Homeopathy is a system of the medication introduced by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 on the principle of ” Like cures like”. The principle states that the symptoms of the disease i.e. Immunity against any particular disease in a healthy person can cure the disease in sickness. Homeopathy gained popularity in the 19th century after the 80% success rate during the cholera epidemic period.
Till now people use homeopathic medicine regularly believing it to be the best type of health care. Like anything else, homeopathy has its own advantages and disadvantages over the other medication systems. The mentionable thing here is that the things those are the strength of homeopathy are also the weaknesses.
Homeopathic medication mainly focuses on stimulating the immune system to make it stronger as it provides the defense against the disease. This is the main plus of the homeopathic medication. And this is also one of the disadvantages of the homeopathic medication. Immune system stimulation can badly affect the health of the sensitive people and can cause the symptoms of flu etc.
Homeopathy involves the huge amount of dilution that makes Homeopathic medication non allergic and non toxic. Natural and non synthetic substances are used in making homeopathic medicines. The disadvantage here is that as it involves very natural substances, correct dose matters a lot and if it is ignored it can cost you a lot. Even the physicians cannot specify dose without taking the complete history of the patient that can be sometimes wrong as well.
The theory of homeopathy says that disease is like a tree with its roots deep down somewhere and without taking out those root diseases cannot be cured. That is why the homeopathy medicines take long time to cure the disease. The disadvantage against this advantage of removing the root cause is that this long term treatment frustrates the patients, as everyone want to get rid of the disease as soon as possible, and they leave the treatment. That can be far more harmful.
Most of the medicines, especially the liquid ones contain alcohol in it. Therefore, it may cause drowsiness, loss of appetite and headache. In addition, regular usage of homeopathic medicine also can also result in various stomach related health problems.
Most the patients taking homeopathic medicine are not able to use it for a prescribed term required to get the best results. Because it requires mixing a given number of drops of liquid in water to be taken every few hours, it becomes hectic to follow over time. This eventually leads to dosage skipping and complete ignorance from the treatment.
Over time, this treatment brings several negative effects in the human body. Loss of hair, health and muscles has been seen in patients who had been using this treatment for several years. According to some leading homeopathic experts, it is a rare phenomenon; still, it exists.