World Health Organisation says Homeopathy is already the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second largest medical system even as debates are on. Dr Mukesh Batra, Founder and Chairman, Dr BatraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Group of Companies says: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Homeopathy is a wellness system that focuses on the entire individual for healing, not just on a particular illness in isolation. It has drawn universal admiration from unbiased allopathic practitioners and successfully treated millions of patients worldwide.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Dr. Batra advocating homeopathy says: Ã¢â‚¬Å“No one has ever died from taking homeopathy medicine. It has zero side effects, in sharp contrast to conventional Ã¢â‚¬Å“evidence-basedÃ¢â‚¬Â medicine. Iatrogenic or drug-induced disease is an entire category of illness. Allopathic drugs are the third largest killing agents in the US after heart attacks and other illnesses, yet this issue is seldom discussed.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He further quotes that an observational study of 6,544 patients during a six-year period featuring over 23,000 homeopathic consultations was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine a few years ago. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Its results showed that 70.7 per cent of patients reported positive health changes, with 50.7 per cent recording their improvement as Ã¢â‚¬Å“betterÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“much better.Ã¢â‚¬Â Of the 1,270 children that were treated, 80.5 per cent showed some improvement, while 65.8 per cent were Ã¢â‚¬Å“betterÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“much better.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Experience of Care and Health Outcomes [ECHO] in Europe, that corresponds to economic, clinic and humanistic survey results, has demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of homeopathy. A total of 19 publications, using validated scores for quality of life [QoL], evaluated the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in 19,804 patients. Results showed that homeopathy is as efficient as conventional medicine in general practice,Ã¢â‚¬Â Dr. Batra says.
Speaking in favour of Homeopathy, the doctor says that it has proved safe and effective in epidemics too. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy reports that during a major outbreak of meningitis in Brazil in 1974, 18,640 patients were given the homeopathic nosode, Meningococcinum as a preventative. Only four cases of meningitis were reported in this group. On the contrary, 6,340 people, who formed the control group and did not receive any treatment, developed 32 cases. The efficacy of homeopathy was evident,Ã¢â‚¬Â he states.
Dr. Batra points out that Homeopathy has never shied away from being tested or scrutinised. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It, in fact, conducted double-blind, placebo-controlled studies as far back as the early 1800s. Homeopathy also pioneered the concept of multicentre study which eliminates the influence of unexpected variables such as ethnic factors and human error. The first multicentre study of a homeopathic remedy was conducted in 1906. With this backing it is time to accept homeopathyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s scientific underpinnings, precision and evidence-based therapeutic effects,Ã¢â‚¬Â Dr Batra says.