GARLIC – ONIONS – COFFEE – LIQUOR – PERFUMES:
There are no ‘don’ts’ about them. Extensive
clinical trials were carried out in Mexico, which proved that they
hinder the efficacy of the medicines.
SLOW TO ACT :
There is a well-known myth among the lay people but
mercifully not so any more among the enlightened community of modern
medical practitioners of all disciplines that homoeopathy is slow
to act. This of course is a myth. In acute diseases when the infection
is growing at a fast rate, nobody, not even the homoeopath can afford
to wait for slow, passive action. Slow and steady surely wins the
race ……to heaven in this case. The speed of therapeutic
response is of utmost importance. The properly selected remedy with
the right potency and dosage works with unbelievable speed.
BRINGS OUT THE DISEASE :
This is another big misunderstanding that
exists amongst people. Nothing comes out or nothing gets worse. At
times certain diseases in the system get suppressed due to use of "strong-medicines" and
these suppressed diseases attack vital organs causing further destruction.
Now lets see what happens when homoeopathic remedies are given to
such a sick individual. As we know the principle of homoeopathy is
to make the vital force (inner-strength) strong enough to throw out
the disease from within the body in its most natural way. Now when
the body starts to throw out these deep seated diseases in the initial
stages, the power is so strong that it gives a slight impact. This
impact may or may not be felt in all cases and it should not last
for more than 48 hours.
STOPPING OF OTHER MEDICINES
Some people have the mistaken belief
that Homoeopathy requires you to stop all other forms of medicines.
This is not necessarily true. When my patients come to me with chronic
illness like Bronchial Asthma, High blood pressure and Diabetes, they
have usually been taking allopathic drugs for a number of years. Asthmatics
may be on Broncho-dilators and cortisones. I don’t ask them
to stop taking
These drugs all of a sudden because not even homoeopathy can work
miracles overnight. The patient may need his family doctor for immediate
relief from an attack when it is difficult to get to me, say at night.
Given the suspicism that some Allopaths have regarding Homoeopathy,
the doctor just might pull the patient up for going to a Homoeopath.
Besides, since a patient has taken those drugs for so many years,
no harm can come from him continuing them for a few more days or weeks,
till his system gets adjusted to the homoeopathic drugs. Sudden withdrawal
effect of, very potent drugs are extremely harmful and they should
be done very systematically and gradually. In case of hypertension,
also the same rule applies because I also know the limits of my treatment,
that it is not going to act immediately. I have to wait till the time
the drug action sets in and once the B.P. starts going down I gradually
start withdrawing the drugs one by one….. In acute illnesses
like very high fever I try to give antipyretics like Paracetemal …..Crocin…..Metacin
to help control the fever for a few hours because once the infection
comes under control by homoeopathic drugs then these are not needed.
Therefore, I need temporary help from allopathic drugs to bring in
complete relief through homoeopathic drugs.