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Rachit: – It is unbelievable how my doctor has prescribed one homeopathic medicine, empty stomach, only once a week for the kind of diseases I have. It has been very effective, due to which my conventional set of medicines have reduced.

Q) Dr. What is Homeopathy?

A) It is a gentle, safe, and natural system of healing, a field of science that involves medicines using natural sources (e.g., minerals & plants), and is environmentally friendly and works with one’s body to relieve symptoms, restore, and improve overall well-being.

The dose of medicine is prescribed by the doctors since they are effective only if combined in the correct proportions. It is used in treating an extremely wide range of conditions, including mental and physical conditions.

It is meant to trigger the body’s natural defense mechanism and functions on the basic principle of “like cures like”, stating that something that brings on symptoms in a person even has the capacity in small doses to treat an illness with similar symptoms.

Q) Homeopathy uses very small doses of medicines that they don’t possibly have any physiological effect. Your comments, please.

A) Homeopathic medicines are active in nature and have healing capabilities and there is much evidence available to prove it. The small doses are of no relevance as it is known to work on the overall human mechanism, it has worked on infants, and also animals.

Q) Can we use other conventional medicines at the same time while on homeopathy?

A) Yes, it is possible to use them together.

Q) Dr. please tell us the conditions that Homeopathy is capable of treating.

A) Homeopathy is known to treat a variety of health issues, even chronic long-term in nature. Various kinds of physical and mental ailments include allergies, viral diseases, depression, asthma, fever, infections, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, blood pressure issues, and skin allergies, to name a few.

Q) Can you talk about how the correct homeopathy remedy be found?

A) This is a strong reason why we try to understand the patient as a whole, his physical, mental, and emotional state.

As every individual is different so are his symptoms and the approach toward them. It becomes important to understand and ask questions before recommending the correct remedy. A homeopathy doctor would probe the patient till he gets the answers that would ultimately decide the right combination of medicines.

Q) Is there a way to know that I have been getting the right treatment?

A) There will eventually be an improvement in your symptoms, and this is probably the best way to know that the medicines are working. You can even get periodical medical evaluations to prove the success of the treatment.

Q) Do homeopathy medicines have side effects?

A) No.

Q) Do homeopathic doctors also have specialties that treat a particular condition like conventional medicines?

A) No. A homeopathic doctor is trained to treat a variety of illnesses, common, acute, chronic etc.

The questions have been answered by:

Dr. Sunita Sampat, a retired, trained homeopathic physician has treated many chronic patients. She took Rachit Shah’s case on request.

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