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Dr. A.K. Gupta is a highly acclaimed and well-known Homeopathic Doctor, who has been serving the suffering of humanity for over 35 years. He is the recipient of the Bharat Excellence Award and the International Dr. Hahnemann Award of the Millennium. AKG's OVIHAMS is his brainchild and he is the guiding light of many young and aspiring Homeopathic Doctors.
Homeopathy principles and working of medicines
Dr. A K Gupta says, “The basic principle of homeopathy is “Similia Similibus Curantur.” This was given by Dr. Hahnemann and it means “Let likes cure likes.” The same medicine or remedy will cure the symptoms created by the same disease in health. It is called symptomatology cure. The homeopathy medicines work in minute doses as compared to capsules, tablets, and injections. There is a basic principle of dynamizations. Homeopathy medicines are based on different sources with different compositions. It is made of a certain potency with trituration. Homeopathy medicines work on a dynamic plane and not on a physical plane. This is the basic concept of homeopathy.
The treatment is on a dynamic level. When you chemically analyze, you may not find the atom of the medications. This works on the dynamic plane where the atoms are broken down to give more energy to homeopathy molecules. The homeopathy dynamization is in the form of nucleation in the constructive form. Homeopathy medicines are in the form of energy. Just like light which is a form of energy and its effects are observed and the same works with homeopathy wherein you can see and observe the effects.”
Homeopathy cure slowly- A myth
Dr. A K Gupta informs, “It is a myth that homeopathy works slow. A patient goes to a homeopathy doctor when the disease turns chronic after doing allopathy, Ayurveda, and home remedies. Conventional medicines cause a lot of side effects and give rise to comorbidity. This causes the disease to become more complicated when the patient consults a homeopath. The patient comes when complex problems. Homeopathy treats the patient and not a disease. We treat the man in disease. The same medicines are given to every patient with the same disease in allopathy. Homeopathy, on other hand, is individualized treatment or therapy which is customized or tailormade. It is given constitutionally covers mental, physical, and spiritual aspects. If symptoms are given correctly by the patient, then homeopathy works at its best. There are patients who come in the acute stage and become alright in a few doses. Chronicity of the diseases is important. Homeopathy works on the principle of survival of the fittest. Homeopathy works from center to periphery. Homeopathy covers the entire body as a whole.”
Homeopathic medicine & conventional medicine
Dr. A K Gupta states, “There are many chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer which have a high drug dependency. It is advisable not to stop them abruptly as they are dependent on it. In such cases, homeopathy and conventional medicine are given together initially. The conventional medicine dependency is slowly tapered down over a period of time. Do not stop the medicines on your own. There are many patients who stop conventional medicines on their own. A holistic approach with the root cause and deep case taking will help reduce drug dependency and resistance. Homeopathy stimulates the immunity and self-defense system. Homeopathy medicines can help improve the drug resistance power. In cases like cancer for which chemotherapy is given or chronic kidney problems for which dialysis is given, many patients have side effects like headache, vomiting, and nausea that respond well to homeopathy. Homeopathy can be used as complementary medicine as well for those who are in drug-dependent conditions. Homeopathy can improve quality of life and tolerance to conventional treatment also improves. We can combine homeopathy and allopathy medicines for patient welfare.”
Find the correct homeopathic remedy
Dr. A K Gupta informs, “Homeopathy is science and art. Scientific in nature and art is practice. Practicing and prescribing homeopathy is an art. It is not just a headache where you can pop in a painkiller. Homeopathy medicines need descriptive symptoms and an individualistic approach. For example in the case of headache, individualizing it whether right or left-sided or with or without vomiting is very important. Homeopathy does not give a pain killer per se. It does not suppress the problem but instead cures it. It is important to pinpoint the root cause. It is important to find the perfect similimum to get complete relief.
Covid and homeopathy
Dr. A K Gupta states, “Covid had a big impact on our health worldwide. The patients who suffered from covid have their immune systems compromised. There are many post covid symptoms that the patient is currently suffering. The post covid symptoms are -
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Concentration problems
- Loss of sense and smell
Taking homeopathy in such cases can help in cure. Homeopathy works well in post covid syndrome. There are people who are getting vaccination effects like -
- Gastric irritability
- Worsening orf neurological symptoms
- Unusual pain
- Menstrual irregularities in females
Homeopathy medicines work great in these areas in post-vaccination side effects.”
Edited By: Dr.Rati Parwani
Contributed By: Dr. A.K Gupta, Homeopath, AKG's OVIHAMS