According to research and reports, Amount of people using homoeopathy is increasing year after year. People are now regularly seeing homoeopaths as the first choice of doctor, or using homoeopathy as first line of therapy, there are people who use homoeopathy only occasionally. Many of them are hanging back because of certain unrealistic myths. Here we have tried to cover some of the myths people say about homoeopathy and explaining the real facts behind them.
Myth 1: Homoeopathy is an unproven science.
Fact: Homoeopathy is based on experimental pharmacological and clinical data. Over the years, homoeopathic medicines have been extensively studied for their efficacy in a variety of indications. Clinical studies have been conducted in many countries.
Myth 2: Homoeopathic medicines are only sugar pills which act more as placebos and have no medicinal value as such.
Fact: Homoeopathic medicines have been scientifically studied the world over and found to be effective in a wide range of diseases. Thus they are not placebos.
Myth 3: Homoeopathy is slow acting.
Fact: Homoeopathy is fast acting in acute cases and can be effectively used in treating infections, fever, cold etc. Unfortunately, people tend to go to a homoeopath only when the acute problem becomes chronic. Naturally, these cases take longer to treat. Also, most people take recourse in homoeopathy in cases of arthritis, allergic asthma or skin conditions etc., which take a longer time to treat with any other system of medicines.
Myth 4: Homoeopathy is a ‘magic remedy’ that can treat any disorder.
Fact: Homoeopathy, like any other field of medicine, has its limitations. For example, it cannot treat cases where surgery is unavoidable, dental cases, etc.
Myth 5: Homoeopathic doctors are quacks who do not have formal training in the field of medicine.
Fact: Qualified doctors practice Homoeopathy, in most parts of the world. Homeopathy is the most popular form of alternative medicine in France. Its use rose from 16% of the population in
1982 to 29% in 1987 and 36% in 1992.At present, there are over 2, 00,000 trained homoeopaths in the country.
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