Any medicine on this earth has its different action on its status or mode of transferred to the body. It always depends on the patient, how well he shows his symptoms and also to the Homeopath, how well he understands the problem. There comes the real selection of dose (status of medicinal power in that dose.)
Unfortunately, people tend to go to a homeopath only when the acute problem becomes chronic. Naturally, these cases take longer to treat. Also, most people take recourse in homeopathy in cases of arthritis, allergic asthma or skin conditions etc., which take a longer time to treat with any other system of medicines.
It is a myth that homeopathy is slow to act. In acute ailments like fever, diarrhea, acute infections etc, it acts as fast as conventional medicines, sometimes even faster. In chronic cases like diabetes, parkinsonism, psoriasis etc , it may require sometime to eradicate the disease completely from the body and make the body free from any medicines instead of conventional treatments which gives instant relief but the medicine has to be taken lifelong.
The recovery in homoeopathy is directly proportionate to the duration of illness, more the recent illness faster it will go and more the older illness, it will take necessary time to go. In fact if a patient seeks homoeopathic treatment at the onset of an ailment, he stands great chances of a really quick recovery. Also in acute illnesses homoeopathic medicines act fast and effectively. It takes time to remove the tendency of the body or the chronicity of the disease.
Every patient is unique so homeopathic medicines are individualized. The homeopathic practitioner treats the WHOLE PERSON, believing all symptoms are interrelated and seeks to select a medicine which fits the whole state.
Homeopathic medicines are chosen on the basis of a patient’s mental, emotional and physical constitutional type, unlike orthodox medicines which treats in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ manner. A homeopathic medicine is chosen on the basis of totality of symptoms.
Homeopathy works very FAST in acute illnesses, more gradually in chronic illness. High fevers can be lowered within minutes by taking the proper homeopathic medicine.
In a 2008 Global TGI survey where people were asked whether they trust homeopathy the following percentages of people living in urban areas said YES: 62% in India, 58% Brazil, 53% Saudi Arabia, Chile 49%, United Arab Emirates 49%,France 40%, South Africa 35%, Russia 28%, Germany 27%, Argentina 25%, Hungary 25%, USA 18%, UK 15%.
It is only idea floated in the mind of people that it takes long time to cure.