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Q: What is homoeopathy ?

   Homoeopathy is a 200-year-old system of medicine based on the principle “Similia Similibus Curature” which means “like is cured by like”.

   It states that a remedy can cure a disease if it produces in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease. Take COFFEE for example, when a person takes coffee, he/she stays wide awake. The very same coffee is used to cure insomnia/sleeplessness.

   Homoeopathy is an inexpensive, natural and safe system of medicine which gives relief from suffering to millions of people around the world. It treats the whole person, as an individual, rather than treating the disease alone.

   It is also used effectively in treatment of animals and as a complementary with other therapies, such as acupuncture and chiropractic.

   Homoeopathic medicines can be used both as curative and preventive medicines.

Q: From which substances are homoeopathic medicines prepared ?

   Homoeopathic medicines are prepared from natural substances like plants, live substance (secretions of healthy organisms, poisons, etc.) body impurities, minerals and vegetables. Homoeopathic medicines are manufactured in a manner that does not render them toxic.

Q: Why I should adopt Homoeopathy for my day-to-day Health Problems?

   Homoeopathy takes into account the role of body, mind and spirit while selecting a remedy/ treatment for any disease.

   It treats the human being as a whole and not just the disease.

   Homoeopathy does not suppress symptoms or give temporary relief at the expense of the future comfort and safety. The treatment is given with an aim to reach the root cause of the disease/disorder and thus make the sick well again.

   In Homoeopathy all research and provings are done on healthy human beings unlike other system of medicines where most of the researches are done upon cats, rats, dogs, or guinea pigs. Thus, in Homoeopathy one is well aware about the after effect of the medicines on the human being.
   Homoeopathic medicines are administered in minuted doses, which treat the body gently and stimulates the body’s own healing response.

   Homoeopathic medicines are very safe having no known side-effects because:
  1. Medicines are given in minute doses.
  2. The medicines are not aimed at killing organisms and therefore they would not destroy any healthy part of the body.
Q: How 'Scientific' is Homoeopathy?

   Homoeopathy is most scientific system of medicine practiced over two centuries successfully in more than 80 countries. There are defined rules about classification of disorders, the plan of treatment once the disorders have been classified, rules for prescription, rules for changes in prescription, rules for changes in remedies, interpretation of symptoms AFTER the medicines are prescribed, rules for the first and subsequent prescriptions and rules for prescribing for terminal disorders.

   Most important of all, the homeopathic system is based on Nature’s Law of Cure. Practitioners are exhorted to leave the human body alone when the body is showing signs of recovery. The doctor tells you to stop medicines when there are signs of improvement in health, which in itself constitutes a profound paradigm shift, and only at an appropriate instance repetition or continuation may be advocated.

Q: How effective are Homoeopathic medicines ?

   The efficacy and effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines have been demonstrated by 200 years of successful use by physicians all over the world. It acts as promptly in vigorous men and women as in childhood. It does not take the place of the surgeon's knife but, when skilfully used, often does away with the necessity of operation.

Q: Do Homoeopathic medicines have a side-effects ?

   No, because these medicines are prepared from natural substances and are administered in minute doses and thus have no known side-effects.

   Are Healwell Homoeopathic medicines safe for children and elderly people? Yes, Homoeopathic medicines are prepared from natural substances and they are administered in minute doses, which guarantee the absence of toxicity and side-effects.

Q: Are homeopathic drugs safe for pregnant woman?

   Yes, it is absolutely safe to use homoeopathic medicine by pregnant women. Infact many of the pregnancy related disorders are very effectively treated with safe and side effects free homoeopathic medicines under guidance of homoeopathic physician. Homoeopathic medicines are found effective during pregnancy, labour as well after child birth.

   Is it true that Homeopathic medicines were tested on healthy human beings? Yes, it is a fact that most of the Homeopathic medicines were first tested or proved on healthy human beings of both the sexes. The effects were recorded and a compendium of the symptoms/signs was prepared. Using these compendia as references, a Homeopathic doctor selects a remedy to be given to a patient.

Q: Can Homoeopathic medicines be used in emergencies and do they have fast action ?

   Yes, homoeopathy can be used in emergencies. There are a wide variety of drugs suitable to various types of emergencies like accident, injuries, burns, bleeding, nerve injury, food poisoning, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc. It is essential to select the right remedy and right potency to get fast and effective results.

   While on the Homeopathic drugs, if my problems aggravate or increases in intensity suddenly, should I take allopathic medication to tide over the acute crisis and then get back to my Homeopathic medicines? Depending on the problem you have and the Homeopathic treatment that you are taking, you should talk to your Homeopathic doctor about it and let him/her decide what to be done.

Q: How far are laboratory tests useful to a Homeopathy doctor?

   They are useful to understand whether the case can respond to Homeopathy or not and to decide the prognosis which can only be decided after an exhaustive case taking.

Q: Whether diabetics can take Homoeopathic Medicines as they contain sugar ?

   Yes, diabetics can take pills because the amount of sugar present is very small. Moreover medicines can be given in distilled water also, thereby avoiding the pills.

Q: What will happen if more pills are taken than advised or repeated more than advised ?

   The number of pills to be taken at a time depends upon the size of the pills and the potency of the medicine. Actually, repetition of the medicine is more important than the number of pills taken at a time. Even the whole bottle taken once will be treated as a single dose. So it is a waste to have more pills than advised.

   Therefore, many a time children swallow all the pills from bottle; nothing to worry about. it is treated as a single dose. At the most a cup of coffee is given to prevent any trouble. If medicine is repeated more than advised, then in the case of higher potency it may create some undesired effects.

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