to treat everything from colds and cough to arthritis and cancer.A second principle of homoeopathy is that you should give the least amount of medicine necessary to evoke a healing response. This is called the “Minimum Dose”. We all know that normal medicines can cause side effects, leading to much suffering or even death. In an effort to prevent side effects, Hahnemann began successive dilution with agitation of his medicines, to find the point at which they would be therapeutic, but not toxic.Homoeopathy’s Track RecordYou may be wondering what kind of track record homoeopathy has for treating serious diseases. A look at the past will establish that homoeopathy has proven itself reliable and is often much more effective than conventional treatment.The worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918 killed 22 million people worldwide and 500,000 in the U.S. The death rate was 30% or higher for those treated conventionally, while homoeopaths cured an amazing 98% of their cases!During the Cholera and Typhus epidemics in Europe from the 1860’s to early 1900’s, people using homoeopathy had survival rates 50% or greater than those treated by conventional medicine.In an epidemic of Typhus in Leipzig (1813), Dr. Hahnemann treated 180 cases of Typhus, losing only two patients. Mortality rates for conventional treatment were over 30%.During the cholera epidemic of 1849 in Cincinnati, with survival rates between 40 -52%, those treated by homoeopathy had a 97% survival rate. These results were published in the local newspapers.PreventionHomoeopathy has also proven itself invaluable in preventing illness. In 1957 polio epidemic in Buenos Aires, the homoeopathic remedy Lathers was given to thousands of people. Not one case of polio was reported in these individuals.In 1974 epidemic of meningococcal meningitis in Brazil, 18,640 children were given a homoeopathic remedy for prevention. Only 4 cases of meningitis occurred in these children.In the smallpox epidemic of 1902 in Iowa, the homoeopathic remedy Variolinum was given preventively to 2,806 patients of 15 doctors. The protection rate was 97%.Homoeopathy TodayThe World Health Organization estimates that homoeopathy is used by 500 million people worldwide, making it the second most widely used medicine in the world.In England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, homoeopathy is included in the National Health Service.In France, 18,000 physicians prescribe homoeopathic remedies. There are seven medical schools offering post grad degrees in homoeopathy and all 23,000 pharmacies carry homoeopathic remedies.In England, 42% of British physicians refer patients to homoeopaths. The Royal family has used used homoeopathy for three generations. There are currently five homoeopathic hospitals, and the oldest, the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, has been there for 100 years.India has over 70,000 board certified homoeopathic physicians, hundreds of homoeopathic hospitals and clinics and many homoeopathic medical schools.In Germany, 20% of Physicians prescribe homoeopathic remedies.In the Netherlands, 45% of physicians consider homoeopathy effective.Homoeopathy is also practiced in Vienna, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Pakistan, Greece, and Belgium.Well known people who have used homoeopathyThe Royal family since 1830’s. Queen Elizabeth is patron of the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital. Mahatma Gandhi, Wm.James, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Daniel Webster, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Samuel F. Morse, John D.Rockefeller.Gandhi: “Homoeopathy..Cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method …and is beyond all doubt safer, more economical and the most complete medical scienceHow Homoeopathy worksHippocrates 'The Father of Medicine' of Ancient Greece said there were two Laws of Healing: The Law of Opposites and the Law of Similars. Homoeopathy treats the patient with medicines using the Law of Similars, orthodox medicine uses the Law of Opposites, e.g. antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants, antihypertensives, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics.Homoeopathic theories are based on fixed principles of the Laws of Nature which do not change -- unlike medical theories which are constantly changing!Homoeopathy is an evidence-based, empirical medicine. Homoeopathy is both an art and a science. The Homoeopathic proving of medicines are a more scientific method of testing than the orthodox model. Homoeopathic medicine awakens and stimulates the body's own curative powers. The potentized remedy acts as a catalyst to set healing into motion.Homoeopathic medicines work by communicating a current/pattern/frequency of energy via the whole human body to jump start the body's own inherent healing mechanisms. Homoeopathy assists the body to heal itself, to overcome an illness which brings the patient to a higher level of health. Orthodox medicine suppresses the illness, bringing the patient to a lower level of health. The Homoeopathic practitioner endeavors to search for and treat the cause of the disease in order to heal the effect. Outcomes of Homoeopathic treatment are measured by the long term curative effects of prescribing and complete eradication of the disease state.The Homoeopathic practitioner treats the whole person, believing all symptoms are interrelated and seeks to select a medicine which most closely covers them all.

Truth About Homoeopathy

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh, Homeopath
Homeopathy: A near complete system of medicine:Homeopathy is not limited to certain diseases but is universally applicable to all kinds of diseases. It is time, when people must be made fully aware of the benefits and the scope of homeopathy in various day-to-day diseases. Homeopathy should be more and more made available to the benefit of ailing persons, as it can positively help 90% of the diseases we have today.Some of the common comments made by the conventional doctors:Homeopathy does not workIt is very easy for anyone to comment negatively about any science. However, it can be considered valid only if the opinion comes either from professional training or personal experience. Please ask your doctor, if the opinion is based on his or her personal training. Ask, if the doctor has evaluated clinical studies published in homeopathic medical world. It is helpful to find out if such an opinion is a arising out serious experience or wishful assumption.Homeopathy is a placebo therapyWell, please find out from your doctors, if or not, his is informed about a number of clinical trials and animal studies suggesting that homeopathy is not a placebo therapy, but it has proven efficacy in controlled studies.Homeopathy is slow actingThis opinion is partly correct. Homeopathy is relatively slow as compared to antibiotics, pain killers, cortisone, bronchodilators, etc.However, in chronic cases, what we are looking at long lasting recovery rather than just fast and short term relief. In that context, slower pace of homeopathy is not big limitation. In most cases, we (patients and doctors) are more interested in the treatment that is more deep acting and long lasing rather than just fast but short acting, except in critical care.There is no research done in homeopathyIt is true, that relatively there is less research in homeopathy, compared to the mainstream medicine. There is ongoing research in homeopathy.Homeopathy is very old system of medicine and it is not relevant todayWell, those who make such a comment may be suggested to make some research into the history of medicine. Homeopathy is amongst the newest of medical systems. It is 210 years old, introduced by a German scientist Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755 to 1843), as compared to the conventional medicine, which date backs to Hippocrates (460 BC to 370 BC). Homeopathy is a young science. And, it has been evolving.Homeopathy works only for functional and emotional diseaseExperience of thousands of practitioners and millions of patients confirm that homeopathy also works in the cases of physical pathology such as intestinal ulcers, fissures, chronic inflammation, infections, skin lesions, arthritis, etc. There are tons of documented cases proving this fact.Homeopathy is not recognized by FDA, WHO, Government, etc.The US FDA and similar agencies in most developed countries have approval for homeopathic medicines. The WHO has approved on homeopathy and it has been accepted as an alternative system of medicine.Most of the developed courtiers have recognized homeopathic medical college including United States, UK, Germany, India, Australia and other 150 countries.Many scientists, medical doctors, prime ministers and presidents of many countries, government officials, authors, film stars, teachers, etc. prefer to opt for homeopathy.Unfortunately, many patients are deprived of the benefits of homeopathy due to their doctor’s ignorance.Let us see what the doctors WOULD NOT say about homeopathy:Homeopathy is good for chronic diseasesIt is likely that your doctor would not tell you that homeopathic treatment is very good for chronic diseases, in particular. This suggestion may not come due to ignorance, but from lack of experience or fixed ideas.Conventional treatment is good for acute disease while homeopathy is more effective for chronic diseases. The conventional doctors are not likely to suggest it due to the reasons stated in the previous comment as above. For a particular range of diseases, homeopathy is strongly suggested. A wide range of chronic diseases such as migraine, psoriasis, arthritis, asthma, allergies, ulcerative colitis, warts, urticaria, etc. homeopathy is distinctly effective. But, it is possible that your doctor would not say it.I take homeopathy treatment for myself and for my familyMany conventional doctors opt for homeopathic treatment for themselves and for their own family members. Only few would admit.

"Do Not Self Medicate With Homoeopathy"

Dr. Amita Arora, Homeopath
DEAR READERS,The epidemic Dengue,Chikungunya is creating fear in our mind. It's very important to understand that SELF MEDICATION can invite more problems if not paid attention.Everyone knows that Homoeopathy is safe and does not produce any side effects on the body but this does not mean that everybody can take the same medicine.Nowadays social media is flooded with Homoeopathic Medicines for Dengue and Chikungunya.There is no second thought that Homoeopathy brings down high fevers and body pains.A homoeopath studies each and every patient and his symptoms in detail,after which they prescribe medicine.I request the readers do not treat Homoeopathic medicine as a self-read science. There is a lot more beyond that. From your mental to physicals.From your thirst to your sleep.Every detail is important.Do not self-medicate with XYZ Homoeopathic Medicines to prevent yourself or your family from any disease.Consult a good registered Homoeopathic Physician in your locality and take medicines. A lot of research is going on Homoeopathic medicines.You may refer the website of the central council of research in homoeopathy where you will find the studies being conducted.Just take care that you do not let yourself or your children exposed to green areas after 6:30pm and early morning till Sunrise.Wear Full sleeves soft fabric,easy to breath clothes.Keep yourself hydrated with water.Nothing can replace water.Juices,aerated drinks,tea,coffee  cannot replace water.Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.Eat fresh fruits and salads.Avoid eating out at open vendors.Keep yourself hygienic in all situations.Avoid defecation in open areas.Guide your maids and staff working for you. Educate them about the need of cleanliness.Consult a registered homoeopath if you observe rashes, high-grade fever,severe body pain or any other symptom.