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Why is homeopathy not famous

Why is homeopathy not famous. This question has been asked in many different ways but it always means the same thing. There are two main reasons for why is homeopathy not famous.

First: It’s mostly about money & financial gains. Homeopathic remedies are pretty cheap, non-proprietary & non-patented. The big pharmaceutical companies can’t sell them at exorbitant prices & make huge profits, hence they don’t promote them, rather they discredit homeopathy because the more people use homeopathy, the more clients they will loose. It’s identical to home remedies e.g. have you ever seen an advertisement to eat garlic or ginger to ward off cold? Why is that? Because no one will foot the bill of advertising to tell the people to eat garlic or ginger which they can buy for cents from the market. If garlic & ginger were proprietary & patented, then that would be a totally different story.

Second: There are times when homeopathy doesn’t work and we don’t know why. Those are the times when allopathic medicines shine. This in turn means that  homeopathy can’t be relied upon solely for all health conditions. Such failures earn bad repute to homeopathy.

Unless we use the right tool for the job, we will fail and blame the tool. Similarly, homeopathy is not for each & every situation. Just like in life, we use the easiest & simplest solutions first before going to the harsher & difficult solutions, the best approach is to try homeopathy first and if it fails, go for the harsher approach of allopathy. We use the word harsh because all allopathic medicines have side effects even the innocent looking pain killers.

So it’s not EITHER (homeopathy) OR (allopathy) approach but a combination of both i.e. integrative medicine.

The best approach is to try homeopathy first and if it fails, go for any & all means of treatment.

why is homeopathy not famous signs of an incompetent homeopath what is homeopathy

What is homeopathy

What is Homeopathy and the basic non-biased info about it:

If you wonder What is homeopathy, here is a brief primer: It was discovered by a German doctor, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in around 1784. What he observed was that a substance known to cause the symptoms of disease in a healthy person will induce a cure of those very symptoms, if administered in a sick person. The homeopathic medicines are called remedies. They are made by diluting a substance (e.g. a plant extract) in a special way.

How is Homeopathy Safe

Homeopathic remedies are made using a special dilution process which makes the remedies safe when used properly. There are no physical ingredients of the substance in the final remedy from which the homeopathic remedy is made, hence it is non-toxic.

There are a few different ways to conduct homeopathic dilution but the most commonly used method involves taking one drop of the extract of the substance e.g. plant extract and mixing it with 99 drops of water. This mixture is then shaken upto 10 times by hitting it against something hard (known as succussion). This mixture now is called a dilution of 1C where C stands for centesimal. Then one drop is taken from this mixture of 1C and mixed with 99 drops of water and succussed. This new mixture is now called 2C. In this way the homeopathic remedies are prepared.

Most commonly used potency is 30C. A high school student can tell you that after a dilution of 12C, there is no physical presence of the main extract from which the remedy is made (due to the Avogadro’s law) thus making the remedies safe & non-toxic.

How does homeopathy work

No one knows how homeopathy works.

There are several theories but nothing conclusive. The present understanding of science can’t offer the explanation of how homeopathy works. Some critics say its placebo. But had it been placebo, it wouldn’t have worked on animals, infants & children.

Practice of Homeopathy

The founder of homeopathy Dr. Hahnemann practiced and taught everyone to follow these cardinal rules:

  1. Administer only a single remedy at a time

  2. Choose the remedy based on totality of symptoms

  3. Give the minimal dose

Choosing a single remedy out of thousands is not easy and only someone who has a deep understanding of homeopathy can do that. That’s why many homeopaths have resorted to giving a mixture of several remedies. While this approach can work for acute cases e.g. common cold etc., it spoils the chronic cases making cure difficult.

For homeopathic treatment, try to find someone who practices Hahnemannian homeopathy also called classical homeopathy.

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