“Swap from traditional medicine to homeopathy. You’ll not regret it,” says Alissa, a French native who lives in Dubai and gushes she’s even addicted to homeopathy.
So what’s so special about this treatment?
Homeopathy does not just drive away from the symptoms of the disease but heals from within. Also, patients mostly report an improvement in overall wellbeing, including improvement in sleep, mood, energy, digestion, and disappearance of other unrelated symptoms to the condition for which they seek treatment.
Dr. Neetu Nicholas, a renowned Homeopath in Dubai, says, “It is gentle, easy to take, and are extremely affordable; Homeopathic medicines are useful in all ages and also during pregnancy.”
What is homeopathy
Dr. Neetu says, “Homeopathy is a holistic medicine system that makes the person better both physically and mentally without any harmful effects.”
Turning the history pages, we find Samuel Hahnemann, who founded the homeopathic medicine system more than 200 years ago. This system is based on two theories: “like cures like” and “law of minimum dosage.”
The theory “like cures like” emphasizes that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people. Similarly, the law of minimum dose emphasizes the lower the amount higher is its effectiveness.
Animal, mineral-based, and plant ingredients are usually used to formulate homeopathic medications. It’s pretty interesting to know how this treatment works. The medicines stimulate the body’s immune system and encourage it to heal itself, and homeopathic ingredients effectively trigger this response.
“Homeopathic medicines are highly diluted and helps the body to heal itself. These medicines are prepared by a unique process known as potentization, dynamization, etc., which helps to dilute the medication to remove harmful substances that cause side effects,” she added.
Benefits of homeopathy
There are plenty of benefits of homeopathy. As a matter of fact, people in Dubai increasingly recognize a holistic approach to healthcare.
Homeopathic medications are non-toxic, and they do not create any adverse side effects. Millions of patients worldwide claim that this treatment is effective in acute and chronic conditions offering long-lasting to a permanent cure.
Various research studies have shown that on the whole, three-quarters of chronically ill patients reported that they felt much better or moderately better after taking these medicines.
How homeopathy helps in treating acne and pigmentation
People suffering from severe to moderate acne suffer from low self-esteem, poor body image, and could even feel socially isolated. Moreover, some may even start to feel anxious, angry, frustrated, and depressed about their skin condition.
“There are several reasons that can cause acne, usually when there are hormonal changes during puberty, polycystic ovarian disease, etc. Even stress and anxiety can also contribute to acne. Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating acne as they treat the root cause of the disease. Homeopathy regulates the hormonal changes naturally and provides long-lasting results without any side effects,” said Dr. Nicolas
How homeopathy helps in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
Psoriasis causes crusty, red, flaky patches on skin with silvery scales. These patches usually appear on the knees, scalp, elbows, and lower back but could also appear anywhere on the body. People with psoriasis often suffer from low self-worth, helplessness, and embarrassment.
Take the case of John, a Dubai resident who suffered psoriasis for over 17 years. He had a complete turnaround after taking homeopathy medicines. His skin got cleared within six months, and his quality of life has tremendously improved. He says, “I can sleep at night peacefully without any itching, and I am more confident and secure than before.”
“Skin is the mirror of our internal health. Most of the skin problems are psychosomatic and result from stress. One of the common skin complaints that occur after stress is psoriasis. With its natural remedies, homeopathy treats psoriasis successfully without any side effects, and the results are long-lasting. It treats the root cause of the disease and strengthens the immunity to fight against illness,” added Dr. Nicolas.
Atopic dermatitis causes the skin to become cracked, dry, and itchy. Found commonly in children, it can occur at any age. Some of the symptoms include dry skin and severe itching at night, and red to brownish-grey patches.
Mohammad, another Dubai resident who suffered from atopic dermatitis, says, “Initially, I was reluctant to try homeopathic medication, but I’ve improved a lot after taking homeopathy medicine. Because of skin problems, I got a lot of mood swings. The doctor rightly identified my emotions and gave the right medicines.”
How homeopathy medicine helps in anxiety and depression
Depression makes a person feel sad or upset. This feeling may occur for several days or weeks on end. Some of the physical symptoms include chronic fatigue, feeling sluggish, decreased energy, and difficulty sleeping. Some emotional symptoms include feeling pessimistic, hopeless, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Anxiety or worry can happen to anyone from time to time. Chronic stress could cause irrational thoughts and fears that could affect daily life. Physical symptoms include racing heart, muscle tension, and sleeping difficulties.
Dr. Neetu said, “Homeopathy is very useful in anxiety-related disorders and can be treated permanently. Most of the diseases are psychosomatic. The fundamental principle of homeopathy is that it treats the patient as a whole and as an individual.”
How homeopathy helps in PMS and menopause
Premenstrual syndrome affects a woman’s behavior, physical health, and emotions, usually before her menses. It’s a common condition that affects more than 90 percent of women. Additionally, an increase in the levels of hormones estrogen and progesterone during certain times of the month could result in anxiety, mood swings, and irritability. Homeopathic remedies are highly effective at correcting the underlying hormonal imbalances that lead to PMS syndrome.
“Health means it’s a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. Homeopathy is the only system of medicine which have an integrated approach in understanding the role of the mind in health and disease,” she added.
Menopause signifies the end of the menstrual cycle in a woman’s life. Some of the symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain, irregular periods, and slowed metabolism.
“Homeopathic medicines are effective for mood swings, stress, and hormonal changes during menopause. Homeopathy is the medical system that considers health a complete physical, mental and social wellbeing,” added Dr. Neetu.
How homeopathy medicine treats adenoids
Adenoids are small glands that are on the roof of the mouth. They are part of the immune system protecting the body from viruses and bacteria. Uniquely, they begin to shrink around 5 to 7 years and are almost gone by the teenage years.
Some of the enlarged adenoid symptoms include trouble breathing through the nose, noisy breathing, bad breath, frequent sinus symptoms, and restless sleep.
In conventional medicine, the doctor may recommend surgery. There are some risks involved with adenoidectomy(removal of adenoids). Likewise, it includes failure to find underlying breathing problems, nasal drainage, infections, and permanent vocal quality changes.
A patient of Dr. Neetu says, “My son is a lot better after taking homeopathy. Before that, when we saw a conventional doctor, he wanted to remove his adenoids, but I didn’t want him to have surgery. After doing some research I found homeopathy can be good for treating adenoids or sinus, and we sought homeopathy treatment, and now he’s much better.”
Homeopathy is excellent alternative medicine. Have a word with your doctor before starting any new treatment, and enjoy all the wholesome health benefits homeopathy has to offer.