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Respected physician Dr. Alan Green, MD, FAAP states: Homeopathy began with a desire to prove the effects of medicines by careful experimentation. Today, however, controlled studies of homeopathic treatments are almost non-existent. Instead, these gentle treatments are touted based on individual testimonials, in much the same manner as were the barbarous practices of conventional medicine two centuries ago. Many people swear that they work. I hope they are right.
However, he also states: ... "I applaud the gentleness of homeopathy. ... The highly respected British Medical Journal contains a fascinating study in the August 19-26, 2000 issue. In a carefully controlled, rigorously scientific study of 50 allergy sufferers, a homeopathic preparation for nasal allergies reduced symptoms by 28%, while a placebo reduced symptoms by only 3%. We have much to learn from the intersection of conventional science and homeopathy, but these results suggest that this is a very fruitful area to explore.
From an article in Indiana Times (Health) where Dr. addresses homeopathy and diabetes:
"Should I stop the allopathic medication?
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Dr Sachdeva answers queries on homeopathy.
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Holistic medicine is based on the premise that "Like Cures Like
The origins of homeopathic treatment
Homeopathy was first discovered by German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 and has been used for over 200 years. Homeopathy is based on the premise that "like cures like" and is considered a natural medical science. Homeopathic remedies are prepared individually for a specific person and their unique presentation of illness or disease. The remedies made are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body's own healing power. Timing of a remedy is considered "everything" in homeopathic treatment and it is important to pay close attention to your practioner's instructions.
The philosophy behind homeopathy
The Website Classical Homeopathy, states:
"The concept of disease in homeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body ) is the cause of illness. Therefore homeopath does not believe in giving different medicines for different afflicted parts of body but rather give one single constitutional remedy which will cover the disturbance of the whole person. Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease. Medical philosophy is coming more and more to the conclusion that the mere treatment of symptoms and organs can only help temporarily and that it is the healing power of the body as whole that has to be enhanced. Homeopathy believes in holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach. "
Homeopathy is not intended as a cure for diabetes
Homeopathy is not a snake-oil industry (but choose your practitioner carefully) that boasts it can cure diabetes or other disease but it purports to help manage diseases like diabetes. Nor does homeopathy stand in opposition to conventional medical treatments including surgery. It can be used as a complimentary treatment, or, in some cases, as alternative treatment. Timely-administered homeopath medicines may assist in maintaining levels of sugar, protein and fat metabolism, and may also help in preventing long-term complication through better day-to-day diabetes management.
Homeopathy involves preparing remedies via "potentization." Over 2,500 homeopathic medicines are prepared from including vegetables, animals, minerals, and even chemicals. Homeopathic remedies are small, minute doses, that are non toxic, safe for even children. In summation, homoeopathic remedies are dynamic agents influencing body's energy.
What can homeopathy treat?
As a substitute for antibiotics for certain infectious bacterial diseases including sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, meningitis, gastro-enteritis (vomiting-diarrhea), dysentery, and urinary tract infections.
To treat viral infections such as the common cold, influenza, measles, chickenpox, mumps, and viral hepatitis (jaundice). Conventional medicine offers not cure for viral disease but may use antibiotics in hope of preventing a secondary infection.
May help prevent surgery by treating certain illnesses like septic recurrent tonsillitis, piles, fistula, non-gangrenous appendicitis, certain polyps, small kidney and biliary stones, small size uterine fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, and warts and corns.
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