Homeopathy is one of many supporters, but also skeptics. As a gentle form of healing she has little stressful on the body, but also has its limits.
“Choose to heal gently, rapidly, certainly and permanently, in every case of disease, a medicine which a similar disease (homoion pathos) may cause to themselves, to heal as they should!” (Samuel Hahnemann 1755-1843).
Declaration of Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a medical cure, which is founded on the principle of similarity. The name homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homoion (similar) and pathos (suffering) together. Discoverer of this form of medicine in the 18th Century was the doctor, pharmacist and chemist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. The above-mentioned similarity principle can be explained by the observations of Hahnemann, in the different substances cause certain symptoms can be a healthy person. The administration of these agents in patients with similar symptoms often lead to healing.
The training , Homeopathy may be exercised only by physicians
General practitioners and specialists, which in addition to completing their medical training as a training in homeopathy, are entitled to apply independently or in addition to homeopathy solely. This multi-year specialty training (200 hours theory and 150 hours of practice) concludes with the Medical Council Diploma of Homeopathy. Regular medical and homeopathic training courses should be self-evident. Only physicians with this training may describe themselves as legitimate homeopaths and work independently as such.
The homeopathic treatment and its Applications
Homeopathy can be used with other methods as the sole method or in combination. Prerequisite for a homeopathic treatment is that the affected areas of the body can still respond to the stimuli of the administered drug, that is regulated. Decayed, missing or inoperative structures can also restore the homeopathy, but the faulty regulations, take such structures by themselves, are very much influenced homeopathy. The applications of homeopathy are particularly acute and chronic illnesses, allergies, immune deficiency, or psychosomatic complaints. Homeopathy is at any age, applicable from birth to death, and in both sexes.
Expiration of the homeopathic treatment
The treatment begins with a lengthy discussion, which can take longer depending on the problem, the disease duration and age of the patient between half an hour to several hours. Important points to be covered during the call are:
¤ current and past medical conditions and diseases
¤ the psychological state, fears, worries
¤ Family history and biography
¤ the social environment.
During this conversation, the doctor receives the patient’s accurate perception by an individual picture of the patient.
The medical interview is one of the most important points within a professional homeopathic treatment, which also includes the detailed history, physical examination, an accurate diagnostic evaluation of the disease and the clinical follow-up. After these processing steps, the attending physician informed about treatment options and other indicators, limitations, opportunities and course of homeopathic treatment.
The drug discovery in the homeopathic treatment
As part of the similarity relationship between the patient and the drug is drug discovery. This process often takes a long time, since it is not always easy to find the right remedy. After the dose of medicine is an accurate observation and monitoring of any drug reactions in patients.
Benefits of Homeopathy
The benefits of homeopathy are that it provides a gentle form of medicine, a permanent cure, provided that the correct choice of remedy is possible. The metabolism is minimal to no load at all. Other advantages include ease of application form and the fact that the application is possible at any age and in both sexes.
The limits of homeopathy
The limits of the method lies in the nature of the disease, the regulatory capacity of the patient and the knowledge and skill of the physician. In severe or acute life-threatening diseases, cancer, severe infections or diseases in which a vital substance such as insulin must be replaced, a purely homeopathic treatment has its limits. However, they can be combined in any case with conventional medical treatment.
Disadvantages and risks of homeopathy
The mode of action of homeopathy is scientifically still not clarified. This situation has resulted in many pages of skepticism. For the patient might ask yourself, how to find a good homeopath. The cost of homeopathic treatment are borne by the patients themselves, health insurance in Austria do not take them. Determining the correct homeopathic remedy for a particular patient is often a difficult task that demands the homeopath not only a thorough training and experience and ultimately, a little talent.