Myth 1: Homoeopathy is an unproven science.
Fact: Homoeopathy (some times also spelled homeopathy) is based on experimental pharmacological and clinical data. Over the years, homoeopathic medicines have been extensively studied for their efficacy in a variety of indications. Clinical studies have been conducted in India as well as other countries. In fact, the term ‘Allopathy’ was coined by the founder of homoeopathy whom the allopaths regard as the founder of experimental pharmacology.
Myth 2: Homoeopathic medicines are only sugar pills which act more as placebos and have no medicinal value as such.
Fact: Yes, the white sugar pills, as such do not have any medicinal value. But these act as vehicles or carriers for the medicines, which are alcohol based. Otherwise the medicine can be taken directly or dissolved in water. Homoeopathic medicines have been scientifically studied the world over and found to be effective in a wide range of diseases. Thus they are not placebos.
Myth 3: Homoeopathy is slow acting and cannot be used in acute cases of diarrheoa, fever, cough, cold, etc.
Fact: Homoeopathy is fast acting in acute cases and can be effectively used in treating infections, fever, cold etc. Unfortunately, people tend to go to a homoeopath only when the acute problem becomes chronic. Naturally, these cases take longer to treat. Also, most people take recourse in homoeopathy in cases of arthritis, allergic asthma or skin conditions etc., which take a longer time to treat with any other system of medicines.
Myth 4: Homoeopathy is a ‘magic remedy’ that can treat any disorder.
Fact: Homoeopathy, like any other field of medicine, has its limitations.
Myth 5: Homoeopathic doctors are quacks who do not have formal training in the field of medicine.
Fact: Qualified medical doctors practice Homoeopathy, in most parts of the world. In India, there are over 180 medical colleges under health science universities, which offer graduate degree and post-graduate studies in Homoeopathy.
Myth 6: One has to follow strict dietary restrictions while on homoeopathic treatment.
Fact: This is a myth. One has to follow dietary restrictions which will be only disease specific and never Homoeopathic specific. For example a diabetic patient will obviously be asked to avoid sweetened food.
Myth 7: Homoeopathy is only useful in chronic cases.
Fact: Very often it is – where everything else has failed! But the true reason for this perception is because people turn to homoeopathy so late when everything else has failed! After years of allopathic treatment often an illness becomes chronic. The treatment will now naturally take longer than in case of using homoeopathy right from the beginning.
Myth 8: Homoeopathy cannot be used in diabetic patients.
Fact: It can! The minute amount of sugar globuli (the little round pills) taken daily does not matter. Sugar intake in the daily diet is significantly higher than that taken by a few globuli. In very severe cases, the dilution may be taken as drops in water or over lactose.
Myth 9: The homoeopath gives the same white pills for all types of illness. How can they be really effective?
Fact: Depending on the illness, homoeopaths medicate with different medicines. The sugar pills serve only as a vehicle for transfer of the medicine. The selected medicine, out of a range of more than 1200 different dilutions, is targeted to the individual problems.
Myth 10: Homeopathic medicines have steroids or cortisone in it.
Fact: Not true. Homeopathic medicines are FDA approved and 100% natural in origin. The process of preparation of homeopathic medicines is absolutely free of any harmful substances or steroids.
Myth 11: All Homeopathic medicines are same.
Fact: Homeopathic medicines are prepared from more than 3000 natural sources and preserved in the form of liquid (dilutions). These dilutions are added to globules (small white pills which absorbs the liquid) while dispensing. Hence though externally all medicines may look alike, the ingredients vary from patient to patient.
Myth 12: Once homeopathic medicines did not show results, it will never.
Fact: Different homeopathic physicians have different approach and experience in treating difficult diseases. At Aeon homeopathic Clinic with our advanced medicines and team efforts we have effectively treated such cases which were under homeopathic medicines for long time without any significant results.
Myth 13: Diagnosis of disease is not required in homeopathy.
Fact: Diagnosis, physical examination and investigations play important role in deciding homeopathic line of treatment. At Aeon Homoeopathy we take all these things into consideration for providing proper diet counseling, life style and stress management techniques, etc.