Homeopathy uses the totality and constitution to find a remedy that suits a patient, rather than just the disease. This is a paradigm shift from the conventional model of how illness is viewed and treatment is approached. The homeopath with a holistic approach no longer sees one part of the patient disconnected from the other part or from the life situation they are in. It provides opportunity to explore intimate connections between psychological, physical, personal and environmental aspects of health.
According to a study by the Department of Ayush, about 10% of the Indian population solely depend on Homeopathy for their healthcare needs and is considered as the second most popular system of medicine in the country.
The father of medicine conceives two methods of healing- by contraries and by similars.
Introduces essential ideas upon which modern medicine is based. He also advocated like cures like. According to British homeopath James Compton Burnett (1840-1901), Paracelsus planted the acorn from which the mighty oak of homeopathy has grown.
He used the law of similar in his treatment. He wrote: I am convinced that disease succumbs to substances that cause similar ailments.
He founded and developed modern day homeopathy and introduced the Law of similars, Provings, potentisation, etc.
However, natural principles underlying homeopathic thinking were identified as far back as Hippocrates. Indeed the ancient medical systems of our East, such as Chinese medicine or Ayurveda, bear resemblance to homeopathy, in their view treating the whole person and idea of vital force.
Homeopathy physicians are known world over for their patient-centric approach in case taking. Homeopathy skills can be incorporated into general practise both to improve observation and communication with the patent and to the management of cases.
Homeopathy can be used as alternative medicine in a wide variety of conditions. Moreover it does not interfere with conventional medicine and can be used complimentarily in many cases.
A conventional Doctor trained in homeopathy can give the patient best of both the worlds. This integrative approach to the therapy will enable the doctor to design a tailored treatment plan to best heal the patient.
The Faculty of Homeopathy (UK), and the examinations conducted by it, are recognised in India by the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973. Consequently, the degree awarded by it is registrable under the Third Schedule of the afore-mentioned Act.