System or pseudoscience?

What is homeopathy

Homeopathy is the philosophy of believing that the human body is capable of healing itself without being subjected to strong drugs.

Myth 1: Homeopathic treatment is outdated

The fact that homeopathy has been used for centuries does not mean that it is old. On the contrary, in the era of the hasty release of more and more new drugs with as yet unknown delayed effects, this is rather a plus: many homeopathic remedies have already accumulated serious clinical experience and safety confirmed in large cohorts of patients.

Many people remain skeptical about homeopathy because they encounter unscrupulous “specialists” – people with a lack of education who are negative about all other modern medical approaches.

At the same time, few people know that over the past hundred years at least two directions have developed in homeopathy – classical and clinical.

At the origins of the latter, that is, clinical homeopathy, are physicians with university education. Therefore, the methodology itself was constantly undergoing changes, taking into account the current achievements of medical science and practice.

And this means that for a modern homeopathic doctor, a full-fledged diagnosis using modern medical methods and technologies is important: this includes an examination of the physical condition, and laboratory and instrumental analyzes, and other methods.

Myth 2: In homeopathy, “less is more”

Homeopathy is based on the principle of treatment in small doses. To which skeptics have a favorite argument – microdoses, it’s like an active substance in a bath of water, there can be no effect from this.

However, there are many counterarguments to this. And the simplest is that there are several degrees of dilution in homeopathy.

Some homeopathic preparations use matrix tinctures themselves, such as arnica tincture in gel to treat bruises and bruises. In mass practice, decimal dilutions D4, D6, D8 or centesimal dilutions 5CH, 9CH, or 15CH are often used, in which the remains of the substance can still be established.

It is these drugs that are most often found in pharmacies. Preparations with higher dilutions are less common and are prescribed only by a homeopathic doctor.

Myth 3: The mechanism of action of homeopathy is unknown

This is true, but not quite: homeopathic medicines continue to be studied, which means that the end of this discussion has not yet been set.

Many scientific state institutes and centers around the world are engaged in the study of homeopathy.Doctors and scientists recognize that the potential of homeopathy has not been realized and requires a comprehensive study.

And in this case, both data from clinical trials and the results of clinical practice should be used. Often, it is clinical practice that identifies drug interactions and delayed effects that corrects the scope of certain drugs that have received a “green light” according to research results.

Or compares the effectiveness of one method or therapy in comparison with another, also approved for use.

Myth 4: Homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic medicinal product – a medicinal product produced or manufactured from a pharmaceutical substance or pharmaceutical substances in accordance with the requirements of the general pharmacopoeial articles for homeopathic medicinal products or in accordance with the requirements of the pharmacopoeia of the country that produces such a medicinal product.

This means that the composition of the drug, as well as the dosage form (granules, syrups, dragees, ointments, and so on), are strictly defined.

Myth 5: Homeopathy works like a placebo

Is the result (recovery) important to you or how is it achieved?But be that as it may, homeopathy is, of course, not a placebo.Here is just one scientific proof.

The results of the study, which were published in the journal Systematic Reviews in December 2014, compared the effect of homeopathic remedies and placebo pills. The experiment revealed a greater effect of the first compared to the second.

Who makes homeopathic medicines

As mentioned above, the concept of artisanal medicines in the case of homeopathy is erroneous. Manufacturers of such drugs all over the world receive special education, and the drugs themselves are developed in research centers and laboratories.

But homeopathy becomes an art only when a doctor who has perfectly studied all the fundamental medical disciplines and the science of homeopathy as such, devotes years of his life to curing sick people using the homeopathic method.

Treating like with like, these are the keywords that distinguish conventional medicine (allopathy) from homeopathic medicine.

I will try to briefly and clearly explain this difference to the reader. The principle of allopathy is treatment by the opposite.

That is, the pain must be eliminated – they give an anesthetic, blocking pain receptors or perceiving centers in the brain. The pain is suppressed and not perceived, but the painful process goes on as usual.

Many drugs work according to this principle: antihypertensive drugs lower blood pressure, antipyretics reduce fever, etc. In this way a certain symptom or symptoms are suppressed and everything is fine.

How do homeopathic remedies work?

Homeopathic medicines act on the root cause of the disease (of course, with the right prescription), eliminating which the body itself is able to compensate and normalize the secondary impaired functions.

How does a homeopath work? He must understand the root causes of the disease in each case, and the causes often lie in the distant past and are associated with some external factor or internal.