Homeopathy, the 2nd largest system of medicine in the world as per the World Health Organization (WHO), being practised in over 80 countries and used by 50 crore people worldwide, is gradually commanding the respect that it rightfully deserved. The world homeopathic market is valued at over 2.7 billion dollars with France being the largest market at approximately 405 million dollars and Germany following second at nearly 270 million dollars. With the current annual growth rate being 25%, it is estimated that the world market for Homeopathy will probably cross 11 billion dollars by 2017.
Just over 200 years old, Homeopathy was founded by the great German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 and is thus the youngest of all the medical sciences. Homeopathic clinical practice is becoming more standardized and homeopathic pharmaceutical companies are now adhering to regulatory norms. Homeopathy is based on the law of similars, according to which, a substance capable of producing certain symptoms in a healthy individual is capable of treating similar symptoms in a diseased person. Thus, the logic is to evoke a healing response from the body itself rather than trying to suppress the disease manifestation.
A Holistic Science
Being a holistic healing science, Homeopathy has always recognised diseases to be having both physical and psychological components. This truth has been accepted by modern medicine only now. Also, the fact that diseases are not caused by the mere presence of disease-causing organisms in the internal or external environment, but rather due to the weakening of the body's defence mechanisms, was propounded by Homeopathy long before even the microscope was invented and consequently followed by the discovery of microbes. Homeopathy has had a futuristic approach right from the beginning. In fact, the vaccination concept was borrowed from Homeopathy. The amazing reality is that when Dr. Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, was using the vaccination principle to treat patients, Louis Pasteur, who is given credit for the invention of vaccination, was barely seven years old.
There has been a paradigm shift in recent years with healthcare and medical professionals focusing on preventive medicine along with therapeutic medicine. The concept of working towards developing an overall sense of well being in individuals is gaining grounds rather than merely keeping people disease free. Since homeopathic remedies boost the natural defence mechanisms of the body, they play a vital role in preventive medicine. Studies have shown that a very large number of diseases are actually due to faulty dietary habits or erratic lifestyles. Simple things such as reverting back to healthy eating, resting adequately, and exercising regularly can really go a long way in restoring health. This again was something that Dr. Hahnemann had reasoned out and mentioned in his book on the philosophy of medicine called Organon, two centuries ago. He termed such diseases as indisposition and pseudochronic diseases.
Healing with Homeopathy
Treating patients individualistically by virtue of the diversity of its repertoire, this system of medicine provides quick relief and long lasting cures safely, reliably, painlessly, non-invasively, and cost-effectively. Homeopathic medicines are prepared by the process of dynamisation which involves serial dilutions of the original substance along with vigorous mixing with the vehicular medium so as to remove any toxic potential and liberate the therapeutic energies. Unlike medicines from other medical systems that target only the disease-causing germs or aim to offer symptomatic relief, homeopathic medicines act upon the immune system and restorative energies of the body so that it heals itself.
While other systems of medicine simply suppress symptoms and treat the body in parts, Homeopathy recognizes the body as a unified whole of physical as well as psychological components and confronts the problem from deep within. This is why it offers hope to many cases deemed 'incurable' by other medical systems. Dr. Batra's has successfully treated numerous such difficult cases using the goodness of Homeopathy. A 33-year-old woman who was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis was treated effectively using the homeopathic remedy Stramonium and she was gradually weaned off steroids and cytotoxic drugs within a period of three months. Another case of a 25-day-old baby with epidermolysis bullosa also responded very well to the homeopathic medicine Cornus Circinata after all efforts to treat the condition through conventional treatment had failed.
Grade 1 squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue in a 60-year-old man was cured by Mercurius Solubilis. A child with Wiskott Aldrich syndrome, an extremely rare inherited disorder that is known to affect 1 in every 250,000 male children was also treated successfully at Dr. Batra's by Bacillinum.
These are just a few of the multitudes of instances where homeopathy has successfully come to the rescue of patients - go ahead and experience for yourself the benefits of this wonderful Science and Art of Homeopathy!