Is your disease curable using homeopathy?

Dr Rajesh Shah explains based on his experience of over 36+ years (Since 1985)  

Some patients and homeopaths are of the belief that all diseases are equally curable using homeopathy. This is an extreme view and it needs to be discussed. All the diseases, obviously, cannot be cured using homeopathy...

Let us be very clear that homeopathy is a science and not magic! Homeopathy has its own strengths and limitations as well. The believers of homeopathy, at times, have over-expectations from this science. Also, some of the homeopaths have wrong notions; wherein they promote the idea that if symptoms match, all diseases, from colds to cancer find a cure in homeopathy.

The curability of diseases using homeopathy depends on some of the following factors, but randomly as under:

1. Nature of pathology:

All diseases are not the same. The diseases can be allergic (e.g... asthma, hay fever), infective (viral, bacterial, fungal, etc), autoimmune (e.g. underactive thyroid, alopecia areata), metabolic (e.g. diabetes, lactose intolerance), functional (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome), structural (e.g. Ulcerative colitis), reversible (e.g. GERD, Migraine), irreversible (e.g. Hernia, Cataract, Male Pattern Baldness), benign (e.g. Chalazion, lipoma), malignant (e.g. Cancer), emotional (e.g. Anxiety neurosis, Erectile dysfunction), psychological (e.g. depression), psychosomatic (e.g. Migraine, Rheumatoid arthritis), collagen (e.g. Polymyositis, Myasthenia gravis, Muscular dystrophy), nutritional (e.g. anemia), iatrogenic (drug-induced disease) (e.g. Lichen Planus, cortisone myopathy), etc. The prognosis varies based on the nature of the disease.

2. Nature of the disease:

My new categories of the disease will be Acute, subacute, chronic, recurring, or critical; instead of only Acute and Chronic. Most of the Acute (tonsillitis), Chronic (Eczema), and Recurring (Asthmatic Bronchitis) diseases are treatable using homeopathy. However, some of the acute diseases which are critical in nature, such as severe infection (septicemia, cerebral malaria) heart attack (myocardial infarction), etc are not curable using homeopathy.

3. Nature of infection:

Most bacterial and viral infections find good treatment using homeopathy. However, severe infections such as tuberculosis, HIV, Gonorrheal Meningitis, Typhoid, etc are better not treated using homeopathy as the conventional treatment is more effective for them. Cases of HIV can find a supportive role in homeopathy. Homeopathy is effective for bacterial infections such as abscess, tonsillitis, otitis media, recurring boils, osteomyelitis, etc. Homeopathy is also effective for viral infections such as measles, chickenpox, hepatitis A, B, and C, viral warts, herpes, molluscum contagiosa, etc. Fungal infections such as Tenia Versicolor and tenia corporis respond to homeopathy. However, very old standing Tenia corporis is often difficult to treat with any medicine. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of nails, difficult to treat yet treatable.

4. If or not the pathological changes of the disease are functional or structural in nature:

The diseases with functional changes (Aplastic anemia, Migraine) are easy to treat by and large. In the diseases with structural (Psoriatic arthritis), changes take longer to get results. Some of them are completely curable (e.g. Ulcerative colitis, Hepatitis C) while some are partly curable (Trigeminal Neuralgia), and some are incurable (e.g. Deformities in Rheumatoid arthritis).

5. If or not the pathological changes of the disease are irreversible or irreversible in nature:

Reversible disease pathologies such as Psoriasis, Urticaria, Asthma are curable. The diseases with irreversible changes such as psoriatic arthritis can be palliated but not cured; while some of the irreversible diseases such as some forms of cancer cannot be cured but can be symptomatically helped using homeopathy.

6. Extent and stage of the disease:

Most diseases have different stages. The success of treatment varies according to the extent and stage of the disease. For example, Vitiligo with mild extent is curable but the same disease if extensive, cannot be cured.

7. The depth of the disease:

Various diseases have varying roots in terms of the depth of the diseases. For example, some diseases such as acute urticaria are usually not deep-seated; it is superficial. It can be treated quickly with success. When Urticaria becomes chronic, say five years old, and it is recurring, again and again, its depth is more. This form of urticaria is still curable, but it takes time. Now, the same example of urticaria, when presented with severe form what is called Angioedema and dermatographism, it becomes all the more difficult to treat, since its 'depth of the disease' is much more. All diseases need to be understood in this manner.

8. Cause of the disease:

Every disease needs to be scrutinized in terms of the origin and causes such as genetic, metabolic, immunological, etc. and the prognosis can be determined accordingly.

9. Maintaining factors of the disease:

Some diseases have maintaining factors untreated. For example, cases of hair loss using hair dye or harsh shampoo will still have a loss of hair, in spite of the best homeopathic treatment.

10. Current medications:

Some of the diseases are triggered or maintained by some drugs or medicines. For example, cases of psoriases who are on beta-blockers may obstruct the cure of psoriasis. Some of the strong immunosuppressive medicines such as methotrexate or cortisone may not allow the right homeopathic medicine to work in some cases such as Nephrotic Syndrome, Atopic dermatitis, Psoriasis.

11. Past medications:

Some of the strong immunosuppressive medicines such as methotrexate, cortisone, cyclophosphamide, etc. may delay cure with homeopathic medicines.

12. The overall health of the patient:

If the patient's general health and vitality are good, the results are better and faster.

13. Associated diseases that the patient may be having:

Associated diseases have an impact on the treatment of other diseases. For example, if the patient with Alopecia areata also has Underactive thyroid and/or diabetes, it takes relatively longer to get success.

14. Genetic factors:

A strong genetic tendency in the background calls for a defined line of treatment and the response time may vary accordingly.

15. Lifestyle factors:

Patients with Oral Lichen Planus continuing with smoking, or cases of IBS living erratic lifestyles will alter the response time of the treatment.

16. Selection of homeopathic medicine and its dose:

In fact, the most important factor is the selection of the correct medicines for the patients, based on a detailed history and understating of the totality. Also, correct medicine in the right dose and correct repetition will make the cure successful.

17. Patient's compliance:

It is important to have the patient's active participation and compliance in the process of cure.

A qualified homeopath can and should be able to help you by suggesting to you the possibility of a cure and an estimated timeline. A good homeopath who has adequate experience, expertise, medical training combined with proper case studies can make your life easy.

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A 53-year-old lady, Mrs. A.L.M. (PIN: 42258) was suffering from urticaria since October 2019 and allergic rhinitis for 5-6 years. She came to Life Force on 7th January 2020. She was suffering from episodes of urticaria 2-3 times/day, and the intensity was severe. She used to have lesions of urtic.....Read more

A 22 year old male Mr.J.K.D (Patient Identification Number 20281) came to our Chembur clinic on 21/11/12 with a complaint of psoriasis. The lesions had started on his face and scalp and new lesions were noted on the great toes since 3-4 months. Besides these, there were patches on his ears which .....Read more

A 57-year-old married male, Mr. B.R.K. (PIN: 37054) consulted at Life Force on 4th June 2018 with a complaint of depression. The patient was suffering from this complaint for 14 years. His complaint had started in 2004 after the accident of his father-in-law, after which, he took all the responsi.....Read more

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