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Homeotherapeutics - Homeopathy

 

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

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1.

Why should a patient suffering from any pathological condition choose Homeopathy over Conventional Medicine?

a.

Because the homeopathic remedies do not suppress a pathological symptom but bring it to the surface, thus making the organism simpler in information instead of more complex. This helps in that the next time the organism is ill, its immune system is healthier, more intact in dealing with the stressor than if it were taking conventional drugs.

b.

Because the homeopathic remedy has no adverse side effects. Conventional drugs have a myriad of adverse side effects.

c.

Because of the above two reasons, the organism does not evolve into a more complex or sick system because it does not have the added information of the conventional drugs. [Thus via the fractal pathway it does not build more complex entities in the system.]

2.

What are the differences between a homeopathic remedy and a conventional drug?

Conventional drugs are a hodgepodge of different chemical substances that may or may not be found in nature. Elements or substances found in nature be they plant, organic or mineral substances are made of certain substances, and these substances have a quantitative definition as well as a qualitative one, in other words the composition of each substance is in a certain proportion to another substance and this makes all the difference. Homeopathic remedies are made from plant, mineral and organic substances found in nature. For example a remnant of the Berlin wall cannot be a homeopathic remedy.

Another major difference between conventional drugs and homeopathic remedies is in the form that the drugs enter the organism. From what we know from conventional medicine different substances, hormones, etc. that circulate in the body do so at very small amounts usually in nanomoles, Angstrom units, etc. The very idea of ingesting hormones or other drugs at 100mg. or 1 gram, etc. per day should make a red light go off in one’s head as to the dangers and adverse side effects this promotes in the body.

We, as organisms, are made up of the same substances present in our universe, our earth. Thus we have an affinity with all things of nature and by affinity I mean that we are made up of the same materials. If this be true then we must accept that there is information inherent in all our organisms that can be considered the same in all

3.

Can conventional drugs and homeopathic remedies be taken at the same time?

This is a complex question since each individual case/patient is different.
It would be best when taking homeopathic remedies not to take conventional drugs except for aspirin. This is not because of any adverse side effects that would harm the patient, [because of the two drugs having a synergistic effect on the organism] but only because the homeopathic remedies’ therapeutic action is lessened considerably by the conventional drug.

Thus when one is taking a homeopathic remedy and taking conventional drugs at the same time, the homeopathic remedy’s therapeutic action is made less or it can be antidoted completely. This is dependent on the type of medication, the amount per day, the pathology of the patient, the patient’s immune system, etc. 

4.

Will there always be a therapeutic exacerbation when taking a homeopathic remedy?

That is not always the case. This again is dependent on the individual case. It is dependent on:

a.

How many years of conventional therapy he/she has had for this ailment. [the more and stronger conventional drugs the patient has taken - the greater the suppression - and thus the therapeutic exacerbation is greater.] In other words if a patient has had a chronic case of arthritis for ten years and has taken very strong conventional drugs to mask or suppress the pain or other symptoms, then we might have an exacerbation lasting much longer than a person who has had arthritis diagnosed only for one year and has taken nothing more than aspirin. 

b.

But I reiterate once more every case is different and dependent on the genetic and acquired predisposition of the patient.

c.

The everyday occurrences happening in the life of the patient (If the patient has less stress in his life and is happy with his family, work, etc.)

5.

How long will homeopathic therapy last?

That is dependent on the patient and his pathology. It differs in each case. But we have seen patients suffering from dermatological diseases [eczema, psoriasis, etc. that have been suppressed with cortisone for quite a long time] taking a longer time than other pathologies to stabilize. The reason for this is that organisms that have a tendency to bring the pathological symptoms to the surface of the organism - i.e. the skin have much stronger immune systems since they want to bring it to the surface. So since these pathological symptoms are already on the surface it takes longer for the homeopathic therapy to get rid of them. And it never gets rid of them but the skin of that patient is better and cleaner than before homeopathic therapy and his outbreak periods of shorter duration with less symptomatology.

6.

What can Homeopathy cure?

Homeopathy as a therapeutic discipline has a wide range of pathologies, I would say in the same range as conventional medicine. This does not include surgery and patients needing surgery. But the difference here is that patients undergoing homeopathic therapy might not need surgery for certain ailments. For example take a case of acute appendicitis with all the signs of surgery needed immediately, etc. can be given a dose of Bryonia 50M and we will see the symptoms of acute appendicitis subside in 10 min. to one hour. Thus in this manner a homeopath’s reality is totally different from a conventional doctor’s. And what can be better since in Greece only conventional doctors are allowed to prescribe homeopathic medicine? Thus Greek homeopaths have knowledge of conventional and homeopathic medicine and this truly is a good combination.

7.

How long does homeopathic therapy last for? 

The Homeopathic therapy’s duration is dependent on:

a.

Amount of stress that the patient is undergoing in his life at that moment. If the stress is of a limited amount the therapy lasts longer, if the stress is constant and overbearing for the patient the therapy lasts for a shorter period of time. For example a strong stress during therapy might altogether stop the therapeutic action of the remedy and it will have to be given again.

b.

The genetic predisposition of that patient to the ailment. If the patient has a genetic predisposition towards a certain ailment, i.e. his mother’s side of the family had asthma. His maternal grandmother had it, his aunt, etc. and he showed signs of this disease at an early age (3-4 years old) the duration of therapy might be shorter lived than if that person did not have a genetic predisposition and if the asthma had not shown up when he was 3-4 years old but showed up when he was 34 years old.

c.

The acquired predisposition of the patient. The habits of the patient acquired during his lifetime, if the patient suffers from asthma and he is a smoker then this exacerbates his condition. If the patient has asthma and he is a taxi driver then his condition is worsened by his everyday work conditions

8.

Does a patient have to follow a special diet when on homeopathic therapy?

In most cases the person does not have to follow a special diet. In other cases the patient will follow a special diet as part of the homeopathic therapy for a specific ailment, etc.

9.

Does a patient have to avoid certain conventional drugs?

Certain substances that tend to diminish the therapeutic action of the homeopathic remedy, are forbidden during homeopathic therapy.
These substances are: 

a.

CAFFEINE. Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant and tends to promote “stress” in the organism.

b.

MENTHOL also does the same thing.

c.

CLOVE OIL is a substance used by dentists for cavities.

d.

The smell of NAPHTHALENE [mothballs] and of CAMPHOR [found in Vick’s].

e.

The use of :
antibiotics [given for colds, flus, infections, etc.]
antihistamines [given for allergies]
cortisone [this includes cortisone cream - given for most skin ailments]
hormones [usually for gynecological matters, thyroid, etc.]
psychotropic drugs [given to allay anxieties, phobias, tension, neuroses, etc.]

All the above conventional drugs given over long periods of time [or even short periods of time] tend to suppress and ultimately lead the patient to worse health because of tampering with the immune system. 
Aspirin can be used by the patient during homeopathic therapy.

10.

Can a healthy person, with no clinical symptoms, take homeopathic remedies?

To prescribe homeopathic remedies a Homeopath relies on asking the patient what his present pathological symptoms are. If the patient is healthy there is no reason for him to take homeopathic remedies. When he does have pathological symptoms though, it behooves the patient to undergo homeopathic therapy instead of conventional therapy because the immune system is actually made stronger rather than weaker as would happen in conventional therapy.

11.

From what age can a person start taking homeopathic remedies?

A person can start taking homeopathic remedies from the minute he has pathological symptoms. A newborn would benefit from homeopathic therapy since his immune system is still developing. Conventional drugs given to a newborn might be quite detrimental to the future immune system of that individual. In giving homeopathic remedies to her/his child a parent is safeguarding the future health of the child. In other words the parents when choosing homeopathic therapy over conventional medicine are actually safeguarding the future health of that individual in not introducing into that “young system” that is just now developing, complex pharmaceutical substances that have a myriad of side effects and that will leave their imprint or information for years to come.

12.

Can pregnant women undergo homeopathic therapy?

It is probably the best therapy they can choose for themselves and their unborn child, because not only are they not “harming” themselves, they are not “harming” the little person growing inside of them.

13.

How much does homeopathic therapy cost?

Compared to conventional therapies, homeopathic therapy costs three quarters to two thirds less. The homeopathic remedies are cheaper in cost and the therapy over the long run costs the individual patient almost nothing in comparison with conventional therapy and its adverse side effects.

14.

Is homeopathic therapy only for chronic problems or can it be used in acute cases?

It is highly recommended for acute cases such the common cold, earaches, tonsillitis, and all other acute cases. In fact people who have taken homeopathic remedies for acute cases consider them miracle cures because of the rapidity of their action on quelling the acute pathological symptoms.

15.

If during homeopathic therapy, the patient has to undergo emergency medical treatment [i.e. he/she is in a car accident and needs surgery to be performed] will there be any detrimental effect to the individual?

Absolutely and categorically not. In fact the homeopathic therapy has probably strengthened the immune system of that individual and they will better cope with surgery than one who has undergone conventional medical treatment in their life.
If the person is on homeopathic medication, this might be antidoted by the “stress” promoted by the injuries of the accident, the surgical procedures, the conventional drugs used by hospitals in emergency/surgery procedures. But it will not cause the patient any harm or problem during surgery. After surgery the patient can begin homeopathic therapy again. He/she will have to visit the Homeopath tell him what symptoms have arisen from the time of the accident [any new symptoms, repetition of old symptoms, etc.] and the Homeopath will prescribe the appropriate remedy.

16.

Do medical blood, urine tests and other conventional medical analysis tests interest the Homeopath?

Not only do they interest him/her but these are warranted by Homeopaths for patient cases. The Homeopath needs to have a complete clinical picture [please see Chapter IV: The Homeopathic Interview] the more information he/she has about the patient the more correct Homeopathic subscription can be rendered.

17.

Should a patient take homeopathic remedies without the advice of a Homeopath?

Definitely not. Over the counter homeopathic remedies that usually begin with low potencies 3CH, 6CH up till 30CH potencies are still considered homeopathic remedies and can cause a therapeutic exacerbation or an aggravation if the homeopathic remedy taken is close to the idiosyncratic homeopathic remedy the person really needs. In doing this a patient is self prescribing and this is always a mistake. Plus the fact that if the problem persists, the information from the homeopathic remedy the person has already taken might alter for a while the true clinical picture of that patient. So in this situation, because the patient does not know all this information, he/she is actually lessening his/her chances for a speedy recovery. And because of this happening quite a bit with over the counter homeopathic prescriptions one can have grave misconceptions about homeopathic remedies and therapy.

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