WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathy is an alternative form of medicine. It was discovered by a German Physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, and has ever since been used extensively all over the world especially in Europe & Asia. Present knowledge of science is unable to explain how homeopathic remedies work that’s why there is a lot of misinformation about homeopathy.
Bottomline is that no one knows how homeopathy works.
Do some research on your own, you will be amazed that the exact mode of working of a lot of allopathic medicines is also not known.
WHAT ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES MADE OF
Homeopathic remedies predominantly originate from plants, but they are also made of substances of mineral, animal or synthetic origin. Then there are nosodes which manufactured from a product of the disease such as infected tissue or causal organisms. The concept of nosodes and vaccines is similar.
HOW ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES MANUFACTURED
They are made through a special process called Potentisation. Potentisation is a step-wise dilution and succussion of the mother tincture according to defined methods. Mother tinctures are mostly produced by alcoholic extraction and in rare cases by water extraction. Following special procedures (explained in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia), mother tinctures are diluted with alcohol or water and then vigorously shaken by hand by ten hard strikes against an elastic body in a process called succussion. The solid mother substances are stepwise diluted and triturated, i.e. ground in lactose to produce a 10-fold or 100-fold diluted remedy. The relation between the active substances and the excipients is 1 part to 9 parts for decimal (indicated as D or X) potencies, and 1 part to 99 parts for centesimal (indicated as C) potencies. The relation for Q (or LM) potencies is 1 part to 50,000. The indicators X or D, C or LM are combined with a number giving the number of dilution steps of the production progress.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VARIOUS FORMS OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Homeopathic preparations are produced in a variety of pharmaceutical forms. Some are unique to homeopathy others are more common. All these pharmaceutical forms are described in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Globules, also called pillules or pellets, are made of pure sucrose. Globules are impregnated or medicated by fixing a homeopathic liquid attenuation into their matrix. Globules are unique to homeopathy and are very popular. Like all homeopathic oral pharmaceutical forms they are administered sublingually. Other pharmaceutical forms are tablets, mother tinctures and tinctures, triturations, injection ampoules, ointments and suppositories.
WHAT ARE THE PROVEN BENEFITS OF HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathic remedies are:
– Fast acting
– Extremely cheap. Homeopathic medicines (called remedies) cost less than $10 and are good for at least 80 doses!
– Last a lifetime and probably have no expiry date as 200 yr old remedies have been found to work
As more & more people are becoming aware of the serious Side effects of allopathic medicines, their inability to cure and high costs, they are exploring safer alternatives for their children & themselves.
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, non-invasive & very cheap. They are extremely safe when used correctly. These remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing power. These remedies are non-proprietary and anyone can make them in house. Homeopathy is growing very strongly all over the world because people are getting sick & tired of the side effects of allopathic medicines.
You owe it to yourself to try the safer alternative first before moving on to allopathic route.
WHAT DISEASES CAN HOMEOPATHY CURE
No one knows the limits of healing that homeopathy can achieve. Having said that, we believe homeopathy is the most natural & fastest method of healing, still it is not magic and even homeopathy follows the laws of nature. Accordingly, cure will be governed by the following factors:
- Age of the patient (the younger the patient, the faster the cure)
- General health of the patient (better health will ensure faster cure)
- Age of the problem (older problems take longer to resolve)
- Severity of the problem (more severe problems take longer to resolve)
- Cause of the problem (the simpler the cause, the quicker the fix, old, genetically inherited problems are very difficult to resolve)
- Treatments already taken for the problem (the more suppressive treatments used, the more difficult the cure)
- Location of the problem (skin problems don’t resolve unless the underlying internal health issues are cured)
Homeopathy can improve almost all diseases. Even the diseases considered incurable, in such diseases it can show some improvement to delay or stop disease progression.
WHAT IS NO CURE- NO PAY PROMISE!
The No Cure – No Pay! promise gives you a month of free treatment so that you can decide whether the results were as per your expectation, whatever the illness maybe. So if you are happy with the results thus far, you pay for the treatment, if not, you go free and we stop the treatment.
The same payment model will continue for subsequent months (if required) i.e. if you are satisfied, you pay at the end of the month.
For Acute illnesses (cold, flu, fever etc) you pay after your cure & full satisfaction. There are no payments upfront. Absolutely nothing. Its plain & simple.
HOW DO WE SURVIVE WITHOUT CHARGING FIRST FOR OUR SERVICE
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. We have seen people who have gotten our help & got cured but didn’t pay. They can do it only once. The world is so big and filled with ethical people mostly. People will always fall ill and will always come back if they were treated in a way that met or exceeded their expectations. We have seen it work successfully and hence continue to do that.
WHAT IS A REALISTICALLY CURABLE CASE
All cases are considered realistically curable except those with advanced pathological changes e.g. organ size increased many times it’s normal size, a genetically inherited disorder from one or both parents, diseases that have been managed by allopathic medicines or steroids for many years. All such cases may improve and disease progression arrested but a full cure maybe unlikely. Homeopathy is not magic and is governed by the laws of nature.
WHY ARE WE OFFERING NO CURE – NO PAY!
With a success rate of over 80%, we are confident that most cases will respond wonderfully well to the homeopathic treatment. You have to try it to believe it. Instead of us trying to explain whether it works or not, we are offering the proof in the pudding. We are putting our money where our mouth is. Try our service free for a month and if you are not satisfied, you stop the treatment & pay nothing.
We ourselves are sometimes amazed when some flu patient reports that he/she started feeling better within an hour of taking the homeopathic remedy. In most acute cases, it works so fast that you will be amazed. That’s why we are able to offer our unique promise: No Cure – No Pay!
SRF (Smart Remedy Finder)
We offer the free SRF (Smart Remedy Finder) which finds your homeopathic remedy for common ailments within a few minutes by asking questions in simple English and giving you answer options. It’s Smart because it only asks relevant questions as soon as you start answering. It was developed by taking inputs from several homeopaths, programmers & engineers. It is a custom made program not available anywhere else. It is based primarily on the work of two Master homeopaths of our past i.e. Boenninghausen & Kent. We keep adding ailments to the SRF as soon as the development work is completed on more. It’s a radial approach towards selecting the correct remedy without the need of a homeopath. To get the most benefit from the SRF, we strongly recommend that you stock up on commonly used homeopathic remedies so that you don’t need to rush to the market or order online when you need the remedy the most. For your convenience here is the List of recommended homeopathic remedies to stock.
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHIC AGGRAVATION
The symptoms for which homeopathic treatment is being sought can sometimes worsen for a short duration before getting cured. This is called homeopathic aggravation and a confirmatory sign that the remedy is right & your body has recognized the ailment and is now ready to cure it.
WHY ISN’T HOMEOPATHY MAINSTREAM & FAMOUS
You may question why is homeopathy not the mainstream form of medicine if it is so good. There are 2 main reasons for it:
1.FINANCIAL: It’s mostly about money & financial gains. Homeopathic remedies are pretty cheap, non-proprietary & non-patented, everyone can make them at home. The big pharmaceutical companies can’t sell them at exorbitant prices & make huge profits, hence they don’t promote them, rather they discredit homeopathy because the more people use homeopathy, the more clients they will loose. It’s identical to home remedies e.g. have you ever seen an advertisement to eat garlic or ginger to ward off cold? Why is that? Because no one will foot the bill of advertising to tell the people to eat garlic or ginger which they can buy for cents from the market. If garlic & ginger were proprietary & patented, then that would be a totally different story.
2.DIFFICULTY IN PRESCRIBING: To bring cure, the homeopathic remedy needs to be chosen very carefully. There are over 2000 remedies from which one single remedy is chosen based on your Emotional & Physical symptoms. If the wrong remedy is chosen, it will not work. Such failures earn bad repute for homeopathy. This is what makes homeopathy safe also. This in turn means that homeopathy can’t be relied upon solely for any & all health conditions.
What all of this means is that unless we use the right tool for the job, we will fail and blame the tool. Similarly, homeopathy is not for each & every situation. Just like in life, we use the easiest & simplest solutions first before going to the harsher & difficult solutions, the best approach is to try homeopathy first and if it fails, go for the harsher approach of allopathy. We use the word harsh because all allopathic medicines have side effects even the innocent looking pain killers too.
WHY SO MUCH SKEPTICISM
There are 2 types of skeptics, genuine and pharma sponsored.
GENUINE SKEPTICS: Since existing knowledge of science can’t explain how & why homeopathy works so we do have some genuine skeptics. Instead of trying to explain the how & why as we also don’t know, we offer “proof of the pudding is in eating” concept. If you are open minded, before giving a verdict, you need to try homeopathy at least 2 times for some minor illness e.g. Flu, Sore throat etc., by taking advice (online or in person) from a classical Hahnemannian homeopath who uses a single remedy at a time and prescribes based on the totality of symptoms.
PHARMA SPONSORED SKEPTICS: These skeptics are sponsored by big pharma companies and have a vested interest to cause confusion amongst the masses as anyone who switches to homeopathy is lost revenue for the pharma companies. It is just like the scientists today who are sponsored by the oil industry who denounce climate change and try to fool people by saying that climate change is not real.
GLOSSARY OF HOMEOPATHIC TERMS
AGGRAVATION – a noticeable intensification of the disease symptoms previously observed. Often associated with the action of the correct homeopathic remedy. See aphorisms 157-161, 247-249, 280, 282 of the Organon.
ANTIDOTE – a substance, or a remedy, that counteracts the effect of a homeopathic remedy. High temperatures are thought to antidote remedies. Mint is said to be an antidote of Natrum muriaticum. Many feel that coffee antidotes homeopathic remedies. When a person is reacting incorrectly to a homeopathic remedy, an antidote may be given to neutralize the effects.
CELL SALTS (biochemic remedies, tissue salts) – a homeopathic physician, W.H. Schuessler, developed the Biochemic system using 12 different ‘cell salts’. Schuessler felt these were fundamental to the proper function of the human body. Prepared in low potency(3x or 6x) and used based on homeopathic indications.
CENTESIMAL – one of three potency scales used in homeopathic pharmacy. It was the first potency developed by Hahnemann. 1 part medicinal substance (dry or tincture), mixed with 99 parts diluent (lactose or alcohol), and then succussed (shaken), yields the 1c potency. Taking 1 part of that potency mixed with 99 parts diluent, then succussed, yields the 2c potency. This is continued until the desired potency is reached. A 200c has gone through this process 200 times. A 1M potency has gone through this process 1,000 times. The higher the potency, the stronger the stimulation of the vital force.
CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOM – a symptom that is ‘striking, strange, unusual, peculiar’ in the case. Close attention is paid to characteristic symptoms as they must correspond to symptoms of the remedy if it is to cure. For example, burning pain better heat, or better lying on the painful side. See aphorism #153 of the Organon.
COMMON SYMPTOMS – symptoms that are common to a specific disease, for example, stiff joints in arthritis, or yellow skin in jaundice.
COMPLETE SYMPTOM – etiology, location (including radiation or extension of sensation), sensation, modalities, and concomitants all together give a complete symptom.
CONCOMITANT – occurring simultaneously. Refers to symptoms that happen at the same time as the chief complaint. One of the parts of a complete symptom.
DECIMAL – the first experiments with the decimal scale were performed by Constantine Hering in 1833. 1 part medicinal substance (dry or tincture), mixed with 9 parts diluent (lactose or alcohol), and then succussed (shaken), yields the 1X(D) potency. Taking 1 part of that potency mixed with 9 parts diluent, then succussed, yields the 2X(D) potency. This is continued until the desired potency is reached. dynamis-life energy, vital force
ETIOLOGY – the cause of disease. One of the aspects of a complete symptom.
HOMEOPATHY – system of natural medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann. Based on the Law of Similars.
ISOPATHY – the treatment of a disease with the identical disease agent.
See Aphorism 56a of the Organon.
KEYNOTE – a unique feature or fundamental aspect of a remedy.
LM (50 millesimal, Q) – the second potency scale developed by Hahnemann, introduced in the sixth edition of the Organon. Start with a 3c triturate of a remedy. One part is placed into 500 drops liquid (400 drops water, 100 drops alcohol). One drop is placed into 100 drops of alcohol. This is succussed by hand 100 times. One drop of this mixture is used to medicate 500 #10 pellets. This is the Q1 potency(sometimes written 0/1). The Q2 is made by taking 1 of these medicated pellets, putting it into 1 drop of water, and then mixing into 100 drops of alcohol. This mixture is succussed 100 times by hand.
Today, the HPUS standard differs from Hahnemann’s. The following excerpt is taken from HPUS Abstracts – General Pharmacy:
“LM (50 millesimal, Q) – the second potency scale developed by Hahnemann, introduced in the sixth edition of the Organon. Start with a 3c triturate of a remedy. One part is placed into 500 drops liquid (4 parts water, 1 part alcohol 95% v/v). One drop is placed into 2 ml alcohol 95% v/v. This is succussed by hand 100 times. One drop of this mixture is used to medicate 500 #10 pellets. This is the Q1 potency (sometimes written 0/1). The Q2 is made by taking 1 of these medicated pellet and placing it into 2 ml alcohol 95% v/v. This mixture is succussed 100 times by hand.”
LOCATION – where the symptom is experienced. Location is one of the parts of a complete symptom.
MATERIA MEDICA – “materials of medicine” in Latin. A reference that lists the curative indications and therapeutic actions of homeopathic medicines. This information is derived from provings and clinical experience.
MODALITY – a condition that makes a person or their symptom better or worse. For example, better in a hot bath, abdominal pain better bending over, worse rainy weather, etc. Modalities are one of the parts of a complete symptom.
NOSODE – a homeopathic remedy prepared from diseased tissue or the product of disease.
ORGANON – The Organon of Medicine, by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. This book describes the principles and practice of homeopathy. Hahnemann wrote 6 editions of the Organon from 1810-1842. The sixth edition, though finished in 1842, was not published until 1921.
POTENCY – the strength of a homeopathic remedy. Determined by how many times the remedy has been succussed and diluted during preparation. A number and a letter are associated with the remedy name to indicate which potency scale has been used. An example of the decimal scale would be Arnica 6x. An example of the centesimal scale would be Arnica 30c. An example of the 50 millesimal scale(LM) would be Arnica LM1. These are the 3 potency scales currently in use.
POTENTIZED – usually refers to a substance prepared according to homeopathic pharmaceutical standards. This means that it has gone through serial dilution and succussion.
PROVING – the most accurate method of ascertaining the action of medicines on human health. Medicines(usually potentized) are administered to healthy people to discover the symptoms they are capable of producing and thereby able to cure. See aphorisms 20, 21, 108, 121, 136, 141, 145 of the Organon.
REMEDY – medicine, as in homeopathic remedy.
REPERTORIZE – to repertorize a case one looks up symptoms in a repertory.
REPERTORY – an index of the homeopathic materia medica by symptom. A list of remedies is indicated for each symptom. All modern day repertories use Kent’s Repertory as their starting point.
RUBRIC – a symptom as written in a homeopathic repertory.
SARCODE – a tissue or glandular extract made into a homeopathic remedy.
SENSATION – the experience of a symptom, what it feels like. One of the parts of a complete symptom.
SIMILLIMUM – the most similar remedy corresponding to a case. As such, the remedy most likely to cure.
SUCCUSSION – the process of forcefully striking a homeopathic remedy against a firm surface.
VITAL FORCE – the energy that maintains life in the individual. See aphorisms 9-12 of the Organon.