FAQ's :


1. HOW DOES HOMOEOPATHY DIFFER FROM CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE ?

Homoeopathy is a holistic medicine and treats the person as a whole. Instead of just focusing on the disease it takes into consideration mental, emotional and physical factors and restores a balance between them. Instead of just working on the superficial disease it believes in treating the root cause of the disease. In addition to this homoeopathic medicines help to boost up the immunity (natural fighting force of our body) of the patient so that the patient acquires enough resistance to remain symptom free.


2. DO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES PRODUCE SIDE EFFECTS ?

Homoeopathic medicines are natural, mild in action and hence completely safe. They do not cause any side effects and are non addictive. This makes them safe for all age groups � babies, children, young people, elderly.


3. ON STARTING HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT, IS IT ALRIGHT TO STOP ALLOPATHIC (or any other) MEDICINES I AM ALREADY TAKING ?

No, it is not advisable to stop the medicines abruptly. Initially your doctor will advise you to continue with these medications. However, once your condition becomes stable and your resistance power against the disease has become strong these medicines can be tapered off gradually, but that too under the supervision of your doctor only.


4. CAN I TAKE HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES IF I AM ALREADY TAKING OTHER MEDICATION (SUCH AS ALLOPATHY, AYURVEDA) ?

Yes, Homoeopathic medicines can be safely taken without any side effects or interactions with Allopathic, Ayurvedic treatment or any other therapy. As homoeopathic medicine does not interfere with other therapies, drugs, herbs, vitamins etc. it is safe to use in conjunction with other medications.


5. THE MEDICINES I HAVE BEEN GIVEN ALL LOOK THE SAME. ARE THEY REALLY DIFFERENT ?

It appears that all homoeopathic medicine are same because they are dispensed in globules. Actually in all preparation the vehicle remains the same but it is medicated by different homoeopathic dilution.


6. DO I HAVE TO AVOID STRONG SMELLING THINGS LIKE ONION, GARLIC, CLOVE, CARDAMOM etc ?

This is just a myth. In fact, researches have shown that onion, garlic, tea, coffee or any other strong smelling substance do not have any effect on the efficacy of homeopathic medicine. Hence they can be taken safely with homoeopathic medicines.


7. CAN I TAKE COFFEE WHILE ON HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT ?

Homoeopathic medicines are equally efficient on the patients who take tea or coffee. There is no restriction of any kind of strong smelling substance while on homoeopathic treatment.


8. HOW DO I TAKE HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES ?

There are two methods of taking the homoeopathic medicine orally (globule from and some times liquid form) and inhalation. The globule has to be taken directly on the tongue and allowed to dissolve. The liquid medicine is advised to be taken with little quantity of water.


9. WHY ARE HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES SLOW TO ACT ?

It is a myth that homeopathic medicines are slow to act. The action of medicine depends upon whether the disease is acute or chronic. In acute diseases (i.e. disease of shorter duration or recent origin) homoeopathy acts faster than any other mode of treatment and produces very quick results. However, most of the time the patients visiting the homoeopathic physician are suffering from chronic disease (disease of longer duration) who have been continually suppressed, over drugged or declared incurable by conventional systems of medicine. These cases take time to show response depending upon the severity, complexity and suppression of disease.


10. DO I NEED ANY DIET RESTRICTION WHILE ON HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT ?

The diet for every disease is recommended according to the sensitiveness of the patient towards the exogenic factors. There are very few diet restrictions depending upon the individual�s sensitivity.


11. IS HOMEOPATHY HARMFUL DURING PREGNANCY OR LACTATION ?

Homoeopathic medicine are very mild and given in minute doses, hence they are perfectly safe to take during pregnancy or lactation. In fact homoeopathic medicines boost up the immunity of the patient thereby allowing the patient to acquire resistance against diseases.


12. IS IT SAFE TO SELF- PRESCRIBE WHILE TAKING YOUR TREATMENT ?

Self prescribing without your doctor�s consent is never safe. It can interfere with the course of treatment and can also spoil the case. So always consult your physician before taking any medicine.


13. CAN DIABETES PATIENTS TAKE HOMOEOPATHIC PILLS SAFELY ?

Homoeopathic medicine can be safely taken by diabetics as they contain negligible amount of sugar which does not have any effect on the blood sugar levels. Moreover, homoeopathic medicine can be given in distilled water also.