Based largely on the principle of "like cures like", homeopathy is an alternative medical system originated somewhere around 1796 by the well known pioneer Samuel Hahnemann. Although the medical community considers this form of medicine a quackery and an implausible practice, people around the length and breadth of the globe have experienced greater and far reaching benefits from homeopathic remedies and would certainly beg to differ on the views expressed by the medical community. Whatever is the case, the general masses have started to believe in result oriented medicine and this is what homeopathy brings to them.
A process called succession is used to prepare the remedy wherein a preferred substance is repeatedly diluted either in distilled water or alcohol followed by powerful striking on a resilient or elastic body. Homeopaths just do not prescribe any remedy to anyone, only after considering patient's symptoms, life history, personal traits, psychological and physical state that a remedy is given. Homeopaths as well consult repertories, reference books, before they suggest any homeopathic medicine to anybody.
Today you would find a solution to almost every problem in the realm of homeopathy medicine. Some even consider it better than the allopathic medicines. How true they or how plausible their views are, we shall certainly not divulge ourselves in this debate. However one thing that must be mentioned without any hint of hesitation is the "no side effect" property of the homeopathic drugs. They are selected completely based on the totality principle taking almost everything into consideration and hence it is less likely to cause any side-effects. Nevertheless, this virtue has led some people to believe that it can be taken without prescription and proper consulting from a registered practitioner, which must be avoided at all cost.
Let alone side effects, another great advantage of a homeopathic remedy is that you need not to restrict yourself from eating. Yes, that is true no dietic restrictions as such are required, but with certain complicated issues and medicines, it is recommended that you put yourself in close scrutiny of what you should and what you should not. Your doctor will certainly help you out and let you know of such things, if at all required.
The only disadvantage that people find in homeopathic drugs and complain about is their slow action. The argument that most of the champions of homeopathic medicine would put forward is that the patients seek homeopathic help generally for uncommon and chronic ailments and these conditions often need time. For acute problems like fever, diarrhea, pains, cold and cough, conventional treatment are followed and have proven record of quick and efficient result.
Moreover, homeopathy treatment also has certain limitations. Through this alternative form of medicine, any ailment, local or general, acute or chronic can be diagnosed and treated without much difficulty except for some of the diseases which are in an advanced state and there is no alternative, but to go for a surgery. But there are certain reputed multi-speciality homoeopathic health-centers where research based on clinical trials are being carried from last many decades for finding homeopathy remedies for untreatable diseases.
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