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Thu 31, Dec 2009

A new vision for good health

A new vision for good health

Many conventional physicians favour the use of homeopathic medicines for certain ailments, or illnesses. They either prescribe them, or refer such patients for homeopathic treatment, and vice versa. They don't have prejudice, or bias, regarding homeopathy, a relatively new science of healing. They believe that homeopathy works, because it works. If it had not, the system would have just perished. It would not have grown, or expanded. Homeopathy today is second only to modern medicine (allopathy) in terms of adherents, or followers, worldwide (500 million, according to WHO).

Homeopathy isn't actually what most people think, or imagine, it to be. It is, in fact, a revolutionary system of ‘energy medicine' — one that also relates to a principle best used in modern medicine. Homeopathy suggests that what can ‘cause' can also treat a given illness. Homeopathy treats constipation, for example, by a medicine capable of causing just that kind of constipation — e.g., Nux Vomica, in individuals who are fond of high living, excessive eating, lazy habits, smoking, alcohol etc., Sleeplessness is, likewise, treated by the same medicine capable of ‘causing' that typical form of sleeplessness — e.g., Coffea Cruda, sleep loss caused by exciting news, may be an unexpected pay hike.

To draw a parallel. Just think of vaccine, X-ray or radium therapies used in modern medicine. Do they not ‘sound' like homeopathy, although it would amount to taking things too far to claim that any of these forms of treatment are examples of homeopathy? Yet, they are all used in treating diseases (e.g., cancer) that they can also ‘cause.' To cull another example: hyperactive children are sometimes treated, not with tranquillisers (modern medicine), but with stimulants (homeopathy). Likewise, many of the cytotoxic (toxic to cells) drugs used in chemotherapy are themselves capable of causing cancer. These parallels are merely suggestive. More than that, they may be effectively used to bridge the yawning ideological gap, or prejudice, that exists between allopathy and homeopathy. Picture this. In an ideal world, these parallels could provide a new window of opportunity, or vision, for the two leading schools of medicine to come and work together — in their own unique ways — for the good of humanity.