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Debunking the Myth: Homeopathy's Speed of Healing

Last month, I authored an article that critically countered a newspaper article that had unjustifiably denigrated homeopathy. The article garnered widespread commendation across the state and elicited public outcry against the author of the ill-founded piece and the newspaper that carried it. The steadfast confidence reposed in homeopathy by the populace and the respect it commands from medical practitioners in Karnataka is truly commendable. The encouraging reception of my article has further invigorated the enthusiasm of homeopathic practitioners and authors to conduct research and produce literature on this efficacious scientific system of medicine.


Despite the presence of homeopathic doctors and colleges in our state for several decades, the utilization of this practice is comparatively lower in comparison to other states. There are numerous factors contributing to this phenomenon. Therefore, I have undertaken the task of publishing a monthly article aimed at enhancing awareness regarding Homeopathy among the general public and dispelling any doubts and misunderstandings that may be harbored against it. Through this initiative, I hope to promote the use of Homeopathy in our state and encourage people to consider this scientific system of medicine as a viable option for their healthcare needs.


The lack of popularity of Homeopathy in Karnataka can be attributed to a common belief among the people that this system of medicine is slow in terms of the healing process. This opinion is so widespread that even those who are unfamiliar with Homeopathy and have never undergone its treatment tend to hold this view. The consequence of such a mindset is that many people who have never tried Homeopathy have abandoned it, assuming that it will be a slow process. This misconception has resulted in a negative perception of Homeopathy and needs to be addressed through awareness programs and educational campaigns.


In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the common belief that homeopathy is slow in comparison to other medical systems, the validity of this opinion, and the mechanism of action of homeopathic medicines.



Homeopathy, unlike allopathic medicine, employs pills that do not directly target human organs. Allopathic medicine relies heavily on medication for specific conditions, such as pain, inflammation, or vitamin deficiencies, while homeopathy addresses the vital energy of an individual. This vital force accompanies a person from birth to death, influencing bodily functions such as breathing, heartbeats, metabolism, thinking power, and emotional health. However, there are currently no instruments available to measure this force, despite significant technological advancements.


The Vital Force, a concept central to homeopathy, governs all physiological and psychological processes in the human body. It is responsible for the proper functioning of all bodily systems, as well as regulating mental and emotional faculties. However, this force can be adversely affected by a multitude of factors, ranging from hereditary factors to alterations in one's temperament or thought patterns. In response to such negative influences, diseases can attack the vital force, with a person's individual predisposition determining the specific ailment contracted. Despite the apparent variety in diseases, they can be traced back to a common underlying cause.


After analyzing the patient's symptoms, a homeopathic doctor prescribes pills tailored to the patient's condition with the goal of strengthening the vital force and revitalizing weakened vitality. These tablets stimulate the Vital Force to eliminate the disease from within, promoting self-healing. In fact, homeopathy is the only medicine that promotes self-healing in the entire world.

Having discussed the methods and working process of homeopathic pills, let us delve into the path of disease in the human body. As previously mentioned, diseases that arise from a reduction in human vitality do not immediately manifest symptoms. There are two types of such diseases.


Acute diseases are caused by sudden and accidental events that affect a person. For instance, a person may develop fever and cough after being exposed to heavy rainfall in a dry climate. Similarly, individuals who work in unhygienic environments may contract typhoid or dysentery. Children may become frightened after watching a scary scene, and individuals who experience a traumatic event or lose a loved one may develop shock and grief. Such diseases are characterized by gross, definite, and obvious symptoms. Unlike chronic diseases, which develop over a long period, acute diseases have a sharp impact on the vital force, causing stress to the human body and mind. Homeopathy effectively treats acute diseases by analyzing the patient's symptoms and prescribing pills that can cure the disease within twelve to twenty-four hours. This is in contrast to other medical systems that prescribe pills for seven to ten days. In essence, homeopathy provides efficient and effective treatment for acute diseases.


The second type of diseases is known as chronic diseases, which develop gradually in human beings and do not manifest immediately. These diseases stem from the roots of human life and gradually evolve by putting pressure on the life force and spreading to other organs, ultimately showing symptoms. In many cases, chronic diseases seldom exhibit signs and symptoms before the disease is manifested inside the entire being, and the organ system or plane that the disease targets depends entirely on the predisposition of the person. Allopathy, on the other hand, only focuses on treating the external manifestations of the disease, i.e., symptoms, rather than treating the root cause. As chronic diseases take a long time to develop inside a person before showing their outward manifestations, it takes time for Homeopathy to heal such patients. The process involves igniting the Vital Force and allowing it to heal the person from the root.

Contrary to popular belief, the healing process through Homeopathy does not take years. With careful selection of Homeopathic remedies based on detailed symptom analysis, the healing process begins immediately. Within a few days of taking the prescribed pills, patients feel relief from the stress of the disease, and experience a pleasant sensation indicating the disease is being cured. The duration of treatment can range from a few months to a couple of years, depending on the disease and the patient's individual condition. Some diseases, such as newly developed diabetes, blood pressure and hemorrhoids, can be cured within three to four months, whereas chronic conditions such as thyroid dysfunction, PCOD, and autoimmune disorders require more time. However, when patients have been taking allopathic drugs for a long time, the process of tapering off those drugs and eventually curing the condition can take longer. It is important to note that diseases such as cancer can only be cured in the very early stages, and when it has reached an advanced stage, only palliative care is possible.


Above all, once a disease is cured in homeopathy, the chances of it coming back are very low.


Homeopathy is a complex medical system that requires a comprehensive understanding of a patient's symptoms and disease history. It is essential for the homeopathic doctor to dedicate at least thirty minutes to listen to the patient and gather detailed information about their condition before prescribing any medication. The process of selecting a suitable remedy should be based on individual symptoms, as each person's experience with the disease is unique. It is crucial to prescribe pills with care and caution, and the responsibility of the doctor is to ensure that the medicine is suitable and effective for the patient. Inexperienced doctors may delay the cure of a disease if they prescribe medication negligently, but this is a matter of individual responsibility, and not an issue with the practice of homeopathy as a whole.


There is a common misconception among the public that homeopathy is slow compared to allopathy in treating illnesses. Many people believe that allopathy can quickly treat coughs, colds, fevers, and vomiting with just a couple of injections, whereas homeopathy seems to take longer to reduce symptoms. However, even for minor illnesses like coughs, colds, flu, and vomiting, homeopathic pills can work faster than allopathic injections. It is true that homeopathy may take longer than allopathy to cure major diseases, but this is not an inherent flaw in the homeopathic system. With a broader understanding and open-minded thinking, it becomes clear that homeopathy offers many benefits over allopathy, including fewer harmful side effects. In a future article, I will discuss the potential dangers of unnecessary injections and IV infusions for minor issues.

Prof. George Vithoulkas, a renowned homeopathic physician and scientist, has put forward the 'Levels of Health' theory, which suggests that the fundamental health status of every human being is not uniform. While some individuals are born with good health, others may not have the same level of health from birth and may suffer from various diseases later in life. This theory will be further elucidated in upcoming articles.


Homeopathy has been unfairly criticized as a slow method of treatment without any scientific basis. This opinion has been propagated by misinformation for many years. In reality, homeopathy is a personalized form of medicine that addresses the patient's entire being, offering a rapid, gentle, and long-lasting cure with minimal chances of relapse. If you have any doubts, concerns, or questions, do not hesitate to ask and seek answers. Avoid relying on speculations and opt for homeopathy to receive effective treatment for your health issues.


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