Homeopathy is a branch of medical science which deals with natural and safe effective medicines. Homeopathy works from the root cause and cures at its best to stop the occurrence of the disease. homeopathy is different from the conventional mode of treatment in terms of the mode of treatment, which is completely natural. If you're suffering from long-term chronic disease, homeopathy can be the best resort. On world homeopathy day, which is observed on the 10th of April. We at Medicircle are spreading awareness about the benefits of homeopathy by interviewing eminent homeopathy doctors.
Dr. Sunil Mehra is a consulting homeopath and has been practicing homeopathy for 30 years. He has done his BHMS course from Smt. CMP Homeopathic College, Mumbai. He has also done his three years of practical training from ICR MLD trust. He has been running a health orientation course for patients in his own clinic, whereby training them how to maintain good health. He treats all types of chronic lifestyle diseases and pediatric illnesses.
Principle of homeopathy
Dr. Sunil states, “Homeopathy works on the principle of the law of similar which means a medicine which has the capacity to produce symptoms in a healthy person has the capacity to cure those symptoms in a diseased person. If a doctor prescribes a particular medicine to a healthy person, the person will develop some symptoms because of that medicines. Once if you withdraw this medicine from the healthy person, these symptoms will vanish on their own. If you find these symptoms in any particular disease patient, and if you prescribe this medicine to the diseased person, he is going to get cured.”
Dr. Sunil explains, “These medicines are not in matter form. These are not of grams milligrams; in fact, these are in energy form. Pills that are given and alcohol that is put in these pills are vehicles. Medicines are there in energy form, which gets dispersed when you put these pills on the tongue. This interacts with your body's energy. And then that medicine acts on the principle of the law of similar to produce a cure.”
Dr. Sunil elaborates, “body is not just the matter or energy, it is a combination of both. The centrality of your whole system is energy and not matter. The matter is on the periphery, your core is your energy. When this energy gets disturbed, the manifestation and the presentation of that disturbed energy is on the matter form, which we are able to see in signs and symptoms. So, fundamentally, one has to understand when a person falls sick, this energy which is at the core level in the centrality of our constitution gets disturbed, that is the reason we fall sick. Any medicine which is in the matter form is going to create a response only superficially or at the periphery because the matter is at the periphery. Homeopathy medicines act at the core level that is the energy level. And at that level, it produces cure to its core level or root level.”
Dr. Sunil says, “In practical life, it's a moral duty of all the doctors to understand the principles of all the different systems of medicines so that they can discriminate the case that falls on the respective system of medicine. Each medicine has its scopes and limitations.”
Each system has its own scope and limitation
Dr. Sunil speaks, “there are two ways to understand this. One way is to experience yourself and understand how fast it acts. That is the best way. Eminent doctors in the last 200 years, were allopathic doctors and they got converted to homeopathy doctors because they got to experience that it acts fast. The founder of homeopathy Dr. Hahnemann himself was an allopathic doctor.
Dr. Sunil adds, “there is no need for comparison. Each system, each weapon has its own scope and limitation. The basic principles of the allopathic system and homeopathy system are quite apart. The objective we achieve from both the system is different. Comparing homeopathy with a conventional allopathic system of medicine is the reason for saying, that it is slow. For example, in the case of angioneurotic edema, prescribing steroids is very important to get the result fast. We can’t prescribe homeopathy medicine. While in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, treating with steroids is not a good choice. Here homeopathy, a good lifestyle, and diet can cure the patient permanently. Allopathic painkiller can give relief from pain in 3 hours whereas homeopathy medicine will get relief in 3 days. Homeopathy is taking time, but it is curing it internally at its core level and is worthwhile allopathic is only instant and acts only superficially.”
“Suppose an Ayurvedic doctor is curing this patient of rheumatoid arthritis in three months and homeopathy doctor is taking six months to treat. Then you can say that homeopathy is slow, provided ayurvedic medicine fully cure that patient.”
Criteria’s that decides how fast it will cure
Dr. Sunil mentions, “There are criteria that decide how much time it will take to produce a response get cured. These are -
What disease is suffering from?
Since when the problem has started?
Whether the patient has taken any suppressive medicines in the past or not?
The disease is in which stage, first, second, third, or fourth?
Whether any complications of the disease occurred or not?
Dr. Sunil gives an example “of a lady suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for last 2 months not on any heavy allopathic medication or any suppressive medicine will get cure very fast than the other lady of same age taking HCQS steroids having arthritis for past 5 years.”
Allopathic and homeopathic medicines should not be taken together
Dr. Sunil emphasizes, “If the patient is already on allopathic medication, then it is not wise decision to discontinue that all of a sudden because the patient is very dependent on that. Withdrawing medicines all of a sudden will make a person suffer a lot and the person will not be able to tolerate that. You should slowly taper off allopathic medicine when the patient starts getting responses from homeopathic medicine. And if the patient is not on any allopathic medicine and suffering from disease, then ideally, we should not give both the medicines together. Still, there are exceptions too. So, in a case where already the conventional medicine is going on and then homeopathy has intervened, we should taper it off first. And if the patient is not on an allopathic medication, and has come fresh cases then also ideally, the doctor will not prefer to give both medicines together.”
Medicine is prescribed as per the principle of homeopathy
Dr. Sunil tells, “We have to take the detailed case, like a chief complaint, associated complaints, past history, family history, physical constitution, mental constitution, lifestyle, diet pattern, thinking pattern only then the doctor will be able to give a correct medicine. Generally, doctors pair the symptoms. There is a record of all medical symptoms which was given to healthy people. And, when the patient comes for the treatment, the doctor tries to pair the symptoms patient is addressing with our medicine’s symptoms. After pairing this efficiently, medicine is prescribed to the patient to get a cure. There is a notion in homeopathy – 1 medicine is for 100 diseases and 100 medicine is for 1 disease.”
(Edited by Renu Gupta)