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Homeopathy is safe and effective in diabetes

When Anamika (37) visited our clinic she said she was fighting a “losing battle” with chronic fatigue. She then complained of consistently high blood sugar levels. She said that conventional medicines had not helped her much in controlling her diabetes, although she did regular work-out at the gym, with the help of a trainer, and ate light, fibre-rich foods. She said that by evening she could not move a sinew, because she would feel awfully tired to the bone. We asked her about her sleep, stress levels, menstrual cycles, appetite, temperament, and so on. We prescribed her the homeopathic Acid Phosphoricum, a remedy that corresponded well with her presenting symptoms. When she came for follow-up, she reported that she had more energy and enthusiasm than ever before. Slowly, her diabetes came under control and she felt much better and happier.

There are two types of diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to properly control blood sugar levels. It tends to predominantly affect children and young adults. The role of homeopathy in type 1 diabetes is keyed to preventing complications, such as diabetic neuropathy and nephropathy, although there is clinical evidence that homeopathic treatment can stimulate the pancreas to start producing insulin in certain cases. Type 2 diabetes is characterised by high levels of sugar in the blood. It is the most common form of diabetes.

Homeopathy does not target just the illness by name, or an organ, a body part, or a perceptible symptom. It prescribes suitable remedies on the basis of symptoms the individual presents with — and, how they experience, or deal with stresses and other concerns in life. No two individuals with diabetes experience the same symptoms, except for one clinical pattern — elevated blood sugar levels.

In a nine-month clinical study in Athens, Greece, a group of patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 were treated with a conventional oral anti-diabetic drug and placebo, or dummy pill (Group-1). Another group was given the same oral anti-diabetic drug and homeopathy (Group-2). Group-1 showed 47 per cent improvement, while Group-2, on conventional medication and homeopathy, showed 97 per cent improvement, with no side-effects.