All about Homeopathy you always wanted to know

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. The alternative medical system of homeopathy was discovered and developed by German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, and has been verified experimentally and clinically for 200 years. Unlike other medicine, it attempts to stimulate the body to fight illness and recover good health.

When we are sick, all symptoms, no matter how uncomfortable, represent the body’s attempt to restore itself to health. Instead of looking upon the symptoms as something wrong which must be set right, homeopathy sees them as signs of the way the body is attempting to help itself. Instead of trying to suppress the symptoms, homeopathy will give a remedy that will stimulate an immune response. Secondly, looking at the totality of the symptoms presented is important in homeopathy. In homeopathy each symptom experienced is dealt with in a unique way. Moreover, homeopathy recognizes importance of the underlying causes such as genetic and inherited factors as the root of any ailment of the body. Homeopathy looks for the one substance that will cause similar symptoms in a healthy person. To a person versed in homeopathy, health is much more than that. A healthy person is a person who is free on all levels: physical, emotional, and mental.

Homeopathic medicines act on the immune system. When a disease invades the human body, it produces some symptoms. Homeopathic medicine prescribed as per symptoms and diagnosis produces in the human body a drug effect that activates the immune system. The activation by the medicine produces an immunity that makes it stronger than the disease and the person is restored to health. It is due to this mechanism of action that these medicines produce hardly any side effects and leave the body stronger than they find it.

Homeopathy medicines are highly dependent on individuality. The holistic nature of homeopathy means each person is treated as a unique individual and their body, mind, spirit and emotions are all considered in the management and prevention of disease. Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability. Two persons having same disease are treated differently means the medicine is different for both in homeopathy. The medicine is given on the basis of how different peoples react to same kind of disease. So, everyone has a different reaction to same disease and hence is treated with different medicines. It must be borne in mind that treatment duration varies from case to case and depends on many factors such as, duration of the illness, its extent and severity and the previous treatment taken.

When all fails…."Homeopathy begins"

Homeopathic medicines are safe to use as they rarely cause side-effects. This means when used appropriately under the guidance of a qualified homeopath they can be taken by people of all ages, including babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Homeopathy considers the complaints of a person on totality. A person is considered to be a whole entity not a mere collection of body parts, so the patient doesn’t have to visit ten different specialists for ten different body parts.

Homeopathy is usually taken in tablet or pillule form, but is also available in liquid and powder form, often supplied by specialist homeopathic pharmacies. Homeopathic gels or cream may also be prescribed for some conditions.

Food as Medicine:

Generally, homeopathy treatment does not require any strict diet plans or diet restrictions (also known as “pathiyam”). At Bodi Clinic we strongly believe that healthy eating can make you feel better, improve your quality of life and even help you to live longer. Food can play a great role in the prevention and treatment of variety of diseases and medical conditions. Food acts as medicine – what we eat is central to our health. Our homeopath will advise and guide you with dietary needs.


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‘It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. While it is most popular in India and South America, over thirty million people in Europe, and millions of others around the world, also benefit from its use.”

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“Homeopathy is the latest and refined method of treating patients non-violently” – Mahatma Gandhi

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