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What is Homeopathy? 

Since the very beginning human beings are looking for the perfect way of treating the sick and curing the disease. Through trials and errors and experience they developed different methods, some are based on scientific principles and others are based on assumptions and believe. 

Homeopathy is a unique and holistic way of treating and curing the sick. It is based on fixed laws of nature. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician, is the founder of Homeopathy. Disgruntled by the conventional way of treating the sick, he gave up his medical practice and started translating medical books for a living. It was during the process of translating “A Treatise on Materia Medica” written by a Scottish physician and chemist, Dr. William Cullen, Hehnemann was stricken by the description of Cinchona (Peruvian bark) commonly known by homeopaths as China.  According to Dr. Cullen, Cinchona cured Malaria and its symptoms of periodic fever, sweating, and palpitations due to its bitterness. Hahnemann, unconvinced by this explanation decided to experiment on himself by taking Cinchona twice a day which led to the production of the above mentioned well-known Malaria-like symptoms. This process is called proving, or testing a remedy. This experiment made a break through and opened the doors to the marvelous world of Homeopathy.  

Following the Cinchona experiment, Hahnemann conducted provings with different remedies on himself, his relatives and friends. He also compiled signs and symptoms of victims of accidental poisoning (accidental proving).  

Soon he was back in his medical practice with his new philosophy and methodology of curing the sick. According to him, there are three ways of treating a disease: 

Preventive medicine – removing the cause of the disease e.g. disease inducing factors which could be anything from stress, bad living conditions, lack of nutrition, etc.  

Allopathy – healing by opposites e.g. pain killers for pain, antipyretics for fever, laxatives for constipation 

Homeopathy – healing by similar e.g. symptoms which are produced by a remedy when given to a healthy person cures similar symptoms if present in a diseased person. 

 

The first and fundamental law of homeopathy is “Similia Similibus Curentur” meaning “like cures like”. That is if a medicine taken by a healthy person produces some symptoms, the same symptoms if present in a patient can be cured by the same medicine in minute doses. This method of cure was given the name “Homeopathy” from the Greek word Homoios which means similar and Pathy meaning suffering in order to differentiate it from the conventional way of treatment which is Allo which means opposites and Pathy meaning suffering.  

Homeopathy treats the patient and not the disease. In classical homeopathy, the person is taken as a whole instead of treating any particular organ system or disease label. The individuality of the patient and of the remedy is of prime importance in finding the best similimum in curing the disease. Every person is a unique personality with his or her own likings, disliking and idiosyncrasies. To find the correct similimum, not only the physical symptoms but, if present, the mental and emotional symptoms of the patient are also taken into account to make a complete symptom picture. This is because the disease or symptoms do not exist alone but are the result of how the patient as a whole responds to the received stress.  

In Homeopathy we use the minimum dose which can cure the disease. It is a well-known fact that a medicinal agent if used in large doses can destroy an organism whereas the same agent in small doses can stimulate it. 

Unlike lifeless machines which are dependent on others for maintenance and repair, the nature has blessed our body with the ability to grow and repair itself as it is not a manmade machine. This is due to the vital force or the vitality in our body that the different organs and systems in our body coordinate and resonate in harmony supporting each other to maintain a healthy organism. This energy body or vital force departs when we die and our bodies cease to function and start decaying.  

Health exists when this vital force is capable of balancing and repairing the body and our organ systems effectively. We become ill when the vital force is disturbed or fails to effectively handle the balancing mechanism of our organism with the stresses of life. Hahnemann recognised this fact and called it vital force. Health is basically the absence of disease (dis-ease) and the ability of the human body to withstand stresses at all levels. That is health is freedom to react at the mental, psychological, emotional, and physical level in a healthy way. In disease, this personal freedom is limited. 

To cure a disease, we have to take the totality of the symptoms, select the best similimum, and select the correct minimum dose according to the vitality of the patient. When the remedy resonates with the vital force of a diseased person, it acts at the level of the vital force and strengthens the immune system of the person. 

Homeopathy is an art as well as a science of treating the sick. It has a potential of serving the ailing humanity. Homeopathy has been neglected and has not been given the due importance it deserves. It has all the potential of helping the suffering humanity. It needs dedicated and fully committed medical professionals to further research and expand its boundaries. As a matter of fact I believe Homeopathy does not needs us, the humanity needs homeopathy. 

 

What can be treated by Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a safe, nontoxic, holistic approach. It can help so many conditions it is impossible to list them all!  From acute ailments to chronic disease and emotional trauma- homeopathy can help the individual to heal.  

We use sophisticated expert system software to help provide highly individualized prescription to the patients based on their unique set of specificsymptoms as every person is different. As a Homeopath we cure the ailing person not the disease.

 

Homeopathy & Children

Homeopathy is a gentle and effective way of treating sick children and even newborn babies as it has no side effects and its boost’s there immune system to fight the infection and disease.  

Homeopathy helps your child build a stronger immune system to fight infection and disease. 

Every child born in this world is unique with his/her own predispositions, characteristics and constitutions thus they can react differently to the same stressor. A Homeopath is trained to notice these subtle differences and prescribe accordingly.

In these modern times of living in a fast paced world many children are suffering with chronic conditions and behavioral and concentration issues.

Homeopathy has a reputation for curing childhood diseases. Children are greatly benefited for the following conditions:

 

Homeopathy & Women

Many women’s problems are benefitted by Homeopathy e.g. Gynecological conditions, hormonal imbalances and menstrual irregularities.

 

Homeopathy & We

The suffering humanity needs homeopathy as it is a natural, holistic way of treating the sick which improves there vitality at the mental, emotional and physical levels and create a balance.

 

Homeopathy treats every person as a unique individual and offers an individualized treatment for each person.

Some examples of conditions helped by homeopathy include:

Headaches and migraines.

Attention, focus and memory issues.

Allergies, asthma and sinus problems.

Stomach and digestive complaints

Skin ailments

Sleep disorders and fatigue

Stress, anxietyneuroses,Phobias, depression and compulsive disorders 

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Myalgia

Cystitis

 Fatty liver

 Lumbago

 Incontinence of urine

In addition to resolving specific health complaints many clients find improvements in overall health such as increased energy as Homeopathy strengthens the immune system.They become more balanced with increased sense of well being and improved concentration.

 

It is important to remember that a Homeopath does not diagnose specific diseases, but works with symptoms to identify a remedy that best suits the patient as the symptoms are merely the effort of the whole organism to find a new balance to survive when faced with different stresses of life. Reaction of different people could be different to the same stress leading to different symptoms – a call for help by the body at the mental, emotional and physical level. This combination of symptoms i.e. symptom complex makes a symptom picture which a homeopath matches with the remedy picture – the collection of symptoms produced by the remedy in a healthy person.

 

Q: Do homeopathic remedies contain alcohol?

A: Yes and no.

Alcohol is used as a stabiliser and preservative in the manufacturing process of liquid homeopathic remedies. Sugar pills are then medicated with this liquid but the alcohol evaporates off them during the drying process so they are then alcohol free.

If homeopathic remedies are supplied for use in liquid form, alcohol may have been added at the final stage of preparation to preserve this liquid. If you don’t want alcohol in your remedy, ask your homeopath to prepare it in water only. Then, to stop the growth of microbes, keep it tightly sealed in a dark place or chilled in the refrigerator.

 

Q:Is homeopathy legal in Canada?

A: Yes it is. Dr. Durdana Tariq is a licensed homeopath in GTA.

 

Q: Are homeopathic remedies safe?

A: Yes, homeopathic remedies are safe & show long-lasting results.

 

Q: If a person is using homeopathic remedies is it possible for them to use conventional drugs at the same time?

A: Yes it definitely is possible but it depends on a case-to-case basis. Generally speaking, conventional drugs shouldn’t be taken with homeopathic medication because doing so antidotes the effect.

Q: How are homeopathic remedies prepared?

 

Q: But how can it possibly work when the remedy is diluted so much that there is nothing left of the original substance?

Q: What happens when you take a remedy?

Q; How long does it take to work?