Myths about homeopathy
Myths about homeopathy – ETHOS HEALTH CARE
The science of homeopathy has been the subject of debate and discussion. Here are some of the myths about homeopathy.
- Myth – Homeopathic medicines act as placebos and have no medicinal value as such.
Homeopathic 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 – Homeopathy is an unproved science.
Homeopathy is based on experimental pharmacological and clinical data. Over the years, homeopathic medicines have been extensively studied for their efficacy in a variety of indications.
- Myth – homeopathy cannot help surgical cases
A number of surgical cases can be treated effectively with homeopathy. For e.g. piles, tonsillitis, fissures, kidney and gall bladder stones, warts and corns. Homeopathy is also widely used effectively both preoperative and postoperative for best result and prevention of re-occurrence.
- Myth – all homeopathic medicines are same
Although all homeopathic medicines look alike, essentially they are not same. The basic ingredients of homeopathic medicines come from 3000 different sources that are mainly derived from plants and animals.
- Myth – Homeopathy is slow to act.
Homeopathy acts quickly in acute illnesses but it takes a little longer to affect a cure in chronic ailments. The medicines start working immediately but the time taken to heal depends on the individual’s immune system, stress factors, lifestyle, habits and personality.
- Myth – Homeopathic medicines contain steroids.
Homeopathic medicines are made of natural ingredients such as plants, animal products, naturally occurring elements, compounds and minerals etc. They are tested in recognized labs and contain no steroids or other chemicals.
- Myth – Homeopathic medicines are unsafe for pregnant women.
Homeopathy is the ideal medicine for pregnant women where as allopathic drugs can have possible side-effects on both mother and child. They are safe for both mother and the growing baby.