Homeopathy Versus Allopathy
Homeopathy does not address ‘diseases’ as such, but rather ‘sick people’ as individuals. This might seem as a too fine of a difference but has proved to be a pivotally insightful distinction between homeopathy and allopathy nevertheless.
When Hahnemann devised this new system of medicine called Homeopathy more than two centuries ago, science had not progressed to today’s levels. The majority of sciences – be it physics, chemistry, biology, or medicine – at the time, were focused on the basis of matter and the whole aim of treatment was on the physical state. Over time, new hypothesis develop and conventional medicine modify their treatments accordingly.
Though Hahnemann was correct in his findings, he could not explain the physical basis of homeopathy, as homeopathic medicines deal primarily with energy and not with matter, being dynamic in nature. However, homeopathy as a science follows laws and principles, which remain unchanged over two centuries.
At the present, nearly all the so-called allopathic “wonder-drugs” are failing. Bacteria have become more resistant, new viruses are still on the increase, diseases are occurring in spite of vaccinations, and the long-term side-effects of allopathic drugs are being realized.
Allopathic (conventional) medicine is in a devastating financial crisis, with hospitals going bankrupt and around us millions of people lacking adequate health insurance; homeopathy can offer health care that is effective, free of side effects and extremely cost effective.
Thus, interest in homeopathy has seen an increase in recent years. There are more than one hundred thousand practitioners worldwide.
There are numerous homeopathic training institutions including medical colleges and research centers around the world, specialist pharmacies and many governments that have given homeopathy a legal status on a par with that of allopathy. It is encouraging to witness more universities opening special seats for Homeopathy. It is estimated that millions of patients worldwide are currently benefiting from homeopathic treatment. Moreover, there has to be a good reason for eleven U.S. Presidents, seven popes, other leading physicians and scientists who used and/or advocated for homeopathy, including Sir William Osler (the “father of modern medicine”), Emil Adolph von Behring (the “father of immunology”), August Bier, MD (the “father of spinal anesthesia”), Harold Griffith, MD (founding president of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists), Charles Frederick Menninger, MD (founder of the Menninger Clinic), and C. Everett Koop, MD (former Surgeon General of the United States) amongst others, who have been known to benefit from homeopathy.
Furthermore, there have been many clinical studies, which have clearly shown the efficacy of homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy & Homeopathic Medicine
In modern times, when we are faced with viral epidemics such as the one of December 2012 outbreak of monovirusinfection with severe vomiting, marked nausea, projectile vomiting, watery diarrhea and strong abdominal cramps, with associated prostration, weakness, muscle pains, headaches and low-grade fever, characterizing this condition as severe viral gastroenteritis. This disease is highly contagious, infects thousands and has led to the closing of schools and hospital wards.
The symptom picture of this particular gastroenteritis, is identical to that caused by crude arsenic poisoning, pointing to Arsenicum album (Ars alb) as the homeopathic remedy of choice for this incapacitating condition. This specific remedy is a well-known remedy for gastroenteritis in homeopathic households and a remedy that should never be missing from any homeopathic self-aid medicine kit.
When correctly chosen homeopathic remedies act promptly, both clinically and prophylactically, bringing about a gentle, speedy and permanent state of well being as well as potentially halting contagiousness (when used prophylactically). Hence the ultimate goal of homeopathic treatment goes beyond relieving symptoms and even beyond preventing recurrence, but will help the patient to live to his fullest capacity, whether mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and physically. It is truly rewarding to witness patients using their newfound health and energy in fulfilling their destined role in life. Hahnemann expressed this concept beautifully, defining health as the state in which “our indwelling, rational spirit can freely avail itself on this living, healthy instrument (the body) for the higher purpose of our existence.”
Therefore, Homeopathy requires more than just knowledge. Homeopathy is based on affection for our patients, respect for the human condition, and compassion towards the foibles and weaknesses of humanity.
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Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.