What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a holistic way of healing an individual as a ‘whole’, by treating not only physical but mental and emotional symptoms in their totality, based on the fundamental law of ‘Similia Similibus Qurentur’, meaning ‘Like cures Like’.

How fast Homeopathic remedies can act ?

Homeopathic remedies start working immediately after it is taken. Often,  people suffering from headache  find relief within minutes. It may take a while to get complete cure depending on the condition of the individual. Most individuals with acute conditions like fever and cold find relief in one or two days. In chronic conditions, people start feeling better in few days. As chronic conditions develop over a period of time (asthma, arthritis, diabetes), and the cure should be brought by reversing the pathological changes, it may take longer time in certain cases.In case of arthritis, many people get tremendous relief  within a couple of weeks.

Is it Slow to Act ?

This is a popular but highly mistaken belief amongst the people that Homoeopathy is slow to act. This, of course is a myth. In acute illnesses when the infection is growing at a fast rate, nobody, not even the homoeopath, can afford to wait for slow, passive action. The speed of therapeutic response is of utmost importance. The properly selected remedy with the right potency and dosage works with unbelievable speed.

What are sources of Homeopathic remedies ?

Homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetables, minerals, chemicals, animal products and nosodes.

Why should Homoeopathy be first choice for health care ?

Homoeopathy  should be first choice for health care because it acts quickly without causing any side effects. The homeopathic system which is  proved on human beings is very effective in both acute and chronic conditions. It heals the problem from the root and establishes harmony in health. Besides healing the person, it improves the general resistance and avoids frequent visits to physicians for different problems. Homeopathic pills are sweet and every one  especially kids love to eat. Homeopathic treatment can be started  depending on signs and symptom without waiting for the diagnosing test results there by avoiding the deterioration of health and preventing further complications. Homeopathic remedies offer long lasting health.

Does the disease increases after taking treatment ?

Very occasionally after taking a Homoeopathic medicine the symptoms could become slightly worse. But this is a good sign and It indicates that the medicine selected is enhancing the body’s natural forces to heal itself. There is no cause for alarm as the effect is mild and transient. This may or may not be felt in all cases and should not last for more than 48 hours.

Difference between acute and chronic condition ?

Acute conditions :  Symptoms in acute condition have rapid  onset, severe symptoms, lasts for short duration. e.g. flu, malaria, acute renal infection. Depending on the condition and severity, people find relief in acute conditions  in few hours or few days. Some Acute problems are seasonal, many people get them at the same time of year.
Chronic conditions : Symptoms have slow onset and  long duration. e.g. diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. In chronic conditions, individuals start feeling better within few days after taking suitable homeopathic remedy. Usually chronic conditions have acute episodes (e.g. getting pain once a  week ) in their course. Progress of case during the homeopathic program determined by degree of  relief, frequency and duration of the acute episode. During the homeopathic program, one may experience better degree of relief and increase d gap between episodes. Most of the chronic problems are complicated  with multiple organic involvement and often associate with mental problems like anxiety, depression. Good health is achieved by restoring comfortable mental condition, healthy physiological changes in organs and harmonic connections between them.

Why Homoeopathy is the best for psychosomatic problems ?

The disorders that have a physiological condition but are originated in the emotional state of an individual are termed psychosomatic (Psyche means mind, Soma means body).The psychosomatic conditons are also referred as psycho-physiologic disorders. This term applies to a large number of disorders of organs  innervated by the autonomic nervous system in which emotional factors are  primary contributing factor. The nervous system regulates and coordinates body’s activities and brings proper responses by which the body adjusts to changes of either external environment or internal environment. The autonomic nervous system which controls body functions involuntarily divides in to sympathetic and parasympathetic system. Conditions like anxiety, fear stimulate sympathetic nerve fibers and produces vasoconstriction in the part supplied like  general rise in blood pressure, acceleration of the heart rate, depression of gastrointestinal activity. Some effects of  parasympathetic stimulation are constriction of bronchioles like in asthma, contraction of smooth muscles of alimentary canal (produce griping pain in stomach), slowing of heart rate, and increased secretion by gland like salivary, gastric glands. Repeated episodes of these anxiety conditions produce disorders in those organs. Symptoms can be healed smoothly without side effects by addressing mental anxiety and physical problem together. Homoeopathy remedies  act at the level of mind and body together to eradicate the problem as a whole.
examples of psychosomatic disorders: Migraine, asthma, acidity, peptic ulcer, allergy. Most of the times, some of the following mental conditions are the cause for these problems: such as excessive anxiety, irritability, insecurity, obsessive traits, undue jealousy, suspicion ( paranoid fears ), depression, neurosis etc…
By relieving these emotions, homeopathic remedies bring harmonious state of health. Homoeopathy is for the person as a whole, not for disease.

Is there any solution for allergic conditions ?

Yes.Allergy is an acquired hyper sensitivity to a substance (allergen) that does not normally cause a reaction. It is essentially a disorder of immune system resulting antibody-antigen reaction. But, in some cases there may be a genetic predisposition to acquisition of particular allergy, where we can’t find any antibody.
Allergic conditions include:
Eczema, allergic rhinitis or coryza, hay fever, bronchial asthma
Symptoms like eosinophilia, nasal congestion, tearing, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, itching rash, eruptions
Etiology: pollen, dust, hair, fur, feathers, scabies, wool, chemicals, drugs, insect bites and  specific foods such as eggs, chocolate, milk, wheat, tomatoes, citrus fruits, oat-meal, potatoes.
20th century syndrome:  They develop symptoms like allergic  to every thing in the environment. This is most probably due to acute or chronic emotional stress. The individuals may isolate themselves from environmental materials.
Allergic conditions could be genetic or might have been developed later on due to a specific cause. Homoeopathy improves multiple symptoms of allergic condition with a single remedy.

Do I have to stop allopathic or other treatment with homoeopathic medicine ?

It will not be advisable to immediately stop the allopathic medicines as this may lead to unwarranted withdrawal symptoms as the body is used to taking those medicines.
The sudden-withdrawal effect of these potent drugs can be extremely harmful and it should be done very systematically and step by step. The dosage of allopathic medicine should gradually be decreased, while that of homoeopathic be increased.

Can Homoeopathic medicines be given during pregnancy and to infants?

Homoeopathic medicines are safe to take throughout pregnancy and lactation for ailments relating to this condition. They have no side-effects on the unborn foetus or the newborn child. But always Consult with your Health care provider

Till what time should a Homoeopathic medicine be taken?

Till the time the symptoms are not completely gone it should be continued and thereafter gradually decreased in frequency.

How can it help in surgical conditions ?

Homoeopathy address the cause of the problem. It also reduces the reoccurrence of the problem by  removing the nature to develop that condition like piles, fissures, fistula, appendicitis (except gangrenous), chronic ear discharge, vocal cord nodules, polyp in nose-ear, kidney and gall bladder stones, small size uterine fibroid, ovarian cysts, warts, corns etc.
Problems often reappear as described below:
After surgery they appear in the same place,  e.g. recurrent kidney stones  after repeated surgeries.
After surgery they develop in different location e.g. caries tooth. Infection of another teeth after removal of badly infected teeth in same side or opposite side. This chain may end up the individual with artificial dentures.
Piles are nothing but swollen pyloric veins. The real problem may be pressure on veins from constipation, congested liver or heart problem. Until the root cause is removed, they appear again and again even after they are operated. Homeopathic remedies give strength to muscles and ligaments to hold uterus in proper place save the uterus from removal in case of uterine prolepses.
The pathological changes are nothing but end products of disease. Just removal is not the solution for many conditions. Homoeopathy remedies some time helps to avoid surgery,  they also remove the tendency to develop the problem again.

Does Homoeopathy work for infants and children?

Homeopathic remedies are safe and very effective for children. As Homeopathic remedies strengthen the resistance,  it is very wise to start Homoeopathy as early as possible and let them grow healthily from the beginning. It lessens or removes the need for eye glasses, dentures etc… Homoeopathy is also effective in behavioral problems and temperament seen commonly in children like irritability, obstinacy, temper-tantrums, fears, phobias, thumb-sucking, nail biting, destructiveness, bed-wetting; as well as mentally and physically backward children. Most of the children’s ailments like cold, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, colic, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, chicken pox, mumps  can be addressed very effectively  with homeopathic remedies without any side effects. Homoeopathy removes allergic tendencies in kids to most food items. Single remedy for multiple symptoms in very minimal dose is offered in Homoeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are loved by kids because as the pills are sweet.

In what areas is Homoeopathic treatment more effective?

It is a complete medical science which has remedies for psychological, pathological and physiological disorders – and it also helps end drug- induced disorders. It works on a wide spectrum of illnesses like respiratory diseases, skin diseases, allergies, gastric diseases, etc and the actions of the medicines depends upon the selection and administration.

How does homoeopathic medicine work?

Homoeopathy, as a science of medicine is a stimulation therapy, which supports natural regenerative healing power of an organism, by enhancing body’s ‘Vital Force’ or ‘Auto-regulatory Power’. Meaning, the science of medicine intelligently act in the same way as our system’s defense reactions. They stimulate the natural defences of the body in order to make them more effective and thus, work with the body rather than against it. This is the reason why, in homoeopathy, only infinitesimal doses are needed. It was after years of experimenting that Samuel Hahnemann, founder of the homeopathic method, came to the following conclusion: “In order to bring about prompt, gentle, and lasting improvement, you most often need to use infinitesimal doses.”

Homoeopathy Works on Three Premises:

Any biologically active substance can cause a set of symptoms to appear in a healthy person. These symptopms are “characteristics of the substance” used.
Anyone suffering from a particular disease shows a set of symptoms which is “characteristic of the disease”. These pathological symptoms can be defined as being “changes in the way the person feels or behaves.”
The cure is comfirmed by the objective disappearance of pathological symptomps, may be obtained by taking the substance who experimental symptoms in healthy persons are most similat to the patient’s own symptoms, provided this substance has ben prepared homoeopathically.

What if I need a Homoeopathic Advice?

Public Pharma Pvt Ltd has added another section where we provide free homoeopathic advice to our online users on their fingertips all at their own convenience. One of our leading homoeopathic physician will get back to you after receiving your inquiry. Please be patient with the reply as we receive questions/inquiries from all around the world on daily basis. We thank you for your patience in advance!

Homoeopathy Vs Homeopathy?

Hahnemann, the founder of Homoeopathy was also a linguist and he thoughtfully chose the name of our new system of medicine. The word Homoeopathy, comes from the Greek “homeois” meaning similar or like. The word is united with “pathos”, meaning suffering, and bringing them together means “similar suffering”. In Latin language the word “homo” means “man” and the word “path” is “the way”. So, the word Homoeopathy may contain energies, which correctly represents our science of new medicine.
The word first appeared in Hahnemann’s essay, “Indications of the Homoeopathic Employment in Medicine in Ordinary Practice”. Hahnemann himself was quite sensitive about the spelling and he said in a Note Bene in the second volume of Materia Medica Pura and in Lesser Writings that, “the omission of the dipthong [Å“] makes the root of the word mean not similar”. “Are they all labouring under the same malady or stupidity”? “Should not anyone who ventures to step forward as a critic of the ‘spirit of the homoeopathic doctrine’ have to begin with at least some idea of the meaning of the word Homoeopathy.” So in good spirits of Hahnemann’s ideology and Homoeopathy as a science of medicine, 40 years from now,Public Pharma Pvt Ltd decided to have dipthong in its name respecting the meaning in the name of our science of medicine.

Is Homoeopathy safe?

Homoeopathy is one of the safest methods of treatment available today. Homoeopathy believes in the safe, gentle and permanent restoration of health. Medicines are greatly diluted thus rendering them non-toxic and non-addictive. They are prepared in licensed laboratories following stringent standards of quality.

Can animals be treated with Homoeopathy?

Homoeopathy is also effective in animals like dogs, cats, cattle, etc. There are an increasing number of veterinary doctors in India and abroad practising Homoeopathy.

Does Homoeopathic treatment involve diet restrictions and change in lifestyle?

Research has shown that severe diet restrictions are not required while taking homoeopathic medicines other than those which the disease demands. eg. A low salt diet in hypertensive patients, etc. However for the best affect the person should avoid eating and drinking 10-15 minutes before and after taking the medicine.

Does touching the medicine diminish its effect?

Yes, it may be possible. The dose of the medicine is so minute (4 small pills) that it is best to avoid touching it directly with the hand. Instead the required number of pills must be put in the cap of the container and then put in the mouth.

Is self-treatment allowed in Homoeopathy?

It will be correct to say that self-treatment is allowed for minor ailments. But one needs to have some knowledge of the medicine, potency, dosage, etc. Self-treatment is easy in over-the-counter Homoeopathic medicines where dosage has been specified. If symptoms persist contact a qualified homoeopathic doctor.

What are the other countries where Homoeopathy is popular?

Pakistan,India, SriLanka, Nepal and Bangladesh have a number of qualified homoeopaths and good pharmacies. Besides Homoeopathy is widely used throughout France, Holland, Germany, U.K and parts of USA.


The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any health condition and is not a replacement for treatment by a healthcare provider.