What is Homoeopathy
Dr. Subodh Mehta - a Research Scientist in Inorganic Chemistry with several research papers to his credit with over 10 Research Ph.D. students and a D.Sc. , little wonder that his mind was restless to find out how the tiny sugar pills could cure many ailments from common cold to some of the most difficult health conditions. It all began in 1940 with is trial on himself when he got a bout of severe cold and taking these Homoeopathic pills given by a friend worked wonders that he went deep into the Science of Homoeopathy.
He started giving free medicines to his friends on Sundays during his free time. Soon the word spread and as he could not cope up with the crowd he would give medicines after his college hours. After his retirement from the then Royal Institute of Science where he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, at his home in Khar - a suburb of Bombay (now Mumbai), patients lined up everyday and increased to an average of 400 to 500 per day !
Dr. Mehta gave medicines free of cost to all without any distinction of caste, creed or religion. The House at Khar became virtually almost a place of worship. Patients from all walks of life - be it Central or State Political leaders , businessmen/industrialists, film stars and celebrities or poppers - all were treated with that God's healing touch. A Public Charitable Medical Trust was formed by admirers in 1970 February with a corpus. Today, the Canter is well known for the Diagnostic Services provided to the Public with modern facilities and highly qualified and experienced Doctor Consultants from various specializations.
Is Homoeopathy New?
The Law of Similars has been known since at least the time of Hippocrates (ca. 400 B.C.), but it was Samuel Hahnemann who fully stated the ideas of homoeopathy in the early 1800's. He was a doctor and a chemist in Germany who lived from 1755 to 1843. He discovered the truth of the Law of Similars by testing small doses of medicine on himself.
By 1900, about twenty percent of doctors in the United States were homeopaths, but due to various political and social changes, homoeopathy became relatively unknown in the USA until recently. There is wider acceptance of homoeopathy in such countries as France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, India and Great Britain. In fact, the family doctor to England's Queen Elizabeth is a homeopathic physician.
What are Homoeopathic Remedies?
Any plant, mineral or animal substance can be used as a remedy. The original substance is diluted in liquid repeatedly, and vigorously shaken with each dilution. Unusual as it sounds, these very small amounts of remedies can act very strongly when used properly. Also, because the remedies are very diluted, they are extremely safe. The clinical experience of homoeopathy shows that the micro-dose is effective: It works upon comatose people, infants and animals.
Which diseases can be treated with homoeopathy?
This may sound strange but in homeopathy we do not treat diseases, but treat the person who is sick. Whether a person has a chronic or an acute disease, all of their symptoms, whether physical, mental or emotional form a whole representing a state of imbalance very specific to this individual. The goal of the homeopath is to recognize through the unique expression of symptoms of a patient the pattern of disturbed energy and identify among the great number of remedies available the one most homeopathic, or most similar to, the patient's disease.
Can a pregnant woman or a newborn baby benefit from homoeopathy?
Since homoeopathic remedies are devoid of all chemical toxicity, homeopathy is the ideal system of medicine for people of all ages, even the most sensitive like an expectant mother or a newborn baby. Difficulties during pregnancy and the delivery or its aftermath as well as all the problems experienced by the newborn can be dealt with very efficiently and without side effects with homoeopathy.
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