Homeopathic Treatment in Brisbane, Australia.

Homeopathic Treatment in Brisbane, Australia

 

 

 

Please call on (07) 31610813 to book an appointment or If you would like to discuss any aspect of homeopathic care

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Although I prefer to see the patient in person especially for the first visit, I offer a telephone service or Skype for which I charge according to the time needed. .

 

 

Clinic: 789 Logan Road
Holland Park West
Queensland 4121
Australia

 

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What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy, the 2nd largest system of medicine in the world as per the World Health Organization (WHO), being practised in over 80 countries and used by 500 million people worldwide, is gradually commanding the respect that it rightfully deserved. Just over 200 years old, Homeopathy was founded by the great German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796

A Holistic Science

Being a holistic healing science, Homeopathy has always recognised diseases to be having both physical and psychological components. This truth has been accepted by modern medicine only now. Also, the fact that diseases are not caused by the mere presence of disease-causing organisms in the internal or external environment, but rather due to the weakening of the body's defence mechanisms, was propounded by Homeopathy long before even the microscope was invented and consequently followed by the discovery of microbes.

Homeopathy as a preventative:

There has been a paradigm shift in recent years with healthcare and medical professionals focusing on preventive medicine along with therapeutic medicine. The concept of working towards developing an overall sense of well being in individuals is gaining grounds rather than merely keeping people disease free. Since homeopathic remedies boost the natural defence mechanisms of the body, they play a vital role in preventive medicine. Studies have shown that a very large number of diseases are actually due to faulty dietary habits or erratic lifestyles. Simple things such as reverting back to healthy eating, resting adequately, and exercising regularly can really go a long way in restoring health. This again was something that Dr. Hahnemann had reasoned out and mentioned in his book on the philosophy of medicine called Organon, two centuries ago. He termed such diseases as indisposition and pseudochronic diseases

How does it work?

Homeopathy is based on the law of similars, according to which, a substance capable of producing certain symptoms in a healthy individual is capable of treating similar symptoms in a diseased person. Thus, the logic is to evoke a healing response from the body itself rather than trying to suppress the disease manifestation.

There are theories on how exactly homeopathic medicine works. As supported in major clinical trials and in practice, it is believed to be working by stimulating body's own healing mechanisms.

For example, in case of diseases which are caused by infection, it seems to be working by stimulating the production of antibodies, defense blood cells, etc.

In cases of immune diseases, it seems to be working by correcting the immune mechanism.

In case of painful conditions, it works by activating body's anti-pain mechanisms.

Similarly, its action must be on the lines of being antispasmodic, anti-allergic, immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory, hormone stimulatory, anti-carcinogenic, etc.

Large scale studies alone will allow full exploration of Homeopathy.

What can it do?

Homeopathy boasts of tremendous powers as a system of medicine.

Especially in case of chronic, long standing and recurring diseases like allergies, bronchitis, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Trigeminal Neuralgia,  Vitiligo, etc, homeopathy offers results which can change the life of patients.

In the cases of allergic diseases like Asthma, urticaria, and the like, it can enhance body's immune mechanism is such as way that the body no more reacts in abnormal way by producing constricted bronchial tubes, abnormal release of histamine, spasm, inflammation, etc.

Facts about Homeopathy - Global

As part of its global strategy ‘Health for All’ in the 21st Century, WHO (World Health Organization) has supported the integration of conventional and alternative medicines to improve the quality of health care.

Some famous patrons of Homeopathy include Mahatma Gandhi, Tony Blair, Pope Pius X, Paul McCartney, Richard Branson, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Pamela Anderson, The Chili Peppers and Tina Turner to name a few.

According to WHO, Homeopathy is the 2nd largest system of medicine with a growth rate of 20-25% every year. The growing popularity of Homeopathy and its legal acceptance has been seen in 66 countries.

The British Royal Family has been under homeopathic care since 1980. The Queen carries her 'black box' of homeopathic remedies on her travels.
France is the largest Homeopathy market in the world (over 300 million euros) followed by Germany (200 million euros).

Homeopathy is the leading alternative medicine in the US.

Over 40% of British physicians refer patients to homeopaths, and almost 50% of Dutch physicians consider homeopathic remedies to be effective.

Homeopathy has made major advances in regions like the Mediterranean basin, South America, Eastern Europe, and India.

Myths explained about Homeopathy

The science of Homeopathy has been the subject of many debates and discussions - people bombarding the propagators and followers of this science with allegations and accusations of various kinds. But even after all this, Homeopathy has emerged victorious and put a stop to all of these with the help of research-based evidences and successfully treated cases. Here are some of the common myths (about Homeopathy) that have clearly fallen apart:

 

Myth 1: Homeopathic medicines are placeboes

Our answer to this: The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Homeopathy as an accepted system of medicine and the world's second largest system of medicine. There have been many double blind trials conducted where the efficacy of Homeopathic medicines have been proved. Studies have shown the ability of Homeopathic medicines to induce physiological changes in the body temperature. Homeopathy even works on animals in diseases like distemper and fifty percent of veterinary doctors in UK use Homeopathy. It shows effective results in infants even in acute diseases such as abdominal colic. This would not have been possible if homeopathic remedies were placeboes.

Myth 2: Homeopathic medicines are slow to act and cannot be used in acute cases

Our answer to this: Most people take recourse in Homeopathy for chronic problems such as arthritis, allergic asthma or skin conditions, etc., which take a longer time to be treated with any other system of medicine too. However, in acute ailments like fever, diarrhoea, acute cold, cough, etc., homeopathic remedies act as fast as conventional medicines, sometimes even faster.

Myth 3: All homeopathic medicines are the same

Our answer to this: Although all homeopathic medicines look alike, essentially they are not the same. The basic ingredients of homeopathic medicines come from 3000 different sources that are mainly derived from plants and minerals. Their active principles are extracted into various solvents. For better palatability, the liquid homeopathic medicine is poured into small globules, which are highly porous and therefore absorptive. Although they may look alike, every homeopathic remedy is different from another.

Myth 4: Homeopathy cannot help surgical cases at all

Our answer to this: A number of surgical conditions can be treated effectively with Homeopathy, for e.g. recurrent tonsillitis, piles, fissures, fistula, chronic ear discharge, vocal cord nodules, kidney and gall bladder stones, small-sized uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, warts and corns. However, every medical science has its set of advantages and limitations. Thus, in certain cases where the disease has reached an advanced stage or in emergency cases, surgery is essential and cannot be avoided. In fact, many surgeons and dentists use Homeopathy pre and post operatively. A homeopathic remedy Calendula is recommended as an external application by many surgeons to facilitate better surgical wound healing without leaving behind ugly scars.

Myth 5: There are too many dietary restrictions to be followed during homeopathic treatment

Our answer to this: The only medical restrictions that a homeopath may impose depend upon the disease that the patient suffers from; for example, diabetics should avoid sweets and a high carbohydrate diet. Since homeopathic medicines act through nerve endings, traditional homeopaths do not prefer the use or consumption of any substance with strong odors like toothpaste, garlic, onions, etc., as this could affect the action of homeopathic medicines. Modern homeopaths recommend having the medicines after rinsing the mouth half an hour before and after meals and also advocate placing the medicine below the tongue for best results.

 

Latest research work in Homeopathy

The inability to explain how homeopathic medicines work, has evoked skepticism from quite a few people in the past. However, Homeopathy is now being explained on the basis of quantum physics, bioenergetics and molecular memory. Another allegation was that homeopathic medicines with a strength above 12C acted as placebos since not even a single molecule of the original medicinal substance remained in the dilution. Now, the use of Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), a technological breakthrough, has made it possible to actually tell the amount of the medicinal substance present in homeopathic remedies and to differentiate between them in various dilutions.

With clinical trials in Homeopathy also being conducted all over the world, more and more people are opting for Homeopathy as their first line of treatment. A clinical trial conducted in Athens showed that the number of patients that achieved glycaemic control under the combination of a hypoglycaemic drug along with homeopathic treatment was nearly double (97%) that of patients on the hypoglycaemic drug alone (47%). In a double-blind controlled study conducted in Britain in 1980, 82% rheumatoid arthritis patients treated by Homeopathy improved significantly. Another trial to assess the efficacy of homeopathic treatment in depression had 58% major depressive or phobic patients responding favorably to individualistically-prescribed homeopathic remedies. Patients on Homeopathy showed an average decrease of 7.2 kg and 2.3 BMI as compared to those on placebo who had a decrease of 4.7 kg and 1.5 BMI in a randomized double-blind trial conducted on obese patients in Germany in 1994. Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic preparation (of the liver and heart of a Barbary duck), was used successfully in France during the 1987 flu epidemic caused by an H1N1 virus.

These are just few of the incidences that have clearly demonstrated the efficacy of Homeopathy clinically and shown that it does work.

 

 

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