Homeopathic Treatment Methods

Homeopathic treatment is one of the alternative medicine methods that has been used for many years. Today, homeopathy is widely used in many European countries for the treatment of diseases. Many people wonder whether homeopathic treatments are really curative. Another of the most curious questions is whether it has a fully inductive effect on people. First of all, what is homeopathy? Then I will give information about the therapeutic effect of homeopathy and homeopathic medicines.

What Does Homeopathy Mean?

This treatment method was first found 200 years ago by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann (found in Germany.) The basic principle of homeopathy treatment is based on the rule of similarities. This rule is based on the principle that a substance that will cause the symptoms of a certain ailment in healthy people, when diluted and given in very, very small amounts, will cure sick people with the same symptoms.

In fact, homeopathic practitioners focus on utilizing the body’s self-healing ability and using it correctly and to the maximum extent. By strengthening the body as a whole, a holistic treatment is applied.

According to the World Health Organization, homeopathy is the most preferred complementary medicine method in the world. Almost half of the European population receives homeopathic treatment. In addition, half of the physicians recommend homeopathic treatment alongside other treatment methods.

Homeopathy has a holistic approach. This means that it is a form of treatment used to eliminate all disorders and imbalances in the body. The main goal is to get to the root of the disease and eliminate it completely without causing harm.

Working Principle of Homeopathy

In homeopathic treatment, the homeopath plans to stimulate the patient’s immune system. For this, he gives the patient low doses of medication. In this way, the immune system is activated naturally. Physicians who perform this treatment are called homeopaths. According to homeopathy, all diseases have both mental and emotional characteristics. This means that the treating physician questions the patient both mentally and emotionally. In addition, the physician wants to have information about the patient’s personal characteristics and general health status.

The physician then decides on the most appropriate treatment method for the patient. Each patient’s medication needs are different. For this reason, all patients are examined and evaluated separately. The medicines to be prescribed to the patient are as relevant as possible to the symptoms. For this reason, the symptoms to be treated are clearly written on the homeopathic medicines available in the markets.

How are homeopathic remedies prepared?

Often, homeopathic medicines are made from plants, animal products and minerals. White arsenic, crushed bee, poison ivy, arnica plant are generally preferred in homeopathic medicines. To give an example, onion burns our eyes and causes them to water. Therefore, it can be used as a homeopathic remedy in allergy treatment.

After a certain dilution, whatever substance the medicine is made of will disappear, only a very, very small part of it will remain.  This remaining substance can be thought of as the energy or spirit of the medicine. The better the medicine is diluted, the more effective it will be. Physicians believe that a process called potentization brings out the healing power of the medicine. Homeopathic medicines are subjected to extreme dilution, so much so that after dilution it is difficult to find even molecules of the main substance of the medicine.

In short, homeopathic medicines are made by soaking the main ingredient in water or alcohol for some time and then diluting and shaking it through some processes.

The Scientific Success of Homeopathy

Homeopathy has proven scientific success. Homeopathy is not among the methods that suppress symptoms. But it has the ability to treat these symptoms. In homeopathy treatment, it is aimed to establish both harmony and balance of the body in a healthy way with the help of similar principles that exist in nature, using special techniques that each person has a unique health condition.

Homeopathic Treatment

Preparing and selecting the right remedies (mixtures) is a really difficult process. Individualized mixtures are prepared according to the symptoms that occur differently in all patients. Here, the name of the diagnosed disease is not decisive. Only by finding the symptoms of the patient with detailed analyzes, a remedi (mixture) specific to the patient is obtained. Because each person has unique physical and mental characteristics. Every sentence that comes out of the person’s mouth should be taken into consideration. Because every word spoken about the complaints is very valuable. During the interview, the physician takes detailed notes of the patient’s complaints and records them. The questions that the physician deems necessary can be elaborated with different questions.

The questions posed by the homeopath to the patient are both different and more detailed than those posed by other medical practitioners. The homeopath will have detailed questions about not only complaints but also dietary habits, when and where the patient feels most comfortable, personal characteristics and fears.

Usually, the remedies for patients with acute illnesses are determined at the end of the first consultation. However, patients with chronic illnesses will need to review and evaluate the homeopath’s notes and work on their concoctions. Sometimes even detailed studies are carried out by looking at source books. During the study, he makes eliminations among the options he examines. Sometimes it may be necessary to communicate with the patient as additional information may be required. Patients can then call the homeopath and give additional information. Because there may be information that is forgotten during the interview and does not come to mind. Since many people are not used to the many questions asked by the homeopath, there are always topics that they forget or skip. For this reason, you should not hesitate to contact them later.

Points to Consider

According to Samuel Hahnemann, the consumption of coffee, the smell of camphor, eucalyptus and mint reduces the effect of homeopathic remedies.

In recent years the effects of coffee have been the subject of debate. Some homeopaths believe that coffee should be drunk, while others believe that coffee should not be consumed. According to some homeopaths, those who experience effects such as tachycardia and sleep problems when drinking coffee should avoid coffee. However, the most correct and healthy idea is to avoid coffee during homeopathic treatment if the symptoms and complaints return when the patient drinks coffee. With this approach, symptoms and complaints will disappear again after a certain period of time after the coffee is stopped. In some cases, the mixture should be prepared and used again.

Substances other than these should be avoided in the direction of what Hahnemann says. For example; using toothpastes that do not contain menthol (those for children do not contain it), avoiding mint gums and staying away from the smell of mothballs.

In addition, it should be known that mouthwashes used in dentistry, substances with teeth polishing properties, and substances with narcotic effects can eliminate the effect of the drugs used in homeopathic treatment.

Other factors that negatively affect the effect of homeopathic treatment and cause it to disappear include cortisone-containing drugs and antibiotics. These medications should not be used during homeopathic treatment unless it is mandatory and urgent.

Homeopathic treatment is based primarily on the patient’s complaints and the name of the disease is not important. Mixtures are prepared for people with the same diseases, specific to their complaints and specific to the other person’s condition. Similarly, patients diagnosed with different diseases may be asked to use the same mixtures.

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