QUESTION: Hello Dr Raj, I have several friends who have used Homeopathy and most of them have confirmed remarkable results, however, some people say that Homeopathic treatment is merely psychological and it is a placebo effect. Can you clarify this? Ms A.
ANSWER: Dear Ms A, Many say that if you believe in Homeopathy it will to work. It is true in many ways, in the sense that any medicine will offer its fullest benefit only if you believe in treatment. This belief will help the patient take the medication regularly and follow strict guidelines to help the body recover. It is like believing your doctor when he says “Do not smoke, it is bad for your health”. You believe it and follow it. However, Homeopathic medicine is not a placebo. Over 500 million people around the world use Homeopathy. Many celebrities such as the royal family, sports people, actors, politicians and renowned scholars around the world have used Homeopathy with great results every time.
Homeopathy works wonders on most patients, relevant to this question specially on children and animals who cannot differentiate between medicine and placebo and cannot be psychologically influenced. Homeopathic remedies and treatments are successfully used by parents for common infant ailments such as recurrent infections, eczema, colic, teething pain and other infections.
Many veterinarians use homeopathic medicines to treat domestic pets such as cats, dogs and birds, as well as barnyard animals like goats, horses and cows. It has record success rate in treating various epidemics over the centuries and where possible, can even avoid surgery. Homeopathic medicine is in fact very safe and side effect free and merely acts on the immune system to enable it to start the recovery process.
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