1. Who is a homeopath?
A homeopath is a medical professional who is trained in homeopathy and specialises in providing natural remedies for a diseased person after considering their symptoms, personality, lifestyle, and hereditary factors. He treats diseases using minute doses of natural substances, based on homeopathic principles.
2. What are homeopathic medicines made up of?
Homeopathic medicines are made up of highly diluted substances of natural origin such as plants (like arnica, red onion, belladonna, poison ivy, and stinging nettle), animals (like crushed bees), or minerals (like white arsenic). They are diluted with the help of alcohol, water, or sugar.
3. Do homeopathic medicines contain steroids?
Homoeopathic medicines do not contain steroids as they are made from natural substances that are found around us. Steroids are known to produce many side-effects such as rise in blood pressure, weight gain, mood swings, weakened bones, etc. However, homeopathy cures a disease without any side-effects, which, in turn, provides evidence that it does not contain steroids.
4. Can homeopathic medicines be taken along with other medicines?
It is safe to take homeopathic medicines along with other medicines as they are not known to cause any interaction with other conventional treatments. However, it is best to consult a homeopathic physician before taking any medicines.
5. Is homeopathy scientifically proven?
Research in homeopathy is a comparatively new field and hence, there are very less scientific reports stating the effectiveness of this mode of treatment. However, there are millions of peole who are known to benefit from this alternative medicine.