If you rely on the personal experience of patients, there are a large number of people who will claim, usually with great certainty, that they had been cured or at least helped by homeopathy when orthodox medicine had failed. One can see why. The system is easy to understand and seems safe. With respect to these claims, can homeopathy perform as dummy treatment?
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system in which ailments are treated by minute doses of natural substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms of the ailment. Homeopathic medicine has its own sophisticated system of using substances from the plant, mineral, chemical and animal kingdoms.
How does homeopathy work?
A basic belief behind homeopathy is “like cures like”. In other words, something that brings on symptoms in a healthy person can – in a very small dose – treat an illness with similar symptoms. This is meant to trigger the body’s natural defenses.
What is a homeopathic treatment?
It is the practise of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy is holistic because it treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness.
Is there any side effects of homeopathic medicine?
While many homeopathic products are highly diluted, some products sold or labeled as homeopathic may not be; they can contain substantial amounts of active ingredients, which may cause side effects or drug interactions. Negative health effects from homeopathic products of this type have been reported.
Does homeopathy cause weight gain?
Some medicines might stimulate your appetite. This causes you to eat more and gain extra weight. Some medicines might affect your body's metabolism. This causes your body to burn calories at a slower rate. Before starting taking your homeopathic treatment, ask your homeopath.
Can I take homeopathic medicine ON AN empty stomach?
It is generally suggested that homeopathic medicines be taken with a clean mouth, away from strong flavors (e.g., strong mint or menthol products); they are typically taken on empty stomach, unless otherwise indicated. But you should be aware that homeopathic medicines take a long time to work.
Can you take too much homeopathic medicine?
In taking homeopathic remedies, you should always follow the instructions given by your homeopath. You should treat the homeopathic medicine with respect and not take them in excess amount at any stage.
Homeopathic medicines are both extremely small in dose and yet extremely powerful in their therapeutic effect.
homeopathy – homeopatia, forma medycyny niekonwencjonalnej opartej na zasadzie podobieństwa; wykorzystuje działanie m.in. ziół, które – rozcieńczone i zażywane – wywołują podobne objawy do choroby
enthusiast – entuzjasta
skeptic – sceptyk
to rely on – polegać na
to act – działać
complementary – uzupełniający
alternative – alternatywny
homeopath – homeopata
homeopathic medicine – lek homeopatyczny
to trigger – wywołać
defence – obrona, bronić
to claim – twierdzić