WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES?
Homeopathic medicines are usually prepared from six sources.
- Vegetable sources
- Mineral sources
- Animal sources
To know more, please read the article under the heading Homeopathy.
IS THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FOR HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES?
Yes, there are side effects for homeopathic medicines. But it cannot be compared to the side effects as produced by medicines of other branches of medicines. In homeopathy if the medicine prescribed is wrong and if the potency selected is not appropriate for the case, then there will be some discomfort for the patient. And this discomfort depends on the cases in treatment.
WHAT ABOUT DIET RESTRICTION WHILE TAKING HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE?
Yes, some kind of diet restriction is necessary while taking homeopathic medicines. And what kind food should be avoided and what all foods can have, depends upon the type of case and also up to the attending physician.
WILL THE DISEASE BECOME AGGRAVATE WHILE TAKING HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES?
Yes, there will be an aggravation of the symptoms while taking homeopathic medicines. There are two types of aggravation in homeopathy- disease aggravation and medicinal aggravation. In disease aggravation all the signs and symptoms will aggravate and also mentally the patient feels not well. But in homeopathic aggravation, there is a slight worsening of the present symptoms, but the patient will mentally and physically well. For further information, please read the articles under homeopathy.
HOW LONG THE TREATMENT SHOULD CONTINUE?
The duration of treatment depends on the chronicity of the complaints. If it is an acute case when the signs and symptoms subside to treatment can be stopped. But if it is a chronic case, the treatment may take months or years for the complete cure.