Over the years a huge number of myths surrounding homeopathy and the use of homeopathic medicine have come to the fore.
These myths are usually due to lack of information or misinformation that is supplied by those who don’t understand how homeopathic remedies work, or the principles behind the use of homeopathic treatment.
Myth 1: Homeopathic medications are placebos
Some believe that homeopathic medicine is a placebo and it works because it has a psychosomatic effect, so people believe that it is treating their issues, and thus are “cured”. In fact, homeopathic medication is not just a placebo as it has undergone a process called potenisation in order to effectively target the required ailment.
Just like in online Blackjack, there is strategy behind the creation of homeopathic medication and careful moves are made to ensure that they are formulated to treat a condition effectively.
Myth 2: It takes a lot longer to work than conventional medicine
Homeopathic medication does not work slowly, but it depends on at what stage it is taken. The more severe the ailment or disease, the longer it will take to work as suppression and recovery of the immune system is a process.
The earlier the ailment is treated, the quicker homeopathic remedies will work.
Myth 3: Homeopathic medicine contains heavy metals and steroids
There are no steroids in homeopathic medicine whatsoever, nor are there any heavy metals.
During potenization any heavy metal traces are reduced to zero, and this ensures that the medication is 100% heavy metal free.
Myth 4: Anyone can whip up homeopathic medication
Only professionally trained homeopaths should ever make up medication, and homeopathic pharmacies all have strict standardization processes and checks in place to ensure the quality of their product.
You should never simply buy medication that’s labeled as homeopathic from someone who is not selling it via a reputable channel.
Myth 5: You can’t take conventional and homeopathic medication at the same time
Yes, you can. Approximately 60% of patients who take over the counter or prescription drugs lo make use of homeopathic medication.
You should always disclose to a medical doctor or homeopathic doctor what you are taking, so that they are aware of any potential contraindications, but in most cases it is perfectly safe to mix the two.
Myth 6: Homeopathic medication should only be used for chronic ailments
Incorrect. Unless you have a condition that requires immediate attention and assistance, or there is a medical emergency, you can use homeopathic medication for a chronic ailment.
Myth 7: Homeopathy aggravates a disease in the beginning of treatment
In the case of any chronic disease a treatment plan is determined to ensure the disease is not aggravated when treatment begins.
In certain scenarios homeopathic medication can bring an ailment to the surface if it has previously been suppressed by medication, but this effect, which is termed homeopathic aggravation will disappear during the course of treatment. In this case, it may be feeling worse before feeling much better.
Myth 8: Homeopathy is an alternative to surgery
No. This is definitely not always the case, although it can be in some specific scenarios. However as a rule, surgical conditions require surgery.