1. Who is a homeopath?
A homeopathic doctor is a professional who has done a five year course which include subjects like anatomy, physiology, gynecology, surgery and medicine with an additional year of internship. A homeopathic physician has studied common diseases like sinusitis and allergic cough as well as serious illness like cancer and can treat these with homoepathic medicines.
2. What are homeopathic medicines made up of?
Homeopathic medicines are made up of plants, animal products and minerals. This may include red onion, mountain herbs, poisonous ivy and crushed bees etc. These products are mixed and diluted by adding water or alcohol in a process called potentization.
3. Do homeopathic medicines contain steroids?
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural substances from plants, animals and minerals and do not contain any steroids.
4. Can homeopathic medicines be taken along with other medicines?
Homeopathic medicines can be taken along with allopathic medicines that do not contain any steroid. If you are taking any homeopathic medicines, you should show it to your doctor to see if any component may cause drug interaction.
5. Is homeopathy scientifically proven?
There are very few scientific studies available about effectiveness, side effects and safety of homeopathic medicines in large scale. However, there are millions of individuals who have benefitted from homeopathy.