Go natural the homeopathic way
Tired of the adverse effects of some synthetic drugs? Ask nature to resolve your health issues.
The human body is not meant to be Ã¢â‚¬ËœpumpedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ with strong medications. Yet, for many people, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœa pill for every illÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ is the magic mantra. Sadly, the pill, or capsule, you consume may contain harsh chemicals Ã¢â‚¬â€ active pharmaceutical ingredients, binders or colouring agents. They may be harmful to the body. Luckily, many of us now realise that living a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnatural lifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ can go a long way in keeping us healthy.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a popular notion for many of us to think of herbs as being safe. The truth is far from it. Herbal preparations taken without medical supervision carry certain health risks Ã¢â‚¬â€ thanks to alkaloids, or heavy metals, present in them. The spin-off Ã¢â‚¬â€ adverse reactions or toxicity when taken in excess, or for prolonged periods of time.
Homeopathy is a safe medical option. Picture this: homeopathic remedies undergo serial dilutions in their pharmaceutical preparation. During the process, the curative Ã¢â‚¬ËœbioenergiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ of the original drug (substance) get transferred to and are carried by molecules of alcohol, distilled water or sugar. This mechanism is in Ã¢â‚¬ËœsyncÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ with modern bioenergetics, quantum physics and molecular memory. Homeopathic medicines are neutral substances, most of them being derived from nature Ã¢â‚¬â€ the plant kingdom.
Homeopathy had long recognised that diseases were incorrectly called Ã¢â‚¬ËœchronicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã¢â‚¬â€ a result of lifestyle changes or a faulty habit that caused disease-like symptoms. Homeopathy also pioneered the initiative that removing the causative factor cured illness, without the need for strong medication. A case in point: if you develop a headache after night-watching, you need rest and not medication to feel okay. Likewise, a smoker who develops smokerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cough only needs to quit smoking to become healthy again.
The irony is that many people opt for homeopathic treatment as the last resort, when other medical systems donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t provide long-term health benefits and/or cause side effects. This needs to be discouraged, even reversed. Homeopathic medicines, being minuscule (infinitesimal), are absolutely safe; theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re best suited to be your first line of treatment. They also donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lead to drug-induced disorders, allergies and autoimmune diseases. The result: a new, healthy you, with a healthier mind and fitter body.
Article by Dr Mukesh Batra
L.C.E.H., F.H.M.A. (U.K.), F.R.S.H. (Med) P.(Lon), M.D.H. (U.S.A.), F.B.I.H.(U.K.)
Published in Times of India on 10 December 2009