Treatment with homeopathy (Create health.com.br)

Allergy , anxiety ,  urinary calculi , cystitis , conjunctivitis , H1N1 flu , hemorrhoids , hepatitis , nausea and vomiting

” Similia similibus curentur “ (one of the 3 principles cited by Dr. Hahnemann. In Latin this means the following: like heals like’, read below to understand better).

Definition of homeopathy

Homeopathy was developed by the German physician Dr. Hahnemann (1755-1843).
It is an ancient medicine that has survived for over two centuries, and for that reason it is still highly respected and used today. A proof of this is that in France, health insurance covers homeopathy (Social Security), despite the fact that the Minister of Health Philippe Douste-Blasy tried to exclude it during 2004.
Homeopathy is therefore a very contested medicine which raises numerous questions that remain unanswered.

It is important to know that France produces half of the production of homeopathic remedies and that is why political, medical and above all economic issues are important in this country. In Germany and Switzerland, homeopathy is also very popular.

In summary, the theory of homeopathy is as follows: at a normal dose, the drug (molecule or medicine) causes a profile of symptoms, which through dilution makes it possible to obtain the opposite effect. Very weak, homeopathic doses provoke the suppression of the symptoms of the disease, which corresponds to the allopathic profile (medicine of opposites or classical medicine). We noted that efficacy would increase with increasing dilutions, so a 5CH dilution would be less effective than a 7CH dilution.

We can also explain homeopathy as follows: Homeopathy rests on three principles (defended by Dr.Hahnemann):

– personalization: each person responds differently to a disease or treatment, so homeopathy seeks to customize the treatment for each individual.

– the similarity: according to homeopathy, it is possible to treat a patient with a very small dose of a substance that in a high dose would be responsible for the disease.

This is the famous formula: like cures like. For example, if you have the flu, you can take homeopathic remedies that contain a very small dose of parts of the flu virus to fight the infection.

– dilution: each homeopathic remedy is highly diluted to combat the similarity effect. Otherwise, the remedy would be more dangerous than effective. As mentioned above, numerous homeopaths estimate that the more a remedy is diluted, the more effective it will be. Therefore, Arnica 7 CH would be more effective than Arnica 5 CH, for example.
We highlight the CH that are centesimal dilutions. Concretely this means that the base solution is diluted 100 times more, so with 7 CH we will have diluted 100 times x 100 times x …. up to 7. Scientifically, it is estimated that after 12CH we will theoretically no longer have any chance of observing even a single molecule (scientifically we say that we passed Avogadro’s number = 6,023×10 raised to 23) in the homeopathic remedy. It is at this point that controversy arises in the scientific community, as homeopaths believe in the memory of water or other unconvincing theories.
There are also other dilution units, the D which means dilution by ten and the K by Korsakov.

Another great controversy involving homeopathy lies in the fact that numerous homeopathic remedies neglect one, even two of Hahnemann’s three principles (personalization, similarity, dilution). Some remedies do not use personalization, as it is possible to buy homeopathic remedies at pharmacies that act against colds (as indicated on the package) and in this case there is no personalization, as the same remedy serves for all. We then speak of pluralist (or complexist) homeopathy. When homeopathy uses only one medicine, we speak of classical homeopathy (unicist).

Furthermore, there can sometimes be an absence of similarity, as numerous remedies fail to prove this point.

Therefore, in general only dilution is present in all homeopathic remedies.

For this reason, a legitimate doubt arises in the scientific community and even among homeopaths themselves.

Finally, we can conclude that just like on many occasions, in life the important thing is to believe! As long as this does not bring serious consequences (psychological, financial,…). In this case, homeopathy would be based on the pacebo effect: when we believe that something works, it really works. Or will it be that one day the theories of homeopathy will be proven by A+ B? Follow the scenes of the next chapter…

tips and homeopathy

Here follows a series of important tips regarding the use of homeopathic medicines:

– For the granules: the absorption of the homeopathic principle is carried out by the buccal mucosa, so let them melt in the mouth to optimize the effect.

– For liquids, the homeopathic principle is also absorbed by the buccal mucosa, so leave the liquid in your mouth for a while.

– It is not advised to touch the homeopathic granules with your hands.

– Try to take the granules usually before meals (or an hour after)

– It is advisable to take the 4, 5, 7 CH dilutions (centesimal dilutions) several times a day.
-9 CH : up to 3 times a week
-15 and 30 CH : 1 time a month

Attention, the dose should never be repeated if the symptom improves.

– Avoid the simultaneous absorption of coffee, tobacco, camphor, mint and chamomile, as these substances may negatively influence the effect of homeopathy.

– The association with other therapies is generally possible, consult a specialist for more information about this.

– Homeopathic remedies theoretically do not have an expiration date (with the exception of liquids or ointments).

What is the difference between homeopathy and phytotherapy (treatment with medicinal plants)?

In reality, they are two fundamentally different types of medicine.

Homeopathy is based on medicine, or rather, on a very precise technique that consists of administering a highly diluted dose in the form of capsules, creams or other pharmaceutical forms to a patient. Some scientists believe that there would be no more medicine or active ingredient due to the high dilution. On the other hand, homepaths explain the effect of homeopathy through the famous “memory of water”, or they defend that it is not because there are not enough scientific or Cartesian explanations that homeopathy has no effect. Therefore, it has always been subject to a certain controversy since its inception. For some, it is a great fraud and for others, an effective medicine. We must recognize that it is financially advantageous, but it is up to you to decide whether it is worth it or not.

Phytotherapy (treatment with medicinal plants ) is less controversial and is fully accepted by the scientific community. In fact, plants have molecules inside their organs (flowers, roots,…) which, according to chemical techniques (extraction, distillation,…) allow the isolation of the active ingredient that can then be incorporated into capsules, ointments… In this case, the active dose is found in a normal amount (the opposite of homeopathy) and the effect, as well as the pharmacological explanations (effect) are close to the so-called chemical or western medicine. In short, this therapy is scientifically proven.

Jeanne Kenney
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